What's New at The Drag Racing List
July 31, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dornbos
Reviews... The 2001 IHRA Northern Nationals. One week after
attending Bandimere with his dad, Doug Dornbos took his son to
Stanton. Here's his behind the scenes report.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day:
Pro Stock Truck Gets Plowed Under. Rick Menges
sent along this cartoon (done a long time ago), but it seems to capture
perfectly the recent announcement that Pro Stock Truck is being relegated
to a sportsman class in 2002.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve
Woolatt's Top Fuel Bike. Brian Fawcus sent
along this shot of the British Top Fuel Bike star at Santa Pod.
Win a piece of John Force's 10th NHRA
Championship Funny Car! We have teamed up with John Force and
Castrol to give Draglist readers a chance to win a piece of the actual car
that celebrates John's 10 NHRA championships. Click over to the Draglist
Sponsors page and click on the Castrol/John Force "You want a
piece of me?" banner. Go to the contest page and fill out the form. GOOD LUCK!
I hope lots of our readers win -- the drawing will be at the end of the racing year.
New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti.
New driver, ET, and MPH
updates from NHRA Denver and IHRA Leicester 2001.
provides all the performance improvements from the Bandimere and New York.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
July 30, 2001 - New Drag Cartoons by Pete Millar! It's been way
too long since our last installment of Millarkey, our treasured collection
of Pete Millar cartoons. Pete sent us both the cover of his Drag Cartoons
Issue 52 and a six-page classic called The Devil and Daniel Webster, with
John Force playing the part of Daniel. Check out Millarkey
and get ready to roar! By the way, while we were creating the new
Millarkey pages, we took an extra hour to refurbish all the Pete Millar
cartoons. They are all worth reading again!
Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): Scelzi,
Bazemore And Osborne All Notch First Victories Of The Year.
NHRA.com provides final results from Seattle. Scelzi and Bazemore find the
winners circle and the Hemis are back in NHRA Pro Stock.
Takes Third Consecutive Top Fuel Victory At IHRA CARQUEST Northern
Larry Sullivan sends along the final results from Mid Michigan.
Millican, Rector, Hoover, and Gahm grab wins, while Price and Stordeur
will meet at a later date.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: High
N Mighty Dodge Challenger Wheelstander. Ralph Reiter sent
along this shot of Chuck Swift's wheelstander getting big air at the top
July 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): Scelzi, Force, and Allen Score No. 1 Qualifying Positions In Seattle.
NHRA.com provides final qualifying results and first round pairings.
(2) Millican Tops Qualifying at IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals.
Larry Sullivan reports on the final qualifying positions and Sunday's
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tricked
Out '52 Nash. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby accepted the
challenge: make a '52 Nash look like a real race car.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Tommy
Gray's Undertaker Pro Mod Burnout. Tommy
Gray was on hand during the MIR Mountain Motor Nationals and Tim Pratt
got this burnout clip. Play it LOUD!
July 28, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1)
- Force, Scelzi and Allen Leading After First Day In The Pacific Northwest.
NHRA.com provides all the day one qualifying leaders from Seattle.
- Romine, Janis, Turner, Rector, and Wilson Lead First Day Qualifying at
IHRA Northern Nationals. Larry Sullivan fills us in on all
the fast runners from day one at Stanton, Michigan.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gary
Densham in the Hot Seat -- Funny Car on Fire. New
contributor Jim White sent along his awesome shot of Gary Densham
torching his Teacher's Pet fuel funny car at Pomona 1992.
July 27, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Things
I Remember from Drag Racing's Golden Era. Racing veteran Charlie
Hutson provides a list of cool things from drag racing in the '50s
that shows a stark contrast to the world of today.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John
Lingenfelter in a Ford? Peter Kumble got this great top end
shot of Chevy star John Lingenfelter during his short NHRA Pro Stock
racing period in the early '70s -- on FORD power!
July 26, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Street
Racing Versus Drag Racing: Analyzing the Headlines. Stu Bond takes
us through an analysis of headlines and reasons that news organizations
are even hurting themselves by calling street racing drag racing.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Old
School Competition Coupe. Pete Garramone
captured this neat old warrior in the pits at Continental Divide Raceway
in the '60s.
July 25, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dornbos
Reviews... The 2001 NHRA Mile High Nationals. Doug Dornbos was
at the Mile High Nationals in Denver. Here's his behind the scenes report
on stuff you won't read in National Dragster!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jack
Ditmars' "Lil' Screamer" Heads West. Paul Hutchins
was on hand in 1965 and 1966 when the Ditmars and Moller team brought
their neat Ford Coupe out West for the Winternationals.
