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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Rocca announces retirement

Rocca announces retirement

LEESBURG, Va. (December 18, 2001) - It's official. Johnny Rocca, a 40-plus year veteran of professional drag racing and one of its more colorful and consummate Pro Modified car owners, has officially said goodbye. The announcement, which was...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Irwindale dragstrip sets 2002 schedule

Irwindale dragstrip sets 2002 schedule

Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale's new NHRA Street Legal Dragstrip will accelerate in to full swing in the 2002 season with regularly scheduled racing events on three Sundays and its very popular "test and tune" sessions on two Thursday evenings...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Big River Sand Drags 2002 schedule

Big River Sand Drags 2002 schedule

BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (Dec. 1, 2001) The basic schedule for the 2002 racing season at Big River Sand Drags has been released by track officials. During the 2002 season there will be 23 nights of racing, including the season-finale, the Second Annual...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
Irwindale street legal event rescheduled for January 2002

Irwindale street legal event rescheduled for January 2002

Irwindale, Calif. - - A special evening of beautiful automobiles and exciting street legal drag racing originally set for Saturday, November 24, 2001 from 6 to 11 pm at Irwindale Speedway and Dragstrip has been rescheduled to January 12. The ...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Irwindale street legal preview 2001-11-24

Irwindale street legal preview 2001-11-24

Irwindale, Calif. - - A special evening of beautiful automobiles and exciting street legal drag racing has been set for Saturday, November 24, 2001 from 6 to 11 pm at Irwindale Speedway and Dragstrip. The "Swift Showoff" Car Show and 1/8-Mile ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Gene Wilson, 2001 Pro Stock World champion

Gene Wilson, 2001 Pro Stock World champion

Reeling in Success IHRA Drag Racer Gene Wilson Catches the "Big One" CANTON, Ga. (Nov. 8, 2001) -- Growing up, Gene Wilson watched his dad, professional bass fisherman Orlando Wilson, win tournament after tournament. The young Wilson was the ...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
Goodguys 2001 final point standings

Goodguys 2001 final point standings

<pre> Final 2001 Goodguys West Coast Championship points standings: Top Fuel 1. Rance Mcdaniel 372 2. Bill Dunlap 350 3. Jack Harris 349 A/Fuel 1. Sean Bellemeur 482 2. Jim Paul 474 3. Kin Bates ...

Goodguys Famoso Raceway season finale recap

Goodguys Famoso Raceway season finale recap

Fuller & Dunlap Break Through, McDaniel brings home 2nd Consecutive Goodguys Top Fuel Crown. November 4th, Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA - Heading into the Goodguys Fuel & Gas Finals, the quest for the Goodguys 2001 Top Fuel Championship was a...

Wed 07 Nov 2001
Goodguys Famoso season finale race results

Goodguys Famoso season finale race results

<pre> November 4th, Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA Summary of eliminations in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the Goodguys Fuel and Gas Finals: Round 1: Lee Jennings, Chino CA, Stirling-Donovan, Left lane, (0.773) 5.997 233.64 def. Mark...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
Primedia, NHRA announce ten events Import series 2002

Primedia, NHRA announce ten events Import series 2002

National Hot Rod Association Announces Strategic Alliance With Primedia Inc. LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2001) - The National Hot Rod Association announced today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention...

Thu 01 Nov 2001
Goodguys 2002 Schedule

Goodguys 2002 Schedule

2002 Goodguys Event Schedule March March 8, 9 & 10 - Bakersfield, CA, 43rd March Meet - Famoso Raceway. Race Cars, Rods, Customs & Classics through '72. Drags,Show 'n Shine, Exhibits & Swap Meet. March 23 & 24 - Pleasanton, CA, 20th ...

