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Wed 03 Nov 2004
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 ...

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...

Tue 11 May 2004
Angleton Outlaw Spring Shootout summary

Angleton Outlaw Spring Shootout summary

Track records fall at Outlaw Spring Shootout ANGLETON, Texas - Track records fell in both categories racing during this past weekend's Outlaw Spring Shootout at Angleton Dragway. The Outlaw 10.5 division saw former Pro Stock Truck standout Jeff...

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...

Thu 29 Apr 2004
AHDRA: Gene Lummus races summary 2004-04-28

AHDRA: Gene Lummus races summary 2004-04-28

Team Lummus Making Big Power in '04 Even high elevation can't get the Gene Lummus Harley-Davidson Team down. At the AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Championship Series race at Phoenix (the second race of the season), four-time Rivera/Primo Street Pro...

Fri 26 Mar 2004
Pro Mod: Troy Critchley San Antonio preview

Pro Mod: Troy Critchley San Antonio preview

Pro Mod driver Troy Critchley hopes for quick start at the season-opening IHRA Amalie Oil Texas Nationals SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 25, 2004) - The season-opening event on the Hooters IHRA Racing Series unfolds this weekend, when the IHRA ...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Heartland Park announces renovations

Heartland Park announces renovations

City Approves Funding for Heartland Park Topeka Renovations TOPEKA, Kansas -- Thanks to a commitment of funds from the City of Topeka, Heartland Park Topeka will proceed with major improvements to the facility. The Topeka City Council ...

Tue 09 Mar 2004
GM Racing Fontana preview

GM Racing Fontana preview

Chevrolet's Nelson Hoyos, GM Racing Gearing Up For 2004 NHRA PRO FWD Campaign FONTANA, Calif., March 8, 2004 - When you look at the phenomenal success achieved in 2003 by Chevrolet's Nelson Hoyos and the GM Racing Sport Compact program, you...

Fri 10 Sep 2004
AHDRA: Tripp Nobles Bristol summary

AHDRA: Tripp Nobles Bristol summary

Ray Price Racing and new rider Tripp Nobles hit the track together for the first time at the All Harley Drag Racing Association event in Bristol, Tennessee. Nobles earned his Top Fuel license and qualified 11th in the 16-bike field with a 6.976 at...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
GM Racing Denver preview

GM Racing Denver preview

Nelson Hoyos, Marty Ladwig, Lead GM Racing Team Into Sport Compact Mile-High Nationals DENVER, Colo., June 3, 2004 - Drag racing legend Warren Johnson once quipped that the air at Bandimere Speedway is so thin that even the birds prefer walking.

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 05 May 2004
Goodguys Nitro Nationals LVMS summary

Goodguys Nitro Nationals LVMS summary

Harris takes Top Fuel points lead, 15 winners crowned at 16th Nitro Nationals Nostalgia Drags. May 1, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV - The second stop in the Goodguys / K&N Filters 2004 Summer Series brought ...

Tue 02 Mar 2004
Ara Arslanian 2004 preview

Ara Arslanian 2004 preview

Arslanian Bullish on Team's 2004 Chances ESCANABA, MI (March 2, 2004) - After winning 13 of 19 events and finishing first and second in both the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Sport Compact division and National Drag Racing Association ...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
Enoch Love Racing DeSoto test notes

Enoch Love Racing DeSoto test notes

Enoch is in Love with his race team Bradenton, FL - January 20, 2004 -- IHRA Pro Drag racing held their first open test of the season at DeSoto International Raceway on the 19th and 20th of January. Enoch Love Racing rolled it's 2002 Chevy ...

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 ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
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 ...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Susquehanna results 2004-06-03

Susquehanna results 2004-06-03

Kreitz Picks up Second SSP Sprint Win of the Season over Rahmer And Kluge NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (June 3, 2004) -- Donnie Kreitz Jr. won his second Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car feature of the season on Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Matt Smith...

Wed 17 Mar 2004
Top Fuel - Supercharge versus Injected

Top Fuel - Supercharge versus Injected

Top Fuel: Supercharged versus Injected Dave Hirata to Contest Injected Nitro Dragster at Amalie Oil Texas Nationals March 26-28 NORWALK, Ohio (March 16, 2004) -- When IHRA announced changes to the Top Fuel rules allowing Injected Nitro Dragsters...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
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 ...

Wed 07 Apr 2004
Tim Irwin joins IHRA

Tim Irwin joins IHRA

Tim Irwin named Director of Contingency and Inside Sales NORWALK, Ohio (April 6, 2004) -- IHRA President Bill Bader announced Tim Irwin has been named Director of Contingency and Inside Sales. Irwin joins IHRA from Undercover Chassis in...

