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Sat 28 Oct 2006
Banshie Studios: The art of drag racingHeadline

Banshie Studios: The art of drag racing

Located outside our nation's capital, just a mile or two outside the Capital beltway, there's a small shop known only by its reputation and name; Banshie Studios. The shop isn't known by its location and that's by design. Lost among the half dozen...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

"Fast Five" with Don Enriquez California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree still races and loves it BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2006) - As the 2006 California Hot Rod Reunion draws near (Oct. 6-8, Bakersfield), Don Enriquez is still thinking ...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Dixon Jr, Dixon Sr - Snake Racing interview

Dixon Jr, Dixon Sr - Snake Racing interview

LARRY DIXON SR./JR. 2006 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS Q&A VISTA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2006) -- One of the great distinctions of the motor sports world, and particularly the sport of NHRA drag racing, is the family-oriented nature that has encompassed the ...

Drag Racing legend Jack Williams passes away

Drag Racing legend Jack Williams passes away

Bakersfield Drag Racing Legend Jack Williams Passes Away Bakersfield, CA - Jack Williams, Goodguys National Advertising Director, President of Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, former NHRA Top Fuel Champion, great friend to thousands...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

Fast Five questions with Hershel Conway

"Fast Five" with Hershel "Junior" Conway Color the Legendary Painter a California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2006) ^S When it comes to color, no one can touch "Junior. The famous auto painter (full name Hershel...

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

Fast Five questions with Fred Crow

This is the follow up Fast Five interview with California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree, Fred Crow. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2006) -- From racer to safety maven: that's the story of Fred Crow. Like so many others in racing business, Crow started...

Tue 12 Sep 2006
Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

Fast Five questions with Barbara Hamilton

"Fast Five" with Barbara Hamilton Grand Marshall of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion talks about her racing experiences BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2005) ^S Barbara Hamilton was the first woman to receive a license to drive a ...

Thu 20 Apr 2006
Bill Reichert aims for national title

Bill Reichert aims for national title

Reichert and Bar's Leaks shooting for national title in '06 OWOSSO, Mich. - After being a top five player the past 3 years in the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster wars, three-time Division 3 Champ Bill Reichert is looking for a national championship...

Fri 17 Nov 2006
Jeff Perley leaves KB Racing

Jeff Perley leaves KB Racing

Jeff Perley leaves KB Racing LLC, Enters private business At Monday's NHRA POWERade Awards Ceremony, Ken Black, team owner of the KB Racing LLC team, made official the resignation of Jeff Perley, co-crew chief for the two Summit Racing Equipment...

Fri 21 Jul 2006
Byron Hines - Screamin' Eagle Racing interview

Byron Hines - Screamin' Eagle Racing interview

Q&A: BYRON HINES In March 1987 Terry Vance rode up to the starting line at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway. He was riding a Suzuki and Byron Hines was making the tuning calls. It was the first time the two-wheel category was a professional category...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Tim Stevens signs sponsor

Tim Stevens signs sponsor

Stevens looking forward to 2006 with new sponsor Michfab Machinery DORR, Mich. - "New" could be the theme word for Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Tim Stevens going into the 2006 season. Stevens and his T-N-T Motorsports team will hit the track...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Texas Texas Motorplex's Billy Meyer interview

Texas Texas Motorplex's Billy Meyer interview

Back when there were just a handful of races each NHRA national event season, Billy Meyer battled other Funny Car drivers for each and every round win. He drove in 112 NHRA events and earned 12 victories in 22 final round appearances. Do the math...

Tue 14 Mar 2006
Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction

Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction

Pontiac Stalwart Arnie Beswick Among '06 Inductees Into International Drag Racing Hall of Fame "Mr. Pontiac" a Fan Favorite For More Than 50 Years OCALA, Fla., March 14, 2006 - Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick is one of 10 impressive 2006 inductees...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Grice to retire from Safety Safari

Grice to retire from Safety Safari

LONGTIME SAFETY SAFARI MEMBER JERE 'LEFTY' GRICE TO RETIRE AFTER AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NHRA FINALS POMONA, Calif. -- The scariest moments are the ones you can never prepare for -- seeing a dragster go out of control and diving into ...

Wed 17 May 2006
Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

"Fast Five" with Mike Spitzer Chassis builder "humbled" at being named an honoree at National Hot Rod Reunion BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 16, 2006) -- One thing you can say about Mike Spitzer: he can build almost anything. Although best...

Thu 26 Jan 2006
Wally Parks' wife Barbara passed away

Wally Parks' wife Barbara passed away

BARBARA PARKS, WIFE OF NHRA FOUNDER AND EARLY DRIVING FORCE, PASSES AWAY GLENDORA, Calif. -- Barbara Parks, wife of NHRA founder Wally Parks and a driving force behind the early successes of the 54-year-old sanctioning body,...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Dodge Motorsports' Greg Reeves died

Dodge Motorsports' Greg Reeves died

Mopar mourns the passing of Greg Reeves, Engineering Manager for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. Reeves suffered an apparent heart attack at his Michigan home on Sunday, September 17. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his...

2007 National Hot Rod Reunion honorees named

2007 National Hot Rod Reunion honorees named

Honorees Set for 2007 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Columbus, Ohio will host 5th Annual Rodding and Racing Event on Father's Day Weekend COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (Dec. 8, 2006) -- Honorees were announced today for the fifth annual National...

Dupuy named crew chief for Cruz Pedregon

Dupuy named crew chief for Cruz Pedregon

WAYNE DUPUY TAPPED AS CREW CHIEF FOR CRUZ PEDREGON'S NHRA ADVANCE AUTO PARTS NITRO FUNNY CAR TEAM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) -- Cruz Pedregon Racing, Inc. today announced that veteran tuner Wayne Dupuy has joined the Advance Auto Parts Racing...

