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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 ...

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 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...

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 03 Jan 2002
Richard Napp Sr. passed away December 27

Richard Napp Sr. passed away December 27

Richard Napp Sr., who along with his late brother, Vinnie, helped create the success story that is Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, passed away in the early hours of Dec. 27. Napp, 63, died just 14 months after brother Vinnie, of the same exact...

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 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 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 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...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
Pomona: Randy Fleming preview

Pomona: Randy Fleming preview

Fleming set to drive second car for Harrington in Pomona POMONA, Calif. - Former NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion Randy Fleming will find himself in a new role at this weekend's upcoming K&N Filters Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.

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 ...

Sat 09 Nov 2002
Snake Racing debuts 40th Anniversary dragster for Pomona Shootout

Snake Racing debuts 40th Anniversary dragster for Pomona Shootout

Rain cancels Pomona's Friday qualifying activities. POMONA, Ca. (Nov. 8) - Although persistent rain forced NHRA officials to cancel all qualifying activities on Friday for the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, newly crowned NHRA POWERade...

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, ...

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 ...

Fri 07 Jun 2002
Kalitta Motorsports at Dundee's Cabela's in June

Kalitta Motorsports at Dundee's Cabela's in June

Kalitta and Mac Tools team up with Cabela's for Fan Appreciation Week. Ypsilanti, MI, May 24, 2002 - Cabela's, the world's foremost outdoor outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear has teamed with Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools Top Fuel...

Fri 22 Mar 2002
Gainesville: Pawuk Racing Gatornationals review

Gainesville: Pawuk Racing Gatornationals review

Pawuk makes it three-for-three at Gators 3/20/02 Now that the tire smoke has settled from the NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals, Mark "Cowboy" Pawuk has had a couple of days to reflect on the performance of his Summit Racing Pontiac, and he sees...

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 ...

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 ...

Thu 15 Aug 2002
Brainerd: Cruz Pedregon preview

Brainerd: Cruz Pedregon preview

Brainerd, MN ---Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing Team will soon head to Brainerd, MN, to compete at the 21st Annual Rugged Liner NHRA Nationals, held August 15-18th at the Colonel's Brained International Raceway. As the event nears,...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
Henkelman & Baca Motorsports ink new marketing partner

Henkelman & Baca Motorsports ink new marketing partner

Henkelman & Baca Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Dragster Cory McClenathan-Driver Henkelman & Baca Motorsports and Centennial Batteries ink new marketing partnership. San Jose, Calif. - - Henkelman & Baca Motorsports and...

Fri 30 Aug 2002
Indianapolis: Henkelman & Baca Motorsports add sponsor

Indianapolis: Henkelman & Baca Motorsports add sponsor

Holiday Inn Indianapolis East and Damon's join Henkelman & Baca Motorsports for Indy. CLERMONT, Ind. -- Henkelman & Baca Motorsports and the Holiday Inn East in Indianapolis have formed a marketing partnership in conjunction with the NHRA Mac ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 17 Jul 2002
Denver: Skoal Racing Team preview

Denver: Skoal Racing Team preview

Skoal Racing Teammates look for better second-half performances; Johnson to drive special edition funny car. DENVER, July 15, 2002 - The National Hot Rod Association doesn't have an all-star race or anything akin to baseball's All-Star game ...

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, ...

Wed 24 Apr 2002
Summit Racing named Atlanta NHRA event sponsor

Summit Racing named Atlanta NHRA event sponsor

Summit Racing Equipment increases commitment to NHRA by sponsorsing POWERade Series event at Atlanta Dragway. GLENDORA, Calif. (April 22, 2002) - Summit Racing Equipment, an industry leader in distribution of auto racing parts and equipment ...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
Denver: Mile-high Nationals kicks off West Coast swing

Denver: Mile-high Nationals kicks off West Coast swing

MORRISON, Colo. - It is known as the 'West Coast Swing,' and while it may have the kick-up-your-heels and dance sound to it, the West Coast Swing can be grueling. The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series hosts three national events in Denver,...

Mon 20 May 2002
Englishtown: Team Koretsky Pro Mod qualifying summary

Englishtown: Team Koretsky Pro Mod qualifying summary

Team Koretsky - KPK Motorsports: Kenny Koretsky -- Owner NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge Pro Mod Valspar Refinish/Bucks County Kawasaki/Kpk Motorsports Dodge Viper Driver: Rickie Smith Rickie Smith Session ...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
Las Vegas II: Darrell Russell Saturday summary

Las Vegas II: Darrell Russell Saturday summary

Russell earns top-half starting slot. LAS VEGAS (Oct. 26) -- Sophomore driver Darrell Russell has remained perfect as a professional, successfully qualifying Joe Amato's Bilstein Engine Flush Top Fuel dragster in his 45th straight...

Thu 29 Aug 2002
Indianapolis: Bruce Sarver U.S. Nationals preview

Indianapolis: Bruce Sarver U.S. Nationals preview

Sarver, White Cap Toyota Celica Funny Car seek first win at U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 28, 2002) - Veteran drag racer Bruce Sarver and the Alan Johnson Racing team, after a number of final round appearances and ...

Tue 06 Aug 2002
Top ten standings after Sonoma

Top ten standings after Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. -- Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 15th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway, the 15th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series - Top Fuel 1.

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...

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 24 Oct 2002
Las Vegas II: Henkelman & Baca announce partners

Las Vegas II: Henkelman & Baca announce partners

David Baca announces Marketing Partners for final two races of 2002. LAS VEGAS  --  David Baca, from Brentwood, Calif., who will make his Top Fuel debut in the Henkelman & Baca Top Fuel Dragster at this weekend's NHRA AC-Delco Las Vegas ...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Rygged Liner named Brainerd title sponsor

Rygged Liner named Brainerd title sponsor

Rugged Liner new title sponsor of NHRA POWERade series event at Brainerd International Raceway. GLENDORA, Calif. (June 11, 2002) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced today that Rugged Liner, a popular brand of truck bedliner sold...