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Mon 20 Oct 1997
Larry Dixon Houston story (Top Fuel)

Larry Dixon Houston story (Top Fuel)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 REVITALIZED DIXON SEEKS FIRST TOP FUEL VICTORY OF SEASON AT HOUSTON BAYTOWN, Texas -- Through all the struggles this season, Larry Dixon never had a doubt that his time...

Houston Top Fuel overview

Houston Top Fuel overview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 DRIVERS TO PURSUE NHRA TITLES, RECORDS AT NEW HOUSTON EVENT BAYTOWN, Texas -- Many NHRA competitors have made an early-season statement at Houston Raceway Park by unleashing...

Houston information

Houston information

NHRA BREAKOUT BOX WHAT: Matco Tools SuperNationals. WHEN: Thursday-Sunday. WHERE: Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas. PRO QUALIFYING: 3 p.m. (CDT) and 7 p.m. Friday; noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. FINAL ELIMINATIONS: 11 a.m. (CDT) ...

Dallas post race notes

Dallas post race notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 POST-RACE NOTES: REVELL NATIONALS, OCT. 16-19, DALLAS TOP FUEL *Cory McClenathan set an NHRA speed national record of 321.77 mph in the McDonald's Dragster. McClenathan,...

Sun 19 Oct 1997
Points after Dallas (all classes)

Points after Dallas (all classes)

TOP FUEL 1. Gary Scelzi 1622 2. Cory McClenathan 1529 3. Joe Amato 1448 4. Scott Kalitta 1211 5. Kenny Bernstein 1155 6. Bob Vandergriff 998 7. Mike Dunn 976 8.

Chevy S-10 Final Run in Dallas

Chevy S-10 Final Run in Dallas

CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES Revell Nationals -- NHRA Winston Drag Racing The Texas Motorplex -- Dallas, Texas Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997 PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10 PICKUP PRESS NOTE NO. 6 FINAL ELIMINATION: Jerry Haas (Chevy S-10), left...

Capps Dallas report

Capps Dallas report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Stropus 203-438-0501 CAPPS JUMPS TO FIFTH IN POINTS, CAPTURES HIS SECOND POLE IN CAMARO FUNNY CAR Capps Takes...

Sat 18 Oct 1997
TF and FC performance restrictions in 1998

TF and FC performance restrictions in 1998

NHRA TO IMPLEMENT RESTRICTIONS IN TOP FUEL, FUNNY CAR IN 1998 GLENDORA, Calif. -- The National Hot Rod Association and its race teams, in a joint effort to provide closer competition and enhance safety, will begin testing shortly to ...

Thu 16 Oct 1997
Trucks are in for 1998

Trucks are in for 1998

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 PRO STOCK TRUCK TO BECOME NHRA PRO CATEGORY IN 1998 GLENDORA, Calif. -- Pro Stock Truck will become an NHRA professional category in 1998, as the...

Chicago track update

Chicago track update

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART NHRA FACILITY NEAR CHICAGO TAKING SHAPE JOLIET, Ill. -- Construction of Route 66 Raceway, site of the inaugural NHRA national event...

VP Britt resigns

VP Britt resigns

Oct. 16, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 NHRA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BRITT RESIGNS GLENDORA, Calif. -- Neil Britt, NHRA senior vice president -- publishing group, resigned from the company Oct. 14,...

Wed 15 Oct 1997
McDonald's Extends Sponsorship

McDonald's Extends Sponsorship

Contact: David Ferroni DMF Communications 612-593-1505 McDonald's Extends NHRA Team Sponsorship Association OAK BROOK, III. (Oct. 15, 1997) -- McDonald's has announced an extension of a sponsorship...

Tue 14 Oct 1997
Mon 13 Oct 1997
Jim Yates closing in on championship

Jim Yates closing in on championship

Oct. 13, 1997 Contact: David Ferroni DMF Communications 612-593-1505 Yates Closing In On Second Series Championship Pro Stock driver two rounds away from clinching title ...

Thu 09 Oct 1997
Dallas Pro Stock Notebook

Dallas Pro Stock Notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 REVELL NATIONALS PRO STOCK NOTEBOOK *All but done: Jim Yates has all but wrapped up his second consecutive NHRA Winston championship in the McDonald's Pontiac...

Dallas Jim Yates story (Pro Stock)

Dallas Jim Yates story (Pro Stock)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 RARE BOBBLE HELPED YATES MAKE POWERFUL STRETCH RUN IN PRO STOCK ENNIS, Texas -- Jim Yates has been nothing short of dominant the last four months in NHRA Pro Stock racing,...

Dallas Funny Car notebook

Dallas Funny Car notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REVELL NATIONALS FUNNY CAR NOTEBOOK *Quite the sportsman: There's a simple reason why John Force probably is the most popular drag racer on the planet these days: He wins, and wins with class, never forgetting his...

Dallas Cruz Pedregon story (Top Fuel)

Dallas Cruz Pedregon story (Top Fuel)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 CRUZ PEDREGON PUTS TOUGH WEEK BEHIND HIM ENTERING DALLAS ENNIS, Texas -- It's a good thing that Cruz Pedregon has enjoyed some of his best days as an NHRA Funny Car driver...

Dallas Top Fuel notebook

Dallas Top Fuel notebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REVELL NATIONALS TOP FUEL NOTEBOOK *Snake hires Armstrong: It didn't take long for crew chief Dale Armstrong to resurface with another team after ending his 16-year relationship with driver Kenny Bernstein and the...

Dallas Bernstein story (Top Fuel)

Dallas Bernstein story (Top Fuel)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 BERNSTEIN COMES HOME TO TEXAS PLAYING THE SPOILER'S ROLE ENNIS, Texas -- Kenny Bernstein made a triumphant return to Texas last October, clinching his first NHRA Winston Top...

Tue 07 Oct 1997
Pedregon Upbeat  (Funny Car)

Pedregon Upbeat (Funny Car)

Contact: David Ferroni DMF Communications 612-593-1505 Pedregon upbeat after emotional (and painful) week McDonald's Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon escaped serious injury when his car became engulfed in ...

Mon 06 Oct 1997
Memphis post-race notes

Memphis post-race notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (626) 914-4761 POST-RACE NOTES: PENNZOIL NATIONALS PRESENTED BY AUTOZONE, OCT. 2-5, MEMPHIS, TENN. TOP FUEL *Jim Head won three elimination rounds on a holeshot in the Close Call Phone Card ...

Winston point standings after Memphis

Winston point standings after Memphis

TOP FUEL 1. Gary Scelzi 1,546 2. Cory McClenathan 1,411 3. Joe Amato 1,351 4. Scott Kalitta 1,136 5. Kenny Bernstein 1,123 6. Bob Vandergriff Jr. 945 7. Mike Dunn 944 8. Larry Dixon 888 9. Shelly Anderson 816 10. Jim Head 812 FUNNY CAR 1. John...

Sat 04 Oct 1997
Martino Memphis qualifying

Martino Memphis qualifying

MARTINO MOMENTS Pit Notes from the Pennzoil Nationals Memphis Motorsports Park Day/Date: Saturday, October 4, 1997 Subject: Final Qualifying Results/Eliminations Preview Memphis, TN, October 4, 1997 - - Higher temperatures slowed...