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February 28, 2001 -- NEW MATCH RACE MADNESS PC GAME! We have updated the Match Race Madness PC game with even NEWER stats than we have on the lists themselves! We have all the info from Pomona AND Phoenix, so the 2001 season is ready for some hot simulated drag racing action. Click HERE to download the latest copy!

Send an email to a little drag pal. Larry Pfister from Horsepower Heaven sent me this note the other day. Take a moment or two to fire off an email to Brittany and let her know that her fellow drag racing fans are here and we care...

It's been a tough few days for motorsport people, but if you think you've had it tough how about little Brittany King? Right now she's sitting in a hospital bed with Leukemia. Her dad Leeland rides that really cool drag bike that nearly took the division last year. Everybody is really pumped up with Brittany's attitude, and guess what? She LOVES to get email! So send her some. Ask her about drag racing. She loves that too. EMAIL BRITTANY and the whole family: Leeland, Kim, Brittany and Michael King - Racers Finishing Touch KING6337@aol.com

Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA's 50th Anniversary: This Month in NHRA History -- February. We don't usually rerun stuff from other websites, but this is special. The staff at NHRA.com has put together an amazing page of history from the organization's first 50 years. Every drag racing fan, regardless of current sanctioning affiliation (or lack thereof), should check out this site to see where a huge portion of the sport came from. We will feature stories from NHRA's 50th anniversary from time to time this year. Here's a list of key events in the NHRA's history that took place during February.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Russell to the Staging Lanes. Robert Briggs caught Darrell Russell's new ride -- Joe Amato's Top Fueler -- heading to the lanes at Pomona.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steiner Wins the Reunion!. Dawn Mazi captured Gerry Steiner's winning Top Fuel "A" run at the 1999 California Hot Rod Reunion.

Search and Link Improvements. We have made subtle yet useful changes to our Search and Links features at draglist.com. On our Search Entire Site feature, we now return a portion of the search results with each match. This cuts down on the "false positives" we sometimes saw when searching for similar persons or pieces of information. Try it now by putting in your name or type of car or whatever. I think you'll be pleased with the results. 

We have updated our Links page to show only ten links per page. Some of our links pages were getting so big that it took too long to load them. Now each page displays quickly, followed by a link to the next page. Remember, the separate Link Search on each link page can take you directly to the links you are looking for. I hope you enjoy these two new improvements! 

Draglist.com needs content! We are always searching for new stories of the day. If you have a drag racing memory you want to share with your fellow racers or drag fans, send it to bilden@draglist.com. We are trying to capture the flavor of drag racing from ALL perspectives, so yours is welcome! Don't worry too much about spelling, grammar, and that stuff. We can smooth out the rough edges. All stories and photos will be credited to you and we can include a link to your email address or to your website if you like. Let's make The Drag Racing List YOUR site -- send us a story!

Updated Draglist Links.

February 27, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Celebrates 50 Great Years of Hot Rodding In 2001. Glendora's made it to the big FIVE-O. Love 'em or hate 'em, that's saying something! Look for more NHRA stories to come, including highlights from the first 50 years, a list of the top 50 drivers, and a list of the top 50 races. The story contains a link to their 50th Anniversary site which EVERYONE should check out.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mopar on a Mission. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby has been watching racing all winter while the rest of us have been freezing! Here's a nice shot of a Plymouth Duster at Moroso.

February 26, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Double Letter Class Designators. Flyin' Phil Elliott answers the age old question, "Why are some gassers AA/GS, while others are A/GS, while others are A/G?" Hint: the answer is not in black and white.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Les Ritchey's '65 Mustang A/FX. Pete Garramone with another of his trademark crystal clear black and white shots, this of Les Ritchey's clean pony car.

On 2/16, Karl Wortman gave his opinions on drag racing's biggest influences and he asked for yours. Tom DeLello offers the first response HERE.

February 25, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Breaking on the Burnout. Funny car racer Jay Mageau describes one of the most embarrassing occurrences in drag racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: "A-OK" - '29 Ford Model A Roadster. Paul Hutchins joined all his online pals at the CHRR last October. Among the great shots he captured was this prime '29 Model A.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Dean McClennan Funny Car Burnout. Carl Witt caught Dean's AutoBarn Top Alcohol car laying one down.

Updated Drag Lists! Danny White, Steve Klemetti, and a cast of hundreds have sent new stats and info to our lists. Here is the latest stuff, updated through the NHRA Winternationals. Another update is due in early March at the latest. We now have over 47.000 individual listings!

