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September 30, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: President's Cup Final Qualifying Notes. I called my own number today with some notes from the 2000 IHRA Expressautoparts.com President's Cup Nationals. Larry Sullivan provides the hard qualifying facts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pure Hell and the Smoky Wheelstand. Rob Potter joins our intrepid crew of photographer volunteers with an absolutely fantastic shot of the Pure Hell Fuel Altered.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Aussie Fuelers Light Up the Night. Simon and Carl Witt team up to bring us nitro flames at night from down under.

New Exclusive BONUS Photos! Les Welch provides high quality photos from NHRA Maple Grove! Click to see thumbnails of the photos, then click the thumbnails to see full size photos of the cars. Each photo contains a link directly to the racer's official website. Check in and see how they did in Reading! Here is the link: NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove. Check it out! 

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from IHRA Epping and NHRA Maple Grove.

Updated Draglist Links.

September 29, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pete Robinson & the Automatic Cammer. Jim Hill with some great insights into the day Pete tested the C-6 automatic transmission in his fueler.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Earthquake! The New York Earthshaker Warms the Hides. James Morgan captures Bruce Peterson's beautiful funny car at Epping. 

September 28, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Workin' Hard and Raisin' Hell -- The Life of a Fuel Altered Rookie. Frank Jonkman fills us in on the hardships of converting his blown altered to nitro.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hot for Teacher! Gary Densham's Slick 2001 Firebird. Greg Gage checks in with a shot of Gary Densham's swoopy new 2001 NEC Firebird Funny Car.

September 27, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dead On for a Trophy and an A. Doug Simpson shares a great story of his first day at the drags.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Purple Flames! Chuck Cheeseman's Funny Car at Route 66. New contributor Lee Ecker provides a nice shot of Route 66 Federal Mogul winner Chuck Cheeseman.

September 26, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Return of the Chicken Chokers. Len Cottrell fills us in on what it took to get the Cottrell & Slagle team back on track for the Keystones after their Richmond crash.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Nocturnal Bear! Ronnie Hood's Grizzly Pro Mod Corvette. James Morgan captures Ronnie Hood at Epping at night.

September 25, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rain Can't Dampen Spirits at Atco Super Stock Spectacular. Joel Naprstek checks in with highlights of Atco's rained out nostalgia bash.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Army Men! Tony Schumacher and the Troops at Englishtown. New contributor Glen Fredericks provides a nice burnout shot of the US Army Top Fueler at E-town.

September 24, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Money, Money, Money... or Why Drag Racers are Always Pulling Up Their Pants. Bill Pitts explains this strange drag racing phenomenon.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top Banana -- This is How to Race a BMW. Gonzo with some nice photo art of a BMW drag car.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Flamin' Freddy's Blown, Alky Burning Pickup. The famous Sharkman checks in with a great video of Freddy Fagerstrom's blown, alky burning Pro Mod Chevy pickup.

September 23, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Smith Takes September Texas Quick 8 Association Win. Danny White fills us in on all the hot doorslammer action from Kennedale!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Girls Can Get 'em Up, Too. James Morgan catches IHRA Pro Outlaw driver Laurie Cannister as the powerstands off the line at New England.

September 22, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The NITRO Natural. Bill "Badco" Ott hooks another unsuspecting innocent on the evils of NITRO!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Global Warming with Ice. Ron "Ice Cube" Dilley captures Gary Scelzi's Top Fueler as it warms the chilly air at the Keystone Nationals. 

September 21, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Keystone Nationals News and Notes. Billy Anderson provides the interesting observations from Maple Grove.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: S/FX Fire Burnout -- Don't Try This at Home! Joel Naprstek and Pete Orres team up to promote this weekend's Nostalgia meet at Atco with a super fire burnout shot of Brian Kohlmann's wild Factory Experimental Dodge!

New events listed on the Draglist Heads Up Racing Calendar!

New Desperately Seeking pages! Do you know where these race cars and people are?

September 20, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kuhlmann Flirts with the Fives! John Lindsey with the inside story on Bill Kuhlmann's 6.00-second brush with history.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Head of the Class. James Morgan captures Jim Head on his way to victory at IHRA Epping.

