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Mon 08 Nov 1999
Christen Powell portrait turning heads

Christen Powell portrait turning heads

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 8) - She's not the World's Fastest Teenager anymore (she turned 20 in March), but Top Fuel and Funny Car driver Cristen Powell is still a convincing ambassador for the sport of NHRA Championship Drag Racing. The ...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
Pomona Skydiver, Lawrence Yohn, suffers fatal accident

Pomona Skydiver, Lawrence Yohn, suffers fatal accident

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Lawrence (Larry) Yohn, 59, from Perris, Calif., was pronounced dead at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center at approximately 11:30 AM today from injuries received in a skydiving accident during pre-race ceremonies...

Fri 12 Nov 1999
Pomona No Serious Injuries from Doug Herbert Engine Explosion

Pomona No Serious Injuries from Doug Herbert Engine Explosion

POMONA, Calif. -- NHRA track emergency officials reported 14 spectators received only minor injuries from debris when the engine on Doug Herbert's Snap-on Tools dragster suffered an explosion during Friday's Top Fuel qualifying session at the...

Tue 09 Nov 1999
Jerry Archambeault named vice president of public relations and communications

Jerry Archambeault named vice president of public relations and communications

GLENDORA, Calif. (November 9, 1999) - Tom Compton, newly named president of the National Hot Rod Association, today, announced the hiring of Jerry Archambeault as vice president of public relations and communications. "While serving as...

Sat 04 Sep 1999
Indianapolis Super Stock Class Winners

Indianapolis Super Stock Class Winners

CLERMONT, Ind. - SUMMIT FastNews - Class winners in Super Stock at the 45th annual U.S. Nationals: Num Class Driver, Home Town, Car Type 3039 GTTA Gene Emes, Stouffville ONT CAN, 99 S-10 3133 SS/B Dickie Ogles, ...

Sun 27 Jun 1999
Pennzoil's Mike Ferderer makes drag racing history

Pennzoil's Mike Ferderer makes drag racing history

'Ferd' wows hometown fans with record-breaking performance Buckley native shows Division 7 its first double-win drag race KENT, Wash. (June 27) -- Last year the readers of Car Craft magazine selected Pennzoil driver Mike Ferderer as the Super...

Thu 27 May 1999
Joe Gibbs announces new direction for NHRA teams

Joe Gibbs announces new direction for NHRA teams

Joe Gibbs announces new direction for NHRA teams INDIANAPOLIS (May 26, 1999) -- Joe Gibbs announced today personnel changes affecting his National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car and Top Fuel teams. .Gibbs and Cruz Pedregon, driver of...

Tue 09 Nov 1999
Cristen Powell Named As Hofmann's New Driver

Cristen Powell Named As Hofmann's New Driver

HELEN HOFMANN SELECTS CRISTEN POWELL TO DRIVE HOFMANN RACING FIREBIRD LOS ANGELES (November 9, 1999) - Team owner Helen Hofmann announced today that Cristen Powell will drive the Hofmann Racing Pontiac Firebird for the 2000 NHRA Winston...

Fri 23 Jul 1999
Car Owner Jack O'Bannon Moves from Boats to Cars

Car Owner Jack O'Bannon Moves from Boats to Cars

CAR OWNER JACK O'BANNON MAKES SUCCESSFUL MOVE FROM BOAT RACING TO CAR RACING ALTA LOMA, Calif. --- It was just over three years ago that Jack O'Bannon, owner of the Oakwood Homes Dragster driven by Rick Santos on the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag ...

Wed 11 Aug 1999
Hofmann Racing  Releases Jimbo Ermalovich

Hofmann Racing Releases Jimbo Ermalovich

(August 11, 1999) Al Hofmann has released Jimbo Ermalovich as crew chief of the Hofmann Racing Pontiac Firebird Funny Car. Ermalovich had served as crew chief in the Hofmann camp since 1997. "Our goal at the beginning of the year was...

Tue 02 Nov 1999
Eddie Hill Recovers at Home

Eddie Hill Recovers at Home

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Nov. 2) – After his second devastating engine explosion in two weeks, NHRA Top Fuel driver, Eddie Hill is recovering at home in Wichita Falls, Texas. Hill’s injuries have been diagnosed as a broken vertebra in the lumbar...

