Thursday, May 31, 2007

Screamin' Eagle NHRA Nitro Harley exhibition tour to continue
NHRA has announced the continuation of the Screamin' Eagle NHRA Nitro Harley-Davidson exhibition tour to be held at three national events in conjunction with the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

'10-4, good buddy - We got us a drag race'
Drag racing in slow motion characterized the movement of huge, 10-ton diesel tractors competing against each other Saturday at Top Gun Raceway.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Aryan tops Pro Mod in drag racing
Ali Aryan clinched first place in the Pro Mod category in the fifth leg of the Chevrolet-sponsored National Drag Racing Championship at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
Old Dominion Speedway: Dragging off the line
Civics, Acuras, pocket rockets and motorcycles do show up, but Mustangs, Malibus, Corvettes, Chevelles, Novas, Firebirds, Camaros, Chargers, and GTOs rule.
Motor sports hitting on all cylinders in Indy metro area
It's race day, one of the more important days on the calendar for Tom Weisenbach, executive director of the Indiana Motorsports Association. In a recent issue of National Dragster Weekly, Brownsburg was called the new 'Drag Racing Capital of the World.' Could it be? Is racing in Indiana becoming serious business? Weisenbach weighs in.
A Juel at the track
About the time Francesca Plaizier of Edmonton was explaining how tight-knit the drag racing community is, fellow competitor Jessica Juel of Spokane learned it the hard way Saturday.
80s Funny Cars - Drag Racing Photos and History
We took all of Danny White's great 80s Funny Cars stories from and set up a new funny car site to join our 60s and 70s Funny Cars sites. It's a whole 'nother decade of floppers to record! Enjoy...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Indy 500 captures drivers' imagination
The running of the Indianapolis 500 always makes for some interested observers in the NASCAR garage at Lowe's Motor Speedway, as drivers tune in to the 500 telecast while they await the start of the Coca-Cola 600. Kyle Busch, for instance, daydreams of driving a top fueler or funny car.
2007 European Championships Round 1
The UK's Santa Pod Raceway is hosting the first round of the 2007 FIA and FIM/UEM European Championships this weekend. The team is reporting live from Santa Pod with real-time race reports, pit notes, end-day photo galleries and webcam.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Main street drag racing
Good clean community fun is how organizers are describing the annual soap box rally set for Saturday.
2007 Grand Prix of Cleveland to Roar Back to Town with Exciting Innovations and New Fan Attractions
A Cleveland summer tradition will be renewed on June 22-24 when the high-speed thrills of the Champ Car World Series return to Burke Lakefront Airport for the 2007 Grand Prix of Cleveland. And drag racing is included.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Skull Shine Sooner Nationals: Full speed ahead
They say Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. Chris 'The Golden Greek' Karamesines hasn't reached that milestone, but word is, he began top fuel drag racing in a Fred Flintstone-era rock-wheeled runabout.
Hopf puts it on the line as 11-year-old racer
Haley Hopf is a typical 11 year-old. She likes music, enjoys her friends and does pretty well in school. But she is also different than most other girls her age. She's a racer.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Caribbean Drag Racing Championships planned
Last Thursday night over thirty local racers and representatives from St. Maarten, gathered at the Sticky Wicket for the first of several drivers’ briefings for the upcoming Caribbean Drag Racing Championship which is scheduled for June 22-23, in Antigua and Barbuda.
Ex-street racers ditch danger for thrills on the desert track
Speed loving Dubai youth formerly raced their high dollar Lambos and other exotics on the desert highways. Now they take them to the "Emirates Motorplex."
40th Winternationals to Be Held at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway on June 8-10
Such is the significance of the 40th Castrol EDGE Winternationals to be held at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway on June 8-10, event officials have invited the most synonymous name in Australian drag racing to officially launch proceedings at the Logan Hyperdome this Saturday morning.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Engines revving to Race Against MS
The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta (MSCA) will host the first-ever “Racing Against MS,” a family fundraising special event on Sunday, June 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta.
Drag Racer In Car Drama
Fast lady Victoria Higham narrowly escaped injury in her weekend attempt to drive her drag-racer under 10 seconds.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Town to show off motor-sports shops
In an effort to build awareness about the town's growing reputation in the racing industry, motor-sports businesses in Brownsburg will open their facilities to race fans Saturday.

