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Sun 05 Nov 2000
Steve Evans passes away

Steve Evans passes away

Las Vegas, Nev. - Steve Evans, the man that every racer wanted to see when he or she climbed out of their race car at the end of a quarter-mile pass at an NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series national event, knowing that an interview from the renowned...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Jimmy Prock to tune Matco Tools Funny Car

Jimmy Prock to tune Matco Tools Funny Car

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (December 22): Don Schumacher Racing is pleased to announce that Jimmy Prock has accepted the position of Crew Chief for the Matco Tools Pontiac Funny Car driven by Whit Bazemore. A veteran of Top Fuel tuning, Prock...

Thu 05 Oct 2000
Joe Gibbs Racing To End Drag Racing Program

Joe Gibbs Racing To End Drag Racing Program

Huntersville, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2000) - After six years and 33 NHRA victories, Joe Gibbs Racing has announced it will end its drag racing program after the 2000 season. Cory McClenathan will continue to drive the MBNA Top Fuel dragster for Joe Gibbs...

Mon 07 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2000) --- Adding another powerful resource to its Sports Group, SFX Entertainment announced today the acquisition of top motor sports marketing communications agency, Cotter Group. Cotter Group, located...

Thu 18 May 2000
Kenny Koretsky Racing Englishtown

Kenny Koretsky Racing Englishtown

Englishtown, N.J. - - After a brief hiatus, Kenny Koretsky, of nearby Richboro, Penn., returns to action this weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Two months ago, Koretsky, a veteran driver since the eighties in both NHRA and IHRA Top...

Fri 25 Aug 2000
John Lawson's Funny Car career begins to blossom

John Lawson's Funny Car career begins to blossom

INDIANAPOLIS (August 24, 2000) - Nestled on the banks of the Des Plaines River in northeastern Illinois, the community of Joliet prides itself on being the "City of Champions." And rightfully so. Among the great athletes who at one time or...

Wed 02 Feb 2000
NHRA appoints Bob DeVour as liaison for sportsman racing

NHRA appoints Bob DeVour as liaison for sportsman racing

GLENDORA, Calif. - Bob DeVour, a veteran of NHRA sportsman drag racing, has been appointed by the National Hot Rod Association as an advisor to the sanctioning body on a variety of sportsman-related issues, NHRA President Tom Compton ...

Fri 14 Jul 2000
Charlie Wiggins retires from Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

Charlie Wiggins retires from Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

(Madison, IN) - Charley Wiggins, driver of the U-6 Miss Madison and the UL-10 Earl's Performance Products, announced his retirement from hydroplane racing yesterday. Wiggins stated, "To My Family, The City of Madison, Fellow Racers, Fans ...

Wed 30 Aug 2000
Indianapolis: U. S. Nationals past winners, history

Indianapolis: U. S. Nationals past winners, history

U.S. Nationals past winners TOP FUEL (*top eliminator from 1955-1963) 1999 - Cory McClenathan 1998 - Gary Scelzi 1997 - Jim Head 1996 - Cory McClenathan 1995 - Larry Dixon 1994 - Connie Kalitta 1993 - Pat Austin 1992 - Ed McCulloch 1991 - Kenny...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Gainesville IHRA Champ Don Lampus Jr. Ready to Beat NHRA''s Best

Gainesville IHRA Champ Don Lampus Jr. Ready to Beat NHRA''s Best

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10) -- Rookie Top Fuel pilot Don Lampus Jr., the driver of the ExpressAutoParts.com dragster, has learned enough in his brief NHRA drag racing career that he has formed a solid gameplan heading into the 31st annual Mac...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Darlington Dragway names new manager

Darlington Dragway names new manager

DARLINGTON, SC - (December 1, 2000) - Larry Hensley, a longtime and highly successful drag racing track operator, promoter and former-competitor, has accepted the position as general manager of Darlington International Dragway (DID). In making...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Peter Biondo Pontiac Racing's Super Stock Champion

Peter Biondo Pontiac Racing's Super Stock Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (December 21, 2000) - It's times like these, when most of the country remains encased in a layer of snow and ice, that our thoughts turn longingly to springtime and the warm drag-racing locales of Phoenix, Gainesville and ...

