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Thu 15 Nov 2007
Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

Ron Capps sponsor withdraws

BRUT NHRA STATEMENT INDIANAPOLIS - After a three-year run as a primary sponsor of the Ron Capps-driven Don Schumacher Racing nitro Funny Car, and as an official National Hot Rod Association series sponsor, BRUT will exit the sport effective as...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Bill Reichert championship review

Bill Reichert championship review

  Dominant first half leads to second straight championship for Reichert   OWOSSO, Mich. - One could easily say 2006 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Bill Reichert picked up right where he left off in 2007.  After winning the ...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Coughlin brothers' championships honored

Coughlin brothers' championships honored

It's in the genes Jeg Coughlin Jr. received a hero's welcome from 350 enthusiastic employees when he returned to JEGS Mail Order headquarters in Delaware, Ohio, earlier this week. Coughlin wrapped up his third Pro Stock title in dramatic ...

Champions crowned at Pomona

Champions crowned at Pomona

If the point of the NHRA's new Countdown to the Championship is to take the season title down to the wire, the Countdown served it's purpose today during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. No champion was locked in before...

Thu 08 Nov 2007
Tim Wilkerson wins

Tim Wilkerson wins "Who Got the Light" award

FUNNY CAR RACER WILKERSON CLAIMS $25,000 WHO GOT THE LIGHT? AWARD FOR 2007 GLENDORA, Calif. -- Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson won the $25,000 Motel 6 Who Got the Light? Award for the 2007 season with his .0013-second margin of victory over...

Sean O'Bannon Pomona summary

Sean O'Bannon Pomona summary

O'Bannon runs career numbers en route to quarterfinals POMONA, Calif. - While NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car rookie Sean O'Bannon would have liked to cap his season with a win at his home track, he posted career best numbers en route to a...

Jim Whiteley Pomona summary

Jim Whiteley Pomona summary

Whiteley reaches quarterfinals in Pomona POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jim Whiteley notched another strong performance to close the season with a quarterfinal finish during this past weekend's Auto Club of Southern California...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
Vance & Hines re-sign Krawiec

Vance & Hines re-sign Krawiec

KRAWIEC SIGNS TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH SCREAMIN' EAGLE/VANCE & HINES MOTORSPORTS Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Rider Ready to Make 2008 Even Better MILWAUKEE (Nov. 6, 2007) -- Eddie Krawiec will continue to be part of the Screamin' ...

Ashley Force earns top Rookie award

Ashley Force earns top Rookie award

ASHLEY FORCE NAMED 2007 AUTO CLUB ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER Castrol GTX Ford Driver Joins List That Includes Bernstein, Line, Hight an Todd LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ashley Force, 24, applied a measure of positive energy to a...

2007 champions crowned at awards ceremony

2007 champions crowned at awards ceremony

SCHUMACHER, PEDREGON, COUGHLIN AND SMITH CROWNED NHRA POWERADE SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONS Ashley Force named Auto Club Road to the Future winner during NHRA Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2007) - Tony Schumacher, who became...

Pomona II: Vance & Hines final report

Pomona II: Vance & Hines final report

HINES COMES UP SHORT IN BID FOR RECORD-BREAKING FOURTH NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Riders Hines and Krawiec Wrap up Season POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2007) -- Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Motorsports rider Andrew Hines came...

Bill Reichert Pomona summary

Bill Reichert Pomona summary

Reichert caps championship season with third-straight Auto Club Finals win POMONA, Calif. - Two-time defending NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Bill Reichert and his Rislone Engine Treatment backed team capped their season with a ...

Harker Twins Pomona summary

Harker Twins Pomona summary

The Twins live a dream in Pomona POMONA, Calif. (November 5, 2007) -- When Australian-native twin sisters Kate and Diana Harker came to America, it was to follow a dream of competitively drag racing in the NHRA, and last weekend in...

Pomona II: GM Racing final report

Pomona II: GM Racing final report

DETROIT, Nov. 5, 2007 - Following an incredible season on the NHRA POWERade tour that included Jeg Coughlin's third NHRA Pro Stock championship (2002, 2000) and class wins at numerous Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events across the United States,...

Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon final report

Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon final report

CRUZ PEDREGON NARROWLY MISSES FIELD IN TIGHT QUALIFYING IN POMONA JINDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car team carriedlate-season momentum into the 43rd running of...

Pomona II: Tony Pedregon final report

Pomona II: Tony Pedregon final report

TONY PEDREGON WINS SECOND NHRA WORLD FUNNY CAR TITLE INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon claimed the 2007 NHRA POWERade World Funny Car Championship at Sunday's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club...

Pomona II: Peggy Llewellyn final report

Pomona II: Peggy Llewellyn final report

  Llewellyn Wraps Up Fantastic Rookie Season Peggy Llewellyn finished her championship contending, first full year on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle circuit with a second round loss to new series champion Matt Smith at the season finale at...

Pomona II: John Force Racing final report

Pomona II: John Force Racing final report

HIGHT WINS ALL JFR FINAL TO CAP EMOTIONAL SEASON -Castrol GTX's Ashley Force Finishes Rookie Season in Top 10- Team Castrol/Auto Club driver Robert Hight ended the season in the same position he started but with better results, winning the 43rd...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
Pomona II: Steve Johnson final report

Pomona II: Steve Johnson final report

Johnson Clinches Top 10 Finish At Season Finale POMONA, CA 11/4/07 The 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season ended on a high note for Snap-on Tools Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson of Irondale, Alabama when he clinched a ninth...

Pomona II: Mike Ashley race report

Pomona II: Mike Ashley race report

Ashley ends strong with semifinal finish, nets sixth in POWERade points POMONA, Calif. (November 4, 2007) - Torco Racing Fuels driver Mike Ashley finished his "007 Bat with a Vengeance" season in sixth place overall in POWERade points and worked...

Pomona II: GM Racing final report

Pomona II: GM Racing final report

POMONA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2007 - The 2007 NHRA POWERade season came to a close today at the 43rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway with Chevrolet driver's champions crowned in the Pro Stock and Funny Car categories. Team Chevy's...

Pomona II: Jeg Coughlin Jr final report

Pomona II: Jeg Coughlin Jr final report

Coughlin doubles-up in Pomona -- wins world title, final race POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 4) -- Jeg Coughlin Jr. ended the 2007 season with a perfect day of drag racing in his JEGS.com Chevrolet Cobalt, clinching his fourth world title en route to...

Pomona II: Post race notes

Pomona II: Post race notes

TOP FUEL * Tony Schumacher, in his U.S. Army dragster, earned his fifth career win and fourth in a row (also 1999, 2004, '05, '06) POWERade Series world championship when he won the race by defeating Bob Vandergriff in the final round. He had a...

Pomona II: Justin Humphreys final report

Pomona II: Justin Humphreys final report

Justin Humphreys' Stellar Performance Comes Close to Finals Victory POMONA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys has displayed sparks of brilliance in his first NHRA Pro Stock season, but he was shining brightly Sunday evening following...