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NHRA team’s hauler robbed in Tenn.

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to CompetitionPlus.com, NHRA Rookie of the Year candidate Audrey Worm had items stolen from her racing hauler. She is going to attempt to qualify for the NHRA Southern Nationals in Georgia despite the missing parts.

Gary Leverich Racing, which co-owns the parts with Audrey Worm Racing, believes she had parts stolen between Monday, April 30th and Thursday, May 3. The incident happened when the hauler was parked in Heiskell, Tenn.

Graphic of Audrey Worm Racing's Top Fuel Dragster (Photo by Audrey Worm Racing)

Graphic of Audrey Worm Racing’s Top Fuel Dragster (Photo by Audrey Worm Racing)

Here is what Worm told the law enforcement authorities was stolen so far. This is her account of the inventory, but there may be more stolen, as she continues to go through it.

  • 1 PSI Billet blower $3,000
  • 1 sed oil pan $150
  • 9 DSR rods $1,300
  • 8 Ross pistons $520
  • 1 Damaged but complete cylinder head $1,500
  • 1 Burromax electric bike $500
  • 2 big Snap-On Impacts $1,200
  • 1 Small Snap-On Impact $300
  • 1 Milwaukee drill
  • Spare trailer wheel and tire
  • Anyone with information can reach the Knox County Police Department, or even Audrey Worm Racing about the stolen items.

    “The team is frustrated because we are a low-budget team, that quite frankly can’t afford stuff like this, we want to go out to the events and try our best to compete,” she said. “We are independently funded and took a huge hit this morning! But we are strong, and we have a huge passion for drag racing and we will not let it stop us or drag us down!”

    This weekend, Worm will attempt to qualify for her third NHRA race of the season. She previously raced at the historic NHRA Gatornationals in March in Gainesville, Fla., then the Four-Wide Nationals last weekend in Charlotte, N.C.

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