Monday, May 21, 2007

They come from throughout New Jersey and points beyond in muscle cars, pickup trucks, even ordinary family minivans drawn by a mutual need for speed.
Mechanic enjoys spinning wrenches on his three drag cars
Mechanic Steve Aslinger, who owns and operates Aslinger Automotive on Staley Street in Carmi, Ill., enjoys spinning wrenches on the three drag cars he owns and spending time with his extended family of fellow drag racing enthusiasts.
Harker, Hitchman Win In Cherokee County Racing
In the final results from the $201,000 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series East Texas State Championships it was veteran Top Alcohol Dragster driver Darryl Hitchman ousting James Thompson Jr. in the dragster final and Steve Harker taking his second win in as many races over Kennedale resident and No. 1 qualifier Kebin Kinsley.
Drag racing never gets old for 70-year-old
Louie Hall still has the Martin Dragway jacket he purchased from the track back when it opened in 1962. Martin celebrated its 45th anniversary when the season opened in late April. Hall was in the driver's seat, as he has been every year.
Boniferro Speed & Custom Unveils PMRA Six Thirty Club
Joe Boniferro is ready to put something back into the sport. The 2006 Pro Modified Racing Association champion is proud to unveil the Boniferro Speed & Custom Six Thirty Club.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Champion drag racer unassuming for someone living life in the fast lane
By day, Sue Campbell is secretary for the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce. On weekends, she's the Rantoul Rocket, a legend in the drag racing world.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Racers still burn rubber at Island Dragway
Ah, the fresh scent of burning rubber, accompanied by plumes of smoke dancing to the vibrations of revving engines reaching decibels capable of piercing eardrum and soul at the same time.
Drag strip offers opportunities for bikers
Motorcycle enthusiasts who want to do a little more than just cruise the back roads should take their two-wheelers and their courage to the Oxford Dragway.
A Rev Fest in the west
Around five hundred rev heads from western Queensland and further beyond turned up for Barcaldine's first Rev Fest, it was held as part of the May Day long weekend celebrations.
Drag racing loses `one of the truly great' in Danish
If there is a memory of Dave Danish, the Auto Club Dragway at California Speedway manager who died Tuesday night, many recall his smile.

MatchRace Mania
Veteran racer Rick Krafft has put together a fantastic race at Joliet THIS WEEKEND! Pack up the car and GO!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

High school students form drag-racing club
When members of the new drag-racing club at Milan High School drove its overhauled 1974 Chevy Nova to the Milan Dragway last month for the High School Nationals, the car's paintjob was still wet.
Street Legal Racing is Alternative Way to the Drag Strip
Under the leadership of Bob Dimino and his family, NHRA-sanctioned Numidia Dragway continues to flourish.
Drag Racing Brings Griffin Father – Son Team Closer Together
For Griffin, Ga.’s Arnold Sr. and Arnie Cobb Jr., Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway are more than a chance to race friends and foes; it is an opportunity to spend time together and bring the entire family out for an evening of heads-up drag racing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bristol Dragway officials ready to regroup
Sunday’s decision to postpone this weekend’s O’Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationalss until July 6-8 was a setback, yet there is a bright side.
We Try Harder (but What’s the Point?)
Since 1946, Avis has been sold or reorganized 17 or 18 times, depending on how you count. The swirl of financial activity around Avis for the past six decades has had little or nothing to do with the business of renting cars.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Almost Fifty Years Of Greatness
It's hard to believe that one of the truly iconic cars in the sport of drag racing began with a young man running a 348 cubic inch Chevrolet at Inyokern drag strip in California forty-eight years ago. Dave Hough, who owns the Nanook AA/FA, took a 1959 Chevrolet to the Super Stock Eliminator championship at the California track in 1960.
Chrysler on Verge of Sale to a Private Firm
DaimlerChrysler appears close to selling the struggling Chrysler Group to a private equity firm that specializes in restructuring troubled companies, unwinding a 1998 merger that was meant to create a trans-Atlantic automotive powerhouse.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

