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Fri 19 Dec 2008
Michael Dakin announces 2009 plans

Michael Dakin announces 2009 plans

Michael Dakin Eyes 2009 IHRA Top Fuel Return; Ohio-based racer excited to get back out on the circuit In 2005 Michael Dakin brought his A-Fuel dragster to the IHRA World Finals, looking to break into the qualifying field despite long odds.

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Gugliotta to drive for Elite Motorsports

Gugliotta to drive for Elite Motorsports

Richard Freeman and J.R. Carr at Elite Motorsports Bring Frank Gugliotta on Board to form Three-Car Pro Stock "Superteam" for '09 IHRA Season Norwalk, Ohio (December 14, 2008) -- The two-car team of Richard Freeman and J.R. Carr has entered...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Series news 2008-12-05

Series news 2008-12-05

IHRA Poised for Growth; National Sports Marketing Publication Recognizes International Hot Rod Association's Potential Norwalk, Ohio (Dec. 5, 2008) -- Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal has released the results of its annual...

Wed 03 Dec 2008
Series to retain quarter-mile format

Series to retain quarter-mile format

1,320-Feet to Remain the IHRA Standard; Every 2009 Nitro Jam National Event will he held on a full Quarter-Mile Track NORWALK, OHIO (Dec. 2, 2008) -- The International Hot Rod Association, a division of Feld Entertainment, Inc., will keep ...

Fri 21 Nov 2008
Series announces new Sportsman championship system

Series announces new Sportsman championship system

"Tournament Of Champions" -- A Revolutionary New Sportsman Racing Championship System; IHRA changes the rules to include everyone in its sportsman world championship chases The days of IHRA championships being determined by who can afford to...

Tue 21 Oct 2008
Rockingham II: Pro Stock Showdown summary

Rockingham II: Pro Stock Showdown summary

Berner's Big Weekend: After clinching 2008 Pro Stock World Championship, Pete Berner wins $100,000 IHRA Pro Stock Showdown Rockingham, NC (Oct. 20, 2008) -- It may have taken quite a bit longer than planned, but Pete Berner (Crete, Ill.) has...

Mon 20 Oct 2008
Standings following Rockingham II

Standings following Rockingham II

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Unofficial point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway, the 10th of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series ...

Rockingham II: Final round-by-round results

Rockingham II: Final round-by-round results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Final round-by-round results from the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE Bobby Lagana Jr.,...

Rockingham II: Final results

Rockingham II: Final results

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Sunday's final results from the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway. The race is the 11th of 10 in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel -- Tim Boychuk, 4.853 seconds, 273.05...

Rockingham II: Final eliminations summary

Rockingham II: Final eliminations summary

Lawson Claims First National Event Title; Dale Creasy Jr.'s replacement driver captures Nitro Funny Car title at IHRA World Finals Rockingham, NC (Oct. 19, 2008) -- Two-time defending IHRA Nitro Funny Car world champion Dale Creasy Jr. saw...

Rockingham II: Terry Haddock final summary

Rockingham II: Terry Haddock final summary

Haddock Clinches IHRA Funny Car World Championship at the Rock Rockingham, NC (Oct. 19, 2008) -- Lend America Funny Car driver Terry Haddock claimed the 2008 IHRA Nitro Funny Car world championship Sunday by defeating rookie Matt Hagan in the...

Sun 19 Oct 2008
Rockingham II: First-round pairings

Rockingham II: First-round pairings

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on...

Mon 06 Oct 2008
Rockingham II: Series pre-event notes

Rockingham II: Series pre-event notes

A total of $2,186,425.00 on the line at Rockingham Dragway for the IHRA World Finals Norwalk, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2008) -- Rockingham Dragway is among the most historic, revered venues in American motor sports. It seems fitting that one of the most...

Mon 29 Sep 2008
Rockingham II: Finale preview

Rockingham II: Finale preview

Drag Racing's $2.1 Million Dollar Weekend; A total of $2,186,425.00 on the line at Rockingham Dragway for the IHRA World Finals Norwalk, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2008) -- Rockingham Dragway is among the most historic, revered venues in American motor ...

Wed 24 Sep 2008
Rockingham championship scenarios

Rockingham championship scenarios

Championships on the Line as 2008 Season Concludes in Rockingham Four of five professional world championships still up for grabs as IHRA heads to Rockingham for the World Finals Norwalk, Ohio (Sept. 11, 2008) -- Only Alcohol Funny Car driver...

Mon 22 Sep 2008
NHRA remembers Engel at Dallas event

NHRA remembers Engel at Dallas event

Memorial service honors memory of the late Steve Engel DALLAS (Sept. 21) -- Family, friends, fans, and fellow racers gathered Saturday evening at the Racers For Christ tent at the Texas Motorplex to honor and remember Pro Mod racer Steve Engel,...

Sat 20 Sep 2008
Houston Raceway Park news 2008-09-20

Houston Raceway Park news 2008-09-20

Houston Raceway Park suffers $100K in Hurricane Ike damage BAYTOWN, Texas (Sept. 20) -- Southeast Texas' largest racing facility, Houston Raceway Park in the Houston suburb of Baytown, suffered approximately $100,000 in damage from Hurricane Ike.