September 19, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: War Horse Aims to Become the Quickest Roots Blown Funny Car. Bruce Mullins hit another career best ET and speed at Reading and he tells all about it.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ron Capps at the Keystone Nationals. Greg Gage provides a nice shot of the Reading funny car runner up with flames high!

September 18, 2000 -- Kuhlmann backs up 6.00 with a 6.06, but misses five second zone. Draglist Executive Field Editor Bret Kepner called today with a follow-up to Bill Kuhlmann's world-rocking performance at Super Chevy Columbus yesterday. In today's action, Kuhlmann lined up his Summit Racing '68 Corvette Nitro Coupe in round one and shot to a 6.06 at only 210 mph! The eighth mile times on the run were quicker and faster than on yesterday's 6.00 at 234 (3.90, 190, compared to yesterday's 3.92, 189), but the Summit Racing Corvette couldn't hold it together for the five. 

Round two produced an outstanding (albeit now disappointing) 6.12 at 229 mph. In the final, tire shake set in and held the Summit Corvette to a 6.30. Needless to say, the entire drag racing world will be focused on the next Super Chevy Series race, October 6-8 at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Amato, Sarver, Johnson Take NHRA Keystone Nationals Victories. motorsport.com provides all the details.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Joran Persaker's Turbo Madness. Bobby and Anni V with a neat shot of a unique turbocharged doorslammer.

New Feature! Exclusive BONUS Photos! We have partnered with drag racing photographer Les Welch to provide high quality photos of drag racing's top stars after each national event! Click the link on our home page to see thumbnails of the photos. Click on the thumbnails to see beautiful, full size photos of the cars. Accompanying each photo is a link directly to the star's official website, so you can check in and see how they did during the race! The first installment is from the NHRA Spring Supernationals at Englishtown. Check it out!

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from NHRA Indy and Englishtown (the fall rerun).

New Dornbos Reviews: Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags at Mid Michigan, 9/13/00. Doug's observations of a TRUE street legal drag race at the Mid Michigan Motorplex.

September 17, 2000 -- FLASH! Bill Kuhlmann reset the doorslammer world records Saturday with an UNREAL 6.001 run at 234.41 mph at the Super Chevy Series race at Columbus, Ohio! Draglist Executive Field Editor Bret Kepner called with the news. Bill ran the time in 64 degree weather. Jim Nordhougen unfortunately burned his Nitro Fish car to the ground; the resultant cleanup prevented Bill from attempting to back up the run and possibly take the Summit Racing Corvette into the five-second zone! Bret reports that the run was squirrelly on the top end, and that had it gone straight, would almost certainly have been a five. 

The event will continue tomorrow, but temperature predictions in the low to mid seventies will provide somewhat less than optimal atmospheric conditions for a five second run. Congratulations to our old friend Bill Kuhlmann and the entire team of the Summit Racing Chevrolet Corvette! bp 

Drag Racing Story of the Day: A Different Way to Run Drag Races. Mike Cole offers an alternate vision of how drag races might be run. Be sure to send us your thoughts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: A Different Kind of Digger. Pete Garramone provides photos and text of a truly magnificent piece of late '50s/early '60s machine work.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Rob Guerain Stages at the Cannonball. Mark Fawcus captured Rob Guerain's European Top Methanol Funny Car at the Cannonball event in July.

September 16, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: New Jack Roush "Super Mustang" on the Way. The ex-Pro Stock superstar plans to build the baddest pony to ever hit the street. By motorsport.com.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pro Mods in Living Color. James Morgan captures two of the wildest players on the IHRA Pro Mod tour.

September 15, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The EARLIEST Rear Engine Dragsters. Joel Naprstek joins in with a discussion of three of the earliest rear engine dragsters on record.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top Secret John Force Test Session, 1999 Ron Dilley with a little photo manipulation of John's early tests with the Mustang body.

September 14, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Efficiency: The Downfall of Drag Racing Excitement?. Nostalgia fuel owner Bill Pitts examines ways to make fuel racing more fun and affordable.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: True Dedication -- Makin' it to the Drags any way you can! Pete Garramone with a photo of a somewhat less than state of the art transporter, even for the early '60s!

