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...
"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 ...
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...
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 ...
"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...
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...
"Fast Five" with Barbara Hamilton
Grand Marshall of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion talks about her
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2005) ^S Barbara Hamilton was the first
woman to receive a license to drive a ...
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...
"Fast Five" with Mike Spitzer
Chassis builder "humbled" at being named an honoree at National Hot Rod
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 16, 2006) -- One thing you can say about
Mike Spitzer: he can build almost anything. Although best...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Honorees Set for 2007 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion
Columbus, Ohio will host 5th Annual Rodding and Racing Event on Father's
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (Dec. 8, 2006) -- Honorees were announced today for
the fifth annual National...
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...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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
"Air Connie" and the Flight to Phoenix
By Todd Myers
Todd Myers is the public relations representative for Kalitta
Motorsports, an NHRA professional nitro drag racing team based in
Ypsilanti, Mich. The following is his first-hand account of a ...
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...
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...
Auto Club Underwrites SCTA Exhibit at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports
$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...
SCREAMIN' EAGLE V-ROD TEAM OVERCAME CHALLENGES TO EARN THIRD CONSECUTIVE NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP
MILWAUKEE (Nov. 20, 2006) -- Byron Hines is a legendary tuner and championship-winning team owner. He's been involved with motorcycle racing since he...
DON SCHUMACHER ADDS TERRY ADAMS TO PRO STOCK TEAM
INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2006) - Don Schumacher today announced that he has
added veteran technician Terry Adams as assistant crew chief on his two-car
Mopar-backed Pro Stock operation that competes...
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...
Bateman returns to Oklahoma as No. 1 qualifier
NOBLE, Okla. - In the world of NHRA Drag Racing, sometimes your
competition isn't your only opponent. Mother Nature can be a
formidable adversary. Such was the case for the ...
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...
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...