Sunday, July 31, 2005

2005 NHRA Sonoma Final Results
Final results and up to date 2005 NHRA POWERAde world championship points standings after the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
2005 IHRA Toronto Final Results
Final results and up to date 2005 IHRA Hooters world championship points standings after the Fourth annual ACDelco Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park.
Veidec Festival live coverage
The third round of the FIA and FIM/UEM European Championships is taking place at Sweden's legendary Mantorp Park this weekend and you can keep track of qualifying and eliminations, check out the daily photo galleries, and watch the race by webcam on the Svensk Dragracing web site.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League champions crowned in Colorado
Eight individual champions along with Team Champions Inyokern Dragstrip where crowned today at the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals.
Women take center stage at Infineon's drag races today
The sudden emergence and popularity of Danica Patrick competing in the Indy Car Series this year could be a big boost for all women competing in motor sports today. Not since the 1970s and 80s when Shirley Muldowney was tearing up the tracks in a NHRA Top Fuel Dragster has a woman captured major headlines in motor sports.
2005 NHRA Sonoma Final Qualifying Results
Final qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2005 NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
2005 IHRA Toronto Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2005 IHRA ACDelco Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park.
Schumacher Sets Track Record in Top Fuel
Tony Schumacher set a track record of 4.529 seconds Friday night at the NHRA-FRAM Autolite Nationals. It's gratifying to see drag racing get coverage in a major daily newspaper.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Outlaw Pro Mods Shine at Redline Raceway
The Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Association returned to Harry Hronas' Redline Raceway on July 23. Twelve teams vied for the eight-car field in the oppressive Texas heat. Clyde Scott garnered another victory over fellow finalist Gaylen Smith.

70s Funny Cars Round 35: More Southern California Regulars
Round 35 brings more cars from the SoCal funny car wars. We have cars from the turn of the decade, like the "Nutcracker," to the 1979 season and Sherm Gunn. We also added a forgotten funny or two. Enjoy.
Avid racer killed in crash
John Lupco was a racer. He would spend hours working on his '99 Cressman dragster and invested thousands of dollars to increase its speed. On Saturday, the 42-year-old Hillsborough resident died doing what he loved best, driving his dragster at Atco Raceway. RIP, John.
Stockholm echoes to Top Methanol Challenge
The Kungsträdgården in the middle of Stockholm echoed to the sound of Top Methanol Funny Car engines on Saturday as six of Europe's finest TMFC teams competed in the second annual Kamasa Tools Mechanic Challenge. The teams went head-to-head to disassemble their engines, remove a piston, put everything back together again and fire up the engine in a series of elimination rounds. attended the Kamasa Tools Mechanic Challenge and you can see our report and pictures by following the link.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Power Trios
Badco emerges relatively unscathed from moving cross country to Texas and brings us up to speed on legendary power trios -- hard rocking bands and hard running dragsters -- who proved that 'three' often could get the job done just as well as four.

Red River Flashback: Super Street
In the late 1990s, Hot Rod Magazine/NSCA racing Super Street was a booming class. The best elasped times were in the high sevens and chassis did not require 25.1 certification. This kept car counts high until rising costs drove most racers away.
Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Assocation Returns to Caddo Mills
The Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Association makes a stop in Caddo Mills this Saturday night at Harry Hronas' Redline Raceway.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Jennifer Greenberg Takes Heat Race Victory at Sandia Motor Speedway
In only her 2nd night of competition in the Sandia Motor Speedway Mini Sprint class, 16 year old Jennifer Greenberg scored a convincing victory in the heat race. Jennifer is the daughter of Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Lyle Greenberg. Congrats, Jennifer!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Goyda and Kennedy to Host Indy Memorabilia Show
Mike Goyda and Brian Kennedy are teaming up to bring their annual drag racing memorabilia show to the Clarion Hotel in Indy on September 4, 2005.

2005 Gasser Reunion at Thompson, Ohio
Paul Hutchins sent us some of his photos from the Gasser Reunion at Thompson, Ohio.

