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Sat 22 Dec 2007
Klement Racing signs Sampey for 2008

Klement Racing signs Sampey for 2008

Angelle Sampey to race for Rush Racing Products in 2008 Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell...

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Pro Stock champ Coughlin to start new season in a bobsled DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 20) -- POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't wasting any time to return to racing in 2008 as the 51-time national event winner was chosen to be a part...

Chicago Pneumatic 2007 season review

Chicago Pneumatic 2007 season review

CHICAGO PNEUMATIC 2007 NHRA SEASON IN REVIEW Brownsburg, Ind. - (December 19, 2007) The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) season concluded last month in Pomona, Calif., at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Supporting Chicago Pneumatic racers ...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
Antron Brown Gainesville test preview

Antron Brown Gainesville test preview

ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS TEAM TO TEST AT GAINESVILLE BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2007) -- Antron Brown will again familiarize himself with the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster when the David Powers-owned Top Fuel team begins its off season...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
John Force medical update 2007-12-12

John Force medical update 2007-12-12

VIGOROUS PHYSICAL THERAPY PAYING DIVIDENDS FOR FORCE 14-Time Champion On Target for Pre-Season Testing YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- The lengthy physical therapy sessions he is undergoing five days each week are beginning to pay big dividends for drag...

California Speedway releases 2008 schedule
AMA

California Speedway releases 2008 schedule

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2008 RACING SCHEDULE NASCAR Race Weekends and the Debut of the Car of Tomorrow Highlight the 2008 Racing Season SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- Two NASCAR race weekends, an AMA Superbike weekend and a pair of NHRA...

Dave Connolly medical update 2007-12-11

Dave Connolly medical update 2007-12-11

Dave Connolly Working Diligently on Knee Rehab; Looking Ahead to 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Title Race Each day of physical therapy on his recently-repaired left knee gets Dave Connolly closer to January and the beginning of testing for 2008 NHRA ...

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

FORD AND NHRA TEAM UP ON SAFETY; BLUE BOXES TO DEBUT IN ALL NHRA NITRO CARS AT START OF 2008 SEASON * NHRA will mandate Ford Blue Box crash sensors on all Funny Car and Top Fuel race cars in 2008 * Ford's safety efforts in NHRA are the latest...

Tue 11 Dec 2007
Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Tribute Car on display at St. Vincent's in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 10, 2007) - The car that was driven by Mike Ashley over 327 mph to victory at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday, December...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
Jeg Coughlin named to AARWBA All-American second team

Jeg Coughlin named to AARWBA All-American second team

Coughlin named to AARWBA's All-America Race Team DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 9) -- The accolades continue for recently-crowned Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. as the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) has once...

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

General Motors Scores 21 Racing Championships in 2007 GM Race Teams Complete Successful Season with Drivers and Manufacturers Championships in Stock Car, Road Racing, Drag Racing, Open Wheel and Off-Road Competition DETROIT - General Motors ...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Dave Connolly to have surgery

Dave Connolly to have surgery

Torn Left Knee Cartilage to Be Repaired Wednesday COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2007 -- NHRA Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly is going from an idyllic off-season Caribbean vacation to knee surgery Wednesday at Ohio State University's Sports Medicine ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
SPORTSnationals 2008 title sponsor named

SPORTSnationals 2008 title sponsor named

JEGS MAIL ORDER TO SPONSOR ALL THREE NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS EVENTS THROUGH 2010 SEASON GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2007) -- JEGS Mail Order, a nationwide leader in sales and distribution of parts and supplies for the aftermarket performance...

Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn's contract will not be renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008. "I really want to thank Peggy for the job she did for us this year," said Klement, whose NHRA...

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2007) -- To help preserve NHRA's rich history and tradition while seizing on the success of nostalgic drag racing competition, NHRA has announced the formation...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY IN BROWNSBURG, IND. BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2007) -- NHRA Top Fuel team David Powers Motorsports has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Brownsburg, Ind. The 40,000 square-foot...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
Ron Capps - DSR post-season interview

Ron Capps - DSR post-season interview

Q&A SESSION WITH DSR FUNNY CAR DRIVER RON CAPPS CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2007) - We caught up with Ron Capps, who drove the Brut Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing to a fourth-place season result in the 2007 NHRA POWERade...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

SCHUMACHER, PEDREGON, COUGHLIN LEAD DRAG RACING NOMINEES FOR 2007 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2007) - NHRA POWERade Series world champions Tony Schumacher, Tony Pedregon and Jeg Coughlin headline ...

Dave Grubnic to continue with Kalitta Motorsports

Dave Grubnic to continue with Kalitta Motorsports

NHRA Top Fueler Dave Grubnic excited about 2008 season despite loss of primary backer YPSILANTI, Mich., (Nov. 26, 2007) -- Native Australian and Top Fuel driver Dave Grubnic is anxious to get back out on the track for the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag...

