Halloween drinks: non alcoholic edition

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing part two of my series of Halloween posts and it’s all about non alcoholic Halloween drinks. If you’re having a Halloween party or just want a cool drink for Halloween night these drinks are really fun and great for kids and those who don’t feel like having a cocktail.

The first drink is Polyjuice Potion Punch. I’m a Harry Potter fan and I think this is a really creative way to incorporate it into your Halloween fun.

What You Need:

  • A 1/2 gallon of Lime Sherbet
  • 2 liters of Sprite
  • A few drops of neon green food coloring

What You Do:

  • In a large punch bowl use a spoon or ice cream scoop and scoop the lime sherbet into the middle.
  • Then slowly pour in the 2 liters of Sprite, make sure to do this slowly as it will fizz and potentially run over.
  • And finally add the neon green food coloring, a few drops should do it, until it really pops.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next we have Fanta Jack O’ Lantern Floats, these are super easy and so much fun. This recipe makes eight drinks.

What You Need:

  • 2 liters of Fanta Orange soda
  • 1 container of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Clear plastic cups, decorated like jack o’ lanterns, this is optional and if you don’t want to go through the process of decorating cups I know they have plastic cups that already look like jack o’ lanterns
  • Orange or Halloween themed straws

What You Do:

  • Take one of the plastic cups and in the bottom pour a little bit of the Fanta.
  • Then to that add a scoop of the vanilla ice cream and pour more Fanta on top until it’s bubbly and float like.
  • Continue this process until you’ve made the desired amount of floats.
  • Add a straw, serve and enjoy!

The second to last drink we have is Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch. Hocus Pocus is a classic and my favorite Halloween movie, so I had to include this one. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 8 ounces of V8 Peach Mango
  • 6 ounces of Izze Peach
  • 1 scoop of Mango Sorbet
  • Halloween straws

What You Do:

  • In a glass, whatever you prefer, pour in the V8 Peach Mango then pour in the Izze Peach.
  • Top that off with the mango sorbet.
  • Add a Halloween straw, serve and enjoy!

And the last drink we have is Magic Potion Punch. This one I’ve made before and it’s honestly really fun and you get to be a bit of a scientist. This can be made in a large punch bowl, but this recipe is by cup.

What You Need:

  • 1/8 of a cup of Lemonade
  • 1/8 of a cup of Grape Juice
  • 3/4 of a cup of Lemon Lime Soda, I use Sprite
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered Grape JELL-O

What You Do:

  • In an 8 ounce cup add the lemonade and the grape juice. Then add in the Sprite and stir to combine.
  • To that add the powdered JELL-O and what will happen is it will start to bubble and fizz making it look like a magic potion. If it doesn’t fizz right away add a little bit more Sprite or whatever soda you’re using. It will make it fizz.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and if you guys have any other drink suggestions let me know! 🙂

