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Wed 31 Dec 2003
Dennis Taylor signs new primary sponsor

Dennis Taylor signs new primary sponsor

Taylor signs Plumbing Concepts as primary sponsor for 2004. ANAHEIM, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car veteran Dennis Taylor has announced the signing of Plumbing Concepts as the team's primary sponsor for the 2004 season. Ken Meadows, owner...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Pedregon announces 2004 crew chiefs

Pedregon announces 2004 crew chiefs

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19) -- NHRA POWERade Funny Car owner and driver Cruz Pedregon today announced major changes to his Advance Auto Parts Pontiac Firebird Racing team for the 2004 season. Highlighting today's moves were the signing of...

Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

From the Snake Pit VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 18) -- Ted Yerzyk has been hired as public relations manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, Skip Allum, team manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, announced today. Yerzyk, 26, joins one of drag...

2003 NHRA spectacular moments broadcast dates

2003 NHRA spectacular moments broadcast dates

ESPN to highlight spectacular moments of the 2003 NHRA POWERade drag racing season in 30-minute special GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2003) - The ESPN family of networks will air a special 30-minute show highlighting the on-track crashes and other...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Etterman/Branch team up for 2004

Etterman/Branch team up for 2004

Etterman and Branch to team up with Bar's Leaks for 2004 NEWAYGO, Mich. - Two NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car powerhouse teams have joined forces as George and Jane Etterman have partnered with defending three-time Division 4 Top Alcohol Funny Car ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Snake Racing names Stewart as crew chief

Snake Racing names Stewart as crew chief

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2003 - Christmas came a few weeks early for John Stewart when Funny Car team owner Don Prudhomme appointed him crew chief of the Skoal Racing Green Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Stewart, 48, is a veteran crew chief who has been...

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John "Bodie" Smith has successful surgery

WILLIAMSTON, SC, December 10, 2004 -- John "Bodie" Smith, driver of the Prestone Products Top Fuel dragster, underwent the fourth and hopefully final surgery in his left leg to enhance mobility and comfort lost during a serious accident in...

Ron Capps to race in Chili Bowl

Ron Capps to race in Chili Bowl

Ron Capps gets ride in Annual Chili Bowl Midget Championships. CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 10, 2003 - Ron Capps' first visit to the Chili Bowl merely whetted his appetite, so he's happy to be returning for a second helping. Capps, the versatile...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
McCulloch joins Herbert's Top Fuel team

McCulloch joins Herbert's Top Fuel team

Herbert chooses Ed McCulloch to tune his Snap-on Racing Top Fuel Dragster CHERRYVILLE, N.C., Dec. 8, 2003 - Doug Herbert took what he believes is the final step to improving the performance of his Snap-on Top Fuel dragster on Monday, hiring Ed...

2004 Junior Drag Racing League Conference schedule announced

2004 Junior Drag Racing League Conference schedule announced

GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2003) -- NHRA officials announced today the dates and locations of the 2004 NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and Western Conference Finals. Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway will host the Eastern...

Jim Dunn Racing selects Tony Bartone

Jim Dunn Racing selects Tony Bartone

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2003 - Jim Dunn Racing has selected Tony Bartone to drive the K & N Filters/Lucas Oil Pontiac Funny Car in 2004, signing the drag racing veteran and former national champion to a three-year contract. "Tony Bartone's ...

Sun 07 Dec 2003
Pomona II: Kurt Johnson eliminations summary

Pomona II: Kurt Johnson eliminations summary

Kurt Johnson Caps Off Strong Year with Runner-Up Finish in Pomona ACDelco Cavalier pilot Kurt Johnson finished off an outstanding 2003 season by scoring a runner-up finish at the Auto Club of Southern California Finals in Pomona, CA. After ...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Pomona II: Gary Scelzi eliminations summary

Pomona II: Gary Scelzi eliminations summary

Scelzi reaches the semifinals, ends first full Funny Car Season sixth in points POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2003) - Gary Scelzi ended his first full season of NHRA Funny Car competition with an impressive run to the semifinals in today's final ...

Pedregon's announce 2004 sponsor

Pedregon's announce 2004 sponsor

Quaker State Racing and Tony Pedregon Pair Up in 2004 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 4): Quaker State Racing announced today that it would return to the National Hot Rod Association as primary sponsor of an NHRA Funny Car, which will be driven by ...

Pedregon family reunion

Pedregon family reunion

Press conferences are a dime a dozen, particularly at trade shows like the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) behemoth in downtown Indianapolis. But when the Pedregon brothers have a new gig to detail, all of the regular rules go out the window.

SPORTSnationals set for 2004

SPORTSnationals set for 2004

NHRA schedules Sportsnationals for 2004 Lucas Oil Series season. GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2003) - NHRA officials announced today that a national event exclusively showcasing NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series sportsman competition will be held...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
2004 Shootout moves to Las Vegas

2004 Shootout moves to Las Vegas

Budweiser Shootout moving to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway LAS VEGAS - The Budweiser Shootout, an all-star event which showcases the NHRA's best-performing Top Fuel teams, has a new home. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will...

