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Fri 19 Jun 2009
David Powers Motorsports, Top Fuel sponsor part ways

David Powers Motorsports, Top Fuel sponsor part ways

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS MUTUALLY PARTS WAYS WITH CATERPILLAR, WILL NOT COMPETE IN 2009 HOUSTON (Jan. 7, 2009) -- Due to unfortunate economic conditions, David Powers Motorsports and Caterpillar Inc. have reached a mutual agreement to end ...

Tomi Laine named Team Hammonds crew chief

Tomi Laine named Team Hammonds crew chief

TEAM HAMMONDS HIRES NEW CREW CHIEF FOR 2009 NHRA SEASON (HOLT, Fla., Feb. 3, 2009) - - Tom Hammonds Enterprises, LLC hires legendary European Pro Stocker Tomi Laine as crew chief for the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Series season. "I have known...

Steve Kent Racing to run Cagnazzi engines

Steve Kent Racing to run Cagnazzi engines

Brogdon signs to run Cagnazzi power for 2009 (Houston, TX), The Steve Kent owned Pro Stock team and driver Rodger Brogdon today signed with Victor Cagnazzi racing to run Cagnazzi power for the balance of the NHRA 2009 Full Throttle tour. The ...

SE: Shayne Lawson Bradenton summary

SE: Shayne Lawson Bradenton summary

Shayne Lawson Earns A/Fuel License and Qualifies Fifth in First Event BRADENTON, Fla. - Shayne Lawson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is back in action for the 2009 racing season. After taking almost a year off to regroup, the former Top Alcohol...

Journalist David Poole dies suddenlyHeadline

Journalist David Poole dies suddenly

David Poole covered NASCAR in a way no one else every could, his final stories for the Charlotte Observer covered this past Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega race; one filled with the usual racing drama. Remembering David ...

Wed 02 Dec 2009
Goodyear Racing spotlight - Edmond Richardson

Goodyear Racing spotlight - Edmond Richardson

RICHARDSON: CHAMPION'S GOODYEAR TIRES 'FASTER' AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2009) -- Edmond Richardson, the Greenbrier, Tenn. drag racer, grabbed his fourth career NHRA national championship when he took the 2009 Stock Eliminator title. He...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Jeff Isbell Las Vegas preview

Jeff Isbell Las Vegas preview

A/Fuel Pilot Jeff Isbell Hoping to Repeat Top Alcohol Dragster Win in Vegas LAS VEGAS 1 - Business owner and father of two teen age daughters, Jeff Isbell and his Sunk'n Treasure Racing Team will travel west from the southern tip of the...

John Force Racing renews sponsor

John Force Racing renews sponsor

CASTROL BACKS FORCE FOR 24TH SEASON; CASTROL EXPANDS GLOBAL MARKETING WITH J.F.R., WORLD CUP SOCCER WAYNE, N.J. -- Last June, Castrol Global Lubricants announced an exciting new partnership signed with FIFA to be a Primary sponsor for the 2010...

Steve Kent Racing signs tuner Jerry Eckman

Steve Kent Racing signs tuner Jerry Eckman

With the Las Vegas Pro Stock test session and the opening of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle season just days away, Steve Kent Racing today announced the signing of Jerry Eckman to the team. Eckman, himself a former U.S. Nationals Pro Stock...

Services for David Poole announced

Services for David Poole announced

Viewing, Funeral Services and Favorite Cause Information for David Poole The family of David Poole will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McLean Funeral Home, 700 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, N.C. Services are Thursday...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Todd Odom, Kebin Kinsley Norwalk preview

Todd Odom, Kebin Kinsley Norwalk preview

Tigerflow Racing's Todd Odom and Kebin Kinsley Ready to Compete In Norwalk Norwalk, Ohio -- Todd Odom and Kebin "Wild Child" Kinsley are traveling from the scorching weather of Texas to the Northern Ohio region this weekend to compete at the...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
SC: Todd Odom Houston summary

