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Tue 23 Dec 1997
1998 television schedule

1998 television schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NHRA TV PACKAGE FEATURES MORE THAN 125 HOURS OF RACING IN 1998 GLENDORA, Calif. -- For the second consecutive year, the National Hot Rod Association television package...

Mon 24 Nov 1997
New Crew Chief for Gibbs' Funny Car

New Crew Chief for Gibbs' Funny Car

(courtesy of DMF Communications -- 612-593-1505) Gibbs Names Funny Car Crew Chief INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 1997) -- NHRA team owner Joe Gibbs has named Wes Cerny crew chief for his newly-sponsored Interstate Batteries/Hot Rod Magazine Pontiac ...

Fri 21 Nov 1997
Hill Sees Space Shot

Hill Sees Space Shot

Drag Racer Eddie Hill Sees NASA Space Shot, Is Ready to Go in Orbit Himself Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Eddie Hill, 61, Pennzoil's 1993 NHRA Winston Top Fuel champion drag racer, an invited guest who watched the launch of space shuttle Columbia...

Sun 16 Nov 1997
Kurt Season Season Summary (Pro Stock)

Kurt Season Season Summary (Pro Stock)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rick Voegelin/408-761-2201 KURT JOHNSON 1997 SEASON REVIEW Kurt Caps '97 Season with Winston Finals Victory Pomona, Calif. -- The photographers' strobes blazed like electronic...

Warren Johnson Season Wrap-Up (Pro Stock)

Warren Johnson Season Wrap-Up (Pro Stock)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rick Voegelin/408-761-2201 WARREN JOHNSON 1997 SEASON REVIEW First 200 mph Pro Stock Run Highlights W.J.'s Record-Setting Year Pomona, Calif. -- As the final minutes of the...

Wed 12 Nov 1997
Pomona Winston Finals post-race notes

Pomona Winston Finals post-race notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POST-RACE NOTES: WINSTON FINALS, NOV. 6-9, POMONA, CALIF. TOP FUEL --Gary Scelzi became the first rookie to win an NHRA Winston championship. Scelzi, from Fresno, Calif., clinched the title at this event after his first...

Tue 11 Nov 1997
Pomona Pro Stock

Pomona Pro Stock

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters Pro Stock Qualifying FINAL LIST 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by Mike Cornelius Pos Name Number E.T. Speed 1 JIM YATES...

Pomona Comp & Sportsman Winners

Pomona Comp & Sportsman Winners

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters Sunday-Round 5 - Comp Eliminator -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by MIKE CORNELIUS Number ...

Pomona Pro Stock Bike

Pomona Pro Stock Bike

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters. Pro Stock Bike FINAL Qualifying LIST 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by MIKE CORNELIUS Pos Name Number E.T. Speed 1 ANGELLE ...

Pomona Funny Car

Pomona Funny Car

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters. Funny Car Qualifying List FINAL 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by MIKE CORNELIUS Pos Name Number E.T. Speed 1 CHUCK ...

Pomona Bud Top Fuel Classic

Pomona Bud Top Fuel Classic

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters. Saturday-Round 1 - Top Fuel -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Bud T/F Classic by MIKE CORNELIUS Number ...

Pomona Top Alcohol Dragster

Pomona Top Alcohol Dragster

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed reporters. Saturday-Round 1 - Alcohol Dragster -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by MIKE CORNELIUS Number ...

Pomona Top Alcohol Funny Car

Pomona Top Alcohol Funny Car

>From the Prodigy Auto Racing BB and @Speed repporters. Saturday-Round 1 - Alcohol Funny Car -Left lane first- 1997 NHRA Winston Select Finals by MIKE CORNELIUS Number...

Sun 09 Nov 1997
Kurt Johnson Pomona story

Kurt Johnson Pomona story

Media Contact: Rick Voegelin/408-761-2201 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KURT JOHNSON WINS WINSTON FINALS Pomona, Calif.; Nov. 9, 1997 -- Kurt Johnson capped the 1997 season with a victory in the NHRA Winston Finals at Pomona Raceway,...

Wed 05 Nov 1997
Reebok to sponsor Top Fuel driver Cristen Powell

Reebok to sponsor Top Fuel driver Cristen Powell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NHRA WELCOMES REEBOK AS SPONSOR OF TOP FUEL DRIVER CRISTEN POWELL LOS ANGELES -- Reebok, a worldwide sports footwear, apparel and equipment giant, will make its debut in...

Tue 04 Nov 1997
Hot Rod & Interestate new Gibbs sponors

Hot Rod & Interestate new Gibbs sponors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 PETERSEN PUBLISHING, INTERSTATE BATTERIES ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE WITH JOE GIBBS RACING TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE LAS VEGAS -- Petersen Publishing Company and...

Wed 22 Oct 1997
Tom Martino Road to the Future award release

Tom Martino Road to the Future award release

Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) 662-9809 For Immediate Release MARTINO TABBED AS FINALIST FOR ROAD TO THE FUTURE AWARD ENNIS, TX, October 19, 1997 - During pre-race ceremonies for today's Revell Nationals at the...

Tom Martino Houston release

Tom Martino Houston release

Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) 662-9809 MARTINO HOPES HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF IN HOUSTON FARMINGDALE, NJ, October 20, 1997 -- Throughout their careers, racers develop an affection for certain race tracks. ...