July 24, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy
Joe and Jail Bait. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby serves up
another hilarious Tommy Joe Cauldwell story. It ain't drag racing, but
it's about big horsepower!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Eastern
Raider Jet Funny Car Flame Show. Mark Hovsepian caught
this awesome flame show shot of Bob Beaulieu in Al Hanna's Eastern Raider
Firebird at Epping.
July 23, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: W.
Johnson And Savoie Establish Win Records, Force And Dixon Also Score Big
At Bandimere Speedway. NHRA.com provides final results from
Denver. WJ and Force keep on winning, Dixon creeps up on Bernstein, and
Angelle becomes the sport's winningest female. Jay
Payne and Shelly Howard won the Federal Mogul categories.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Flashback:
Force vs. Worsham at Joliet. Lee Ecker witnessed history
in Joliet. Here's his shot of the amazing funny car final.
Draglist.com Undergoes Group Therapy.
Not to be outdone (yeah, right!) by the likes of Lee Schelin, Tony Butera, and Dave McFee, I have started my own Yahoo Groups mailing group! It's a place where racers can share email updates and photos of their cars with other racers and us. DON'T PANIC about adding yet another set of emails to your daily reading! I really want this group just to be a place where you can send me updates on your cars (past or present) or cool cars you are involved with or see. Danny, Steve, and I lurk all over the net trying to gather info for the Drag Racing List, but it sure would be great to have one place that folks could send information! That's a hint, friends! Join up and send us some info on your car or any other cool car or bike you know of. Click this link to sign up:
Draglist.com Seeks Motorcycle Editor.
We have long overlooked some of the baddest and bravest racers at the drags - the motorcycle racers. My problem is that I don't know the first thing about them and I simply do not have the time to climb the steep learning curve to get rolling. SO... I am looking for any bike fans or racers out there who want to take on the task of being our BIKE EDITORS. If I can get someone to compile the information, I will begin to list Top Fuel bikes, Fuel Harleys, Funny Bikes, Pro Mod bikes, Pro Stock bikes, etc., at draglist.com. The two wheeled set deserve it, but I just don't have another spare second in the week to do the research... who wants to help with this?
Drop me a line at email@example.com.
July 22, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Scelzi,
Bazemore, Allen And Brown Earn Top Spots Entering Sunday's Eliminations At
Bandimere Speedway. NHRA.com provides the pairings for
today's eliminations in Denver.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dale
Pulde Hits the Chutes. Jim Sorenson caught this top end
chute shot of Dale Pulde's nostalgia digger at Bakersfield 2001.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Outlaw
Anglias at Shaky County. Sharkman offers
up this outrageous final round of Anglia gassers, one getting completely
out of shape. This is our one-year anniversary movie!
July 21, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1)
Pro Nitro Race to
Feature Unique Format. Jerry Hutchcroft reports that the
Pro Nitro tour hits Bakersfield next weekend and offers some cool features
for racers and fans.
Sarver, Allen and Brown All Leaders After First Day at Bandimere Speedway.
NHRA.com provides early qualifying results from Denver.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Doug
Kalitta on the Mountain. Greg Gage sent this photo of
Doug Kalitta leaving hard in the MAC Tools dragster at NHRA Bristol.
July 20, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Driving
Through the Fog at Lions. John Edmunds tells about a time
he was racing James Warren into a complete fogbank at Lions.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Moby
Dick Helped to Break the Corvette Curse. Dennis Roetman grabbed
this shot of Ezra Boggs in the Moby Dick Corvette fuel funny car, one of
the few Corvettes that actually went straight.
July 19, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Funny
Car Racing against Texans and Tornadoes. Pat Foster tells a
hilarious tale of fuel funny car match racing in the Lone Star State.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Martin
Stewart's Pontiac GTO A/Gasser. Dawn Mazi captured this
great launch shot of one of the coolest machines at the 2001 Bakersfield
July 18, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Eric
and the (Skoal) Bandit. Eric Morrison tells a neat tale of
a chance encounter with Don Prudhomme's 1987 Skoal Bandit Funny Car.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The
Fiberglass Trends Corvair Funny Car. Daryl Huffman uncovers
another jewel from drag racing's past with this cool pit shot of the
pre-flip top Fiberglass Trends Funny Car.
