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August 31, 2001 - New NHRA Pro Drag Racing photos. Les Welch has put up the latest round of pro drag racing photos from NHRA Brainerd. Also, check out the Prodigy Drag Racing Bulletin Board for cool insider info from the races.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Jim Dunn vs. Pisano & Matsubara in Hawaii. Brian Amuro remembers the time Jim Dunn brought the rear engined Cuda to the island paradise to face Sush Matsubara in Joey Pisano's car.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: "Cruzing" Toward the 1992 Funny Car World Championship. Ron Dilley got this top-down shot of Cruz Pedregon in the Larry Minor McDonald's car taking on Freddie Neely in the Forever Young machine in 1992.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Ernie Bouge's Jolly Roger Express Jet Dragster Flame Show. Stephen Jones captured the former Pro Mod and current Jet Funny Car racer as he stepped up to Jet Dragsters at MIR with this incredible flame show.

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Brainerd 2001. Steve Klemetti provides all the performance improvements from the NHRA's big race way up North.

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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August 30, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2001 IHRA Eastern Junior Dragster Nationals Presented by Briggs and Stratton. As always, I announced this great race between about 200 kids from several eastern states. Here's the full report.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Birky Bunch Rides Again! Nostalgia Top Fuel. Robert Briggs got this shot of Mark Malde in the latest incarnation of Arnold Birky's famous low buck nitro team from California.

August 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Chicken Choker Chronicles: Cecil County 2001. Len Cottrell reports on his and Tim Slagle's continuing saga to capture NHRA Division 1 gold in Federal Mogul Dragster.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Snake vs. Mongoose 2001? Drag Racing Cartoon. Rick Menges sent along another great drag racing cartoon.

August 28, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Top Fuel Denmark - Kim Reymond Rules the FIA Race at Mantorp Park. Kim Reymond fills us in on his Top Fuel team from Denmark and how they beat the rest of Europe at the Sko Uno Festival in Sweden.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Geisler's Glass -- Dennis Geisler's '81 Challenger Funny Car. Ralph Reiter checks in with a shot of one of our favorite independent fuel funny car racers.

August 27, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican Takes Fourth Consecutive Top Fuel Victory At IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals. Larry Sullivan provides all the pro eliminations results from Norwalk, plus up to date IHRA points standings.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Detention Hall Race Car Art. Ralph " Gonzo" Crosby sent along this artwork that is surely similar to the artwork a lot of hot rodders drew on their detention hall chalkboards.

August 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Final Qualifying Results from the 2001 IHRA World Nationals at Norwalk. Larry Sullivan provides Sunday's pairings from the big go at IHRA Norwalk.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Highland Bandit Ford Mustang BB/Funny Car. Peter Kumble sent along this great top end shot from the '74 Summernationals.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Jet Stream Takes on the Queen of Diamonds. Tim Pratt was on hand during MIR's Jet Car Nationals Saturday night and caught this first round match between Jessica Willard and Jim Medley.

August 25, 2001 - The Hub-bub is over. Just a note to let you know our network is healthy again. It turned out to be a fried network hub. Thanks to Andy Webber for pointing me in the right direction on the fix. Draglist.com is officially back up to full strength and the satellite is BLAZING. I'm still trying to catch up on emails, so look for a response soon if I owe you one.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Head leads Top Fuel qualifying at IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals. Larry Sullivan provides all the first day pro qualifying results from Norwalk.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Randy Bradford's Fuel Altered Lights up the Night! Marc Buehler got this awesome shot of Randy Bradford's AA/FA making BIG header flames at the Boise Nightfire Nationals.

August 24, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Aerodynamicist -- Tim Gibson. Darr Hawthorne pulled Tim Gibson aside at Sears Point and got the inside dope on his dual existence as a Top Fuel pilot and Funny Car technician.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Roger Guzman's Assassination Chevy Corvair Funny Car. Pete Garramone reached back into his collection for this great shot of Roger Guzman's Chevy powered flopper.

