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January 31, 2003 - Draglist.com/Computer Magic Online Message Board. Come join 552 drag racers and fans in the following topics: News, What's Up, Dear Draglist, Draglist Updates, Desperately Seeking, Racer's Scrapbook, Press Releases, Race Calendar, Drag Racing Q&A, Drag Racing Results, Quick Quotes, Reader's Rides, and Win this Art!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pocono Drag Lodge Lives Again. Tim Bongard, Jim Amos, and Patrick Race got together to remember the legendary drag strip, now reclaimed by the Pennsylvania woods.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Drive the Hooters/Draglist.com Mustang II Funny Car! Barry Riley needs a driver for his pure Ford powered BB/Funny Car. Are you the right person for the job?

New Jungle Pam and Jungle Jim Pix! Pam Hardy sent us dozens of photos by Norman Blake, Steve Reyes, Neil Mahr and others. We have updated the Jungle Pam and Jungle Jim photos pages and there is plenty more to come.

Win this Art: Leland Kolb's AA/Fuel Dragster. Jeff Teaford did Leland Kolb's digger in chalk on black and you can win it! Jeff is creating and posting an original piece of drag racing art once a week ( four a month). Draglist.com readers: tell us why you have to have it! At the end of the month, the best response will win one of the pieces of art. 

More Better Pix: 2003 NHRA Tucson Warm Up Pit Photos. Pete Gemar cruised the pits at Tucson and send these shots of the NHRA testing action from the weekend.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Nitro Funnies: Greene Machine vs. Bailey Bros. Cheryl Greene sent this footage of a match race between Allan Dobson in their nitro Beretta vs. the Bailey Bros. car at the QUIT Motorplex.

Classic Thunder Nostalgia Drag Racing: Classic Thunder Directors / Members meeting a Success! We had a very successful meeting in Atlanta. Full details of the 2003 Classic Thunder program will be posted this week. New Sponsors for 2003! Classic Thunder is Proud to Announce that Horton Race Cars, Barnes & Reese Racing Engines, and Hot Heads Research and Racing each have committed to support Classic Thunder in 2003.

PhilZone: NHRA National Time Trials Photo Review. Phil Elliott was on hand in Phoenix and sent his thoughts and awesome photos of the weekend's testing activities.

More Old B.S.: A Roaring Success. Bill Ott on the Texas Whips Top Fuel team and their excursion to Indy 1981.

Danny's Corner: Jeep Funny Cars -- The Outsiders. Danny White researches and reports on history's Jeep Funnies: the wildest creations in an era of wild creations.

January 30, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Drivers Anxiously Await Next Week's Season Opener. NHRA Communications interviewed several top drivers and got their thoughts about the season kickoff at the Winternationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Cat in the Hat Top Fueler for Cory Mac? Rick Menges imagines what it would like to replace a Top Fuel crew with one handy, six foot tall cat.

January 28-29, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Tucson Warm Up Results. NHRA Communications provides pro results from week two testing at Tucson. Friday results.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Win This Art: Leland Kolb's AA/Fuel Dragster. Jeff Teaford did Leland Kolb's digger in chalk on black and you can win it! Jeff is creating and posting an original piece of drag racing art once a week ( four a month). Draglist.com readers: tell us why you have to have it! At the end of the month, the best response will win one of the pieces of art. 

January 27, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Tucson Warm Up Results. NHRA Communications provides pro results from week two testing at Tucson. Friday results.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: 2003 NHRA Tucson Warm Up Pit Photos. Pete Gemar cruised the pits at Tucson and send these shots of the NHRA testing action from the weekend.

Win This Art! The Speed Sport Roadster. Jeff Teaford did this terrific rendition of the famous Speed Sport Roadster that you can win! Jeff will create and post an original piece of drag racing art once a week (a total of four a month). Draglist.com readers: tell us why you have to have it! At the end of the month, the best response will win one of the pieces of art. 

