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April 30, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: MIR Pro Challenge 2001 - Day Two Eliminations. I did the words and brother Tim Pratt did lots of photos. This race was a fun kickoff for the 2001 MIR Match Racing season.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Don Garlits Wynnscharger Fuel Dragster. Bob Plumer with another amazing shot from the Drag Racing Memories collection.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Top Fuel versus Funny Car, British Style. Sharkman grabbed this footage of a fueler racing a funny car at the Santa Pod Cannonball in April on 4/19. 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 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!

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April 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: MIR Pro Challenge 2001 - Day One Qualifying and Notes. This one was on ME. I announced the race with old friend Lewis Bloom. Look for today's eliminations results (and some photos by Tim Pratt) in tomorrow's story of the day.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Blown Ford Pickup with a ROVER Engine! Anni Valder presents another fine machine from Britain.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Firestorm Jet Funny Car. The Fawcus Bros. provide cool footage of one of England's favorite jet funny cars at BIG speed.

April 28, 2001 - Story of the Day and Picture of the Day delayed. Hi everyone. Denise was in a car accident this morning, so our story and picture of the day are a little late. Let's call them the story and picture of the AFTERNOON! Denise is OK, thankfully, but now we have to begin that happy little dance with the insurance companies as we try to replace our minivan!

I'm off to Maryland International Raceway for the first big race of the season, the Pro Challenge. Should be lots of Pro Mods, Jet Cars, and other surprises. I'll try to have a story done for tomorrow... See ya. Bill Pratt

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Dreams -- What it was Like to Drive a Fueler at Night. Don Ewald tells us about one of his most exciting passes in a top fuel dragster, or does he?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ricky Ruiz Still Rumbles in Fuel Altered. caught AA/FA hero Ricky Ruiz smokin' the hides at the recent ADRA event in Fallon, Nevada.

April 27, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: How to Build a Bulletproof 7.50 Blown Alky Chevy. Brendan Murry wrote this highly informative article for Jim Burke has kindly allowed us to reprint Brendan's generous sharing of information.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Barrett's D/Gasser -- The Coolest Car on Earth? Greg and Candy Davis sent this photo/art of the neat Quarter Horse machine to cast their vote.

April 26, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Badco, Ty, and the Kids Do IHRA Richmond. Bill Ott and friends took a four hour trip South to see how Bill Bader and the gang handled their first race in Richmond.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: You Don't See THESE at the Drags Every Week! How About an 11 Second Volvo Truck from Malta?. Agius Racing sent us some photos of their nitrous powered diesel semi cab from the tiny island of Malta. Unreal!

April 25, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fine Vintage Drag Racing in the Wine Country -- Goodguys Hosts the 13th Nitro Nationals. Goodguys supplies complete stats from their premiere race of the season.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Groundshakers Fuel Dragster. Tom West provides a beautiful photo of the team whose name derived just as much from the size of the owner and crew as it did from their on track performance!

April 24, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Too Fast and Loving It -- Adam Sorokin's Adventures in CIFCA Land. Adam Sorokin fills us in on his latest race in Dave and Lynda Smith's alky funny car.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Star Racing's Harley V-Twin Shootout Bike. Jerry Battle serves up a shot of a nearly street legal 163 mph Harley Davidson.

April 23, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Gainesville Final Results. The team puts together the final stats from the return to the Gators.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Blown Chevys at San Gabe. Steve Gibbs shows off more great shots from the legendary California strip.

April 22, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: How to Get Kids Interested in the Drags...Why Not Ask Them? Tom Morris has some common sense ideas about how to get kids interested in drag racing again.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Super Gas Sunset -- Dave Townsend's Mustang. Sharkman checks in with another beautiful shot from jolly old England.

April 13-21, 2001 -- Draglist on Vacation! We shut down the Draglist offices for seven days in April while we enjoyed a great vacation back home in Ohio. We pre-loaded our Stories of the Day, Pictures of the Day, and Movies of the Week from 4/13 through 4/21. Hope you enjoyed them! We are back now and everything will happen on a same-day basis!

IT'S OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY! The Drag Racing List went on the Internet on April 10, 1996. From a simple one page advertisement for our printed booklet and videos, to our current 1,100+ pages, it's been a fantastic ride and we look forward to more fun in the future. Thanks to everyone who helps to put together and thanks to all our readers for giving us the incentive to keep it up! You are all terrific. It's my privilege to know my fellow contributors and to produce for my fellow drag racing fans. We'll be here as long as you keep reading... See ya at the drags! Bill Pratt

New Exclusive BONUS Photos -- Les Welch has provided super photos of the top NHRA stars from the past few events. Check them out here: 2001 NHRA Houston!, 2001 NHRA Gainesville!, 2001 NHRA Gainesville Pro Mods! Click here for the archives: Bonus Photo Archives.

