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Thu 29 Dec 2005
Pedregon, Kemanah enter Midget Chili Bowl

Pedregon, Kemanah enter Midget Chili Bowl

Pedregon & Kemanah Enter 20th Annual Chili Bowl Heady Group of Diverse Pros Fill This Year's Field TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 21, 2005) -- Former NHRA Funny Car World Champion Cruz Pedregon and reigning All-Star Circuit of Champions titlist Chad Kemenah...

Snake Racing News: New Zealand trip

Snake Racing News: New Zealand trip

JOHNSON JR. AND TROXEL TO HELP CHRISTEN LAKESIDE INTERNATIONAL DRAGWAY IN NEW ZEALAND VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2005) -- While the rest of their peers will be enjoying the holiday season and the coming of the New Year, NHRA stars Tommy Johnson Jr.

Jim Yates Bradenton test summary

Jim Yates Bradenton test summary

Good Times from Jenkins' Motors Impresses Jim Yates in First Pre-season Pro Stock Test Session Veteran engine builder and Pro Stock legend Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins doesn't resemble Santa Claus, but he has what Jim Yates would like for Christmas...

Herbert names Brissette interim crew chief

Herbert names Brissette interim crew chief

HERBERT NAMES BRISSETTE AS INTERIM CREW CHIEF LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Dec. 21, 2005) -- Doug Herbert has shifted duties of his veteran tuner and tuning consultant Jim Brissette to interim crew chief for the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster while Wayne...

Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 2

Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 2

Continued from part 1 11. Q. HAS THE NHRA BENEFITED FROM WHAT DON SCHUMACHER BROUGHT TO THE TABLE ONCE HE PUT TOGETHER A MULTI-CAR TEAM IN 2001? A. It's huge. What Don Schumacher has accomplished has to go down in history, for sure. To win a...

Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 1

Ron Capps - DSR champion interview, part 1

Q&A WITH RON CAPPS, 2005 NHRA FUNNY CAR RUNNER-UP CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2005) - Ron Capps joined Don Schumacher Racing for the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series to drive the Brut-sponsored Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car and found himself...

Tue 27 Dec 2005
Kalitta, Grubnic Boxing Day in Australia summary

Kalitta, Grubnic Boxing Day in Australia summary

Scott Kalitta wins Down Under in Sydney's Boxing Day racing festivities; Teammate and native Australian Dave Grubnic wows countrymen en route to final round Sydney, Australia, (Dec. 27, 2005) -- In the quickest side-by-side drag race in...

Racebricks adds Herbert for 2006

Racebricks adds Herbert for 2006

Racebricks adds Herbert to 2006 racing family LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Dec. 27, 2005) -- Racebricks Collectibles announced its sponsorship plans Monday, providing Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team with a major associate sponsorship deal,...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Doug Herbert's dragster gets new look

Doug Herbert's dragster gets new look

HERBERT'S SNAP-ON TOOLS DRAGSTER GETS MAKEOVER FOR '06 SEASON LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2005) -- For 23 NHRA POWERade races, two exhibition weekends and a handful of special appearances, Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools team helped Snap-on ...

Johnsons' Valdosta test notes 2005-12-16

Johnsons' Valdosta test notes 2005-12-16

Johnsons Set Record Pace in Valdosta Test Session ACDelco & GM Performance Parts teams unofficially shatter both ends of current NHRA record in off-season test Sugar Hill, Ga., December 15, 2005 - The primary goal for any NHRA racing team's ...

Dave Connolly first off-season test preview

Dave Connolly first off-season test preview

Connolly, Adams, SKULL GEAR Pro Stock Team Begin Busy 'Off-season' with Testing at Bradenton, Fla. Terry Adams is a man with a lot of questions looking for some answers. His mission takes him to Bradenton, Fla., Monday for what will be the SKULL...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
Snake Racing news - Sponsor partnership announced

Snake Racing news - Sponsor partnership announced

B&M RACING BECOMES OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF DON PRUDHOMME RACING VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2005) -- Reviving one of the great partnerships from the annals of drag racing lore, Don Prudhomme Racing has signed B&M Racing & Performance Products as an ...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
Gary Scelzi - DSR champion interview

Gary Scelzi - DSR champion interview

20-plus questions for Gary Scelzi, the 2005 NHRA Funny Car champion FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2005) - Gary Scelzi, who joined the Funny Car class in 2002, entered the history books in 2005 by winning the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car...

