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Tue 20 May 2003
Brandon Bernstein crashes at EnglishtownHeadline

Brandon Bernstein crashes at Englishtown

Top Fuel drag racer Brandon Bernstein has been transported to the University Medical Center in Englishtown, New Jersey following a crash at the SuperNationals today during the first-round of the Top Fuel eliminations. Brandon Bernstein...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Dunn signs three year agreement to provide analysis for NHRA telecasts on ESPN. GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2003) - ESPN drag racing analyst Mike Dunn has signed a three-year extension to continue as a key fixture for the NHRA telecast team in ...

Sun 09 Mar 2003
Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel joins Team 23

Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel joins Team 23

Split Second Apparel's Bonewear brand to back Brown and Savoie. ALPHARETTA, Ga. (March 7, 2003) -- Bob Vandergriff, Jr., owner of Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel, announced today that Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel and their new Split Second ...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Schumacher walks away from wrecked dragsterHeadline

Schumacher walks away from wrecked dragster

U.S. Army driver Tony Schumacher walked away from a spectacular crash in round two today at the Memphis Motorsports Park. The Top Fuel 33-year old driver rode his machine as it buckled and went airborne before crashing back onto the track. The...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
Denver: Mile-High Nationals preview, schedule

Denver: Mile-High Nationals preview, schedule

WHAT: 24th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2003 NHRA POWERade championships. Sportsman competitors...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
John Force wins AARWBA's Titus AwardHeadline

John Force wins AARWBA's Titus Award

POMONA, Calif. -- John Force made more history Saturday night as the first four-time winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Award presented each year to the driver earning the most total votes in balloting for auto racing's official All-America Team...

Sat 23 Aug 2003
IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

From the Snake Pit: IRL championship contender Scott Dixon goes testing with Larry Dixon and the Miller Lite race team at Indianapolis Raceway Park INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (Aug. 21) -- Larry Dixon and the Snake Racing team have completed two ...

Wed 14 May 2003
Mike Ashley Englishtown Pro Mod preview

Mike Ashley Englishtown Pro Mod preview

Big Apple's mortgage banker Mike Ashley races Pro Mod at Englishtown ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 13, 2003) -- The fourth of ten events on the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge unfolds May 16-18 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Dallas Sportsman summary

Dallas Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reichert, Left lane, (0.077) 5.387 ...

Wed 21 May 2003
Englishtown Sportsman summary

Englishtown Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 34th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Robert Leverich, Kimball MI, Kerns-TFX, Left lane, (0.309) 6.614 ...

Thu 07 Aug 2003
Beswick injured at Mid-America

Beswick injured at Mid-America

Arnie Beswick recovering after weekend accident August 6, 2003 - Drag racing legend Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick is listed in critical but stable condition at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Beswick, 73, of Morrison, Ill., suffered...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Don Schumacher Racing to partner with DaimlerChryslerHeadline

Don Schumacher Racing to partner with DaimlerChrysler

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 23, 2002) - Don Schumacher Racing announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with DaimlerChrysler to form a partnership and run the Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car body, beginning with the 2003 NHRA POWERade drag racing ...

Fri 04 Apr 2003
RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

For many months, there have been a myriad of unanswered questions about the future of Heartland Park Topeka (HPT), located in Topeka, Kan. On April 3, the most important of those questions were answered in a news conference officially announcing...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) -- The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will highlight a diverse 2004 main-event schedule at Infineon Raceway that also includes the best in sports cars, motorcycles and dragsters. The Big O Tires 2004...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Seattle Sportsman final summary

Seattle Sportsman final summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Bruce Bowler, Denver CO, Dragster-BAE, Right lane, (0.121) 5.529 251.53 def.

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Bristol: Scott Palmer preview

Bristol: Scott Palmer preview

Scott Palmer, O'Reilly Dragster team ready for Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn. BRISTOL, Tenn., April 21, 2003 - Call Scott Palmer's foray into NHRA Top Fuel competition "Drag Racing 101" if you like. It may also be categorized as the...

Wed 28 May 2003
Pro Mod Challenge Joliet preview

Pro Mod Challenge Joliet preview

6th annual NHRA Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. Native American gives back to local communities through Pro Mod racing JOLIET, Ill. (May 27, 2003) -- Having ended the last event on the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 2003) -- Indianapolis Raceway Park officials announced today that Mike Myslinski has been named Director of Racing and Operations. Indianapolis Raceway Park is one of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Bristol: Scott Geoffrion preview

Bristol: Scott Geoffrion preview

Nitro Fish Ford Escort's performance brings Scott Geoffrion thoughts of winning at Bristol. BRISTOL, Tenn., April 21, 2003 - Count Scott Geoffrion among those new car buyers who are extremely happy with their purchases. OK, so Geoffrion didn't...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Dennis Taylor signs new primary sponsor

Dennis Taylor signs new primary sponsor

Taylor signs Plumbing Concepts as primary sponsor for 2004. ANAHEIM, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car veteran Dennis Taylor has announced the signing of Plumbing Concepts as the team's primary sponsor for the 2004 season. Ken Meadows, owner...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Ron Capps to race in Chili Bowl

Ron Capps to race in Chili Bowl

Ron Capps gets ride in Annual Chili Bowl Midget Championships. CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 10, 2003 - Ron Capps' first visit to the Chili Bowl merely whetted his appetite, so he's happy to be returning for a second helping. Capps, the versatile...

