Thursday, November 30, 2006

insidefastbrackets.com
Check out the new site that caters to Top Dragster and Top Sportsman racers.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Outlawz Drag Racing Purchases Mullis Race Cars
Outlawz Drag Racing, a division of Edmunds Metal Works Group, is pleased to announce the pending acquisition of Mullis Race Cars.

Rose saddened over loss of jet car
This is a love story about a man and his missing Mamba.
A long road from Phila. for drag-race champion
Much like the cinematic boxer who jogged the streets of the Kensington neighborhood where Conwell Middle School is located, Iggie Boicesco has passed an important lesson on to his students there over the last 35 years: Don't give up on your dream.
Nascar’s driver puts pedal to metal
More and more big corporations are seeking out Bill France and Co. these days and Nascar is going to continue getting bigger.
On Dirt Roads of Mexico, Racers’ Toughness Is Tested
In a motor-racing world dominated by the marketing colossus of Nascar and the sanitized hypertechnology of Formula One, the Baja 1000 sticks out like a ranch hand at the opera, covered in dirt and smelling like livestock.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: When Irresistible Force Meets Unlimited Wallet
Nestled among the malls and office parks of Irvine, a small, specialized factory is handcrafting one of the world’s fastest, rarest and priciest automobiles: the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, a $585,000, 750-horsepower sports car that can reach not just 200 m.p.h., but 250 — faster than most racecars.
Lowriders have left the road for the show
Alejandro 'Chino' Vega is the proud owner of an award-winning, candy-green 1979 Monte Carlo. It goes by the name 'Orgullo Mexicano' and has a distinctive Aztec flavor. But don't expect to see Vega cruising in this sparkling lowrider on Whittier or Crenshaw boulevards any time soon.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hillary Will: Humboldt County hero
Hillary Will has indeed made it big, but as a casual observer I found her to be one of the nicest people that you would want to meet.
Las Vegas AC Delco Nationals 2006
Paul Grant offers a photo gallery from a race fan's perspective.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

3-Second Blast Into Saudi Auto History
With a thunderous roar that shook the ground and streaming 20-meter tails of flame, the first jet-powered dragsters ever to visit the Kingdom scorched their way up the newly-opened Jeddah Raceway.
Drag racing tie that binds family
For 10-year-old Emily Albinson, the worst part of breaking her leg was not being able to drag race.
Dow Exits Racing
Citing safety concerns, Dow Chemical's Angus Chemical unit has stopped supplying nitromethane fuel to the drag racing industry.
Peter Quinn's Drag Racing Photos
Forty shots of top fuelers and funny cars from both sides of the Atlantic.
NITRO Funny Cars Return to Moroso to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary
Fuel Funny Cars, which return to Moroso Motorsports Park as the feature attraction at this week's 25th Anniversary Murray's Speed & Custom Mountain Dew Citrus Nationals, are funny only in the most perverse way; strange funny, not comical funny.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Starting a Supercharged Engine on Nitro
There are a lot of new guys who are getting into the Supercharged cars, either with Alky or Nitro. We thought maybe would should discuss some ideas that might help others out.

Drag Racing Gifts Updated for the Holidays
The Draglist.com Drag Racing Gifts store has been updated for the 2006 holiday season with several great gift items, including new books from Don Montgomery and John Shapiro.
The Amazing Lefty Mudersbach
One of the greatest pure drivers in the history of our sport was one Lefty Mudersbach.

Friday, November 24, 2006

India: Racing to newer limits
'Do you want to meet a guy who designs drag race bikes?' I was asked. And thus began a journey through the twisting and turning, bylanes and alleys of Lingarajapuram to find the garage of Nisar Khan.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Alternative Drag Racing
Racers for Coffee shares his thoughts.
12-year-old twin sisters hits on the drag circuit
While most preteens are getting their kicks on race car simulators, 12-year-old twins Courtney and Whitney Shuck suit up for the real deal.
Drag racing track plans lose traction
It was a jampacked room split down the middle. Sitting on one side of the Marion County Commission Auditorium on Tuesday were area racing enthusiasts champing at the bit to see a one-eighth mile drag racing strip built next to the Ocala Speedway on County Road 25A. On the other were residents vehemently opposed to the track, saying its construction would be tantamount to noise pollution.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

After Long Wait, Johnson Claims Nextel Cup
A hole punched into his front grill, a pit road mistake and cars spinning out around him could not prevent Jimmie Johnson from capturing the title he has stalked since 2002.
'Wedge' is GM retiree's creation
John Harlow built the Wedge in the late 1970s while he was working for General Motors in Detroit. Since then, he has been stopped by police, reporters and civilians who have inquired about the car.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New racing strip a drag for residents
David Sullivan has listened to the weekend roar from Ocala Speedway for 29 years. But Sullivan and many of his neighbors are worried that the din from the Speedway could become even louder and more frequent. That's because the racetrack's owners have applied for a special-use permit to build a one-eighth-mile drag racing strip.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Q&A with Redline Raceway’s Jerry Goss
At the last Outlaw Top Sportsman race of the year, we had the chance to talk with Jerry Goss, the manger of Harry Hronas’ Redline Raceway.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006


2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - Friday Photos
Eighteen photos of Friday qualifying at 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - More Thursday Photos!
Twenty more photos of Thursday qualifying at 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - Thursday Photos
Nineteen photos of Thursday qualifying at the 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

13th Annual Thomas Myers Racing For Kids Toy Drive & Car Show
Come to the 13th Annual Thomas Myers Racing For Kids Toy Drive & Car Show.
Bobby Tapia’s Low ET Double of ‘64
One of the early great racers of the ‘60s pulled a rare double in 1964. This superb racer was one Bobby Tapia.
SMOKEmUP.com
A cool site featuring Auto Math, a Camshaft Database, a Chassis Dyno Locator, a Drag Race Practice Tree, Forums and more.

Friday, November 17, 2006

NHRA announces certain rule changes for 2007
Prior to releasing the 2007 NHRA Rulebook, NHRA is announcing a summary of notable changes for the upcoming season.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

What a drag, Dome Valley track hot sand racing spot
What started as one man's hobby has sparked national interest in Dome Valley as a hot spot for competitive sand drag racing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Top Fuel and Funny Car Photos
Pictorial essay of the Top Fuel & Funny Cars at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals. Thirteen Top Fuel photos & 11 photos of the Nostalgia Funny Cars. Part 5 of 5 of Gary's coverage of the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals.

2006 NHRA World Finals Photos, Part One
Winner circle photos of the winners at the 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals and Powerade champions for 2006 in Top Fuel & Fuel Funny Car & last round photos of several classes.

Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Winner Circle Photos
Winner circle photos of the 14 winners at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals at Bakersfield, California.
Car Salesman's Quick Draw Foils Robbery
The bandit should have paid closer attention to the used car salesman's ''Friends of the NRA'' ball cap before pulling his gun.
McQueen memorabilia fetches millions of dollars
Film fans have spent millions of dollars at an auction of Steve McQueen memorabilia, with one bidder even paying $70,000 for a pair of sunglasses once worn by the actor.
Schumacher keeps his promise
Top-fuel driver Tony Schumacher guaranteed that he would break his own elapsed time record and win the National Hot Rod Assn.'s final event, the 42nd Auto Club Nationals. And then he did it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Developers hoping to bring pro drag racing to New Orleans
In 12 to 15 months, professional drag racing may come to eastern New Orleans or some other part of the metropolitan area.

Monday, November 13, 2006

2006 NHRA World Finals Results
Final elimination results and final 2006 NHRA POWERAde championship point standings after the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California.