Jim Yates inks major sponsorship

Jim Yates inks major sponsorship

Contacts David Ferroni Jeff Stauffer F Communications Old World Industries 612-593-1505 847-559-2096 ...

Mon 20 Oct 1997
Houston Pro Stock notebook

Houston Pro Stock notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 MATCO TOOLS SUPERNATIONALS PRO STOCK NOTEBOOK *Different scene: It's taken awhile, but Mark Osborne is getting used to being a hired gun. Osborne owned his Pro ...

Mark Osborne Houston story (Pro Stock)

Mark Osborne Houston story (Pro Stock)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 OSBORNE TRYING TO CONTINUE STRONG PRO STOCK COMEBACK AT HOUSTON BAYTOWN, Texas -- Other than watching races on television with his son, Mark Osborne never gave much...

Houston Funny Car notebook

Houston Funny Car notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 MATCO TOOLS SUPERNATIONALS FUNNY CAR NOTEBOOK *Speed demon: John Force set an NHRA speed national record of 314.35 mph in the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang at the Pennzoil ...

Houston Tony Pedregon story (Funny Car)

Houston Tony Pedregon story (Funny Car)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 TONY PEDREGON WILL TRY TO TAKE PERFORMANCE LEAP AT HOUSTON BAYTOWN, Texas -- Like most NHRA Funny Car drivers, Tony Pedregon has looked at John Force's recent hot streak...

Houston Top Fuel notebook

Houston Top Fuel notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 MATCO TOOLS SUPERNATIONALS TOP FUEL NOTEBOOK *Loaded: There will be few Top Fuel teams with as much talent as the Miller Lite team in 1998, as owner Don "The Snake" ...

Larry Dixon Houston story (Top Fuel)

Larry Dixon Houston story (Top Fuel)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 REVITALIZED DIXON SEEKS FIRST TOP FUEL VICTORY OF SEASON AT HOUSTON BAYTOWN, Texas -- Through all the struggles this season, Larry Dixon never had a doubt that his time...

Houston Top Fuel overview

Houston Top Fuel overview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 DRIVERS TO PURSUE NHRA TITLES, RECORDS AT NEW HOUSTON EVENT BAYTOWN, Texas -- Many NHRA competitors have made an early-season statement at Houston Raceway Park by unleashing...

Houston information

Houston information

NHRA BREAKOUT BOX WHAT: Matco Tools SuperNationals. WHEN: Thursday-Sunday. WHERE: Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas. PRO QUALIFYING: 3 p.m. (CDT) and 7 p.m. Friday; noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. FINAL ELIMINATIONS: 11 a.m. (CDT) ...

Dallas post race notes

Dallas post race notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 POST-RACE NOTES: REVELL NATIONALS, OCT. 16-19, DALLAS TOP FUEL *Cory McClenathan set an NHRA speed national record of 321.77 mph in the McDonald's Dragster. McClenathan,...

Sun 19 Oct 1997
Points after Dallas (all classes)

Points after Dallas (all classes)

TOP FUEL 1. Gary Scelzi 1622 2. Cory McClenathan 1529 3. Joe Amato 1448 4. Scott Kalitta 1211 5. Kenny Bernstein 1155 6. Bob Vandergriff 998 7. Mike Dunn 976 8.

Chevy S-10 Final Run in Dallas

Chevy S-10 Final Run in Dallas

CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES Revell Nationals -- NHRA Winston Drag Racing The Texas Motorplex -- Dallas, Texas Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997 PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10 PICKUP PRESS NOTE NO. 6 FINAL ELIMINATION: Jerry Haas (Chevy S-10), left...

Capps Dallas report

Capps Dallas report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Stropus 203-438-0501 CAPPS JUMPS TO FIFTH IN POINTS, CAPTURES HIS SECOND POLE IN CAMARO FUNNY CAR Capps Takes...

Sat 18 Oct 1997
TF and FC performance restrictions in 1998

TF and FC performance restrictions in 1998

NHRA TO IMPLEMENT RESTRICTIONS IN TOP FUEL, FUNNY CAR IN 1998 GLENDORA, Calif. -- The National Hot Rod Association and its race teams, in a joint effort to provide closer competition and enhance safety, will begin testing shortly to ...

Thu 16 Oct 1997
Trucks are in for 1998

Trucks are in for 1998

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 PRO STOCK TRUCK TO BECOME NHRA PRO CATEGORY IN 1998 GLENDORA, Calif. -- Pro Stock Truck will become an NHRA professional category in 1998, as the...

Chicago track update

Chicago track update

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART NHRA FACILITY NEAR CHICAGO TAKING SHAPE JOLIET, Ill. -- Construction of Route 66 Raceway, site of the inaugural NHRA national event...

VP Britt resigns

VP Britt resigns

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NHRA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BRITT RESIGNS GLENDORA, Calif. -- Neil Britt, NHRA senior vice president -- publishing group, resigned from the company Oct. 14,...

Wed 15 Oct 1997
McDonald's Extends Sponsorship

McDonald's Extends Sponsorship

Contact: David Ferroni DMF Communications 612-593-1505 McDonald's Extends NHRA Team Sponsorship Association OAK BROOK, III. (Oct. 15, 1997) -- McDonald's has announced an extension of a sponsorship...

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