Catch up with local drag racer on Friday's sports chat

Medford NHRA alcohol drag racer Mike Austin will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for a 37th week.

He will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon. Log on to to watch and participate. Jones and Austin will take questions and comments live.

Austin was named the 2010 Northwest Division Top Alcohol driver of the year after finishing first in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Division 6 points standings. The drag racing veteran was fifth in the national points standings this season.

Austin won four races at the divisional level in 2010. He took home his first national Top Alcohol dragster victory at the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa., on Oct. 10. There, Austin defeated John Finke in the final round.

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