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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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 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 &...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Warren and Kurt Johnson comment on Wally Parks

Warren and Kurt Johnson comment on Wally Parks

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
John Force on Wally Parks passing

John Force on Wally Parks passing

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....

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.

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...

Mon 06 Aug 2007
Cordova final summary

Cordova final summary

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...

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...

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...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

GM drivers visited US troops in Germany

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 Regional...

Thu 01 Nov 2007
Bill Reichert Pomona preview

Bill Reichert Pomona preview

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 ...

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.

Tue 04 Dec 2007
Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

Llewellyn released by Klemnet Racing

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...

Tue 15 May 2007
National Hot Rod Reunion Funny Cars spotlight

National Hot Rod Reunion Funny Cars spotlight

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 ...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
Las Vegas II: David Bacca Saturday notes

Las Vegas II: David Bacca Saturday notes

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...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Steve Johnson comments on Parks passing

Steve Johnson comments on Parks passing

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 ...

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 ...

Mon 01 Oct 2007
Atlanta Sunday final summary

Atlanta Sunday final summary

MANZO, LUCAS SCORE BIG WINS AT ATLANTA DRAGWAY'S LUCAS OIL SERIES EVENT 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 ...

Don Schumacher on Parks' passing

Don Schumacher on Parks' passing

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...

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...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
NHRA on Glick passing

NHRA on Glick passing

FRIEND OF NHRA, LEGENDARY MOTORSPORTS REPORTER GLICK DIES AT 87 GLENDORA, Calif. -- Legendary Los Angeles Times motorsports reporter Shav Glick died early Saturday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 87. The only...

Sun 25 Mar 2007
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 11 Jul 2007
S. Californis Hot Rod Reunion honorees named

S. Californis Hot Rod Reunion honorees named

Honorees Named for 16th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Holley Auto Club Famoso Raceway Hosts Oct. 12-14 Event BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (July 10, 2007) -- Chassis builders, a promoter and some of the...