Sunday, September 30, 2007

2007 Time Machine Nationals Photos
45 pics from the 2007 Time Machine Nationals at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin thanks to Peter Ores.
1500 Fast Fotos from Turtmann
Here are more than 1500 awesome photos from the race of Dragster de Turtmann, Switzerland, on July 20-21-22, 2007:
Equation of Force and time
For Ashley Force, success is measured in quick bursts, in seconds and thousandths of a second, but also in 30-minute television windows, in 55-minute photo shoots and in 14-hour days.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pro Stock Showdown Finalists Confirmed

MILAN, Michigan (September 22, 2007) – The finalists for the Torco’s Pro Stock Showdown have been confirmed. The Showdown will take place next weekend at Maryland International Raceway during the Torco Racing Fuels President’s Cup Nationals.

Heading into this weekend’s race at Milan Dragway, the only driver with a mathematical chance to get into the Showdown was Rickie Smith. However, when John Nobile qualified No. 9 for the Suzuki Motor City Nationals, he shut the door on Smith’s chances.

The pairings:

#1 - Robert Patrick vs. #8 - John Nobile
#2 - Pete Berner vs. #7 – Rob Mansfield
#3 - Steve Spiess vs. #6 – Frank Gugliotta
#4 - John Montecalvo vs. #5 – Brian Gahm

Monday, September 17, 2007

Rapid Ronald Lyles: From the Streets to the Strip
Here is a great page of articles and photos about Rapid Ronald Lyles and other black drag racing stars.
"Big Daddy" Roth's Orbitron Found in Mexico
The long-lost Orbitron, a one-off custom show car built by hot rod pioneer Ed Roth, appears to have been found last week—being used as a dumpster outside a porn shop in Mexico.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

2007 NHRA Memphis Friday Qualifying
Day one qualifying results from the 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Saturday, September 08, 2007


GAINESVILLE – Phase two of the multi-million-dollar, multi-phase renovation project at Gainesville Raceway is underway, with the new race control tower and media center quickly taking shape.

Fans, media and personnel should expect to see the new facility – complete with a state-of-the-art media center and 360-degree race control center on the top floor - in March, at the popular 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals.

New grandstand suites were already in place for this year’s event, as were permanent grandstands on the spectator side (north side) of the track, as part of the multi-phase project that will eventually overhaul and update the entire track.

Gainesville Raceway, located near the University of Florida campus in north-central section of the state, opened in 1969 and held its first Gatornationals event in 1970. Long considered one of the fastest tracks on the NHRA circuit, it was from this legendary launch point that drivers clocked the first 260-, 270- and 300-mph Top Fuel runs. It remains one of the fastest tracks on the circuit today.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Sports Fans Select Force Over Tom Brady in AOL Sports’ First “Hottest Athlete” Poll

New York, NY - September 5, 2007 -- AOL Sports today announced that NHRA Driver Ashley Force has been named the winner of the First Annual “Hottest Athlete” Poll ( AOL Sports users voted on the best-looking sports guys and gals over the last several weeks and Force came out on top. Force, who is the daughter of NHRA racing legend John Force, beat out football hunk Tom Brady, as well as fellow motorsports sensation Danica Patrick, for the nod as the hottest athlete in sports.

Force spent two seasons in the entry-level Super Comp class and three more in Top Alcohol Dragster class before becoming the 10th woman in NHRA history to earn a license to compete in the Funny Car division. While competing in Top Alcohol, she won five NHRA national events including the biggest event in the sport, the 2004 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Ashley, and her father John Force, made racing history this past April when they became the first father and daughter to race against each other. Ashley won the race and advanced to the semifinals where she tied for the highest ever Funny Car event finish for a female.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Rookie NHRA POWERade Series Funny Car driver Ashley Force was voted “Hottest Female Athlete” by AOL users and now faces NFL Quarterback Tom Brady, of the New England Patriots, for the overall title of “Hottest Athlete in Sports.”

Force defeated IRL’s Danica Patrick en route to the title. Voting continues through Monday, with the winner to be revealed Wednesday.

Force drives the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang for John Force Racing.

Vote here: Hottest Athletes: Women's Bracket - AOL Sports