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Tue 27 May 2003
Topeka: Ben Harper wrapup

Topeka: Ben Harper wrapup

Harper scores quarterfinal finish with new sponsor Integra Golf TOPEKA, Kan. - Steady progress was the goal coming into this weekend, and it was mission accomplished for Ben Harper and the Integra Golf/Brad McWilliams Racing NHRA Top Alcohol...

Wed 20 Aug 2003
Brainerd Sportsman summary

Brainerd Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Todd Datweiler, Herscher IL, McKinney-BAE, Right lane, (0.092) 5.615 251.63 def. Shelly ...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Pro Mod Shootout Dallas preview

Pro Mod Shootout Dallas preview

ENNIS, Texas (October 8, 2003) -- Pro Mod drivers bring their special brand of racing to Texas for a double dose of excitement when the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge and the First annual AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout take to the ...

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...

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...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
David Baca interview

David Baca interview

David Baca, driver of the American Racing Wheels dragster is not an ordinary rookie. An accomplished driver in NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Top Alcohol Dragster, Baca, 45, decided to make the move to Top Fuel last season in a...

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 ...

Tue 20 May 2003
Lee Callaway Baton Rouge wrapup

Lee Callaway Baton Rouge wrapup

Callaway takes over points lead with win BATON ROUGE, La. - Defending Division 4 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion Lee Callaway took over the Division 4 points lead with a big win at this past weekend's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at State ...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
Dennis Taylor Pomona Friday pit notes

Dennis Taylor Pomona Friday pit notes

Taylor looking strong at hometown race POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car ace Dennis Taylor and the Cooner Wire team are looking strong going into eliminations at their hometown event, the AAA Auto Club Finals at the famed Pomona ...

Wed 16 Jul 2003
First-ever NHRA Information Dragway broadcast announced

First-ever NHRA Information Dragway broadcast announced

ESPN to present first-ever NHRA INFORMATION DRAGWAY presentation ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN.com and ESPN Radio will offer casual and avid drag racing fans the opportunity to go inside the intricacies of the sport and see the National Hot Rod Association...

Tue 25 Feb 2003
Pomona Sportsman results

Pomona Sportsman results

POMONA, Calif. -- Sunday's final results from the 43rd annual K&N Filters Winternationals at Pomona Raceway. The race is the first of 23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: Top Alcohol Dragster Tony Bartone, 5.262, 266.74 def.

Mon 19 May 2003
Englishtown: Mopar eliminations summary

Englishtown: Mopar eliminations summary

Bazemore Wins First Race for Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car Body Alderman Travels to First Pro Stock Final of 2003 NHRA Season ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 18, 2003) -- Whit Bazemore made history for Dodge and the new Stratus R/T Funny Car body during ...

Wed 16 Apr 2003
Baytown Sportsman results summary

Baytown Sportsman results summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations in at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Gene Snow, Fort Worth TX, Gaddy-TFX, Left lane, (0.036) 5.491 256.94 ...

Tue 08 Apr 2003
Las Vegas final summary

Las Vegas final summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Morgan Lucas, Riverside CA, McKinney-KB, Right lane, (0.034) 5.414 265.01 def.

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...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
Brainerd: Doug Kalitta eliminations summary

Brainerd: Doug Kalitta eliminations summary

Doug Kalitta gets early birthday gift with Brainerd win Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 17, 2003 -- On Wednesday, Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel dragster driver will celebrate his 39th birthday. Sunday in Brainerd, Minn. at the Lucas Oil NHRA ...

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...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
Pomona II: Larry Morgan Friday summary

Pomona II: Larry Morgan Friday summary

Morgan grabs the provisional second slot Alderman & Johnson also in the show POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2003) -- Larry Morgan took center stage during today's qualifying session for this weekend's 39th annual Automobile Club of Southern California...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
Las Vegas II: Craig Treble Saturday summary

Las Vegas II: Craig Treble Saturday summary

Craig Treble takes top spot in Vegas qualifying. Las Vegas -- Saturday Pit Note: For the second time this season, Craig Treble has put his Matco Tools / Nitro Fish Suzuki in the No 1 spot on the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike Qualifying ...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
Joliet II Sportsman summary

Joliet II Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Mike Cofini, Spokane WA, Hadman-Dodge, Right lane, (0.012) 5.359 263.10 def....

Tue 26 Aug 2003
John Haley IRP preview

John Haley IRP preview

Haley looking to become first back to back winner at Indy CLERMONT, Ind. - One year after winning the biggest race in all of drag racing in his rookie year, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Top Alcohol Dragster pilot...

