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May 31, 2001 - A camping we will go... Hi folks. My son Jason and I are going on a two-day field trip for his school, so I'm uploading both the Wednesday and Thursday stories of the day. See you on Thursday night! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Roslansky, Hanna Jets Fly At Norwalk. John Raffa provides the details on Norwalk Raceway's Jet Warz all-jet show.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tim Grose and the Spirit Corvette Funny Car. Bob Strait got an interesting top-down shot of Tim Grose and his hard running Corvette Funny Car.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Gary Phillips 227 mph Aussie Top Doorslammer. Carl Witt captured the Aussie blown alcohol superstar getting the handle on his door car ride.

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!

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May 30, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2001 Matco Tool Spring Super Nationals News And Notes. Billy Anderson provides all the good inside info from the big Englishtown bash.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Yellow Fang Smokes 'Em at the County. Bob Plumer provides a great burnout shot of the famous show car/fueler.

May 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bowtie Bob's S-10 Toy -- How to Build a Low Buck Bracket Bomber. Bob Cronk fills us in on how he built a neat pickup truck for the brackets by using spare parts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jerry Toliver's XFL Funny Car at Englishtown. Art Cimilluca grabbed what has to be one of the last appearances of Toliver's car in its XFL livery as the experimental football league is no more.

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New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the new cars, personal best elapsed times, and speeds from NHRA Atlanta and Englishtown. Check it out: New drivers from Atlanta 2001, ET updates from Atlanta 2001, MPH updates from Atlanta 2001, New drivers from Englishtown 2001, ET updates from Englishtown 2001, MPH updates from Englishtown 2001.

New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest professional drag racing photos from NHRA Englishtown. Here's the link: 2001 NHRA Englishtown.

May 28, 2001 - Memorial Day Greetings. Greetings to all my fellow veterans. Even if you don't get out to any activities today, please take a moment to find a veteran among your friends, family, or neighbors and say, "Thanks."

DraglistNo doubt you have noticed the myriad of pop-up windows at Draglist.com lately. We have dumped them all. Here's what went and why: 

Recommend It was a neat idea. A little button folks could click and then recommend the site to their pals. Didn't work too well, but the button was small. THEN, without notice, they started to pop up those "Win $10,000" ads in front of our page when you logged in. Uh, 'bye... 

Next up was the ALX "behind the page" pop up. This is a great idea that's not ripe yet. The deal is supposed to be like a link exchange -- for every page that pops up behind ours, Draglist.com pops up behind another motorsports page somewhere. Problem is, there aren't enough motorsports pages in the deal yet. So every time the thing came up, there was no other motorsports page, just the light blue ALX page selling the feature. Our page has been seen 208 times, but ALX owes us over 10,000 displays on other sites! I pulled down the pop up until they can start to catch up on our deficit a little bit and actually pop up motorsports pages behind ours...! 

100 Hot Auto Sites was a great deal and I was very proud to have reached the 58th top auto site on the 'net one week. We hovered between 60 to 90 for another few months here and there. As neat as that program was, the 100 Hot folks have sold out and now feature only the top 25 PAID sites, with no regard for ranking. I figure you can find that stuff somewhere else, so the button is GONE. 

We also went the other way and added a button... At the bottom of the page, the little blue Hit Boss button beckons... It's basically a link exchange, like the Auto 1000 and Worldwide Racing 100 that appear there already. Check out those sites for some good links to check out.

Anyway, that's where the clutter went. You feel better already, don't you? I know I do. bp 

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Pedregon, Krisher, and Smith Winners At Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. NHRA.com provides the results. The Bernstein/Richards train keeps rolling, Tony gets the boss again, and upsets abound in Pro Stock.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Smax Smith's Fuel Funny Car -- on Fire! Anni Valder caught Smax Smith's hot start to the European drag racing season.

