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...
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 ...
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...
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 &...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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
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 ...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY IN BROWNSBURG, IND.
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2007) -- NHRA Top Fuel team David Powers
Motorsports has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility in
Brownsburg, Ind. The 40,000 square-foot...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
ANTRON BROWN NAMED DRIVER OF
MATCO TOOLS IRON EAGLE DRAGSTER
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2007) -- After 10 seasons as one of the elite
Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors on the NHRA circuit, 16-time NHRA winner
Antron Brown will move to NHRA's premier...
Steve Johnson Comments On The Passing Of NHRA Founder Wally Parks
IRONDALE, AL 9/29/07 "Every fan, participant and supporting
manufacturer of the sport of drag racing is going to feel the loss of
Wally Parks for years to come," said Steve ...
ERIC MEDLEN PAINTING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JOHN MEDLEN
ARTIST HINDS, MANUFACTURER THERMOS PRESENT MEDLEN TRIBUTE
POMONA, Calif. -- On Friday, during the 43rd annual Automobile Club
of Southern California Finals, John Medlen, manager of ongoing...
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...
NHRA legend Dick LaHaie hired as tuning consultant at Kalitta Motorsports
YPSILANTI, Mich., (May 3, 2007) -- Legendary NHRA drag racing driver
and crew chief Dick LaHaie, a 65-year old resident of Lansing, Mich., has
decided to return after a...
WALLY PARKS, 1913-2007
Chairman of NHRA Motorsports Museum
The primary driving force behind the formation of the National Hot Rod
Association, Wally Parks was the visionary whose early goals created
what today is the world's ...
Angelle Sampey to race for
Rush Racing Products in 2008
Ending weeks of speculation, Pro Stock Motorcycle team owners Karl and
Kim Klement announced that three-time NHRA POWERade champ Angelle Sampey
will pilot their Rush Racing Products Buell...
ASHLEY ALTERS FOCUS
AS TOUR MOVES TO BIR
With Countdown a Fading Option, Rookie Changes Direction
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Although her bid for a berth in the NHRA's new Countdown to
the Championship has become a longshot, at best, Ashley Force...