Mon 29 Oct 2001
New owners renamed and upgraded old DeSoto, Bradenton

New owners renamed and upgraded old DeSoto, Bradenton

Bradenton Motorsports Park New Snowbird Nationals to showcase FMD with big purse BRADENTON, Fla. - New ownership has brought the winds of change to the track formerly known as DeSoto Memorial Dragway. New owners Todd Dickinson and Alan Chervitz...

Wed 24 Oct 2001
Shreveport: Johnny Rocca, Paul Athey race recap

Shreveport: Johnny Rocca, Paul Athey race recap

Athey advances to the quarterfinals in Rocca's 'Ironhorse' at the IHRA World Finals Shreveport, LA-Paul Athey, the driver of Johnny Rocca's 'Ironhorse' '51 Pro Modified, advanced to the quarterfinals of eliminations on Sunday at the 4th annual...

Shreveport: Terry McMillen race recap

Shreveport: Terry McMillen race recap

McMillen advances to the quarterfinals at the IHRA World Finals in Shreveport Shreveport LA- IHRA Funny Car driver, Terry McMillen, qualified his Amalie Motor Oil Dodge Avenger in the top half of the field for the 4th annual IHRA Mopar Parts...

Shreveport: Chip King race report

Shreveport: Chip King race report

King upset early after qualifying in the top half of the field at the World Finals Shreveport, LA- Mopar Pro Modified driver, Chip King, lost during the first round of eliminations on Sunday after qualifying in the No. 7 position for the ...

Shreveport: John Montecalovo event report

Shreveport: John Montecalovo event report

Montecalvo Finishes on High Note in Louisiana; Already Looking Ahead to 2002 Season. Shreveport, LA - Isn't it amazing how one outstanding weekend of racing can put an entire season into perspective? This is especially true if the event is the...

Shreveport: Ed Hoover event summary

Shreveport: Ed Hoover event summary

Hoover's Struggles at World Finals not Indicative of Successful IHRA Season Shreveport, LA - It's been a season of contrasts for veteran Pro Modified competitor Ed Hoover of Columbia, South Carolina. After Pro Mod's original event winner...

Shreveport: Laurie Cannister finale report

Shreveport: Laurie Cannister finale report

Cannister impressive in rookie Funny Car season finale SHREVEPORT, La.-Laurie Cannister can look back on her IHRA rookie Funny Car season with a great deal of satisfaction. Despite failing to win like the four times during the previous year as...

Shreveport: Alan Pittman event wrap-up

Shreveport: Alan Pittman event wrap-up

Pittman Closes Out Strong Sophomore Season with Runner-Up Effort in Shreveport. Shreveport, LA - Ups and downs; peaks and valleys: roller coaster ride - all of these descriptive little phrases, and a lot of others, have been used to describe the...

Shreveport: Bruce Litton Top Fuel summary

Shreveport: Bruce Litton Top Fuel summary

Litton finishes season by winning World Finals again SHREVEPORT, La.-Bruce Litton completed a trying season on an upbeat note by repeating as the Top Fuel winner at the rescheduled 4th annual Mopar Parts World Finals' PPG Night of Fire. The ...

Shreveport: Shannon Jenkins, Team Castellana report

Shreveport: Shannon Jenkins, Team Castellana report

Jenkins sparkles in Team Castellana solo act SHREVEPORT, La.-With Mike Castellana back home in Westbury, N.Y., Shannon Jenkins had the burden of carrying the Pro Modified fortunes of Team Castellana this past weekend in the rescheduled IHRA...

Shreveport: Gene Wilson post-race notes

Shreveport: Gene Wilson post-race notes

Gene Wilson Ties Bob Glidden's single-season record with 8th national event win in Shreveport SHREVEPORT, La. - Being mentioned in the same sentence makes him feel a sense of pride that he just can't explain. That's exactly how newly crowned ...

Mon 22 Oct 2001
Shreveport: Dwayne Rice race report

Shreveport: Dwayne Rice race report

Rice concludes season with first round loss against teammate at IHRA World Finals SHREVEPORT, La. - Dwayne Rice gave it a valiant effort at the Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La., but unfortunate for him, he lost a tough one in the...

