Tuesday, May 31, 2005

'70s Funny Cars Round 32: Back to Australia
This new round of funny cars takes us back to Australia. The new round features photos and notes from the great David Cook. Sit back and enjoy!

Moose Crew Racing
Check out "The Moose" and the cars that followed the famed D/Gasser for over three decades. The Reinford Brothers built and raced a bunch of different cars over the years on the Northeast with a lot of history.
Dyno Don Nicholson - The Atlanta Years
Although not a native of Atlanta, Dyno Don Nicholson was arguably the most famous Atlanta area drag racer. Born in Missouri, Nicholson moved to southern California as a youth and grew up in the car culture. He began racing in 1949 and had racked up two consecutive NHRA Winternationals wins prior to moving to Atlanta in April, 1962.
Georgia Drag Racing News
Our buddy David Dilbeck joins the 'blogosphere' with a Southern slant on drag racing.
Drag racer killed at South Carolina track
A drag racer was killed after his car crashed into a guard rail in front of about 100 spectators in Orangeburg, SC. The staff of Draglist.com extends our deepest condolences.
Match racing was just for the 'Big Boys,' right? It ain't necessarily so. If you've got a good-running machine and the spectators love you, you can get a match race booking even if you're running E/Gas.
Drag Racing Weekend
Quality information for the sportsman bracket racer. Thanks for the link, guys!
Millican tops in Top Fuel
Clay Millican won his fourth consecutive Top Fuel title at the IHRA ACDelco Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park Saturday night, and the nighttime final didn't slow him at all.
Herbert's Memorial Day is celebrated with sister overseas
Doug Herbert is spending Memorial Day testing at Heartland Park Topeka today. He's focused on improving his Snap-on Tools dragster's performance. But in the back of his mind, he's also thinking about a sibling. Herbert's younger sister, 32-year-old Heather Herbert, is in Baghdad, serving a yearlong deployment with the Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAGC).
Verona dragster wins top footbrake money
Eastside Dragway put $1,000 up for the footbrake drivers Friday night, and it was a vintage 1973 Pinto from Verona that topped the 46-car field.
Faded Memories
Dedicated to the historic Mid America Raceway in Wentzville, Mo.
Warren, Coburn & Miller
Warren, Coburn & Miller - 'The Ridge Route Terrors.

Monday, May 30, 2005

The Harry Miller, Fred Offenhauser, Leo Goossen Race Car Historical Society
Preserving and proclaiming the Harry Miller, Fred Offenhauser, and Leo Goossen 1917-1945 racing engines and automobiles.
The Fred Farndon Story
My 50-year Love Affair with Drag Racing.
Burkett not ready to put brakes on her career
Funny Car pilot Carolyn 'Bunny' Burkett, a popular name at drag strips for decades, is celebrating her 40th year in the sport with Hooters Drag Racing Series fans this season. Burkett, whose 60th birthday was Sunday, has decided to 'race for the fans' for the remainder of her career.
Showers aren't much of a drag on IHRA excitement
On a day when clouds and rain showers dampened the Memorial Day weekend beach plans of many, thousands salvaged their Saturday at the Virginia Motorsports Park with a day at the drag races.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

