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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Johnsons Bradenton test report

Johnsons Bradenton test report

BRADENTON, Fla. -- While snowbirds flocked to Florida for the holidays, Pro Stock drivers Warren and Kurt Johnson were flying low in a two-day test at Bradenton (Fla.) Motorsports Park on Dec. 18-19. The Johnsons debuted two new cars and announced...

Schumacher Racing re-aligns public relations staff

Schumacher Racing re-aligns public relations staff

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Don Schumacher Racing announced that with the addition of the Oakley Funny Car, driven by Scotty Cannon, the public relations for the team's two-car Funny Car operation will be handled by David Ferroni of ...

Larry Dixon career season review

Larry Dixon career season review

The exciting race for the 2001 Top Fuel Championship between Larry Dixon and Kenny Bernstein may one day become folklore, as it will certainly go down in drag racing annals as one of the most intense points battles during the first 50 years in ...

Aussie Cowin Top Fuel Series in 2002

Aussie Cowin Top Fuel Series in 2002

Australian drag racing sensation Andrew Cowin is pleased to announce that he and his Cowin Family Racing team will contest the entire 23-race, US$50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series tour in the United States in 2002. Buoyed by strong ...

Mopar reveals first Funny Car photo

Mopar reveals first Funny Car photo

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2001) - The Mopar Parts division of DaimlerChrysler Corp today officially released the first photo of the new Dodge Stratus R/T Nitro Funny Car body for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-sanctioned drag racing ...

Paul Jones to drive for Darien & Meadows in 2002

Paul Jones to drive for Darien & Meadows in 2002

STOCKTON, Calif. - After two successful years of driving for Edgecomb Racing, Top Alcohol Dragster (formerly Federal Mogul Dragster) driver Paul Jones announced today that he will be filling the seat vacated by Brandon Bernstein in the Darien & ...

IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Lampus Jr. joins with MADD in NHRA 2002 season

Lampus Jr. joins with MADD in NHRA 2002 season

DALLAS (Dec. 11) -- As economic purse strings continue to tighten in a sluggish U.S. economy, Top Fuel driver Don Lampus Jr. has found a creative new way to fund his operation. Lampus has entered an exclusive three-year marketing agreement with ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Irwindale dragstrip sets 2002 schedule

Irwindale dragstrip sets 2002 schedule

Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale's new NHRA Street Legal Dragstrip will accelerate in to full swing in the 2002 season with regularly scheduled racing events on three Sundays and its very popular "test and tune" sessions on two Thursday evenings...

Berstein, Force earn AARWBA first team honors

Berstein, Force earn AARWBA first team honors

Bernstein, Force Earn First Team AARWBA All-America Honors; Candidates For Titus Award With Gordon GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2001) - Only four votes separate John Force, Kenny Bernstein and Jeff Gordon for the 2001 Auto Racing Writers ...

Force named EMPA Driver Of The Year

Force named EMPA Driver Of The Year

Force Named Eastern Motorsports Press Association Driver Of The Year GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2001) - John Force has been selected as Driver of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA), only the second drag racer to receive...

Force named Al Holbert Memorial Driver of the Year

Force named Al Holbert Memorial Driver of the Year

Earnhardt, Magill, Gerhart Sr., Dickson, Force And Christopher Are Top Eastern Motorsport Press Assocication Award Winners LANGHORNE, PA DECEMBER 9, 2001 . . . Eleven time National Hot Rod Association Funny Car champion John Force has been ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
New top ten bonus program announced

New top ten bonus program announced

Anaheim, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2001) -- Top racers in four professional categories of the NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series will compete for additional bonuses of $1,185,000 in 2002 through the POWERADE Top 10 program, which allows fans to follow...

Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2001) -- The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and The Coca-Cola Company's POWERADE brand today announced a five-year, multi-tiered agreement naming POWERADE as the title sponsor of the NHRA's prestigious 23-race...

Kurt Johnson 2002 season review

Kurt Johnson 2002 season review

Looking Back, Looking Ahead Inspiration can strike at any time and at any place. For Pro Stock driver Kurt Johnson, the moment came in an airport waiting room in the Bahamas. "My wife and I took a short vacation after the end of the season, ...

Warren Johnson names new sponsor

Warren Johnson names new sponsor

GM Performance Parts to Sponsor NHRA Pro Stock Champion Warren Johnson INDIANAPOLIS -- The team that won two Pro Stock championships and broke the 200 mph barrier will be reunited in 2002 when Warren Johnson returns to the red, white and blue ...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Drag Racing Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park beginning in 2002,...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
Commitment to Sportsman series announced

Commitment to Sportsman series announced

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2001) -- Today the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) solidified its commitment to its national and divisional sportsman drag racing series program formally known as the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series. Earlier ...