-K

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Racing in North Carolina

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NHRA Carolina Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.70) vs #16 Audrey Worm (4.05), #2 Steve Torrence (3.70) vs #15 Chris Karamesines (3.99), #3 Clay Millican (3.71) vs #14 Kyle Wurtzel (3.90), #4 Mike Salinas (3.72) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.85), #5 Doug Kalitta (3.72) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.78), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.73) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.78), #7 Leah Pritchett (3.75) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.77) and #8 Dom Lagana (3.76) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (3.71) and Dom Lagana (3.71), Mike Salinas (3.72) and Doug Kalitta (3.71), Steve Torrence (3.95) and Leah Pritchett (3.70) and Clay Millican (4.40) and Tony Schumacher (3.69). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.70) vs Mike Salinas (3.72) and Steve Torrence (3.71) vs Tony Schumacher (3.71). The finals featured Brittany Force (3.70) and the Monster Energy/Advanced Auto Parts team and Steve Torrence (3.72) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.70). This is Steve’s ninth win of the season and so far in Countdown races he’s 4 for 4.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) vs #16 Dave Richards (4.24), #2 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #15 Dale Creasy (4.18), #3 Tim Wilkerson (3.87) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.03), #4 JR Todd (3.89) vs #13 Jonnie Lindberg (3.95), #5 Cruz Pedregon (3.90) vs #12 Courtney Force (3.94), #6 Matt Hagan (3.90) vs #11 Shawn Langdon (3.93), #7 Robert Hight (3.91) vs #10 Jack Beckman (3.92) and #8 John Force (3.91) vs #9 Bob Tasca (3.92). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Dave Richards (4.28) and John Force (3.97), JR Todd (3.87) and Cruz Pedregon (4.01), Ron Capps (3.92) and Robert Hight (3.87) and Tim Wilkerson (3.91) and Matt Hagan (3.89). The semifinals were John Force (3.94) vs JR Todd (3.91) and Ron Capps (3.88) vs Tim Wilkerson (3.91). The finals featured JR Todd (3.89) and the DHL team and Ron Capps (3.90) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (3.89). This is Ron’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where with 14 cars, the ladder looked like this; #1 Drew Skillman (6.50) vs #14 Shane Tucker (6.73), #2 Erica Enders (6.51) vs #13 Wally Stroupe (6.70), #3 Tanner Gray (6.51) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.60), #4 Jeg Coughlin (6.52) vs #11 Fernando Cuadra (6.56), #5 Jason Line (6.52) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.55), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.52) vs #9 Deric Kramer (6.55) and #7 Greg Anderson (6.53) vs #8 Vincent Nobile (6.54). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Drew Skillman (6.52), Jeg Coughlin (6.49) and Jason Line (6.50), Erica Enders (6.49) and Vincent Nobile (6.52) and Tanner Gray (6.53) vs Alex Laughlin (6.50). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (15.96) vs Jason Line (6.51) and Erica Enders (6.52) vs Tanner Gray (6.56). The finals featured Jason Line (6.52) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Tanner Gray (6.52) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Jason Line (6.53). This is Jason’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.80) vs #16 Jim Underdahl (6.90), #2 Chip Ellis (6.80) vs #15 Joey Gladstone (6.90), #3 Jerry Savoie (6.81) vs #14 Steve Johnson (6.89), #4 Matt Smith (6.83) vs #13 Karen Stoffer (6.88), #5 Hector Arana Jr (6.83) vs #12 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87), #6 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.87), #7 Angie Smith (6.85) vs #10 Ryan Oehler (6.87) and #8 Angelle Sampey (6.85) vs #9 LE Tonglet (6.85). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.84) and Angelle Sampey (6.80), Matt Smith (6.86) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.87), Chip Ellis (6.77) and Angie Smith (6.90) and Jerry Savoie (6.88) and Andrew Hines (6.81). The semifinals were Angelle Sampey (6.83) vs Matt Smith (6.88) and Chip Ellis (6.83) vs Jerry Savoie (6.84). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.86) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and Chip Ellis (6.85) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.83). This is Matt’s third win of the season.

The next race will be the second to last race of the season, the NHRA Toyota Nationals October 25-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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Halloween cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing the first in a series of Halloween posts and it’s all about Halloween cocktails. Whether you’re having a party or you just want something fun to drink while handing out candy, these cocktails are perfect.

The first cocktail is Blood Orange Sangria and this recipe serves four to six.

What You Need:

  • 6 blood oranges
  • 2 750 ML bottles of Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup of Club Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Brandy
  • 12 ounces of strawberries sliced
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup of sugar to rim the glasses

What You Do:

  • Take one blood orange and zest it, then in a small bowl combine the sugar and the orange zest. Rub it together with your fingers until the orange zest is fragrant.
  • Then take four of the blood oranges and juice them, discarding any seeds. And cut the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
  • In a large pitcher pour in the blood orange juice, wine, brandy, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries and blood oranges and stir until well combined.
  • Take the orange zest sugar and place it on a plate. Get your glasses and run an orange, lemon or lime around the rim of each glass and dunk them in the sugar, making sure you coat them well.
  • Fill each of the glasses with a couple of ice cubes, pour the sangria and added some fruit from the pitcher to top it off.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • This can be made overnight or ahead of time because it definitely gets better the longer the flavors can combine.

