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Tue 17 Oct 2000
Shreveport: JR Todd race notes

Shreveport: JR Todd race notes

SHREVEPORT, La. - J.R. Todd knew that he had a plenty hefty task before him in the first round of the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals hosted by Red River Raceway in Shreveport, La. The 18-year old, rookie Top Fuel driver from Lawrenceburg, Ind.,...

Shreveport: Wayne Bailey dies after crash

Shreveport: Wayne Bailey dies after crash

GILLIAM, La. (AP) -- Drag racer Wayne Bailey died Saturday of injuries from a crash during qualifying Friday night for the IHRA World Finals at Red River Raceway. Bailey's car split in half after crashing into a concrete retaining wall, said...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
Shreveport: Friday qualifying notes

Shreveport: Friday qualifying notes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Pit notes courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com and Harley Communications at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals Top Fuel Bruce Litton - Litton opened Saturday's qualifying with a not-so impressive effort. He posted a 11.554/80.19...

Sat 14 Oct 2000
Shreveport: Von Smith captures Funny Car Shootout

Shreveport: Von Smith captures Funny Car Shootout

SHREVEPORT, La. - If Von Smith professes that he's in the middle of a jinxed season, he will have a hard time proving it after his most recent performance at the IHRA.Com, a special race-within-a-race at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals in ...

Shreveport: Thursday qualifying notes

Shreveport: Thursday qualifying notes

SHREVEPORT, La. - Pit notes courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com and Harley Communications at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals Top Fuel Bruce Litton -After dropping to number three in the point standings after the Amalie Oil North American ...

Shreveport: Critchley preview

Shreveport: Critchley preview

GILLIAM, La. (October 13, 2000) - Considering his trials and tribulations thus far on the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) national event tour, veteran car-owner, Johnny Rocca, hopes that good luck will come on Friday the 13th. After...

Fri 13 Oct 2000
Shreveport: Bennie Ulmer Thursday pit notes

Shreveport: Bennie Ulmer Thursday pit notes

Shreveport, Thursday; 1999 Top Dragster World Champion, Bennie Ulmer and the Kick Booty Maniacs are headed to Shreveport, LA. Hoping for good things this weekend coming off a runner-up position at the President's Cup Nationals at Budd's Creek, ...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
Budds Creek: Charlie Hunt Racing post race report

Budds Creek: Charlie Hunt Racing post race report

BUDDS CREEK, Md.- Gene Wilson looked an awful lot like his dad, professional fisherman Orlando Wilson, during this weekend's Expressautoparts.com President's Cup Nationals in Budds Creek, Md. The elder Wilson may reel in some hefty sized fish, but...

Budds Creek: Ed Hoover post race report

Budds Creek: Ed Hoover post race report

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-Pro Modified racer Ed Hoover brought his total to six first round losses in nine IHRA national events during the 9th annual Expressautoparts.com Presidents Cup hosted by Maryland International Raceway. Hoover's season began with...

Budds Creek: Troy Critchley post race report

Budds Creek: Troy Critchley post race report

Budds Creek, MD-Troy Critchley followed up Friday's amazing last ditch qualifying effort at the IHRA Expressautoparts.com Nationals by advancing to the second round during eliminations on Saturday. Critchley drove Johnny Rocca's gorgeous '49 ...

Budds Creek: Steve Cossis post race report

Budds Creek: Steve Cossis post race report

Budds Creek, MD-Steve Cossis, driver of the CompetitionPlus.com-sponsored Pro Modified Corvette, was unable to qualify for the quickest field in Pro Modified history at the 9th annual IHRA Expressautoparts.com Nationals, held at Maryland ...

Budds Creek: Al Billes post race report

Budds Creek: Al Billes post race report

Budds Creek, MD - On the IHRA Pro Mod tour, some folks refer to Al Billes' Canadian-based hot rod as the "Studbreaker", which seems pretty harmless, until it starts to live up to its name, that is. Actually a sleek, supercharged 1953 Studebaker,...

