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July 30-31, 2002 - Draglist.com/Computer Magic Online Message Board. Come join the 163 drag racers and fans who make up our message board community.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Russell, T. Pedregon and J. Coughlin Visit Winner's Circle at Lucas Oil NHRA Northwest Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final pro results from the rain delayed event in Seattle.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bruce Larson, Funny Car Legend. Tim Pratt took this portrait shot of the Chevy flopper star at the Inaugural Funny Car Reunion.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: 32 Funny Cars Fire Up at Once! Tim Pratt captured this sight for sore eyes for real funny car fans everywhere as the call goes out to light 'em all up on the Englishtown starting line.

PhilZone: Movers and Shakers at the Inaugural Funny Car Reunion. Flyin' Phil Elliott has lots more to share, but here are the first photos from Englishtown.

Classic Southern Thunder! Heads up, all out racing is coming to Ware Shoals Dragway on August 17 as Computer Magic Online and Draglist.com bring you Classic Southern Thunder! Nostalgia Front Engine Dragsters! Top Alcohol Funny Cars vs. Altereds! Dozens of AA and BB Gassers! BE THERE!!!

July 29, 2002 - Funny Car Reunion: We're Back! Brother Tim, Flyin' Phil, and I are back from the inaugural Funny Car Reunion at Englishtown. Man, did we have fun!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican Wins Seventh Consecutive IHRA Race. IHRA Communications and Summit FastNews provide final pro results from Martin, Michigan. Shannon Jenkins, Doug Vancil, Dale Brand, and John Montecalvo joined Clay Millican as the event winners in their respective categories.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Remembering Dodger Glenn, Funny Car Star. "Berserko" Bob Doerrer and Dave Milcarek team up to remember Dodger. Freddy Frey and Jim Fox put up $500 at the Funny Car Reunion for Low ET and Top Speed in Dodger's honor.

July 28, 2002 - Why I'll be cranky at the Funny Car Reunion: What a week! It's pushing 3:30am on Friday night and I'm gonna get up to go to the Funny Car Reunion at 5:00. That should add up to about eight hours of sleep for the WEEK so far. Last night, Denise and I went to see Lucinda Williams  and we got to bed at 3am. Then, we went in and worked all day, then picked up Flyin' Phil at National, then stayed up for HOURS editing David Hapgood's excellent profile of Gary Omlin, then set up stories and photos of the day for two days while we're at the reunion... I'll be the guy up there sleepwalking. And if you're driving on 95 north tomorrow, don't worry. He doesn't know it yet, but brother Tim is gonna be driving while I snooze... <g> Hope to see you up at Englishtown! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Gary Omlin, Top Fuel Renegade. David Hapgood put together this awesome story and gathered several photos of one of the most unique fuel racers in the sport.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Shirley Muldowney Borrows a Cuda. Rick Howard got this pit shot of a rare car indeed -- the Shirley Muldowney CUDA funny Car. She borrowed it from Don Schumacher after torching her Satellite at Dragway 42.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Emily Pratt Makes Her Drag Racing Debut! Denise Pratt took these shots of our little girl's first ever drag race. The whole family was bursting with pride as eight year old Emily listened closely, then applied what Tom Putnam and dad told her to improve on each of her first ever runs in a Junior Dragster.

Funny Car Reunion: Draglist.com and Doug Herbert to Sponsor Funny Car Reunion Burnout Challenge! Draglist.com is taking part in the upcoming Funny Car Reunion in a big way by joining Doug Herbert Performance Parts to sponsor the Classic Funny Car Burnout Challenge! Other great sponsors have stepped up, too!

Computer Magic Online Sponsors FCR Best Appearing! Bob Gettys of Computer Magic Online has stepped up to sponsor the Inaugural Funny Car Reunion with the "Computer Magic Online Best Appearing Car" award. The award will apply to the featured category, Classic Funny Cars, and will pay $250 in cash to the owner of the flopper the fans feel is the best looking machine at E-town on July 28.

July 27, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, T. Pedregon and J. Coughlin Qualifying Leaders after First Day of Lucas Oil NHRA Northwest Nationals. NHRA Communications provides the early qualifying results from Seattle.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Supercharged Dodge Viper Drag Car. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby sent in this cool shot of a sinister looking blown Mopar.

July 26, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Funny Car Reunion This Weekend! "Berserko" Bob and Steve Bell have done an awesome job putting together and promoting the first annual Funny Car Reunion at E-town this weekend. I will be there. Will YOU?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kosty Ivanof's Boston Shaker Fuel Funny Car. Peter Kumble caught Kosty smokin' at Englishtown in 1974.

July 25, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Chicken Choker Chronicles: Lebanon Valley 2002. Len Cottrell catches us up on his and Fran Monaghan's efforts to win NHRA Division 1 in Top Alcohol Dragster.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: And Now, for a REAL Old Dragster. Pete Garramone shot this ancient digger in Colorado back when Indy car influences were still being seen on drag cars.