Danny Townsend medical update 2006-09-27

Danny Townsend medical update 2006-09-27

VIPsports - Danny Townsend Update Milford, Michigan. September 27, 2006. Top Alcohol Funny Car, driver Danny Townsend is recovering from a final round accident at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Race Series event in Columbus, Ohio this past Sunday. The...

Thu 17 Aug 2006
Memphis: Doug Kalitta preview

Memphis: Doug Kalitta preview

NHRA Top Fuel championship points leader Doug Kalitta hopes to celebrate birthday with Memphis win MEMPHIS, Tenn., (Aug. 15, 2006) -- Before Elvis changed the sound of music forever, the future King of Rock n' Roll probably once strolled ...

Thu 16 Nov 2006
Wally Parks Museum SCTA Exhibit donation received

Wally Parks Museum SCTA Exhibit donation received

Auto Club Underwrites SCTA Exhibit at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum $10,000 Donation Assures Historic Display POMONA Calif. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- The Automobile Club of Southern California has presented a gift to the Wally Parks NHRA...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Pomona II: David Baca preview

Pomona II: David Baca preview

Baca wants the spotlight for a very good reason POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 7) -- Driving a Top Fuel dragster that covers the quarter-mile from a standing start in 4.5 seconds at speeds in excess of 330 mph requires plenty of self confidence. It's no...

Sat 22 Apr 2006
SCC: CORR: Nissan continues contingency program

SCC: CORR: Nissan continues contingency program

Nissan Motorsports Continues Its Contingency Awards Program for 2006; Over $125,000 in Rewards Available to Winning Nissan, Datsun and Infiniti Racers GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2006--Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) has ...

Wed 21 Jun 2006
Danny Gruninger Denver summary

Danny Gruninger Denver summary

Gruninger reaches final on 'The Mountain' MORRISON, Colo. - Up and coming NHRA Competition Eliminator driver Danny Gruninger made his first career final in front of his hometown friends and family during this past weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil...

Fri 31 Mar 2006
HPT owner on track's third anniversary

HPT owner on track's third anniversary

IRWIN DISCUSSES HPT OWNERSHIP AS THIRD ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES TOPEKA, Kan. (March 30, 2006) - In 2002 Heartland Park Topeka's future looked very unclear. The track was in danger of closing due to some financial hardships faced by former...

Thu 04 May 2006
Gene Snow Racing Topeka preview

Gene Snow Racing Topeka preview

Massey looking to gain ground in Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. - Rookie NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Spencer Massey will be looking to gain ground in the Division 4 Lucas Oil points chase during this weekend's Division 5 opener at Heartland Park in ...

Fri 31 Mar 2006
Gene Snow Baytown preview

Gene Snow Baytown preview

Massey set for national event debut in Houston BAYTOWN, Texas - Despite having big shoes to fill, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster rookie Spencer Massey appears to be the proverbial 'chip off the old block.' The shoes Massey has been selected to fill...

Tue 14 Feb 2006
Pomona: Bob Vandergriff Jr final summary

Pomona: Bob Vandergriff Jr final summary

UPS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER DEBUTS AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS POMONA, CA. (February 12, 2006)- Bob Vandergriff Jr. debuted his new UPS Top Fuel Dragster this weekend at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA. The Jim Dupuy tuned...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Roger Bateman Las Vegas summary

Roger Bateman Las Vegas summary

Bateman hits the jackpot with Vegas win LAS VEGAS - Roger Bateman and the NobelSmile.com/Friesen Motorsports NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team hit the drag racing version of a mega jackpot in winning this past weekend's Division 7 Lucas Oil Drag...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Bill Reichert Indy preview

Bill Reichert Indy preview

Reichert to debut new sponsor Rislone Engine Treatment in Indy CLERMONT, Ind. - Current NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster points leader Bill Reichert will debut Bar's Products Rislone Engine Treatment as his new major sponsor during this weekend's Mac...

Fri 10 Feb 2006
Pomona grandstand expansion announced

Pomona grandstand expansion announced

NEW LOOK IN STORE FOR AUTO CLUB RACEWAY AT POMONA NHRA to build new luxury VIP box suites atop East Side Grandstands POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2006) -- NHRA announced plans, today, to build new luxury VIP box suites atop the East Side Grandstands...

Thu 12 Oct 2006
Danny Townsend medical update 2006-10-12

Danny Townsend medical update 2006-10-12

Danny Townsend Update Milford, Michigan. Danny Townsend was released from the University of Ohio Medical Center October 10, eight days ahead of schedule. He is now resting at home, in Muncie, Indiana. Other than being a little stiff and sore,...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Dallas: Gary Scelzi special color scheme

Dallas: Gary Scelzi special color scheme

MOPAR/OAKLEY DODGE CHARGER FUNNY CAR WILL SPORT 50TH ANNIVERSARY HOUSE OF KOLOR PAINT SCHEME IN DALLAS ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 18, 2006) - In cooperation with Mopar and Oakley, the Mopar/Oakley Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driven by reigning NHRA ...

Wed 29 Mar 2006
Jackie Stidham Memphis wrapup, Baytown preview

Jackie Stidham Memphis wrapup, Baytown preview

Broke spark plug derails "Time Machine" in Memphis final MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Former six-time NHRA Division 4 Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion Jackie Stidham reached his second-straight final during this past weekend's Lucas Oil Drag Racing...

Wed 16 Aug 2006
Bill Reichert Brainerd summary

Bill Reichert Brainerd summary

Reichert solidifies championship hopes with Brainerd win BRAINERD, Minn. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster veteran Bill Reichert solidified his hopes for his first National Championship with his second national event win of the year during this past...