Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Dragster.com.au
Australia's most comprehensive drag racing news and information.
West Coast Top Sportsman Association
The West Coast Top Sportsman Association is a professional organization dedicated to promoting safe, fast, quality drag racing to fans, track operators and media alike, in a consistent format.
Drag racing legend Joe Amato: The straight scoop
Joe Amato read your article and wants to say thanks for the press. However, you're wrong about him never driving a fuel Funny Car in pro competition.
What I Did Last Weekend: Tulsa 2006
Rapid Randy Baker describes how the Nitro Madness team fared at the Outlaw Fuel Altereds event in Tulsa, Okahoma over Memorial Day weekend.
The only Top Fuel action from Goodguys Seattle
On Thursday prior to the Goodguys 2nd Northwest Nostalgia Drags, SilverThin C.O.O., Kent Ross invited over one hundred associates, guests and employees to a sit-down BBQ and an up close and personal look at the 3000 horsepower, 250 mph Top Fuel Dragster his company sponsors.
Tiu leads Team ERE to 3 Phillipines drag racing titles
Team ERE made a big impact as lead driver Jonathan Tiu led an impressive haul of three of the four titles at stake in the second leg of the 2006 Red Horse-PCSO National Drag Racing Championship at the BRC Drag Strip here recently.

Monday, May 29, 2006

2006 NHRA Topeka Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date POWERAde points standings after the 2006 NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals in Topeka.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

TV cameras follow as Force’s daughters try drag racing
Looking for John Force, his wife or any of his four daughters this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka? Just follow the trail of cameras, wires, microphones and teams of producers and technicians.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

2006 NHRA Topeka Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX.
2006 NHRA Topeka Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX.
Ethanol fuels drag racing team
The NHRA Summer Nationals are underway, with lots of teams burning rubber and gas on the track. But, there's one team that won't be burning gas. Its fuel is almost edible.
Disney Revs Up for 'Cars' Premiere
The checkered flag met the red carpet. The roar of car engines moved from the black asphalt to the silver screen. And Lowe's Motor Speedway was the unlikely host Friday for the world premiere of 'Cars,' whose producers hope the animated movie will become a summer blockbuster.
Longest Race Could Grow Longer
NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 boasts the distinction of being stock-car racing's longest event, a 600-mile test of engines' durability and drivers' stamina. Last year's running pushed the limits of both. Will changes employed this year make a difference?
Patrick's Wheel of Fortune
As an Indianapolis 500 rookie last year, Danica Patrick was a promotional dream: accessible, witty and, not least, attractive. As a driver, helped by superior Honda motors, she was faster than most of the field in practice sessions, led 19 laps and finished fourth, the best showing by a woman in the race's history. Patrick's second trip through the month of May has taken a slightly different line.

Friday, May 26, 2006

This guy can drive
I know this dangerous behavior, but see if you can watch this and keep a straight face.
Race Car Loses Tire
During an F1 race a car loses its tire causing it to crash into a wall. The tire bounces out of the track and crushes a parked car.

ANRA Spring Nationals Photos
Gary Brown is back with ten photos of the winners receiving their awards, and photos of the winners in action at the ANRA Spring Nationals at LACR, Palmdale, California, May 20, 2006.

Road Warrior!
Several cars have been named the Road Warrior in drag racing, but the Cellone Bros.’ version of the mid 1980s has to be the quickest.
Women a force in drag racing
The face of drag racing is changing. When the helmet comes off at the far end of the strip for the victory interview, these days it's often a woman's grinning face that's revealed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Gadson injured at Sonoma
Kawasaki drag racer Rickey Gadson suffered two broken bones in his right hand, a sprained right wrist and a mild concussion when he was highsided from a ZX-6 yesterday morning at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.

Rare Bird!
Here is a rare shot of one of the best looking TA/FC's of the mid-eighties. Rick Wayne's Trans Am was built with best of everything.
Cackling Pipes Photography
I really miss the Cackling Pipes Ozzie drag racing site, but here is a page with all their great photos.
NHRA Newsmakers
This week's inside dope from the world of the National Hot Rod Association.
Woodburn 33rd Season Opener a Success
Racers and fans were treated to a fantastic weekend of racing action as Alcohol Funny Cars, Blown Alcohol Dragsters, and A/Fuel Dragsters plus Jet Funny Cars put on an excellent show at the Baxter Auto Parts / Bi-Mart / 99.5 The Wolf 33rd Annual Season Opener at Woodburn Dragstrip.
The Year in Outlaw Pro Mods (so far)
2006 has been a banner year for Outlaw eighth-mile Pro Mod racing in the United States. Three-second runs are now commonplace when it was just a few years back that Joey Moore ran the first three.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Frank Hawley Drag Racing School
This thrill of a ride is the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School where fans can satisfy their own need for speed from behind the wheel.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Updated website for the Nostalgia Pro Comp Association
The Nostalgia Pro Comp Association (NPCA) is a Midwest and East Coast drag racing association that runs front engine dragsters, '79 and older bodied funny cars and altereds in a 'Pro Comp' style format, as well as pre 1973 Supercharged Gassers.