July 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Picture of the Day and
Movie of the Week celebrate their one year anniversaries!
We made it! We have displayed a new photo every day and a new movie
every week for an entire year at draglist.com. And they are ALL still up
here, waiting for you to discover them. Thanks to all the outstanding volunteer photographers who share their work for our enjoyment day after day at draglist.com!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: California
Smokey Lights up the Night as we Celebrate One Year of Pictures of the
Day! Celebrating our one year anniversary of displaying a
new photo every day, our stalwart friend James Morgan provides
another amazing shot and witty delivery.
Drag Racing Story of the Day: The
Bikes are Coming and Wendel's is the First. Just in time
for our announcement that we are going to cover the bikes, Wendel
Douthat sent in this piece on his alky burning funny bike.
July 16, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican,
Mattioli, Jenkins, Brand and Wilson Professional Winners at IHRA CARQUEST
Empire Nationals. The FastNews Network provides the
details. Millican and Wilson continue their marches towards the
championship as Shannon Jenkins regains his footing.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Richard
Langson's Texas Ranger AA/Fuel Altered. Chris Graves
caught this shot of Langson's candy apple red beauty, still running 20
years after its debut.
New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New
driver, ET, and MPH updates from the NHRA 50th Anniversary race at Pomona.
provides all the performance improvements from the big NHRA birthday bash.
New Exclusive Bonus
Photos! Les Welch
sent along his photos of NHRA pro drag racers from the big party in
July 15, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Final
Qualifying from the 2001 IHRA Empire Nationals at Leicester, NY.
Larry Sullivan brings us today's pairings from the IHRA Empire Nats,
including incredibly tight fields in Pro Stock and Pro Mod.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Vickie
Fanning in the Nitro Cow Nostalgia Funny Car. Byron Stack got
this cool burnout shot of the latest nitro creation out of the Fanning
MOO-torsports gang down in Texas.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Tom
Lee's Mountain Motor Ford Mustang. Tim
Pratt grabbed this clip of Tom Lee as he laid down a killer burnout
before a qualifying run at the recent Mountain Motor Nationals at MIR.
New Drag Racing Game updates! The
Match Race Madness PC racing game databases are updated with all the
latest drivers and their best times. Sorry for the delay on this. I am
working on a software bug where the game won't let you race your own car.
While I continue to try to figure that out, at least you can have the latest
times for the pro, semipro, and exhibition racers to face each other. Go
to our FREE STUFF page to download your
latest copy of MRM.
July 14, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Litton
Leads First Day Of Qualifying At Carquest Empire Nationals.
Larry Sullivan works the laptop once again to bring us day one
qualifying from IHRA Leicester.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Trussell
Motorsports' NHRA Pro Mod Invasion. Brian Wood caught
Ed Hoover leaving the line hard in the Trussell Motorsports '63 Corvette
Pro Mod at NHRA Sears Point. But who are the NHRA Funny Car and Pro Stock
racers watching the run so intently in the background?
July 13, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: How
to Run a Successful Funny Car Circuit. Jay Mageau tells us
how his funny car circuit thrills the fans with close racing and huge
burnouts on a budget.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bear
Town Shaker Funny Car on Tour in 1974. Bob Strait got this
nice black and white shot of Bill Schifsky's Mustang II fuel funny at
Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio, back when fuel cars still toured -- 1974.
July 12, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day:
Chicken Choker Chronicles - Lebanon Valley 2001. Len Cottrell
reports on the latest adventures of his and Tim Slagle's Federal Mogul
Dragster team... they were SO CLOSE at LVR!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tony
Nancy's Front Engine Dragster Fire Burnout! Bob Plumer provides
this amazing shot of Tony laying down the flames!
July 11, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Manzo
Collects Third Straight At The Valley. Billy Anderson provides
round by round coverage of the Division 1 NHRA Points race at Lebanon
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hill
Bros. '33 Willys Gasser. Art Cimilluca got a great shot
of the Hill Bros. blown gasser. Was this taken this year or 35 years ago?
This car is TOTALLY period correct.
New Exclusive Bonus
Photos! Les Welch
sent along photos of the wild Nostalgia Fuel Dragsters who added spice to
the activities at Pomona. Click here to see 'em: http://communities.prodigy.net/motorsports/pages/50thNostalgia/
July 10, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Video
Review: Hot Damn Doorslammin' by Drag Racing Underground. I
flipped DRU's latest work into my trusty Emerson while I worked on the
site this weekend. Here are my thoughts...
