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Thu 16 Jan 2003
Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Dunn signs three year agreement to provide analysis for NHRA telecasts on ESPN. GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2003) - ESPN drag racing analyst Mike Dunn has signed a three-year extension to continue as a key fixture for the NHRA telecast team in ...

Tue 20 May 2003
Brandon Bernstein crashes at EnglishtownHeadline

Brandon Bernstein crashes at Englishtown

Top Fuel drag racer Brandon Bernstein has been transported to the University Medical Center in Englishtown, New Jersey following a crash at the SuperNationals today during the first-round of the Top Fuel eliminations. Brandon Bernstein...

Sun 09 Mar 2003
Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel joins Team 23

Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel joins Team 23

Split Second Apparel's Bonewear brand to back Brown and Savoie. ALPHARETTA, Ga. (March 7, 2003) -- Bob Vandergriff, Jr., owner of Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel, announced today that Vandergriff Motorsports Apparel and their new Split Second ...

Wed 21 May 2003
Englishtown Sportsman summary

Englishtown Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 34th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Robert Leverich, Kimball MI, Kerns-TFX, Left lane, (0.309) 6.614 ...

Fri 04 Apr 2003
RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

For many months, there have been a myriad of unanswered questions about the future of Heartland Park Topeka (HPT), located in Topeka, Kan. On April 3, the most important of those questions were answered in a news conference officially announcing...

Wed 14 May 2003
Mike Ashley Englishtown Pro Mod preview

Mike Ashley Englishtown Pro Mod preview

Big Apple's mortgage banker Mike Ashley races Pro Mod at Englishtown ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 13, 2003) -- The fourth of ten events on the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge unfolds May 16-18 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
Denver: Mile-High Nationals preview, schedule

Denver: Mile-High Nationals preview, schedule

WHAT: 24th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2003 NHRA POWERade championships. Sportsman competitors...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Dallas Sportsman summary

Dallas Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 18th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Bill Reichert, Owosso MI, Bowen-Reichert, Left lane, (0.077) 5.387 ...

Sat 23 Aug 2003
IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

From the Snake Pit: IRL championship contender Scott Dixon goes testing with Larry Dixon and the Miller Lite race team at Indianapolis Raceway Park INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (Aug. 21) -- Larry Dixon and the Snake Racing team have completed two ...

Thu 07 Aug 2003
Beswick injured at Mid-America

Beswick injured at Mid-America

Arnie Beswick recovering after weekend accident August 6, 2003 - Drag racing legend Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick is listed in critical but stable condition at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Beswick, 73, of Morrison, Ill., suffered...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Schumacher walks away from wrecked dragsterHeadline

Schumacher walks away from wrecked dragster

U.S. Army driver Tony Schumacher walked away from a spectacular crash in round two today at the Memphis Motorsports Park. The Top Fuel 33-year old driver rode his machine as it buckled and went airborne before crashing back onto the track. The...

Tue 25 Feb 2003
Phoenix Sportsman results

Phoenix Sportsman results

Competition Eliminator Dean Carter, Dragster, 7.195, 183.17 def.     David Rampy, Austin Bantam, 7.468, 163.77. Super Stock Larry Zavala, Oldsmobile Calais, 10.159, 130.49 def.     Kevin Nicks, Plymouth...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
John Force wins AARWBA's Titus AwardHeadline

John Force wins AARWBA's Titus Award

POMONA, Calif. -- John Force made more history Saturday night as the first four-time winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Award presented each year to the driver earning the most total votes in balloting for auto racing's official All-America Team...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Seattle Sportsman final summary

Seattle Sportsman final summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals: <pre> Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Bruce Bowler, Denver CO, Dragster-BAE, Right lane, (0.121) 5.529 251.53 def.

Sat 01 Nov 2003
Summit Racing Pro Mod Las Vegas summary

Summit Racing Pro Mod Las Vegas summary

LAS VEGAS (October 31, 2003) -- At the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, Jim Oddy's Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pro Mod team solidified their place in drag racing history by winning the Drag Racing Online/Nowling Motorsports Management Cup...

Wed 28 May 2003
Pro Mod Challenge Joliet preview

Pro Mod Challenge Joliet preview

6th annual NHRA Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. Native American gives back to local communities through Pro Mod racing JOLIET, Ill. (May 27, 2003) -- Having ended the last event on the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Bristol: Scott Geoffrion preview

Bristol: Scott Geoffrion preview

Nitro Fish Ford Escort's performance brings Scott Geoffrion thoughts of winning at Bristol. BRISTOL, Tenn., April 21, 2003 - Count Scott Geoffrion among those new car buyers who are extremely happy with their purchases. OK, so Geoffrion didn't...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
David Baca interview

David Baca interview

David Baca, driver of the American Racing Wheels dragster is not an ordinary rookie. An accomplished driver in NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Top Alcohol Dragster, Baca, 45, decided to make the move to Top Fuel last season in a...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Pro Mod Shootout Dallas preview

Pro Mod Shootout Dallas preview

ENNIS, Texas (October 8, 2003) -- Pro Mod drivers bring their special brand of racing to Texas for a double dose of excitement when the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge and the First annual AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout take to the ...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

Sears Point Infineon Raceway 2004 schedule

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) -- The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will highlight a diverse 2004 main-event schedule at Infineon Raceway that also includes the best in sports cars, motorcycles and dragsters. The Big O Tires 2004...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
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John "Bodie" Smith has successful surgery

WILLIAMSTON, SC, December 10, 2004 -- John "Bodie" Smith, driver of the Prestone Products Top Fuel dragster, underwent the fourth and hopefully final surgery in his left leg to enhance mobility and comfort lost during a serious accident in...

Snake Racing names Stewart as crew chief

Snake Racing names Stewart as crew chief

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2003 - Christmas came a few weeks early for John Stewart when Funny Car team owner Don Prudhomme appointed him crew chief of the Skoal Racing Green Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Stewart, 48, is a veteran crew chief who has been...

Tue 22 Jul 2003
Denver Sportsman results

Denver Sportsman results

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 24th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: Shane Heckel, La Porte TX, Dragster-Chevy, B/D, Left lane, (0.176) 7.87 7.482 -0.388, def.

Thu 25 Sep 2003
Memphis Sportsman summary

Memphis Sportsman summary

Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil: <pre> Competition Eliminator Round 1: Keith Mawhee, Carrollton TX, '02 Cavalier, E/AA, Right lane,...