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: Personal best ETs and Speeds from 2001 NHRA Phoenix.

Exclusive bonus photos: 2001 NHRA Phoenix! Les Welch with more exclusive shots of the top professional teams at the Checker-Shuck's-Kragen Nationals.

February 24, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fun with Electricity. Tom Ivo tells how he had hours of fun with his Pep Boys "T" coil.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hanna's Heater - Al's Jet Funny Car. Mark Hovsepian catches a great shot of the business end of Al Hanna's high tech jet funny car. Can you find the hidden photo credit?

February 23, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: My First Trip to the March Meet. Drag racing photographer/filmmaker Dave Kerr fills us in on his first trip to Bakersfield in 1964.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Lady Drives a Quad Cam. Lyle Greenberg caught Sue Ransom at speed in the McGee Cams Top Fueler in 1986.

February 22, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: From Mega-Bucks Luxury to Mega-Cubes Racer. Brian Wood shows us the all new Jaguar for 2001 -- with an 814 inch Shotgun Ford!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Big Red Twists Off the Line. Joel Naprstek with a shot and some history from NASCAR's heyday in drag racing.

February 21, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Superbird Supermen. Robb Lowe regales us with a hilarious tale of good old boys gone wrong.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Suhrprise of Indy '99 -- Dale Suhr's Nostalgia Fuel Dragster. Jim Sorenson contributed this outstanding shot of AA/FD Dale Suhr.

February 20, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Sportsman Heaven: The U.S. Class Nationals. Jeff Lee fills us in on a huge sportsman-only race in July.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Carl Ruth's Crown Victoria. James Morgan grabbed this burnout shot of Ruth & Smigielski's popular nostalgia Ford funny.

February 19, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Force, and W. Johnson Win at Firebird Raceway. nhra.com provides words on the winners, round by round results, and the latest points standings.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Frank Pedregon, 1965. Darryl Huffman presents the patriarch of the Pedregon racing dynasty working on his car at Fresno '65.

February 18, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dunn, Skuza and Edwards Earn No. 1 Qualifying Spots at Firebird Raceway. nhra.com provides final pro qualifying from NHRA Phoenix and tomorrow's first-round pairings. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lindamood Under the Lights. Bob Plumer with a great nighttime shot of the Color Me Gone funny car, circa 1973.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Anders Karling's Nitro Harley. Sharkman sent us this footage of fuel bike action from Europe.

Exclusive bonus photos: 2001 NHRA Winternationals! Les Welch grabbed shots of the top professional teams at the Big Go West.

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New cars, and personal best ETs and Speeds from the 2001 NHRA Winternationals.

February 17, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Ron Burch's Showdown with the Outlaw. Chuck Pacini tells how he gave somewhat reluctant drag photographer Ron Burch a ride in his violent Anglia gasser.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lean and Mean Beetle. Anni Valder brings us the lowest, baddest VW we've seen in a long time.

February 16, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Drag Racing's Biggest Influences. Karl Wortman gives his opinions. What are yours? Let us know and we'll print them!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tim Wilkerson Lays One Down. Tog captured Tim Wilkerson doing a looong smoky burnout in the NAPA Auto Parts funny a few years ago.

February 15, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pro Nitro on Its Way for 2001. Jerry Hutchcroft brings us up to date on his nostalgia racing series, one that has some truly unique features for racers.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: TJ Junior Lights Up the Night. Dennis Roetman caught Tommy Johnson at the Texas Motorplex in Joe Gibbs' Interstate Batteries car.

February 14, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Stock Nationals Memories. Joel Naprstek digs into the memory banks and provides highlights of past Super Stock Nationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fireforce at Dusk. Britain's Sharkman got this beautiful shot of the Fireforce Jet Funny car just before dark.

February 13, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Glass Rambler. Chuck Pacini with an entertaining story of what happens when a car dealer loans a brand new car to a funny car body manufacturer.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gasser on the Attack. Tom West graces our pages with a fantastic photo of Jim Pace's Anglia AA/Gasser.

February 12, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Mullins' War Horse Ready to Gallop in 2001. Bruce Mullins checks in to bring us up to date on his Federal Mogul Funny Car team. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Remembering Dave Schultz. Chris Graves offers a beautiful tribute photo to Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Dave Schultz, who passed away yesterday, February 11.

