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Sun 05 Dec 2004
2004: A phenomenal year of growth

2004: A phenomenal year of growth

2004: A Phenomenal Year of Growth for IHRA IHRA has completed one of the most successful years in its more than 30 year history, supported by the growth of its properties, media presence, and marketing partners. "2004 was a great season...

Series announces major restructuring

Series announces major restructuring

IHRA Announces Major Reorganization Polburn Names Three Vice Presidents Promoted From Within the Company and Two New Team Members IHRA announced a major reorganization, promoting three vice presidents from within the company and hiring...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
2005 changes announced 2004-11-29

2005 changes announced 2004-11-29

IHRA Announces Increased Purses for Funny Car and Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock in 2005; Funny Car Qualifying Field Restructured IHRA has announced increases in IHRA Hooters Series national event purses for Funny Car and Torco Race Fuels Pro ...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Sportsman racers news 2004-11-23

Sportsman racers news 2004-11-23

IHRA Unveils "Best of Both Worlds" Events For Sportsman Racers IHRA has announced the creation of a new "Best of Both Worlds" program, aimed at making competing for the Hooters Series National Championship easier for sportsman racers. This...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
Irwindale 2004 Champion's Banquet notes

Irwindale 2004 Champion's Banquet notes

IRWINDALE, CA., Nov. 20- Irwindale Speedway management honored all the 2004 track/series champions Saturday night at the sixth annual track championship awards banquet. More than 600 persons attended the Twin Palms-catered chicken and beef buffet...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Skoal Racing announces plans for 2005 season

Skoal Racing announces plans for 2005 season

Official NHRA Sponsor Will Continue With Snake Racing, Tommy Johnson, Jr. GREENWICH, Conn. (Nov. 17, 2004) - Skoal Racing announced today its plans for the 2005 drag racing season. As an official NHRA sponsor, Skoal Racing will remain...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Pro Stock Challenge 6.30s Club announced

Pro Stock Challenge 6.30s Club announced

IHRA and Lenco Announce Formation of the Lenco 6.30s Pro Stock Challenge IHRA and Lenco Transmissions have announced the formation of the Lenco 6.30s Pro Stock Challenge, to recognize the first 16 racers to make a qualifying or elimination pass...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
IHRA expands departments

IHRA expands departments

IHRA Expands Business Development and Operations Departments IHRA President Aaron Polburn has announced the expansion of IHRA's business development and operations departments. Matthias Czabok has been hired as Vice President of Business ...

Pro-Am: Division 4 schedule

Pro-Am: Division 4 schedule

2005 Mr.Gasket Pro-Am Tour Division 4 Schedule Announced The IHRA competition department has released the 2005 Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour schedule for the division 4 Renegades The 6 race series will welcome Pine Valley Raceway to the line...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Pro-Am: 2005 Division 1 schedule

Pro-Am: 2005 Division 1 schedule

2005 Mr.Gasket Pro-Am Tour Division 1 Schedule Announced The IHRA competition department has released the 2005 Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour schedule for division 1. The series will feature 6 events from April through September, with the opening...

Pro-Am: Division 9 schedule

Pro-Am: Division 9 schedule

2005 Mr.Gasket Pro-Am Tour Division 9 Schedule Announced The IHRA competition department has released the 2005 Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Tour schedule for division 9. The 6 race series will feature the same line up of tracks from the ...

Heartland Park Topeka 2005 additions

Heartland Park Topeka 2005 additions

Heartland Park Topeka Adds Events to 2005 Drag Schedule November 11, 2004 -- TOPEKA, Kansas -- The biggest Ford weekend in the Midwest, and an additional bracket drag racing event highlight additions to the 2005 drag racing schedule at ...

Jason Novacek to represent HPT at Pomona

Jason Novacek to represent HPT at Pomona

Wichita Native Heads to NHRA Finals in California TOPEKA, Kansas -- A good weekend of racing in September has Jason Novacek heading to Pomona, Calif. to vie for a national title in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship. The...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
AHDRA: Travis Lummus racing news 2004-11-09

AHDRA: Travis Lummus racing news 2004-11-09

Travis Lummus Blitzes Rockingham and Vegas Four time AHDRA Rivera/Primo Street Pro Champion Travis Lummus got back in the winner's circle and back in the record books in a big way at Rockingham Dragway. Through much of this season, the Street...

Pro-Am: 2005 Division 3 schedule

Pro-Am: 2005 Division 3 schedule

IHRA announces Division 3 Pro-Am schedule The IHRA Competition Department recently announced the restructuring of the NorthStar Division 3, geographically combining Division 3 and 5 for 2005. This new region will now encompass Ohio, ...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Additional hours of IHRA coverage announced

Additional hours of IHRA coverage announced

SPEED Channel Adds 55 Additional Hours of IHRA Drag Racing IHRA/Clear Channel Motorsports have announced that starting Monday, December 6th through February 18th, SPEED Channel will air the 2004 Hooters IHRA Series every weekday, Monday ...