May 27, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force, Dunn, Johnson, Panella Take Top Qualifying Honors At Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. NHRA.com reports big performance numbers from Topeka.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Wild Bill Alexander Wins the March Meet. Tom West got this great shot of Bill Alexander taking the win at Bakersfield 2001.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Fuel Funny Car Final -- Spuffard vs. Smith. Brian Fawcus offers this wild final from the 2001 Super Series at Avon Park, UK.

May 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dunn, Force, Johnson Among Top Qualifiers At Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. NHRA.com provides the early qualifying tally from Topeka. How about Mike Dunn at 4.49/331 and Tony Pedregon at 324.83 mph!?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Butterflies Wide Open, Baby! Front Engine Digger Art. Tom DeLello captures the essence of front engine dragster racing with this neat drawing.

May 25, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bozzelli, Lourie Lead E-Town Sportsman Action. Billy Anderson was there and brings us the action from the Federal Mogul categories.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ivo-Zueschel at San Gabe. Steve Gibbs provides two great shots of TV Tommy Ivo in Dave Zueschel's killer fuel dragster.

May 24, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Story of the Smokin' AA/Altered. Geno Terenzio and Peter Kumble team up to tell the tale of a nifty early '70s altered that gathered lots of "official" attention because of its name and paint job.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rhonda Hartman-Smith -- Top Fuel Driver. Stephen Jones captures the young fuel veteran peering down the quarter in search of speed and glory.

May 23, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rich Hanna Raises the Bar in IHRA World Championship Jet Funny Car Win. Al Hanna reports that son Rich Hanna continues his dominance of jet funny car racing with new marks of 5.42 at 295 mph.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sweet Snow White - '57 Chevy Pro Classic. Sharkman brings us another tasty ride from the other side of the pond.

May 22, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Badco Does E-Town. You've seen the official results, now experience Englishtown from Bill Ott's perspective!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gary Phillips Gets Doors -- Aussie Top Doorslammer. New contributor Shannon Harding checks in with a shot of Aussie blown alcohol and fuel great Gary Phillips. Western Aussie announcer Stu Bond provides some words.

May 21, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Pedregon, Stevens, Hines Among Winners At Matco Tools Supernationals. NHRA.com provides the results. Bernstein continues to roll under Tim Richards tutelage, while Tony P and Richie Stevens garner first wins this season.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kenny Bernstein is Flying High in 2001. Ron Lahr of dragshots.com got this great burnout shot of a resurgent Kenny Bernstein.

May 20, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Yates Wins Holley Dominator Duel; Bernstein Among Qualifying Leaders At Matco Tools Supernationals. NHRA.com provides the details.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Driver's Ed -- The Paul Smith Racing School Funny Car. Ron Dilley captured Canadian fuel racer Jeff Arend wheeling Paul Smith's Cutlass to some good times.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Lindsay Deuchar -- Europe's Top Alcohol Independent. Sharkman hooks us up with a nice side by side clip of Top Methanol  Dragster action.

May 19, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bazemore, Bernstein Among Friday Qualifying Leaders At Matco Tools Supernationals. NHRA.com provides all the details from day one of qualifying at Englishtown.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Little Old Lady Nostalgia Eliminator Roadster. Robert Briggs caught Harold Hungerford's venerable blown altered as it got ready for another quarter mile assault.

May 18, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Photos and Notes from the U.S. Pro Stock Open. Photos you want, photos we GOT! Tim Pratt took dozens of photos at the big Pro Stock race at MIR last Wednesday night. Here are the best of them. I added some captions and away we go...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Johnny West's Banzai Chevy Beretta Fuel Funny Car. Rob Potter captured Johnny West's hard running nitro flopper at an IHRA national event in the late '80s.

May 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: MIR U.S. Pro Stock Open Rained Out After Qualifying. Brother Tim Pratt, brother in law Derek Fender, and I were there last night as Royce Miller's nightmares with this event continued. After eight of NHRA's best qualified between 6.86 and 6.91, the event was rained out for the third time in five years. Tim took photos; Derek schmoozed with the 2nd Dimension dancers, and I wrote a few notes...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Alky Funny Cars at Seattle -- Christensen versus Orr. New contributor Ralph Reiter sent us this interesting shot of Chris Christensen facing Roger Orr's seldom-seen Monza in 1984.

