Thursday, January 31, 2008

NHRA POWERade Drag Racing to air on TSN, American Forces Network - Glendora,CA,USA
Highlighting TSN's 24-event, 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series telecast schedule will be coverage of the final round of eliminations. ...
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MIKE BRUDENELL'S AUTOS BLOG: NHRA needs to come to Detroit for big ...
Detroit Free Press - United States
By MIKE BRUDENELL I've been pushing for a big drag racing event in Motown, or at least in southeast Michigan, for some time — with apologies to the IHRA, ...
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Stockholders reject deal to buy NHRA
AutoWeek - USA
HD Partners announced last May that it wanted to buy the NHRA's professional racing assets: the Powerade Drag Racing series, the TV contract with ESPN, ...
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Shareholders vote down group's plan to purchase NHRA
USA Today - USA
By Gary Graves, USA TODAY HD Partners Acquisition Corp. shareholders Thursday rejected the company's plan to purchase the NHRA drag racing sanctioning body. ...
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Lancaster track to stay open with big changes
Buffalo News - NY, United States
Galluzzi's involvement at Dunn Tire Raceway Park is tied into his attempt to build a drag racing facility in the Southtowns. His interest in Lancaster was ...
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NHRA Announcement Regarding HD Partners Acquisition Corporation ... - Lincoln,NE,USA
With that said, we continue to believe that the NHRA and the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, led by Tom Compton and his management team, are very vibrant ...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prime-Time Finals Telecasts Increase in ESPN2's NHRA POWERade Drag ... - Lincoln,NE,USA
by Andy Hall Drag racing fans will be able to watch more finals action in prime time this season as the schedule for ESPN2's coverage of the NHRA POWERade ...
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Chris speeds into hydro racing
Berwick News - Pakenham,Victoria,Australia
"I love drag racing, but drag racing on water is different. It's good to watch and great to be involved in," he said. "I was sick of bracket racing. ...
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'08 DRAG season officially underway
Marianas Variety - Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia
"Everyone had a great time and many new people came out to experience the sport of drag racing." Next up for Island speedsters will be the True Street Event ...
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NHRA Lucas Oil Series TV schedule announced - Glendora,CA,USA
NHRA has announced that ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will continue to air 16 one-hour shows with coverage from select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national events ...
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NHRA driver autographs , free Pontiac hats at Pontiac Pro Stock ...
Backstretch Motorsports - Greensboro,NC,USA
LAS VEGAS – Drag racing action returns to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the third annual Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown on Saturday and ...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fleetwood Sounds - Sounds of Auto Racing
Here's where to find all those great drag racing albums with the "Sounds of the Drags."

Techalt, Inc. Merger Partner EV Parts, Inc. Announces Sponsorship ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
NEDRA achieves this by organizing and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting EV drag racing events. NEDRA is made up of a coalition of drag racing fans, ...
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NHRA's ESPN2 shows will air almost exclusively in prime time ... - Glendora,CA,USA
As a show of its strengthening commitment to the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, ESPN2/ESPN2HD will be presenting 21 of the 24 races during the 2008 ...
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Online Tickets Available for Legendary March Meet Drag Race - Lincoln,NE,USA
Tickets to nostalgia drag racing's premier event, the 2008 March Meet, Mar. 7-9 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, are now on sale at ...
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Permit to build drag racing strip in Banning revoked
Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
By ERIN WALDNER BANNING - The Planning Commission on Monday revoked a developer's permit to build Drag City, a drag racing strip that was planned for the ...
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Monday, January 28, 2008

CSK Auto Brings Back Free Online Fantasy Racing Games for ...
CSK Auto, Inc. has announced that registrations are now being accepted for its 2008 online fantasy racing games that follow NASCAR and NHRA Drag Racing. ...
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NHRA Countdown to the Championship 2007 year in review DVD - Glendora,CA,USA
The start of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season is less than two weeks away. To get ready for the new season, now is the time to relive the greatest ...
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Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown returns to The Strip at LVMS - Glendora,CA,USA
Pontiac is proud to once again be the title-rights sponsor for the Pro Stock Showdown," said Fred Simmonds, GM's drag racing marketing manager. ...
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Drag-racing rally draws thousands; 5000 sign petitions of support
Benton Courier - Benton,AR,USA
Carrie Andrews, who has teen-aged sons, said the drag strip would "give kids an opportunity to race in a safe environment." "We know there are a lot of them ...
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CSK, NHRA bring back free online NHRA Fantasy Drag Racing Game - Glendora,CA,USA
The NHRA and Checker Schuck's Kragen, the Official Auto Parts Store of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, have announced the return of their very successful ...
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DRAG season opens
Pacific Daily News - Hagåtña,GU,USA
By Vlad Navasca The Drag Racing Association of Guam kicked off the 2008 season with a drag racing event Saturday night at the 76 Circle K Drag Strip in Yigo ...
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Motorsports This Week on ESPN and ABC - USA
... starting at 10 pm Fans of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series will have opportunities all week to relive some of the great events of the 2003 season as ...
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Doss Clayton and King Top Fuel
The history of this Original 1963 Top Fuel Dragster will be interesting to old drag race fans.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

330 Images
Paul Grant's outstanding drag racing photo site.
Dough Herbert's sons killed in auto accident
Two sons of Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert were killed in an automobile wreck in North Carolina. Our deepest sympathies to Doug's family and friends. This is a link to the obituary and to the guestbook.
Ashley Force Readies for her Sophomore Year
How to handle life with 7,000 horsepower when your dad is the best at it.

