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Sun 05 Nov 2000
Steve Evans passes away

Steve Evans passes away

Las Vegas, Nev. - Steve Evans, the man that every racer wanted to see when he or she climbed out of their race car at the end of a quarter-mile pass at an NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series national event, knowing that an interview from the renowned...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Jimmy Prock to tune Matco Tools Funny Car

Jimmy Prock to tune Matco Tools Funny Car

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (December 22): Don Schumacher Racing is pleased to announce that Jimmy Prock has accepted the position of Crew Chief for the Matco Tools Pontiac Funny Car driven by Whit Bazemore. A veteran of Top Fuel tuning, Prock...

Thu 05 Oct 2000
Joe Gibbs Racing To End Drag Racing Program

Joe Gibbs Racing To End Drag Racing Program

Huntersville, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2000) - After six years and 33 NHRA victories, Joe Gibbs Racing has announced it will end its drag racing program after the 2000 season. Cory McClenathan will continue to drive the MBNA Top Fuel dragster for Joe Gibbs...

Mon 07 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2000) --- Adding another powerful resource to its Sports Group, SFX Entertainment announced today the acquisition of top motor sports marketing communications agency, Cotter Group. Cotter Group, located...

Fri 25 Aug 2000
John Lawson's Funny Car career begins to blossom

John Lawson's Funny Car career begins to blossom

INDIANAPOLIS (August 24, 2000) - Nestled on the banks of the Des Plaines River in northeastern Illinois, the community of Joliet prides itself on being the "City of Champions." And rightfully so. Among the great athletes who at one time or...

Thu 18 May 2000
Kenny Koretsky Racing Englishtown

Kenny Koretsky Racing Englishtown

Englishtown, N.J. - - After a brief hiatus, Kenny Koretsky, of nearby Richboro, Penn., returns to action this weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Two months ago, Koretsky, a veteran driver since the eighties in both NHRA and IHRA Top...

Wed 02 Feb 2000
NHRA appoints Bob DeVour as liaison for sportsman racing

NHRA appoints Bob DeVour as liaison for sportsman racing

GLENDORA, Calif. - Bob DeVour, a veteran of NHRA sportsman drag racing, has been appointed by the National Hot Rod Association as an advisor to the sanctioning body on a variety of sportsman-related issues, NHRA President Tom Compton ...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Gainesville IHRA Champ Don Lampus Jr. Ready to Beat NHRA''s Best

Gainesville IHRA Champ Don Lampus Jr. Ready to Beat NHRA''s Best

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10) -- Rookie Top Fuel pilot Don Lampus Jr., the driver of the ExpressAutoParts.com dragster, has learned enough in his brief NHRA drag racing career that he has formed a solid gameplan heading into the 31st annual Mac...

Fri 14 Jul 2000
Charlie Wiggins retires from Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

Charlie Wiggins retires from Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

(Madison, IN) - Charley Wiggins, driver of the U-6 Miss Madison and the UL-10 Earl's Performance Products, announced his retirement from hydroplane racing yesterday. Wiggins stated, "To My Family, The City of Madison, Fellow Racers, Fans ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Darlington Dragway names new manager

Darlington Dragway names new manager

DARLINGTON, SC - (December 1, 2000) - Larry Hensley, a longtime and highly successful drag racing track operator, promoter and former-competitor, has accepted the position as general manager of Darlington International Dragway (DID). In making...

Wed 30 Aug 2000
Indianapolis: U. S. Nationals past winners, history

Indianapolis: U. S. Nationals past winners, history

U.S. Nationals past winners TOP FUEL (*top eliminator from 1955-1963) 1999 - Cory McClenathan 1998 - Gary Scelzi 1997 - Jim Head 1996 - Cory McClenathan 1995 - Larry Dixon 1994 - Connie Kalitta 1993 - Pat Austin 1992 - Ed McCulloch 1991 - Kenny...

