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Sun 01 Jul 2007
Bob Daniels dies

Bob Daniels dies

FORMER NHRA DIVISION 3 DIRECTOR, ORP MANAGER DANIELS DIES GLENDORA, Calif. -- Bob Daniels, one of the original seven NHRA division directors chosen to organize national operations on a regional basis in November 1959 and a former general...

Sun 21 Jan 2007
Pioneer Dick Landy dies

Pioneer Dick Landy dies

1960's Pioneering dragster Dick Landy dies CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- "Cigar Choppin' 'Dandy Dick' Landy passed away at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 11," reads a Jan. 15 statement posted on the Dick Landy Industries Web site. "DLI is open and will continue to do...

Fri 31 Aug 2007
The Eric Medlen project announced

The Eric Medlen project announced

THE ERIC MEDLEN PROJECT TO ADDRESS SAFETY ISSUES Brownsburg Facility Honors Memory of Fallen Funny Car Star BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Drag racing champion John Force formally has announced the creation of The Eric Medlen Project at John Force Racing...

Mon 05 Feb 2007
Todd Okuhara - DSR interview

Todd Okuhara - DSR interview

20 QUESTIONS WITH TODD OKUHARA, CREW CHIEF ON MAIL TERMINAL SERVICES DODGE CHARGER R/T FUNNY CAR INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2007) - Todd Okuhara is the quiet, unassuming crew chief who tuned the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Charger Funny Car for ...

Tue 11 Dec 2007
Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Mike Ashley's car on display for fundraiser

Tribute Car on display at St. Vincent's in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 10, 2007) - The car that was driven by Mike Ashley over 327 mph to victory at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday, December...

Thu 28 Jun 2007
Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Beloved Member of Team Kalitta Passes YPSILANTI, Mich., (June 27, 2007) -- Doug Kalitta, Sr., the father of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta and brother of drag racing legend Conrad "Connie" Kalitta, lost his ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA forms Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2007) -- To help preserve NHRA's rich history and tradition while seizing on the success of nostalgic drag racing competition, NHRA has announced the formation...

Thu 01 Nov 2007
Jack O'Bannon Racing re-signs sponaor

Jack O'Bannon Racing re-signs sponaor

Jack O'Bannon Racing to continue partnership with Tequila Patron in 2008 ONTARIO, Calif. - Former five-time NHRA World Champion team owner Jack O'Bannon announced today that his two-car NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team will continue to carry ...

Fri 21 Sep 2007
Hot Rod Reunion: Fast Six with Kuhl and Olson

Hot Rod Reunion: Fast Six with Kuhl and Olson

Fast Six with Kuhl & Olson Legendary Team to be honored at the Automobile Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion, Oct. 12-14 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (Sept. 20, 2007) -- Teammates, friends, champions: that describes Mike Kuhl and Carl Olson.

Mon 07 May 2007
NHRR - Fast five: Pat Dakin

NHRR - Fast five: Pat Dakin

"Fast Five" with Pat Dakin Half of the famous Rupp & Dakin team looks to rekindle friendships and memories as an Honoree of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (May 7, 2007) -- Pat Dakin, driver for the legendary Rupp &...

Wed 01 Aug 2007
Chuck Cheeseman Columbus summary

Chuck Cheeseman Columbus summary

Cheeseman Goes to Second Final of the Season Chuck Cheeseman went into the weekend looking for a win at his home track. The five- time Division 3 champion, sponsored by Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels, came within 7 inches of reaching that...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
Dean Neal interview with Dave Grubnic

Dean Neal interview with Dave Grubnic

POWERade NHRA Top Fuel star Dave Grubnic won in Gainesville Florida during the 2006 NHRA series chase. He wants to win this week as well! Boxing Day One-on-one With Aussie Dave Grubnic! Sunday, 24 December 2006 - (Sydney, NSW) He's 44-years...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Jeg Coughlin Jr. goes bobsleding

Pro Stock champ Coughlin to start new season in a bobsled DELAWARE, Ohio (Dec. 20) -- POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't wasting any time to return to racing in 2008 as the 51-time national event winner was chosen to be a part...