2005 NHRA Topeka Final Results
Final results and up to date POWERAde points standings from the 17th annual O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Saturday, from Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.
In the final rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Northeast Division season opener, Jeff Bohr took the top spot in Top Alcohol Dragster at 5.450 seconds at 258.62 mph. In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Frank Manzo posted the only run in the 5.60's with a 5.695 second lap at 256.94 mph for the top spot.
2005 IHRA Richmond Final Results
Final results and up to date Hooters world championship points standings after IHRA Richmond.
Drag racer is happy to be close to home
Don't be surprised if Bert Jackson is the most relaxed driver at this weekend's International Hot Rod Association race in Dinwiddie. Jackson will be driving the 'Lucky Draw' Pro Stock car in his own back yard this weekend at the Virginia Motorsports Park, just minutes from the city of Glen Allen, where he grew up and currently lives.
High school drag races at Bandimere
In 1958, John Bandimere Sr. opened Bandimere Speedway to provide a safe place to race cars. Thirteen years later, Alameda High School students wanted to have a day teens could call their own, so they teamed up to host a drag race Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Transition to Polburn a smooth one
When International Hot Rod Association president Bill Bader relinquished his post atop the drag racing world to enter retirement last October, there were motor sports critics who wondered if the series could survive without him.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Friday from Maple Grove Raceway
In the first rounds of qualifying at Maple Grove Raceway, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Ken Perry and Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Paul Gill took the No. 1 qualifying positions in their classes.
2005 IHRA Richmond Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 2005 IHRA ACDelco Nationals in Richmond, VA.
2005 NHRA Topeka Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 17th annual O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
FIA Main Event live from Santa Pod
England's Santa Pod Raceway is hosting the first round of the 2005 FIA and FIM/UEM European Championships this weekend. Eurodragster.com are reporting from Santa Pod Raceway all weekend with live reports, webcam and photo galleries.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Top Fuel record runs possible at Topeka
Tony Schumacher shocked a lot of people, including himself, when he powered his Top Fuel dragster to the fastest run in NHRA drag racing history last weekend to win at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio. Could even bigger numbers be on the scoreboard here this weekend at a track that has a history of shredding the NHRA elapsed time and top speed record book?
Olympia-based team has fast Funny Car despite little money
Olympia's Jerry Goddard and Gary Monroe could be excused for feeling somewhat like proverbial Davids against a series of Goliaths.
Goddard and Monroe are members of a team that competes in the National Hot Rod Association Top Alcohol Funny Car class. The team's Pontiac Firebird is driven by Brian Hough of Eugene, Ore., Goddard's son-in-law.
Carrier Boyz come to Connolly's rescue
The wild week of National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly took a dramatic turn late Wednesday night. And that was a good thing.
Fun Ford Weekend 2005
Orlando Speedworld was host to Fun Ford Weekend's kickoff race and, of course, the Spring Break Shootout.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Fassl improves in Denver
Upon conversation with doctors at St. Anthony's Hospital this morning, Fuel Altered driver Ron Fassl has continued improving. Doctors reported that Fassl was taken off of the ventilator yesterday afternoon, and with his status now being classified as stable, Fassl will be moved from the Intensive Care Unit to an upgraded level of standard care.
Marriage is a drag
Richmonders Anthony and Malinda Bertozzi stand out. After 19 years of marriage what really makes these former high-school sweethearts special has more to do with his-and-her trophies than matching towels.
Fast lane calls Nothstein
Marty Nothstein proved his determination to the world at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he won a gold medal in the bicycling match sprint. Nothstein hopes that same determination is going to launch him a new direction, funny car drag racing.
Bob Lazar: The Man Behind Element 115
How does this sound -- a conversion kit that would allow your car to run on clean, plentiful hydrogen? It's in the works in New Mexico, and the name of the guy who is building it may ring a bell. He's Bob Lazar, and 16 years ago he told news reporters about Area 51.
Kilgore's quick starter
Steve Torrence readily admits he doesn't like heights but speed is another matter. The 22-year old Kilgore, Texas, resident made his debut as an A/Fuel dragster driver last weekend at the Red River Raceway in Gilliam, LA.
Carrier Boyz ensure a ride for Dave Connolly at Topeka
Andy and Mark Carrier, the owners of Carrier Boyz Racing, have come to the aid of Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly. Connolly, whose racing future was put in jeopardy earlier this week, will now be at Heartland Park Topeka to continue his quest for this year's NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship.
Life will be a drag - worth $101,000
The death of Huntsville Dragway has been greatly exaggerated. When Huntsville Dragway shut its doors last week, the phone started ringing off the hook at the dragway's office. But the track remains open and is planning another lucrative race.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Hough Dethrones Austin at Woodburn
The Division 6 TAFC scene is once again an active battlefield: Bucky Austin and Brian Hough are locked in combat, and Hough has emerged the leader on three different tracks in just a matter of weeks. It cannot be welcome news for Bucky Austin, who has been the Division's one and only heavyweight for half a decade.
Stepping Up in Drag Racing
You'd have to forgive Candyce Marsh's parents if they figured it was just a phase. Their daughter wanted to be a drag racer. She wanted to spend her life with the thrill of competition and speed. Candyce would go on to be a cheerleader, a member of DARE and the senior class president. But the desire to race never waned.
Drag racing helps mom keep track of her family
T.J. and Brandon Trentman wanted to give their mom, Nancy Lamont, something useful for Mother's Day last year. So instead of buying flowers or candy, the Loxahatchee brothers gave her a racing helmet.
Anatomy of a Top Fuel run
Can a dragster really accelerate to 100 mph in a second? How many G is it pulling off the line?
Updating the Tangerine-Flake Baby
Forty years after Tom Wolfe lauded the work of George Barris, the self-appointed "King of Kustomizers" is still going.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