Thornton Becomes Texas' Quickest Outlaw 10.5 Racer
Rick Thornton took his Hans Fuestal tuned Corvette to times of 4.50 & 4.53 in testing at Redline Raceway, making him the fastest Outlaw 10.5 racer in Texas.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

2006 NHRA World Finals Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

NHRA Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta eyes drag racing’s ultimate prize in Pomona
And then there was one, only one event left in the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series to determine this season’s Top Fuel dragster world champion.
Final weekend for GIRA drag racing at Kauai Raceway Park
Kaua‘i’s Garden Island Racing Association will hold the year’s final pair of drag races this weekend at the Mana racetrack with back-to-back events Friday and Saturday nights.
Bacoleño tops drag racing tilt
Phillipines: Bacoleño Boboy Brillantes reigned supreme in two categories of the 3rd Buglasan National Motorcycle Drag Racing hostilities in Dumaguete City recently.
Lepanto youth takes up drag racing
Teens this age spend their time playing football, baseball or running around a track. Dalton Vaughn is on a track alright, but he’s not running. He’s practically flying.
Full drag-racing team formed for ISU students
Indiana State University students are now able to be part of a full drag-racing team with the creation of the Team Sycamore Racing organization. The organization will include all aspects of running a National Hot Rod Association team from marketing to finance and finding a sponsor.
Motorcycle drag racing returns in-house
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA/Prostar are pleased to announce the restructuring of AMA/Prostar Drag Racing. Beginning with the 2007 season AMA/Prostar will come in-house as part of the AMA's restructuring of its racing operations.
2006 NHRA World Finals Thursday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona, California.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Warren Johnson Elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame
On Wednesday, Johnson’s accomplishments were recognized by the prestigious International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, AL, who announced that the Minnesota native was one of six inductees elected to their Class of 2007.
Wheelstanding Action from the Fuel & Gas Finals
Gary serves up 24 photos of starting line wheelstanding action at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals, Bakersfield, California.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ron Capps' Hard Times at Bakersfield
A sequence of 12 shots of Ron Capp's wheelstand in Saturday's qualifying session at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California.
Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Winners
Starting line action photos of the 14 winners after the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Goodguys Close Out VRA Racing Season on a High Note at Famoso Raceway
An abbreviated 2006 Goodguys/VRA Nostalgia Drag Racing Series came to a picture perfect end at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

Monday, November 06, 2006

QMMF drag racing event a huge success
Participants from the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia besides hosts Qatar regaled a huge crowd at the first QMMF ATV dirt Drag Racing Championship.
Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie
As someone who normally follows NHRA drag racing, it was quite a change for me to come to the Texas Motor Speedway to cover my first NASCAR event.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Drag racing makes a noise in UAE
The UAE has made significant progress in the field of motorsport over the past, but now they have a drag race strip which attracts drivers from all across the GCC countries.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Legendary Green Mamba Stolen!
Draglist jet car editor Curt Eierdam received a call earlier today noting that down in Florida, someone made off with Doug Rose's trailer & the Green Mamba. Everyone keep a look out for the trailer and/or car. Please email ceierdam@cox.net or call 602-330-9508 if it is seen and Curt will forward the information to Doug. The Mamba is an irreplaceable part of Jet Car history! Here is a photo with the trailer.
NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series Continues its Growth in Racing, Partnerships
The NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series continues to maintain its position as the premier sport compact racing series in the United States following a successful and momentum-building season.
2007 Junior Conference finals dates announced
NHRA has announced the dates and locations for the 2007 NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and Western Conference Finals.
Junior Dragsters perfect for Christmas
A UK company is offering five unique, beautifully-engineered junior dragsters guaranteed to put you at the top of their ´best present´ list.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Redline Raceway Test and Tune, Part 2
Redline Raceway's Saturday night test and tune sessions are a must see.
Redline Raceway Test and Tune, Part 1
This is the first installment of last Saturday's test and tune session plus the great show that the 9 " Madness group put on!