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June 30, 2001 - New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest photos of NHRA pro drag racers from NHRA St. Louis. Click here to see 'em: http://communities.prodigy.net/motorsports/pages/stl01/

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Real Difference Between Drag Racing and Street Racing. Phyllis Harter explains to us how important it is to race at an approved facility. She knows first hand, after watching her husband David crash four years ago.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Towering Inferno! Jim Epler's Funny Car Explosion at St. Louis. Dave Kommel of autoimagery.com sent us this unreal shot of Jim Epler's major mishap at the NHRA race at Gateway.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Shane Elcoate's Thunder Road '41 Willys Explodes a Supercharger. Carl Witt was on hand at last year's Aussie Winternationals when the striking Thunder Road '41 Willys got into some trouble on a qualifying pass.

New Drag Racing Lists! We updated all our drag racing lists this weekend. Thanks to Danny White, Steve Klemetti, and hundreds of individual racers who sent in updates. All stats through NHRA Columbus and IHRA Cordova are included. Of course, stats from dozens of match races are included as well. If we didn't get your update into this latest collection, we'll get you soon! We are working on converting the Drag Lists to an online database which will allow DAILY updates. Hopefully, we can get that on line this year. In the meantime, check out the new Drag Lists at http://www.digitalwebzone.com/draglist/draglist.php.

Drag Racing Game updates on the way. With the new drag racing lists, our Match Race Madness game will be updated this week. Hang in there, retro gamers, an update is on the way!

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.

June 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Larry Gould -- Fuel Fords Forever! Bret Kepner answers our question about who drove the 6/19 Picture of the Day machine, AND provides a great overview of Larry's fuel career.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bob Hensel's Flamed Altered at Famoso. Ron Lahr of dragshots.com provided this great action shot from Bakersfield.

June 28, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 23rd MIR Mountain Motor Nationals to Tom Lee. Maryland International Raceway held its 23rd running of the world's largest independent mountain motor Pro Stock race last night. We were there as Tom Lee defeated an ALL 6.70 field.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Frantic Four Doorslammers -- More Machines from the Mountain Motor Nationals. Tim Pratt shot four of the neatest Pro Mod-type machines at the big MIR Pro Stock race last night, June 27, 2001.

June 27, 2001 - EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Joe Amato to Drive Nostalgia Funny Car at NHRA 50th Anniversary Race! Bob Gibson gives us the exclusive on this big news...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Chicken Choker Chronicles -- Atco: Big Rain, Big MPH, Big Sleep! Len Cottrell catches us up on the latest installment of the 'Choker Chronicles with his team's results from the NHRA Division 1 race at Atco, NJ.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bruce Larson's USA-1 1968 Camaro Fuel Funny Car. Ron Dilley posted this great black and white shot as a friendly East Coast counterpoint to all those colorful West Coast dragsters and gassers Robert Briggs has been posting.

June 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Running with the Big H -- Hydrazine! Charlie Gilmore shares with us a terrific story of getting big speed on the Big H. GREAT bench racing...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Woods' Pro Supercharged Austin. Robert Briggs caught Steve Woods' 6.70, 203 mph "modern day gasser" hitting the top end at the recent Pro Nitro show.

June 25, 2001 - New LinkBank Servers. Sorry that our links were down all day on 6/22. The LinkBank service had completed an upgrade to all new servers that are up to 48 times faster than the old ones. Unfortunately, they had to change the URLs for all the links pages. That meant our links page didn't work all. I changed all 1,348 pages at draglist.com and uploaded them on 6/23. I think I've got them all. If you find a link to Draglist Links that doesn't work, please let me know at bilden@draglist.com. [NOTE: LinkBank ceased operations in January, 2002. We now are using the LinksManager system. bp]

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New drivers, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Columbus and IHRA Cordova 2001. Steve Klemetti provides all the performance improvements from the latest national events. Congrats to our old pal Bill Shorts, who knocked a tenth off his best times in his hobby NHRA Pro Stock car.

