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Sun 10 Dec 2006
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...

National Hot Rod 2007 reunion moved to Columbus

National Hot Rod 2007 reunion moved to Columbus

2007 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Heading to Columbus, Ohio Growth prompts move after 4 highly successful years in Bowling Green, Ky. POMONA Calif. (Sept. 28, 2006) -- Fueled by growing legions of fans and cars, the 2007 Holley...

Bill Reichert Reading preview

Bill Reichert Reading preview

Reichert looking to clinch championship in Reading READING, Pa. - At this time of year, baseball teams are talking about 'magic numbers' to clinch playoff berths. During this weekend's Toyo Tire Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.,...

Torrence moves up to Top Fuel

Torrence moves up to Top Fuel

Steve Torrence to Join J.R. Todd on SKULL Shine Top Fuel Team for Final Three NHRA POWERade Series Races Steve Torrence, the 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster champion, makes his move into the Top Fuel ranks at the Torco Racing ...

Reading: Jason Line preview

Reading: Jason Line preview

Line focuses on winning rounds at Maple Grove Raceway MOHNTON, Penn. (September 28, 2006) -- Jason Line may not be the most flamboyant driver on the NHRA circuit. He may not have a driving style that ranks his stats at the top of the list. But...

Reading: Melanie Troxel preview

Reading: Melanie Troxel preview

TROXEL CONTINUES QUEST TO RETURN TO TOP IN READING MOHNTON, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2006) - With four races left in the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Melanie Troxel continues to fight her way back to the top of the standings, as the series...

Reading: GM Racing preview

Reading: GM Racing preview

GM Racing Returns to NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove to Complete Rain Postponed Event Early October Conditions Could Yield Record-Breaking Results READING, Pa., Sept. 26, 2006 Incessant showers two weeks ago at Maple Grove Raceway ...

Reading: Pre-race notes, schedule

Reading: Pre-race notes, schedule

WHAT: 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman...

Reading: Round 19 rain makeup preview

Reading: Round 19 rain makeup preview

PEDREGON READY FOR RETURN TO A DRY MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY MOHNTON, Pa. -- The world's top drag racers are returning to Maple Grove Raceway for the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, Sept. 29 -- Oct. 1. This is the second try in as many weeks to complete...

Dave Heitzman Ennis summary

Dave Heitzman Ennis summary

Dyno Dave wins rained out Houston event ENNIS, Texas - Despite looking to win two events going into this weekend's O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex just south of Dallas, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster ...

Paul Anderson Ennis summary

Paul Anderson Ennis summary

Anderson reaches final at first national event ENNIS, Texas - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car rookie Paul Anderson, one of the winningest drivers to come out of the Jr. Dragster ranks, is quickly making his mark in the big cars as he reached the...

Dallas: Dave Grubnic final summary

Dallas: Dave Grubnic final summary

NHRA Top Fueler Dave Grubnic makes semifinals in Dallas; Teammate and Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta ousted in round two of eliminations ENNIS, Texas, (Sept. 24, 2006) -- Native Australian Dave Grubnic, driver of the pink and black, 330-mph...

Dallas: Bob Vandergriff Jr final summary

Dallas: Bob Vandergriff Jr final summary

Vandergriff races to first round loss ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 25, 2006) - Top Fuel pilot Bob Vandergriff Jr. brought his UPS Top fueler to the starting line Sunday morning for his appointed meeting with "Hot Rod" Fuller in the first round ...

Brandon Lewis Dallas summary

Brandon Lewis Dallas summary

CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT NOT ENOUGH TO PROPEL BRANDON "THE KID" PAST PAYNE BROKEN ARROW, OKLA - September 25, 2006 The birthday party didn't quite go as planned for Brandon "The Kid" Lewis who rebounded from a major mechanical problem during ...

Dallas: Tony Pedregon final summary

Dallas: Tony Pedregon final summary

TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q TORQUEPOWER RACE TEAM QUALIFY FOURTH, REACH SEMIFINAL ROUND IN TEXAS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 25, 2006) - Tony Pedregon and his Q TorquePower Race Team's consistent performance in the Nitro Funny Car division during...

Dallas: Cruz Pedregon final summary

Dallas: Cruz Pedregon final summary

CRUZ PEDREGON AND THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS TEAM QUALIFY IN TOP HALF OF FIELD, RACE TO QUARTERFINAL ROUND IN DALLAS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 25, 2006) - Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts Race Team fought hard through two rounds and ...

Mike Coughlin Columbus summary

Mike Coughlin Columbus summary

Coughlin drives to semifinal finish in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- JEGS Mail Orderdriver Mike Coughlin drove to a semifinal finish in the Top Sportsman class during the final rounds of yesterdays Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at...