American Drag Racing League
The website of the new outlaw Pro Mod association that's making big waves in the sport.
Pro Stock shocker: Frontrunner Dave Connolly's team suddenly disbanded
NHRA.com has learned that Pro Stock racer Dave Connolly, who led the POWERade points for three of the first five races, and his entire race team was dismissed Monday afternoon following the national event in Columbus, Ohio.
Cold weather slows funny cars, shrinks crowd
Cold weather reduced the crowd and the Funny Cars' speed at the second annual Auto Meter Spring Nationals on Sunday at Byron Dragway.
Pro Stock Robbed Over Weekend
Long-time Kawasaki tuner turned drag race (well, he was a drag racer long before he raced anything else, but I digress) team owner Rob Muzzy's motorcycle won the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class in Ohio last weekend. It was the first win for Muzzy in NHRA Pro competition, and this is his first season using the Buell as a base motorcycle.
Second Consecutive Final Round For Screamin' Eagle
After just the fourth NHRA POWERade Drag Racing series event of the season, the two-bike Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team holds the number one and three positions in the point standings.
Ozzie Winternationals Top Fuel Showdown Heats Up
Competition among the front-runners of the R.D Williams Group Top Fuel drag racing category will be intensified during the June 10-12 Willowbank Raceway Winternationals, following a drama charged end to last weekend's event in Sydney.
USA TODAY: Schumacher sets NHRA speed mark in Top Fuel win
Tony Schumacher posted a national record speed on his way to the Top Fuel victory Sunday at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway outside Columbus, Ohio.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series- FINAL results from Red River Raceway
Gene Snow and Jimmy Jones take Top Alcohol wins. Includes full eliminations results.
Rapid City, SD: Accident victim identified
A man who died Saturday after his dragster accelerated out of control has been identified as Thomas Park, 53, of Piedmont. We at Draglist.com extend our condolences.
Police report only minor incidents at car show
Police in State College and at Penn State were ready for incidents relating to a car show whose reputation preceded it, with staffing levels similar to those for home football games. It turns out that they didn't need it. During its two-day stop at the Bryce Jordan Center, the Modified Madness car show brought relatively few complaints. Like, duh. bp
Hefner gets timing back in first race
Drag boat racing is so foreign to Slug Hefner, he had to ask his competitors for help. But now they're worried.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Small budget Top Fuelers battle on
When Top Fuel qualifying had ended on Saturday at the 41st Pontiac Performance Nationals at National Trail Raceway outside Columbus, Ohio, many of the usual suspects could be found dominating the top half of the field. But as you looked further down the qualifying list, the field was partially populated by a handful of unheralded racers who either race part-time -- or even less frequently -- and compete with a fraction of the racing budgets of the sport's biggest teams.
Fassl Injured in Bandimere AA/FA Crash
On Saturday evening at Bandimere Speedway’s Checker Auto Parts Night of Fire & Thunder, Ron Fassl completed the fastest run in history for a nitro-burning Fuel Altered. At the conclusion of the run, the vehicle never deployed the parachutes, and failed to slow for the end of the track. Fassl went into the sand and was stopped in the series of catch nets and sand traps. As of Monday at 8:00 am, Ron is at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Critical, but Stable condition. Our best wishes go out to Ron and his family.
Wacker takes off!
Swiss Pro Modified racer Peter Wacker pulled one of the biggest wheelies in the history of European drag racing at Santa Pod Raceway yesterday, during testing for this weekend's FIA Main Event. Peter's Roofer's Toy Chevy went all-four-wheels-off, stood up on its parachute pack, and started to pirouette around its broken wheelie bar before thumping down to terra firma. Eurodragster.com Photo Editor Sharkman was trackside and caught a spectacular sequence which you can see in yesterday's Photo Gallery from Santa Pod.
Former area resident travels the land with jet-powered dragster, anti-drug message
Students got an end of the year surprise, paid for with a GREAT grant and funds from the Onalaska Police Reserves, was an up-close look at the world's fastest police car. This was no souped-up Crown Vic. The sixth-graders got a chance to see the Interceptor, a sleek black-and-white custom-made funny car whose body tilts up to reveal a 12,000-horsepower jet engine.
New Drag Racing Lists in Beta Testing
Database whiz Brian Clark has delivered the first version of the Drag Racing List conversion to an online resource and Bill and Danny are having fun testing it. It's AMAZING!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Cole Foster's Old School Dreams
If you can get through all the right-wing political crap, you'll find a nice piece on Pat Foster's kid and his custom shop.