Sat 29 Mar 2003
Alan Bradshaw Memphis wrapup

Alan Bradshaw Memphis wrapup

Bradshaw resets records in Memphis. MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Defending NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Dragster Champ Alan 'QuickDraw' Bradshaw reset both official records and unofficial records during this past weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag ...

Thu 30 Oct 2003
Las Vegas Sportsman summary

Las Vegas Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Third annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: Cordis Johnson, Springdale AR, '03 Cavalier, H/SMA, Left lane, (0.218) 10.07 10.260...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Koretsky and Nickens join forces for 2003

Koretsky and Nickens join forces for 2003

Veteran drivers Koretsky and Nickens join forces for 2003. RICHBORO, Pa. -- Veteran NHRA Pro Stock driver Kenny Koretsky, who resides in Richboro, Pa., and former driver and engine builder David Nickens, of Conroe, Texas, have joined forces on...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
Las Vegas II:  Allen Johnson preview

Las Vegas II: Allen Johnson preview

Johnson gives back to hometown high school; will educate children about drag racing & safety. GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2003) -- Mopar Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson will be returning to his alma mater South Greene High School on Oct. 29. Not...

Sun 28 Sep 2003
Joliet II: Rhonda Hartman-Smith eliminations summary

Joliet II: Rhonda Hartman-Smith eliminations summary

"Quickest Female on Earth" earns career-best elapsed time at the 3rd Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals JOLIET, Ill., September 28, 2003 -- Rhonda Hartman-Smith, driver of the FRAM Filters Top Fuel Dragster, posted her career-best elapsed...

Mon 19 May 2003
Englishtown: Gary Scelzi eliminations summary

Englishtown: Gary Scelzi eliminations summary

Scelzi runs fastest Funny Car speed ever, ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 18, 2003) -- Gary Scelzi rocketed his Oakley Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car to the fastest Funny Car speed ever recorded, 326.95 miles an hour, in the first round of final...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Dallas: David Baca eliminations summary

Dallas: David Baca eliminations summary

The King bests Baca in opening round ENNIS, Texas (October 12, 2003) -- David Baca, driver of the American Racing/Waterloo/Skill Clean Top Fuel dragster, lost to Kenny Bernstein in the opening round of today's eliminations at the NHRA O'Reilly...

Tue 06 May 2003
Commerce Sportsman results summary

Commerce Sportsman results summary

Summary of eliminations in at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Jason Cannon, Middleburg FL, URC-BAE, Right lane, ...

Mon 07 Apr 2003
Las Vegas: Scott Geoffrion eliminations summary

Las Vegas: Scott Geoffrion eliminations summary

Geoffrion's quarterfinal finish puts Nitro Fish Ford escort ZX2 into ninth place. LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2003 - It's tough for Scott Geoffrion to stop smiling - even after his quarterfinal-round loss to Mark Whisnant Sunday in the SummitRacing.com...

Las Vegas: Whit Bazemore eliminations summary

Las Vegas: Whit Bazemore eliminations summary

Whit Bazemore makes it to final round; moves into third in point standings. Cool weather, horsepower and crew chief Lee Beard are meant for each other. And The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a sweetheart of a race track for this...

Wed 21 May 2003
Shelly Howard Baton Rouge wrap up

Shelly Howard Baton Rouge wrap up

Howard makes semifinals in Baton Rouge, BATON ROUGE, La. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Shelly Howard netted a semifinal finish during this past weekend's NHRA Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at State Capitol Dragway in Baton...

Sun 09 Mar 2003
NHRA's Wagner to address IEG Sponsorship Conference

NHRA's Wagner to address IEG Sponsorship Conference

CHICAGO - The NHRA is known for showcasing high-horsepower performances -- and that's not just on the race track. It has been a key time of accomplishment for the world's largest motorsports sanctioning body for performances off the track too. A...

Thu 10 Apr 2003
Baytown: David Baca preview

Baytown: David Baca preview

David (Baca) takes on the Top Fuel goliaths in Houston. BAYTOWN, Texas -- Following the lines of the biblical story of "David and Goliath", Henkelman & Baca Motorsports continue to be the "David" of the NHRA Top Fuel class again, this time...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
Las Vegas II: Clay Millican Saturday summary

Las Vegas II: Clay Millican Saturday summary

Millican qualifies in 11th position heading into Sunday's finals at NHRA ACDelco Nationals. Las Vegas - October 25, 2003 - Clay Millican of Team 104+ Octane Boost/Lehman Racing qualified in the 11th position for Sunday's Top Fuel finals at the...

Wed 02 Apr 2003
David Wells Las Vegas preview

David Wells Las Vegas preview

Wells set to run for the money with new tuner Grimes in Vegas. LAS VEGAS - Armed with the confidence of having six-time World Champion tuner Norm Grimes calling the tuning shots, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver David Wells is set to run for the...