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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
NHRA's Import series has new name

NHRA's Import series has new name

NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2001) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced today that its national import drag racing series has been renamed in an effort to better recognize the overall ...

Thu 29 Aug 2002
Indianapolis: Mark Whisnant U.S. Nationals preview

Indianapolis: Mark Whisnant U.S. Nationals preview

Whisnant looking for his first win in Indy. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ^ÖThis weekend drag racers from all over the United States will converge on Indianapolis Raceway park for the 48th running of the Mac Tools US Nationals. Every racer that comes to...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Jr. Dragsters Sonoma preview

Jr. Dragsters Sonoma preview

NHRA's Junior Dragsters highlight Holiday Bracket Drags at Infineon Raceway Dec. 1. SONOMA, Calif. - Young children normally aren't allowed behind the wheel of a motor vehicle until their teenage years, but that isn't the case for the NHRA...

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 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, ...

Wed 23 Oct 2002
Matco Tools renews as Englishtown sponsor

Matco Tools renews as Englishtown sponsor

GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2002) -- Matco Tools, an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of quality professional tools, has signed a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to continue as the title-rights 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, ...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
Johnny Rocca returns at Las Vegas

Johnny Rocca returns at Las Vegas

Rocca unites with Prolong for "Ironhorse" Return starting at AD Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in October. LEESBURG, Virginia (September 17, 2002) - Johnny Rocca, an NHRA track owner and one of the more legendary and colorful campaigners in ...

Wed 07 Aug 2002
Sonoma results

Sonoma results

<pre> Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 15th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Darryl Hitchman, Hanford CA, Swindell-BAE, Left lane, (1.192) 10.035 132.41 def. Don...

Wed 12 Jun 2002
Columbus: Mopar Motorsports pre-race notes

Columbus: Mopar Motorsports pre-race notes

Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series National Trail Raceway Kirkersville, Ohio Skuza is talkin' Baseball. Cleveland resident makes Indians pre-game appearance CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 10, 2002) -- Dean Skuza loves the Cleveland ...

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...

Fri 27 Sep 2002
Cruz Pedregon hires Bob Brooks as Crew Chief

Cruz Pedregon hires Bob Brooks as Crew Chief

Camarillo, CA (September 25, 2002) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Crew Chief Bob Brooks to the Advance Auto Parts Racing Team, effective immediately. Brooks will assume duties beginning at the Craftsman...

Wed 13 Mar 2002
Goodyear Racing announces new drag racing marketing manager

Goodyear Racing announces new drag racing marketing manager

Carolyn Ashbee Named Goodyear Drag Racing Manager AKRON, Ohio (March 11, 2002) - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that Carolyn Ashbee has been appointed marketing manager for drag racing. Ashbee replaces Perry Bell, who has...

Mon 11 Feb 2002
Pomona: Don Lampus Saturday qualifying notes

Pomona: Don Lampus Saturday qualifying notes

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 9) -- Showing a flair for the dramatic, Top Fuel driver Don Lampus waited until the fourth and final session of professional qualifying to drive his Mothers Against Drunk Driving dragster to the preferred top half of the ...

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 20 Feb 2002
Phoenix: Larry Nance homecoming

Phoenix: Larry Nance homecoming

Catch 22 Racing Larry Nance: Driver And Team Owner Marine Corps Pro Stock Oldsmobile Cutlass NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Phoenix Homecoming for Larry Nance Phoenix, Ariz. - - It will be a homecoming for Larry Nance, driver of the Marine...

Thu 18 Jul 2002
Valvoline Cup announcement

Valvoline Cup announcement

Valvoline announces Year End Awards for Valvoline Cup participants. Lexington, KY.  (July 17, 2002) -- Almost $500,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented to competitors in the inaugural Valvoline Cup. The details of the driver...

Wed 21 Aug 2002
Canadian Nationals results

Canadian Nationals results

IT'S BATEMAN AGAIN IN FUNNY CAR FINAL!! The NHRA Canadian Nationals came down to a classic Calgary vs. Edmonton final in the Top Funny Car category but ended in anti-climax when the supercharger drive failed on the machine of Edmonton's John ...