Herbert's crew chief Dupuy medical update 2005-12-09

Herbert's crew chief Dupuy medical update 2005-12-09

NHRA crew chief Wayne Dupuy continues to improve LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Dec. 9, 2005) -- Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster crew chief Wayne Dupuy continues to make progress in his recovery from injuries suffered in a single-car accident two weeks ...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
VIPsports Drag Racing news 2005-12-06

VIPsports Drag Racing news 2005-12-06

VIPsports.com Signs on for 2006-- Orlando, Florida. The Performance Racing Industry Show -- VIPsports.com announced their continuing sponsorship of the ParkerTech Racing Services Dodge Stratus Top Alcohol Funny Car for the 2006 National Hot ...

John Force receives international honor

John Force receives international honor

FORCE GETS INTERNATIONAL HONOR FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT LONDON, United Kingdom -- John Force, who has won 13 NHRA Funny Car Championships as driver of the Castrol GTX ® Ford Mustang, received a nod from the European racing establishment Sunday...

Sun 04 Dec 2005
Andrew Cowin returns in 2006

Andrew Cowin returns in 2006

Andrew Cowin returns to U.S. Top Fuel racing in 2006; Aussie Superstar to run entire IHRA schedule and limited NHRA competition WILMINGTON, NC. -- Second-generation driver Andrew Cowin will make his return to the United States drag racing scene...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Snake Racing announces sponsor partner

Snake Racing announces sponsor partner

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NAMED OFFICAL MAIL ORDER COMPANY OF DON PRUDHOMME RACING VISTA, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2005) -- Mail order giant Summit Racing Equipment has reached an agreement to become the official mail order company of Don Prudhomme...

Mon 28 Nov 2005
Herbert crew chief injured

Herbert crew chief injured

NHRA crew chief Dupuy seriously injured in accident LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Nov. 26, 2005) -- Wayne Dupuy of Lincolnton, one of the top crew chiefs on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) tour, was severely injured in a single-car accident near his...

Thu 24 Nov 2005
Grubnic and friends head to Australia

Grubnic and friends head to Australia

Grubnic going back Down Under and he's taking a few fast friends to go Top Fuel racing with him Ypsilanti, Mich., (Nov. 21, 2005) -- In 1995, before he made the trip halfway around the world to the United States and before he had acquired his...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
Dodge, Mopar celebrate championships

Dodge, Mopar celebrate championships

Dodge and Mopar® Score Two Major Motorsports Championships for 2005 * Gary Scelzi clinches NHRA Funny Car title * Ted Musgrave wins NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver's championship AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Dodge Motorsports and Mopar® ...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
GM Racing drivers return from visiting troops

GM Racing drivers return from visiting troops

GM Racers Return From Ramstein AB Following Memorable Visit With American Troops Driver's Group Brought Smiles And Good Cheer To Troops Stationed In Germany Nov. 18, 2005 - A group of drivers from GM Racing and NHRA are back from a recent, ...

Morgan Lucas, Jim Dunn unite for 2006

Morgan Lucas, Jim Dunn unite for 2006

MORGAN LUCAS RACING AND JIM DUNN RACING UNITE FORMING LUCAS OIL RACING CORONA, Calif. (Nov. 18) - Indianapolis-based Morgan Lucas Racing today announced that they will be adding a second Lucas Oil fleet member to their fold, joining forces...

Gary Densham team interview

Gary Densham team interview

Q&A with Gary Densham: veteran Funny Car driver veteran teacher Gary Densham is a veteran. He's a veteran Funny Car driver who made his first professional start in 1979 and has since gone on to earn eight NHRA national event victories in 18...

