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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 ...

Thu 12 Apr 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...

Wed 23 May 2001
Topeka: Jerry Haas, Matt Rhoades preview

Topeka: Jerry Haas, Matt Rhoades preview

Jerry Haas Race Cars Pro Stock Truck NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Driver: Matt Rhodes-Chevy S-10 13th Annual NHRA Advance Auto Parts Nationals May 24-27, 2001 Heartland Park Topeka - - Topeka, Kansas Back to basics for Jerry Haas Topeka,...

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 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 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
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 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 ...

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 ...

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,...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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 23 Mar 2001
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 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 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...

Wed 04 Jul 2001
Pomona 2: Night racing for the first time

Pomona 2: Night racing for the first time

POMONA Calif. - For the first time in more than 20 years, drag racing fans in Southern California will be treated to one of motorsports' most awesome spectacles. Bright orange flames will be raging from header pipes that are attached to ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tue 30 Jan 2001
Pomona: Bob Panella Motorsports preview

Pomona: Bob Panella Motorsports preview

Bob Panella, Jr., who has won back-to-back Winston Pro Stock Truck Championships (1999 and 2000) on the probability of a three-peat: "I'm going to give it my best shot. I know the areas we have to improve on this season to stay ahead of the field.

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...