May 16, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Who was Antone Addesso and the Pig Pen Funny Car? Dale Smith reports that he's the alky match racer who set Al Hofmann on the right path, among other things...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sacrificing the Goat -- Corvino Racing's Wheelstand. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby shows how rear quarter panels kind of get "crinkled" on some wheels up launches.

May 15, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Retro Report: The 1984 ADRA Grandnationals at Dragway 42. Rickie Howard takes us back to the first race of the original ADRA -- a super national event at Ohio's Dragway 42.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: 1979 Dodge Challenger Funny Cars -- Van Gundy and Finlay. Flyin' Phil Elliott shows that Dodge Challengers still looked good as funny cars even when the venerable model became a Japanese import.

May 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Early Lineup for the 2001 CHRR Cacklefest. Steve Gibbs gives us the rundown on the legendary fuel cars that WILL be at the 2001 California Hot Rod Reunion, plus many enticing entries who MIGHT be there.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Judy Lilly's Super Stock Plymouth Barracuda. Pete Garramone provides another crystal clear photo, this one featuring "Miss Mighty Mopar."

New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest professional drag racing photos from NHRA Bristol and Atlanta. Here are the links to click: 2001 NHRA Bristol, 2001 NHRA Atlanta, Les's Bonus Photo Archives.

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides us all the new drivers and performance updates from IHRA Richmond and NHRA Bristol. Steve says, look for all the new NHRA Pro Mod cars for 2001. Click HERE to see who's new and who's fast.

May 13, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pro Nitro Series to Share the Gate with "Racer Partners." The gang at Pro Nitro sent us this note to describe a unique way to distribute income to nostalgia racers that might be the wave of the future for racer payouts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Terrifying Toronado Lived Up to Its Name. provides a 1966 shot of one of the most unpredictable cars in drag racing history.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve Kitchen's Bad Burnout on the Bud Bike. Carl Witt gives us one for the bike fans.

May 12, 2001 - Jungle Pam in Maryland Today! Ron Bradley wrote to remind us that he has booked "Jungle Pam" Hardy to appear at and be the celebrity judge at the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic NNL Model Car Show & Swap Meet at the Ruhl Armory, 1035 York Rd, Towson, MD on May 12th, 2001. Pam will be signing autographs and selling posters, pictures, etc. They will also have some limited edition 1/16 Jungle Jim F/C model kits for sale. Admission is $5.00 for adults and 16 yrs & under are free. The show hours are 9:00AM-3:00PM. Pam will be appearing from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Come spend the day and view one of the East Coasts largest model car shows. There will be 50-60 vendor tables of model car related products. For more info please call from 5:00PM-9:00PM either Lyle Willits at 410 796-2768 or Ron Bradley at 410 551-8960. Vendor table info, call Norman Veber at 410 768-3648. Where will Bill be? Announcing the Junior Dragster Nationals at Maryland International Raceway! Noooo! Someone PLEASE give Jungle Pam a hug for me! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Early Match Race Funny Car Action from Phenix City. Star Racing's Jerry Battle provides photos and words of the Mr. Norm car versus Tommy McNeely in 1965.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Howard Haight Smokes 'Em in Las Vegas! Mark Hovsepian continues to dazzle us with absolutely gorgeous photos of the top nostalgia drag racing stars. Here's Top Fuel veteran Howard Haight winning the Goodguys Nitro Nationals.

May 11, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Northwest Drag Racing Reunion Coming in 2002. Rick Gonder is looking for Northwest Drag Racing heroes as he begins to pull together a major drag racing reunion for rain country racers and fans.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Joe Clement Takes the Plunge and Warms It Up! Funny Car veteran Joe Clement sent along these photos from a test session in which he caught his new alcohol funny car on fire in.

