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Tue 15 Dec 2009
Bodine Bobsled Challenge news 2009-12-15

Bodine Bobsled Challenge news 2009-12-15

Johnson and Troxel to compete at Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Dec. 15) -- The first couple of drag racing, Tommy Johnson Jr. and his wife Melanie Troxel, will test their mettle on legendary Mount Van Hoevenberg,...

Thu 10 Dec 2009
Greg Anderson comments on Ken Black's health

Greg Anderson comments on Ken Black's health

Greg Anderson Addresses Rumors on Team Owner Ken Black's health Mooresville, N.C., December 9, 2009 -- Following a spate of on-line reports about the health of his team owner Ken Black, Summit Racing Pontiac driver Greg Anderson took time on...

Sat 24 Oct 2009
WC: Series division finale Noble Friday summary

WC: Series division finale Noble Friday summary

South Central Division Finale at Thunder Valley Raceway NOBLE, Okla. (October 23, 2009) -- NHRA's South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will close out the 2009 season at the Thunder in the Heartland event at Thunder Valley...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
PAC: Series Bakersfield Friday summary

PAC: Series Bakersfield Friday summary

RACING UNDERWAY AT FAMOSO BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (September 18, 2009) -- Jim Whiteley and Sean O'Bannon took full advantage of opening day for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Famoso Raceway posting the quickest...

NC: Joliet Sunday summary

NC: Joliet Sunday summary

Whitely Wins Second in a Row; Richardson Doubles JOLIET, Ill. (June 14, 2009) -- In the final results from Route 66 Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Jim Whiteley and Chris Foster taking home their share of the...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Shayne Lawson Gainesville Summary

Shayne Lawson Gainesville Summary

Shayne Lawson Wins TAD Wally in Gainesville LODRS 2-2 Gainesville, Fla -- Rookie A/Fuel Driver Shayne Lawson raced his team's Tigerflow Systems sponsored Top Alcohol Dragster from the No. 2 qualified position to the winner's circle this past ...

Brian Wolfe - Ford interview 2009-02-05

Brian Wolfe - Ford interview 2009-02-05

This Week in Ford Racing Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorsports, took over the top job at Ford Racing mid-way through the 2008 season. As both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series get...

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...

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...

Thu 15 Oct 2009
Bodine Bobsled Challenge title sponsor announced

Bodine Bobsled Challenge title sponsor announced

Lucas Oil assumes title sponsorship of Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge CORYDON, Ind. (Oct. 15) -- Industry leader Lucas Oil Products has assumed title sponsorship of the popular Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, the charity event that pits NASCAR...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Prelude to the Dream pre-event notes, schedule

Prelude to the Dream pre-event notes, schedule

FAST FACTS WHAT: Fifth Annual Gillette Young Guns Prelude to the Dream WHERE: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (Half-mile dirt oval) WHEN: 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 DISTANCE: Feature consists of 30 laps (preceded by hot laps, ...

Tue 17 Nov 2009
Goodyear Racing Pomona spotlight - Jim Whitely

Goodyear Racing Pomona spotlight - Jim Whitely

WHITELY WINS TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER RACE AT POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2009) -- Jim Whitely stood by his car in the gathering darkness at Auto Club Speedway and grinned. Whitely, the Grand Junction, Colo....

Series 2009 awards ceremony report

Series 2009 awards ceremony report

SCHUMACHER, HIGHT, EDWARDS AND ARANA CROWNED NHRA FULL THROTTLE SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONS CENTURY CITY, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2009) -- Tony Schumacher, the first Top Fuel driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive Full Throttle Drag Racing Series...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Brandon Booher news 2009-09-15

Brandon Booher news 2009-09-15

Booher Poised for 2009 Return When Brandon Booher and the Booher Construction sponsored Top Alcohol Dragster Team headed to Indianapolis for their first U.S. Nationals they knew it would be memorable; turns out for the wrong ...

National: Harker twins IndyORP summary

National: Harker twins IndyORP summary

Harker Twins make a nice showing at the US Nationals Brownsburg, IN. - Australian NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster drivers and twin sisters, Kate and Diana Harker had a good weekend at the 55th running of the MAC Tools US Nationals held at O'Reilly ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

SC: Ennis Friday summary

SC: Ennis Friday summary

BUFF-PESZ, HARKER LEAD QUALIFIERS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ENNIS, Texas. (Friday, April 3, 2009) -- In the first rounds of qualifying at the NHRA South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex, Kimmelyn ...

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 ...

Tue 24 Nov 2009
WC: Randy Meyer season review

WC: Randy Meyer season review

Randy Meyer Racing wraps up another successful season! Olathe, KS. - Randy Meyer Racing ended the year on a high note with driver, Dan Kracht scoring the teams 4th West Central Division Championship. The team made three final round appearances...

