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...
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.
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.,...
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
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).
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
A six-week layoff delayed Gaughan's coronation as the 2000 NASCAR Winston
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, 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, 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 ...
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, 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, 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, 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...
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, 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, 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, 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, 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,
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...
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
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, 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, NC - Pit notes from Harley Communications at the IHRA CARQUEST
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, 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...