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Mon 20 Dec 1999

"Techno Tim" Gibson Signs with John Force Racing for 2000

In a move that underscores their aggressive desire to win an unprecedented 10th NHRA AA/Funny Car Points Title, John Force Racing has procured the exclusive engineering services of Tim Gibson for the Year 2000 season. In 1999, John Force claimed...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
VP Racing Fuels Named Official Racing Fuel

VP Racing Fuels Named Official Racing Fuel

GLENDORA, Calif. - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced VP Racing Fuels, long-time supplier of fuel to participating racers, as the official racing fuel of the NHRA. With this designation, VP Racing Fuels will be...

New Rule Changes for 2000 Season Announced

New Rule Changes for 2000 Season Announced

GLENDORA, Calif. - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced, today, new rules changes designed to improve the quality of on-track racing at its 23-sanctioned national drag racing events and the Winston Showdown, said Tom...

Wed 15 Dec 1999
Castrol To Sponsor Pro Stock Truck Team

Castrol To Sponsor Pro Stock Truck Team

WAYNE, N.J. (December 14, 1999) -- Castrol® North America Consumer, an international leader in lubricants and technology, will become the first major consumer products company to sponsor a team in the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA)...

Thu 09 Dec 1999
Summit Racing Named NHRA E.T. Drag Racing Series Sponsor

Summit Racing Named NHRA E.T. Drag Racing Series Sponsor

SUMMIT RACING NAMED NHRA E.T. SERIES SPONSOR Extensive programs in place to increase purses, participation and bring added-value to member tracks GLENDORA, Calif. - Summit Racing Equipment, an industry leader in distribution of auto...

Century 21 Racing Team Crew Chief Announcement

Century 21 Racing Team Crew Chief Announcement

CENTURY 21( RACING TEAM ADDS VETERAN CREW CHIEF TO THEIR Y2K ROSTER Crew Chief Bob Cave to assist with Martino Racing's pursuit of a Pro Stock Championship Parsippany, New Jersey, December 6, 1999 - As a competitor in arguably the most ...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
John Force, Tony Schumacher named to AARWBA All-America Team

John Force, Tony Schumacher named to AARWBA All-America Team

GLENDORA, Calif. - John Force and Tony Schumacher were named first team selections in the drag racing category for the 1999 American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association All-America Auto Racing Team, as announced Dec. 8 by the Burbank,...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
Richie Stevens gains WJ's championship power

Richie Stevens gains WJ's championship power

NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 7) -- The Valspar Refinish Pro Stock Pontiac of Richie "The Kid" Stevens will now be powered by the best motors in NHRA competition. Five-time Winston champ Warren Johnson announced an unprecedented one-year deal with the ...

Etchells Racing, Mighty Auto Parts Extend Sponsorship

Etchells Racing, Mighty Auto Parts Extend Sponsorship

Putnam, Connecticut, December 7, 1999 - Officials at Chuck Etchells Racing and Mighty Auto Parts today announced a two-year extension of their sponsorship agreement. As such, Mighty, who has been with the Etchells organization since 1996, will ...

Sat 04 Dec 1999
Kurt Johnson Runs 6.77 in Testing

Kurt Johnson Runs 6.77 in Testing

ACDelco Camaro Turns Unofficial 6.77-Second ET in Top Secret Session MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Christmas came early for NHRA Pro Stock drag racer Kurt Johnson when he made the quickest run of his career in pre-season testing at Montgomery (Alabama) ...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
Honda to make Pro Stock Bike Debut

Honda to make Pro Stock Bike Debut

Pro Stock Bike enthusiast Dennis Mirante decided he wanted to ride among the ranks of Angelle Seeling and Matt Hines, so he attended George Bryce's Motorcycle Drag Racing School, and continued his education by renting a bike from competitor Greg...

Mon 15 Nov 1999
Pomona Chrysler Motorsports Final Report

Pomona Chrysler Motorsports Final Report

1999 NHRA Auto Club NHRA Finals Pomona Raceway Final Report DUNN WINS SEASON FINALE IN POMONA Team Mopar Top Fuel Dragster finishes fourth in points Pomona, Calif., (November 14, 1999) ...