Autochannel (press release) - USA
He'sa really nice guy and a dedicated drag racer and his children were drag racing fans themselves. It'sa terrible shame and I send out my thoughts and ...
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Details On Concord Drag Racing Strip Revealed - Charlotte,NC,USA
CONCORD, NC -- Drag racing is another step closer to coming to Concord, and the facility is expected to be high class. Lowe's Motor Speedway owner and ...
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Neighbors respond to drag strip plan
Kannapolis Independent Tribune - Kannapolis,NC,USA
"This drag strip we're building has gotten an awful lot of publicity," Smith also said. Also at the new conference, a drag racing professional explained the ...
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In an instant, heartbreak
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Drag racing fans know him as "Dougzilla," and once in a while he'll trot out a paint scheme on his National Hot Rod Association top fuel dragster that ...
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Tight battle of Daytona prototypes
HeraldNet - Everett,WA,USA
DRAG RACING: Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert's two sons were killed Saturday in a traffic accident near their home. A statement from Herbert's team said ...
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20000 head to dragstrip for boy racer bash (+photos)
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
The drag racing component of the annual two-day Four and Rotary Nationals has attracted 20000 to Champion Dragway. Photo / Around ...
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Two sons of NC racer die in crash
Rock Hill Herald - Rock Hill,SC,USA
"Doug wanted to hand his business over to the kids when they got old enough," said Brad Fornes, team manager for Herbert's drag racing operation and a ...
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2007 Driver Earnings
Once again, Steve Klemetti provides insight into the financial aspects of the sport with his 2007 Driver Earnings from NHRA & IHRA national events.
A message board for hard core Comp Eliminator racers.
Nitro Funny Car Allstars
A new Midwest Funny Car circuit hits the strips.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Drag racer's sons die in head-on crash
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
He has nine career final-round victories in drag racing's elite PowerAde Series. Herbert's Lincolnton-based team is one of a handful of NHRA teams based in ...
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DSR adds Rockstar and Jerry Toliver to Funny Car team roster in 2008
Restrictor Plate THIS - USA
21, 2008) - Jerry Toliver will drive the Rockstar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, ...
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Daytona: Jack Roush - Tallahassee,Florida,USA
I didn't do a lot of racing in my teen years, but a few years ago we did some drag racing and I still go-kart raced through the years, just not full seasons ...
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Monday, January 21, 2008

Yesterday's Heroes: Gordon Jenner
Bud DeBoer records the four decade career of Northwest drag racing great Gordon Jenner.
Burnout Wars with Animal Jim
Pro Mod pioneer Animal Jim Feurer explains how to do a Pro Mod burnout and tells how he learned the hard way about not lighting two bulbs before a dry hop over the line.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Physics of Professional Drag Racing
In the sport of professional drag racing gravity takes on an entirely different meaning while accelerating these monsters down the track at speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Berserko Bob's Lounge Welcomes You
The inimitable Bob Doerrer has put up a new site, which includes links to all his old stories on It's weird!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

80s Funny Cars - The Ralph Reiter Collection
Ralph Reiter shot many funny car match races at Seattle during the 1980s, and he shares them here with Draglist readers. The story covers almost the whole decade of the ‘80s and those who raced fuel funny cars on the West Coast during that time.

80s Funny Cars - The East Coast
Danny White dives into another round of 80s funny cars with the hard working and hard running match racers from the Northeast that thrilled fans from Maryland to New England.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cars wanted for EDDYVILLE
Slick Vic is putting out the word for us! If you have a nostalgia drag car, you are welcome to attend the third annual Nostalgia Nationals, too! July 18-19 at Eddyville Raceway Park, in Eddyville, Iowa!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sinister Chev
One of the baddest fuel funny cars of all time, the Dale Emery driven Jeg's Automotive Camaro of Jeg Coughlin. Photo courtesy Bob Plumer/Drag Racing Memories

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Pistol Pete Shoots at Cars

Here are a few pics from Great Lakes Dragaway and Byron. Check out my website:

Thanks, Peter Ores

2007 USA-1 Dragfest Photo and Video Review
Bill Pratt and Jack Redd hit the highway for the 2007 USA-1 Dragfest at Bruce Larson's Stoney Creek Barn. It was a great time as always. Here are 54 photos and video clips of the resulting antics.
Club sees the need for speed
At 3:15 in the afternoon, Santa Maria High School is a frenzy of activity as students leave campus for the day. But while their classmates head for home, senior Bernardino Martinez and six other students in the school's drag race club are bent over a dragster in the high school's automotive shop.

Monday, January 07, 2008

One month from today...

… the NHRA POWERade Series will go green on the 2008 season.

