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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
"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 &...
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...
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...
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...
Auto Club Famoso Raceway: The Roots of Bakersfield and Home of the Hot
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 ...
BETTENDORF RACER LUND SCORES WIN AT CORDOVA DRAGWAY'S NHRA LUCAS
OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT
CORDOVA, Ill. -- Nearly 400 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series competitors took to Cordova Dragway for the first time this
weekend for the...
Reichert enters Pomona with Championship in hand
POMONA, Calif. - With his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World
Championship in hand, Bill Reichert and his Rislone Engine Treatment
backed team heads into this weekend's Auto Club of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
RAMSTEIN AB, Germany, Nov.
19, 2007 - A group of goodwill ambassadors from the NHRA have just
completed a three-day USO-sponsored tour of U.S. Military installations
in Germany, including the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Landstuhl
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
STATEMENT FROM DON SCHUMACHER ON THE PASSING OF NHRA FOUNDER WALLY PARKS:
"Wally Parks was the founder, the inspiration and a role model for an
entire industry. Not one of the 85 employees at Don Schumacher Racing
would be doing what they do...
Nostalgia Funny Cars are No Joke at Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion
Legendary Cars and Drivers Gather at National Trail Raceway June 15-17
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (May 14, 2007) -- You could call them the "Elite Eight,"
you could call them the ...
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...
Warren and Kurt Johnson Comment on the Passing of Wally Parks
Sugar Hill, Ga., September 30, 2007 - NHRA Pro Stock racers Warren and
Kurt Johnson offered the following thoughts on NHRA founder Wally Parks,
who passed away on Friday night at the...
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.
LUCAS, HUDSON LEAD QUALIFYING
SONOMA, Calif. -- Morgan Lucas jumped off to a quick
start at this weekend's Cal-Steam/Kohler NHRA Division 7 Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series posting a run of 5.295 seconds at 272.06 mph in Top
Alcohol Dragster to...
BACA RACES MATCO TOOLS RAIL TO NO. 5 SPOT AT LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 27, 2007) -- Like riding a bicycle, veteran Top Fuel
racer David Baca clocked four consistent 4.5-second passes to qualify his
David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster fifth...
MANZO, LUCAS SCORE BIG WINS AT ATLANTA DRAGWAY'S LUCAS OIL SERIES
COMMERCE, Ga. -- NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car ace, Frank
Manzo of Morganville, N.J., wrapped up his 11th career national
championship this weekend at Atlanta ...
Bourgeois takes points lead with Shreveport win
SHREVEPORT, La. - Defending NHRA Division 4 Comp Eliminator Champion
Craig Bourgeois took his second straight Division 4 win to jump to the
top of the points standings during this past weekend's ...
American Graffiti Comes to Life at Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June
DuPont Sponsoring Appearance by Actor Paul Le Mat and Two Movie Cars
Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion: June 15-17, National Trail Raceway,
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...
Llewellyn Released by Klement Racing
Karl Klement announced that Peggy Llewellyn's contract will not be
renewed to ride his Rush Racing Buell in 2008. "I really want to thank
Peggy for the job she did for us this year," said Klement, whose NHRA...
John Force on the death of NHRA founder Wally Parks:
"I'm laying in the hospital after crashing at Dallas, thinking
about Eric Medlen and his dad, like I do every day, and the call came in
about the loss of Wally Parks. It saddened my heart....
Cheeseman Looking for a Win at Home Track
This weekend, Chuck Cheeseman and the Cheeseman Bros. Race Team will make
the short trip over to National Trail Raceway hoping to get their car in
the winner's circle for the first time this season.