2005 Budweiser Fuel Altered Friday
Gary Brown was on hand to capture the excitement of AA/Fuel Altereds at Famoso Raceway's 2005 Fuel Altered Friday event.
South Africa: Drag racers gear up to battle Gauteng
Durban's drag racing organisers have spiced up their popular event by declaring the next meeting a KwaZulu-Natal vs Gauteng duel. They expect between 12,000 and 14,000 drag racing fans at the event.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Louisiana Pro Street Flashback
The best of the street cars used to come to Red River Raceway. These photos were from Hot Rod in 1999 at Gilliam. Featured are the best of Pro Sreet and Pro Sreet Outlaw.
2005 NHRA Bandimere Final Results
Final results and up to date 2005 NHRA POWERAde points standings after the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
2005 IHRA Milan Final Results
Final results and up to date Hooters 2005 IHRA points standings after the Dukes of Hazzard Motor City Nationals at Milan Dragway.
Gary Omlin and Dean Alexander Form New TF Team
The news out of Washington state is that Gary Omlin and Dean Alexander have joined forces to do battle at Spokane Raceway Park's 43rd annual AHRA World Finals.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

2005 NHRA Bandimere Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2005 Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver.
2005 IHRA Milan Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard Motor City Nationals.
Pro Stock's In Trouble: Who's At Fault, And What Can Be Done About It
Over the last three seasons the potential coming demise of Pro Stock as one of NHRA's core professional categories has been there for all to see, yet no one is saying or doing anything about it.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Points Chase Tight as Goodguys/VRA hits Pomona for 8th Pomona Nitro Nationals
The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Association roars into Pomona Raceway August 5, 6 & 7 for the 8th running of the Nitro Nationals - a three day weekend of 250mph nostalgic drag racing at the historic raceway.
2005 IHRA Milan Friday Qualifying Results
Day one qualifying results from the 2005 IHRA Dukes of Hazzard Motor City Nationals at Milan Dragway.
2005 NHRA Bandimere Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 2005 Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Track Records Fall at Mile High Qualifying
Track records fell in all four events on the first day of qualifying at the Mile High Nationals on Friday night. OK, so we all can get this info elsewhere... but it's cool to see it in the Washington Post!

Friday, July 15, 2005
After a shakeup at, some of the moderators set out to create their own Pro Mod website and message board. Here it is.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Beard reunion a brush with the past for Fuller
For Las Vegas resident and NHRA Top Fuel pilot Rod Fuller, his racing life came full circle this week with the announcement that team owner David Powers had hired noted tuner Lee Beard to serve as crew chief on Fuller's Top Fuel dragster.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Outlaw Top Sportsmen: 'Slammer Fun on a 4.70 Index
The Outlaw Top Sportsmen have been racing for the last couple of years in Texas. They run off a 4.70 index with no throttle stops! See them if you can -- they put on a great show!

Texas Pro Mods: Best of the Rest
Danny and Gena White serve up the last of their Texas Pro Mods series with a collection of cars and people not covered yet.
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Thomas will sub for ailing Koretsky during Western Swing
A nagging pain in his right shoulder and upper back has forced Kenny Koretsky out of the Nitro Fish Wear Dodge Stratus driver's seat for the next three races. Koretsky named veteran Pro Stock driver Mike Thomas to replace him during NHRA's annual Western Swing.
Southeastern Dragway's 50th Anniversary Go a Big Washout
What was scheduled as one of the largest gatherings of classic Funny Cars in the Southeast was washed out over the July 9-10 weekend as racers and about 3,000 spectators felt the effects of Hurricane Dennis. It would have been a good show, with nearly a dozen antique, refurbished and rebuilt '70s-era Funny Cars showing up to do battle. The Southeastern Dragway pits were awash even before the final time runs for Super Pro brackets were completed. The race has been rescheduled for August 6.
Officials Say Operator Error Likely Behind Drag Boat Crash
A fatal weekend crash on the Oklahoma River was likely caused by operator error, boat racing experts said Monday.
The Fastest Saloon In The World
With 640 horsepower from its twin-turbo V-12 engine, the Brabus Mercedes-Benz E-Class can hit 217 miles an hour.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Fly Me to the Moon? No, but the Next Best Thing
Are you ready for on-demand personal jet or plane service that will meet you at the nearest airport and take you exactly where you want to go?

