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Tue 29 Apr 2008
Ashley Force makes Funny Car history in AtlantaHeadline

Ashley Force makes Funny Car history in Atlanta

Ashley Force is the latest woman to write her name in the motorsports history books. Force became the first woman in NHRA history to win a Funny Car event and she did so by defeating her father, John, in the finals at the 28th annual Summit Racing...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
Las Vegas II: Grubnic, Arend preview

Las Vegas II: Grubnic, Arend preview

Team DHL looks for lucky double-up in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, (Oct. 29, 2008) -- Native Australian Dave Grubnic, driver of the bright yellow, Nitro-fueled, 8,000-horsepower DHL Top Fuel dragster, and his DHL/Kalitta Motorsports teammate and native...

Tue 01 Apr 2008
Brown makes NHRA history in HoustonHeadline

Brown makes NHRA history in Houston

Antron Brown is the first NHRA driver to hoist Wallys for both a Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle victory after scoring his first Top Fuel win today at the O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. Del Worsham, Greg Anderson and...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Pro Mod racer Steve Engel dies of injuries

Pro Mod racer Steve Engel dies of injuries

Engel dies suddenly at Indianapolis hospital INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15 ) -- After showing significant signs of improvement in the past week, Pro Modified racer Steve Engel died suddenly at 5 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mon 23 Jun 2008
Scott Kalitta dies in fiery crashHeadline

Scott Kalitta dies in fiery crash

Funny Car racer Scott Kalitta died on Saturday, June 21, in Englishtown, New Jersey, when his Toyota Solara funny car's engine exploded while making a qualifying attempt at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the site of his first career race in...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
Pomona II: Team Jegs chef recipe

Pomona II: Team Jegs chef recipe

Pomona, CA - Recipe of the Race Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
Las Vegas II: Jeg Coughlin Jr final report

Las Vegas II: Jeg Coughlin Jr final report

Coughlin wins Vegas, puts stranglehold on title defense LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2) -- Defending series champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. put a stranglehold on his POWERade title defense with a huge win at the eighth annual ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals. The win...

Tue 05 Aug 2008
LMS names Byrd the GM of zMAX Dragway

LMS names Byrd the GM of zMAX Dragway

Christian Byrd Becomes Executive Director and GM of zMAX Dragway as Part of Several Personnel Moves at Lowe's Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 4, 2008) - Christian Byrd has been named executive director and general manager of zMAX Dragway at...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
Steve Harker Topeka summary

Steve Harker Topeka summary

Harker Seals the Deal in Topeka with WIN! Topeka, KS -- Australian Drag Racing standout, Steve Harker and his OMS Graphics, Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car Team were victories in claiming their second National Event Wally at this past weekend's...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Larry Dixon named Alan Johnson Al-Anabi driver

Larry Dixon named Alan Johnson Al-Anabi driver

LARRY DIXON WILL DRIVE ALAN JOHNSON AL-ANABI RACING TOP FUEL DRAGSTER; Top Fuel Crew Chief Also Announced SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Larry Dixon has been named the driver of the Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel Dragster effective ...

Mon 28 Jul 2008
Tony Schumacher sweeps Western SwingHeadline

Tony Schumacher sweeps Western Swing

Tony Schumacher swept the NHRA Western Swing with his Top Fuel victory today at the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, scoring his fifth win in the last six NHRA events. Robert Hight, Dave Connolly and Matt Guidera also ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Englishtown: Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries

Englishtown: Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries

Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries suffered in qualifying incident ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., (June 21, 2008) - Scott Kalitta, a two-time former NHRA Top Fuel champion and one of just 14 drivers to have won in both of NHRA's nitro categories, died June...

Fri 11 Apr 2008
Bret Williamson Las Vegas preview  -

Bret Williamson Las Vegas preview -

TA/FC Pilot Bret Williamson and Team Eagle Prepared to Soar in Vegas Las Vegas 1 -- Campbell, California resident. race car fabricator and funny car driver Bret Williamson along with his Team Eagle / Beams...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
Cruz Pedregon Eldora Prelude to Dream pre-race

Cruz Pedregon Eldora Prelude to Dream pre-race

Cruz Pedregon prepping for Prelude to the Dream INDIANAPOLIS (June 2) -- Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon has a trophy case full of drag racing Wallys, but the veteran straight-line racer admits he'd love to add some hardware from circle...

Wed 21 May 2008
Troxel takes first Funny Car win in BristolHeadline

Troxel takes first Funny Car win in Bristol

Rain showers created several delays for the NHRA POWERade Series today at Bristol Dragway causing final eliminations to go well into the evening. But you won't hear any complaints from Tony Schumacher, Melanie Troxel or Dave Connolly who are proud...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Kalitta Motorsports, sponsor extend partnership

Kalitta Motorsports, sponsor extend partnership

Technicoat Companies and Kalitta Motorsports extend partnership through 2013 YPSILANTI, Mich., (Oct. 27, 2008) -- Technicoat Companies, a worldwide leader in industrial waterproofing and flooring, and Ypsilanti, Michigan-based Kalitta...