TV4U.Com Signs TV Motor Racing Programming Agreement With Vintage Fuel Magazine
TV4U.Com, the fast growing 28 channel free internet television broadband network, has inked a pact with Vintage Fuel Magazine, the leading magazine covering Vintage Fuel Dragsters, to provide a TV series entitled High Octane TV, which will feature vintage drag racing as well as other motor sports.
What a drag! Ramey races past competition
It had Murphy’s Law painted on its doors, but there was little doubt that Ramey Ruled on Friday night. Don Ramey, that is, and he didn’t break a single law.
Drag-racing success continues
When the light turns green, Emporian Roberta Seaman revs her bike, dumps the clutch and shoots out like a rocket.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Regional drag racing entrees increases
The upcoming Regional Drag Racing Championship event “Invasion of the Imports” continues to take shape around the Caribbean.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

NHRA issues rule changes for Top Fuel, Funny Car categories
NHRA has announced several rule changes in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories to enhance current safety measures as a result of initial evaluations from the tragic incident involving Eric Medlen during a test session March 19 in Gainesville, Fla.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Racing against cancer
Mark Schmidt's new dragster is being plastered with names of people and corporations for a good cause.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Power to burn
Josh Boskovich likes to go fast - really fast. The 23-year-old mechanic has built himself a Ford XA Coupe drag car, and will race it in the Nitro Champs at Eastern Creek this weekend.
Ex-hoops star feels the need for speed
Tom Hammonds the basketball player helped lead Georgia Tech to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances in the late 1980s, playing alongside fellow stars Mark Price and John Salley. But for all of his basketball success, the 6-foot-9 power forward has always considered himself Tom Hammonds the drag racer.
Hoons set to take off legally
To try to get doughnut screeching hoons off the streets, about 5000 residents of the cities of Casey and Greater Dandenong are backing a bid to turn a Tooradin airfield runway over to drag racers.
Barona Drag Strip bought
The Barona Drag Strip is under new ownership. Four San Diegans – Daryl Rustin, Rick Reynolds, Duncan Patterson and Don Julian – formed a limited liability corporation and recently finalized the purchase of the one-eighth-mile drag strip from Tony Kotasek.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Students making the grade at race track
Ryan Haluska's fans and friends came to see the San Marin High senior blow past the competition during the Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway. And he rarely disappoints.
Rule changes to improve safety in drag racing
The National Hot Rod Association announced Wednesday it will implement several new rules in its Top Fuel and Funny Car divisions to enhance safety in the wake of the death of young star Eric Medlen.
Stuart Bishop Racing Cranks Up Classy Image
A classy three-piece entourage of prestigious two and four-wheeled vehicles will mark the presence of Stuart Bishop Racing at this weekend’s 39th running of the Hot Rod, Street Machine and Custom Auto Spectacular at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Technology has dragway up to speed
Saturday Rusty Baad achieved a rare bracket racing first at Knoll Gas Motorsports Park (formerly U.S. 131 Dragway), winning two divisions in one day.
Screamin' Eagle going for Win at next hot track
Eddie Krawiec has already learned how to beat the pressure of being in the hot seat. The newest member of the two-bike Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod team has already seen the drastic roller coaster ride that is drag racing.
Players Network Adds Vintage Drag Racing to Its Arsenal of Content
Players Network, a Las Vegas and Gambling Lifestyle Channel, announced today that it has entered into a co-venture agreement with High Speed Motorsports, an owner and operator of a top fuel dragster. The two have come together to create a digital media network and to develop television shows focusing on the world of vintage car racing.
Family business: third Stewart begins racing career
Since his eighth birthday in December, when he received his first racecar as a gift, Blaine Stewart has been tearing up drag strips around the South, winning four of his first five races in the Junior Dragster Circuit.