Mon 03 May 2004
GM Racing Englishtown summary

GM Racing Englishtown summary

Ladwig's Ecotec-Powered Pontiac Captures Second Consecutive Victory - Kubo's Ecotec-Powered Saturn Lowers Pro FWD National Record To 7.836 Seconds ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., May 2, 2004 - Marty Ladwig won his second race of the season after driving his...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
IHRA approves Nitrous Oxide in Top Fuel

IHRA approves Nitrous Oxide in Top Fuel

NORWALK, Ohio (July 21, 2004) - The IHRA Competition Department announced the approval of nitrous oxide usage on Top Fuel vehicles that currently utilize the non-supercharged combination. This rule will be effective at the upcoming Third Annual ...

Fri 16 Jan 2004
Little to debut new,

Little to debut new, "36-year old car"

DECATUR, Ill. (January 15, 2004) -- When is something 36-years old new again? When it is a brand-new Pro Modified 1968 Camaro, to be debuted by driver Donnie Little in 2004. Little, a former IHRA Pro Modified speed record holder, plans ...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
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...

Thu 26 Feb 2004
AHDRA 2003 review, 2004 preview

AHDRA 2003 review, 2004 preview

Dragmasters: 3 in '03, More in '04? "It was a very unbelievable year," 2003 AHDRA Super Gas champion Willie Herschberger said recently while working late in his Bradenton, Florida garage. His Dragmasters team won three sportsman championships in...

Wed 13 Oct 2004
Bill Bader to step down as IHRA President

Bill Bader to step down as IHRA President

(Norwalk, OH) - Bill Bader President of IHRA has announced he will step down and that Aaron Polburn will take over the top spot at the Norwalk, Ohio based drag racing and motorsports company. "I have worked to the exclusion of my family and...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
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 ...

Sat 13 Mar 2004
NHRA Sport Compact series broadcast news

NHRA Sport Compact series broadcast news

NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series to Air Exclusively on ESPN2 in 2004 GLENDORA, Calif. (March 11, 2004) -- For the third consecutive year, the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Stylefest presented by Sony Xplod...

Mon 14 Jun 2004
Heartland Park Topeka Bracket summary 2004-06-13

Heartland Park Topeka Bracket summary 2004-06-13

TOPEKA, Kansas -- After a stormy Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon was picture perfect for the final of two consecutive days of bracket racing at Heartland Park Topeka. The Heartland Park Topeka Bracket Drag Race Series was presented throughout...

Tue 06 Jul 2004
Edmonton final round-by-round results

Edmonton final round-by-round results

EDMONTON, Alb. -- Final round-by-round results from the Second Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Northern Provincial Pipelines and Edson Chrysler at Budweiser Motorsports Park, the fifth of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA...

Tue 11 May 2004
Charles Carpenter Coastal Plains summary

Charles Carpenter Coastal Plains summary

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (May 9, 2004) -- Charles Carpenter, owner and driver of "The World's Fastest '55" Chevrolet did something at Coastal Plains Dragway that he has not done in 28 years. He crashed his race car during the first round of...

Thu 15 Jul 2004
Clay Millican Milan preview

Clay Millican Milan preview

Millican/Team Werner Aiming for 6th Win of the Season at IHRA Motor City Nationals Chicago - July 13, 2004 Three-time defending IHRA Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will attempt to win his sixth straight IHRA event...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
GM Racing - Marty Ladwig spotlight

GM Racing - Marty Ladwig spotlight

New 2004 Pontiac Sunfire has Marty Ladwig Ready To Defend NHRA HOT ROD Championship. FONTANA, Calif., March 8, 2004 - Defending HOT ROD champion Marty Ladwig isn't afraid to admit it, but this year's run for the Summit Racing crown will more...

Thu 13 May 2004
GM Racing Northeast Nationals preview

GM Racing Northeast Nationals preview

GM Racing/NHRA Sport Compact Northeast Nationals Presented By General Motors ATCO, N.J., May 12, 2004 - Don't let anyone try and tell you that Marty Ladwig has a weight problem. Even with the NHRA's recently mandated 2000-pound minimum on all...

Sun 25 Apr 2004
Rockingham first-round pairings

Rockingham first-round pairings

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 34th annual U.S. SportsScene.com Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts & Castrol at Rockingham Dragway, the second of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters...

Wed 25 Aug 2004
Pro Stock Shootout preview

Pro Stock Shootout preview

Montecalvo Headlines Sunoco Pro Stock Shootout Center Moriches, N.Y. -John Montecalvo has the distinguished honor of leading the Pro Stock field into battle at this year's Sunoco Pro Stock Shootout. The bonus program, held annually during the ...