Thu 02 Sep 1999
Indianapolis Round Three Qualifying Super Stock

Indianapolis Round Three Qualifying Super Stock

CLERMONT, Ind. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Super Stock at the 45th annual U.S. Nationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine--------------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 73 GT/CA John Schiess, N....

Sat 30 Oct 1999
Houston Chevrolet Saturday Notes

Houston Chevrolet Saturday Notes

CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES MATCO TOOLS SUPERNATIONALS NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 1999 HOUSTON ASTROS' CAMINITI TO DRIVE PRO STOCK TRUCK KEN CAMINITI, third baseman for the Houston Astros and a...

Tue 09 Feb 1999
Chuck Etchells Racing Team Pomona Review

Chuck Etchells Racing Team Pomona Review

BAZEMORE RIDES THE PENDULUM IN POMONA Pomona, California, February 7, 1999 - Whit Bazemore and the Kendall Oil/ Superwinch racing team faced many questions as they arrived in Pomona, California for the first race of the 1999 NHRA season. The...

Fri 14 May 1999
Atlanta Qualifying Final Order Stock

Atlanta Qualifying Final Order Stock

COMMERCE, Ga. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Stock at the 19th annual Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine--------------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 1924 O/SA Bud...

Thu 04 Feb 1999
Pomona Rnd One Stock Qualifying

Pomona Rnd One Stock Qualifying

POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after one round of qualifying in Stock at the 39th annual NHRA AutoZone Winternationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine-----------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 7962 H/SA George Thompson, Van...

Sun 24 Oct 1999
Dallas Chevrolet Pro Stock Truck Eliminations Report

Dallas Chevrolet Pro Stock Truck Eliminations Report

PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10 -- ELIMINATIONS BRAD JETER WINS TWO IN A ROW, TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE TO FINAL RACE BRAD JETER, JETER RACING CHEVY S-10, won his third title of the year and his second straight when he defeated "newcomer" VINNY...

Sun 18 Jul 1999
Denver Eddie Hill Sunday Report

Denver Eddie Hill Sunday Report

DENVER (July 18) -- Top Fuel legend Eddie Hill grabbed another piece of drag racing history Sunday morning when he recorded the 500th four-second quarter-mile pass of his 43-year career. The feat occurred during the opening round of elimination...

Fri 19 Feb 1999
Advance Auto Parts to sponsor NHRA Atlanta Nationals

Advance Auto Parts to sponsor NHRA Atlanta Nationals

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF SOUTHERN NATIONALS GLENDORA, Calif. -- Advance Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to sponsor the NHRA national event at Atlanta Dragway,...

Cromwell New NHRA Director of National Event Marketing

Cromwell New NHRA Director of National Event Marketing

CROMWELL NAMED DIRECTOR OF NHRA NATIONAL EVENT MARKETING GLENDORA, Calif. -- Glen Cromwell has been named director of national event marketing for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Vice President of Marketing Gary Darcy has...

Thu 15 Apr 1999
MOPAR Dallas Preview

MOPAR Dallas Preview

1999 Castrol Nationals Dallas, Texas - April 22-25, 1999 MOPAR TOP FUEL REPORT Team Mopar was handed a rare first-round Top Fuel loss at the O'Reilly Nationals in Houston last weekend. In fact, it was the first time in seven NHRA...

Wed 15 Dec 1999
Castrol To Sponsor Pro Stock Truck Team

Castrol To Sponsor Pro Stock Truck Team

WAYNE, N.J. (December 14, 1999) -- Castrol® North America Consumer, an international leader in lubricants and technology, will become the first major consumer products company to sponsor a team in the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA)...

Tue 09 Nov 1999
Cristen Powell to drive Hofmann Racing Funny Car

Cristen Powell to drive Hofmann Racing Funny Car

Powell to drive Hofmann Racing Funny Car LOS ANGELES (Nov. 9, 1999) - Team owner Helen Hofmann announced today that Cristen Powell will drive the Hofmann Racing Pontiac Firebird Funny Car for the 2000 NHRA season. “I sat down, weighed all...

Tue 06 Apr 1999
Matt Blaty Named Director of National Media Relations

Matt Blaty Named Director of National Media Relations

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Matt Blaty has been named director of national media relations for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA President Dallas Gardner has announced. Blaty, 37, joins the NHRA with more than 15 years of ...