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Sat 05 May 2001
Atlanta: Chip King profile

Atlanta: Chip King profile

SEMORA, NC - Chip King once admitted that he hated the sound of a supercharger car. Now, it is a melody to his ears. King, 38, of Semora, NC., is in his sophomore season of Pro Modified and doing it with the legendary Chrysler Hemi. The ...

Wed 23 May 2001
Topeka: Sonoma truck preview

Topeka: Sonoma truck preview

TOPEKA, Kan., May 23, 2001 - The NHRA Pro Stock Truck series will converge on Heartland Park this weekend for the sixth race on the 14-event schedule. Jeff Gracia is hoping to capitalize on his strong showing two weeks ago in Atlanta where he...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2001) -- Jeg's Automotive, Inc., has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Sportsman Allstars event at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thu 03 May 2001
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 ...

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 ...

Fri 19 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers -- No. 6, Kenny Bernstein

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers -- No. 6, Kenny Bernstein

No. 6, Kenny Bernstein It's hard to imagine that a legend might begin in a small garage in one of hundreds of tiny Texas towns, but it was in just such a place that drag racing's "King of Speed," Kenny Bernstein, set out on a journey that has ...

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...

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 ...

Mon 07 May 2001
Atlanta: Mike Castellana final report

Atlanta: Mike Castellana final report

COMMERCE, Ga.-No matter the frustration, Mike Castellana will tell you that quitting is never an option. The problem has been qualifying and once again the supermarket chain owner from Westbury, N.Y., won't be around for Sunday's pro mod ...

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...

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 12 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: No. 20 -- Raymond Beadle

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: No. 20 -- Raymond Beadle

Raymond Beadle assured his status as a racing immortal when he did the impossible in the 1970s: brought down the Army cars of Don Prudhomme. Almost immediately after jump-starting Harry Schmidt's Blue Max team, Beadle rivaled "Jungle Jim" ...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Thu 08 Mar 2001
Baton Rouge Erica Walsh-Credeur preview

Baton Rouge Erica Walsh-Credeur preview

BATON ROUGE, La. - Rookie Federal Mogul Dragster driver Erica Walsh-Credeur will make her competition debut at her home track during this weekend's NHRA Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing series event at State Capitol Dragway near Baton...

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...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers - no. 47 Billy Meyer

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers - no. 47 Billy Meyer

Billy Meyer simply was born to be bold. Son of Paul Meyer, founder of one of the country's largest motivational institutes, Meyer grew up on the power of positive thinking, and eventually built a successful business empire with auto racing...

Tue 13 Mar 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers #40 -- Frank Manzo

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers #40 -- Frank Manzo

Perhaps more than any other honoree among NHRA's 50 greatest drivers, Frank Manzo is enjoying greater success now than he has at any point in his storied career. Manzo has won more NHRA national events in Federal-Mogul Funny Car (41) than...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2001) -- The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and The Coca-Cola Company's POWERADE brand today announced a five-year, multi-tiered agreement naming POWERADE as the title sponsor of the NHRA's prestigious 23-race...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Sponsor renewed NHRA Baytown 2002

Sponsor renewed NHRA Baytown 2002

O'Reilly Auto Parts Extends Sponsorship of NHRA Spring Nationals GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a four-year extension with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) for their sponsorship of the NHRA Spring ...

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...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 13 -- Pat Austin

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 13 -- Pat Austin

Pat Austin is the most successful drag racer born after the 1940s and the best driver of his generation. His 68 Alcohol Funny Car wins are 25 more than the next-winningest sportsman racer, and his 73 overall wins, including five in Top Fuel, make...

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 ...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
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,...

Tue 17 Apr 2001
Prolong Super Lubricants continues sponsorship

Prolong Super Lubricants continues sponsorship

GLENDORA, Calif. (April 17, 2001) - Prolong Super Lubricants, a worldwide leader in car-care products and automotive lubricants, has signed a one-year contract extension with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to continue their primary ...

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...

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,...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 2, John Force

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 2, John Force

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 2: JOHN FORCE Nothing in John Force's athletic background could have suggested the level of success that he has achieved: He is the most prolific driver in professional drag racing history and is entering the ...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
Betty Ruth Force died October 20, 2001

Betty Ruth Force died October 20, 2001

John Force's mother Betty Ruth dies at age 77 10/20/2001 - Betty Ruth Force, 77, mother of 10-time Winston Funny Car Champion John Force, passed away early this morning following a lengthy illness. Despite his mourning, John has elected to stay...

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...

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 ...