New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest professional drag racing photos from NHRA Columbus. Click here to see 'em: http://communities.prodigy.net/motorsports/pages/columbus01/

Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA St. Louis: Tonglet and Lastor Win First of Career, Warren Johnson Ties Bob Glidden with 85 Career Victories. NHRA.com provides full professional results. Congrats to WJ on  tying Bob Glidden's mark (we still wish Bob was out there racing). Doug Kalitta, Tony Pedregon, Jay Meyer, and Marc White win also.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Anglia Heaven -- The Greatest Names in Anglia Drag Racing. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby sends along some drag racing art that is truly suitable for framing.

June 24, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA St. Louis: Warren Johnson and Antron Brown Go to No. 1 While Scelzi, Sarver and Patterson Stay on Top. NHRA.com reports.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pat Dakin Heats Up the '74 Summernationals. Peter Kumble caught this great top end shot of Pat in G.L. Rupp's digger at E-Town '74.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Kevin Moore's "Jumping Jack Flash" Willys. Brian Fawcus provides some great footage of the winged Willys, plus some great tips on opening AVI files.

June 23, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Friday's Qualifying at Sears Craftsman Nationals Puts Scelzi, Sarver, Allen, Savoie, and Patterson Out Front. NHRA.com provides day one qualifying results from St. Louis.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rice & Williams AA/Fuel Dragster, 1967. Pete Garramone shares this great shot of one of Colorado's toughest Top Fuel teams.

June 22, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Wrong Phone Number for Speed. Charlie Hutson checks in with an entertaining bench racing tale of a telephone call while looking for dragster parts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Beauties and the Beast -- Top Alcohol Dragster. Canadian Top Alcohol Dragster racer Bob Wilson qualified at the 2001 Konica Winternationals at Willowbank  Raceway in Australia. Chris the Kiwi and Carl Witt recorded the international occasion with some cool photos.

UPDATE: Front Engine Dragster Models -- Mod vs. Vintage. Roger Lee sent us two more photos of his amazing "Black Hole" modern Front Engine dragster.

June 21, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Alky Funny Car Action at 75-80. Tim Pratt was on hand as Bunny and the Boys invaded Monrovia, Maryland, last month for an alky match race. Tim provides words and pics.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Front Engine Dragster Models -- Mod vs. Vintage. Roger Lee shows off his latest model -- one that highlights the differences between modern FEDs and their vintage ancestors.

June 20, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2001 Charlestown Dragway Reunion, Day Two. Bill "Badco" Ott fills us in on the great people and machines found at this years Ed Sarkisian benefit event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Don Gay's Killer Kandy Funny Car, 1967. Paul Hutchins grabbed this pit shot of Don Gay's rainbow hued Pontiac at Beeline Dragway.

June 19, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Shirley Headlines Nitro Match Race Action from E-Town and Lebanon Valley. Billy Anderson provides some great match race results from Englishtown and Lebanon Valley.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: SOHC Ford in a Dodge Charger Flopper? Ted Pappacena sent in this cool burnout shot of a mystery car -- a SOHC Ford powered Dodge Charger at New York National in 1973. Alright detectives -- who is it? (We have our answer! Click HERE to find out!)

June 18, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force, Dixon, Johnson Among Winners At Pontiac Excitement Nationals. NHRA.com reports that Force finally wins Columbus, Dixon outlasts Bernstein, and WJ climbs atop the points standings.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Warren Johnson in Testing. Fellow Pro Stock driver Michael Fischbeck was with WJ during a recent test session and offers this photo.

June 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) - IHRA Cordova Wins to Millican, Janis, Verheijen, Thomas, and Lee. FastNews Network provides the final results from the Amalie Summer Nationals. Millican extends his points lead, Janis and Thomas keep on truckin', and Lee regains his form.

(2) - Bernstein, Skuza, Marnell Take Top Qualifying Honors at Pontiac Excitement Nationals. NHRA.com provides final qualifying results from Columbus. The heat in the heartland provided the tightest fields this year -- NOBODY's a lock for a win today in any category.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Dunlap Burns Out in Mike Fuller's AA/Fuel Dragster at Fallon. Mark Hovsepian provides another gorgeous shot of nostalgia drag action. Fallon, Nevada, was a shining moment for an organization that's hanging on by the thinnest of threads. Good luck, ADRA...

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Moonshine Bandit -- Robin Judd's Aussie Top Doorslammer Burnout. Carl Witt contributes this cool burnout shot of Robin Judd's 6.17-second blown Studebaker.

