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Wed 08 Jun 2005
Larry Carrier death notice

Larry Carrier death notice

Carrier Family announces the passing of Larry Carrier The family of Larry Carrier sadly announces the passing of Mr. Larry Carrier, of Bluff City, TN who died peacefully, with wife Shirley by his side, on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2005. Larry...

Thu 03 Feb 2005
NHRA driver Kenny Koretsky buys his sponsor

NHRA driver Kenny Koretsky buys his sponsor

Kenny Koretsky Purchases Nitro Fish Wear Apparel Company and Trademark RICHBORO, Pa., Feb. 1, 2005 - Entrepreneur Kenny Koretsky announced Tuesday the purchase of Nitro Fish Wear, the company that sponsors his NHRA Pro Stock race team. "I may...

Fri 10 Jun 2005
Lehman Racing sold to group of investors

Lehman Racing sold to group of investors

Lehman Racing Sold to Group of Investors Kenny Koretsky, Mike Kloeber, and Clay Millican Buy Winningest Team in IHRA History Chicago - June 9, 2005 Peter Lehman, owner of Peter Lehman Racing, LLC, sold his company to a group of investors, led by...

Tue 27 Dec 2005
Racebricks adds Herbert for 2006

Racebricks adds Herbert for 2006

Racebricks adds Herbert to 2006 racing family LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Dec. 27, 2005) -- Racebricks Collectibles announced its sponsorship plans Monday, providing Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team with a major associate sponsorship deal,...

Thu 01 Sep 2005
Ed

Ed "Ace" McCulloch - DSR interview

Q&A with Ed McCulloch, the winningest U.S. Nationals Funny Car driver, and now crew chief on the Brut Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car driven by Ron Capps in the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: As a Funny Car driver, Ed "the Ace" McCulloch ,...

Wed 16 Feb 2005
Canada's TSN renews contract with NHRA

Canada's TSN renews contract with NHRA

NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING ENTERS FOURTH YEAR ON TSN GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Marking its fourth consecutive year on the network, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...

Fri 29 Jul 2005
Larry Meyer joins Kalitta Motorsports

Larry Meyer joins Kalitta Motorsports

Kalitta Motorsports adds championship tuner Larry Meyer to Top Fuel team's roster Ypsilanti, Mich., July 27, 2005 - Veteran nitro tuner Larry Meyer has been hired as a consultant for Ypsilanti, Michigan-based Kalitta Motorsports, the NHRA's only...

Thu 23 Jun 2005
John Stewart joins Lucas Oil Racing

John Stewart joins Lucas Oil Racing

JOHN STEWART JOINS LUCAS OIL RACING Veteran Crew Chief Brings His Racing Prowess to Amato Racing ST. LOUIS (June 22) -- As part of the recent crew realignment at Joe Amato Racing after the Englishtown event, five-time Top Fuel champion ...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
GM Racing profile on Gary Claudio

GM Racing profile on Gary Claudio

GM Racing Profile: Gary Claudio, Group Marketing Manager Translating Success on the Track into Success in the Showroom DETROIT - Life on the mean streets of New York prepared Gary Claudio for life in the fast lane of auto racing. The former...

Wed 05 Oct 2005
Erica Enders makes history in Joliet

Erica Enders makes history in Joliet

Erica Enders made NHRA history Sunday at Route 66 Raceway by becoming the first woman to reach the finals in Pro Stock Car eliminations during the Ameriquest Mortgage Nationals in Joliet. Just two weeks earlier in Reading, PA, Enders became only...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Vegas heats up on SaturdayHeadline

Vegas heats up on Saturday

Anderson wins Pro Stock Championship, Schumacher earns Bud Shootout in Vegas There is still one spot empty in Tony Schumacher's trophy case, but that one has been saved for the NHRA Top Fuel Budweiser Shootout Champion trophy. The Shootout is ...