July 24, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Look! Up in the Sky! Flying Top Fuel Parts! Gary Peters makes a welcome return with his recollections of Indy '69 and memories of how THEY weren't going to blow up Top Fuel cars like that...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Today's Special: "Flaming Scelzi" -- Top Fuel on Fire. Lee Ecker put together this neat photo sequence of Gary Scelzi in the Alan Johnson car winning in a round in Joliet 2000 despite the trailing flames.

July 23, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 1974, 1975 -- Memories of Detroit Dragway and Indy. Perry Wyatt, Jr. talks about the invasion of the Vegas in nitro funny car and memorable events at Indy.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Zap's Rat Retires: John Zappia's Holden Monaro. Paul Carey sent photos of Australia's first 7 and 6 second doorslammer, now relegated to the burnout circuit after receipt of a brand new Murray Anderson piece.

July 22, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Russell, Worsham, Edwards, and Hines Victorious at Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final results from the upset-ridden event in Denver.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jungle Jim and Shirley Muldowney in 1975. "Berserko" Bob Doerrer and Norman Blake team up to present this great shot of Jungle and Shirley, two of the absolute greats, chatting in the pits.

July 21, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Cannon Earn Top Qualifying Honors at Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from Denver.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Screaming Yellow Mountain Dragster. Lee Craker sent in this great shot from Bandimere earlier this year. No doubt this guy's up there this weekend, too.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Outlaw Pro Mods: Pilcher vs. Perkins! Mark Fawcus has moved to Florida from England. Britain's loss is our gain as Mark captures some great southern Pro Mod action.

July 20, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Cannon, Kalitta, Johnson and Hines Lead Qualifying at Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals. NHRA Communications provides first day qualifying results from the mountain in Denver.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: IHBA Hot Boats Drag Race on the Water! Karen Raffa sent in this awesome Jim Perry shots of some of the wild action they see on the IHBA Drag Boat series.

July 19, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Scanning, Pixels, Indy, and Cars Named Shaker. James Morgan explains how me makes those great photos of his look great on computer screens, too. Plus, he shares some cool Indy memories.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Larry's Special Delivery Nostalgia Junior Stocker. Joel Naprstek shot this great looking '57 Chevy Sedan Delivery at Atco last year.

July 18, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Matt Hines. NHRA Communications gets up close and personal with the rider of the Eagle One Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lou Pereira's Chariot of Fire Jet Dragster. Joe Barrett got this shot of the Canadian jet jockey adding a new twist to the typical jet show.

July 17, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Draglist.com and Doug Herbert to Sponsor Funny Car Reunion Burnout Challenge! Draglist.com is taking part in the upcoming Funny Car Reunion in a big way by joining Doug Herbert Performance Parts to sponsor the Classic Funny Car Burnout Challenge! Other great awards were announced today, too!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lewelling and Winters Saturday Night Fever Corvette Alcohol Funny Car. Jim White sent in this pit shot of a team that usually ran hard but always had fun.

July 16, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 1972, 1973 -- On the Road with Trader Ray. Perry Wyatt, Jr. continues his saga through the golden years of the early '70s.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Winged Express Fuel Altered at Rest. Jim M. White shot the great Marcellus and Borsch machine at the NHRA Museum. Gee, it's too quiet there for history's baddest altered!

July 15, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican Bags One More for the Record Books. Bobby Bennett and Summit FastNews team up to provide final coverage of IHRA Leicester.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Funny Car Wheelies: Trojan Horse vs. Speed Racer! "Berserko" Bob Doerrer and Stormin' Norman Blake team up to show off two of the '70s most awesome flopper teams.

July 14, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Clay Millican Top Qualifier at IHRA CARQUEST Empire Nationals. IHRA Communications and Summit FastNews bring us final qualifying results and first round pairings from New York.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Toxic Tope's Blown Fiat Altered Burnout. James Morgan captured this neat little supercharged Fiat Coupe as in the middle of an cockpit-filling smoky burnout.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Nitro Funny Car Explosion! Brent Ogonoski captured this dramatic footage of Jason DuChene exploding his nitro funny car. Jason was unhurt, but unfortunately, the same could not be said for his flopper.

Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes: Don Roddy Wins at Cooper River. Bob Gettys and I team up to report on the biggest Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes race of the year so far.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA St. Louis and Divisionals 2002. Despite the heat at Madison, Steve has plenty of new personal best numbers, plus lots of good stuff from the NHRA Divisional races held around the country recently.

PhilZone: The Nitro Nova is Coming! Phil Elliott is following his dream of building and fielding a real, live nitro burning flopper! Follow the build up and progress on the Nitro Nova!

July 13, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Clay Millican Leads Qualifying at IHRA CARQUEST Empire Nationals. IHRA Communications provides day one qualifying from Leicester, NY.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sammy Miller and the Vanishing Point Return! Dr. Ivan Sansom got these pics of history's quickest man and machine as they returned to Santa Pod, England in May. Come to E-town on July 28 to see him in the states!