January 24-26, 2003 - Atlanta Bound! We are down in Atlanta for the 2003 Classic Thunder planning meeting. Enjoy all the coverage from NHRA Phoenix while we're gone! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: More NHRA Phoenix Test Session Pix and Words. Phil Elliott wraps up his coverage of Phoenix with these additional pics and stories. Thanks to Tom West for the KB/BB pic!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lewis Does the Time Trials. Long lens specialist Ron Lewis sent these tasty shots to round out our coverage of NHRA Phoenix.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Brett Stevens' Jack Daniels Top Doorslammer Burnout. New Zealander Glenn Boyd sent this clip of one of the most amazing burnouts ever!

New Drag Racing Stuff! Check out Drag Racing Gifts for some awesome new products and lower prices! We now have the awesome full color drag racing posters from Quay West Media, featuring the incredible photography of Steve Reyes. We also are proud to offer Jim Hawkins' famous DragStats on Compact Disc. And... we have lowered prices on our collection of Ray English photos. All 8 x 10 photos are now only $9.95!

New On-Site Search Engine! We have upgraded to the Google on-site search engine at draglist.com and man, is it ever fun! Our former product only indexed 1,000 of our pages. Since we now have more than 2,800 active pages, we needed to step up! The Google search engine appears near the bottom of each page. You can put even the tiniest bit of information into it and find exactly what we have. Racers or racer descendants, PLEASE enter your name into the search engine, find what we have on you, and let us know what information we are missing...

Drag-Gear comes on strong! Thanks to Chuck Priestly of Motorsports America Company. Chuck's Drag-Gear website has signed on as a major site sponsor and partner site of Draglist.com! Check out Drag-Gear for some incredible drag racing apparel and souvenirs!

Goyda.com comes on board! Drag racing memorabilia king Mike Goyda has signed on as a major sponsor of draglist.com. Mike will be sponsoring the 10,000 Links page and will rotate his banners throughout our 2800 pages. Check out Goyda.com for some awesome original drag racing collectibles!

January 23, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Racing with an Addict. Pat Foster describes his first Top Fuel ride in the Rocky Childs owned machine and how it got its name.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: East Coast Gasser Geezers! Some of the sport's legendary gasser racers got together recently at the Washington World of Wheels.

January 22, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Ivo's Air Force Hero. Tom Ivo got to leave boot camp for one day only. His destination? The drags, of course! Guess who he saw there...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Win This Art: The Speed Sport Roadster.

January 20-21, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Time Trials at Firebird, Day Three. NHRA Communications wraps up the Phoenix test session with a report on day three.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: NHRA National Time Trials Photo Review. Phil Elliott was on hand in Phoenix and sent his thoughts and 36 awesome photos of the weekend's testing activities.

January 19, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Time Trials at Firebird, Day Two. reports on day two of the 2003 testing debut for the top professional teams. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gary Watson in the Paddy Wagon Wheelstanding Van. This Drag Racing Memories photo proves that Watson was more suited to a padded cell than to the Paddy Wagon!

Win This Art! The Beebe & Mulligan AA/Fuel Dragster. Jeff Teaford did this terrific rendition of the Fighting Irish fueler that you can win! Jeff will create and post an original piece of drag racing art once a week (a total of four a month). Draglist.com readers: tell us why you have to have it! At the end of the month, the best response will win one of the pieces of art. 

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: The Greene Machine Funny Car Burnout. Cheryl Greene sent up this clip of Allan Dobson burning up the track with family's fuel burner.

January 18, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Time Trials at Firebird, Day One. NHRA Communications reports on the 2003 testing debut for the top professional teams. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Heuer Racing's 8-Second Karman Ghia. Jere Heuer sent this Jerry Heuer photo of their blown and injected VW launching at Gateway.

January 17, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Old B.S.: A Roaring Success. Bill Ott on the Texas Whips Top Fuel team and their excursion to Indy 1981.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ron Pellegrini vs. The Ramchargers at Ubly 1965. Fred Militello sent this priceless Bob Snow, Jr. photo of Pellegrini's Super Mustang lining up with the mighty Ramchargers.

January 16, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: What Were the First Funny Cars? Bob Plumer and Phil Elliott have a conversation about the first inklings of the funny car movement in drag racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dave Persico's Pro Mod Camaro Purges the Nitrous. Bob Plumer sent in this photo of the tough New York State team undergoing the ritual that sends door car fans into fits of delight.