Nostalgia Funny Cars Coming to ET Raceway on May 28
For the first time ever we will featue Nitro and Alcohol Funny cars. This will be the a great chance to see these fire breathing monsters in action.

The Cars of the Pro Modified Racers Association
Rob Potter captured the cars and stars of the Pro Modified Racers Association -- a series that features some the best Pro Mod cars of the Northeast U.S and Canada.

FIA/UEM European Championship 2005 - Round 1 - Preview
With a ten car Top Fuel field and twenty four Pro Mods, the FIA Main Event looks set to supply some of the best drag racing outside the USA!
2005 NHRA Columbus Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.
GM Racing Releases New Sport Compact Performance Build Book
The new handbook details the various parts and procedures used to prepare Ecotec race engines used by GM Racing in professional sport compact drag racing, as well as engine, transmission and chassis modifications designed for independent, sportsman-level drag racers and road racers.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Al Ahli claims Pro class title
Bader Al Ahli of the UAE raced to victory in the Pro class of the third-leg of the Bahrain Drag Racing Championships, organised by the Bahrain Drag Racing Club (BDRC), at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
Drag race site gets green light from police
Drivers of modified cars who might otherwise race illegally on the street have the green light today to compete against each other without risking other people's lives.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series - Friday Results from Red River Raceway
Red River Raceway opened its gates today for the first of three days of competition at the inaugural NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Championships presented by ABC Auto Parts. This weekend's event marks the first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event for the Gilliam, Louisiana facility.

'70s Funny Cars Round 31: Rear Engine Funny Cars
The '70s featured several rear engine funny cars all over the world. Only Jim Dunn won a national event or even ran in the sixes. Rear engine machines were a failed venture of engineering, but epitomized the pioneering spirit of drag racers in the 1970s.
2005 NHRA Atlanta Personal Best Performances
Steve Klemetti fills us in on all the new drivers, and personal best elapsed times and speeds from 2005 NHRA Atlanta.
2005 NHRA Columbus Friday Qualifying Results
Day one qualifying numbers from the 41st annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.

Friday, May 20, 2005

ANRA Classic Spring Nationals: Starting Line Action Photos
Starting line action photos from the ANRA Classic Spring Nationals, including Mike Cross' giant wheelstand and other competitors.

Bahrain Drag Championships
Drag cars cars clawed for traction, dueling it out in a smoke-fest quite obviously bringing the huge crowd to its feet and made for some very exciting viewing at the Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday 19th May.
Dust Devils Super Pro Series
The Dust Devils Auto Club, recognized by 'The Guiness Book Of World Records' as the oldest continually operated drag racing club, staged their final round of their 2005 Sunnit ET Bracket Racing Series, last Sunday, at the Inyokern Airport. This turned out to be a very special day because three of the club's four big car divisions had very tight championship points races.
Aryan blazes to new Middle East drag record
Bahrain's top drag racer Ali Aryan set another Middle East record in 24 hours during the third leg of the Bahrain National Championship last night. After setting a record of 6.85 seconds at a top speed of 333.85kmph in the quarter-mile on Wednesday, Aryan bettered it by more than a hundredths of a second clocking 6.711 seconds with a top speed of 343.38kmph.
Drivers choose their weapons carefully for duel on the water
When the 10-second countdown ends, a drag boat racer has an allotted time to cover the 1/4 mile course. How they get from start to finish is completely up to them.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

'Wally' is bigger than prize money
Ever wonder what motivates a drag racer? Sure, the need for speed is great. Sometimes the money's not bad, either. Other times, however, the motivation is much simpler. Take Saturday's event at Wichita International Raceway...