Monday, July 11, 2005

One of our best exports...
The UK's Andy Bissett, former Crew Chief for FIA European Top Methanol Dragster Champions American Car Imports Racing, moved to the USA to wed his fiancée and to find a job with a US team. Andy has just hit the big time with a job offer from Jerry Darien to become a clutch technician for the Top Alcohol Dragster driven by Ashley Force, and he took some time out from reading his contract to tell all about it.
TONS of York US 30 Reunion Photos!
Well, OK, there are just over 200 of them... but they capture the cars and stars of the event nicely.
The Vintage Racer
TVR is an online magazine dedicated to all the legendary tracks, drivers and racing machines of yesteryear. From the dirt and asphalt oval tracks, road courses, drag strips and every other kind of track that our heroes pushed the limits of speed, come the magnificent vintage racers that we dedicate this website to.

Linda Vaughn at Beaver Springs 2005
Bob Wenzelberger followed the caravan from the York US 30 Reunion to Beaver Springs Dragway and captured this awesome shot of the ever lovely Linda Vaughn with a trademark Oldsmobile.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

2005 York US 30 Reunion Photos
Jason, Bill, and Emily Pratt attended the 2005 York Musclecar Madness show. It was great to see so many old friends. We grabbed Denise's digital as we walked out the door, but didn't realize there were a ton of shots on the memory stick already. We killed a few that we knew we didn't need, but there were some shots on there that couldn't be sacrificed... so we are left with about 10 to 15 shots and the hope that the REAL photogs who were there send us some cool stuff...

2005 National Hot Rod Reunion Photos
Paul Hutchins sent in 25 great shots from 3rd NHRR at Bowling Green.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Blown Alcohol Motor Spark Plug Reading 101
Another great tech article from Mike Canter, author of "Spark Plug Reading 101 for Gasoline Motors."

Friday, July 08, 2005

Budweiser Fuel Altered Friday Flyer
Very cool online poster of the big AA/Fuel Altered match coming to Bakersfield on July 15.
York US 30 Musclecar Madness THIS weekend!
Over 600 of the country's finest musclecars, street rods, and custom trucks will converge on the York Fairgrounds, York Expo Center on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th at the Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in during the Fourth Annual York US 30 Musclecar Madness show presented by Cloister Car Wash and Lube. See you there on Saturday! bp
Chicks N Slicks - The Capps Conspiracy
Pammy Utterback's old man got temporarily popped out of the seat of Jeff Gaynor's nostalgia FC by THE MAN... here she tells all...
Arkansas teens advance to drag racing finals
Ridge teens Vicki Ragland, 14, and Jordan Wagner, 13, will compete in the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Junior Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals.
Hot Wheels Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Legendary Drag Duo Snake and Mongoose
Mattel and its Hot Wheels brand today announced plans to produce a line of products targeted to collectors of all ages to celebrate its 35-year relationship with iconic drag racing legends Don 'the Snake' Prudhomme and Tom 'the Mongoose' McEwen. A variety of die-cast models of the classic Hot Wheels race cars will be available this summer.
Phillipines: All Power Drag Racing returns
Because of the huge turnout of participants from as far as Baguio and Bicol, action in the Eneos Lubricants All Power Drag Racing Championship Series returns Saturday for the second leg at the post Omni Aviation Drag Strip inside Clarkfield, Pampanga.
Perris Celebrates Drag Strip
There was a time in recent history when a drag racer living in Southern California had little, if any, options on where to fuel the need for speed. Beginning tonight, Perris Auto Speedway will join in the mix. A new eighth-mile track has been added in an effort to combat illegal street racing.
3rd NHRR Bigger - Better - Here to Stayl
Don Ewald offers up coverage of the National Hot Rod Reunion and as usual, it's packed with photos.
The Birth of Nitro Funny Cars
There have been numerous stories written about the birth of Nitro Funny cars over the years. Most of what you have read about the early days is probably wrong unless it was first written during the 64/66 time period and even that is suspect.
Geiger Counter: July 8, 2005
Numbers, notes, and news you need with Senior Editor Rob Geiger.
Larry Dixon's Western Swing Blog
Veteran crewmember John Collins, car chief on the Larry Dixon-driven Don Prudhomme Racing Top Fuel dragster, will provide fans with regular updates from the road as the Miller Lite team traverses the road and track on the NHRA western swing.
Where Are They Now? Shirley Muldowney
Even in retirement the former drag racing champion can't keep herself out of the garage.
Tornado tears apart Atlanta Motor Speedway
The Atlanta Motor Speedway looks as if it was in a high-speed crash after it was roughed up by a half-mile-wide tornado spawned Wednesday night by the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy.
Walking Off the Fat, Across the Land
At 400 Pounds, a Californian Set Off for New York. In Arizona, He's at 350. Good luck, Steve.
Nicole Lyons, changing the pace of Pro Stock Racing
Everything I know about racing I learned in one afternoon with Nicole Lyons, and I was surprised at how much that ended up to be. The technical areas aside, I think the most important aspect a driver must have is what I came away with understanding. You must have passion for your dreams so strong that nothing will come between you and what you were meant to do in this life.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Auxier gets first IHRA victory
With one victory already in the bag, Burton Auxier of Dixie in Nicholas County, West Virginia, is riding high in the International Hot Rod Association's Pro Modified series.
Woodburn Dragstrip: Pro Stock Invitational canceled
Citing drivers' prior commitments and weather during the past few years, Woodburn Dragstrip has canceled the Pro Stock Invitational. One more independent pro drag racing event passes into the dustbin of history.
Capps To Pilot Nostalgia Funny Car At Pomona Goodguys Event
"I know Del Worsham is building a Mustang nostalgia Funny Car and that Virgil Hartman has one," Capps said. "I really want to see this class take off and if I can somehow help that happen, that would be great."
Arslanian claims victory in import-domestic battle in E-Town
Pro RWD superstar Ara Arslanian got the better of Pro Stock veteran Bob Benza in the first import versus domestic shootout between the two factions' top-class doorslammers, held Sunday at the BFGoodrich Tires Summer Sport Compact Slam event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Schumacher signs Troxel to pilot Torco Gear Top Fueler
Multi-team owner Don Schumacher has named Melanie Troxel to drive the Torco Gear Top Fuel Dragster for Don Schumacher Racing, beginning with the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., July 15-17.
If you can't afford it, don't play
Drag racing used to be lower on the list of my favourite motorsports but it keeps getting higher all the time. Why? Yeah, the cars are awesome, but it's the people.
Team concept appeals to Schumacher
Don Schumacher believes the keys to success in National Hot Rod Association drag racing lie in a multiple-car operation. Ya think?
A Need for Speed
When he was 18 years old, Vic Webster traveled to a drag strip with his father, his Camaro and a naive mind to what the world of drag racing could offer. Inexperienced as he was, he won that first race like he was a seasoned veteran.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