Shreveport: Saturday qualifying notes

Shreveport: Saturday qualifying notes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Qualifying Pit Notes from the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com in Shreveport, La. TOP FUEL Bruce Litton - Litton had a less than spectacular first day of qualifying, but he didn't let that affect...

Sun 21 Oct 2001
Shreveport: Friday qualifying notes

Shreveport: Friday qualifying notes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Qualifying Pit Notes from the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com in Shreveport, La. TOP FUEL Bruce Litton - Litton is the defending champion for this event. The veteran enclosed trailer dealership...

Fri 19 Oct 2001
Irwindale names drag racing director

Irwindale names drag racing director

Irwindale, Calif. - - (October 18, 2001) Jim Partridge, 44, former Director of the National Hot Rod Association Street Legal Drag Racing Program at Pomona Raceways, has been named Director of Drag Racing Operations for the brand-new Irwindale ...

Goodguys VRA season finale Famoso preview

Goodguys VRA season finale Famoso preview

Goodguys Championship Titles on the Line at Ol' Famoso Bakersfield, CA - The ol' country dragstrip known as "Famoso Raceway," located in the heart of the Southern San Juoaquin Valley farming community, will get mighty busy the weekend of...

Thu 18 Oct 2001
Irwindale begins street legal drag racing

Irwindale begins street legal drag racing

Irwindale, Calif. - - After an absence of over 28 years, the San Gabriel Valley will once again have a fully-equipped drag strip where young and old can come to try their personal automobiles against the clocks and against each other legally and...

Tue 16 Oct 2001
Shreveport: Billy Harper Motorsports report

Shreveport: Billy Harper Motorsports report

Billy Harper Motorsports Can't Contend with Mother Nature PADUCAH, Ky. (October 15, 2001) - This past weekend's International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) 4th Annual Mopar Performance Parts World Finals held at Red River Raceway in Shreveport, La.

Sat 13 Oct 2001
Goodguys 2002 schedule announced

Goodguys 2002 schedule announced

Goodguys 2002 Season Schedule Announced Alamo, CA - The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has released its 2002 event schedule, which will be presented nationally by K & N Engineering Inc. Manufacturer of the world's best filters for ...

Shreveport: Bill Harper preview

Shreveport: Bill Harper preview

PADUCAH, Ky. (October 9, 2001) - While Louisiana is known for its Cajun fare, Billy Harper and his Venomous Green Viper will be feasting on pizza - Papa John's style. Papa John's Pizza has joined the Billy Harper Motorsports (BHM) team by...

Honda Indy 300 Triple M Drags preview

Honda Indy 300 Triple M Drags preview

Honda Indy 300 Launches Triple M Drags With Victor Bray With less than 15 days until the Honda Indy 300, Australian Drag racing legend and world burnout king Victor Bray has launched the on track activity that burns up the streets after dark,...

Big River Sand ATV Nationals race report

Big River Sand ATV Nationals race report

ATV Nationals packs Big River Sand Drags BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (Oct. 7, 2001) When Gary Curtis Jr. of Blue Springs, Mo. sailed across the finish line to win the Quick 16 championship of the ATV Nationals last Sunday night, it put the cap on two...

Wed 03 Oct 2001
Irwindale report 2001-09-30

Irwindale report 2001-09-30

Irwindale, Calif. - - California Highway Patrol Chief "Skip" Carter, really said it best, "The only time that we usually all get together is when there's widespread trouble, for official police business, or for funerals." That was until the ...

Tue 02 Oct 2001
Irwindale's 'Harley's on the half-mile'

Irwindale's 'Harley's on the half-mile'

Irwindale, Calif. - - On Saturday, October 6 Irwindale will once again become the unofficial motorcycle capitol of California as an expected five to seven hundred motorcycle riders all converge on the Speedway for a day of two-wheel motorcycle fun...