One of a Kind Rides: The AMX-1
In order to jump on the funny car bandwagon and save money, the Genuine Suspension team put an AMX body on the Fuel Altered chassis and kept racing. The "AMX-1" was the fastest of the first transfomers.

2005 ANRA Classic Spring Nationals: Action Photos of the Winners
Action Photos of the ten Class Winners at the 2005 ANRA Classic Spring Nationals at LA County International Raceway.

2005 ANRA Classic Spring Nationals: Winner's Circle Photos
Gary Brown photos of Class Winners having fun at the 2005 ANRA Classic Spring Nationals at LACR.
No one loves these 'Vettes
Digitalcorvettes.com has exclusive photos of the legendary lost Corvettes of Brooklyn. Who left these awesome cars here?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Drag Racing Fires For Up For Winternationals
Like never before, the annual pilgrimage of Australia's top drag racers to Queensland's Willowbank Raceway is set to intensify over coming weeks.
Front and Back - FWD goes 200 MPH, RWD goes 6.4!
Two more milestones were reached in sport compact drag racing after Marty Ladwig drove his Pro FWD Chevy Cobalt to 202 mph and Brad Personett wheeled his Titan Celica to 6.49 seconds.
Brut Racing Funny Car Driver Ron Capps Helps Promote NHRA Championship Drag Racing at E3 Expo
Winner of 14 professional NHRA events, Capps, an avid gamer when not behind the wheel of his Funny Car, was one of the drivers who helped develop NHRA Championship Drag Racing, which will put players in control of an incredible 8,000+ horsepower of pure speed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Go drag racing in the UK!
The UK's Blueprints for Travel and the US' Passport To Travel have arranged a package for US race fans to attend September's FIA European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England. The package includes flights and accommodation, and VIP admission to days two, three and four (Pro and Sportsman days) of the biggest race in the European Championship calendar as well as subsequent trips to the Williams F1 Grand Prix Collection and the Brooklands Motorsport and Aviation Museum before returning to the USA. Check out the link for full details.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Rain delayed WAR Thunder Nationals shortened due to deteriorating weather conditions
Falling temperatures and their effects on the track conditions forced the cancellation of the WAR Thunder Nationals.
Jet ambulance makes 'emergency run' at Martin
Pat Davidson drove approximately 1,000 miles to race his Under Pressure Jet Ambulance, and nothing was going to stop him from going the final quarter-mile.
Racing not a drag for Cherryville Boy Scouts
Beam Elementary fifth-grader Robert Stinson said he had watched drag racing on television, but seeing the cars run down the track live gave him a new appreciation for cars that can go from zero to 100 mph in 0.8 seconds.
Racng Q&A with Greg Zyla
Greg answers questions about the movie "The Crowd Roars" and about the NHRA nitromethane ban of the '50s and '60s.
2005 NHRA Atlanta Final Results
Final results and up to date POWERAde points standings after the Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals Sunday at Atlanta Dragway.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

It's a drag, man!
Allentown car show salutes Dopey Duncan, who gave gearheads a place to race.
2005 NHRA Atlanta Final Qualifying Results
Final qualitying positions and first round pairings from the 25th Anniversary Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Mike Rice named Division 7 Director
Mike Rice has been named the Division 7 Director effective immediately, NHRA officials announced today. Rice, who is currently the Division 6 Director, will relocate to NHRA's corporate headquarters in Southern California.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Friday from S.R.C.A. Dragstrip, Great Bend, Kansas
The NHRA West Central Division kicked off its
2005 season today with qualifying at S.R.C.A. Dragstrip in Great Bend,
Kan. with Clint Sallee leading the way in Comp Eliminator with a pass of
6.870 seconds in his '04 dragster.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series - Friday from Mission Raceway Park
In the first rounds of qualifying at the Lordco B.C. Nationals, Brandon Johnson set the pace Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car racer John Evanchuk took the No. 1 qualifying position.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Thursday, May 12, 2005

One of a Kind Rides: The Phony Pony
The "Phony Pony" Mustang was a well known funny car in California in the '60s. But it's better known for being unique than for its performance.
POWERade and NHRA Announce Extension of Series Sponsorship through 2011
With two years remaining on their initial agreement, The Coca-Cola Company and NHRA have agreed to a new, long-term deal that will extend POWERade’s NHRA title sponsorship into the next decade. Congrats to NHRA on a huge achievement.

