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February 28, 2002 - PhilZone: Phoenix Day Three: Race Day. Phil Elliott gives us race day highlights and his thoughts and impressions from eliminations at the NHRA Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Eddie Hill Among Class of Eight Inducted into Motorsports Hall Of Fame. NHRA Communications announces this prestigious honor for one of drag racing's favorite sons. Brian Wood contributes some great photos from Eddie's last NHRA season.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Al Hofmann's Incredible Pomona Funny Car Explosion. Jim M White caught Al's MASSIVE explosion at Pomona in the BDS Blowers car a few years ago.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Gary Wall's Wild Bunch '55 Chevy. Carl Witt provides this week's clip of Wall's blown Chevy getting LOUD on a burnout and run.

Bob's Berserko Lounge: First Annual Funny Car Reunion! Don't miss this awesome event at Englishtown, NJ, on 7/28/02. The draglist.com staff will be there for sure!

Events: Southern Fuel Coupes Banquet Approaches. Bob Gettys provides all the info on the upcoming SFC banquet, where an exciting series sponsorship program will be announced.

February 27, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bud King on Ice. Julian Bayley did this awesome ice sculpture of Kenny Bernstein's 2001 championship Top Fueler. This is better than any old swan!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Diener-Sparks-Careccia: Injected Nitro from the Sunshine State. Jim Hill sent along these 1966 photos of one of Florida's top A/FD teams.

February 26, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Polka Time: Roll Out the (Nitro) Barrel. Gary Peters tells about the time three barrels of nitro planned and executed an escape from the back of their carryall truck as Dale Thierer sped down the highway.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Leland Kolb's Fuel Dragster in Watercolor. Jeff Teaford sent in this awesome mixed media painting of Leland Kolb's FED. Jeff says he has lots more... here's my vote to see it!

February 25, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Worsham, Schumacher, Allen Take Wins at Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final pro results from Phoenix.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jungle Jim Liberman - The Start of Something Big. Berserko Bob Doerrer sent this Ed Preston photo and a story of Jungle Jim Liberman and what could have been.

February 24, 2002 - PhilZone: Phoenix Day Two: Get Ready, Get Setů Flyin' Phil Elliott gives us the full story of day two qualifying from Charlie Allen's place in Chandler.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force Going for 100th NHRA Win From No. 1 Qualifying Position. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from Phoenix.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fran Peppler's Rock N Roll Thunder Jet Funny Car. James Morgan took this amazing shot of Fran's hot Chevy Lumina.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Urs Erbacher's Top Methanol Funny Car Tries to Get a Grip. Brian Fawcus provides this week's clip of Erbacher weaving all over Santa Pod.

February 23, 2002 - PhilZone: Phoenix Day One: Getting There and Phoenix Fallacies. When you hear what he had to go through to get there, you are going to appreciate Phil Elliott's coverage of Day One qualifying even more...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Force, Krisher Lead Qualifying at Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals. NHRA Communications provides first day pro qualifying results from Phoenix.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Days of Nitro and Hydrazine: Ronald Swann's Funny Car. Carl Parrish, Jr., sent in this great Carl Parris, Sr., shot of one of the great early Texas injected funny cars.

February 22, 2002 - PhilZone: Pomona 2002: The Photo Review. Phil Elliott took dozens of photos of cars and people at the Winters. Here they are with the story behind each shot.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Top Alcohol Mud Bog Racing with the Sitko Family. Sheryl Ogonoski and Ken Sitko describe driver Serge Dion's 1999 crash and the team's subsequent, two week resurgence.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gail Tesinsky's 255 MPH Salt Flat Studebaker. Gail Tesinsky provides some photos of her car from Bonneville Speedweek 2001. 

February 21, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Vance Hunt's Infamous "Twin Engine" Fueler and Rules Changes. Texas Top Fuel legend Vance Hunt tells an entertaining tale of taking full advantage of the rules and of raising the ire of race officials in doing so.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chris Wright's Yahooee Fiat Altered from New Zealand. Mike Ashton shot Chris Wright having fun down under with his neat altered.

February 20, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pomona 2002: The Photo Review. Phil Elliott took dozens of photos of cars and people at the Winters. Here they are with the story behind each shot.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Kuhlmann's AMS Pro Modified Corvette. John Hill sent in these Vicky Shiels photos of Bill Kuhlmann's new AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod.

February 19, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Here Comes the New Hemi Hunter! Gary Peters translates the famous Chevy fueler's thrill at being reborn at S&W Race Cars.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bruce Larson's Amazing USA-1 '68 Camaro Funny Car. We are proud to welcome respected East Coast drag photographer Dave Milcarek to the Draglist team. Dave sent us these awesome pics of Larson's superb Chevy flopper.