July 12, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 1971 -- Goodbye Super Camaro; Hello Trader Ray. Perry Wyatt, Jr. continues his funny car saga as they retire the Super Camaro and team up with Dwane Ong on the Trader Ray Mustang.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Larry 'Spiderman' McBride Prepares to Strike. Ian Turboville did this photo art rendering of the baddest man on two wheels.

July 11, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Photo Recap: Jason DuChene Funny Car Explosion. Sheryl Ogonoski describes and provides pictures of the run on which Jason torched his nitro funny car. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jimmy Rector's IHRA Pro Funny Car is on a Tear. Bill Severino shares a photo of the man who's absolutely killin' 'em in IHRA Pro Funny Car competition this year.

July 10, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nathan Sitko Makes His Top Alcohol Debut. Nathan Sitko himself tells us what it was like to race in his first Top Alcohol dragster match at the age of 17.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Marco M's 7-Second Turbo Small Block Hyundai! Hasse Karlsson shot another awesome Swedish doorslammer, this one the world's quickest Hyundai Tiburon.

July 09, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 1970 -- The Super Camaro Goes Racing. Perry Wyatt, Jr. vaguely remembers going racing with the Super Camaro, but big blanks remain. If you saw this car race in the Midwest, please contact him.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fred Mooneyham's Top Fuel Streamliner Poster Art! Dave Milcarek took a pit shot of Mooneyham's wild streamliner at OCIR 1972 and turned into a cool poster.

July 08, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Don Roddy Wins Draglist Southern Fuel Coupes at Cooper River. Bob Gettys and I team up to report on the biggest Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes race of the year so far.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: 32 Funny Cars at Englishtown! "Berserko" Bob Doerrer and Dave Milcarek team up to show us something we never thought we'd see again... 32 funnies lining up at E-Town. But, we'll see it again on the 28th!

July 07, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Chicken Choker Chronicles: Delmar and Atco 2002. Len Cottrell and Fran Monaghan are looking for good luck after these experiences in Delaware and South Jersey.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dick LaHaie's Top Fueler at Beech Bend 1974. Dave Huber caught Dick in the staging lanes, prepping his independent fueler for a Division 3 race in Kentucky.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Clyde Berg's VW Bug Up on the Bumper! Ocean Street Video showcases this bug that just can't keep its from end out of the air.

Draglist.com Southern Fuel Coupes: Keith Floyd Doubles Up at Dorchester Draglist Southern Fuel Coupes Event. Bob Gettys and I team up to report on phase two of Keith Floyd's back to back wins at Wilkesboro and Dorchester.

PhilZone: Changes: The Transition from Scelzi to Sarver. Phil Elliott discusses the events that led to this and other recent changes in drag racing camps.

July 06, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: From Little Things Come Giant Steps. Gary Peters talks about Vargo Dragway's high tech 1960 timing system and how some competitors chopped three tenths off their ETs.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chris Boulet's "Obsession" Outlaw Fuel Altered. Chris Graves offers up another shot of those wild Texas Outlaw Fuel Altereds.

July 05, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Shirley Takes E-Town Match Over Cowin. Billy Anderson provides results of the Wednesday night P.C. Richard & Son Spectacular at Englishtown.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rickey Bowie in the Starr Rider Top Alcohol Funny Car. New contributor Chaun Benfield grabbed this pic of Rickey in Larry McBride's fast flopper at Bristol.

July 04, 2002 - Happy Independence Day! All the best to our fellow Americans as we celebrate the 226th birthday of our great and successful experiment in democracy. God Bless the United States of America!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 40 Years of Drag Racing Memories - 1969. Perry Wyatt, Jr. continues his story: it's 1969 and construction begins on the Super Camaro fuel funny car.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John Force to Debut 101 Dalmatians Bodies to Celebrate 101st Win? Rick Menges sent in this cartoon that imagines an obvious Disney tie-in for the loquacious one.

July 03, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Norwalk Night Under Fire Photo Review! Vic Cooke attended the annual Norwalk nitro bash. He sent this report and a link to dozens of pictures.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bob Sattelmaier's Super Sonic Jet Funny Car. Brian Wood captured the second generation racer's awesome jet flopper as it roasted the starting line at Cayuga.

July 02, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Keith Floyd Doubles Up at Dorchester Draglist Southern Fuel Coupes Event. Bob Gettys and I team up to report on phase two of Keith Floyd's back to back wins at Wilkesboro and Dorchester.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Charlie Proite's Telstar Dodge Charger Fuel Funny Car. Bob Strait captured the popular match race flopper racing among hard core fans and dandelions at Dragway 42.

July 01, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Force, Coughlin and Savoie Earn Wins at Sears Craftsman Nationals. NHRA Communications provides all the final results from St. Louis.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dale Pulde in the War Eagle Dodge Challenger Funny Car. "Berserko Bob" Doerrer sent in this photo that shows the famed Hamby and Pulde machine in 1981.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Columbus and IHRA Grand Bend 2002. Steve has plenty of good new stuff from the great Midwest and North of the Border.

 

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