WDIFL.com and Jack Harris Racing Announce Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster 250 MPH Club
WDIFL.com and Jack Harris Racing announce the official establishment of the Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster 250 MPH Club. There are currently 10 members filling the 16 available spots. As we all know, big MPH = horsepower and a driver willing to take it out the "back door." We honor those on this exclusive list that will eventually have the first 16 drivers to exceed 250 MPH at a sanctioned event.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Drag Racing on the Island of Malta
The Malta Drag Racing Association recently held a presentation ceremony for winning drivers after the last racing series at the Hal-Far Raceway.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Bethesda Softworks Announces IHRA Drag Racing -- Sportsman Edition
Bethesda Softworks® announced today it will publish IHRA Drag Racing – Sportsman Edition (IHRA Sportsman) for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC this fall.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS 2WD: Now SS Stands for Super Smoke
Big, smoky burnouts are pretty much the only reason to own a high-horsepower sport truck — and this new Chevy does them with vigor.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals Fact Sheet
All the info you need to enjoy the 25th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac, whether in Atlanta or at home.

1st Northwest Nostalgia Nationals Extended to Three Days
The 1st Goodguys Northwest Nostalgia Nationals has been extended to three days. The event will be run at Pacific Raceways (formerly SIR) September 2, 3 & 4 and will feature all Goodguys/VRA West Coast Championship Series racing classes.
Mother of all drag racers
The Queen of Speed is making a comeback. Rachelle Splatt, who hit the headlines in the 1990s when she won the Australian national drag racing title on debut, will be back at the drags at Eastern Creek next weekend.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Beebe & Mulligan by Hot Rods West
After months of collecting info and refining text, Dave West announces the definitive Beebe & Mulligan Website.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

World Alcohol Racers
The World Alcohol Racers is proud to announce that it will be crowning a World Champion in Alcohol Dragster, Alcohol Funny Car and Pro Modified in 2005. How did we miss these guys?
From Sorrow to 60 in 5.8 Seconds
Screeching tires are about the last thing you want to hear these days in Iraq. But for the 200 or so young men who gathered Friday to watch drag races in the park next to Baghdad University, the squeal and smell of burning rubber were symbols of their country's new freedom -- and a relief from the day-to-day violence.
Trophy Girls and Beauty Queens
35 photos and captions. Yummy!

Mohring Racing
I really like this clean, well-presented sportsman racer website. bp
A Pro Mod photo gallery by Ron Lewis, narrated by Bobby Bennett.
Track Conditions Make Darlington Perilous
Between the shorter rear spoilers required at most tracks this year, the tire-eating racing surface and the narrowing of this 1.366-mile oval with the addition last year of energy-absorbing barriers, NASCAR's original paved superspeedway is harder than ever to drive.
Post Race Notes: Fifth annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
All the good behind the scenes info from the fifth annual O’Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn., April 29-May 1, 2005.
When desire meets opportunity, the NHRA video game only gets better
The countdown is on to NHRA's long awaited first console video game. The development team talks about some of the magical things that have happened to them and some of the wonderful people they've met along the way that have helped them round the game into something that NHRA Drag Racing fans will truly love.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Goodyear Equipped Cars Dominating NHRA's Victory List
There are two constants in the world of drag racing: One is the daily evolution of technology and the other is that more winners choose Goodyear tires than any other brand.
Racing for bragging rights in the Antilles
With only 130,000 living on the small Caribbean island about 70 kilometres north of Venezuela, the estimated 20,000 who take in the Queen's Day weekend drag racing represent more then 15 per cent of the entire population. This year's competition was the 25th Jubilee Queen Beatrix Drag Classic, although racing at the track dates back to 1971.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Fuel Altered Friday Rescheduled for July 15
After a disappointing rainout, promoter and fuel racer John Keigley was able to reschedule FUEL ALTERED FRIDAY for July 15th at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