Wed 17 Sep 2008
ADRL series plans Steve Engel tribute

ADRL series plans Steve Engel tribute

ADRL Plans Tribute to Fallen Racer O'FALLON, MO (Jan. 15, 2008) -- Calling him "one of my honest-to-God heroes," American Drag Racing League (ADRL) President Kenny Nowling vowed to honor the memory of race driver Steve Engel, 49, who died Sep....

Wed 10 Sep 2008
Feld Entertainment acquires Live Nation Motor Sports

Feld Entertainment acquires Live Nation Motor Sports

Feld Entertainment Acquires Live Nation Motor Sports Leading global producer of live family entertainment marks largest expansion in company's 40-year history Vienna, Virginia (September 10, 2008) -- Feld Entertainment, Inc., today announced...

Tue 09 Sep 2008
Epping: Terry Haddock final summary

Epping: Terry Haddock final summary

HADDOCK EXTENDS POINTS-LEAD WITH RUNNER-UP FINISH IN EPPING EPPING, N.H. (September 7, 2008) -- It's one down, one more to go for Lend America nitro Funny Car driver Terry Haddock. With a runner-up finish in the IHRA Amalie Motor Oil North ...

Mon 08 Sep 2008
Standings after Epping

Standings after Epping

EPPING, N.H. -- Unofficial point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway, the ninth of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas...

Epping: Final round-by-round results

Epping: Final round-by-round results

EPPING, N.H. -- Final round-by-round results from the Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway, the ninth of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND...

Epping: Final results

Epping: Final results

EPPING, N.H. -- Sunday's final results from the Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway. The race is the ninth of 10 in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel -- Tim ...

Epping: Final elminations summary

Epping: Final elminations summary

Tim Boychuk Claims First Career Top Fuel Win; Defeats Terry McMillen in Final at Amalie Oil North American Nationals Andy Kelley (Nitro Funny Car), Jim Halsey (Pro Modified), Paul Noakes (Alcohol Funny Car) and Pete Berner (Pro Stock) also claim...

Sat 06 Sep 2008
Epping: First-round pairings

Epping: First-round pairings

EPPING, N.H. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway, the ninth of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing...

Epping: Terry Haddock Saturday summary

Epping: Terry Haddock Saturday summary

Changing Schedules leave Haddock un-phased and No. 2 in Epping EPPING, N.H. (September 6, 2008) -- The schedules may have changed, but the results were definitely good for Lend America Funny Car driver Terry Haddock as he continued his quest to...

Epping: Saturday qualifying summary

Epping: Saturday qualifying summary

Rain Washes Out Final Qualifying Session at Amalie Oil North American Nationals Bruce Litton (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Nitro Funny Car), Mike Castellana (Pro Modified), Paul Noakes (Alcohol Funny Car) and Pete Berner (Pro Stock) claim ...

Epping: Terry Haddock preview

Epping: Terry Haddock preview

Haddock looking to extend points-lead in Epping EPPING, N.H. (September 4, 2008) - IHRA Funny Car points leader Terry Haddock has two events left in the Lend America nitro Funny Car - two events in the 2008 season to make a lifetime dream come...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Epping: Series Friday qualifying summary

Epping: Series Friday qualifying summary

Pete Berner Claims Pro Stock Points Lead with Track Record Friday Sets New England Dragway speed record in evening qualifying session; Bruce Litton (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Nitro Funny Car), Mike Castellana (Pro Modified) and Neal Parker (Alcohol...

Epping: Friday qualifying results

Epping: Friday qualifying results

EPPING, N.H. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway, ninth of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will ...

Epping: Round nine preview

Epping: Round nine preview

IHRA Championship Races Coming Down to the Wire; New England Dragway will Set the Stage for Frantic Final Race Four of five professional classes still up for grabs as racers prepare for Amalie Oil North American Nationals NORWALK, OHIO (July...

Wed 03 Sep 2008
Tommy Dupree receives promotion

Tommy Dupree receives promotion

Tommy Dupree Promoted to IHRA/Norwalk Properties National Sales Manager (Norwalk, OH, Sept. 3, 2008)-- Tommy Dupree has been promoted to IHRA National Sales Manager for Norwalk properties, overseeing the Live Nation Motor Sports Nitro Jam, ...

Tue 26 Aug 2008
Tulsa: Terry Haddock final summary

Tulsa: Terry Haddock final summary

Haddock stays on top after first-round exit in Tulsa TULSA (August 25, 2008) -- Terry Haddock, driver of the Lend America Stratus, maintained his lead position in the IHRA Funny Car points-race following his first-round exit in the Sooner ...

Standings after Tulsa

Standings after Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. -- Unofficial point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy Sports + Outdoors at Tulsa Race Way Park, the eighth of 10 events in the 2008 ...

Tulsa: Final round-by-round results

Tulsa: Final round-by-round results

TULSA, Okla. -- Final round-by-round results from the Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy Sports + Outdoors at Tulsa Race Way Park, the eighth of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: TOP ...