August 23, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Schumacher, Johnson, Cannon, Capps Log Best Runs For Wednesday's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Testing At IRP. NHRA.com sent along the day two results of testing for this year's Big Go.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rance McDaniel's Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster. Mark Hovsepian took this beautiful burnout shot of the Top Fuel veteran at Sears Point.

August 22, 2001 - Stahlnecker Names the Strips. We have a winner in our Name the Strips contest from our 8/11/01 Story of the Day. Dennis Stahlnecker of Omaha, Nebraska, correctly named New England Dragway, Sanair, Quebec, and Santa Pod, England, as the three mystery strips photographed by Ed O'Connell. Dennis selected our Match Race Chicago Style video as his prize. Thanks to all who sent in submissions. We will look into doing this again soon...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force, Dixon Lead Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Testing At IRP. NHRA.com provides the results of some early testing from Indy.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: From Out of the West: Kirk Kuhns' Pro Mod Corvette. Jim Sorenson caught Kirk Kuhns in his '63 Corvette Pro Mod car at the 2000 Boise Nightfire Nationals before he went on to win some historic NHRA races in 2001.

August 21, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Jet Car Bracket Racing in Southern Maryland. Brother Tim Pratt and I were at the MIR Jet Car Nationals Saturday night, 8/18, and here's our report. I did the words and Tim did the photos... LOTS of photos!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jeff Brozovich Super Chevy Nitro Coupe. James Morgan captured Brozovich's wicked Chevy fuel coupe at the Epping Super Chevy Race in May.

August 20, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Capps, Allen and Brown Claim Victories at Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. NHRA.com provides full results. Snake scores twice, Allen gets back to the winner's circle after nine years and Antron moves big against Angelle. Bruce Bowler and Jay Payne took Federal Mogul wins.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pro Stock Chevy at Night. Dennis Roetman captured this dramatic shot of a Pro Stock Camaro leaping off the line at night. Can you tell me who it is?

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Seattle and IHRA Stanton 2001. Steve Klemetti provides all the performance improvements from the NHRA's western swing and IHRA Mid-Michigan.

New NHRA Pro Drag Racing photos. Les Welch has put up the latest round of NHRA pro drag racing photos from Sonoma. Also, check out the Prodigy Drag Racing Bulletin Board for cool insider info from the races.

August 19, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bazemore, Dixon, Johnson, Brown Take Top Qualifying Honors at Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals. NHRA.com provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from Brainerd, Minnesota.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gas and Flames! Mel Bryson's '34 Willys Supercharged Gasser. Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian graces us with another brilliant shot of California nostalgia action, this one Bryson's flamed new age gasser.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Euro Top Fuel Under the Lights. Sharkman supplied this cool nighttime footage of Peter Beck racing Tommy Moller at the 2000 Euro Finals.

August 18, 2001 - Photo housecleaning! We've done a little cleanup work on the site photos. The change should be transparent to most. We were getting so many photos that our directories were too large and took too long for the computers to read during updates! As a result, we have moved all the photos into separate directories on the site. The only folks who will notice a problem are those who might have links on their sites to a specific photo on draglist.com. If they do, chances are that link no longer works. If you are in this category, please check out your site links! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Scelzi, Gilbertson, Allen Among NHRA Qualifying Leaders Friday At Brainerd International Raceway. NHRA.com provides all the first day qualifying results from the town with the big lumberjack.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Engine Masters P-51 Coupe -- The Most Radical Chop Job Ever! Daryl Huffman shares another of his classic drag racing pit shots from the golden era.

August 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Chicken Choker Chronicles -- Englishtown 2001: Rain! Sticky qualifying! TBD! Len Cottrell fills us in on the Old Bridge Township stop of his Division One Federal Mogul Dragster championship run.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Nanook! The Legendary AA/Fuel Altered. Chris Graves was on hand at Fallon, Nevada, earlier this year and caught the rebirth of one of the great names in drag racing history.