February 11, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Where to Race a Beginner Dragster. Larry Heath offers advice on the best classes in which to enter your first dragster.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fuel Dragsters, 1962 Style. Steve Gibbs with rare photos and background on three more hitters from San Gabriel in 1962.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Earthquake II Jet Semi Truck. Bob and Alice Howard provided this cool footage of their jet powered semi truck blasting down an airport runway.

February 10, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Southern Fried Funny Cars: The History of the Southern Fuel Coupes -- Plus the 2000 SFC Banquet. Robin Stambaugh catches us up on the history of the rockin' Southern Fuel Coupes.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: One Trick Pony -- Robert Patrick's Ford Mustang Pro Stock. Ron Dilley captured NHRA Pro Stock's quickest Ford and slickest body style.

February 9, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Back to the Drags After 35 Years. Jon Price tells us what it was like see the 2001 Winternationals after not being to the drags since 1965.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pro Mod Hits the NHRA -- Kirk Kuhns' Corvette. Robert Briggs grabbed a shot of the most talked-about sportsman car at the 2001 Winternationals, NHRA's first Pro Mod machine.

February 8, 2001 -- New website partners! We are proud to report recent associations with Cindy Gibbs Portraits in Pencil (www.cindygibbs.com), Quick Times Racing News -- yes, Becky White's FINALLY on the web! (www.qtrn.com), and Anglia News (www.morrismotorsports.com). Check out their banners and all our other fine sponsors and partners at our Sponsors page.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Inside Motorsports Ceases Publication. Farewell to IMS, and farewell to independent reporting in drag racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Old Blue '41 Willys.felt a little blue (at the end of IMS?) and retouched one of his photos accordingly.

February 7, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Back in the Show -- Howard Haight's New Top Fuel Ride. Top Fuel veteran and Draglist hero Howard Haight provides us with impressions of his weekend at the Winters.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sign Here, Sonny... Pete Garramone grabbed a cute shot of a little biker getting hassled by the law.

February 6, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: An Unreal Way to Win a Drag Race. Saturday night, Western Australian announcer Stu Bond witnessed the weirdest route to the winner's circle he has seen in 30 years of drag racing

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Roadsters and Gassers and Dragsters, OH MY! Tom DeLello returns with some way cool drag racing drawings.

February 5, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Russell, Sarver, Johnson, and Daniels Win AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway. nhra.com provides final results and point standings from the first national event of the year.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Nostalgia Flames at Night. Mark Hovsepian caught this AA/Fuel Dragster with butterflies open and header flames soaring.

February 4, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Scelzi Wins Budweiser Shootout; Kalitta and Johnson Jr. Enter Eliminations at No. 1. nhra.com reports that Gary Scelzi picks up where he left off in 2000, plus more final qualifying results.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hot Cross Chevy! Howard Cross's '38 Chevy Pro Mod. Photographer and webmaster extraordinaire Jim Sorenson checks in with a great burnout shot of the Northwest Pro Mod hitter.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: JP's Toy! Jim Pace's Blown Gasser. Dawn Mazi grabbed this footage of Jim Pace's blown gasser doing a burnout and a run at the 1999 California Hot Rod Reunion.

Exclusive bonus photos: 2000 Flashback to NHRA Gatornationals and Denver! Les Welch has provided us with cool photos from NHRA events since about halfway through the season, but he took shots at all the early events, too! If you want to see photos from a particular NHRA event that occurred in 2001, drop us a line at bilden@draglist.com, and we will get the word to Les. In the meantime, check out his photo archives.

February 3, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Johnson, Kalitta, Allen Among Qualifying Leaders at AutoZone Winternationals. Friday qualifying results from Pomona by nhra.com.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kingfish Cuda at the 1967 Super Stock Nationals. Joel Naprstek provides a photo and some good historical info on the '67 Super Stock Nats.

February 2, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Racing Season is BACK! Early Qualifying from the 2001 NHRA Winternationals. nhra.com provides Thursday's qualifying from the annual drag racing kickoff.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gate Job! Pete Gates' Comet Funny Car. Daryl Huffman joins our intrepid staff of volunteer photographers with an outstanding shot of a car he owns -- the Gate Job Comet Funny Car.

February 1, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Personal Fireproof Driver. Pat Foster checks in and tells us why he always signs off on all his stories with "Sit Low."

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Altered in the Shadows. James Morgan captured an altered on a wild, early morning pass.

 

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