Dallas: John Force Racing final summmary

Dallas: John Force Racing final summmary

HIGHT JOINS BATTLE FOR POWERADE FUNNY CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Robert "Top Gun" Hight became the first Funny Car driver in more than a full season to win from the No. 1 qualifying position, beating Mike Ashley in the final to win the 21st annual...

Dallas: GM Racing final summary

Dallas: GM Racing final summary

Edwards Powers His Pontiac to Fourth Final Round of Season at Dallas Pedregon, Johnson Advance Chevy to Funny Car Semis ENNIS, Texas, September 24, 2006 - With the No. 1 qualifier losing in the first round and the current points leader losing in...

Dallas: Post race report

Dallas: Post race report

TOP FUEL Brandon Bernstein, from Lake Forest, Calif., raced to his fourth victory of the season in the Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster, defeating Rod Fuller's Valvoline dragster in the final. For Dallas-native Bernstein, a graduate of Texas A&M,...

Dallas: Dave Connolly final summary

Dallas: Dave Connolly final summary

Connolly Reaches Quarterfinals at Fall Nationals Dave Connolly advanced to the quarterfinals of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals Sunday at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas, but was disappointed he couldn't take advantage of early losses by Greg ...

Standings after Dallas

Standings after Dallas

ENNIS, Texas -- Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, the 19th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing ...

Dallas: Final round-by-round results

Dallas: Final round-by-round results

ENNIS, Texas -- Final round-by-round results from the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, the 19th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND...

Dallas final results

Dallas final results

ENNIS, Texas -- Sunday's final results from the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex. The $1.5 million race is the 19th of 23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel -- ...

Dallas: Final top 16 finish order

Dallas: Final top 16 finish order

ENNIS, Texas -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex. The $1.5 million race is the 21st of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade...

Dallas: Sunday eliminations report

Dallas: Sunday eliminations report

BERNSTEIN, HIGHT AND STEVENS EARN VICTORIES AT O'REILLY FALL NATIONALS ENNIS, Texas -- Brandon Bernstein and Robert Hight moved into their respective championship chases Sunday with convincing wins at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by ...

Dallas: Kurt Johnson final summary

Dallas: Kurt Johnson final summary

KJ Battles to a Semi-Final Finish in Dallas After qualifying fifth for Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX, Kurt Johnson looked to score his fourth win of the 2006 POWERade Drag Racing season, and fourth of ...

Reading: Jack Beckman preview

Reading: Jack Beckman preview

BECKMAN SET FOR ROUND 2 OF HIS FUNNY CAR CAREER IN READING MOHNTON, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2006) - Jack Beckman is ready to return to the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, just outside of Reading, Pa., where he was initially scheduled to...

Reading: Warren Johnson preview

Reading: Warren Johnson preview

WJ Targets A Strong Rebound in Reading GM Performance Part Crew Preps for Rescheduled Toyo Tires Nationals Sugar Hill, Ga., September 27, 2006 -- The POWERade Drag Racing Series returns to Reading, PA this weekend for the rescheduled Toyo ...

Reading: Kurt Johnson preview

Reading: Kurt Johnson preview

KJ Aims High in Reading Return ACDelco Cobalt crew targets Reading winner's circle Sugar Hill, Ga., September 27, 2006 -- After a two-week postponement due to heavy rain that soaked the grounds at Maple Grove Raceway, the stars of the...

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...

Reading: Vance & Hines preview

Reading: Vance & Hines preview

SCREAMIN' EAGLE V-ROD NHRA DRAG RACING TEAM READY TO MAKE THIS WEEKEND'S RACE IN READING COUNT Hines Plans To Treat Rerun Race Like It Was the First Time MILWAUKEE (Sept. 27, 2006) -- If you ask Andrew Hines, it never happened. Really. The rumor...

Reading: Morgan Lucas preview

Reading: Morgan Lucas preview

LUCAS ROLLING ONWARD TO READING READING, PA. (Sept. 27) -- For Morgan Lucas, wrestling the colossal chore of taking the wheel of his Lucas Oil NHRA POWERade Top Fuel dragster and his Lucas Oil Series Top Alcohol dragster, has ...

Reading: Greg Anderson preview

Reading: Greg Anderson preview

Anderson now turns focus to Maple Grove Raceway MOHNTON, Penn. (September 27, 2006) -- Greg Anderson, who along with teammate Jason Line drive identical KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTOs, looks to use the weather...

Dallas: Rod Fuller final summary

Dallas: Rod Fuller final summary

Fuller waltzes to final in Texas DALLAS (Sept. 24) -- A runner-up finish at the 21st annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals lifted Valvoline racer "Hot Rod" Fuller to the elite top five in the POWERade Top Fuel rankings. Fuller beat Bob Vandergriff, ...