Budds Creek: Chris Holbrook post race report

Budds Creek: Chris Holbrook post race report

Budds Creek, MD - Finally, Chris Holbrook may be able to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe that should be win lights at the end of the track, but however you say it, there is no doubt that the defending Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock ...

Budds Creek: John Montecalvo post race report

Budds Creek: John Montecalvo post race report

Budds Creek, MD - Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock title contender John Montecalvo has nothing against some of his fellow competitors having good weekends; he loves to have them himself. But when it comes at his expense, well, that's another story ...

Budds Creek: Von Smith post race report

Budds Creek: Von Smith post race report

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-There will be no overtaking of the points lead for Von Smith, at least at Budds Creek. The three-time World Champion needed to keep pace with Weney, and despite a first round loss, still managed to keep himself in striking...

Budds Creek: Tommy Mauney post race report

Budds Creek: Tommy Mauney post race report

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-Tommy Mauney made his third appearance behind the wheel of Roy Singleton's Majesty Group-sponsored, supercharged 1941 Willys during the ninth annual running of the IHRA Expressautoparts.com Presidents Cup at Maryland International...

Budds Creek: Laurie Cannister post race story

Budds Creek: Laurie Cannister post race story

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-There doesn't seem to be anyone capable of stopping Laurie Cannister's drive to the Pro Outlaw championship in only her second year on the IHRA tour. At least that's been the case since her first round loss at Norwalk. Although...

Budds Creek: Scott Weney post race story

Budds Creek: Scott Weney post race story

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-For only the second time this season Funny Car racer, Scott Weney did not make to the final round of an IHRA national event. He'll still settle for a quarter-final finish at the Expressautopart.com President's Cup in Budds Creek,...

Budds Creek: Mike Castellana post race story

Budds Creek: Mike Castellana post race story

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-In a season of feast or famine, the blue plate special, nothing fancy, from the '50s Mike's Drive-In would have satisfied Mike Castellana's hunger for speed. Castellana's plate came up empty in all three qualifying tries with ...

Budds Creek: USA Racing post race story

Budds Creek: USA Racing post race story

ROCCA'S "IRONHORSE" GAINING STEAM, MOVES TO THIRD IN TIGHT IHRA POINT CHASE BUDDS CREEK, Md. (October 1, 2000) - The Johnny Rocca-owned USA Racing Team gained valuable ground in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) championship...

Budds Creek: Angelo Alesci post race report

Budds Creek: Angelo Alesci post race report

Budds Creek, MD - Cleveland, Ohio's Angelo Alesci, who sat out the 1999 Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock season, proved that the long layoff hadn't diminished his ability to wring some impressive performance out of his '98 Monte Carlo. Alesci, the...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
Budds Creek: Friday qualifying pit notes

Budds Creek: Friday qualifying pit notes

BUDDS CREEK, MD. - Friday pit notes from Harley Communications at the IHRA President's Cup Nationals presented by CompetitionPlus.com. Pro Funny Car Von Smith - The defending World Champion from Oak Ridge, Tenn., continued his gradual...

Budds Creek: USA Racing final qualifying

Budds Creek: USA Racing final qualifying

LAST MINUTE EFFORT TIES "IRONHORSE" ATOP QUALIFYING; POINT LEADER STOTT FAILS TO MAKE CUT BUDDS CREEK, Md. (September 30, 2000) - While the Olympic Games continue to play out half a world away in Sydney, it was Australian-born drag racer, Troy...

Fri 29 Sep 2000
Budd's Creek Rocca preview

Budd's Creek Rocca preview

BUDDS CREEK, MD (September 29, 2000) -- As the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Drag Racing Series heads into the final stretch, Pro Modified car owner, Johnny Rocca, is hoping his Prolong Super Lubricants/Somerset Refinery,...