Updated Drag Lists! We have updated our lists through late March. Yes, I know it's nearly mid April! We will have new updates before the end of the month. Click HERE to check out the new lists.

New personal bests! Steve Klemetti has updated all drivers' personal best ETs and speeds from both Gainesville and Houston. Click HERE to see the new stats!

Drag News Returns... ON CD-ROM! The great drag racing newspaper is BACK! Every issue from 1955 to 1966 is now available on CD-ROM thanks to Dennis Holding, Lee Schelin, and the rest of the Standard 1320 group. Click HERE to find out how to get your copy!  

Drag Racing Stories of the Day: 04/21/01 - The Strippers Car Club - Pete Garramone tells about the Denver car club that spawned a lot of mile high fuel stars.

04/20/01 - Fearless Fred Forkner - Bill "Badco" Ott remembers the tough Eastern racer who sent home a lot of the touring stars.

04/19/01 - Lyle's Wild Weekend in Vegas - Lyle Greenberg takes us behind the scenes on his successful trip to the NHRA Race in Las Vegas.

04/18/01 - The Brotherhood of Street Racers - Dan Roulston talks about Big Willie Robinson's crew and how the oldest "brother" went racing at Lions.

04/17/01 - The Eastern Raider Top Fuelers - Al Hanna brings us up to speed on his Top Fuel entries and many of his rare funny car rides.

04/16/01 - ADRA Forced to Move 2nd Event of 2001 Season to Cordova. Don Ewald explains that nostalgia racing's southern swing will have to hold off until adequate insurance can be found.

04/15/01 - NHRA Unveils Owners Cup Program. discusses an idea that seems long overdue, but will it mean even more driver shuffling?

04/14/01 - Pro Nitro Series Ramping up for 2001. Jerry Hutchcroft spills the latest facts about his nostalgia drag racing series and its upcoming dates.

04/13/01 - The Greek Gets a "Four." Ron Johnson takes us behind the scenes on Chris Karamesines first four second run and how Don Garlits may be setting his sights on the same mark.

Drag Racing Pictures of the Day: 04/21/01 - Andrew Cowin's Top Fuel Dragster. Ron Dilley grabbed a great shot of the Aussie youngster putting off big heat waves (but is Ron putting off heat waves himself with his description of the run?)

04/20/01 - Howard Anderson's '38 Chevy... Gasser? Robert Briggs caught Anderson's beautiful gasser in the pits at the March Meet, looking all the world like a funny car.

04/19/01 - Ex-Chi Town Hustler Goes BOOM! Rob Potter was in the right place for a shot when a bracket racer abused the clutch in the ex-Chi Town Hustler Charger.

04/18/01 - Blown Dodge Dart Outlaw Street. Gonzo, AKA He Who Watches Racing All Year, sent this photo of a cool supercharged street legal Mopar.

04/17/01 - Scott Palmer Sets the Record at Ozark. Monte "Montrose" Rathbun was on hand when Scott Palmer set Missouri on fire with his alcohol funny car.

04/16/01 - The Snowman Hasn't Melted Yet -- Gene Snow's A/Fuel Dragster. Chris Graves grabbed this terrific shot of Gene's Injected fuel dragster grabbing BIG traction.

04/15/01 - Proud Papa -- And his Magicar Nostalgia Fueler. Jim Hill was on hand at Bakersfield and caught a beaming Bill Pitts with his Astro Magic Car digger resto.

04/14/01 - Snake versus Mongoose -- The Early Days. Fred Vosk shows a match race poster that proves the Snake and the Mongoose rivalry goes back before the Mattel days.

04/13/01 - Jim Read's Top Fuel Dragster: Day and Night. John Baremans sent these great launch shots of Jim Read's Australian Top Fuel dragster, one during the day and one at night.

Drag Racing Movies of the Week: 04/16/01 - The World's Quickest Small Block Doorslammer. Paul Rogers captured Grant O'Rourke's Holden Torana on a 7.0 second, 201 mph pass.

04/09/01 - Jim Read Burns Something Up. Paul Rogers sent this clip of Aussie Top Fuel hero Jim Read on an expensive pass.

April 12, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The War Horse is Ready for 2001. Bruce Mullins once again will carry on the sides of the War Horse funny car. He fills us in on his plans for 2001.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Story of the White Lightning BB/FC. Flyin' Phil Elliott provides some photos and words about Wendell White's alcohol funny car.

April 11, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Johnson, Coughlin, and Panella Strike It Rich at the Strip. provides full results from the strip in Vegas.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Roadsters in Great Bend, Kansas, 1955. Pete Garramone took these fantastic shots of homebuilt drag cars in 1955.