May 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fireforce Finds the Fives. Andy Marrs reports that Martin Hill recently became the first five second jet funny car outside the United States.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Blown VW -- Is This the World's Baddest Bug?! John Baremans sent us this shot of a wicked supercharged VW from down under.

May 9, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Top 10 Reasons Top Fuel Racing In the "Golden Era" Was Way Cooler Than It Is Now. Jerry "G-Man" Gross lays down his top ten list of reasons fuel racing was more fun in the past.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sunday! The Yankee Peddler versus Landy's Dodge! Joel Naprstek was there for a match race between the two A/Factory Experimental kingpins in the summer of '65.

May 8, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Haight & Richardson Hit First Goodguys Jackpot in Las Vegas to Claim Top Fuel at 1st Spring Nitro Classic. John Drummond provides all the action from Goodguys' premier nostalgia drag racing event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dave Gruzen's Blown Nostalgia Eliminator '23 Model T Hangs out the Laundry. Jim Sorenson captured a great top end parachute shot of the cool Mosley & Gruzen blown altered nostalgia car.

May 7, 2001 - Draglist Reaches 136,000+ in April! More and more drag racers and fans are finding their way to www.draglist.com these days, and we are glad to have you! The independent HitBox statistics service reports that we had 136,443 page views from 39,513 drag racers and fans. That's our biggest month ever by nearly 20,000 hits! Thanks again for making The Drag Racing List part of your regular surfing schedule. We really appreciate it. I know that readership will start to wane a little bit now that the weather's getting better and the season has begun. But don't forget to check in with us on weekdays to see what's happening. Who knows, maybe we'll have a story on what you did during the weekend! And remember racers, we want to run your stories. Tell us how your season is coming and we'll get it up as a story of the day. See ya. Bill Pratt

Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Atlanta -- Dunn, Frank Pedregon, Yates, Brown and Panella Leave Georgia with Wins. NHRA.com provides final eliminations results from the 2001 Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rick Johnson in the Custom Body Enterprises Dodge Funny Car. James Morgan has plenty of shots of the northeast's baddest funny car over the years. Here's one from the Rick Johnson era.

May 6, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Toliver, Bernstein, Anderson, Hines And Panella Qualify No. 1 At Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals. NHRA.com provides final pro qualifying results from Atlanta.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kalitta, Prudhomme, and McCulloch -- Clowning Around. Greg Gage captured this terrific photo of three of the sport's legendary personalities clowning around in the pits.

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.

May 5, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Atlanta 2001 -- Friday Qualifying Results. NHRA.com provides first day qualifying results from the 2001 Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Two Legends of Drag Racing -- Don Garlits and C.J. "Pappy" Hart. caught the two living legends in the pits recently and captured this priceless photo.

May 4, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bruce Larson's USA-1 Dragfest Moves to November. Joel Naprstek reports that the East Coast's favorite nostalgia bench racing event has moved to late fall from early spring, but you STILL have to be there!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Little Mouse? Not in THIS '48 Fiat Blown Altered! Ernie Broughton caught this pit shot of a blown small block Chevy-powered '48 Fiat altered with a BIG attitude problem!

May 3, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Ivo's Kindness. Bob Plumer describes a meeting with Tommy Ivo that shows why he was truly one of the top stars in drag racing history.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Dailey's Pegasus Fuel Funny Car, 1985. Dennis Roetman provides another great Division 4 shot, this one of Bill Dailey's fuel match racer.

May 2, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Capps and Anderson Win Inaugural Mac Tools NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. NHRA.com provides complete professional category coverage from Bristol.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Secret Weapon -- Army Jeep Fuel Funny Car. Daryl Huffman provides a pit shot of the funny car that thrilled fans until the NHRA banned it!

May 1, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Scoop on the Sport's Latest Top Fueler. Dave Stevens fills us in his and Ray Heathcoe's new fueler, currently undergoing testing in anticipation of its national event debut.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: State Boy! Stan Bowman's Ohio State Patrol Fuel Funny Car. Bob Strait provides another of his outstanding Ohio funny car photos.

 

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