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Fri 20 Sep 2002
Belle Rose: Al Weiss recap

Belle Rose: Al Weiss recap

Weiss sets national record in Belle Rose debut, BELLE ROSE, La. - Former Top Fuel crew chief Al Weiss performed the drag race equivalent of a leadoff homerun in debuting his new E/Econo Altered during this past weekend's NHRA Division 4 Lucas...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Craftsman sponsors Dale Creasy Funny Car

Craftsman sponsors Dale Creasy Funny Car

Craftsman Unveils Nhra Sponsorship To Back Dale Creasy Funny Car in 2002 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. After almost 50 years of involvement with the National Hot Rod Association, including sponsoring races and serving as Official Tools of NHRA,...

Sun 25 Aug 2002
Brainerd Sportsman Regional results

Brainerd Sportsman Regional results

<pre> Summary of eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Rugged Liner NHRA Nationals: Round 1: Duane Shields, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-BAE, Left lane, (0.496) 5.469 262.59 def. Robin Samsel,...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
Joliet: Keith Stark preview

Joliet: Keith Stark preview

Keith Stark Racing Spitzer Coach Works and Racecars Stark hoping to continue winning ways at Route 66. JOLIET, Ill. - Last fall, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Keith Stark laid down one of the most impressive performances in class history...

Fri 08 Mar 2002
Alan Pittman to drive Grave Digger Pro Modified

Alan Pittman to drive Grave Digger Pro Modified

Westbrook Motorsports to field "Grave Digger" Pro Modified in IHRA Competition DINWIDDIE, Va. - Westbrook Motorsports has announced the IHRA Pro Modified team has entered into a licensing agreement with Clear Channel Motorsports to carry the...

Fri 03 May 2002
Atlanta: Mark Whisnant preview

Atlanta: Mark Whisnant preview

RW Performance Pro Stock Chevy Cavalier Mark Whisnant -- Driver Reid Whisnant -- Owner Atlanta: Whisnant returns to his home racetrack. COMMERCE, Ga. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance Pro Stock Chevrolet Cavalier does not have to...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
Henkelman and Baca sign Johnny West as crew chief

Henkelman and Baca sign Johnny West as crew chief

PITTSBURG, Calif. -- Rick Henkelman and David Baca, partners and owners of the Henkelman & Baca Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster, announced today that Johnny West has been named the crew chief for their NHRA Top Fuel team effective ...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
Junior dragsters Irwindale preview

Junior dragsters Irwindale preview

NHRA Junior Dragsters return to Irwindale -- 5th Annual Del Cox Classic: Saturday, November 16 Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Dragstrip has been chosen as the site for the 2002 edition of one of the west coast's most prestigious NHRA Junior ...

Wed 05 Jun 2002
Joliet Sportsman final summary

Joliet Sportsman final summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual Chicagoland Dodge Dealers NHRA Nationals: Round 1: Jerry Hemmingson, Concord NC, '02 Cavalier, B/A, Left lane, (0.586) 7.80 7.643...

Thu 09 May 2002
Topeka: Shelly Howard race summary

Topeka: Shelly Howard race summary

Howard makes semifinals in Topeka. TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite still fighting problems of heavy tireshake, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Shelly Howard made it to the semifinals during this past weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series ...

Thu 14 Mar 2002
Gainesville: Mark Whisnant Gatornational preview

Gainesville: Mark Whisnant Gatornational preview

RW Performance Pro Stock Chevy Cavalier Mark Whisnant - Driver Reid Whisnant - Owner For Whisnant Pro Stock Racing Is A Family Tradition GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Since Mark Whisnant was a little boy he has had a dream. Mark grew up watching his ...

Wed 18 Sep 2002
Reading Sportsman summary

Reading Sportsman summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals: Round 1: Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Chevy, Right lane, (0.498) 5.411 263.62 def. Duane ...

Tue 15 Oct 2002
Dallas: Final results

Dallas: Final results

ENNIS, Texas -- Sunday's final results from the 17th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex. The $2 million race is the 21st of 23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel Doug...

Fri 03 May 2002
Bruce Mullins stars in children's race book

Bruce Mullins stars in children's race book

Bruce Mullins' 'War Horse' Top Alcohol Funny Car featured in children's book. Division 1 Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Bruce Mullins took part in a photo shoot near Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., in November 1999 for a very ...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Lee Callaway race summary

Lee Callaway race summary

Callaway wins second straight divisional in Earlville. EARLVILLE, Iowa - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway won his second-straight divisional event during this past weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Tri-State...

Sat 16 Nov 2002
Pomona II Sportsman summary

Pomona II Sportsman summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Rick Santos, Brentwood CA, Santos-BAE, Left lane, (0.434) 5.298 267.16 ...

Tue 01 Oct 2002
Joliet II: Final summary

Joliet II: Final summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Shelly Howard, Tulsa OK, Uyehara-CRE, Right lane, (0.494) 5.430 257.58 ...

Fri 22 Mar 2002
Gainesville: Shelly Howard wrap up

Gainesville: Shelly Howard wrap up

New car 'blues' leads to quarterfinal exit for Howard GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Most people would think that when getting a brand new racecar, you should automatically be able to step up and go faster than your old car right off the bat. Such was not...

Sat 31 Aug 2002
2003 NHRA national event schedule

2003 NHRA national event schedule

<pre> 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Schedule 43rd annual K&N Filters Winternationals Pomona, Calif. Feb. 6-9, 2003 - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock - Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car - ...

Wed 15 May 2002
Jones steps down as driver

Jones steps down as driver

Ashley Jeffery Motorsports Jones to step down as driver for Darien & Meadows STOCKTON, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Paul Jones announced his resignation as driver of the Darien & Meadows A/Fuel Dragster today. The team's sponsor, ...

Wed 08 May 2002
Atlanta Sportsman regional results

Atlanta Sportsman regional results

<pre> Summary of eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac: Round 1: Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Chevy, Right lane, ...

Fri 31 May 2002
Joliet: John Force Racing preview

Joliet: John Force Racing preview

Coil comes home to Chicago as drag racing's biggest winner. JOLIET, Ill. Austin Coil hasn't driven a race car since the 1960s when he was a line mechanic for one of the dealerships involved in sponsorship of this week's (May 31-June 2) fourth...

Wed 15 May 2002
Englishtown: Matco Tools - Funny Car pre-race notes

Englishtown: Matco Tools - Funny Car pre-race notes

Funny Car favorites favor Matco Tools. ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 14) -- When industry giant Matco Tools went looking for frontrunners in the Funny Car bracket, it didn't take long to choose the tried-and-true duo of Whit Bazemore, Gary Scelzi, ...

Thu 29 Aug 2002
Indianapolis: Don Prudhomme press conference

Indianapolis: Don Prudhomme press conference

Don Prudhomme Try and define the word "cool" without talking about Don Prudhomme. Go ahead. Just try it. Don "The Snake" Prudhomme was cool when he first got involved with drag racing 40 years ago and little has changed - except for the fact...