The second cocktail we have is Pumpkin Pie Shots. This recipe is super easy and makes four shots.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Caramel Vodka
  • 2 ounces of Pumpkin Spice liquor
  • 2 ounces of Rumchata
  • Sugar to rim the glasses, but this is optional

What You Do:

  • Pour the Caramel Vodka, Pumpkin Spice liquor and Rumchata in a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
  • If you want to rim the glasses, dip them in corn syrup then dunk in a shallow dish with colored sugar.
  • Pour evenly into the four glasses serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is a Ghost-tini, this is on the sweet/rich side. And this recipe makes three to four cocktails.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 packet of Sweet’N Low
  • 4 ounces of Whipped Cream Vodka. You can also use Vanilla or White Chocolate if you prefer them
  • 4 ounces of Rumchata
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 6 Lindor White Chocolate Truffles
  • Candy eyes and lollipop sticks

What You Do:

  • Roughly chop the White Chocolate Truffles and add them to a small saucepan with the heavy cream and the Sweet ‘N Low. Stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted, smooth and everything is well combined. Remove it from the heat and set aside.
  • Once the white chocolate mixture has cooled, put it in the blender and add the vodka, Rumchata and ice. Blend that until the ice is completely broken up and it’s all well combined.
  • Take the lollipop sticks and carefully put it through candy eyes, making sure they’re in the middle of the stick.
  • Pour the martini into the glasses and top with the candy eyes on a stick.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Purple Potion and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Vodka
  • 2 ounces of Coconut Juice
  • 5 ounces of Pomegranate Italian Soda
  • 5 ounces of Pineapple Juice
  • Purple food coloring, this is optional
  • Dry Ice

What You Do:

  • In a tall glass combine the vodka, coconut juice, pomegranate Italian soda and pineapple juice.
  • If the purple color isn’t exactly where you want it, add a drop of the food coloring.
  • To make it really potion like, add one small cube of dry ice and make sure you use tongs. Don’t drink until the dry ice has dissipated and be sure to make guests aware of this as well.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram and if you have any drink suggestions of your own let me know.

Until next time, have fun at your parties and enjoy your drinks :).

