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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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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 ...

Fri 19 Feb 1999
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 28 Jan 1999
Chuck Etchells Racing Pomona Preview

Chuck Etchells Racing Pomona Preview

BAZEMORE & ETCHELLS RACING LOOK FOR A SUCCESSFUL PREMIERE IN POMONA Putnam, Connecticut, January 26, 1999 - When the world's fastest quarter-milers last convened to contest an NHRA national event, it was Chuck Etchells and his Kendall ...

Fri 12 Nov 1999
Pomona Qualifying Final Order Stock

Pomona Qualifying Final Order Stock

Pomona, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Stock at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine--------------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 7391...

Sun 11 Apr 1999
Houston Special awards

Houston Special awards

BAYTOWN TX - SUMMIT FastNews - Special awards at the 12th annual O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil: BEST APPEARING CAR - Swindoll Brothers Racing Team Super Gas entry, ...

Mon 15 Nov 1999
Pomona Doug Herbert Finals Review

Pomona Doug Herbert Finals Review

POMONA, Calif. - It definitely wasn't the way Doug Herbert wanted to end his best NHRA season - as a spectator for Sunday's Auto Club Finals at Pomona Raceway - but that's what he was. Herbert had a tremendous engine explosion during ...

Sun 24 Oct 1999
Dallas Elimination Summary Stock

Dallas Elimination Summary Stock

ENNIS TX - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Stock at the 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec: Round 2: ...

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)...

Fri 21 May 1999
Englishtown Final Qualifying Order Super Stock

Englishtown Final Qualifying Order Super Stock

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Super Stock at the 30th annual Mopar Parts Nationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine--------------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 3036 GT/E Charlie ...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
Pomona Summary of Eliminations Comp Eliminator

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Comp Eliminator

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: ...

Fri 05 Feb 1999
Pomona Qualifying Super Stock Final Order

Pomona Qualifying Super Stock Final Order

POMONA, Calif. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Super Stock at the 39th annual NHRA AutoZone Winternationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine-----------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 55 SS/NA Randall ...

Sat 08 May 1999
Houston New Downtown Speed Limit: 330 mph?

Houston New Downtown Speed Limit: 330 mph?

HOUSTON (March 16) -- The 500 block of Texas Avenue will be lined with the fastest cars on the face of the planet April 7 when the best drivers of the National Hot Rod Association descend on downtown Houston for an unprecedented car exhibition...

Mon 30 Aug 1999
Doug Herbert Taps Larry Frazier as Crew Chief

Doug Herbert Taps Larry Frazier as Crew Chief

INDIANAPOLIS - The last two times Doug Herbert raced at Indianapolis Raceway Park, he was runner-up, so it's no surprise the driver of the Snap-on Racing Top Fuel dragster says he has some unfinished business at IRP. Herbert returns this...

Fri 03 Sep 1999
Indianapolis Class Winners in Stock

Indianapolis Class Winners in Stock

CLERMONT, Ind. - SUMMIT FastNews - Class winners in Stock at the 45th annual U.S. Nationals: Num Class Driver, Home Town, Car Type 3533 A/S Brett McFarland, Manchester OH, 68 Camaro 3501 B/S Mike Keener, Birmingham MI,...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
Pomona Mike Thomas Review

Pomona Mike Thomas Review

Season ends strong for Thomas POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 14) -- A year blighted by a disagreeable new car, a change in crew chiefs, a loss of title sponsorship, and a freakish accident came to end for Pro Stock driver Mike Thomas in the opening ...

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 25 May 1999
Englishtown Super Gas Elim Summary

Englishtown Super Gas Elim Summary

ENGLISHTOWN NJ - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Super Gas at the 30th annual Mopar Parts Nationals: Round 3: ...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
Honda to make Pro Stock Bike Debut

Honda to make Pro Stock Bike Debut

Pro Stock Bike enthusiast Dennis Mirante decided he wanted to ride among the ranks of Angelle Seeling and Matt Hines, so he attended George Bryce's Motorcycle Drag Racing School, and continued his education by renting a bike from competitor Greg...

Mon 10 May 1999
Atlanta Mark Osborne Pro Stock Truck Preview

Atlanta Mark Osborne Pro Stock Truck Preview

OSBORNE LOOKING FOR MORE DRAG RACING SUCCESS AT ATLANTA COMMERCE, Ga. -- For some drag racers, there are race tracks that bring out the best in their abilities. Mark Osborne has formed such a union with Atlanta Dragway over ...

Fri 05 Nov 1999
John Force Pomona World Finals

John Force Pomona World Finals

POMONA, Calif. -- John Force WAS NOT the first Funny Car driver to break the 5.00 second barrier, nor the first to eclipse 300 miles-an-hour. Those honors, instead, fell to Chuck Etchells and Jim Epler, respectively. That's why the nine-time ...

Sun 31 Oct 1999
Houston Summary of Eliminations Super Comp

Houston Summary of Eliminations Super Comp

BAYTOWN TX - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Super Comp at the 3rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions: Round 3: ...