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Mon 27 Nov 2000
Warren report: season review

Warren report: season review

2000 was a learning year for the Professor of Pro Stock. After winning back-to-back championships in 1998 and 1999, Warren Johnson finished third in the championship race behind Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his son Kurt. Johnson, a lifelong student of...

Kurt chronicles: season review

Kurt chronicles: season review

2000 was a breakthrough year for Pro Stock racer Kurt Johnson. He scored a career-best six national event victories and finished second in the Winston championship - his best showing since 1993 when he was named the Winston "Rookie of the Year."...

Lampus contracts Solutioneers to head sponsorship hunt

Lampus contracts Solutioneers to head sponsorship hunt

HOUSTON (Nov. 22) -- Newly-crowned NHRA Rookie of the Year Top Fuel drag racer Don Lampus has retained Solutioneers Consulting, Ltd., to secure sponsors for his promising racing operation. The Houston-based company is currently working through ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Valvoline partners with Evernham

Valvoline partners with Evernham

"This is one more important step in the road we've taken to assure the Dodge program has nothing but the best racing technology," said team owner Ray Evernham. "I've won many races and a Winston Cup championship with Valvoline and I couldn't be...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Winston champions honored in Hollywood celebration

Winston champions honored in Hollywood celebration

STUDIO CITY, Calif. - Gary Scelzi headlined the NHRA Winston champions honored late Monday evening at the 2000 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the spectacular Universal Amphitheatre, as the world's largest motorsports...

Force inks new NHRA deal

Force inks new NHRA deal

WAYNE, NJ, November 14, 2000 - The future of the most successful partnership in drag racing history was secured Tuesday with the announcement by Castrol North America that it will continue to provide primary sponsorship for John Force...

Pomona:  B&J Transmissions wrap up

Pomona: B&J Transmissions wrap up

POMONA, Calif. - Federal Mogul Funny Car once again saw an Austin in the late rounds at this past weekend's AAA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif., not Pat but "Uncle Bucky" Austin who made it to the semifinals. Bucky came into the event hot...

Lampus named Rookie of the Year

Lampus named Rookie of the Year

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 13) -- Top Fuel driver Don Lampus was named the National Hot Rod Association's Rookie of the Year for the 2000 season Monday night during the annual post-season awards ceremony at Universal Amphitheatre. The 36-year-old from...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford celebrates championships in 2000

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford celebrates championships in 2000

The 2000 North American auto racing season ends this weekend with the NASCAR Winston Cup finale in Atlanta, and every major championship has already been decided. Among those celebrating championships is Ford, which saw its program capture at...

Mon 13 Nov 2000
Pomona: Etchells Racing wrap-up

Pomona: Etchells Racing wrap-up

Whit Bazemore had hoped to make his final race in Chuck Etchells' Kendall Motor Oil/Matco Tools Camaro Z28 a memorable one. However, after placing 16th in the rain-abbreviated qualifying, Bazemore knew his path to the Automobile Club of Southern...

Pomona: Duane Shields wrap up

Pomona: Duane Shields wrap up

POMONA, Calif. - Federal Mogul Dragster driver and team owner Duane Shields lost in the first round of eliminations to Steve Faria during this weekend's AAA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif. Shields was ahead of Faria to the 330' mark, when a ...

Pomona: Castrol Racing finals wrap up

Pomona: Castrol Racing finals wrap up

POMONA, California - John Force won his 11th race of the 2000 season and the 92nd of his career Sunday, beating Bruce Sarver in a classic final to claim the top prize in the 36th annual Auto Club of Southern California Finals at the Los ...

Pomona: Chevrolet finals wrap up

Pomona: Chevrolet finals wrap up

PRO STOCK: No. 6 qualifier KURT JOHNSON, ACDELCO CAMARO Z28, won his second straight title, ending the 2000 NHRA season with six wins and second in the Winston Championship. Just as he did in last week's race in Dallas, Kurt ...

Pontiac Racing Pomona finals notes

Pontiac Racing Pomona finals notes

PRO STOCK Warren Johnson (GM Goodwrench Service Pontiac Firebird) "We made a pretty darn good run in the right lane considering how many guys didn't get down that side. The lane was obviously a little suspect. We made some changes to compensate...

Season final points

Season final points

<pre> POMONA, Calif. - Final 2000 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. TOP FUEL: 1. Gary...

Pomona: Final round-by-round results

Pomona: Final round-by-round results

<pre> POMONA, Calif. -- Final round-by-round results for the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, the final of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE...

Pomona: Seay exits in second round

Pomona: Seay exits in second round

POMONA, Ca. (Nov. 12) - Larry Seay, driver of the Valvoline / Larry Seay Chevrolet Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Truck, entered eliminations at the 15th Annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. qualified sixth. In the first...

Pomona: Kurt Johnson wins finals

Pomona: Kurt Johnson wins finals

POMONA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2000 - For the second week in a row, Kurt Johnson and his ACDelco teammates celebrated in the NHRA winner's circle. Kurt ended the season with a victory in the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona...

Pomona: Warren Johnson third in championship

Pomona: Warren Johnson third in championship

POMONA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2000 - Warren Johnson ended his reign as Pro Stock champion today with a semi-final finish in the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the season finale of the 23-race NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series....

Whisnant focuses on 2001 season

Whisnant focuses on 2001 season

POMONA, Ca. (Nov. 12) - Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, met Steve Johns in the first round of eliminations at the 15th Annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. Johns had a slight advantage...

Pomona: S-10s win all

Pomona: S-10s win all

GREG STANFIELD, BDP ENTERPRISES CHEVY S-10, collected his first Pro Stock Truck title of his career today and topped off a perfect record for the Chevy S-10 Pickup for the year after defeating MIKE COUGHLIN, JEG'S MAIL ORDER CHEVY S-10, in the...

Pomona: Final professional results

Pomona: Final professional results

POMONA, Calif. -- Sunday's final results from the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the final of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel --...

Pomona: Final professional finish order

Pomona: Final professional finish order

<pre> POMONA, Calif. -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the final of 23 events in the $45 million NHRA ...

Pomona: Finals report

Pomona: Finals report

POMONA, Calif. - Gary Scelzi and John Force -- a pair of 2000 NHRA Winston champions - ended their respective record-breaking seasons in style Sunday by winning the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. Scelzi edged archrival Tony ...