More Old B.S.: Keep On Truckin' (Part 2). Bill Ott finishes up the adventure of Sy Sidebotham and Tom Steed as they take the King & Marshall AA/Fueler to the 2002 CHRR.

January 15, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force First Four-Time Titus Award Winner. Mike Hollander of Racing Information Systems provides the details of the award ceremony.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mark Cox Nitro Harley is a Blur of Flames. Chris Simmons captured Mark Cox's fuel hog streaking by at IHRA Budds Creek.

January 14, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA National Time Trials Preview. NHRA Communications provides a quick look at the upcoming National Time Trials at Firebird International Raceway.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kim Reymond: 2002 European TF Champ. Kim Reymond finished on top of the 2002 Euro Top Fuel championships and he sent along this cool photo and a note.

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January 13, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Art of Backpedaling. Norm Weekly discusses the fine art of backpedaling a dragster to prevent excessive tire smoke.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Win this Art: The Beebe & Mulligan AA/Fuel Dragster. Jeff Teaford did this terrific rendition of the Fighting Irish fueler that you can win! Jeff will create and post an original piece of drag racing art once a week (a total of four a month). Draglist.com readers: tell us why you have to have it! At the end of the month, the best response will win one of the pieces of art. 

January 11-12, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dale Pulde and the Mickey Thompson Pinto Funny Cars. Dale Pulde remembers the titanium M/T Pinto funnies and what it was like to drive them.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Larry Huff in the Pure Hell AA/Fuel Altered. Ron Lewis captured Larry Huff driving like a man possessed. Check out the eyes!

January 07-10, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Jeep Funny Cars -- The Outsiders. Danny White researches and reports on history's Jeep Funnies: the wildest creations in an era of wild creations.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: French Twist: Claude Beaulieu's Wheelstanding Acadian. Mike Sawyer caught Claude Beaulieu trying to twist his Chevy II in half at IHRA New England 2002.

January 06, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Old B.S.: Keep On Truckin' (Part 2). Bill Ott finishes up the adventure of Sy Sidebotham and Tom Steed as they take the King & Marshall AA/Fueler to the 2002 CHRR.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kenny Wynn's S-10 Almost Loses It on a Wheelstand. Brian Wood captured Kenny's nearly disastrous attempt to win a wheelstand contest.

Classic Thunder Nostalgia Drag Racing: A Classic Thunder Thanksgiving. Bill Pratt provides the full rundown on the racing at Classic Thunder's two-day event at Darlington Dragway on November 29-30. Soon we'll pack the story with Roger Richards and Brian Wood photos! Classic Thunder Rolls at Darlington. Ian Tocher put together these words and pics of the Thanksgiving event. Darlington Photos! Roger Richards and Brian Wood shot everything that moved at the Classic Thunder Thanksgiving race. Darlington is Done. A small but enthusiastic crowd of nostalgia drag racing fans enjoyed our final event of 2002.

PhilZone: 2002 World Finals Photo Highlights. Phil Elliott was at Pomona and provided these interesting shots and comments. Schedule May Be Subject to Change. Phil breaks down the NHRA World Finals, including results, stories, and controversies.

January 05, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 70s Funny Cars Website is Back! Bill Pratt is happy to report that thanks to Bob Gettys of Computer Magic Online, the sport's popular funny car photo and info site has returned.

Jungle Pam Hardy Revamps Her Website! Jungle Pam and Draglist.com are thrilled to report that we have jam packed her website with dozens of photos and stories of Jungle Pam and Jungle Jim. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mike Messner's Rear Engine Plymouth Duster Funny Car. Robert Briggs caught the unique Lethal Injection leaving the line at the 2002 Fuel and Gas Finals at Bakersfield.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: IDRC Sport Compact Drag Racing. Dan from sportcompactdragracing.com profiles some of the top sport compact racers at the IDRC Longhorn Nationals.

January 01 - 04, 2003 - Snakebit! There were no updates at Draglist.com (except our cool message board) from 12/31 to 1/04 due to a combination of maladies. We have set up a temporary solution. Click the link to read all about it.

 

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