Texas Outlaw Pro Mods at Caddo Mills
The Texas Outlaw Pro Modfied Association came to Redline Raceway at the end of April. Danny and Gena White share photos from that race.
2006 NHRA Columbus Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date POWERAde world championship points standings after the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing.
The Ak Miller Auction
Alex and Imogene Miller of East Orange, VT. They eked out an existence on a small farm. Alex would scrounge rusty nails from burnt buildings to repair his roof. He drove a ratty VW Beetle, and when it died, he found another even more ratty, and another...the rusting carcasses littered his yard. Alex died in 1993, and Imogene died in 1996. The local church took up a collection so they could be buried in the churchyard, and the state began the process of taking the farm for taxes. That would have been the end of a sad story, except...

Nitro Madness!
Al Booton took this series of shots of one of the top cars in TEAM DRAGLIST -- the outrageous Nitro Madness AA/Fuel Altered!
Gullquist scores first Chevy Hemi
Swedish Pro Mod racer Micke Gullquist scored a world first for European drag racing at Santa Pod Raceway yesterday when he unveiled the first blown-alcohol Chevy Hemi Pro Mod engine. Micke's Keith Black Chevy block is toting a pair of massive Sonny Leonard hemi cylinder heads developed from those used on IHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock engines. Micke and American Pro Mod racer Kirk Kuhns have been working on the configuration for eighteen months and both racers spoke exclusively to Eurodragster.com about the amazing hybrid.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

2006 NHRA Columbus Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing.
Avenger
Andrew Hodgson's Australian Funny Car.
2006 NHRA Columbus Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing.
Tommy Ivo in the Movies
We all know him as TV Tommy Ivo. Here is the Internet Movie Database synopsis of his filmography.
Women excelling in drag racing
They don't have a trendy nickname, but the group of women competing full time in the NHRA could easily be dubbed the Fast Five.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Fast Females of Drag Racing
Photos of history's speediest gals.
Dreams Of Legends
65 years of California Hot Rodding.

Jay's Model Cars
Have a peek and see if these models don't have you smelling the Testors in your mind...

Rain Can't Dampen American Car World Nationals
Although a mix of thunder, lightening, rain and hail tried in vain to dampen the spirits of those attending the third ACW Nationals at Shakespeare County, those in attendance will testify that the weekend’s event for the American car enthusiast will go down in the annuals of time as the best yet.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Ozzie National Funny Car Record for Stevens
Australian Drag Racing icon Brett ‘The Boss’ Stevens has kept his recent record breaking form intact by claiming the National Top Alcohol Funny Car record in front of a huge crowd.

Goodguys 9th Nitro Nationals Photos
WDIFL.com coverage includes seven pages and over 600 photos. Enjoy.

Monday, May 15, 2006



Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals: Saturday Qualifying
Gary Brown wraps up his coverage of the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals with these 17 photos of Saturday's qualifying.
The new power
Until the weather decided not to cooperate, Route 66 Raceway had been the designated setting for a very unusual attempt to set a new world speed record.

Draglist.com Decals Ready to Ship!
Pro Signs has fired up the first shipment of the new logo Draglist.com decals and they are ready to ship!

Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals: Friday Qualifying
Gary Brown takes another look at the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals, this time featuring 22 photos of last Friday's qualifying.

Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals Nostalgia Top Fuel Photos By Gary Brown
Gary Brown got these 14 photos of Nostalgia Top Fuel action at the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals.