2005 NHRA Bristol & IHRA Rockingham Personal Bests
Steve Klemetti outlines the new elapsed time and speed improvements that took place at the 2005 NHRA Bristol & IHRA Rockingham races, plus adds the new drivers that came out.
Pat Foster Remembers Leland Kolb
Top fuel racer and builder Pat Foster fondly remembers his eventful first attempt at building and racing a rear engine dragster with racer Leland Kolb, who died this past week.
Fuller in rush to succeed
Rod Fuller would have laughed had anyone three months ago told him he would advance to the finals of an NHRA pro tour event in his rookie season with a new Top Fuel dragster team.

California Dreamin'
Remembering Orange County International Raceway -- a great site, worth another look.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Rain is kind of a drag, wipes out event at Martin
Jessie Harris is awfully fast, but she wasn't able to outrun the rain. Harris, the 22-year old driver of the Bic Lighter Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster, made two 300 mph passes during Saturday's Toyo Tires NMRA Ford Nationals, and she was hoping for more of the same Sunday. However, Harris' 6,000 horsepower missile never made it out of the pits.
Meyer, Jones among winners at Texas Motorplex's NHRA Lucas Oil event
NHRA South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors put another event in the books today at Texas Motorplex. Randy Meyer set the pace in Top Alcohol Dragster, taking his first win of the season while Jimmy Jones scored his first win of the year from the No. 7 qualifying position in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Monday, May 02, 2005

70s Funny Cars - Photos and info on over 300 funny cars!
The popular 70s Funny Cars website has been updated with photos and info on 30 more floppers from the class's greatest era.

NHRA Inks Multi-Year Deal with Sony's Xplod Brand of Mobile Electronics to Become Sponsor of Series and Stylefest
National Hot Rod Association officials announced today that San Diego-based Sony Electronics and its Xplod brand of mobile electronics products will serve as the title sponsor of its sport compact drag racing series.
NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series
What the kids are doing these days...
"Professor" still holding drag classes at age 61
Class is still in session in the NHRA Pro Stock ranks. Warren 'The Professor' Johnson collected his 94th career national event win and moved into the points lead Sunday at Bristol Dragway.
Drag races a speedy success
Adrenaline junkies got their kicks on First Avenue, Greyville this weekend. Organisers of the venue's third legal drag race, said more than 13 000 people were attracted to the two day event.
Splatt back in drag
Petite Rachelle Splatt, Australia's fastest mum, is making a return to drag racing in a top-fuel machine at the Nitro Championships at the Western Sydney International Dragway on May 13-15.
The fast and the furious females
Michelle de Albuquerque really lives life in the fast lane. She is one of the few female drag racers in the country - and her dream is to become the fastest female drag racer in South Africa.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

2005 NHRA Bristol Final Results
Final pro results and PowerAde points standings after the upset-laden O’Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q-Racing at Bristol Dragway.
A look into Don Schumacher's day
Don Schumacher knew exactly what he was getting into when he decided to add three more drag racing teams to his stable this season.
Kodak Racing Crew Member Meets John Force
Checking into a different hotel room weekly can be a task, but for Jeremy Adams, a rear-end mechanic for the No. 77 Kodak Racing team, it became an adventure Thursday night when he came face-to-face with legendary National Hot Rod Association drag racer John Force in a Lincoln, Ala., area hotel lobby.

One of a Kind Rides: Don Hampton's "American Bandstand" Corvette
Though weight hindered its performance, Don Hampton's "American Bandstand" Corvette is still one of the most remembered funny cars of all time.

Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian and Mark Hovsepian present photo highlights from the recently completed Goodguys 17th Nitro Nationals held at Infineon Raceway.

Goodguys 17th Nitro Nationals: Starting Line Wheelstanding Action
Gary Brown continues his Goodguys 17th Nitro Nationals coverage with some shots of great starting line wheelstanding action.

2005 NHRA Bristol Saturday Photos
Greg Gage captured ten great shots from cloudy Bristol, Tennessee, as the NHRA stars took to the mountain.