Wed 31 Oct 2007
Ford introduces racing Mustang

Ford introduces racing Mustang

FORD INTRODUCES ITS FIRST FACTORY-READY RACE CAR; FORD MUSTANG CARS AND ENGINES HIGHLIGHTED AT SEMA * Mustang racing adds the all-new Mustang FR500S competing in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. * The Ford...

Wed 05 Sep 2007
Jeff Agalsoff Indy ORP summary

Jeff Agalsoff Indy ORP summary

NO 'STRANGER' TO WINNING, NHRA's AGALSOFF MAKES TOP 10 PLUS "PERFECTLY STRANGE AWARD" - ALL IN A DOOR CAR AT U.S. NATIONALS LABOR DAY VALLEY VIEW, OH-Sept. 4, 2007- The B'laster Corporation, which sponsors NHRA Sportsman Jeff Agalsoff, proudly...

Tue 22 May 2007
National Hot Rod Reunion news 2007-05-21

National Hot Rod Reunion news 2007-05-21

American Graffiti Comes to Life at Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June 15-17 DuPont Sponsoring Appearance by Actor Paul Le Mat and Two Movie Cars Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion: June 15-17, National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio ...

Thu 05 Apr 2007
Eric Medlen services announced

Eric Medlen services announced

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ERIC MEDLEN SATURDAY IN HIS HOMETOWN Friends, Family Will Remember Rodeo Cowboy Turned Drag Racing Champion OAKDALE, Calif. -- A memorial service that will allow his hometown to grieve the loss of Eric Medlen, one of...

Sun 11 Feb 2007
Pomona: Cory McClenathan Saturday summary

Pomona: Cory McClenathan Saturday summary

McClenathan to Start Season from No. 10 Spot Sunday at Pomona Fiery Explosion Slows Cory Mac on Last Qualifying Attempt POMONA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2007 -- A failure in the engine's valve train triggered a huge fireball that erased any chance of...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

BITD: GM celebrates 2007 championships

General Motors Scores 21 Racing Championships in 2007 GM Race Teams Complete Successful Season with Drivers and Manufacturers Championships in Stock Car, Road Racing, Drag Racing, Open Wheel and Off-Road Competition DETROIT - General Motors ...

Mon 27 Aug 2007
Beech Bend Sunday summary

Beech Bend Sunday summary

HIRATA, SNYDER TAKE WINS IN BOWLING GREEN BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - In the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Holley Performance Parts event at Beech Bend Raceway Park Dave Hirata and Mick Snyder took home wins in Top Alcohol ...

Tue 21 Aug 2007
Sean O'Bannon Acton summary

Sean O'Bannon Acton summary

O'Bannon reaches semifinals in Montana ACTON, Mont. - Rookie NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Sean O'Bannon and the Tequila Patron/Forest River RV's backed team reached the semifinals of this past weekend's Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Racing...

Wed 01 Aug 2007
Sean O'Bannon Sonoma summary

Sean O'Bannon Sonoma summary

O'Bannon bounces back for semifinal finish in Sonoma SONOMA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car rookie Sean O'Bannon bounced back from a DNQ in Seattle last weekend to post career best numbers during this past weekend's Fram-Autolite Nationals...

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...

Fri 31 Aug 2007
Jeff Bohr preview

Jeff Bohr preview

Bohr hoping to play the role of spoiler in Indy CLERMONT, Ind. - Just two weeks after becoming one of the few Top Alcohol Dragsters to eclipse the 270 mph mark, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jeff Bohr and his Bar's Leaks sponsored team will...