Pomona Exide Top Fuel Unveils

Pomona Exide Top Fuel Unveils "Millennium Look"

EXIDE BATTERIES TOP FUEL DRAGSTER TO HAVE NEW PAINT SCHEME IN 2000 POMONA, CA, November 13 - When the clouds of nitromethane dissipate over the L.A. County Fairplex this weekend, Tony Schumacher and the Exide Batteries Racing Team will have ...

Pomona Warren Johnson Finals Notes

Pomona Warren Johnson Finals Notes

POMONA, Calif. - Warren Johnson capped his championship season with his ninth final-round appearance of the year and the 123rd of his career today in the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. W.J. finished as ...

Pomona Championship Points

Pomona Championship Points

NHRA Winston Championship Points POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Winston championship points following the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA finals, the final event of the $40-million, 22-event 1999 Winston Drag Racing ...

Pomona Bonus Points

Pomona Bonus Points

NHRA Bonus Points POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Bonus Points following the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final event of the $40-million, 22-event 1999 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series: ...

Pomona Don Prudhomme Racing Finals Report

Pomona Don Prudhomme Racing Finals Report

POMONA, Calif. - The Auto Club Finals might've signaled the end of the 1999 NHRA season, but for Ron Capps, owner Don Prudhomme, new crew chief Ed McCulloch and the Copenhagen Racing Funny Car team, it provided a positive beginning for the 2000...

Pomona Doug Herbert Finals Review

Pomona Doug Herbert Finals Review

POMONA, Calif. - It definitely wasn't the way Doug Herbert wanted to end his best NHRA season - as a spectator for Sunday's Auto Club Finals at Pomona Raceway - but that's what he was. Herbert had a tremendous engine explosion during ...

Pomona Special Awards

Pomona Special Awards

NHRA SPECIAL AWARDS POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews -- 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals ...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
Pomona Finals Recap

Pomona Finals Recap

POMONA, Calif. - Jerry Toliver earned his first career Funny Car victory Sunday at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. Mike Dunn, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Antron Brown and Steve Johns were also winners in...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock Bike

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock Bike

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Pro Stock Bike at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock Truck

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock Truck

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Top Fuel

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Top Fuel

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Top Fuel at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Funny car

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Funny car

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Funny Car at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Pro Stock

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Pro Stock at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Stock

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Stock

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Stock at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 3: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Comp Eliminator

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Comp Eliminator

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations F-M Dragster

Pomona Summary of Eliminations F-M Dragster

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Stock

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Stock

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Super Stock at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 2: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations F-M Funny Car

Pomona Summary of Eliminations F-M Funny Car

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 1: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Comp

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Comp

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Super Comp at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: ...

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Gas

Pomona Summary of Eliminations Super Gas

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Summary of eliminations in Super Gas at the 35th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Round 3: ...

Pomona Pontiac Finals Notes

Pomona Pontiac Finals Notes

POMONA, Calif. (November 14, 1999) - Final eliminations for the 35th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals were completed today at Pomona Raceway. PRO STOCK Mark Pawuk (Summit Racing Pontiac Firebird) "Our performance today pretty much summed up...

Pomona Team JEG's Finals Notes

Pomona Team JEG's Finals Notes

The NHRA Auto Club Finals is the final race in the '99 schedule for the series. There were a total of twenty-eight Pro Stock drivers who worked toward being in the "quick sixteen" and be among the qualified on raceday. Troy Coughlin grabbed...

Pomona Tony Schumacher Puts Finishing Touches on Year

Pomona Tony Schumacher Puts Finishing Touches on Year

Recently crowned NHRA Winston Top Fuel champ, Tony Schumacher had no time to bask in his glory as Team Exide was the No. 2 qualifier and still had to compete in the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway as the 1999 Winston drag race season...

Pomona Richie Stevens Season End Review

Pomona Richie Stevens Season End Review

Stevens' semifinal finish yields top five season POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 14) -- A career year came to a glorious end for Valspar Refinish Pro Stock driver Richie "The Kid" Stevens when the sophomore driver raced through to the semifinals of the...