  • WHAT: CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
  • WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
  • RACE WEEK SCHEDULE: Feb. 6-10, 2008 (Pre-race Press Conference, Wednesday at noon at The Derby in Arcadia; Qualifying Session 1, Thursday 2-3:30 p.m.; Qualifying Session 2, Friday 2-3:30 p.m.; Qualifying Sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 12-4:30; Race, Sunday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
    • 2007 Rookie of the Year Ashley Force, a Cal State Fullerton alum and Orange County resident, begins her second professional campaign after transcending the sport in a 2007 debut highlighted by guest appearances on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
    • NHRA and Auto Racing icon John Force, an Orange County resident and Ashley's father, seeks speedy return from serious accident that sidelined him in September, 2007
    • NHRA celebrates Black History Month with former Rookies of the Year Antron Brown and J.R. Todd – who will be competing against one another in the premier Top Fuel class – and former NBA star Tom Hammonds among the most popular and competitive drivers on the POWERade Series circuit
    • Southern California native Tony Pedregon returns home to begin defense of his 2007 POWERade Series world championship
    • 2006 Sportswoman of the Year Melanie Troxel jumps from Top Fuel to Funny Car where she will now compete head-to-head against her husband and driver of the Monster Energy Dodge Charger, Tommy Johnson, Jr.
    • Year 2 of the Countdown to the Championship, which created dramatic, tension-filled championship points races culminating with championship Sunday last Nov. 4 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Reward Offered In Race Car And Trailer Theft
Drag Racing competitor Todd Jones has announced he is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the relocation of his stolen drag racing set-up and/or the apprehension of those responsible.
Balloting for Canadian Drag Racers of The Year awards underway
Within its continuing efforts in support of Canada's drag racing scene, announced its fourth annual Canadian Drag Racer of the Year awards program designed to recognize top achievements in Canadian drag racing during the 2007 racing campaign.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Gang steals drag car and rig
Thieves made a major upgrade to their mode of transport, stealing a $170,000 drag racer after being seen earlier driving a small hatchback.
Stolen racing car could prove a drag for thieves
Thieves are going to have a hard time being inconspicuous after they stole a drag racing car plus its 40ft white trailer in a daring break and enter on Brisbane's southside overnight.
Drag racer makes remarkable comeback
A driver who walked away from a spectacular drag racing accident is making a remarkable comeback. Phil Lammattina has put the fiery crash behind him and is back behind the wheel.

Australian Hoons Steal Drag Racing Car, Somehow Haven't Been Caught
According to police, thieves made off with this blue Super Gas class mustang race car, a 40ft white trailer, an F250 ute and some tools and spare parts.
Thieves shatter national drag title dream
On the eve of clinching the Willowbank Raceway Top Fuel Spectacular super gas bracket, thieves have literally driven away with Todd Jones's chance of becoming the State and national champion.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fuel price makes racing a drag
Thousands of motor enthusiasts parading souped-up cars at the opening of the Summernats Car Festival in Canberra yesterday seemed undaunted by the climbing price of petrol. Perhaps it was a case of passion compensating for pain.
Barrett-Jackson to Offer Motorsports History, Icons and Star Power at 2008 Scottsdale Auction
Highlighting the pavement-pounding group of racers will be “The Intimidator,” a Richard Childress Racing (RCR) 1969 Series 3 Camaro limited edition vehicle and a 1987 NHRA Pro Stock Oldsmobile Firenza from famous drag racer Warren Johnson.

Motor fanatics rev up in Canberra
For the six-time Australian drag-racing champion Victor Bray, the Summernats Car Festival in Canberra holds a certain nostalgia.
His career is a roaring success
On the industrial stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in Malvern sits a nondescript building with a small sign in the front window that says Jenkins Competition. It's the modest lair for one of drag racing's most legendary drivers and engine builders, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Louise's 2007 SEMA Show Photos
Lots of nice photos here to take you to the 2007 SEMA show in Orlando.
Top Alcohol Funny Car Photos
Lots of great TAFC photos here.
After getting the offer of a lifetime from Force, Neff prepping for rookie season
Imagine for a moment that John Force, the most prolific drag racer in history, winner of 125 races and 14 championships, is pursuing you to drive one of his high-powered Funny Cars.
40 Willys Build-up
Wow -- talk about building one from scratch!
Martin adds events to 2008 schedule
The Northern Nationals has been the featured event each summer at the Martin Dragway for many years. But that doesn't mean there isn't room on the schedule for another marquee race.
Life in the Fast Lane
Are you game to travel 3,000 miles for a 10-second drag race? Native Stauntonian Charley Douglass is.
Snowmobile mania hits Gaylord
More than 500 snowmobile dragsters are expected to compete in February in the World Series of Ice and Muscle Sled Mania events in Gaylord, Michigan.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

70s Funny Cars: Round 47
Danny White teamed with ten racing historians to bring us a great new year's gift: Round 47 of 70s Funny Cars! This round brings more obscure and entertaining machines from all corners of the United States and Canada. Flopper fans, dive in!

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Chuck Carman's great machines are helping us to ring out the old and ring in the new! We at would like to wish you and your family a healthy, prosperous, safe, and HAPPY 2008!