Mon 22 Sep 2008
NHRA remembers Engel at Dallas event

NHRA remembers Engel at Dallas event

Memorial service honors memory of the late Steve Engel DALLAS (Sept. 21) -- Family, friends, fans, and fellow racers gathered Saturday evening at the Racers For Christ tent at the Texas Motorplex to honor and remember Pro Mod racer Steve Engel,...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Boise Friday qualifying summary

Boise Friday qualifying summary

RACING UNDERWAY FOR ANNUAL IGNITOR BOISE, Idaho -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Firebird Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, Comp Eliminator ...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
SC: Red River Friday summary

SC: Red River Friday summary

NHRA RETURNS TO RED RIVER GILLIAM, La. -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returned to Red River Raceway today for the first of three days of racing action for more than 400 racers in 11 categories. The event was originally...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Motorsports news 2008-12-18

Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Motorsports news 2008-12-18

VETERAN CREW CHIEF PICKS BROWNSBURG FOR NEW NHRA TOP FUEL TEAM BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2008) -- Veteran NHRA Top Fuel crew chief Alan Johnson announced today that Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Motorsports will locate its team headquarters in ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Western Sydney Int'l Dragway on Scott Kalitta

Western Sydney Int'l Dragway on Scott Kalitta

A Drag Racing Tragedy - Scott Kalitta Dies In NHRA Crash (Sydney, NSW) The administration and staff of Western Sydney International Dragway wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the entire Kalitta family after NHRA Funny Car driver and...

Mon 05 May 2008
PAC: Fontana final summary

PAC: Fontana final summary

LOCAL RACERS MAKE IT TO THE FINALS AT AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY'S NHRA LUCAS OIL EVENT FONTANA, Calif. -- Nearly 500 racers took to the quarter-mile at Auto Club Dragway's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event this weekend. In end, nine...

Thu 04 Sep 2008
Schumacher re-writes history, wins US NationalsHeadline

Schumacher re-writes history, wins US Nationals

Tony Schumacher continues to dominate the sport of NHRA Top Fuel, winning today's 54th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. Robert Hight, Dave Connolly and Steve Johnson also hoisted the most coveted Wallys in...

Tue 22 Jul 2008
Doug Kalitta Infineon Wall of Fame inductee

Doug Kalitta Infineon Wall of Fame inductee

Doug Kalitta - Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster NHRA's Doug Kalitta to be Inducted into Infineon Raceway Wall of Fame SONOMA, Calif. (July 21, 2008) -- Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta has earned a reputation for being tough to beat in the Sonoma...

Tue 29 Apr 2008
Boise Saturday qualifying summary

Boise Saturday qualifying summary

RECORD SETTING DAY AT FIREBIRD BOISE, Idaho. -- Qualifying wrapped up today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford with 31 NHRA national records being set along...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Top Fuel, Funny Car 1000 ft limit remains in place

Top Fuel, Funny Car 1000 ft limit remains in place

NHRA WILL BEGIN 2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SEASON WITH TOP FUEL AND FUNNY CAR REMAINING AT 1,000 FEET GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- NHRA announced today that the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season will begin with the Top...

Wed 07 May 2008
History made at Gateway, Force and winners rejoiceHeadline

History made at Gateway, Force and winners rejoice

John Force celebrated his 59th birthday today with his 1,000th Funny Car round win at the O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway outside St. Louis. Force accomplished the historic feat with a first round win over Ron ...

Mon 10 Mar 2008
Beth Rice named Fontana dragstrip manager

Beth Rice named Fontana dragstrip manager

BETH RICE NAMED DRAGSTRIP MANAGER FOR THE AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- Beth Rice has been promoted to the position of dragstrip manager of the Auto Club Dragway at the Auto Club Speedway, Speedway President Gillian Zucker ...

Sun 13 Jul 2008
NC: Mid-Michigan Saturday summary

NC: Mid-Michigan Saturday summary

QUALIFYING COMPLETE AT MID-MICHIGAN MOTORPLEX; ELIMINATION FIELDS SET STANTON, Mich. -- In the opening day of racing at Mid-Michigan Motorplex's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., set the pace in...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
NHRA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

NHRA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

NHRA CONGRATULATES PATRICK ON HER INDYCAR SERIES VICTORY GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA congratulates Danica Patrick on her recent IndyCar Series victory in Japan, as she joins a long list of NHRA female racers who have won major auto racing events ...

Thu 07 Feb 2008
Perfectly Strange Performance Award continues

Perfectly Strange Performance Award continues

PERFECTLY STRANGE PERFORMANCE AWARD THROUGH 2010 SEASON GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2008) - The NHRA Perfectly Strange Performance Award program, which rewards Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street racers for running exactly...

Sun 12 Oct 2008
SE: Atlanta finale Saturday summary

SE: Atlanta finale Saturday summary

TEAM BRADENTON SCORES THE WIN AT NHRA SOUTHEAST DIVISION SUMMIT FINALS COMMERCE, Ga. -- More than 400 of the best bracket racers in NHRA's Southeast division came to Atlanta Dragway to compete for individual and team honors in the ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Doug Herbert comments on Scott Kalitta

Doug Herbert comments on Scott Kalitta

Herbert Mourns Loss of Friend and Competitor ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 21, 2008) Tragedy marked Saturday's qualifying action for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. Scott Kalitta, a long time competitor in the NHRA POWERade...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Pomona II: Urs Erbacher preview

Pomona II: Urs Erbacher preview

Euro Top Fuel champ Erbacher returns to Pomona POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) -- Across the pond, Urs Erbacher has the kind of following afforded to many of Europe's top celebrities. A four-time FIA drag racing champion, Erbacher owns and operates Fat...

Sat 06 Sep 2008
Justin Humphreys returns to Pontiac

Justin Humphreys returns to Pontiac

Justin Humphreys returning to Pontiac GXP with motor assistance from veteran driver/builder Warren Johnson Justin Humphreys will be back in his familiar, family-operated RaceRedi Motorsports Pontiac GXP for the inaugural Carolina Nationals at...

Sat 24 May 2008
NE: Maple Grove Friday summary

NE: Maple Grove Friday summary

GALLANT, SCHUSTER TOP ALCOHOL FIELDS AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY'S LUCAS OIL EVENT READING, Pa. -- In the opening day of qualifying at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Boat N RV at Maple Grove Raceway, Arthur ...