-K

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Racing in Texas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Dallas, Texas for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, the third race in the Countdown and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.72) vs #16 Richie Crampton (3.94), #2 Steve Torrence (3.74) vs #15 Bill Litton (3.90), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #14 Shawn Reed (3.88), #4 Terry McMillen (3.77), #5 Brittany Force (3.78) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.82), #6 Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs #11 Antron Brown (3.81), #7 Blake Alexander (3.79) vs #10 Billy Torrence (3.80) and #8 Kebin Kinsley (3.80) vs #9 Leah Pritchett (3.80). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.74) and Leah Pritchett (3.83), Terry McMillen (3.80) and Brittany Force (3.76), Steve Torrence (3.76) and Blake Alexander (3.75) and Tony Schumacher (3.74) and Antron Brown (3.77). The semifinals were Clay Millican (3.78) vs Terry McMillen (3.81) and Steve Torrence (3.80) vs Tony Schumacher (3.81). The finals featured Terry McMillen (3.81) and the Amalie Motor Oil team and Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.78). This is Steve’s eighth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.91) vs #16 Terry Haddock (5.14), #2 Bob Tasca (3.95) vs #15 Matt Hagan (4.16), #3 Tim Wilkerson (3.95) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.14), #4 JR Todd (3.96) vs #13 John Hale (4.10), #5 Jack Beckman (3.96) vs #12 Courtney Force (4.07), #6 Robert Hight (3.97) vs #11 Jim Campbell (4.05), #7 Ron Capps (3.98) vs #10 John Force (4.04) and #8 Cruz Pedregon (4.99) vs #9 Shawn Langdon (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tommy Johnson Jr (3.98) and Cruz Pedregon (4.01), JR Todd (3.98) and Jack Beckman (3.96), Bob Tasca (3.99) and John Force (3.98) and Tim Wilkerson (4.00) and Robert Hight (3.94). The semifinals were Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) vs JR Todd (3.99) and Bob Tasca (4.02) vs Robert Hight (3.95). The finals featured JR Todd (3.95) and the DHL team and Robert Hight (3.96) and the AAA team. With the winner being Rober Hight (3.95). This is Robert’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.59) vs #16 Val Smeland (6.74), #2 Greg Anderson (6.60) vs #15 Alan Prusiensky (6.66), #3 Jason Line (6.60) vs #14 Kenny Delco (6.65), #4 Vincent Nobile (6.60) vs #13 Fernando Cuadra (6.64), #5 Erica Enders (6.61) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.60), #6 Alex Laughlin (6.61) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.62), #7 Tanner Gray (6.61) vs #10 Deric Kramer (6.62) and #8 Drew Skillman (6.61) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.61). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.62) and Drew Skillman (6.61), Vincent Nobile (6.60) and Erica Enders (6.60), Greg Anderson (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.62) and Kenny Delco (6.64) and Matt Hartford (6.63). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.61) vs Vincent Nobile (6.63). And Tanner Gray (6.63) vs Matt Hartford (6.63). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.61) and the JEGS team and Tanner Gray (9.69) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.62). This is Tanner’s seventh with of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec (6.87) vs #16 Anthony Vanetti (7.16), #2 Matt Smith (6.87) vs #15 Karen Stoffer (7.01), #3 Hector Arana Jr (6.88) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (6.98), #4 Angelle Sampey (6.90) vs #13 Scotty Pollacheck (6.95), #5 LE Tonglet (6.91) vs #12 Andrew Hines (6.95), #6 Steve Johnson (6.92) vs #11 Hector Arana (6.94), #7 Jerry Savoie (6.93) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.94) and #8 Angie Smith (6.93) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Eddie Krawiec (6.89) and Angie Smith (6.93), Angelle Sampey (6.91) and LE Tonglet (6.89), Karen Stoffer (7.04) and Jerry Savoie (6.94) and Kelly Clontz (7.19) and Steve Johnson (6.97). The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.91) vs LE Tonglet (6.90) and Jerry Savoie (7.01) vs Steve Johnson (6.94). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.88) and the Nitro Fish team and Jerry Savoie (6.92) and the White Alligator Racing team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.89). This is LE’s fourth win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Carolina Nationals October 12-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Race number four in the Countdown.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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September favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy October! I’m a couple of days late, but today I’m going to be doing my September favorites. I have a pretty good mix of things to talk about, so let’s get into it.

First up we have beauty, I have a couple favorites from my September Sephora Play Box and I will link that below if you haven’t read it. First up we have the Sephora LashCraft Big Volume Mascara in Black. I really like this mascara, it goes on smooth, doesn’t clump and makes my lashes look really full. I would definitely say to check this out if you’re looking for a new mascara.

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Next we have the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. This has coconut water and other energizing and replenishing ingredients and it holds up to it’s name. Just a little bit gives you a bright and dewy face and a great canvas for your makeup or to just go about your day.

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My last beauty favorite is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in (Earth)Quake. This is a dark chocolatey brown eyeliner, which I love because it not only will go with a ton of different looks but I have green eyes and browns really make them pop. The first time I wore this was a day when I was doing dirty work because I wanted to see how it would stand up and I was impressed. It’s long lasting and it doesn’t smudge. It definitely rates high with me.

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My next favorite is a food favorite and it’s Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes. If you don’t know what these are, they’re crème filled rolled wafers. I was in the grocery store, saw these and had to get them. I hadn’t had these in at least ten years and I always remember eating them around this time of year with hot chocolate, so I thought why not. And I honestly wanted to see if they were as good as I thought. I bought the French Vanilla and they were so good.