August 16, 2001 - We're back! We started the week in bad shape when our home network suddenly stopped working. We got updates done through 8/09, but that was all we could upload. We were getting the site updates done, we just couldn't get a high enough quality circuit to hold an Internet connection to get the updates to the site.

On top of that, someone sent us a 2.5-megabyte email message that would have been a minor inconvenience under normal circumstances. Under our degraded network conditions, however, it completely blew us away. We couldn't open our home email at all, so we had to forward all our email to Hotmail, which has a paltry 2-megabyte limit. While we couldn't download the offending 2.5-mb message, at least we could get all our other mails "around" the big one. That was something we could not do at the home account.

Don't even get me started on MSN or Hotmail technical support. That goes for Yahoo mail, too. I tried to use them as a temporary solution, but half the time, the doggone thing wouldn't recognize my login and password. I didn't have time to bother with Yahoo, but calling MSN resulted in a continual cycle of walking through setups repeatedly and being forwarded to other departments. Hey, Bill Gates - your system's BROKE.

I still am having network problems, so I took a step back this morning. Instead of using my 700K Starband Internet Satellite connection, I resorted to good old dial-up 26K (that's all I can get out of my ancient neighborhood). Of course, MSN wouldn't accept THAT login and password either, but I finally got through to a halfway decent support person who showed me an undocumented shortcut. If you use MSN and it rejects your perfectly valid login and password, try typing "MSN/" in front of your login (don't use the quotes). 

Anyway, that's how our updates hit the 'net this morning, while my satellite connection was trying to sputter through some clouds.

Thanks for all the emails and updates you've sent over the past week. I've tried to answer most via my Hotmail account, but there are some folks who still need a response from me. I'll be contacting you soon. bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: John Force Speaks Out on Pro Mod Racing. Brian Wood was there in Gainesville when Pro Mod made its NHRA debut. One of the people most impressed was the irrepressible one, John Force. Here's Brian's interview with John.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Snake Checks Out the Ironhorse. Brian Wood captured another curious onlooker when the Pro Mods ran at Gainesville.

August 15, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Still More Kids' Questions about Drag Racing. My turn again. Here's my final installment of questions from the kids at careerexplorer.com and my answers. It was 1997 -- do  my answers still hold up?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John "Mr. Flathead" Bradley, Living Legend. Byron Stack got this cool shot of the man our FATHERS have been following for years.

August 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Funny Car Jeopardy -- Blue Max vs. Barry Setzer. Pat Foster remembers a memorable match race against Richard Tharp in the Midwest.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Color Me Gone Goes Chevy. Bob Strait captured this cool match race shot of Roger Lindamood's Chevy Monza Funny, his first Chevy after dozens of Mopars.

August 13, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fantasy Drag Racing - HO Style. Rick Howard held a major drag race at his house the other day, featuring the top stars from many eras.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top Fuel Under the Lights at Orange County. Bob Plumer sent in this outstanding shot of two fuelers lining up at OCIR.

August 12, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: History: The Super Camaro Funny Car. Perry Wyatt, Jr., fills us in on some details about his dad's and  Ray Gallagher's pure Chevy Funny Car.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: What a Way to Start an Event! Art Cimilluca captured this photo of a drag racer having the ultimate bad day -- your wheel coming off when you are the first car down the strip at a national event.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Victor Bray's Top Doorslammer Goes 6.21. Carl Witt captured the perennial Aussie Top Doorslammer champ as he nailed a 6.21 second pass during the Tin Top championships.

New NHRA Pro Drag Racing photos. Les Welch has put up the latest round of pro drag racing photos from Denver and Seattle. Check them out!

