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Fri 22 Jun 2001
Goodyear introduces new tire lineup

Goodyear introduces new tire lineup

GOODYEAR INTRODUCES ITS 26.0X10.0-15 IMPORT DRAG TIRE LINEUP After a year of development and track testing, Goodyear is proud to unveil its brand new lineup of 26.0x10.0-15 Import drag tires. These slicks, developed specifically for the...

Wed 25 Jul 2001
GM Racing interview with Warren Johnson

GM Racing interview with Warren Johnson

A Conversation with Drag Racing's Most Successful Pro Stock Driver After 26 years as a professional racer, it took Warren Johnson just 7.347 seconds to become the all-time leader in Pro Stock victories. Johnson made motorsports history on...

Sat 03 Feb 2001
Team Mopar/Dodge Motorsports NHRA crew members

Team Mopar/Dodge Motorsports NHRA crew members

<pre> CREW MEMBERS TEAM MOPAR NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SKUZA MOTORSPORTS - DRIVER DEAN SKUZA Don Skuza Team Owner Lance Larsen Co-Crew Chief - Engine Program John Stewart Co-Crew Chief - Clutch Program Brian...

Sat 07 Jul 2001
Pomona: Erica Walsh-Credeur Thursday wrap up

Pomona: Erica Walsh-Credeur Thursday wrap up

POMONA, Calif. - Most people consider drag racing, the world's fastest motorsport, to be a dangerous sport. The speed and raw power of the machines that frequent the National Hot Rod Association's 24 race schedule could certainly lead someone to...

Thu 08 Feb 2001
This month in NHRA history (Febuary)

This month in NHRA history (Febuary)

* The first Winternationals are staged in 1961. Dubbed "The Big Go West," Jack Chrisman, Mickey Thompson, Dick Manz, Johnny Loper and Don Nicholson are their respective eliminator champions for the first event at Pomona. * The Christmas...

Tue 07 Aug 2001
George Etterman release from hospital, Edgewater recap

George Etterman release from hospital, Edgewater recap

George Etterman released from hospital today White picks up third straight win CLEVES, Ohio - In what was a very tough weekend for the Etterman Racing team, ended on a positive note, both on and off the track. On the track, team driver Marc...

Sat 07 Jul 2001
Truck Outfitters sponsors Pritchett Racing Team

Truck Outfitters sponsors Pritchett Racing Team

PITTSBURGH--(AutomotiveWire)--July 6, 2001--Truck Outfitters has signed a sponsorship agreement with NHRA Competition Eliminator Driver and pro stock truck engine builder, Larry Pritchett for the 2001 racing season. Pritchett, a racing veteran,...

Sat 05 May 2001
Atlanta: Steve Vick preview

Atlanta: Steve Vick preview

MOCKSVILLE, NC. - Steve Vick began his season with a bang, literally. However, in the events following his pre-season debut, the Mocksville, N.C.-based clutch specialist has had anything but an explosive season. But, then again, starting the...

Thu 12 Apr 2001
Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Thu 03 May 2001
Fri 23 Mar 2001
Layton and Schartz hired at National Trail Raceway

Layton and Schartz hired at National Trail Raceway

GLENDORA, Calif. - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has named Jim Layton as general manager and Patrick Schartz as sales and marketing manager at National Trail Raceway (NTR), in Kirkersville, Ohio. NTR is home to the Pontiac Excitement...

Thu 15 Feb 2001
Phoenix: Jeff McClintic preview

Phoenix: Jeff McClintic preview

CHANDLER, Ariz. - After suffering a disappointing second round loss at the Division 7 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series event in Phoenix three weeks ago, NHRA Competition Eliminator driver Jeff McClintic has set his sights on picking up his...

Sat 27 Oct 2001
Las Vegas: David Wells preview

Las Vegas: David Wells preview

Plain Vanilla Racing Blue Bunny Ice Cream Wells looking to make end-of-year charge in Vegas LAS VEGAS - If one were to look at the season that NHRA Federal Mogul Dragster pilot David Wells and his Blue Bunny Ice Cream/ "Plain Vanilla" team...

Wed 04 Jul 2001
Pomona 2: Front engine dragsters provide history

Pomona 2: Front engine dragsters provide history

POMONA Calif. - NHRA drag racing's past and present will collide in one spectacular weekend of speed as front engine top fuel dragsters and other special nostalgia categories will be featured in exhibition eliminators, joining modern Top Fuel ...

Sat 21 Apr 2001
BUSCH: May to replace Nemenz as LVMS VP of Sales and Marketing

BUSCH: May to replace Nemenz as LVMS VP of Sales and Marketing

LAS VEGAS - Ricky May, a former minor league baseball team owner and motorsports marketing executive, has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. May succeeds Howard Nemenz, who came to LVMS in 1999 and has...

Tue 27 Mar 2001
Houston: Joe Fuentes wrap up

Houston: Joe Fuentes wrap up

BAYTOWN, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Joe Fuentes was just one step away from his first national event win at this past weekend's O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. Fuentes, in his first full season on...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
Tony Bartone participates at Mid-Ohio in a road race

Tony Bartone participates at Mid-Ohio in a road race

Bartone Participates In Two Grand American Road Racing Events While most NHRA drivers were enjoying the weekend off after the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago, Illinois, Tony Bartone spent his time behind the wheel of a race car. Different than...