Sun 11 Feb 2007
Pomona: Doug Herbert Saturday summary

Pomona: Doug Herbert Saturday summary

HERBERT QUALIFIES FOR QUICKEST TOP FUEL FIELD EVER Pomona, Saturday: The forecasted rain held off at the CARQUEST Winternationals, allowing conditions to be perfect for what would become the quickest top fuel...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
Pomona II: Jeg Coughlin Jr semifinal round report

Pomona II: Jeg Coughlin Jr semifinal round report

Coughlin captures 2007 POWERade World Championship POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 4) -- Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched the 2007 POWERade Drag Racing Series World Championship Sunday by reaching the semifinal round of the 43rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Hot Rod Reunion - The roots of Bakersfield

Hot Rod Reunion - The roots of Bakersfield

Auto Club Famoso Raceway: The Roots of Bakersfield and Home of the Hot Rod Reunion 50 years of racing, history and civic pride BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (Oct. 1, 2007) -- If Bakersfield's known around the world -- and it is -- it's because of ...

Wed 31 Oct 2007
Pomona II: Don Prudhomme Racing announce 2008 plans

Pomona II: Don Prudhomme Racing announce 2008 plans

DON PRUDHOMME RACING ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2008 SEASON AS LARRY DIXON TO PILOT U.S. SMOKELESS TOP FUEL DRAGSTER VISTA, Calif. (October 30, 2007) -- Don Prudhomme Racing announced today its plans for the 2008 NHRA Powerade drag racing...

Sat 07 Apr 2007
Richard Maskin joins Justin Humphreys

Richard Maskin joins Justin Humphreys

Pro Stock Rookie Justin Humphreys, Veteran Engine Builder Richard Maskin Pair Up for NHRA Championship Run in Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac GTO When opportunity knocked, Justin Humphreys was quick to answer. Because he did, the rookie driver from ...

Sat 24 Mar 2007
Don Schumacher Racing statement on Medlen's death

Don Schumacher Racing statement on Medlen's death

STATEMENT FROM DON SCHUMACHER RACING REGARDING ERIC MEDLEN All of us at Don Schumacher Racing are deeply saddened by the passing of Eric Medlen. Eric was a rival on 23 Sunday afternoons at NHRA races but a great friend to all of us at DSR. We ...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
Pomona II: Don Schmacher Racing fund raiser

Pomona II: Don Schmacher Racing fund raiser

MAIL TERMINAL SERVICES, U.S. ARMY AND RACERS FOR CHRIST TO HONOR MTS EMPLOYEES IN POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2007) - Mail Terminal Services, sponsor of the Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driven by Jack Beckman in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...

Fri 22 Jun 2007
Marty Thacker Joliet summary

Marty Thacker Joliet summary

Thacker Earns Second Final Round Appearance in Two Weeks Moves into Top 10 in National Standings Last weekend, the Rapid Transit Race Team reached the final round of the Lucas Oil Divisional series event in Joliet, Illinois. With 17 cars trying...

Fri 21 Sep 2007
Jimmy Jones Dallas preview

Jimmy Jones Dallas preview

Jones hoping for homefield advantage at the Motorplex ENNIS, Texas - Defending two-time NHRA Division 4 Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion Jimmy Jones and the Kelly & Jones Texas Tremor team will be looking to make a strong showing at their home...

Tue 07 Aug 2007
Cruz Pedregon announces crew chief change

Cruz Pedregon announces crew chief change

J CRUZ PEDREGON ANNOUNCES CREW CHIEF CHANGE JINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 6, 2007) Cruz Pedregon, announced today the appointment of assistant crew chief, Kevin Butterfield as interim crew chief of the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car...

Sun 25 Mar 2007
Eric Medlen services announced

Eric Medlen services announced

Services For Drag Racer Eric Medlen To Be Conducted in Indiana BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Funeral services for professional race car driver Eric Medlen, 33, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (March 28) at Connection Pointe Christian Church, 1800 N....

Sun 11 Feb 2007
Pomona: Whit Bazemore Saturday summary

Pomona: Whit Bazemore Saturday summary

BAZEMORE DRIVES TO NO. 7 QUALIFYING POSITION IN FIRST CAREER TOP FUEL RACE POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2007) -- So far, so good. Through qualifying of the 2007 NHRA season-opener, longtime Matco Tools racer Whit Bazemore's Top Fuel career is off to...