His meals keep a whole drag-racing team tuned up
Dale Johnson is the new and very first Prudhomme Snake Racing team chef.
Blue Devil Lives!
G.M. vice chairman Bob Lutz won't confirm plans for a six-figure super Corvette -- but he won't deny them either.
A peek inside the real Batmobile
If the crouching, jagged Batmobile from the movie 'Batman Begins' looks to you like the offspring of a Lamborghini Countach and a Hummer, congratulations. You hit the nail on the head.
My Ferrari's too slow
A businessman who bought a brand new Ferrari is demanding his money back because it only goes 175mph.
Two 1,000-Horsepower Motors, but No Cloud of Dust
In my younger and more volatile years, my father gave me a piece of advice that I've been turning over in my mind at 6,000 revolutions a minute ever since. 'If it floats or flies,' he said in his reserved but unusually communicative way, 'lease it.' So on the fortnight before Father's Day, I endeavored to do dearly departed Dad one better by having myself invited for a free ride on a Cigarette.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Wellwood in the money at drag racing competition
Knocking out the competition at the 3rd Annual King Of The Hill drag race event in North Bay, Ed Wellwood made his trek to the quarter finals on Sunday.

Texas Outlaw Pro Modfieds: The Current Crop
Gaylen Smith took over the promoting end of the Texas Outlaw Pro Mods and put on a race at Caddo Mills in October 2004. Gena White grabbed these photos.

Sick Reading
While recovering from a rather violent illness, Flyin' Phil takes a gander at some exciting reading.
Just a short little piece on why televised racing makes more sense than about 90% of the rest of the crap that is on today.

FIA/UEM Championships Round 2

The second round of the 2005 FIA/UEM Championships were held on the 1st to 3rd July, 2005, at Alastaro in Finland.