Moving on, I have a TV show favorite and it’s the X Factor UK. Out of all the singing competition shows this one is definitely my favorite. This season they have a new crop of judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Ayda Williams and Robbie Williams and I’m loving it. Sometimes when a show brings on new people it doesn’t really flow or it takes a while but I think this really works and it was a good choice. If any of you are watching let me know what you think and who you’re loving. There’s a lot of talent this season.

And lastly I have some music favorites. The first is Paul McCartney’s newest album Egypt Station. I talked about this before it came out because I was loving the singles and it did not disappoint. Top to bottom it’s a fantastic album and I can’t choose just one song that’s my favorite.

My second music favorite is Take That Odyssey. Take That is celebrating their 30th anniversary and to celebrate they are going on tour and releasing a new album titled Odyssey . It has some of classic and fan favorite songs, some that have been revamped and a couple new ones. So far they have released the Odyssey version of Pray, which is one of my favorite Take That songs, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Gary Barlow’s vocals are just incredible.

And my last music favorite is Peaches and Diesel by Eric Clapton. This song is from the Slowhand album, which is for sure one of my favorite EC albums. When I heard it it made me stop what I was doing and really listen, you know those songs that just have that effect on you, and I love every minute of it. I would one million percent say to go and listen to it and everything else that I mentioned. They’re all on YouTube and iTunes.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same September favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you all had a great September :).

-K

September Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/september-sephora-play-unboxing/

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September Sephora Play unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to going through my September Sephora Play Box. I received it on Friday and thought that today would be a great day to share it with you guys. The theme this month is Next Gen Beauty, which means the bags are filled with innovative products. I think it’s a really cool theme. The bag for this month is one that I find to be very unique and I like it a lot. This bag is a reusable plastic bag that you snap to close, it’s like a Ziploc. The front is red and see through with various different designs on it and ‘Play!’ written in the middle. The back is white and it says *Opens bag* *Pours out samples* *High fives self* in red.

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The first product we have is the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. This is a water based jelly that is supposed to help to lock in moisture, protect you skin from pollutants and leave you with smooth and hydrated skin. I’ve never used a jelly like this before, so I’m interested to see what it’s going to do.

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Next we have the Olehenriksen Truth Serum. This is a Vitamin C serum with orange and green tea extracts along with aloe juice. You put this on before your moisturizer and it’s supposed to hydrate and brighten you skin. I do like using serums, so I’m excited to try this one and the orange smell reminds me of these vitamin c tablets my parents bought when I was a kid so it’s completely nostalgic.

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The third product we have is the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t always use primer, but I received a sample of this before with a Too Faced order, so I tried it and I really like it. It has coconut water and other things that help with replenishing and energizing your skin and it really does give you an energized and refreshed face. I would definitely recommend it.

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Next we have the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in (Earth)Quake. I’ve already worn this and I really like it. It’s a dark chocolatey brown, which will go great with any look and it’s long lasting which I always appreciate. They have other shades as well and I’m definitely going to look into those.

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Second to last we have the Sephora LashCraft Big Volume Mascara in Black. I’ve also already worn this, you guys know how much I like trying different mascaras and this one I quite like. My lashes looked big and full and it really didn’t clump. Overall a really good mascara.

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And the last product we have, this month’s bonus, is the Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. Besides moisturizing this is supposed to sooth and hydrate your skin for 26 hours. I use other Belif products, they make my favorite eye cream, so I’m excited to try this.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your September Play Boxes let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

