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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 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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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 ...

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...

Sun 10 Feb 2008
Rookies finding success in Pomona final qualifyingHeadline

Rookies finding success in Pomona final qualifying

What would be the best way to communicate to your peers that you're ready to compete in the NHRA PowerAde Series Top Fuel division? No, not an inter-shop memo. How about qualifying number one in the season opener? That's just what Top Fuel rookie...

Wed 25 Jun 2008
Bobby Martin preview

Bobby Martin preview

The Lane Automotive/CAP Team Heads for Norwalk Bobby Martin and the Parkers set their sights on a second consecutive win Milford, Michigan -- On June 8, fans and supporters of the Lane Automotive/CAP Dodge Charger funny car were excited by its...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Thu 25 Sep 2008
Gary Scelzi Challenger test

Gary Scelzi Challenger test

SCELZI TESTS NEW CHALLENGER ON SPEED'S 'TEST DRIVE,' AIRS SATURDAY FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2008) - Last month, four-time NHRA world champion Gary Scelzi took to El Mirage Dry Lake Bed in the Mojave Desert in California to test drive a new...

Sun 27 Jan 2008
Herbert's sons killed in car accident

Herbert's sons killed in car accident

Herbert's Two Sons Lost in Tragic Automobile Accident LINCOLNTON, N.C. (January 26, 2008) The two young sons of Top Fuel racer Doug Herbert were killed in an automobile accident Saturday morning in Lake Norman, N.C. Jon, 17, and James, 12,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Sat 24 May 2008
WC: Brainerd Friday summary

WC: Brainerd Friday summary

Day One Compete at Brainerd Int'l Raceway BRAINERD, Minn. -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Brainerd International Raceway and the NHRA West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, defending Top Alcohol Dragster ...

Wed 17 Sep 2008
Aaron Brooks to leave R2B2 Racing

Aaron Brooks to leave R2B2 Racing

Aaron Brooks to join Alan Johnson's new team Aaron Brooks, crew chief of R2B2 Racing's Funny Car driven by Frank Hawley is leaving the team at the end of this month for a similar position with renowned Top Fuel tuner Alan Johnson's new two-car...

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...

Mon 14 Apr 2008
Las Vegas: John Force Racing final report

Las Vegas: John Force Racing final report

VEGAS JACKPOT: ASHLEY FORCE REACHES BACK-TO-BACK FINALS Force Grabs Funny Car Points Lead (LAS VEGAS) --- A quarter of a century ago 14-time Funny Car champion John Force was hoping for a son to carry on his drag racing legacy, today Ashley...

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...

Fri 12 Sep 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Time for questions?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Time for questions?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The key question at Spa: would the stewards have handed out the same 25-second penalty if the situation was reversed and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen had used the momentum from cutting through a chicane to take the...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Ford announces Junior Diabetes design winner

Ford announces Junior Diabetes design winner

SIX-YEAR-OLD IS WINNING JDRF DESIGNER; SPECIALLY DESIGNED FORD FUNNY CAR UNVEILED IN INDIANAPOLIS * Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) unveiled the winning JDRF car design that will be featured on the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby...