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Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 4: BOB GLIDDEN Bob Glidden did not have any special training or a degree in mechanical engineering. He even conceded that many of his competitors knew far more about the internal-combustion engine than he did,...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Massachusetts Youth Earns Sears Craftsman Award MADISON, Ill.- Craftsman tools and the National Hot Rod Association will present the first $25,000 Sears Craftsman Scholarship Sunday, June 24, at Gateway International Raceway in Madison. The ...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Fenton, Mo. - - As a testimony to his chassis building prowess, Jerry Haas, of Fenton, Mo., has been selected to the Car Craft All-Star Drag Racing Team as Pro Stock Chassis Builder of the Year 13 times. This is the first of four quarterly ...

Fri 29 Jun 2001
Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 17: 'JUNGLE' JIM LIBERMAN Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Warren Johnson names new sponsor

Warren Johnson names new sponsor

GM Performance Parts to Sponsor NHRA Pro Stock Champion Warren Johnson INDIANAPOLIS -- The team that won two Pro Stock championships and broke the 200 mph barrier will be reunited in 2002 when Warren Johnson returns to the red, white and blue ...

Wed 02 May 2001
Pomona Raceway dragstrip renovated

Pomona Raceway dragstrip renovated

POMONA, Calif. - The racing surface at historic Pomona Raceway, site of the season-opening AutoZone NHRA Winternationals, the special NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals this year, and the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA ...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 18: 'DYNO' DON NICHOLSON There have been few drag racers equipped with more versatile skills as a driver and engine builder/tuner than "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Originally a circle-track roadster ...

Wed 23 May 2001
50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

One of the most colorful chapters in drag racing history is the saga of the AA/Gas Supercharged coupes that created some of NHRA's most intense rivalries from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. The combination of supercharged engines in ...

Thu 01 Feb 2001
NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series

NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series

GLENDORA, Calif. - Ushering in a new era in the import drag racing scene, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced today, in cooperation with mail order giant Summit Racing Equipment, the formation of the NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing ...

Sat 24 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

Dave Schultz, long regarded as one of drag racing's most intense competitors, didn't get to be drag racing's most successful Pro Stock Motorcycle racer by accident. In his 23-year career, which ended with his untimely death from colon cancer on...

Sat 03 Mar 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - #42: David Rampy

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - #42: David Rampy

David Rampy is a leader in many of NHRA's statistical categories, including one that you won't find in the NHRA Media Guide: He's the undisputed all-time NHRA leader in humbleness. He's won NHRA season championships in three classes. He's tied...

Wed 02 May 2001
Mon 03 Sep 2001
Indianapolis: Don Garlits makes four-second, 300 MPH run

Indianapolis: Don Garlits makes four-second, 300 MPH run

NHRA Top Fuel legend 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits accomplished phase one of his comeback mission during Sunday's early qualifying round, covering the Indianapolis Raceway Park quarter-mile track in 4.720 seconds at 303.37 mph in the Gary Clapshaw-...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
50 Greatest Drivers: No. 12 -- Lee Shepherd

50 Greatest Drivers: No. 12 -- Lee Shepherd

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: no. 12 -- Lee Shepherd Lee Shepherd was a soft-spoken Texan who let his driving do his talking. He was a member of the Reher, Morrison, and Shepherd triumvirate -- a remarkable trio of racers who utterly dominated...

Wed 31 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 5: Shirley Muldowney Shirley Muldowney was not the first, second, or even third woman to "beat the boys at their own game" by winning a major NHRA drag racing event, but she clearly was the most successful and,...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Current ESPN analyst and Former National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Cruz Pedregon his newly appointed consultant for the Advance Auto Parts race team. CAMARILLO, CA--Racing toward his goal of another NHRA championship, Advance Auto...

Wed 30 May 2001
Sat 18 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 15: RONNIE SOX There are no absolutes in life, but the claim that Ronnie Sox was the greatest four-speed driver that ever lived comes pretty close. The longtime racing partner of Buddy Martin was the winningest Pro...