New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest professional drag racing photos from NHRA Joliet. Here's the link: http://communities.prodigy.net/motorsports/pages/chicago01/

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New drivers, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Joliet, IHRA Grand Bend, and NHRA May Divisionals 2001. NHRA Joliet was the most amazing performance race in quite some time, as Steve's HUGE new list of personal bests attests. IHRA Grand Bend and the NHRA Divisionals contribute their share of big numbers, too.

June 16, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) - Millican Leads Top Fuel Qualifying at IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals. FastNews Network provides final pairings for Saturday's action at Cordova.

(2) - Bernstein, Skuza, Edwards Among Friday Qualifiers At Pontiac Excitement Nationals. NHRA.com provides Friday qualifying results from Columbus.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top Fuel Titans -- Bernstein vs. Scelzi at Joliet. Lee Ecker caught all the action at the amazing NHRA race in Joliet. Here's eventual winner Kenny Bernstein taking on Gary Scelzi.

June 15, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: IHRA Amalie Summer Nationals Thursday Qualifying Results. The FastNews Network provides us the top qualifiers from IHRA Cordova.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Super Stocks of September -- Atco Dragway Nostalgia Super Stock Poster. Joel Naprstek passed along this terrific racing poster of Atco's big nostalgia super stock event. Be there!

June 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Chicken Choker Chronicles - Adventures in Federal Mogul Dragster. Len Cottrell brings us up to date on his team's quest to win the NHRA Division 1 championship in the FMD class. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fuzzy Reinaro's Blown Austin with the Chutes Out. Jim Sorenson grabbed this outstanding top end shot of Fuzzy's neat machine.

June 13, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Lippencott Jr Wins Indy Goodguys Top Fuel -- Plus All Final Results. John Drummond fills us in on all the happenings at the 13th Annual Hot Rod Nationals at Indy.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: School's Out for the Summer! Ken Nelson's Cool Bus Wheelstander. James Morgan with an absolutely great shot of one of the most popular wheelstanders of this or any other season.

June 12, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Drag Race Central - Harrisburg, Pa. Bill Ott writes about his adventures in heading up to the Charlestown Dragway Reunion. That's part one. We'll hear about the reunion itself in part two in a few days.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mike's Batting 330! Mike Dunn and the NY Yankees Top Fueler. Greg Gage got this great launch photo of Mike Dunn at Bristol, Tennessee.

June 11, 2001 - Pop Up Wars - We fought and (I think) won another battle in the Pop Up Advertising wars. The folks from Colonize thought it would be a good idea to add a little pop up window to the standard 468 x 60 banner we run for them. We didn't. Neither did many of you. We have removed those pop up ads and those of one other advertiser. 

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kids' Questions About Drag Racing. Back in 1997, I was asked to answer a number of questions that kids had about drag racing. Here are those responses. This is the first of three parts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rare Plastic -- Dale Westfall's '65 Corvette Pro Mod. Ernie Broughton contributes this pic of Dale Westfall -- a '65 Corvette racer in a '63 Corvette world.

June 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Scoop on the Sport's Latest Fuel Funny Car. Lynne Downing tells us all about her husband Grant's new funny car. Final licensing is happening in Bakersfield this weekend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Texas Fuel at Night -- Paul Gordon in Dickie Williams' Funny Car, 1985. Dennis Roetman sent along this nighttime shot of the tough Dickie Williams machine.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Super Pro Final from Santa Pod's Thunderball. Sharkman serves up another great video clip from across the pond.

June 9, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Farewell ADRA, We Hardly Knew Ye -- Don Ewald Speaks Out About the Demise of the Fledgling Organization. Don Ewald invested his heart, soul, and good word into trying to make the ADRA a successful nostalgia drag racing organization. Here he writes why it wasn't enough.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Grim Reeper Cometh -- Larry Reep's Outlaw AA/Fuel Altered. We have admired Chris Graves' photos for a few years now. He has kindly consented to join our band of merry contributing photographers. Welcome, Chris!

June 8, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Joe Invents the Bungee Jump. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby provides us with another rollicking, hilarious Tommy Joe Cauldwell story.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Troy Critchley in Roy Singleton's Majesty Homes Willys Pro Mod. Brian Wood sent a bunch of outstanding photos from IHRA Grand Bend. Here's the first of many.