Tue 03 May 2005
Jeg Coughlin Jr - Team Jeg's profile

Jeg Coughlin Jr - Team Jeg's profile

Jeg Coughlin Jr - Under The Helmet Date of birth: June 23, 1970 Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio Hometown: Delaware, Ohio Family: wife, Karen, and son, Jeggie III Years in the sport: entire life, actively driving 19 years Nickname: Junior,...

Mon 14 Feb 2005
Pomona: Pedregon's debut father's coupe

Pomona: Pedregon's debut father's coupe

Cruz and Tony Pedregon Recreate Father's Memory Remake of "Flaming Frank" Car First Appearance at Pomona POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2005) -- 'Flaming' Frank would be proud. His sons, NHRA Nitro Funny Car drivers' Cruz and Tony Pedregon, used...

Tue 15 Nov 2005
G Squared Motorsports 2005 review

G Squared Motorsports 2005 review

G Squared Motorsports: Year End Review AMERICUS, Ga. (November 15, 2005) -- It has been approximately one and a half weeks since the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series ended with the Automobile Club of Southern California...

Tue 15 Mar 2005
Gainesville: Warren Johnson pre-event notes

Gainesville: Warren Johnson pre-event notes

WJ's Wrap Sheet - Gatornationals Edition 1. WJ's First Gatornationals - 1976 Race Car: 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Performance:     WJ Qualified Fourth, 8.80 seconds     Defeated Paul Blevins, Richie Zul, Dave...

Tue 01 Nov 2005
Pomona II: Season finale preview

Pomona II: Season finale preview

PEDREGON BROTHERS LIVE UNLIKELY LEGACY, DO EXTRA DUTY AS TEAM OWNERS AND COMPETITIVE DRIVERS POMONA, Calif. -- Fans of the sport remember "Flamin'" Frank Pedregon from his 1960s heyday -- a man who wowed with his fiery hi-jinks on the track ...

Wed 20 Apr 2005
Super Comp: Goodyear Las Vegas summary

Super Comp: Goodyear Las Vegas summary

SUPER COMP WINNER NABER GETS WINS, GREAT WEAR ON D1490 LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 17, 2005) -- Robert Naber and his drag racing team know what they want out of the tires they use on their National Hot Rod Association Super Comp car.

Fri 22 Jul 2005
John Weaver Seattle preview

John Weaver Seattle preview

Weaver looking to stay on a roll in Seattle KENT, Wash. - Former NHRA Division 7 Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion John Weaver will be looking to stay on a roll in only his third race behind the wheel of the Meer Capital Partners Top Alcohol Funny...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Doug Herbert to fly with Thunderbirds

Doug Herbert to fly with Thunderbirds

HERBERT TO RIDE WITH THUNDERBIRDS LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2005) -- When Doug Herbert arrives at Ellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to take a ride with the Thunderbirds, he plans on asking for special treatment. The veteran Top Fuel driver of...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Pomona: GM Racing preview

Pomona: GM Racing preview

POMONA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2005 - GM Racing teams release the pause button from head-to-head competition that's been on hold since last November when drivers, cars and crews converge on Pomona Raceway for the 45th annual Car Quest Auto Parts ...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Cruz Pedregon Chili Bowl summary

Cruz Pedregon Chili Bowl summary

Cruz Pedregon Wraps Up Chili Bowl Adventure Fun Weekend for Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Driver TULSA, Okla. (Jan, 10, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon was in familiar colors, those of Advance Auto Parts. But he wasn't in familiar surroundings. It didn't...

Tue 25 Jan 2005
Las Vegas pre-season test summary

Las Vegas pre-season test summary

Lucas and Medlen Quickest During NHRA Pre-Season Testing at Las Vegas LAS VEGAS -- Second-year drivers Morgan Lucas and Eric Medlen, both candidates for the 2004 Auto Club Road to the Future Award which was won by Pro Stock driver Jason Line,...

Thu 17 Nov 2005
Corradi joins DSR as crew chief

Corradi joins DSR as crew chief

BRIAN CORRADI JOINS DON SCHUMACHER RACING AS CREW CHIEF ON MATCO TOOLS DODGE FUNNY CAR INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 15, 2005) - Don Schumacher today confirmed that Brian Corradi will be the crew chief on the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car...