Tue 10 Oct 2000
Memphis: Dixon stable after final round crash

Memphis: Dixon stable after final round crash

MEMPHIS, TN (Oct. 8) - NHRA Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon is in stable condition after suffering minor injuries when the Don Prudhomme-owned Miller Lite Dragster crashed en route to a runner-up finish at the 13th Annual AutoZone Nationals at ...

Mon 01 May 2000
Bruce Mullins Racing - A valiant effort at Richmond

Bruce Mullins Racing - A valiant effort at Richmond

April 30 - Bruce Mullins Racing provided its share of excitement during final eliminations at the NHRA moto1.net Nationals at Richmond Sunday. After a scoring his first round win in national event competition Saturday, Bruce Mullins faced Jay...

Thu 18 May 2000
Englishtown Stock round two qualifying

Englishtown Stock round two qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Stock at the 31st Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions: Psn--Num--Class-Driver, Home Town,...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
Pro Stock racer Tony Gillig getting married

Pro Stock racer Tony Gillig getting married

Bob & Roseann Gillig of Gillig Motorsports would like to announce the engagement of their son Tony to the very lovely Jodi Lobel. Tony & Jodi have set their wedding date for October 14, 2000. Tony comments, "Jodi and I are very happy. ...

Tue 25 Apr 2000
Amoco Racing die-cast promotion

Amoco Racing die-cast promotion

CHICAGO, IL – The die-cast replicas of all three Amoco Racing programs will be highlighted in a unique month-long promotion in May at participating BP-Amoco stations nationwide. The cars, detailed 1/64-scale metal replicas produced by Racing...

Thu 13 Jan 2000
Dave Settles joins Doug Herbert camp

Dave Settles joins Doug Herbert camp

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Doug Herbert added another member to his Snap-on Racing Top Fuel brain trust with the hiring of veteran Dave Settles as the team's technology consultant. Settles, a former drag racer who has both driven and served as...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
Cavalier to race in 2001 NHRA Pro Stock

Cavalier to race in 2001 NHRA Pro Stock

DETROIT (October 25, 2000) -- Chevrolet Cavalier brand manager Steve Wagg announced today that the Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 will compete in the 23-event 2001 Pro Stock category of the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. "NHRA drag...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Pomona: Daniels earns second

Pomona: Daniels earns second "Like a Rock Award"

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2000) -- For the second straight year, Randy Daniels has been honored by his peers as the Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Truck driver who most exemplifies Chevrolet's "Like a Rock" theme. Daniels, 32, of Grantsboro,...

Fri 17 Mar 2000
Stock Gainesville Final Qualifying Order

Stock Gainesville Final Qualifying Order

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Stock at the 31st annual Mac Tools Gatornationals: Psn--Num-Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine--------------ET---Index---(+/-) 1 4093 U/SA Bob Dennis,...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
Houston: Sergio Recio wrap up

Houston: Sergio Recio wrap up

BAYTOWN, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Sergio Recio had an up and down weekend during the Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Houston Raceway Park. Recio debuted a brand new Y2K Brad Hadman chassis and qualified...

Sun 30 Apr 2000
Richmond Randy Daniels Pro Stock Truck report

Richmond Randy Daniels Pro Stock Truck report

RANDY DANIELS, BAILEY TRUCKING CHEVY S-10, won his third Pro Stock Truck title of the year, his second consecutive, when he defeated MIKE COUGHLIN, JEG'S MAIL ORDER CHEVY S-10, in the all-Chevy S-10 final. This was Randy's fourth straight final...

Fri 10 Mar 2000
Nitro News

Nitro News

WELCOME TO NHRA NITRO NEWS Welcome to the first edition of NHRA Nitro News, an electronic newsletter of the NHRA. For the past five years, the staffs of NHRA Online and National DRAGSTER have produced this weekly effort under the ...