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Sat 16 Dec 2000
Goodguys 2001 Race Dates

Goodguys 2001 Race Dates

Alamo, CA - The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Association has announced their 2001 event dates, marking their 13th season of holding the nation's premier nostalgia drag racing series. Seven events make up the schedule, which gets kick-started...

Mendy Fry to drive Johnson Racing Junior Fueler

Mendy Fry to drive Johnson Racing Junior Fueler

Ron "Big Yohns" Johnson made a decision this week to change his race team to better cope with the rigors of Nostalgia Junior Fuel racing. As of today, Mendy Fry will be driving Johnson's San Diego-based Junior Fuel nostalgia dragster. Ron ...

Pre-season test event announced

Pre-season test event announced

SPARTANBURG, SC - The International Hot Rod Association has announced that the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open will be designated as their official pre-season test event. The event will be hosted by Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va.,...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Rocca Announces driver, sponsor

Rocca Announces driver, sponsor

LEESBURG, Va. (December 5, 2000) - Motorsports standout, Johnny Rocca, has announced that he will indeed remain active in professional drag racing in 2001, ending any speculation that the veteran Pro Modified competitor was about to retire. In...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Darlington Dragway names new manager

Darlington Dragway names new manager

DARLINGTON, SC - (December 1, 2000) - Larry Hensley, a longtime and highly successful drag racing track operator, promoter and former-competitor, has accepted the position as general manager of Darlington International Dragway (DID). In making...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
USAR: WWS: Goodyear weekly round up 2000-11-16

USAR: WWS: Goodyear weekly round up 2000-11-16

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Brendan Gaughan was the champion as soon as the green flag waved. Bobby Dotter only saw one flag and that was the all-important checker. A six-week layoff delayed Gaughan's coronation as the 2000 NASCAR Winston West...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Rockingham: Dale Brinsfield post race

Rockingham: Dale Brinsfield post race

GREENSBORO, NC.- The 2000 season may have ended on Sunday, but 2001 began on Monday for Pro Modified racer Dale Brinsfield. There'll be no long winter nap for the Greensboro, NC.-based, Import business owner. Instead, the veteran racer plans to...

Rockingham: Ed Hoover post race

Rockingham: Ed Hoover post race

ROCKINGHAM, N.C.-Adding insult to injury pretty much sums up Ed Hoover's Pro Modified season behind the wheel of Paul Trussell's 1963 Corvette. The 2000 IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series concluded this weekend and all that can be said is "Thank...

Rockingham: Bruce Litton up in smoke

Rockingham: Bruce Litton up in smoke

ROCKINGHAM, N.C.-Ever see $200,000 go up in smoke? It's not pretty. Just ask Top Fuel pilot Bruce Litton, driver of the Wix Filters Top Fuel dragster. As much as he tries to put things in the proper perspective, it gets tough to do when ...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
Rockingham: Romine team wins championship

Rockingham: Romine team wins championship

ROCKINGHAM, NC (November 5, 2000) -- The CARQUEST Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster with driver Paul Romine captured the IHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday at the rain-delayed CARQUEST Auto Parts Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway near Rockingham,...

Rockingham: John Montecalvo post race

Rockingham: John Montecalvo post race

Rockingham, NC - Heading out of the beautiful confines of Norwalk Raceway Park in late August, John Montecalvo had four final round appearances, the Mopar Parts World Nationals trophy and the Sunoco Race Fuels points lead to his credit. With...

Rockingham: Al Billes has solid effort

Rockingham: Al Billes has solid effort

ROCKINGHAM, NC - Frustration, elation, aggravation, rejection, and redemption. These are just a few examples of the dozens of words that could be used to describe both the feelings of many of the drivers and the 2000 MOPAR Pro Modified season...

Rockingham: Laurie Cannister future uncertian

Rockingham: Laurie Cannister future uncertian

ROCKINGHAM, N.C.-In two seasons, Laurie Cannister has matured from pro outlaw Rookie of the Year to its champion. This should be cause for celebration, but the 40-year-old SmithKline Beecham executive from Clinton, Pa., faces daunting...

Rockingham: Von Smith rae wrap up

Rockingham: Von Smith rae wrap up

Smith Loses Bid To Win Final Funny Car Event In 2000 ROCKINGHAM, N.C.-Finishing second in the 2000 ihra.com Funny Car season points chase would have most drivers ecstatic but not Von Smith, who had envisioned a third straight...

Rockingham: Mike Castellana race notes

Rockingham: Mike Castellana race notes

ROCKINGHAM, N.C.-In a season of frustration, Mike Castellana can view the last two races as something to build on when he refurbishes Mike's Drive-in for the 2001 IHRA tour. Castellana, for the second straight race, produced a strong...

Rockingham: Chris Holbrook wrap up

Rockingham: Chris Holbrook wrap up

Rockingham, NC - For the second year in a row, Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock competitor Chris Holbrook breathed a huge sigh of relief when the IHRA/Summit Racing Series Tour wrapped up another season of tough competition. But the reasons for this...

Rockingham: Charlie Hunt post race

Rockingham: Charlie Hunt post race

ROCKINGHAM, NC.- Pro Stock driver Gene Wilson launched hard during the quarter-finals at the CARQUEST Autumn Nationals and the car made a beeline for the center-line. Thus ended one of the seasons that Kingsport, Tenn.-based team owner Charlie...

Rockingham: JR Todd  post race

Rockingham: JR Todd post race

ROCKINGHAM, NC.- J.R. Todd lost a tough battle of IHRA Top Fuel's potential rookie of the year candidates. The 18-year old, driver for Bruce Litton, lost a close first round match opposite of Clay Millican. The Lawrenceburg, Ind.-based driver...

Rockingham: Dwayne Rice race report

Rockingham: Dwayne Rice race report

ROCKINGHAM, N.C.- Dwayne Rice finished his season in fine style at the rescheduled IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. The Sunoco Pro Stock driver advanced to the second round in his D.R. Excavating-sponsored Pontiac Firebird...

Rockingham:Troy Critchley in top five

Rockingham:Troy Critchley in top five

ROC KINGHAM, NC.-Car owner Johnny Rocca, and his driver, Troy Critchley, enjoyed an outstanding weekend at the IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, NC. Critchley drove the supercharged Ironhorse Pro Modified to a quarter-final...

Rockingham: Laurie Cannister clinches Pro Outlaw championship

Rockingham: Laurie Cannister clinches Pro Outlaw championship

ROCKINGHAM, NC. - The long and hard fought battle that Pro Outlaw racer Laurie Cannister has fought since March is now over. The Clinton, Pa.-based driver of the Nicorette/Nicoderm CQ-sponsored entry only had to qualify and win the first round...

Rockingham: Scott Weney race notes

Rockingham: Scott Weney race notes

ROCKINGHAM, NC.- Scott Weney never wants to lose, and despite already capturing the 2000 World Championship in the IHRA Pro Funny Car championship, found it hard to accept losing in the second round against Von Smith, the defending World ...

Rockingham: Qualifying notes

Rockingham: Qualifying notes

ROCKINGHAM, NC - Pit notes from Harley Communications at the IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals. Top Fuel Bruce Litton -Litton entered the rescheduled event with a 7.704/100.82 best under his belt. The Wix Filters-sponsored driver more than...

Rockingham: Critchley final qualifying

Rockingham: Critchley final qualifying

ROCKINGHAM, NC - The curtain-closer for the International Hot Rod Association's (IHRA) 11-race Summit Drag Racing Series is becoming quite an eye-opener, with the quickest qualified field ever in Pro Modified set on Saturday during the second...