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Sun 21 Jan 2007
Pioneer Dick Landy dies

Pioneer Dick Landy dies

1960's Pioneering dragster Dick Landy dies CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- "Cigar Choppin' 'Dandy Dick' Landy passed away at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 11," reads a Jan. 15 statement posted on the Dick Landy Industries Web site. "DLI is open and will continue to do...

Sun 01 Jul 2007
Bob Daniels dies

Bob Daniels dies

FORMER NHRA DIVISION 3 DIRECTOR, ORP MANAGER DANIELS DIES GLENDORA, Calif. -- Bob Daniels, one of the original seven NHRA division directors chosen to organize national operations on a regional basis in November 1959 and a former general...

Mon 05 Feb 2007
Todd Okuhara - DSR interview

Todd Okuhara - DSR interview

20 QUESTIONS WITH TODD OKUHARA, CREW CHIEF ON MAIL TERMINAL SERVICES DODGE CHARGER R/T FUNNY CAR INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2007) - Todd Okuhara is the quiet, unassuming crew chief who tuned the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Charger Funny Car for ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2007) -- To help preserve NHRA's rich history and tradition while seizing on the success of nostalgic drag racing competition, NHRA has announced the formation...

Mon 07 May 2007
NHRR - Fast five: Pat Dakin

NHRR - Fast five: Pat Dakin

"Fast Five" with Pat Dakin Half of the famous Rupp & Dakin team looks to rekindle friendships and memories as an Honoree of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (May 7, 2007) -- Pat Dakin, driver for the legendary Rupp &...

Wed 31 Oct 2007
Ford introduces racing Mustang

Ford introduces racing Mustang

FORD INTRODUCES ITS FIRST FACTORY-READY RACE CAR; FORD MUSTANG CARS AND ENGINES HIGHLIGHTED AT SEMA * Mustang racing adds the all-new Mustang FR500S competing in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. * The Ford...

Fri 31 Aug 2007
The Eric Medlen project announced

The Eric Medlen project announced

THE ERIC MEDLEN PROJECT TO ADDRESS SAFETY ISSUES Brownsburg Facility Honors Memory of Fallen Funny Car Star BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Drag racing champion John Force formally has announced the creation of The Eric Medlen Project at John Force Racing...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Hot Rod Reunion - The roots of Bakersfield

Hot Rod Reunion - The roots of Bakersfield

Auto Club Famoso Raceway: The Roots of Bakersfield and Home of the Hot Rod Reunion 50 years of racing, history and civic pride BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (Oct. 1, 2007) -- If Bakersfield's known around the world -- and it is -- it's because of ...

Wed 01 Aug 2007
Chuck Cheeseman Columbus summary

Chuck Cheeseman Columbus summary

Cheeseman Goes to Second Final of the Season Chuck Cheeseman went into the weekend looking for a win at his home track. The five- time Division 3 champion, sponsored by Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels, came within 7 inches of reaching that...

Thu 28 Jun 2007
Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Beloved Member of Team Kalitta Passes YPSILANTI, Mich., (June 27, 2007) -- Doug Kalitta, Sr., the father of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta and brother of drag racing legend Conrad "Connie" Kalitta, lost his ...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Pro Stock champ Coughlin to start new season in a bobsled DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 20) -- POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't wasting any time to return to racing in 2008 as the 51-time national event winner was chosen to be a part...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY IN BROWNSBURG, IND. BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2007) -- NHRA Top Fuel team David Powers Motorsports has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Brownsburg, Ind. The 40,000 square-foot...

Fri 31 Aug 2007
Jeff Bohr preview

Jeff Bohr preview

Bohr hoping to play the role of spoiler in Indy CLERMONT, Ind. - Just two weeks after becoming one of the few Top Alcohol Dragsters to eclipse the 270 mph mark, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jeff Bohr and his Bar's Leaks sponsored team will...

Thu 01 Nov 2007
Bill Reichert Pomona preview

Bill Reichert Pomona preview

Reichert enters Pomona with Championship in hand POMONA, Calif. - With his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship in hand, Bill Reichert and his Rislone Engine Treatment backed team heads into this weekend's Auto Club of ...

Tue 21 Aug 2007
Sean O'Bannon Acton summary

Sean O'Bannon Acton summary

O'Bannon reaches semifinals in Montana ACTON, Mont. - Rookie NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Sean O'Bannon and the Tequila Patron/Forest River RV's backed team reached the semifinals of this past weekend's Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Racing...

Thu 01 Nov 2007
Jack O'Bannon Racing re-signs sponaor

Jack O'Bannon Racing re-signs sponaor

Jack O'Bannon Racing to continue partnership with Tequila Patron in 2008 ONTARIO, Calif. - Former five-time NHRA World Champion team owner Jack O'Bannon announced today that his two-car NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team will continue to carry ...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Don Schumacher on Parks' passing

Don Schumacher on Parks' passing

STATEMENT FROM DON SCHUMACHER ON THE PASSING OF NHRA FOUNDER WALLY PARKS: "Wally Parks was the founder, the inspiration and a role model for an entire industry. Not one of the 85 employees at Don Schumacher Racing would be doing what they do...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
Pomona II: Steve Johnson final report

Pomona II: Steve Johnson final report

Johnson Clinches Top 10 Finish At Season Finale POMONA, CA 11/4/07 The 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season ended on a high note for Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama when he clinched a ninth...

John Medlen receives special tribute

John Medlen receives special tribute

ERIC MEDLEN PAINTING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JOHN MEDLEN ARTIST HINDS, MANUFACTURER THERMOS PRESENT MEDLEN TRIBUTE POMONA, Calif. -- On Friday, during the 43rd annual Automobile Club of Southern California Finals, John Medlen, manager of ongoing...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

RAMSTEIN AB, Germany, Nov. 19, 2007 - A group of goodwill ambassadors from the NHRA have just completed a three-day USO-sponsored tour of U.S. Military installations in Germany, including the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Landstuhl Regional...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
Las Vegas II: David Bacca Saturday notes

Las Vegas II: David Bacca Saturday notes

BACA RACES MATCO TOOLS RAIL TO NO. 5 SPOT AT LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS (Oct. 27, 2007) -- Like riding a bicycle, veteran Top Fuel racer David Baca clocked four consistent 4.5-second passes to qualify his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster fifth...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
John Force on Wally Parks passing

John Force on Wally Parks passing

John Force on the death of NHRA founder Wally Parks: "I'm laying in the hospital after crashing at Dallas, thinking about Eric Medlen and his dad, like I do every day, and the call came in about the loss of Wally Parks. It saddened my heart....

Mon 06 Aug 2007
Cordova final summary

Cordova final summary

BETTENDORF RACER LUND SCORES WIN AT CORDOVA DRAGWAY'S NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT CORDOVA, Ill. -- Nearly 400 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors took to Cordova Dragway for the first time this weekend for the...

Sonoma Friday summary

Sonoma Friday summary

LUCAS, HUDSON LEAD QUALIFYING SONOMA, Calif. -- Morgan Lucas jumped off to a quick start at this weekend's Cal-Steam/Kohler NHRA Division 7 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series posting a run of 5.295 seconds at 272.06 mph in Top Alcohol Dragster to...