Top Fuel
Top Fuel had eight entries and after four qualifying sessions, Andy Carter (UK) was number one with a 5.070 @ 290mph. Championship leader Lex Joon (
Netherlands) was at number two with a 5.153 @ 250mph.

Picking up the action in the semi finals Andy Carter left first with a 0.069 reaction and with Sweden’s Tommy Moller slowing to a 6.030 @ 159mph, Andy took the win with a 5.394 @ 282mph. The other semi final saw Norway’s Thomas Nataas take a close win over Lex Joon with a 5.119 @ 255mph to a 5.262 @ 254mph. Joon crossed the line with the engine on fire.

Andy Carter took the event win with a 5.418 @ 251mph as Thomas Nataas slowed with problems to a 8.063 @ 97mph.

Top Alcohol Funny Car
Switzerland’s Ers Erbacher beat Denmark’s Dan Larsen in a very close race, 5.849 @ 244mph to 5.886 @ 241mph.

Top Methanol Dragster
Dave Wilson from
England ran a 5.478 @ 260mph to take the win over Germany’s Peter Schofer, who ran 5.688 @ 248mph.

Pro Stock
Sweden’s Jimmy Alund soloed to take the win with a 8.196 @ 123mph as both opponents left before the tree came down in their semi final race, leaving neither to advance.

Pro Modified
A sixteen-car elimination was won by Patrick Wikstrom in his blown Camaro with a 6.426 @ 218mph over Roger Johansson’s nitrous Mustang at 6.496 @ 214mph.

UEM Bike Championship
Top Fuel Bike – Ian King 6.851 @ 188mph beat Olli Koskinen 10.617 @ 146mph.

Supertwin Top Fuel – Ronny Aasen 6.750 @ 205mph beat Hans Olav Olstad 7.299 @ 196mph.

Pro Stock Bike – Roger Peterson 7.448 @ 171mph beat Anders Abrahamsson 7.524 @ 170mph.

Round 3 of the championship is in Sweden at the end of July with Round 4 in Norway the following week.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Benkovich, Newberry straight line winners at Lebanon Valley
In the final eliminations from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented Diamond RV Centers being held this weekend at Lebanon Valley Dragway, Top Alcohol Dragster driver Karen Benkovich and Funny Car driver Bob Newberry scored in their respective classes.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Sunday from Mid-Michigan Motorplex
Marty Thacker raced to the Top Alcohol Dragster crown and Jeff Burnett won in Top Alcohol Funny Car.
Jack Mendenhall passes on July 4th
Jack and his family and friends created the Museum of Gasoline Pumps in Buellton, California. The Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club uses this Museum to hold their annual Gas-Up Party and Dry Lakes Hall of Fame Bar-B-Que and Awards ceremony. Jack organized the Security Team at Black Rock Desert in 1997, for the British and American attempts at the Land Speed Record. He was involved in Jalopy and Drag racing, and is a member of the SCTA/BNI 200 MPH Club, and a member of the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame. RIP, Jack.
Lilienthal Captures Luskville PMRA Event
Driving his bright yellow and popular Jeep-bodied Pro Modified, Joe Lilienthal of Kenmore, NY, powered to a victory yesterday at Luskville Dragway over a field of stellar Pro Modified Racers Association (PMRA) Pro Mod entries.
Slowest time wins at Infineon drag races
Aaron Olivarez turned in the slowest time of the day in the finals of the NHRA Pacific Division Summer Nationals on Sunday - but somehow, he walked away with the biggest prize of the afternoon.
The NHRA Pacific Division put the fourth of seven races on its NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule in the books. The Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions were both in the winner's circle for the first time this season on the divisional level. Aaron Olivarez took the win in Dragster and Mark Woznichak won in Funny Car.
East Coast Nostalgia Super Stock Association race at Atco
Photo coverage of the ECNSSA event at Atco, NJ, on June 26, 2005.
Millican, Jenkins Win Rocket City Nationals
And the big winnah of the $101,000 Rocket City Nationals Top Fuel purse is … Clay Millican. Shannon Jenkins killed them with consistency in Pro Mod, and Jimmy Blackmon took the Outlaw 10.5 title.