August 11, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: "Name that Strip" and Win a Free Video. Ed O'Connell sent in three photos of different "mystery strips." If you are the first person to identify all three tracks, you will win a free video from our Drag Racing Yesteryear series. Check out the videos at http://www.draglist.com/raceplace/rrvideo.htm and get those entries in!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Road Rage -- Outrageous '68 Ford Mustang Pro Modified. Anni Valder sends us another cool shot, this one of a wicked looking Ford from across the pond.

August 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Memories of Lions Drag Strip. Ken Kesler was stationed at Long Beach during Lions' heyday and he provides some great memories from the great strip.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Short and Sassy -- Small Bock Chevy Chevette Bracket Bomber. Jim Strate sent along this shot of his cool (and winning) Chevette Super Pro car.

August 09, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rickie Does the IHRA Northern Nats. Rick Howard took in the IHRA Northern Nats in Stanton, Michigan, and offers this behind the scenes look.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Stealth Fighter -- Lex Joon's Top Methanol Funny Car. Andy "Tog" Rogers captured European star Lex Joon's 2001 Camaro Funny Car at the 2001 Cannonball event. It looks like something out of the movie "Independence Day."

August 08, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: What Caused the Loss of the SoCal Drag Strips? Veteran photographer Tom West answers one of our readers' questions.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: A REAL AA/Fuel Altered -- Pipins & Green. Tom West offers up a shot of a classic fuel altered boiling the hides.

August 07, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Kids' Questions about Drag Racing. Here's more Q&A from when I was interviewed for an educational website back in 1997. The kids asked some interesting questions.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mean Mojo - Drag Racing Poetry and Art. Tom DeLello submitted this unique item -- a combination of poetry, art, and photography.

August 06, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein Finally Claims Sears Point, Worsham And Martino Come From The Bottom Of The Ladder For Wins. NHRA.com provides final results from Wine Country. Bernstein opens up the lead, Worsham gets his third, and Martino breaks through after three years. Mark Hentges and Doug Gordon get Federal Mogul wins.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lefty Mudersbach versus Jim Ward at San Gabriel 1962. Steve Gibbs offers up another shot from the golden era of drag racing.

August 05, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Bazemore, Coughlin Survive the Saturday Heat At Sears Point to Hold on To the Top Spots. NHRA.com lays out the final pairings for today's race at Sears Point.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ed Burnley's Predator Nitrous Corvette Doorslammer. Stephen Jones never misses a doorslammer show at MIR and Ed Burnley's outrageous 200 Corvette is one reason.

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. Steve Klemetti provides all the performance improvements from the Bandimere and New York.

August 04, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein and Bazemore Lead Nitro Qualifiers; Coughlin Sets Track Record at Sears Point Raceway. NHRA.com provides first day pro qualifying results from Sonoma.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Reach for the Sky -- Chevy Chevelle Doorslammer. Sharkman digs this wheelstanding bracket doorslammer.

August 03, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Charger - Rocky Pirrone's Funny Car Debut. Bill "Badco" Ott was on hand when Rocky Pirrone hit the track with his great new nostalgia funny car and provides a full report.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Zombies Walk the Earth! Rob Bruce's Nostalgia Funny Car. Ron Lahr of Dragshots.com sent along this absolutely amazing shot of Rob Bruce's nostalgia funny car.

August 02, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: "The Sheriff" Shuffles The Deck; Advances To #2 Spot On NR AA/FD List. Cole Coonce sent along his latest installment of nostalgia fueler action and rankings on the Nitronic Research AA/FD List.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fat Stuff - A '41 Willys Photo Done Up Right. Ron Dilley set up his nice photo of a nice Willys in "tintype." Looks good!

August 01, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Chicken Choker Chronicles: Numidia -- Temporary Pole! Out Of the Groove! No Loss, No Gain! Len Cottrell provides the latest installment of the 'Chronicles, detailing his and Tim Slagle's run for the Division 1 NHRA FM Dragster championship.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Willy Bad! '33 Willys Roadster. Robert Briggs got this shot of a neat '33 Willys ROADSTER in the hot California sun.

 

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