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Mon 23 Dec 2002
Tom Anderson ready for NHRA

Tom Anderson ready for NHRA

Anderson & Sickles gearing up for 2003 TAFC assault with Meyers RV SuperStores. ROCHESTER, N.Y. - After many successful years as a driver and tuner in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car ranks, and two IHRA Pro Mod World Championships as a tuner, Tom ...

Whit Bazemore off-season interview

Whit Bazemore off-season interview

Off-Season Q & A with Whit Bazemore INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2002) - It's been a little over a month since the NHRA off-season officially began, but for Whit Bazemore it's been long enough. The Matco Tools Funny Car driver got most of his...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Snake Racing hires new PR manager for Larry Dixon

Snake Racing hires new PR manager for Larry Dixon

Don Prudhomme Racing names Stacey Jones as new Public Relations Manager for NHRA Champion Dixon Vista, CA (December 17, 2002) - Don Prudhomme Racing announced today the hiring of Stacey Jones as Public Relations Manager for recently crowned 2002...

NHRA's Scelzi to race at Chili Bowl Midget event

NHRA's Scelzi to race at Chili Bowl Midget event

Scelzi to compete in Chili Bowl Midget Race of Champions INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2003) -- Gary Scelzi's first taste of competition in 2003 will not be in his new Oakley Funny Car ride for Don Schumacher Racing. Instead, Scelzi, a three-time...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Force earns AARWBA All-America honors for tenth consecutive year

Force earns AARWBA All-America honors for tenth consecutive year

Force earns AARWBA All-America honors for 10th consecutive year. Pedregon earns Honorable Mention recognition. BURBANK, Calif. -- John Force, driver of the Castrol GTX® Ford Mustang, has been named by the membership of the American Auto ...

Force, Dixon earn first-team AARWBA All-America honors

Force, Dixon earn first-team AARWBA All-America honors

Force candidate for Titus Award with Hornish and Stewart. GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2002) - John Force is among three drivers eligible for the Jerry Titus Award when the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA)...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Christmas Toy Drive at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway

Christmas Toy Drive at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway

Fans can trade toys for NHRA Division 7 tickets at Christmas Toy Drive. SONOMA, Calif. - There is nothing brighter than the smile on a young child's face at the sight of a new toy at Christmas. Infineon Raceway hopes to increase the holiday...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
GM Performance Parts extends sponsorship to Warren Johnson

GM Performance Parts extends sponsorship to Warren Johnson

"Professor of Pro Stock" to fepresent GM Performance Parts in multi-year agreement, INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2002 - One of the longest running sponsorships in NHRA drag racing will continue for three more years with the announcement today at the ...

2003 Pro Modified Challenge exhibition schedule announced

2003 Pro Modified Challenge exhibition schedule announced

National Hot Rod Association announces 2003 NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Modified Challenge exhibition schedule. AMS Staff Leasing to renew sponsorship of Pro Mod exhibitions scheduled at 10 national events GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2002) - The...

Eagle Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibit during 2003 season

Eagle Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibit during 2003 season

NHRA announces NHRA Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibition tour at three national events in 2003. GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2002) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced today the creation of the NHRA Screamin' Eagle ...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
Lucas Oil named title sponsor Route 66 round ten event

Lucas Oil named title sponsor Route 66 round ten event

Lucas Oil named Title Sponsor of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway. GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2002) - Lucas Oil Products, an industry leader in lubricants and fuel treatments, has signed an agreement to become the title...

CARQUEST named title sponsor of Pacific Raceways event

CARQUEST named title sponsor of Pacific Raceways event

CARQUEST Auto Parts named Title Sponsor of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways. GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2002) - CARQUEST Auto Parts, a Raleigh, N.C.-based retailer specializing in auto parts and quality...

Brissette joins Herbert's Top Fuel team

Brissette joins Herbert's Top Fuel team

Jim Brissette named Tuning Consultant on Doug Herbert's Snap-On Racing Top Fuel Dragster. CHERRYVILLE, N.C., December 4, 2002 - Doug Herbert believes his future success in NHRA Powerade Series racing will come from his past. To prove it, he's...

John Force - Funny Car Champion interview

John Force - Funny Car Champion interview

John Force - 2002 NHRA Funny Car Champion Winning never gets old for John Force. He receives his motivation from looking forward to the next elimination round win, the next race victory and the next NHRA POWERade series championship. The desire...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Larry Dixon - Top Fuel Champion interview

Larry Dixon - Top Fuel Champion interview

Larry Dixon - 2002 NHRA Top Fuel Champion In 1988, Larry Dixon went to work for drag racing legend Don "The Snake" Prudhomme. He cleaned, worked on the car, and cleaned some more, in hopes of one day being able to hop in the driver's seat once...

Angelle Savoie - Pro Stock Bike Champion interview

Angelle Savoie - Pro Stock Bike Champion interview

Angelle Savoie - 2002 NHRA Pro Stock Bike Champion Angelle Savoie cruised up to the starting line in the semifinals to face Craig Treble at the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals in October. A win over Treble would seal her third consecutive NHRA Pro...