February 18, 2002 - New Personal Bests: 2002 NHRA Winternationals. Steve Klemetti provides all the new driver, ET, and MPH updates from Pomona. Boy, was he busy!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The First "Miss" Winston. "Berserko Bob" Doerrer asks you to test your trivia skills. Do YOU remember who was the first Miss Winston in Drag Racing?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: European Top Fuel Dragsters at Dusk. Dr. Ivan Sansom joins the Draglist crew with a great shot of European Top Fuel Champ Andy Carter with flames high.

PhilZone: Pomona Day 4: The Race. Flyin' Phil Elliott completes his report from the incredible 2002 K&N Filters Winternationals with some final reflections and notes on the weekend.

February 17, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Pro Stock Fun Facts. Ariel Cordero provides some interesting statistics from the early days of NHRA Pro Stock racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bob Motz's Jet Kenworth Truck Bearing Down. Dr. Wolfgang Mohr helps out Jet Dragster teams for relaxation! Here's hit shot of Bob Motz's TRUE "monster truck."

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Abel Ibarra's 175 MPH Mazda RX-7 Crashes Hard. Dan of Ocean Street Video sent this awesome clip of Import Drag Racing Action. Over 3.5 minutes long, it contains several import runs and a feature on Ibarra's 7-second Mazda, including a terrifying crash at LACR.

February 16, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: MIR to Run New "Frantic 7" Program in 2002. Chris Miller reports that Maryland International Raceway has expanded its popular Top Dragster and Top Doorslammer category.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mr. Flathead and the Front Mounted Blower. The inimitable John "Mr. Flathead" Bradley discusses a photo of one of his pioneering speed experiments from the 1950s.

February 15, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Why Aren't European Top Fuel Cars as Fast as American Top Fuel Cars? British Top Fuel crew chief Eddie Corr explains the challenges of getting 6,000 horsepower to the track under European conditions.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hemi Under Glass Wheelstander Lifts Off! Tony Neu caught the famous wheelstander putting daylight under the rear slicks.

February 14, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Howard Haight to Drive Ron Johnson's Junior Fueler in 2002. Ron Johnson is proud to announce that the fuel dragster and altered veteran will wheel his new J/FD car this year.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Croc Attack! Garry McGrath's Australian Fuel Funny Car. Craig Christerson sent up these photos of the neat nitro flopper he crews on.

February 13, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Del Worsham. NHRA Communications talks to the driver whose two-car team looks to be in the NHRA Championship points mix for 2002 and beyond.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Holley and Venables Top Fueler Goes Airborne! Bob Holley sent in this awesome Dan Watley shot of Ronnie Martin putting his and Dickie Venables' digger WAY up in the air.

February 12, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Save the Engine, Feed the Fish. Gary Peters tells another hilarious tale of life on the road in 1970s Top Fuel match racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gary Densham's Ford Mustang Funny Car at Maple Grove 2001. Greg Gage caught Densham at the end of what had been his best ever year; with a new all time speed record, it looks like 2002 will be more of the same.

February 11, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Force and Marnell Earn Season-Opening Victories at the K&N Filters Winternationals. NHRA Communications provides final results and points standings from Pomona.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: T-Bone Special: Jet Dragster T-Bones Nitro Funny Car! Berserko Bob Doerrer and Norman Blake were on hand when Frank Mancuso crossed in front of Mike Evegens and...

New Personal Bests: Houston Super Bowl 2002. provides all the new driver, ET, and MPH updates from this Southwest performance bonanza.

February 10, 2002 - PhilZone: Pomona Day 3: Unbelievable Reality. Flyin' Phil Elliott continues his report from the 2002 K&N Filters Winternationals with a Saturday qualifying session that tested the adequacy of the word "awesome."

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Densham Sets National Record; Cowin, Force and Krisher Earn No. 1 Qualifying Spots. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying and pairings for the K&N Filters Winternationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John Ackerman's "Will Power" Willys in 1975. Dave Huber sent this photo of one of his favorite race cars.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Larry Spiderman McBride and the World's Quickest Bike. Jerry Battle sent in this great burnout clip and run by the world's quickest and fastest fuel motorcycle. This thing sounds different than anything you've every heard.

February 09, 2002 - PhilZone: Pomona Day 2: Realistic Bumps, Grease Sweep, and Gassers. continues his report from the 2002 K&N Filters Winternationals. This stuff is GREAT!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Cowin, Force and Krisher Top Pro Categories at K&N Filters Winternationals. NHRA Communications provides day two qualifying results from Pomona.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Duel at Amarillo: Bobby Langley vs. Vance Hunt. David Ray sent in this personal favorite: an autographed photo of two Texas fuel champions going at it.