Tue 04 Sep 2001
Indianapolis: Hess wins Hemi Challenge 50th Anniversary special event

Indianapolis: Hess wins Hemi Challenge 50th Anniversary special event

They Call Him Bucky Veteran Super Stock Driver Recreates History CLERMONT, Ind. (Sept. 3, 2001) - It's often hard to relive the glory days. But when Bucky Hess piloted his 426-cubic-inch Hemi-powered 1968 Plymouth Barracuda through the ...

Tue 25 Sep 2001
Memphis: Tom Hammonds preview

Memphis: Tom Hammonds preview

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 19, 2001 - When Tom Hammonds tumbled his Pro Stock Chevy Cavalier earlier this year during Friday-night qualifying at the Lucas Oil Products Nationals in Joliet, Ill., he was determined not to let the episode shatter...

Mon 23 Jul 2001
Mike Rice named NHRA Northwest Division Director

Mike Rice named NHRA Northwest Division Director

GLENDORA, Calif. (July 17, 2001) - Mike Rice has been named Northwest Division Director (Division 6) for the National Hot Rod Association, it was announced today by Len Imbrogno, NHRA director of sportsman racing and member tracks. In his new ...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...

Sat 17 Mar 2001
Gainesville: Troy Critchley preview

Gainesville: Troy Critchley preview

GAINESVILLE, FL.- After two seasons behind the wheel of Johnny Rocca's Pro Modified Mercury, A change in direction by the team left Australian hot-shoe Troy Critchley a long way from home without a ride. But guys with his talent don't go...

Sat 17 Feb 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Ongais inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Ongais inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

Nearly four decades after Danny Ongais left his home state of Hawaii to further a rapidly flourishing drag racing career on the mainland US, his old friends and admirers could finally pay him homage as the 50th State's biggest contribution to ...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Downtown Expo welcomes NHRA to Houston

Downtown Expo welcomes NHRA to Houston

HOUSTON (March 20) -- A spectacular downtown expo complete with 330-mph racecars and the drivers who bravely strap themselves into these machines will officially kick-off this weekend's 14th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by...

Fri 08 Jun 2001
USAR: SWS: Goodyear week at the races 2001-06-07

USAR: SWS: Goodyear week at the races 2001-06-07

** National Hot Rod Association: Three records fell during a weekend of stunning speed in the Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. and Goodyear tires played a role in all three. Goodyear teams collected seven ...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Houston - Dixon and

Houston - Dixon and "The Snake" unveil Miller Lite Racing garage

The doors of the Miller Lite Racing Garage swing wide open at Houston Raceway Park as the "ultimate racing experience" makes its NHRA debut. The Garage, which combines the best features of an auto racing museum with the excitement of a popular ...

Wed 30 May 2001
Joliet: Larry Dixon still rolling strong into Route 66

Joliet: Larry Dixon still rolling strong into Route 66

The Dixon Dispatch @The Weekly News Release of Larry Dixon & the Miller Lite Dragster Larry Dixon's Return to Joliet Could See First Win at Route 66 Raceway Thanks to Hard Work of Miller Lite Team JOLIET, IL (May 29) - Larry Dixon and Don...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

POMONA, CA - RIS - For a third time, John Force has been named winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy as the Driver of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association. Force, a ten-time NHRA Funny Car Champion and ...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
Anthony Vestal named as Director of Media Relations

Anthony Vestal named as Director of Media Relations

GLENDORA, Calif. (July 11, 2001) -- Anthony Vestal has been named director of media relations for the National Hot Rod Association, effective immediately. In his new position, Vestal will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of NHRA's ...

Mon 09 Jul 2001
Pomona 2: 50th Anniversary Nationals final results

Pomona 2: 50th Anniversary Nationals final results

POMONA, Calif. -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the Inaugural Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals presented by American Racing Wheels at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the 13th of 24 events in the $50...

Thu 31 May 2001
Joliet: David Wells preview

Joliet: David Wells preview

JOLIET, Ill. - It has been a very up and down season for NHRA Federal Mogul Dragster driver David Wells. At his past two races in Topeka, Kan., the former Division 5 Champion has been plagued with parts breakage problems that have lead to early...

Sun 25 Mar 2001
Houston: Mike Dunn records fastest MPH in NHRA history

Houston: Mike Dunn records fastest MPH in NHRA history

BAYTOWN, Texas. - Mike Dunn stole the show Friday at the NHRA's O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil with a first-round qualifying pass of 331.61 mph, the fastest in NHRA history. Gary Scelzi, Del Worsham, Mike Edwards, Antron Brown and Bob...

Thu 30 Aug 2001
Indianapolis: Tompkins Motorsports preview

Indianapolis: Tompkins Motorsports preview

Tompkins Motorsports Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Truck Driver: Sam Tompkins NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series 47th Annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals August 29-September 3, 2001 Indianapolis Raceway Park -- Clermont, Indiana Small mishap behind him,...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Pomona 2: Erica Walsh-Credeur wrap-up

Pomona 2: Erica Walsh-Credeur wrap-up

Walsh Motorsports Black Max Downhole Tools Walsh-Credeur smokes the tires in round 1 POMONA, Calif. - Rookie NHRA Federal Mogul Dragster driver Erica Walsh-Credeur had a tall task in her first round matchup at this past weekend's Pep Boy's...

Wed 09 May 2001
ACDelco, Las Vegas Events to sponsor October event

ACDelco, Las Vegas Events to sponsor October event

LAS VEGAS - ACDelco, a subsidiary of General Motors Service Parts Operations and a global leader in automotive parts, and Las Vegas Events have teamed up with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the National Hot Rod Association to sponsor the October...