Jeg Coughlin - Pro Stock Champion interview

Jeg Coughlin - Pro Stock Champion interview

Jeg Coughlin - 2002 NHRA Pro Stock Champion Who would have thought that the No. 17 car in points after the season opening race at Pomona, Calif., in February would end up in the No. 1 spot at season's end? Did you? Well, Jeg Coughlin did. The...

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...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
NHRA drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

NHRA drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Dixon, Force, Coughlin lead drag racing nominees for 2002 AARWBA Auto Racing All-America Team. GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2002) - NHRA POWERADE champions Larry Dixon, John Force and Jeg Coughlin headline the Drag Racing nominees for the 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...

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...

Savoie leads EMPA driver of the year finalists

Savoie leads EMPA driver of the year finalists

Savoie leads finalists for Eastern Motorsports Press Association driver of the year. GLENDORA, Calif. - Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Bike champion Angelle Savoie headlined the nominees for the Al Holbert Memorial Driver of the Year award presented...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
Cruz Pedregon reflects on 2002 season

Cruz Pedregon reflects on 2002 season

Camarillo, CA -- With the completion of the 2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Season, Cruz Pedregon reflects upon his first full season as owner/driver of the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Racing Team. Pedregon finished in the number thirteenth spot...

John Force Holiday open house

John Force Holiday open house

Force Hosts Car Show, Open House, Autograph Party on Dec. 8. YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- In celebration of his 10th consecutive NHRA Funny Car Championship, John Force has resurrected the John Force Holiday Car Show benefitting the California Highway...

Fri 22 Nov 2002
CARQUEST signs Paul Romine for 2003 season

CARQUEST signs Paul Romine for 2003 season

CARQUEST Auto Parts continues relationship with Paul Romine in 2003. RALEIGH, NC (Nov. 21, 2002) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts will continue its relationship with NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Top Fuel driver Paul Romine in 2003. CARQUEST will be the...

Mark Pawuk and Summit Racing Equipment extend contract

Mark Pawuk and Summit Racing Equipment extend contract

Pawuk set for 11th campaign with Summit Racing. RICHFIELD, OH 11/20/02 Mark "Cowboy" Pawuk and Summit Racing Equipment of Tallmadge, Ohio, have announced they have reached agreement on a contract extension through the 2003 season and possibly...

2002 season in review

2002 season in review

2002 NHRA POWERade Series crowns Champions, bids farewell to Legend. One legendary career came to a close. One career has just begun to blossom and another continues to dominate like no other. In the 51st season of NHRA drag racing, there were...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's da Matta recognized as 2002 Driver of the Year

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's da Matta recognized as 2002 Driver of the Year

Cristiano da Matta beats Tony Stewart in tie-breaker in voting for 2002 Driver of the Year. While Cristiano da Matta dominated the CART FedEx series, it took the only tie-breaker in DRIVER OF THE YEAR history to determine he beat Tony Stewart...

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 ...

Sat 16 Nov 2002
Cruz Pedregon Racing changes for 2003

Cruz Pedregon Racing changes for 2003

Cruz Pedregon Racing hires Rob Flynn and Dave Fletcher for 2003 season; team operations move to Indianapolis. Camarillo, CA (November 15, 2002) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing has announced Rob Flynn as Crew Chief and Dave Fletcher as Co-Crew Chief ...

Force Among Driver Of Year Nominees

Force Among Driver Of Year Nominees

Force again a finalist for Driver of the Year award 1996 winner nominated along with Top Fuel driver Dixon Sarasota, Fla. -- As A Result Of A Spectacular 2002 Season, One In Which He Won Eight Races For The Sixth Time In His Legendary Career, ...

John Force championship season review

John Force championship season review

Force claims record 10TH straight Funny Car championship; showdown with Pedregon creates classic finish at Pomona. POMONA, Calif. -- In his 25th year on the NHRA pro tour, John Force showed once again why, when the pressure is on, he is the...

Dixon, Force Driver of the Year nominees

Dixon, Force Driver of the Year nominees

Dixon, Force among nominees For Driver Of The Year Award. GLENDORA, Calif. - NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series champions Larry Dixon and John Force headlined the nominees for the prestigious Driver of the Year Award, it was announced recently by...

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...

Pomona II: Goodyear Racing recap

Pomona II: Goodyear Racing recap

GOODYEAR FINISHES SEASON WITH MOST FINAL ROUND WINS IN NHRA  ** National Hot Rod Association: Goodyear drivers finished the 2002 season in grand fashion, winning seven classes in the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. In the POWERade...

Final 2002 top ten standings

Final 2002 top ten standings

2002 NHRA POWERADE POINT STANDINGS (Following the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series. Wins in parentheses.) TOP FUEL Place Driver Points (Victories in Parentheses) 1. Larry Dixon, Indianapolis, Miller Lite...

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