Wed 04 Jun 2003
Joliet Sportsman final summary

Joliet Sportsman final summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Lucas Oil NHRA Route 66 Nationals: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: David Billingsley, Decatur IL, '93 Cutlass, C/AA, Left lane, (0.120) 8.05 7.559 -0.491, ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
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John "Bodie" Smith has successful surgery

WILLIAMSTON, SC, December 10, 2004 -- John "Bodie" Smith, driver of the Prestone Products Top Fuel dragster, underwent the fourth and hopefully final surgery in his left leg to enhance mobility and comfort lost during a serious accident in...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
BTCC: GM Racing championship season review

BTCC: GM Racing championship season review

GM Racing adds to its Worldwide Trophy Case in 2003 Group captures championships in stock car, drag and sports car racing DETROIT - Long a world leader in motorsport, GM has concluded another championship season across the entire spectrum of ...

Wed 27 Aug 2003
Tate Branch IRP preview

Tate Branch IRP preview

Branch plans return to Riley Children's Hospital, INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- On Thursday, Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Tate Branch will return to Riley Hospital for Children as part of his 2003 Dream Tour. Tate visited the hospital last year, and will...

Tue 21 Oct 2003
Las Vegas II: Doug Herbert preview

Las Vegas II: Doug Herbert preview

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2003 - The catch phrase in the "Jerry Maguire" was "Show me the money." Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert has one now, too. It is, "Show me the time slip." Herbert has been hoping to see impressive time slips since Wes...

Thu 15 May 2003
IRL: GM Racing's Fishel announces retirement

IRL: GM Racing's Fishel announces retirement

GM Racing's Fishel to Retire after 40 Years with GM DETROIT - Herb Fishel, executive director of GM Racing, will retire Sept. 1, leaving a legacy in racing spanning 40 years. Fishel will be on special assignment to GM Service and Parts...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
NHRA, Skoal Race announce sponsorhip agreement

NHRA, Skoal Race announce sponsorhip agreement

One of NHRA's most exciting competitions now titled the "Skoal Showdown". POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2003) -- The NHRA in conjunction with Skoal Racing today announced an agreement that will solidify Skoal Racing's participation in NHRA. Skoal ...

Mon 24 Feb 2003
Phoenix: Scott Geoffrion crash report, medical update

Phoenix: Scott Geoffrion crash report, medical update

Geoffriion okay following hard crash, but doctors to keep him in hospital for observation. CHANDLER, Ariz., February 23, 2003 - When Scott Geoffrion said this would be the last race for his Hurley Blakeney-owned NitroFish Pro Stock Ford Mustang,...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
Summit Racing Pro Mod Las Vegas summary

Summit Racing Pro Mod Las Vegas summary

LAS VEGAS (October 31, 2003) -- At the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, Jim Oddy's Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pro Mod team solidified their place in drag racing history by winning the Drag Racing Online/Nowling Motorsports Management Cup...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

From the Snake Pit VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 18) -- Ted Yerzyk has been hired as public relations manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, Skip Allum, team manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, announced today. Yerzyk, 26, joins one of drag...

Tue 22 Jul 2003
Denver Sportsman results

Denver Sportsman results

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 24th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: Shane Heckel, La Porte TX, Dragster-Chevy, B/D, Left lane, (0.176) 7.87 7.482 -0.388, def.

Wed 25 Jun 2003
Tim McAmis Madison preview

Tim McAmis Madison preview

St. Louis area Pro Mod racer Tim McAmis to tackle Gateway International Raceway. MADISON, Ill. (June 24, 2003) -- Entering the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, being held this weekend as part of the Sears Craftsman Nationals at Gateway...

Tue 05 Aug 2003
Sonoma Sportsman summary

Sonoma Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Duane Shields, Las Vegas NV, Hadman-BAE, Left lane, (0.043) 5.448 263.00 def. Darren ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Dallas: Greg Anderson eliminations summary

Dallas: Greg Anderson eliminations summary

Anderson Wins NHRA Pro Stock Championship DALLAS, Texas -- Today at the 18th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall Nationals in Dallas, Texas Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am, clinched the 2003 NHRA POWERade Pro...

Wed 16 Apr 2003
Official transporter, motorcoach announced

Official transporter, motorcoach announced

Elite Custom Aluminum Coaches and Transporters named Official Transporter and Motorcoach of NHRA. GLENDORA, Calif. (April 14, 2003) - Elite Custom Aluminum Coaches and Transporters has been named the Official Transporter and Motorcoach of the ...