Wed 15 Jun 2005
California girl wins Craftsman Scholarship

California girl wins Craftsman Scholarship

CALIFORNIA GIRL WINS CRAFTSMAN SCHOLARSHIP Will Study Automotive Technology CALISTOGA, Calif. -- Desiree Hawks isn't your stereotypical California girl. She drives a pickup truck, is interested in a ...

Fri 18 Nov 2005
Heartland Park Topeka announces 2006 schedule

Heartland Park Topeka announces 2006 schedule

HEARTLAND PARK ANNOUNCES BUSY 2006 FACILITY SCHEDULE TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 17, 2005) - As the calendar rolls from 2005 to 2006, Heartland Park Topeka is busy preparing for its busiest race season since the facility opened in 1989. The '06...

Sun 12 Jun 2005
Sun 23 Oct 2005
Schumacher captures title on Friday in VegasHeadline

Schumacher captures title on Friday in Vegas

Tony Schumacher easily captured the 2005 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Championship on Friday: Schumacher simply had to get his US Army Top Fuel dragster to stage on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in order to clinch his second consecutive national...

Sun 10 Jul 2005
GM Racing to debut Pontiac GTO at Bandimere

GM Racing to debut Pontiac GTO at Bandimere

Pontiac GTO To Make NHRA Pro Stock Debut At Mile-High Nationals Second New Car Introduced Into Pro Stock This Year By GM Racing DENVER, July 9, 2005 - The Pontiac GTO will make its first appearance in NHRA Pro Stock competition at the 26th...

Fri 11 Feb 2005
Series announces additional sponsor

Series announces additional sponsor

Brut Announces Official Sponsorship With The NHRA Men's Grooming Giant Linked to NHRA Through Multiple Products POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2005) -- Brut®, The Essence of Man®, is revving up its commitment to the rapidly growing sport of NHRA...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
Carrier Boyz secures deal for Dave Connolly

Carrier Boyz secures deal for Dave Connolly

Carrier Boyz instrumental in securing deal for Dave Connolly Torco Race Fuels and Gear to sponsor team Andy and Mark Carrier, the owners of Carrier Boyz Racing, have once again been part of the negotiations to insure that...

Sat 12 Feb 2005
Pomona: Johnson Jr Friday rainout notes

Pomona: Johnson Jr Friday rainout notes

SHOWERS PUT A HALT TO FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2005) -- In a scene very reminiscent of one year ago, Mother Nature got the best of the NHRA's season-opening Winternationals. Last season, the kick-off race was...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Las Vegas II: Final top 16 finish order

Las Vegas II: Final top 16 finish order

LAS VEGAS -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the fifth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The $1.8 million race is the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag...

Fri 30 Sep 2005
Joliet II: Whit Bazemore preview

Joliet II: Whit Bazemore preview

WHIT BAZEMORE: RAT FINK REDUX IN CHICAGO JOLIET, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2005) - For the second straight year at the Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, Whit Bazemore will pilot the Rat Fink Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car to commemorate...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 2

Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 2

Continued from part 1 11. Q. HAS THE NHRA BENEFITED FROM WHAT DON SCHUMACHER BROUGHT TO THE TABLE ONCE HE PUT TOGETHER A MULTI-CAR TEAM IN 2001? A. It's huge. What Don Schumacher has accomplished has to go down in history, for sure. To win a...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
Gary Densham team interview

Gary Densham team interview

Q&A with Gary Densham: veteran Funny Car driver veteran teacher Gary Densham is a veteran. He's a veteran Funny Car driver who made his first professional start in 1979 and has since gone on to earn eight NHRA national event victories in 18...

Sun 14 Aug 2005
Brainerd: Jeg Couglin Saturday summary

Brainerd: Jeg Couglin Saturday summary

Coughlin preps for fourth Brainerd trophy run After qualifying No. 2 on the opening day of racing action at the 24th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin knew he needed to improve ...