SC: Todd Odom Houston summary

Tigerflow Racing's Todd Odom Earns TAD Honors in Houston Baytown, Tx. - With more than a thirty degree variance in track temperature from qualifying to eliminations, the Tigerflow Systems A/Fuel Team of Todd Odom performed not only career...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Team Wilkerson tribute to Mark Benson

Team Wilkerson tribute to Mark Benson

TEAM WILKERSON MOURNS THE PASSING OF MARK BENSON SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 2, 2009) -- Mark Benson, 54, of Springfield, Ill. passed away on June 2, 2009 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, after a lengthy battle with health problems associated...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Speedway Motorsports Inc statement on David Poole

Speedway Motorsports Inc statement on David Poole

O. Bruton Smith's Comments on the Passing of Motorsports Journalist David Poole "David Poole was a special person and a friend and I miss him already. This is a big loss for the coverage of motorsports. He was truly one of the nation's best and...

Chet Herbert passes

Chet Herbert passes

VILLA PARK, Calif. (April 23, 2009) -- Drag racing pioneer and innovator Chester "Chet" Herbert died on April 23, 2009. Herbert, born on March 4, 1928, overcame huge personal challenges and went on to develop some of auto racing's most...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ashley, Brittany, Courtney Force - Ford interview 2009-06-17

Ashley, Brittany, Courtney Force - Ford interview 2009-06-17

This Week in Ford Racing: John Force, driver of the Castrol Edge Ford Mustang Funny Car, is the most accomplished and decorated drag racer in the history of the sport. In honor of Father's Day, his daughters Ashley, Brittany and Courtney Force...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
NE: Series Atco Saturday summary

NE: Series Atco Saturday summary

ATCO, N.J. (October 3, 2009) -- Day two is in the books at the season's final Northeast divisional race hosted at Atco Raceway. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event is presented by P.C. Richard & Son and Franklin Trailers, where drivers are...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
NHRA statement on David Poole

NHRA statement on David Poole

Quote from Tom Compton, president, NHRA, on the passing of David Poole "The motorsports world lost one of its most definitive and influential reporters with the passing of David Poole this morning," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "He was a...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
NW: Spokane Saturday summary

NW: Spokane Saturday summary

NHRA Qualifying Complete at Spokane County Raceway SPOKANE, Wash. (June 13, 2009) -- Pairings are set for Sunday's eliminations at Spokane County Raceway. With qualifying complete, Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Shawn Cowie of Delta, B.C., and Top...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Memphis Motorsports Parks closes

Memphis Motorsports Parks closes

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK AND REALIGNMENT OF RACING DATES Dover, Delaware, October 30, 2009 - Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DVD) announced today that it was ceasing all operations at ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Tigerflow Racing Baytown preview

Tigerflow Racing Baytown preview

TIGERFLOW Racing Ready for Racing in Baytown BAYTOWN, Texas -- HOUSTON (March 26) -- As the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series kicks off the 22nd O'Reilly Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil this weekend in Baytown, Texas, Tigerflow...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The Best Ever? On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
PAC: Tucson Friday summary

PAC: Tucson Friday summary

ARIZONA RACERS AMONG BEST QUALIFIERS AT LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT TUCSON, Ariz. (March 6, 2009) -- In the first rounds of qualifying at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Budweiser at Southwestern ...

Fri 18 Dec 2009
NC: Chris Foster 2009 season review

NC: Chris Foster 2009 season review

Foster and Hanna Team Up to Claim D-3 TAFC Championship Davenport, IA -- For NHRA Division 3 Top Alcohol Funny Car driver, Chris Foster and his crew chief Will Hanna, the 2009 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will go down as one for the ages.