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Racing in St. Louis

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to St. Louis, Missouri for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and what a crazy race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.67) vs #16 Bill Litton (3.92), #2 Clay Millican (3.69) vs #15 Shawn Reed (3.81), #3 Billy Torrence (3.71) vs #14 Pat Dakin (3.79), #4 Blake Alexander (3.71) vs #13 Terry McMillen (3.79), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.71) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.77), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.73) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.77), #7 Antron Brown (3.75) vs #10 Doug Kalitta (3.76) and #8 Brittany Force (3.75) vs #9 Mike Salinas (3.76). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Steve Torrence (3.75) and Mike Salinas (3.75), Blake Alexander (3.73) and Leah Pritchett (5.56), Clay Millican (3.75) and Antron Brown (3.72) and Pat Dakin (3.81) and Tony Schumacher (4.06). The semifinals were Steve Torrence (3.77) vs Leah Pritchett (3.80) and Clay Millican (3.80) vs Pat Dakin (3.94). The finals featured Steve Torrence (3.77) and the Capco team and Clay Millican (3.85) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.77). This is Steve’s seventh win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.84) vs #16 Dale Creasy (4.06), #2 Ron Capps (3.87) vs #15 Cruz Pedregon (4.01), #3 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.01), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89) vs #13 Del Worsham (4.00), #5 Bob Tasca (3.91) vs #12 Jonnie Lindberg (3.99), #6 Tim Wilkerson (3.92) vs #11 Matt Hagan (3.96), #7 JR Todd (3.92) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (3.94) and #8 Jack Beckman (3.92) vs #9 John Force (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.93) and John Force (4.02), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.92) and Bob Tasca (3.99), Cruz Pedregon (3.99) and JR Todd (3.95) and Courtney Force (3.93) and Tim Wilkerson (4.34). The semifinals were Robert Hight (4.01) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) and JR Todd (4.06) vs Tim Wilkerson (4.00). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.94) and the AAA team and Tim Wilkerson (5.18) and the Levi, Ray and Shoup team. With the winner being Robert Hight (4.03), but it did come at a price. Robert had a massive explosion that resulted in him hitting the wall, so best wishes to him. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on the NHRA’s YouTube channel. And this is Robert’s third win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.49) vs #16 Mark Hogan (6.76), #2 Erica Enders (6.50) vs #15 Charlie Westcott (6.73), #3 Jason Line (6.51) vs #14 Val Smeland (6.62), #4 Bo Butner (6.51) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (6.58), #5 Drew Skillman (6.51) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.56), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.51) vs #11 Fernando Cuadra (6.54), #7 Tanner Gray (6.52) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.53) and #8 Greg Anderson (6.52) vs #9 Deric Kramer (6.52). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) and Greg Anderson (6.57), Bo Butner (6.54) and Drew Skillman (6.54), Erica Enders (6.55) and Tanner Gray (6.54) and Jason Line (6.53) and Vincent Nobile (6.54). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs Drew Skillman (6.55) and Tanner Gray (6.56) vs Vincent Nobile (6.58). The finals featured Drew Skillman (6.58) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team and Tanner Gray (6.57) and the Gray Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.56). This is Tanner’s sixth win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle,  where the ladder looked like this; #1 Chip Ellis vs #16 Mark Paquette (6.93), #2 Andrew Hines (6.78) vs #15 Ryan Oehler (6.93), #3 LE Tonglet (6.81) vs #14 Jim Underdahl (6.92), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.82) vs #13 Joey Gladstone (6.89), #5 Matt Smith (6.82) vs #12 Scotty Pollacheck (6.89), #6 Steve Johnson (6.83) vs #11 Angie Smith (6.87), #7 Hector Arana (6.86) vs #10 Jerry Savoie (6.87) and #8 Hector Arana Jr (6.86) vs #9 Angelle Sampey (6.87). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Chip Ellis (6.88) and Angelle Sampey (6.92), Joey Gladstone (6.89) and Matt Smith (6.88), Andrew Hines (6.88) and Jerry Savoie (7.13) and LE Tonglet (6.83) and Angie Smith (6.87). The semifinals were Chip Ellis (6.86) vs Matt Smith (6.86) and Jerry Savoie (6.89) vs LE Tonglet (6.86). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.87) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and LE Tonglet (6.89) and the Nitro Fish team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.87). This is Matt’s second win of the season.

The next race, number three in the Countdown, will be the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals October 4-7 in Dallas, Texas.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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