Fri 18 Nov 2005
Heartland Park Topeka announces 2006 schedule

Heartland Park Topeka announces 2006 schedule

HEARTLAND PARK ANNOUNCES BUSY 2006 FACILITY SCHEDULE TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 17, 2005) - As the calendar rolls from 2005 to 2006, Heartland Park Topeka is busy preparing for its busiest race season since the facility opened in 1989. The '06...

Kalitta Motorsports news 2005-11-16

Kalitta Motorsports news 2005-11-16

NHRA veteran nitro tuner Johnny West named crew chief for Kalitta Motorsports new Funny Car team and driver Scott Kalitta; Jim Oberhofer to tune Hillary Will's new Team Kalitta/Ken Black Top Fueler Ypsilanti, Mich., (Nov. 16, 2005) -- Earlier...

Thu 17 Nov 2005
Corradi joins DSR as crew chief

Corradi joins DSR as crew chief

BRIAN CORRADI JOINS DON SCHUMACHER RACING AS CREW CHIEF ON MATCO TOOLS DODGE FUNNY CAR INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 15, 2005) - Don Schumacher today confirmed that Brian Corradi will be the crew chief on the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car...

Tue 15 Nov 2005
G Squared Motorsports 2005 review

G Squared Motorsports 2005 review

G Squared Motorsports: Year End Review AMERICUS, Ga. (November 15, 2005) -- It has been approximately one and a half weeks since the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series ended with the Automobile Club of Southern California...

Doug Herbert 2005 season review

Doug Herbert 2005 season review

Herbert wraps up 2005 NHRA season with style The veteran Top Fuel driver attends United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball LINCOLNTON, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2005) -- Just when Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster team thought they could...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
2006 SPORTSnationals gets West Coast date

2006 SPORTSnationals gets West Coast date

INAUGURAL NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS TO BE HELD AT AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY Facility also to host NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional Event FONTANA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2005) -- At a press conference today at California...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
EMPA honors Schumacher with nomination

EMPA honors Schumacher with nomination

SCHUMACHER NOMINATED FOR EMPA DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2005) -- NHRA POWERade Series Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher has been nominated for the prestigious Al Holbert Memorial Driver of the Year Award by the ...

Connolly and team announce 2006 engine plans

Connolly and team announce 2006 engine plans

Dave Connolly to use engines from Cagnazzi Motorsports in 2006; SKULL GEAR continues backing of Rickie Smith and Dick Maskin team DECATUR, Mich. - SKULL GEAR owner Evan Knoll has announced that his NHRA POWERade Pro Stock team driven by Dave ...

Two racers named to AARWBA All-American Team

Two racers named to AARWBA All-American Team

SCHUMACHER, FORCE NAMED TO 2005 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2005) -- NHRA POWERade Series world champion Tony Schumacher and 13-time champ John Force were named to the American Auto Racing Writers and ...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Baca signs Henkelman as 2006 crew chief

Baca signs Henkelman as 2006 crew chief

David Baca and Rick Henkelman together again Baca signs Henkelman as crew chief for 2006 Pittsburg, Calif. (November 9, 2005) -- After tuning the Top Fuel dragster of David Baca to a semifinal appearance at...

Johnson Jr, Green renew with Snake Racing

Johnson Jr, Green renew with Snake Racing

TOMMY JOHNSON JR. AND MIKE GREEN RECEIVE CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH DON PRUDHOMME RACING VISTA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2005) -- On the heels of his most successful campaign as a professional driver, veteran Funny Car pilot Tommy Johnson Jr. has signed a...

John Weaver Pomona recap

John Weaver Pomona recap

Tireshake ends MCP Racing's season a few rounds early POMONA, Calif. - Tireshake. It's been the enemy of a Funny Car since it's inception in the late 60's. Some forty plus years later, it's still around, and reared it's nasty head for NHRA Top...

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