June 7, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Parts Stolen -- Please Be on the Lookout. Mike Kern reports that his Chicago Fire AA/Fuel Altered team had some high dollar nitro engine pieces ripped off in Illinois. Please keep a lookout for any new nitro parts floating around...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Basic Bob's Scooter Sculpture - Custom Motorcycle Replicas. Basic Bob puts together amazing pieces of sculpture out of just about anything. Check out these bitchin' drag bikes.

June 6, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Obscure Memories of Lions Drag Strip. New contributor Bruce Schwartz answers the questions Bruce Wheeler posed in the October 10, 2000, Story of the Day. Great!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lance Osborn Reaches for the Sky -- Nostalgia Digger Wheelie Sequence. Jim Phillipson sent us this outrageous still footage of Lance Osborn trying to correct his wild stallion at the Goodguys event at Sears Point.

June 5, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: War Horse Funny Car Trying to Live up to Potential in Early 2001. Bruce Mullins is going the light weight, Roots blower route in NHRA Division 1 FMFC racing. Can he get his Mustang into the 5.70s in order to compete against Manzo, Newberry, and the like?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ray Scardelli's 9-Second Super Stock Ford. Dave Kommel of Auto Imagery took this photo last year of the only nine-second, 289 Ford-powered Super Stocker in the world. Despite the fact that the photo was ripped off from the Drag Race Central site and sent to us by another person, Dave kindly consented to let us use the photo anyway.

June 4, 2001 - New Exclusive Bonus Photos! Les Welch sent along his latest professional drag racing photos from NHRA Topeka. Here's the link: http://communities.prodigy.net/motorsports/pages/topeka01/.

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides us all the new drivers and performance updates from NHRA Topeka, plus tosses in a few updates from '60s Top Fuel. Click HERE to see who's undergoing radical personal improvements in speed!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) - Bailey, Pittman, Vancil, Brand, and Wilson win IHRA Grand Bend; Rain Delays Sportsman Eliminators. Summitracing.com and CompetitionPlus.com provide final pro results from IHRA Grand Bend, Ontario. 

(2) - Bernstein, Edwards, and Perin win from the Top spot while Worsham and Brown win at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. NHRA.com reports that Bernstein keeps on rolling, Worsham nips Force, and Edwards has the power.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dick Shannon's '37 Chevy C/Gasser. Dawn Mazi took this beautiful shot of a beautiful car at the 2001 Bakersfield March Meet.

June 3, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) - Millican, Pittman, Vancil, Thomas, and Wilson Lead IHRA Grand Bend Final Qualifying. Summitracing.com provides final pro qualifying results from Grand Bend, Ontario. 

(2) - Chicago: Bernstein, Force Set National ET Records While Edwards, Savoie And Perin Qualify First; Gracia Wins Holley Pro Stock Truck Dominator Duel. NHRA.com reports that the fuel ET records have finally fallen under the 90 percent rule. How about a 4.900 NOT getting into the fuel funny car show?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jim West's Awesome Jeep AA/FA Fire Burnout!. David Ray got fellow Funny Car & Fuel Altered veteran Jim West to send us this incredible burnout photo. Thanks, guys!

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.

June 2, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) - Muldowney, Stott, Thomas, Miller Friday Qualifying Leaders at IHRA Grand Bend. Summitracing.com provides Friday pro qualifying results from Grand Bend, Ontario. 

(2) - Dunn, Worsham, Edwards, Brown and Smith Top Qualifiers After Day One At Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals In Joliet. NHRA.com provides all the Friday pro qualifying results from Chicago.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tom Williams Dragster at Riverside 1964. Daryl Huffman provides another great pit shot of a tough digger racer from the sport's golden era.

June 1, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: ADRA Darlington is Full Speed Ahead - Let's Go! Don Ewald and the ADRA gang are down in Darlington this weekend to make this nostalgia organization work. Now they need the racers and fans to come out to offer their support. Let's go!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Butch Ranson's ADRA Gasser. Byron Stack provides a shot of one of the cars that will have a lot fewer places to race if the ADRA goes away.

 

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