February 08, 2002 - PhilZone: Pomona Day One: I'm Baaaaaack! Flyin' Phil Elliott with impressions from his first day back at a national event since the 1999 Northwest Nationals.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Force, and Yates Lead the Way in First Round of NHRA Qualifying. The 2002 drag racing season is officially here! NHRA Communications provides day one pro qualifying results from Pomona.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Edge: The World's Most Advanced Top Fuel Motorcycle. Dave Murray shows what happens when you cross a funny car with a fuel motorcycle...

February 07, 2002 - PhilZone: Fond Farewells and Keeping in Touch. Flyin' Phil Elliott says goodbye to some cherished relationships and vows to keep more in touch with existing ones.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Final Gamble: Wrapping up the 2002 Test Season. Flyin' Phil Elliott details the progress of the racers who tested at Houston, Las Vegas, Sacto, and elsewhere this past weekend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Destroyer Jeep Funny Car. Daryl Huffman reached into his collection and pulled out this pit shot of a car that was simply unreal in its lack of aerodynamics and safety features.

February 06, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Houston 2002: The "REAL" Super Bowl. Flyin' Phil Elliott runs down the unreal Pro Stock action from this past weekend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Eddie McDow's Waco Flash Fuel Altered. Chris Graves took this shot of a guy who needed something wilder than his former Pro Stock and Pro Mod rides -- this Fuel Altered seems to do the trick!

PhilZone: NHRA Pre-Season: Team-ups and Testing. Flyin' Phil Elliott serves up behind the scenes details on the moves and mergers happening as NHRA teams get ready to rock in 2002. 

February 05, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Dean Skuza. Starting this season the NHRA Communications Dept. is providing a new transcript service that will feature a series of full-length interviews with drivers, crew chiefs, team owners, NHRA officials and other newsmakers in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Draglist.com will provide these interviews as Stories of the Day. Thanks to NHRA Communications for making these interviews available.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Al Billes' Pro Mod Studebaker. Brian Wood sent in this great head on shot of Al Billes' Pro Mod Stude from last year's IHRA race at Grand Bend, Ontario.

February 04, 2002 - New columns! In addition to Flyin' Phil Elliott and the PhilZone, we are proud to report that two of drag racing's prolific story tellers have taken up residence at draglist.com as regular columnists! Bob's Berserko Lounge has a new address and it's right here at draglist.com! You can catch Bob Doerrer's writings at least once a week. Hemi Hunter's Top Fuel Tales also finds a permanent weekly home here as Gary Peters' outstanding stories continue to get rave reviews. All these guys and their work will be available from the front page from here on out. Welcome aboard, guys!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Joe Invents the Caboggan. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby with another hilarious tale from Tommy Joe, Gonzo, Slide Rule Sammy, and the rest of the gang.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tim Grose and his Vortex Spoiler. Berserko Bob Doerrer and Norman Blake teamed up on this cool shot of Tim Grose experimenting with a unique wing setup.

February 03, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Pre-Season: Team-ups and Testing. Flyin' Phil Elliott serves up behind the scenes details on the moves and mergers happening as NHRA teams get ready to rock in 2002. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ron Colson in the Chicago Patrol Mustang II Funny Car. Bob Strait got this black and white shot of the Chapman Automotive car at Ohio's famed Dragway 42.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Cannonball Final: Fuel Funny Car Versus Alcohol Funny Car! Sharkman caught this battle between John Spuffard's nitro flopper and Lex Joon's upstart alky machine at the Cannonball race at Santa Pod.

February 02, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Steve Leache - Pro Comp A/Fuel Dragster Memories. Former Division 1 Pro Comp racer Steve Leache sent us this awesome story about his race cars after reading Danny White's piece on Pro Comp's 1974 debut.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tom Sturm's Camaro Funny Car Leaps off the Line. Bob Plumer dug into his Drag Racing Memories collection and pulled out this awesome launch shot of the late Tom Sturm.

Event Report: Tucson and Other Winter Happenings. Flyin' Phil Elliott with a behind the scenes look at who, what, when, and how at the NHRA 2002 Season Warm-up at Tucson. Pete Gemar adds photos.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Cannonball Final: Fuel Funny Car Versus Alcohol Funny Car! Sharkman caught this battle between John Spuffard's nitro flopper and Lex Joon's upstart alky machine at the Cannonball race at Santa Pod.

February 01, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Trailer or Tuning Fork? Gary Peters reports that the Hemi Hunter gang discovered some strange side effects when they built their own race car trailer in 1969.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dyno Don Nicholson: The Joy of Pro Stock Racing. Bob Fermier debuts with a terrific photo of Dyno Don wheeling his Ford Pinto Pro Stocker to the starting line -- his grin shows that he can hardly wait to get up there!

 

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