Mon 01 May 2000
Bruce Mullins Racing - A valiant effort at Richmond

Bruce Mullins Racing - A valiant effort at Richmond

April 30 - Bruce Mullins Racing provided its share of excitement during final eliminations at the NHRA moto1.net Nationals at Richmond Sunday. After a scoring his first round win in national event competition Saturday, Bruce Mullins faced Jay...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Peter Biondo Pontiac Racing's Super Stock Champion

Peter Biondo Pontiac Racing's Super Stock Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (December 21, 2000) - It's times like these, when most of the country remains encased in a layer of snow and ice, that our thoughts turn longingly to springtime and the warm drag-racing locales of Phoenix, Gainesville and ...

Tue 25 Apr 2000
Amoco Racing die-cast promotion

Amoco Racing die-cast promotion

CHICAGO, IL – The die-cast replicas of all three Amoco Racing programs will be highlighted in a unique month-long promotion in May at participating BP-Amoco stations nationwide. The cars, detailed 1/64-scale metal replicas produced by Racing...

Thu 18 May 2000
Englishtown Stock round two qualifying

Englishtown Stock round two qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Stock at the 31st Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions: Psn--Num--Class-Driver, Home Town,...

Fri 28 Jul 2000
Sears Point: Fram Autolite Nationals Fact Sheet

Sears Point: Fram Autolite Nationals Fact Sheet

NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals Fact Sheet WHAT: Sears Point Raceway will host the world's top drag racers at the NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals, Aug. 4-6. This marks the 15th event of the 23 race, $40 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing ...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
Cavalier to race in 2001 NHRA Pro Stock

Cavalier to race in 2001 NHRA Pro Stock

DETROIT (October 25, 2000) -- Chevrolet Cavalier brand manager Steve Wagg announced today that the Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 will compete in the 23-event 2001 Pro Stock category of the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. "NHRA drag...

Thu 13 Jan 2000
Dave Settles joins Doug Herbert camp

Dave Settles joins Doug Herbert camp

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Doug Herbert added another member to his Snap-on Racing Top Fuel brain trust with the hiring of veteran Dave Settles as the team's technology consultant. Settles, a former drag racer who has both driven and served as...

Sat 01 Jul 2000
Engine Works to Sponsor Bruce Mullins Racing at Bristol

Engine Works to Sponsor Bruce Mullins Racing at Bristol

Bruce Mullins Racing has reached agreement with Engine Works of Kingsport, Tennessee, on a one-race sponsorship for the Winston Showdown at Bristol Motor Speedway. Engine Works produces aftermarket components for just about anything from wild ...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
Houston: Sergio Recio wrap up

Houston: Sergio Recio wrap up

BAYTOWN, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Sergio Recio had an up and down weekend during the Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Houston Raceway Park. Recio debuted a brand new Y2K Brad Hadman chassis and qualified...

Wed 03 May 2000
Atlanta Sam Tompkins; realizing his dreams

Atlanta Sam Tompkins; realizing his dreams

COMMERCE, Ga. - - Owning and racing on the NHRA Winston Championship Drag Racing circuit is the culmination of dreams come true for Sam Tompkins, from Atlanta, Ga., owner and driver of the Tompkins Motorsports Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Truck....

Sun 30 Apr 2000
Richmond Randy Daniels Pro Stock Truck report

Richmond Randy Daniels Pro Stock Truck report

RANDY DANIELS, BAILEY TRUCKING CHEVY S-10, won his third Pro Stock Truck title of the year, his second consecutive, when he defeated MIKE COUGHLIN, JEG'S MAIL ORDER CHEVY S-10, in the all-Chevy S-10 final. This was Randy's fourth straight final...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Mac Tools continues sponsorship of NHRA Gatornationals

Mac Tools continues sponsorship of NHRA Gatornationals

GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2000) - Mac Tools, a leading nationwide supplier of hand tools and equipment, has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to continue its primary sponsorship of the historic NHRA ...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
Pomona: Lump to take new truck to season finale

Pomona: Lump to take new truck to season finale

Dallas, Texas. (Nov. 4) - Brian "Lump" Self entered Pro Stock Truck eliminations today at the 15th Annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Dallas, Texas, assuming the seventh spot on the eliminations ladder. Due to heavy rains that canceled qualifying...

