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Sat 22 Dec 2007
Klement Racing signs Sampey for 2008

Klement Racing signs Sampey for 2008

Angelle Sampey to race for Rush Racing Products in 2008 Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell...

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Pro Stock champ Coughlin to start new season in a bobsled DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 20) -- POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't wasting any time to return to racing in 2008 as the 51-time national event winner was chosen to be a part...

Chicago Pneumatic 2007 season review

Chicago Pneumatic 2007 season review

CHICAGO PNEUMATIC 2007 NHRA SEASON IN REVIEW Brownsburg, Ind. - (December 19, 2007) The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) season concluded last month in Pomona, Calif., at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Supporting Chicago Pneumatic racers ...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
Bathurst 12: John Bowe preview

Bathurst 12: John Bowe preview

JOHN BOWE BACK FOR BATHURST Now-retired V8 Supercar driver John Bowe will make an early return to Mount Panorama next February for his second start in the WPS Bathurst 12-Hour. Bowe will again take the wheel of Chris Delfsma's Century 21 Ford...

Mon 17 Dec 2007
Bathurst 12: Hyundai Team Sonata preview

Bathurst 12: Hyundai Team Sonata preview

HYUNDAI TEAM SONATA SET FOR WPS BATHURST 12 HOUR Hyundai has announced that in conjunction with Kangan Batman TAFE, a Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Series Production car will take part in the 2008 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour -- with Hyundai Team Sonata the TAFE's...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
Antron Brown Gainesville test preview

Antron Brown Gainesville test preview

ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS TEAM TO TEST AT GAINESVILLE BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2007) -- Antron Brown will again familiarize himself with the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster when the David Powers-owned Top Fuel team begins its off season...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Power receives special award in Australia

CHAMPCAR/CART: Power receives special award in Australia

POWER WINS PRESTIGIOUS SIR JACK BRABHAM AWARD Team Australia Champ Car driver Will Power has been awarded the prestigious Sir Jack Brabham Award at the CAMS Australian Motorsport Awards in Melbourne, Australia tonight. Power, who is still in...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
John Force medical update 2007-12-12

John Force medical update 2007-12-12

VIGOROUS PHYSICAL THERAPY PAYING DIVIDENDS FOR FORCE 14-Time Champion On Target for Pre-Season Testing YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- The lengthy physical therapy sessions he is undergoing five days each week are beginning to pay big dividends for drag...

California Speedway releases 2008 schedule
AMA

California Speedway releases 2008 schedule

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2008 RACING SCHEDULE NASCAR Race Weekends and the Debut of the Car of Tomorrow Highlight the 2008 Racing Season SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- Two NASCAR race weekends, an AMA Superbike weekend and a pair of NHRA...

Dave Connolly medical update 2007-12-11

Dave Connolly medical update 2007-12-11

Dave Connolly Working Diligently on Knee Rehab; Looking Ahead to 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Title Race Each day of physical therapy on his recently-repaired left knee gets Dave Connolly closer to January and the beginning of testing for 2008 NHRA ...

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

FORD AND NHRA TEAM UP ON SAFETY; BLUE BOXES TO DEBUT IN ALL NHRA NITRO CARS AT START OF 2008 SEASON * NHRA will mandate Ford Blue Box crash sensors on all Funny Car and Top Fuel race cars in 2008 * Ford's safety efforts in NHRA are the latest...

Tue 11 Dec 2007
Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Tribute Car on display at St. Vincent's in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 10, 2007) - The car that was driven by Mike Ashley over 327 mph to victory at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday, December...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
Jeg Coughlin named to AARWBA All-American second team

Jeg Coughlin named to AARWBA All-American second team

Coughlin named to AARWBA's All-America Race Team DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 9) -- The accolades continue for recently-crowned Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. as the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) has once...

Bathurst 12: Lee Holdsworth preview

Bathurst 12: Lee Holdsworth preview

V8'S HOTTEST YOUNGSTER SET FOR WPS BATHURST 12 HOUR START February 2008 will see V8 star Lee Holdsworth swap his V8 Supercar-spec Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden for a production Commodore as he takes part in the 2008 WPS Bathurst 12 hour aboard...

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

General Motors Scores 21 Racing Championships in 2007 GM Race Teams Complete Successful Season with Drivers and Manufacturers Championships in Stock Car, Road Racing, Drag Racing, Open Wheel and Off-Road Competition DETROIT - General Motors ...

Sun 09 Dec 2007
Bathurst 12: David Wall preview

Bathurst 12: David Wall preview

SECOND-GENERATION RACER SET FOR WPS BATHURST 12 HOUR Front-running Carrera Cup and Australian GT competitor David Wall will strap-in for his first ever Bathurst endurance event at the WPS Bathurst 12 Hour next February. After competing in ...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Dave Connolly to have surgery

Dave Connolly to have surgery

Torn Left Knee Cartilage to Be Repaired Wednesday COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2007 -- NHRA Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly is going from an idyllic off-season Caribbean vacation to knee surgery Wednesday at Ohio State University's Sports Medicine ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
SPORTSnationals 2008 title sponsor named

SPORTSnationals 2008 title sponsor named

JEGS MAIL ORDER TO SPONSOR ALL THREE NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS EVENTS THROUGH 2010 SEASON GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2007) -- JEGS Mail Order, a nationwide leader in sales and distribution of parts and supplies for the aftermarket performance...

Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn's contract will not be renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008. "I really want to thank Peggy for the job she did for us this year," said Klement, whose NHRA...

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2007) -- To help preserve NHRA's rich history and tradition while seizing on the success of nostalgic drag racing competition, NHRA has announced the formation...

V8SDS: Tony D'Alberto, 2007 V8 Fujitsu Supercar Champion

V8SDS: Tony D'Alberto, 2007 V8 Fujitsu Supercar Champion

D'ALBERTO WINS FUJITSU SERIES Tony D'Alberto was today crowned 2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Champion after finishing 5th in the final race at Phillip Island. The 21 year-old Victorian finished five series points ahead of Michael Caruso who...

V8SDS: Mark Mcnally Phillip Island race two report

V8SDS: Mark Mcnally Phillip Island race two report

McNALLY BOUNCES BACK AT THE ISLAND Mark McNally turned his weekend around today after storming from grid 24 to finish 11th in the final round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. After gearbox problems left the Western Australian stranded ...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
V8SDS: Mark McNALLY Phillip Island race one report

V8SDS: Mark McNALLY Phillip Island race one report

GEARBOX NEUTRALISES McNALLY'S CHARGE AT THE ISLAND Mark McNally's charge through the field came to a halt on lap 8 when he succumbed to gearbox failure in race 1 at Phillip Island today. After qualifying 20th earlier, it was a lightning start...

V8SDS: Tony D'Alberto Phillip Island race one report

V8SDS: Tony D'Alberto Phillip Island race one report

D'ALBERTO FIGHTS BACK TO KEEP SERIES ALIVE Tony D'Alberto's Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series aspirations received a major blow in race 1 of the grand final at Phillip Island today after he was fired into the wall mid-race, only to fight his way back...

David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY IN BROWNSBURG, IND. BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2007) -- NHRA Top Fuel team David Powers Motorsports has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Brownsburg, Ind. The 40,000 square-foot...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
V8SDS: Mark McNally Phillip Island Friday notes

V8SDS: Mark McNally Phillip Island Friday notes

McNALLY SHAKES DOWN AT THE ISLAND Mark McNally finally got to shakedown his car in practice at Phillip Island today for the final round of the 2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. After major repairs to the car after Bathurst there was no time for...

Ron Capps - DSR post-season interview

Ron Capps - DSR post-season interview

Q&A SESSION WITH DSR FUNNY CAR DRIVER RON CAPPS CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2007) - We caught up with Ron Capps, who drove the Brut Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing to a fourth-place season result in the 2007 NHRA POWERade...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

SCHUMACHER, PEDREGON, COUGHLIN LEAD DRAG RACING NOMINEES FOR 2007 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2007) - NHRA POWERade Series world champions Tony Schumacher, Tony Pedregon and Jeg Coughlin headline ...

Dave Grubnic to continue with Kalitta Motorsports

Dave Grubnic to continue with Kalitta Motorsports

NHRA Top Fueler Dave Grubnic excited about 2008 season despite loss of primary backer YPSILANTI, Mich., (Nov. 26, 2007) -- Native Australian and Top Fuel driver Dave Grubnic is anxious to get back out on the track for the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag...

Doug Herbert announces changes for 2008

Doug Herbert announces changes for 2008

HERBERT MAKES CHANGES WITH PLANS TO BE STRONG CONTENDER FOR 2008 NHRA POWERADE CHAMPIONSHIP LINCOLNTON, N.C. (November 26, 2007) Doug Herbert, owner and driver for the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team, announced changes today within ...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

RAMSTEIN AB, Germany, Nov. 19, 2007 - A group of goodwill ambassadors from the NHRA have just completed a three-day USO-sponsored tour of U.S. Military installations in Germany, including the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Landstuhl Regional...

Rod Fuller - DPM season review interview

Rod Fuller - DPM season review interview

ROD FULLER POST-2007 Q&A BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2007) -- For Rod Fuller, his second full season behind the wheel of his David Powers-owned Top Fuel dragster was indeed a coming out party of sorts for the former Super Comp star; a season of...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Chip Ellis released as G2 rider

Chip Ellis released as G2 rider

Chip Ellis Released from G2 George Smith, president of G2 Motorsports, announced that Chip Ellis's contract will not be renewed for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riding duties for 2008. A frequent number one qualifier, Ellis failed to produce a...

Fri 16 Nov 2007
Vance & Hines 2007 season review

Vance & Hines 2007 season review

HINES AND KRAWIEC EVEN MORE MOTIVATED TO MAKE OFFSEASON A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHING PAD FOR '08 CAMPAIGN Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Riders Encouraged by 2007 Results MILWAUKEE (Nov. 16, 2007) -- Maybe losing is just the motivation he ...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

BRUT NHRA STATEMENT INDIANAPOLIS - After a three-year run as a primary sponsor of the Ron Capps-driven Don Schumacher Racing nitro Funny Car, and as an official National Hot Rod Association series sponsor, BRUT will exit the sport effective as...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Bill Reichert championship review

Bill Reichert championship review

  Dominant first half leads to second straight championship for Reichert   OWOSSO, Mich. - One could easily say 2006 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Bill Reichert picked up right where he left off in 2007.  After winning the ...