Doug Herbert announces changes for 2008

Doug Herbert announces changes for 2008

HERBERT MAKES CHANGES WITH PLANS TO BE STRONG CONTENDER FOR 2008 NHRA POWERADE CHAMPIONSHIP LINCOLNTON, N.C. (November 26, 2007) Doug Herbert, owner and driver for the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team, announced changes today within ...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

RAMSTEIN AB, Germany, Nov. 19, 2007 - A group of goodwill ambassadors from the NHRA have just completed a three-day USO-sponsored tour of U.S. Military installations in Germany, including the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Landstuhl Regional...

Rod Fuller - DPM season review interview

Rod Fuller - DPM season review interview

ROD FULLER POST-2007 Q&A BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2007) -- For Rod Fuller, his second full season behind the wheel of his David Powers-owned Top Fuel dragster was indeed a coming out party of sorts for the former Super Comp star; a season of...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Chip Ellis released as G2 rider

Chip Ellis released as G2 rider

Chip Ellis Released from G2 George Smith, president of G2 Motorsports, announced that Chip Ellis's contract will not be renewed for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riding duties for 2008. A frequent number one qualifier, Ellis failed to produce a...

Fri 16 Nov 2007
Vance & Hines 2007 season review

Vance & Hines 2007 season review

HINES AND KRAWIEC EVEN MORE MOTIVATED TO MAKE OFFSEASON A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHING PAD FOR '08 CAMPAIGN Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Riders Encouraged by 2007 Results MILWAUKEE (Nov. 16, 2007) -- Maybe losing is just the motivation he ...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

BRUT NHRA STATEMENT INDIANAPOLIS - After a three-year run as a primary sponsor of the Ron Capps-driven Don Schumacher Racing nitro Funny Car, and as an official National Hot Rod Association series sponsor, BRUT will exit the sport effective as...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Bill Reichert championship review

Bill Reichert championship review

  Dominant first half leads to second straight championship for Reichert   OWOSSO, Mich. - One could easily say 2006 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Bill Reichert picked up right where he left off in 2007.  After winning the ...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Coughlin brothers' championships honored

Coughlin brothers' championships honored

It's in the genes Jeg Coughlin Jr. received a hero's welcome from 350 enthusiastic employees when he returned to JEGS Mail Order headquarters in Delaware, Ohio, earlier this week. Coughlin wrapped up his third Pro Stock title in dramatic ...

Champions crowned at Pomona

Champions crowned at Pomona

If the point of the NHRA's new Countdown to the Championship is to take the season title down to the wire, the Countdown served it's purpose today during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. No champion was locked in before...

Thu 08 Nov 2007
Tim Wilkerson wins

Tim Wilkerson wins "Who Got the Light" award

FUNNY CAR RACER WILKERSON CLAIMS $25,000 WHO GOT THE LIGHT? AWARD FOR 2007 GLENDORA, Calif. -- Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson won the $25,000 Motel 6 Who Got the Light? Award for the 2007 season with his .0013-second margin of victory over...

Sean O'Bannon Pomona summary

Sean O'Bannon Pomona summary

O'Bannon runs career numbers en route to quarterfinals POMONA, Calif. - While NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car rookie Sean O'Bannon would have liked to cap his season with a win at his home track, he posted career best numbers en route to a...

Jim Whiteley Pomona summary

Jim Whiteley Pomona summary

Whiteley reaches quarterfinals in Pomona POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jim Whiteley notched another strong performance to close the season with a quarterfinal finish during this past weekend's Auto Club of Southern California...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
Vance & Hines re-sign Krawiec

Vance & Hines re-sign Krawiec

KRAWIEC SIGNS TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH SCREAMIN' EAGLE/VANCE & HINES MOTORSPORTS Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Rider Ready to Make 2008 Even Better MILWAUKEE (Nov. 6, 2007) -- Eddie Krawiec will continue to be part of the Screamin' ...

Ashley Force earns top Rookie award

Ashley Force earns top Rookie award

ASHLEY FORCE NAMED 2007 AUTO CLUB ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER Castrol GTX Ford Driver Joins List That Includes Bernstein, Line, Hight an Todd LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ashley Force, 24, applied a measure of positive energy to a...

2007 champions crowned at awards ceremony

2007 champions crowned at awards ceremony

SCHUMACHER, PEDREGON, COUGHLIN AND SMITH CROWNED NHRA POWERADE SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONS Ashley Force named Auto Club Road to the Future winner during NHRA Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2007) - Tony Schumacher, who became...

Pomona II: Vance & Hines final report

Pomona II: Vance & Hines final report

HINES COMES UP SHORT IN BID FOR RECORD-BREAKING FOURTH NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Riders Hines and Krawiec Wrap up Season POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2007) -- Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports rider Andrew Hines came...

Bill Reichert Pomona summary

Bill Reichert Pomona summary

Reichert caps championship season with third-straight Auto Club Finals win POMONA, Calif. - Two-time defending NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Bill Reichert and his Rislone Engine Treatment backed team capped their season with a ...

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