Northeast "Outlaw" Pro Mods
A safe, professional, and competitive environment for Pro Mod drag racing that works closely with local tracks and organizations to deliver high quality and consistent performances to increase recognition of the Pro Modified class.
Car Shows and Cruises Online Calendar
Dates and locations of Shows & Cruises in New Jersey, Greater New York Area, Delaware & Southeastern Pennsylvania.
East Coast Stock/Super Stock Association
An organized forum for area stock and super stock class racers to get some extra seat time during those weekends when there are no NHRA points meets or national events close by, without reverting to racing in a typical bracket race program.
For Gibson, fumes fuel passion
For Tim Gibson, a drag racer and engineer, it all started with an old Ford.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Saturday from Mid-Michigan Motorplex
Bill Reichert jumped to the top of the Top Alcohol Dragster field with a lap of 5.417 seconds at 263.15 mph for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Fellow North Central Division defending champion Mick Snyder leads the
Top Alcohol Funny Car class with a 5.844 second pass at 238.91 mph.
Rocket City Nationals -- Day One
Day one qualifying results from the $100,000+ Rocket City Nationals at Huntsville, Alabama.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Photo Review: The Third Annual National Hot Rod Reunioni
Move over, Kentucky Derby. There's another racing event that is becoming just as much a tradition, attracting thousands of racegoers to the Bluegrass State each Spring. A lot more 'horses' are involved too, only these thoroughbreds chow down gas, alky and nitro rather than oats.
East Texas Drag Racer Receiving National Attention
Steve Torrence of Kilgore has never wanted to be anything but a race car driver. He now has won three races in a row, was featured on the cover of National Dragster magazine, has emerged as almost a lock for rookie of the year, and is even in the hunt for the world championship.
In the first rounds of qualifying at the Team Superstores NHRA Summer Nationals, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Las Vegas' Duane Shields drove his Top Alcohol Dragster to the No. 1 qualifying spot while in Top Alcohol Funny Car, the defending division champion Doug Gordon of Paso Robles, Calif., took the top spot.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Gallant, Ray qualifying leaders at Lebanon Valley Dragway
In the final rounds of qualifying at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Diamond RV Centers being held this weekend at Lebanon Valley Dragway, Boxwood, Mass., racer Arthur Gallant and David Ray of Plaistow, N.H., are the No. 1 qualifiers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Saturday from Mid-Michigan Motorplex
Bill Reichert jumped to the top of the Top Alcohol Dragster filed with a lap of 5.417 seconds at 263.15 mph for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Fellow North Central Division defending champion Mick Snyder leads the
Top Alcohol Funny Car class with a 5.844 second pass at 238.91 mph."

Drag Racing List - Gulitti's Gang: The Texas Quick 8 Assocation
After the Texas Outlaw Pro Stocks disbanded, George Gulitti began promoting the Texas Quick 8 Association. Here are photos from the circuit that brought Pro Mod style action to the South Central states.
Carl Spiering Motorsports leads PMRA qualifying at Luskville Dragway
Carl Spiering set the pace in round one qualifying at Luskville Dragway in the Pro Modified Racing Association’s second event for 2005.

Friday, July 01, 2005

NHRA Div. 7 drags start at Infineon
The National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) Division 7 Summernational Drag races, presented by Team Superstores, starts today and continues tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, July 2 and 3, at Infineon Raceway's fast quarter-mile drag strip.
NHRA coming back to VMP?
While covering the International Hot Rod Association ACDelco Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in late May, talk surfaced in the garage area among the sport's insiders that the National Hot Rod Association could be on its way back to the quarter-mile drag strip in Dinwiddie.
Division 7 drag racing speeds to Infineon this week
The Team Superstores Top Alcohol Funny Car team will be on friendly ground this week. The team is back at the Infineon Raceway for the 2005 Team Superstores NHRA Division 7 Summernationals that start Friday and run through Sunday.
Capps going back to 1970
It was the Funny Cars of his youth that steered Carlsbad's Ron Capps toward a career in drag racing. Which is why Capps has accepted an offer to drive a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car in the eighth annual Goodguys Nitro Nationals Aug. 5-7 at Pomona Raceway.
Geiger Counter: July 2005
The best column in quite some time, Rob Geiger offers the "Numbers, notes, and news you need."