Fri 10 May 2002
Topeka: David Wells summary

Topeka: David Wells summary

Plain Vanilla Racing Blue Bunny Ice Cream Wells nets runner-up finish in Topeka. TOPEKA, Kan. - The defending three-time NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion David Wells started his title defense with a runner-up finish at the...

Sun 06 Jan 2002
Mike Dunn leaves Gwynn/Steinbrenner Racing

Mike Dunn leaves Gwynn/Steinbrenner Racing

Mike Dunn and crew chief Ken Veney announced they will not return to Gwynn/Steinbrenner Racing in 2002. Veney and Dunn have worked together for the last five years; 16 months of which has been for the team co-owned by Darrell and Jerry Gwynn, ...

Wed 03 Apr 2002
Las Vegas: Team Koretsky preview

Las Vegas: Team Koretsky preview

Team Koretsky - KPK Motorsports: Kenny Koretsky -- owner NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Grand Am Drivers: Richie "The Kid" Stevens and Kenny Koretsky Team Koretsky: To Vegas with helmets on LAS VEGAS - - Kenny Koretsky, owner of...

Mon 11 Feb 2002
Pomona: Larry Dixon Saturday qualifying notes

Pomona: Larry Dixon Saturday qualifying notes

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 9) Larry Dixon & the Miller Lite Snake Racing Dragster ran the quickest lap in each of the final two qualifying sessions Saturday to finish in the No. 2 spot for Sunday's elimination rounds at the 42nd Annual K&N Filters NHRA...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
Pro Stock Super Bowl Houston announcement

Pro Stock Super Bowl Houston announcement

Pontiac Excitement rolls into Houston Raceway Park for Pro Stock Super Bowl. BAYTOWN, Tex., Nov. 27, 2002 - The 11th annual Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl returns to Houston Raceway Park on Saturday, February 1, 2003. All Pro Stock, Pro...

Sat 16 Nov 2002
Doug Herbert names Ron Douglas Crew Chief

Doug Herbert names Ron Douglas Crew Chief

Herbert names Ron Douglas crew chief on Snap-On Racing top fuel dragster. CHERRYVILLE, N.C., November 14, 2002 - Doug Herbert officially began his quest for the 2003 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel championship Thursday when he named Ron Douglas crew...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Pomona II: Mopar - Gene Wilson profile

Pomona II: Mopar - Gene Wilson profile

Mopar Motorsports - making the Case for Gene Wilson POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2002) -- Mopar Parts Pro Stock rookie Gene Wilson was recently named as one of four nominees for NHRA's annual Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future...

Fri 18 Oct 2002
Goodyear Racing Dallas summary

Goodyear Racing Dallas summary

National Hot Rod Association: Class championships are on the line in almost every round of competition at this stage of the drag racing season and the O'Reilly Fall Nationals, at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, proved the point. Doug...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Liz Updegraff joins Tysinger Promotions

Liz Updegraff joins Tysinger Promotions

Tysinger Promotions, Inc. has expanded! Fayetteville, NC (November 6, 2002) - Tysinger Promotions, Inc. has expanded! Wendy Tysinger, president of Tysinger Promotions, Inc., announced today that Liz Updegraff will be joining their ...

Tue 12 Feb 2002
Larry Meyer named Crew Chief for Prudhomme's Funny Car team

Larry Meyer named Crew Chief for Prudhomme's Funny Car team

Larry Meyer Named New Crew Chief On Blue Skoal Racing Funny Car POMONA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2002 - Larry Meyer was named crew chief on Don Prudhomme's Blue Skoal Racing Funny Car on Monday. Meyer, from Argyle, Texas, has served as crew chief on...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
NHRA's Darcy to discuss fan access in New Orleans

NHRA's Darcy to discuss fan access in New Orleans

NHRA V.P. of Marketing Darcy to make fan access presentation during Showtime! Conference in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS - NHRA POWERade Drag Racing offers its loyal fans many thrills during the course of a national event. Race drivers...