Thu 12 Nov 2009
National: Ron August Jr Pomona preview

National: Ron August Jr Pomona preview

Double Dose of Fun in Store for August Pomona, Calif. -- "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame--Let's Play Two," was the catch phrase of legendary baseball player Ernie Banks. Second generation drag racer, Ron August Jr. will take this to...

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 ...

Pomona: Rain postpones eliminations until Tuesday

Pomona: Rain postpones eliminations until Tuesday

RAIN CONTINUES TO DELAY RACING AT KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS IN POMONA POMONA, Calif. -- Rain continued to soak the grounds of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Monday, forcing NHRA officials to postpone the continuation of eliminations for...

NHRA Ponoma television time change

NHRA Ponoma television time change

ESPN2 ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING CHANGE FOR KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS ELIMINATIONS COVERAGE ESPN2 has announced a programming change for Sunday's coverage of eliminations for the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Charlotte: Honorary crew member - Jim Dorwart

Charlotte: Honorary crew member - Jim Dorwart

HUBERT, N.C.'S JIM DORWART NAMED 21ST NAPA HONORARY CREW MEMBER OF 2009 NHRA SEASON CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2009) - Jim Dorwart, of Hubert, N.C., was selected as the 21st NAPA AUTO PARTS Honorary Crew Member of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
WC: Tigerflow Racing Topeka summary

WC: Tigerflow Racing Topeka summary

Tigerflow Racing Teams Earn More Wally's in the Heartland Topeka, Ks -- Last weekend marked the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series annual event at Heartland Park Raceway presented by Aeromotive. This was event five of six within the High & Mighty...

NE: Series Rising Sun Saturday summary

NE: Series Rising Sun Saturday summary

Manzo Grabs No.1 Qualifier at Cecil County Dragway RISING SUN, Md. (August 29, 2009) -- It was another battle with the rain at Cecil County Dragway, but NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series qualifying was able to get underway. Top Alcohol Funny Car...

NE: Atco Friday summary

NE: Atco Friday summary

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Arrives in Atco ATCO, N.J. (June 19, 2009) -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series takes over Atco Raceway this weekend for the third of seven events in Northeast division competition. Friday's qualifying and...

NC: John Coughlin Columbus summary

NC: John Coughlin Columbus summary

John Coughlin inspired by late round finishes COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 27) -- John Coughlin had a busy day during Sunday's final eliminations at the North Central Division Lucas Oil Series event at National Trail Raceway as the Team JEGS driver ...

Eddie, Len Woods - Ford Saturday interview 2009-06-06

Eddie, Len Woods - Ford Saturday interview 2009-06-06

Wood Brothers Racing co-owners Eddie and Len Wood attended their first-ever NHRA drag race event this weekend at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. As guests of Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, the Woods were able to get an...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Antron Brown named Night Before the 500 grand marshal

Antron Brown named Night Before the 500 grand marshal

ANTRON BROWN TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR USAC MIDGET RACE AT O'REILLY RACEWAY PARK ON MAY 23 BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 19, 2009) - Antron Brown, a two-time Top Fuel winner this season, will serve as the grand marshal for the 64th ...

Thu 26 Nov 2009
Goodyear Racing Pomona spotlight - Bill Reichert

Goodyear Racing Pomona spotlight - Bill Reichert

BILL REICHERT: NHRA TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER--AGAIN POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2009) -- Bill Reichert understands a thing or four about winning championships. Reichert, the Owosso, Mich., drag racer, recently grabbed his...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
NW: Boise Saturday summary

NW: Boise Saturday summary

BOWDISH, BELL LEAD QUALIFIERS IN BOISE BOISE, Idaho (May 2, 2009) -- Rain delayed the final rounds of qualifying at 39th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing ...

St. Louis: Matt Hagan preview

St. Louis: Matt Hagan preview

ROOKIE FRONTRUNNER HAGAN IN TIGHT FUNNY CAR BATTLE CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (April 28. 2009) - The popular NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Funny Car category continues to provide drag-racing fans the outstanding competition among a slew of...

Mike Asley Racing names Dekoninck team engineer

Mike Asley Racing names Dekoninck team engineer

DEKONINCK NAMED TEAM ENGINEER FOR MIKE ASHLEY RACING BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 7, 2009) - Veteran motor sports engineer and aerodynamicist Terry DeKoninck has been hired as the team engineer for Mike Ashley Racing (MAR) it was announced today. The...

Baytown: Del Worsham preview

Baytown: Del Worsham preview

Del Worsham is currently third in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings. He was the No. 2 qualifier at Gainesville and defeated Jeff Arend before losing to Tony Pedregon in the second round of eliminations. The Alan Johnson Al-Anabi...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Dallas: Urs Erbacher preview

Dallas: Urs Erbacher preview

Four-time FIA champ Erbacher back for more DALLAS (Sept. 25) -- After a summer of racing against Europe's best, Switzerland's Urs Erbacher has returned to America a little earlier than year's past to rejoin the NHRA tour. In an effort to shake...