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Sun 05 Nov 2000
Virginia Motorsports Park to host pre-season test

Virginia Motorsports Park to host pre-season test

DINWIDDIE, Va. - After a long winter's nap, the duo of Virginia Motorsports Park and CompetitionPlus.com E-zine plan to wake up the eastern drag racing community with an alarm that will ring with the thunder of high-horsepower machinery and a...

S. Jenkins joins Awesome Motorsports

S. Jenkins joins Awesome Motorsports

TUSCALOOSA, Al. - It's no big secret that defending Pro Modified champion Shannon Jenkins endured a title-defense season that he'd just as soon to forget about. What has been a secret are his plans for the 2001 season. The two-time Pro Modified ...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Rooca voted

Rooca voted "Ironman Award"

LEESBURG, Va. (November 1, 2000) - The trials and tribulations of Johnny Rocca's USA Racing Team, throughout the 2000 drag racing season, have apparently not gone unnoticed by the readers of Competitionplus.com, who voted the "Ironhorse" Pro ...

Rockingham: Litton ready to finalize 2000 season

Rockingham: Litton ready to finalize 2000 season

ROCKINGHAM, NC.- Make no bones about it, Top Fuel racer Bruce Litton is exactly where he wants to be headed into this weekend's rescheduled CARQUEST Autumn Nationals, the final stop on the IHRA Summit Championship Drag Racing Series. The...

Vourous adds sponsor for 2001

Vourous adds sponsor for 2001

SPARTANBURG, SC - In looking ahead to the 2001 season, CompetitionPlus.com will expand its promotional line-up to include the Pro Funny Car of John Vourous to run on the IHRA Series. Vouros, a former Top Dragster racer from Victor, NY., will ...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
SWS: Goodyear Racing weekly news 2000-10-26

SWS: Goodyear Racing weekly news 2000-10-26

GILLIAM, La. -- With one race remaining on the International Hot Rod Association's 2000 calendar, the championships are starting to come in for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Scott Weney got the championship ball rolling during the October...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
Mike Ashley makes switch to supercharger

Mike Ashley makes switch to supercharger

MELVILLE, NY.- Sometimes fate has a way of creating the oddest scenarios. Pro Modified pioneer Mike Ashley, the 35-year old, mortgage lender from Melville, NY., was on a flight returning from a DNQ performance at the recently...

Fri 20 Oct 2000
Memorial service for Wayne Bailey set

Memorial service for Wayne Bailey set

Norwalk, OH -- A memorial service for Top Fuel driver Wayne Bailey will be held Wednesday, October 25 at his home in Leonard, MI. Bailey, 47, died from injuries sustained during a qualifying crash at the IHRA World Finals at Shreveport, last ...

Shreveport: Johnny Rocca/Troy Critchley wrap up

Shreveport: Johnny Rocca/Troy Critchley wrap up

SHREVEPORT, La.-Troy Critchley and Johnny Rocca went to the 3rd annual IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals at Red River Raceway with two missions. One, try and stay in top five in the Mopar Pro Modified points standings. And two, try and defend...

Shreveport: Chris Holbrook wrap up

Shreveport: Chris Holbrook wrap up

Gilliam, LA - With just one race left on the IHRA/Summit Drag Racing Series' 2000 schedule, defending Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock Champion Chris Holbrook is currently holding down fourteenth spot in the points, and all things considered, he's...

Tue 17 Oct 2000
Shreveport Dale Brinsfield race report

Shreveport Dale Brinsfield race report

SHREVEPORT, La. - In 1998, Dale Brinsfield enjoyed one of his finest seasons of his drag racing career. It has been downhill ever since. The Greensboro, NC.-based driver has concluded that destiny is charging him a higher price for that success...

Shreveport: Weney takes Funny Car Championship

Shreveport: Weney takes Funny Car Championship

SHREVEPORT, La. - The key ingredients for Scott Weney's championship stew consisted of three things, an early Von Smith loss, a green light and a win-light. After the first round at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La., Weney...

Shreveport: Al Billes race notes

Shreveport: Al Billes race notes

Shreveport, LA - Last year at this time, the Mopar Parts World Finals were exactly that; the final race on the IHRA's national event schedule. And at that race last year, Canada's Al Billes nailed down a top-ten finish in the Mopar Pro Modified...

Shreveport: Ed Hoover post race

Shreveport: Ed Hoover post race

SHREVEPORT, La. - For Ed Hoover, the 2000 season has the characteristics of a '70s comedy sitcom. You see the same rerun over and over again. The Pro Modified competitor hoped his luck would change this weekend. Unfortunately, the...

Shreveport: Laurie Cannister race report

Shreveport: Laurie Cannister race report

GILLIAM, La.-Laurie Cannister has left the door ajar, and the question to be answered-can Mick Snyder sneak in and steal the 2000 Pro Outlaw championship? To clinch her first IHRA championship, all the 40-year-old SmithKline Beecham executive...

Shreveport: Mike Castellana post race

Shreveport: Mike Castellana post race

SHREVEPORT, La.-Mike Castellana must look up his weekend spent competing at the IHRA's Mopar Parts World Finals as a huge success, considering the misfortunes that has dogged him on the IHRA tour. Over his previous seven Pro Modified...

Shreveport: Critchley race notes

Shreveport: Critchley race notes

GILLIAM, La. (October 15, 2000) - Johnny Rocca and his Leesburg, Va.-based USA Racing Team's '49 Mercury "Ironhorse" hit full stride in Pro Modified qualifying, but failed to get past a pair of strategic elimination rounds during the Mopar Parts...

Shreveport: Steve Cossis wrap up

Shreveport: Steve Cossis wrap up

GILLIAM, LA-The last several races on the 2000 IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series schedule has been less than fortunate for Pro Modified driver, Steve Cossis. The New York-native failed to qualify for his second national event in a row at the 3rd...

Shreveport: Montecalvo race notes

Shreveport: Montecalvo race notes

Gilliam, LA - This season's phenomenal performance upsurge in Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock competition shows no sign of leveling off in the near future, and that could spell disappointment for many of the class regulars come the season-ending...

Shreveport: Tommy Mauney post race

Shreveport: Tommy Mauney post race

SHREVEPORT, La.--After taking over the driving duties of the Roy Singleton-owned, Majesty Group entry, veteran driver Tommy Mauney has continued to "dial-in" the blown motor, improving each outing. This race was no different. The Mopar Parts...

Shreveport: Bruce Litton victory

Shreveport: Bruce Litton victory

GILLIAM, La.-Bruce Litton had a job to do and he did it. Litton and the Wix Filters-backed team won the Top Fuel trophy and took over the IHRA championship points lead at the Mopar Parts World Finals hosted by Red River Raceway. The ...

Shreveport: Dwayne Rice race report

Shreveport: Dwayne Rice race report

SHREVEPORT, La.-Pro Stock driver, Dwayne Rice, failed to qualify by the slimmest of margins at the 3rd annual IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals hosted by Red River Raceway. Rice missed the 16-car field by a scant one-thousandth of a second when ...

Shreveport: Von Smith notes

Shreveport: Von Smith notes

SHREVEPORT, La.-Von Smith didn't get what he wanted, which was to keep his slim hopes for a third straight IHRA funny-car championship. Smith, however, doesn't have to hang his head, and he will go back home to Tennessee $20,000 richer for ...