NICK & ANGIE COPELAND & FAMILY ATTENDED THE NHRA DIVISION 4 POINTS RACE AT THE ENNIS,TEXAS FACILITY THIS APRIL. THEIR SON,JAMES COPELAND DRIVES THE NEW TAD.
THIS WEEKEND WAS THE FIRST OUTING USING ONE OF OUR BAE STYLE BLOWN ALCOHOL ENGINES.
ON THEIR FIRST RUN OF THE SEASON, JAMES RECORDED A 5.80 et @ 246 MPH.
QUALIFYING RUN #2 NETTED A VERY FAST 5.67 et @ 256MPH.
THEIR THIRD & FINAL QUALIFING ATTEMPT RESULTED IN A VERY STRONG 5.58 et AT A WHOPPING 257.6 MPH!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COPELAND FAMILY & TEAM!
FIRST ROUND OF ELEMINATIONS ON SUNDAY ENDED WHEN THE CLUTCH PEDAL HUNG IN THE DOWN POSITION AFTER THE BURN OUT & THE ENGINE WAS FINALLY SHUT OFF.
IN SPITE OF THIS FIRST ROUND LOSS, THE COPELANDS HAD AN EXCELLENT DEBUT!



FLASH!!! JAMES COPELAND WINS BATON ROUGE NHRA - LUCAS OIL SERIES RACE IN ONLY HIS SECOND OUTING!!!!!


JAMES "NICKS" FIELD TO WIN NHRA, LUCAS OIL POINTS SERIES RACE IN HOUSTON, 2 WINS IN A ROW!!








OCTOBER 2002
NICK EARNS RIGHT TO REPRESENT DIVISION 4 IN THE JEGS ALLSTAR EVENT TO BE CONTESTED IN CHICAGO.





NICK WINS FIRST ROUND OF THE JEGS ALLSTAR EVENT WITH A CAREER BEST RUN OF 5.56 SECONDS & GOES INTO THE SEMI FINALS WHERE BRAKE PROBLEMS PREVENTED HIM FROM PROPERLY STAGING THE CAR, RESULTING IN A SEMI FINAL FINISH. EXCELLENT SHOWING, AS THE DIVISION 4 TEAM WINS THE TEAM EVENT!




DALLAS NATIONAL EVENT, ANGIE COPELAND WINS THE BEST APPEARING CREW WITH HER UNIFORM DESIGNS!!






THE COPELAND FAMILY IS INVITED TO THE NHRA WORLD FINALS IN POMONA CALIFORNIA.

NICK RUNS A THEN CAREER BEST 5.50 et. 260.13 MPH IN THURSDAYS ONLY QUALIFYING SESSION TO QUALIFY FOR SUNDAYS RAIN DELAYED RACE. DURING ELEMINATIONS, NICK DEFEATS HIRATA'S A/FD & CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION AUTHOR GALLANT'S A/FD, RECORDING A SEASON BEST 5.47 ET, 259 MPH! THE COPELANDS PROCEED TO THE SEMI-FINALS, NO OTHER BLOWN CAR GOES ANY FURTHER!

NICK ENDS THE SEASON #3 IN NHRA DIVISION 4 POINTS.

THE COPELANDS HAVE RUN THE ENTIRE YEAR WITH 1 ENGINE & NO BROKEN PARTS.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC END TO A BRILLENT ROOCKIE YEAR!!!



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