Heartland Park to host event in 2005

Heartland Park to host event in 2005

NHRA Sport Compact Series to Make Heartland Park Debut at 2005 O'Reilly Summer Nationals TOPEKA, Kansas -- The National Hot Rod Association has announced that the 2005 O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals event at Heartland Park Topeka will also ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Mazdaspeed Motorsports Pomona summary

Mazdaspeed Motorsports Pomona summary

MAZDA6 Dragster First Import-Nameplate Pro Front-Wheel Drive Car To Run Seven-Second Quarter-Mile IRVINE, Calif. - MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development recently added a new chapter to its storied racing history as Ed Bergenholtz's PRO-FWD ...

Ford Racing reveals competition Mustang

Ford Racing reveals competition Mustang

Mustang Gallops Back To The Track: Ford Racing Reveals Performance Parts and Competition Program * Mustang is at the core of the Ford Racing Performance Parts business and has always had a high consumer demand for performance and ...

GM announces entry-level Cobalt dragster

GM announces entry-level Cobalt dragster

Chevrolet Launches Entry-Level Cobalt Sport Compact Dragster LAS VEGAS - Chevrolet will broaden its sport compact drag racing program in 2005 with the introduction of the new Cobalt Phase 5 dragster. Unveiled today at the SEMA Show, the ...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
2004 final standings

2004 final standings

The Final points standings for the four professional IHRA classes: <pre> Top Fuel 1. Clay Millican 1459 2. Bruce Litton 1101 3. Doug Foley 1004 4. Bobby Lagana 875 5. Tim Cullinan 861 6. Louie Allison...

Records set, championships decided

Records set, championships decided

With the 2004 season successfully completed with the conclusion of the Ninth Annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals, IHRA proudly announces its champions in the four professional categories and the final points standings for the year. The Funny...

Doc Sipple, Tim Stevens medical updates 2004-10-27

Doc Sipple, Tim Stevens medical updates 2004-10-27

IHRA Drivers Recovering Funny Car driver Tim Stevens and Top Fuel driver John "Doc" Sipple are both recovering following unrelated incidents at Rockingham Dragway during the Bethesda Softworks World Finals held this past weekend. Sipple,...

Wed 27 Oct 2004
Nelson Hoyos named Driver of the Year

Nelson Hoyos named Driver of the Year

Chevrolet's Nelson Hoyos Named Turbo Magazine Sport Compact Driver of The Year POMONA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2004 - Chevrolet's Nelson Hoyos was named Turbo Magazine Driver of the Year during Sunday's NHRA Summit Sport Compact Series awards ceremony...

Tue 26 Oct 2004
Clay Millican Rockingham World Finals summary

Clay Millican Rockingham World Finals summary

Millican Finishes IHRA Season with 7th Straight Win at Rockingham Rockingham, N.C. - October 24, 2004 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing, the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 IHRA Top Fuel Champion, won his seventh straight race at Rockingham...

Standings after Rockingham World Finals

Standings after Rockingham World Finals

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway, the last of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series - Top Fuel 1. ...

Rockingham World Finals round-by-round results

Rockingham World Finals round-by-round results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Final round-by-round results from the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway, the 12th of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series - TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.764, ...

Rockingham World Finals final results

Rockingham World Finals final results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Sunday's final results from the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway. The $1.1 million race is the last of 12 in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel Clay Millican, 4.672 seconds,...

Rockingham World Finals eliminations summary

Rockingham World Finals eliminations summary

Millican Wins at Rockingham For Seventh Straight Time ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Overshadowed in qualifying by Australian Andrew Cowin, Clay Millican showed Sunday why he is the most prolific winner in IHRA drag racing history by driving the ...

GM Racing Pomona World Finals summary

GM Racing Pomona World Finals summary

Hoyos, Chevrolet Join Ladwig, Pontiac With Second Consecutive NHRA Sport Compact Championship POMONA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2004 - Nelson Hoyos drove his Ecotec-powered Chevy Cavalier to his fifth Pro FWD victory of the season in today's NHRA Summit...

Mon 25 Oct 2004
ProAm Sportsman Rockingham final results

ProAm Sportsman Rockingham final results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Saturday's final results from the ACCEL Survivor Series at Rockingham Dragway. The $80,500 race rewards the top eight in points in each of the IHRA's seven ProAm Sportsman categories: ACCEL Survivor Top Sportsman Joe Baker,...

Rockingham World Finals Saturday qualifying summary

Rockingham World Finals Saturday qualifying summary

Cowin Leads Record Binge in Rockingham Qualifying ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Australian Top Fuel driver Andrew Cowin sped to a world record Saturday night at Rockingham Dragway in the conclusion of qualifying for Sunday's ninth annual Bethesda ...

Rockingham World Finals first-round pairings

Rockingham World Finals first-round pairings

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway, the last of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
Rockingham World Finals Friday qualifying results

Rockingham World Finals Friday qualifying results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway, 12th of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final ...

Rockingham World Finals Friday qualifying summary

Rockingham World Finals Friday qualifying summary

Gugliotta Leads Record-Setting Binge at Rockingham ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Frank Gugliotta of Mt. Airy, Md., drove his 2004 Ford Escort ZX2 through the quarter mile timers in 6.436 seconds at 213.81 miles per hour Friday, shattering the ...

GM Racing R & D 2005 program

GM Racing R & D 2005 program

Sport-Compact Enthusiasts Benefit From GM Racing Research & Development POMONA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2004 - While teams prepare for the final event of the NHRA Summit Racing Sport Compact season this weekend at Pomona Raceway, GM Racing is already...