NHRA drivers' Berstein, Force 2001 AARWBA team nominees

NHRA drivers' Berstein, Force 2001 AARWBA team nominees

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2001) - NHRA World Champions Kenny Bernstein and John Force headline the Drag Racing nominees for the 2001 American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) Auto Racing All-America Team. Two drivers...

Harry Turner discusses GM Racing's winning record

Harry Turner discusses GM Racing's winning record

DETROIT, Nov. 27, 2001 - Harry Turner has been the GM executive manager for NHRA drag racing since 1997. The team of engineers that he assembled have played a key role in the development of new technologies and strategies that have kept GM racers...

FRAM renews as official filter of NHRA

FRAM renews as official filter of NHRA

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2001) - FRAM* automotive filters, which are manufactured and distributed by Honeywell Consumer Products Group, has extended their partnership with the National Hot Rod Association as the Official Filter of NHRA, Bob ...

2001 season review

2001 season review

NHRA Puts The Wraps On The 2001 Drag Racing Season The 2001 season was more than just a collection of 24 National Hot Rod Association drag racing events. Familiar faces were crowned champions, records were broken, rivalries were established and ...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Sponsor renewed NHRA Baytown 2002

Sponsor renewed NHRA Baytown 2002

O'Reilly Auto Parts Extends Sponsorship of NHRA Spring Nationals GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a four-year extension with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) for their sponsorship of the NHRA Spring ...

Sponsor named for NHRA Seattle 2002 event

Sponsor named for NHRA Seattle 2002 event

Lucas Oil to sponsor 2002 Seattle event GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2001) - Lucas Oil has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Drag Racing Series event at ...

Sponsored announced for NHRA Topeka 2002

Sponsored announced for NHRA Topeka 2002

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Drag Racing Series event at Heartland Park Topeka beginning in 2002,...

Tue 20 Nov 2001
Pawuk Racing 2001 year in review

Pawuk Racing 2001 year in review

2001 Pawuk's Best Season Ever RICHFIELD, OH 11/19/01 The just-completed 2001 NHRA Winston series season was the best-ever in Mark "Cowboy" Pawuk's 15-year Pro Stock career, yet his final standing in the points has left him more than a little...

Warren Johnson 2001 season review

Warren Johnson 2001 season review

Warren Johnson, the stern Professor of Pro Stock, posed that query to a class of tattooed, earring-adorned students in a popular television commercial for Pontiac's Grand Am. That same extreme/not extreme dichotomy can be applied to the race...

Pomona: 2002 WinterNationals date changed

Pomona: 2002 WinterNationals date changed

GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2001) -- Anticipating a move by the National Football League (NFL) later this week to change the date of this year's Super Bowl to the first week in February, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced it will...

NHRA 2002 tentative schedule

NHRA 2002 tentative schedule

<pre> 2002 NHRA Drag Racing Schedule 42nd annual NHRA Winternationals Pomona, California January 31 - February 3, 2002 - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock - Federal-Mogul Dragster, F-M Funny Car - Comp,...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
West joins Herbert, Snap-On as Co-crew Chief

West joins Herbert, Snap-On as Co-crew Chief

Johnny West Joins Snap-On Top Fuel Team As Co-Crew Chief; Herbert Excited About 2002 Season CHERRYVILLE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2001 - His goal has always been to win the NHRA Top Fuel championship, and that isn't going to change when the 2002 season ...

Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2001) -- Jeg's Automotive, Inc., has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Sportsman Allstars event at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago...

Pomona III: Pawuk Racing race report

Pomona III: Pawuk Racing race report

NHRA AAA Finals, Pomona, California Nov. 8-11 Cowboy's Last Ride A Rough One! RICHFIELD, OH 11/15 Mark "Cowboy" Pawuk has had a few days to begin winding down from his best season ever on the NHRA Winston Series circuit, yet he's already...

Pomona III: Goodyear Racing finals update

Pomona III: Goodyear Racing finals update

Goodyear wins eight times at NHRA finals National Hot Rod Association: Kenny Bernstein won the 2001 Top Fuel championship in style, winning the final race of the season in the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona ...

Wed 14 Nov 2001
Awards ceremony report

Awards ceremony report

CHAMPIONS HONORED DURING 2001 NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES AWARDS CEREMONY UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Kenny Bernstein headlined the NHRA Winston champions honored Monday evening during an an exciting and emotional 2001 NHRA Winston Drag Racing...

Pomona: Marc White wrap up

Pomona: Marc White wrap up

White uses strong Pomona outing to finish seventh nationally POMONA, Calif. - In what has been a somewhat up and down year for the Etterman Racing team, ended on a positive note during this past weekend's AAA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif.