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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 25 Sep 2003
Memphis Sportsman summary

Memphis Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: Keith Mawhee, Carrollton TX, '02 Cavalier, E/AA, Right lane,...

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 ...

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...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Jeg Coughlin Moroso bracket racing summary

Jeg Coughlin Moroso bracket racing summary

The Moroso 5-Day Bracket Championships Moroso Motorsports Park Jupiter, FL November 18-22nd Jeg Wins Two-Days & Championship Jeg Coughlin put on a different helmet after returning from the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series awards...

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...

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...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Pedregon family reunion

Pedregon family reunion

Press conferences are a dime a dozen, particularly at trade shows like the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) behemoth in downtown Indianapolis. But when the Pedregon brothers have a new gig to detail, all of the regular rules go out the window.

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 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...

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...

Fri 23 May 2003
Topeka: Scotty Cannon preview

Topeka: Scotty Cannon preview

CANNON ON THE ROAD WITH CREW TO TOPEKA TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2003) - Scotty Cannon figured if he hung out with his crew on the road during this three-race sweep of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series they'd be able to confer, discuss, perhaps even...

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 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 ...

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...

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 19 Nov 2003
Topeka: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Topeka: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Troy Coughlin is focused on improving Troy Coughlin returned to the track at Heartland Park Topeka as the defending Pro Stock winner. In the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions Troy posted a run of 6.911 at 199.17 mph. The JEG'S Mail...

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 ...

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,...

Wed 28 May 2003
Topeka Sportsman results summary

Topeka Sportsman results summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 15th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Morgan Lucas, Riverside CA, McKinney-BAE, Right lane, (0.039) 5.446...

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...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Warren Johnson to attend gala at The Smithsonian

Warren Johnson to attend gala at The Smithsonian

GM Performance Parts Grand Am driver is drag racing's representative at invitation-only event in Nation's Capital SUGAR HILL, GA., September 30, 2003 - Throughout his nearly thirty years in the NHRA's Pro Stock division, Warren Johnson has ...

Tue 01 Apr 2003
Las Vegas: Scott Geoffrion preview

Las Vegas: Scott Geoffrion preview

Geoffrion confident of colorful Nitro Fish ZX2 LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2003 - Beauty may be only skin deep and in the eye of the beholder, but there's no doubt Scott Geoffrion will have the loudest - speaking of colors, not sounds - racecar in the...

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Whit Bazemore on TV

Whit Bazemore on TV

Whit Bazemore, driver of the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car in the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, and in the hunt for his first Funny Car championship, is slated to appear on 'RPM2Night' on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 10:00 p.m....

Fri 12 Sep 2003
Goodyear Racing IRP roundup

Goodyear Racing IRP roundup

CLERMONT, Ind. (Sept. 10, 2003) -- Tony Schumacher and five other drivers roared to victory on Goodyear tires during the NHRA's 2003 MAC Tools US Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The wins give Goodyear teams a total of 96 final round ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
David Baca: Reflections on 2003, looks ahead to 2004

David Baca: Reflections on 2003, looks ahead to 2004

In 2003, David Baca, from Brentwood, Calif., qualified for all 23 events contested on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. He qualified in the top half of the Top Fuel field at 13 of the 23 events. At the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in...

Mon 16 Jun 2003
Columbus Sportsman final summary

Columbus Sportsman final summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Russ Lindert, Manteno IL, Lindert-BAE, Right lane, (0.119) 5.457 ...

Thu 13 Mar 2003
Gainesville: Craig Treble preview

Gainesville: Craig Treble preview

Craig Treble returns to defend Gatornationals title. Gainesville, pre-race: Craig Treble will return to Gainesville this weekend, riding his Matco Tools Suzuki to defend his NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock Motorcycle championship of 2002. The win...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Top Fuel couple in top ten

Top Fuel couple in top ten

NHRA record-holding Top Fuel couple sweep NHRA and IHRA top ten. POMONA, Calif., November 9, 2003 -- Rhonda Hartman-Smith, driver of the FRAM Filters Top Fuel Dragster and fellow teammate and husband, John "Bodie" Smith, driver of the Prestone...

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...