Weekly E.T. Bracket Racing Series Stays Hot on Cool Day at Gateway
Congrats to Draglist.com pals Don Allen and the Gator Gumbo/John the Plumber team for their runner up in Street ET!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006


Scott Geoffrion Guestbook
Take a few minutes to post some words of comfort to Scott Geoffrion's family and friends.
Darlington Raceway Finds New Niche
Since Darlington Raceway was warned about underperforming by then NASCAR chief Bill France Jr., track officials have made over the image of a crumbling layout that didn't have a future in the super-sized sport.
Bfgoodrich Tires Renews Sponsorship Of Popular Street Stock Class
NHRA has announced that BFGoodrich Tires will renew their title sponsorship of the Street Stock Class by increasing the lucrative BFGoodrich Tires Street Stock Bounty awards and add a BFGoodrich Tires Qualifier Award for the popular Street Stock Class.
Scholarships Evolve From Car Racing
As The Bahamas Hot Rod Association works to get drag racing generally accepted in the country, the interest of young enthusiasts is most encouraging for officials.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Heather Williams
The driver of Virgil Hartman's Lady in Red Camaro nostalgia FC.

Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals: Nostalgia Funny Car Pictorial
Gary Brown went flopper crazy with 24 photos of nostalgia funny cars at the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals.

Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals: Winners in Action
Gary Brown staked out the starting line and got these action photos of the winners at the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals.

9th Pomona Nitro Nationals - Part 2
Robert Briggs checks in with part two of his photo review from the 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals.
Drag racing possibility leads to defeat of soil mining permit
The possibility of a drag racing strip in northern Lancaster County has taken a blow before even being officially proposed.
UNITED MANUAL TRANSMISSION RACERS
Dedicated to the Lost Art of Stick Shift Drag Racing.
Local Drag Racing Satisfies IHRA Director Kohutek
Division Two and Four Director of the International Hot Rod Association’s Competition Department, Frank Kohutek, has expressed satisfaction with The Bahamas Hot Rod Association’s facility and the general racing environment.
Local Drag Racing Satisfies IHRA Director Kohutek
Division Two and Four Director of the International Hot Rod Association’s Competition Department, Frank Kohutek, has expressed satisfaction with The Bahamas Hot Rod Association’s facility and the general racing environment.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lechtenburg runs first nostalgia fives at Byron
Roger "Radar" Lechtenburg of Waterloo, Iowa, set a Byron Dragway record in Dale Suhr's car at Sunday's Spring Nationals.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Olinthropology
Badco takes in the nostalgia show at the Division 4 event in Ennis and catches an earful of truth, lies, legends, and facts from the inimitable Olin Davis.

Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals Winners
Robert Briggs highlights the winners of the Goodguys 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals. This is a bonus, not part of his 3-part action series on the race.
Pro Stock Star Scott Geoffrion Passes
Scott Geoffrion, a two-time NHRA Pro Stock world championship runner-up and 9-time national event winner, died May 8 of an apparent heart attack in Southern California. Includes rememberances from Warren and Kurt Johnson.
NHRA Newsmakers
This week's inside glimpse inside the world's fastest motorsport.
Bahamas Tops Florida On Drag Racing Track
The Bahamas won four out of five classes at The Bahamas Hot Rod Association’s First Drag Racing Invitational at the Queen Elizabeth’s Sports Centre on Saturday.
Vancil Earns Second AHDRA Victory AT Gateway
Doug Vancil earned his second victory of the season, using a quicker reaction time at the start to trump Mike Romine's quickest pass of the weekend in the final round of competition.

Monday, May 08, 2006


9th Pomona Nitro Nationals Photos - Part 1
Robert Briggs was on hand for Draglist.com to capture the action at the 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals. This is Part 1 of 3.

Kalitta, Pedregon, Connolly, and Brown Win at the 2006 Southern Nationals
Rain held up the 2006 edition of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals action temporarily both Friday and Sunday, but simply didn’t have the power to stop the ground pounding, 300mph race cars at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA.

Young Guns Capture Goodguys 9th Nitro Nationals
A full weekend of scintillating performances and cool temperatures highlighted the 9th running of the Goodguys Pomona Nitro Nationals held at Pomona Raceway.

