Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Draglist Teams with Rit Pustari and to Offer Top Fuel Gear publisher Bill Pratt announced today that he has entered into an agreement with NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Rit Pustari and the Cell Phone Auction Service to offer Top Fuel Gear from Pustari Racing, including a driver's suit, a helmet, and an autographed slick. Play via cell phone or online THIS WEEKEND.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

2007 Fuel Altered Nationals Photos
Pete Gemar sent 145 great photos from the 2007 version of the Fuel Altered Nationals in Tucson.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Elite female racers commonplace
Females on road crews are now as common as traffic cones and roadwork itself. The wall has crumbled. The shock has worn off. I bring this up only because you can see the exact phenomenon of familiarity in today’s NHRA.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Willowbank Regular Wins Wallace Bishop Jewellers Photographic competition
Mal Burgess has demonstrated a keen eye and a focused lens to secure overall honours in the inaugural Wallace Bishop Jewellers Photographic competition.
Thunder Valley undergoing face lift
The sights and sounds of 300-mph National Hot Rod Association dragsters and fans has been replaced by construction equipment and workers.
Ghost Rider is a six-second monster
The 375kW Bear Racing 'Ghost Rider' Kawasaki ZX-12R Turbo is Africa's most powerful motorcycle.
Musi stakes a tent in the Middle East
Pat Musi, a legend in drag racing circles, has supplied spare parts, information and knowledge to most of the leading teams in the Gulf and is a guest driver for the Kuwait McDonald's team.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Drag racing to get cash infusion
If the sale of the National Hot Rod Association's pro racing assets to a group of investors is finalized, NHRA president Tom Compton predicts it will be a boon to the already thriving drag racing business in the Indianapolis area.
100mph truck drag-racing headlines action weekend at UK Truck Show
Entertainment at the forthcoming UK Truck Show includes the return of the mighty BTRA Sprint Cup, featuring race truck drag-racing action over 100mph.
Drag racing set for thrilling end
The Chevrolet Bahrain Drag Racing Championship is set for a thrilling climax this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Bill France Jr., 74, Dies; Gave Nascar Its National Reach
Bill France Jr., who took over Nascar from his father when it was a regional stock-car racing attraction and transformed it into a multibillion-dollar enterprise with a national presence, died Monday at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 74.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Racing and reality TV bind a family, entertain the masses
This guy might have a hit TV show on A&E, but don't let his television superstar status fool you. Out here to the fans, he's still the 'King of Speed.'

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Auto racing is a team sport, no matter who's face you see
Professional racing crews spend their time grinding away on spark-plugs, fuel-lines, fan belts and at times, their own personal lives.
Speed feeds a need
Unlike any other sport, we can all relate to drag racing’s basic urge to see who is the fastest.
Open letter to the Sportsman racing community
The purchase of the pro portion of the NHRA ensures, through a long-term agreement, that all the unique attributes of the sport remain intact including Sportsman racing at NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national events. The initial term of the agreement is 25 years.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Street drags back on the schedule
Pat Wilkinson, the former track manager at North Central Motorsport Park, announced Wednesday he’s coming out of retirement to launch the revival of the street legal racing program.
Drag Racing Museum a cheap diversion
Very little money needs to be spent to enjoy this diversion that is history and memory for drag racing fans. Take the family on one of those lazy Saturdays where you haven’t yet planned anything. You won’t be disappointed.