Fri 06 Nov 2009
PAC: Ron August Jr Las Vegas preview

PAC: Ron August Jr Las Vegas preview

Vegas Rebound on Tap for August Las Vegas, Nev. -- Second generation drag racer, Ron August Jr. and the Lesecure Co sponsored Top Alcohol Funny Car team are planning to get back on track this weekend during the running of NHRA Division 7's ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Mike Ashley Racing aquires Top Fuel team

Mike Ashley Racing aquires Top Fuel team

MIKE ASHLEY RACING ACQUIRES MATCO TOOLS TOP FUEL TEAM, EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP THROUGH 2010 SEASON BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2009) -- Mike Ashley Racing (MAR) has acquired the racing assets of the Matco Tools Top Fuel team from 3B Racing it was ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Hight, Force Hood - Ford teleconference 2009-10-01

Hight, Force Hood - Ford teleconference 2009-10-01

This Week in Ford Racing: Teleconference 2009-10-01 An inteview with Robert Hight Ashley Force Hood Robert Hight, driver of the Auto Club Ford Mustang Funny Car and Ashley Force Hood, driver of the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny Car, are ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Sonoma: Gary Densham final report

Sonoma: Gary Densham final report

NHRA's Gary Densham Upsets Two Championship Teams in One Weekend Nitro Funny Car's Gary Densham takes down John Force and Cruz Pedregon in rounds one and two at the 22nd annual Fram Autolite Nationals SONOMA, CA-July 29, 2009-Densham...

Norwalk: Honorary crew member - Jack Middleton

Norwalk: Honorary crew member - Jack Middleton

COLUMBUS, OHIO'S JACK MIDDLETON IS 14TH NAPA AUTO PARTS HONORARY CREW MEMBER IN NORWALK NORWALK, Ohio (June 28, 2009) - Jack Middleton of Columbus, Ohio, was selected as the 14th NAPA AUTO PARTS Honorary Crew Member of the 2009 NHRA Full...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Jack Beckman vists Holloman Air Force base

Jack Beckman vists Holloman Air Force base

Beckman Shines As Motivational Speaker; Addresses Air Force 49th Tactical Fighter Wing NORTH HILLS, Calif. (March 20, 2009) - As a longtime instructor at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, Jack Beckman admits he was a student himself during that...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
PAC: Series Fallon Saturday summary

PAC: Series Fallon Saturday summary

Fields Set at Top Gun; Wayman, Gordon on Top FALLON, Nev. (June 13, 2009) -- In the final rounds of qualifying for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Kevin Wayman and defending event champion Doug Gordon ...

Doug Foley, Lewis Racing to run at Maple Grove

Doug Foley, Lewis Racing to run at Maple Grove

Foley and Lewis Racing will run at Maple Grove SEWELL. N.J. (Aug. 1) -- Top Fuel driver Doug Foley and co-team owner Tom Lewis will return to action Aug. 20-23 at the 25th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals in Mohnton, Pa. The team last competed...

Thu 26 Nov 2009
Peggy Llewellyn joins Mark Lantz Racing for 2010

Peggy Llewellyn joins Mark Lantz Racing for 2010

PEGGY LLEWELLYN TO RETURN TO RACING FOR 2010 SEASON Mark Lantz Racing Makes Profession Debut on NHRA Circuit (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, Nov. 12, 2009) -- NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyclist and first woman of color in the world to win a professional ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Jay Payne Englishtown preview

Jay Payne Englishtown preview

FDNY gets salute from world champion Payne ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 12) -- The 15,000 members of the vaunted 350-year-old Fire Department of New York (FDNY) will be saluted by world champion drag racer Jay Payne via his FireIce Top Alcohol Funny...

Thu 12 Nov 2009
Mose Nowland - Ford interview 2009-11-11

Mose Nowland - Ford interview 2009-11-11

This Week in Ford Racing November 11, 2009 This weekend at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif., Cunningham Motorsports will debut its first developmental version of the new Ford Pro Stock engine. Noted Ford Motor Company engine engineer...