Morgan, Bray and Upton Collect Snap-on Nitros Glory
Record setting performances, sensational weather and one of the biggest spectator attendances in the short history of the Western Sydney International Dragway venue. Yep - the 2006 Snap-on Nitro Champs had it all.
Post Race Notes: 2006 NHRA Atlanta
NHRA Powerade series post race notes from the 26th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Fifth Annual York Us 30 Musclecar Madness Two Months Away
Countless years of drag racing history will unfold as Cloister Car Wash & Lube presents the Fifth Annual York US 30 Musclecar Madness at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 7-8, 2006.
Fifth Annual York Us 30 Musclecar Madness Two Months Away
Countless years of drag racing history will unfold as Cloister Car Wash & Lube presents the Fifth Annual York US 30 Musclecar Madness at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 7-8, 2006.
2006 NHRA Atlanta Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date POWERAde points standings after the 26th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac at Atlanta Dragway.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Troxel makes history with quarterly title
Melanie Troxel has stepped out of bounds here in the macho sport of drag racing and has been rewarded as the first woman in the 40-year history of the Driver of the Year award to win the quarterly title in voting by a panel of leading journalists and broadcasters.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

2006 NHRA Atlanta Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 26th annual Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Friday, May 05, 2006

2006 NHRA Atlanta Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 26th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals presented by Pontiac at Atlanta Dragway.
It's a Blast to Drag Racing's Past
Nostalgia drag racing — which actually includes many new, powerful machines made to look like the front-engine dragsters of the '60s and '70s — returns to the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend.

The Plume!
Gary Gabelich was known as "The Plume," and you can find out why in this shot of the Purple Gang dragster.
Personal Bests: 2006 NHRA Bristol & IHRA Rockingham Spring
Steve offers up new teams, and personal best elapsed times and speeds from 2006 NHRA Bristol & IHRA Rockingham Spring.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

County puts brakes on late-night drag racing at Huntsville
Drag strip owners in Madison County are now required to put the brakes on the noise associated with their sport.

Santa Pod's Easter Thunderball 2006
Santa Pod Raceway, England celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style with a Pro Fuel Shootout and a huge range of supporting classes.

Bristol Finals Photos
Greg Gage wraps up his Bristol coverage with more great car and people shots from Sunday's final eliminations.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Barona Antique Drags #30
Graybeard Racing offers some great photos from this event.
Nataas Acquitted in Theft of Edvard Munch Art
Top Fuel racer Thomas Nataas was one of three men acquitted yesterday in the 2004 theft of Edvard Munch's world famous paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna."
Remembering Ronnie Sox
Ronnie Sox was, in the minds of many, the greatest drag racer in the history of the sport. His following and his fan base, even to this day, was a testament to his success, both on and off the drag strip.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

NHRA Newsmakers
Your inside glimpse at the world’s fastest motorsport.
SpeedTV.com - Video Player
Cory Mac's Bristol Crunch, captured on video.
Arthritis can be a drag, but it doesn't stop this racer
Arthritis can impair anyone's lifestyle at just about any age; but don't try to tell that to LaRue Johnson.
American Dragster, Updated TV Broadcast Schedule
The current Broadcast schedule for American Dragster TV is as follows:
Airing on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD

Episode 2 Re-Broadcast 05/04/06 THU 02:00P EST / 11:00A PST
Episode 4 Premiere 05/07/06 SUN 12:00P EST / 9:00A PST (Follows NHRA2Day, Pomona ‘06 Opener Episode)
Episode 3 Re-Broadcast 05/14/06 SUN 02:30A EST / 11:30P PST
Episode 5 Premiere 05/21/06 SUN 12:00P EST / 9:00A PST (Follows NHRA2Day, Phoenix Race Episode)
Episode 4 Re-Broadcast 05/28/06 SUN 03:00A EST / 12:00A PST
Episode 5 Re-Broadcast 06/08/06 THU 03:00A EST / 12:00A PST
Episode 1 Re-Broadcast 06/08/06 THU 03:30P EST / 12:30P PST
Episode 6 Premiere 06/11/06 SUN 12:00P EST / 9:00A PST (Follows NHRA2Day, Las Vegas Race Episode)

Mark your calendars and spread the word!
Dixon Makes 250th Start in Atlanta
Larry Dixon Makes 250th Start in Atlanta by Ted Yerzyk. Larry Dixon, now in his 12th season as driver of Prudhomme’s Miller Lite Top Fuel dragster, the 1995 NHRA Rookie of the Year will reach another milestone when qualifying for the 26th annual Summit Racing Southern Nationals begins on Friday, May 5 – his 250th career race.
Tucson Dragway Photos
Cars and stars of the past. A nice collection of pics.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Solid as a Rocky
Rocky Ausec is more at home with a 540-cubic-inch powerplant that will send him down the dragstrip in a little over 180 mph. But, if it's an emergency, he can help prepare a 10-horsepower machine that will top out at about 24 mph.