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Patrik
Wikstrom's Blown Camaro Pro Mod. Andy "Tog" Rogers provides
this shot of an outstanding Swedish Pro Mod Camaro that looks like it's
straight off the IHRA trail.
July 9, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pomona
from a Different Perspective. Laurie Watts took a road trip
to NHRA's 50th anniversary nationals with legendary fuel shoe Norm Weekly
and came away with tons of memories, old and new.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: PT
Bruiser -- Chrysler PT Cruiser on Steroids. Anni Valder got
this shot of the first known Chrysler PT Cruiser drag car.
July 8, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force,
Herbert Among Winners At Pep Boys 50th Anniversary Nationals At Historic
Pomona Raceway. NHRA.com provides results from their 50th
anniversary bash. Herbert and Force outlast 'em, while Jeggie holeshots
his way to a win, and Angelle ties Shirley for most female NHRA pro wins.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Connie
Kalitta's New "Golden King Pin" Aero Fueler? Cartoonist
Rick Menges joins the draglist.com family with some terrific drag
racing cartoons, some of which you may have seen at Don Garlits' museum,
the NHRA museum, or at a DRAW auction.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Dave
Gauldie's Wild Ride. Grant Stephens sent
along two clips of Dave Gauldie's unreal top end accident at Eastern Creek
1993. Dave walked away, but you'll wonder how.
July 7, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bazemore,
Scelzi Among Top Qualifiers At Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals
Presented By American Racing Wheels. NHRA.com gives us
today's eliminations lineup.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tim
Gibson in the MasterCam Nostalgia Fuel Dragster. Tom West grabbed
this nice close-in shot of Tim leaving the line hard last year.
New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti.
New drivers, ET, and MPH updates from
NHRA St. Louis (Madison) 2001. Steve Klemetti
provides all the performance improvements from the latest national event.
New Exclusive Bonus
Photos! Les Welch
sent along his latest photos of NHRA pro drag racers from NHRA St. Louis. Click here to see
July 6, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein,
Cannon Among Leaders at Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals.
NHRA.com provides Thursday qualifying results from their big 50th
anniversary bash in Pomona.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top
Fuel Chutes in Full Bloom. Tom DeLello sent along more
cool drag racing line art.
July 5, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Scotty
Cannon Goes 331 at Norwalk Night Under Fire! John Raffa sent
along the results of Norwalk Raceway's Night Under Fire event. John Force
won, but Scotty Cannon rotated the earth!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lefty
Mudersbach vs. Goss & Yates in 1962. Steve Gibbs shares
another of his priceless shots and memories from San Gabriel in 1962.
July 4, 2001 - Happy Independence
Day (United States)! Hope everyone has a
safe and restful day off!
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Lagana
on the Road -- Life in the Land of No Budget, Blind Faith Nitro Racing.
Norman Hechtkoff tells a tale of stalwart low buck nitro racers versus
a deer and a junkyard baron.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Neese
& Knowles AA/Fuel Altered: 5.60 at 268! Buzzz Miller sent
along this great photo of Steve Neese and Kevin Knowles flying fuel
July 3, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day:
Little Ditty 'Bout Tony and Diane (and their Challenger Funny Car).
Tony Butera fills us in on how he got his 1971 Challenger funny car.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Allen
Johnson's Independent Pro Stock Avenger.
got a great launch shot of an NHRA Pro Stock Mopar that remains successful
despite crushing rule changes and the cold shoulder from the Chrysler
July 2, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day:
Beck - Drag Racing's Master Showman. Brian Wood serves up a
terrific interview with one of the baddest dudes on fuel through the '70s
and the '80s -- Gary Beck.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: T-Shirt
Art, Step by Step. Joel Naprstek
takes us through his step by step process in of creating T-shirt art, this
for Jerry and Lesley Smith's nostalgia funny car team.
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.
July 1, 2001 -
Drag Racing Story of the Day:
Street Journal Goes to Bat for Organized Drag Racing; NHRA Offers Official
Statement on Illegal Street Racing. Kimberley A.
the WSJ did a great op-ed piece with a reasoned approach to drag racing
that certainly is refreshing to see in the straight press. NHRA president Tom
Compton also came out with an official statement on illegal street
racing this week. Both pieces are included.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Inside
the Jet Funny Car... What the Driver Sees. Sharkman
climbed into Roger Goring's jet funny car and provided this terrific
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