BTCC: GM Racing championship season review

BTCC: GM Racing championship season review

GM Racing adds to its Worldwide Trophy Case in 2003 Group captures championships in stock car, drag and sports car racing DETROIT - Long a world leader in motorsport, GM has concluded another championship season across the entire spectrum of ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Nominees for E1-SG Award announced
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Nominees for E1-SG Award announced

Motor Racing Legends nominated for Eagle One-Shav Glick Award Lexington, KY, December 1, 2003 -- Joe Leonard, Chris Pook, Don Prudhomme, Les Richter and Roger Ward have been nominated for the fifth annual Eagle One-Shav Glick Award. The award,...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
David Baca: Reflections on 2003, looks ahead to 2004

David Baca: Reflections on 2003, looks ahead to 2004

In 2003, David Baca, from Brentwood, Calif., qualified for all 23 events contested on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. He qualified in the top half of the Top Fuel field at 13 of the 23 events. At the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in...

IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 2003) -- Indianapolis Raceway Park officials announced today that Mike Myslinski has been named Director of Racing and Operations. Indianapolis Raceway Park is one of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Jeg Coughlin Moroso bracket racing summary

Jeg Coughlin Moroso bracket racing summary

The Moroso 5-Day Bracket Championships Moroso Motorsports Park Jupiter, FL November 18-22nd Jeg Wins Two-Days & Championship Jeg Coughlin put on a different helmet after returning from the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series awards...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Final 2004 NHRA schedule

Final 2004 NHRA schedule

2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule <pre> 44th annual K&N Filters Winternationals Feb. 19-22 Pomona, Calif. 20th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA ...

2004 NHRA tentative schedule

2004 NHRA tentative schedule

2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule <pre> 44th annual K&N Filters Winternationals Feb. 19-22 Pomona, Calif. 20th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA ...

Wed 19 Nov 2003
Topeka: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Topeka: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Troy Coughlin is focused on improving Troy Coughlin returned to the track at Heartland Park Topeka as the defending Pro Stock winner. In the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions Troy posted a run of 6.911 at 199.17 mph. The JEG'S Mail...

Sat 15 Nov 2003
Don Prudhomme Racing announces 2004 plans

Don Prudhomme Racing announces 2004 plans

VISTA, CA (November 14) -- On the heels of winninga second consecutive NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Championship in 2003 -- the sixth world championship overall for Don Prudhomme Racing -- team owner Don Prudhomme announced today that there will...

Bernstein, Anderson nominated for Fourth Quarter honors

Bernstein, Anderson nominated for Fourth Quarter honors

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2003)- NHRA drivers Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) have been nominated for the fourth quarter Driver of the Year. Anderson, the newly crowned NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion, earned five wins...

2004 schedule changes announced

2004 schedule changes announced

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2003) - NHRA officials announced today changes to the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule that will better serve fans in the Dallas and Memphis marketplaces. Next season, the O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South...

Cory McClenathan 2003 season review

Cory McClenathan 2003 season review

McClenathan ends season fifth in NHRA POWERade points Cory McClenathan, driver of the NY Yankees/Berryman Products Top Fuel dragster, ended the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series in fifth position in the final standing in this year's NHRA ...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
Pomona II: Post race notes

Pomona II: Post race notes

Post Race Notes: 39th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA finals, Nov. 6-9, Pomona Raceway, Pomona, Calif. TOP FUEL * In what was possibly the final start of his career, Kenny Bernstein, from Lake Forest, Calif., earned his...

Greg Anderson/GM Racing news 2003-11-12

Greg Anderson/GM Racing news 2003-11-12

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 12, 2003 - After completing one of the most prolific racing campaigns by a driver in the 52-year history of the National Hot Rod Association, Pontiac's Greg Anderson will be the featured guest for a two-hour Thunder chat...

Pomona II Sportsman final summary

Pomona II Sportsman final summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 39th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Steve Federlin, Oregon City OR, Robeck-BAE, Right lane, (0.013) 5.413 ...

Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) -- The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will highlight a diverse 2004 main-event schedule at Infineon Raceway that also includes the best in sports cars, motorcycles and dragsters. The Big O Tires 2004...

2003 Awards Ceremony report

2003 Awards Ceremony report

HOLLYWOOD -- Larry Dixon headlined four championship winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the spectacular Kodak Theatre. Three first-time NHRA POWERade champions -- Tony ...

Dennis Taylor Pomona wrap up

Dennis Taylor Pomona wrap up

Taylor closes year with Pomona runner-up POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car veteran Dennis Taylor reached his second career national event final during this past weekend's AAA Auto Club Finals at Pomona Raceway. Taylor wheeled the...

Force releases Pedregon from contract

Force releases Pedregon from contract

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- John Force confirmed Monday night that 2003 NHRA POWERade points champion Tony Pedregon has been released from his contract with John Force Racing, effective immediately. Although Pedregon's contract originally was to have...

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