Wed 08 Mar 2000
Jim Yates Disappointed With Crew Chief Departure

Jim Yates Disappointed With Crew Chief Departure

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 7, 2000) -- The abrupt departure of crew chief Rickie Smith has disappointed Pro Stock driver and team owner Jim Yates. Smith, despite being under contract with Jim Yates Racing, quit the team to accept an offer as crew...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Pro Stock Gainesville Qualifying Final Order

Pro Stock Gainesville Qualifying Final Order

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 4 rounds of qualifying in Pro Stock at the 31st annual Mac Tools Gatornationals: Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type-------------------------ET---Speed 1 1 Warren Johnson,...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Pomona: Daniels earns second

Pomona: Daniels earns second "Like a Rock Award"

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2000) -- For the second straight year, Randy Daniels has been honored by his peers as the Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Truck driver who most exemplifies Chevrolet's "Like a Rock" theme. Daniels, 32, of Grantsboro,...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
Pro Stock racer Tony Gillig getting married

Pro Stock racer Tony Gillig getting married

Bob & Roseann Gillig of Gillig Motorsports would like to announce the engagement of their son Tony to the very lovely Jodi Lobel. Tony & Jodi have set their wedding date for October 14, 2000. Tony comments, "Jodi and I are very happy. ...

Thu 22 Jun 2000
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Brian "Lump" Self Has a Different Strategy for St. Louis

Madison, Ill. (Pre-race) - Brian Self has never been the kind of person to do things like everyone else does. Self likes to be different, even his nickname is unusual "Lump". Last weekend in Columbus, Lump went out of his way to do things...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Pro Stock Bike Gainesville Qualifying Final Order

Pro Stock Bike Gainesville Qualifying Final Order

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 4 rounds of qualifying in Pro Stock Bike at the 31st annual Mac Tools Gatornationals: Psn---Num-Rider, Home Town, Machine---------------------------ET---Speed 1 5 Tony Mullen, ...

Wed 21 Jun 2000
Len Imbrogno Named Director of Sportsman Racing

Len Imbrogno Named Director of Sportsman Racing

LEN IMBROGNO NAMED DIRECTOR OF SPORTSMAN RACING AND MEMBER TRACKS Move Designed to Strengthen NHRA's Position With National Member Track Network and The Racing Community GLENDORA, Calif. (June 16, 2000) - In a move to strengthen its relationship...

Mon 08 May 2000
Atlanta: Scott Tidwell enter finals in ninth

Atlanta: Scott Tidwell enter finals in ninth

Atlanta, Ga. (May 6) - The Atlanta Dragway is the home racetrack for Scott Tidwell, driver of the CBI Performance Warehouse Chevy S-10 truck. Tomorrow the hometown crowd will be able to cheer on their driver when he takes his place in the Number...

Thu 06 Jan 2000
Pro Stock Drivers Greg Anderson and Mark Pawuk Team Up

Pro Stock Drivers Greg Anderson and Mark Pawuk Team Up

Anderson and Pawuk Together in 2000 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan.6) -- National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock Drivers, Greg Anderson and Mark "Cowboy" Pawuk have entered into an agreement that will put them together as teammates for the 2000 ...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Pomona: Goodyear finale fast facts

Pomona: Goodyear finale fast facts

* The NHRA returns to its historic home for Autombile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at the Pomona Raceway. The same track also hosted the season-opening Autozone Winternationals. Goodyear-equipped cars won six titles at the Feb. 3-6...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

As the 2000 racing season hits the homestretch, Ford Racing is looking to cap off a dominant year in its worldwide racing program. As NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, CART, World Rally Championship and British Touring Car...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
Pomona Rob Slavinski wants to be a 'force' in trucks

Pomona Rob Slavinski wants to be a 'force' in trucks

POMONA, Calif. - Don't let the uncanny resemblance fool you. The guy wearing the dark amber sunglasses, dressed in his vintage Castrol driving suit and topped with the signature Castrol Racing hat eagerly awaits the opportunity to...