April 10, 2001 -- Draglist Stages Unreal Comeback. I have to brag about this a little bit. You all remember our hacker problems in early March that basically had us dead in the water and unreachable for ten whole days? Despite that, we got more hits in March than we ever have -- over 118 thousand! This totally, completely blows my mind! We got more hits in 20 days than we did in 31 days in January, our previous best month ever! April should be even more amazing. Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you! It means so much to us that folks are up here reading and enjoying The Drag Racing List.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: What's Happened to the World of Wheels? Bill Schmidt wonders why there's a drop in participation on all fronts at the annual rod and custom car show.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Michigan Madman's V8 Bike in 1965. Paul Hutchins has tons of great drag racing photos on his website. Here's E.J. Potter's V8 powered motorcycle from the AHRA Winters in 1965.

April 9, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Funny Car & Doorslammer Chassis Evolution. Jim Hill talks about the changes that made funny cars and pro stocks safer and faster through the years.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sherm Gunn's Funny Car at Carlsbad. Mark Hovsepian caught Sherm Gunn at one of the last fuel races at the late, great Carlsbad Raceway.

April 8, 2001 -- Competition Plus Hooks Us Up! Bobby Bennett and the gang at Competition Plus -- Drag Racing's Internet Magazine with NO LIMITS -- have done a flattering story on our humble website. Please take a look at to read our story. Man, this is internet reporting the way it SHOULD be. I spoke with author Roger Richards on THURSDAY and the story was up by SUNDAY. WOW! That's a benchmark I would like to achieve one day with our drag racing stats. Thanks very much to Bobby, Roger, and crew for their generous coverage.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2001 Washington World of Wheels. My brother Tim, and my kids Jason and Emily joined me yesterday at the Washington, D.C., area's annual high performance car show. Tim took LOTS of photos.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Howard Haight Stops the Circuit Breaker. Jim Sorenson captured dozens of outstanding photos at the 2001 March Meet. Here's one of Chevy star Howard Haight on the big end.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Bug in Top End Trouble. The Type 3 Pro Mod team from Germany sent a video of their hot VW getting a little too hot to handle in a top end crash.

April 7, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Funnies and Autographs During a Rain Delay. Don McClanahan tells about a memorable visit to the drags.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Reher-Morrison in the Glory Days. James Morgan caught the former Pro Stock world champs in the pits at New England.

April 6, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Two Florida Kids Take on the Top Fuel Stars. Jim Hill retells the story of when he and Ed Kelly used low power on a bad track to go rounds at a Top Fuel race.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Night Fury! Cory Lee's Fuel Funny Car. Dennis Roetman checks in with an "arty" shot of Cory Lee laying down a long, smoky one.

April 5, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Return of Drag News... On CD-ROM! Dennis Holding of the Frantic Four has had every issue of Drag News from 1955 to 1966 copied to CD ROM and it is now available. A new CD ROM with 1967 to 1971 is underway.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Maid Service, Anyone? Lincoln Mark VII Funny Car. Wes Shuman and David Ray show the lovely lass in a French maid costume who livened up Indy Goodguys 2000.

April 4, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Do You Have What it Takes to Drive a Dragster? Stan Weber came to a conclusion about whether he had what it takes to drive a drag car all out. What about you? 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Trackers Car Club at Bakersfield 1965. Daryl Huffman brings another one out of his treasure box with this pit shot of a great coupe.

April 3, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Racing Safety: How Safe Are You at Night? Super Gas racer and Fireman/EMT Wade Mahaffey offers some common sense suggestions for keeping your rig and yourself safe at the drags at night.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jim "Superman" Nicoll Flies -- In His Funny Car! Bob Strait caught the mighty one slamming his Revell Vega funny car through the traps at top speed in about 1974.

April 2, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: What Does it Take to Drive a Dragster Well? Laurie "The Purple Girl" Watts offers her humble opinion on the topic.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jack Chrisman's '70 Mustang Funny Car. Bob Plumer provides a shot of Jack's ride from the Coca Cola Cavalcade of Stars.

Search and Link Improvements. We have made subtle yet useful changes to our Search and Links features at 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. 

April 1, 2001 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Do Jet Cars Leave Residue that Mars Race Track Surfaces? Drag racing veteran Al Hanna checks in with a frank discussion about the effect jet cars have -- or don't have -- on racing surfaces.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bo Nickens' Bad Day in Houston. Joe McHugh caught Bo Nickens' wild Pro Stock ride at NHRA Houston.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Jet Dragster Comin' At Ya. Paul Rogers: was he brave or crazy when he took this head on shot of a jet dragster?


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