September 13, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bring Back the Fuel Altereds (and Other Thoughts). Doug Evans provides his vision of the way to bring fans back to the sport. James Morgan provides a photo.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Weney Wears 'em Out in Epping. James Morgan captures Scott Weney as his wins in Epping and pads his lead in the IHRA Funny Car world championship.

September 12, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The FIRST Successful Rear Engine Dragster, Revisited. Ted Pappacena with two more candidates for the first successful rear engine dragster.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Head's Tail! Jim Head Smokes ‘Em Off! Mark Hovsepian with some cool photo art capturing Jim Head's big IHRA win in Epping.

September 11, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: IHRA Amalie North American Nationals. Billy Anderson provides the highlights.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mother's Worry! Cory Lee's Funny Car! Paul Fink captures Cory Lee's outrageous new paint scheme.

Updated lists! Danny White sent us a fresh batch of updates last weekend. It includes all the runs that took place through 8/15/00. Now we are getting busy on the updated runs from the past few weeks! Click on The Lists to see the new updates!

September 10, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Supercharged in Albuquerque. Charlene Ruddock provides photos of husband Leon's supercharged altered and a race report from the high country.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Eddie Hill, 1988 -- The Four Father! Ron Dilley with a nice photo art tribute to Eddie Hill's historic run.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Gravity Storm Fire Show! Carl Witt with another great jet dragster sequence from Willowbank Raceway in Australia.

The Most Complete List. Check out the great story Inside Motorsports writer Craig Murto did on the Drag Racing List back in 1997. Since the website on which it originally appeared has stopped doing news in order to sell die cast cars, IMS editors authorized us to reprint it here!

Updated Draglist Links.

September 9, 2000 -- Sorry we are a little late with the stories this morning. Brother Tim and I went to see "Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks" last night and had a little too much fun. If you get a chance to see Dan and his band, don't pass it up. Great music, and the Lick-ettes are NOT to be missed! Now, on to the stories...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The FIRST Successful Rear Engine Dragster. Pete Garramone with a photo and story of the car that really started the rear engine revolution. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The 1320 Engineering B/Dragster. Don Roberts provides a photo and some words about one of the cleanest dragsters ever to grace the Northeast.

September 8, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Putting the "Show" into Drag Racing on TV. Mike Cole responds to Bret Kepner's article with his own take on making drag racing more exciting on the "tube."

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Untamed! Brent Murray's 23-T Ready for Launch. Brent Murray sent us an update on his racing efforts, including this nice Dean Murdoch photo of his altered.

September 7, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: This Rule Would Change Everything! Bret Kepner has written the hottest article in drag racing in quite some time, causing controversy and excitement throughout the sport. Inside Motorsports has kindly allowed us to reprint the article for Internet readers. Enjoy! (And be sure to check out the special "Draglist Rate" for subscriptions to IMS.)

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gas Pains and Fire Burnouts! Gonzo checks in with more wacky photo art...

September 6, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA U.S. Nationals Final Results. motorsport.com provides the major results and up-to-date points standings.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: El Dante Rings in the 2000 NFL Season. James Morgan celebrates football season with a shot of NFL quarterback turned Top Fuel pilot Dan Pastorini.

September 5, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: US Nationals Past Winners. We wanted to bring you Indy results today, but they were not on the wire by 3:00 AM. We will get that for you tomorrow. In the meantime, here are the past winners at Indy, thanks to motorsport.com. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Alkahal Abuse! Mark Hovsepian with a super nighttime shot of Eric Buchanan's supercharged altered.

September 4, 2000 -- www.dragster.cc and www.draglist.com have agreed to "integrate content." We announced at Indy Thursday that we have "integrated" The Drag Racing List with Paul Fink's excellent www.dragster.cc website. www.dragster.cc features up-to-date drag racing news, thousands of racing photos, and great chat sites. www.dragster.cc and www.draglist.com will not merge into one website, but will integrate portions of each site into the other. 

Immediate plans call for www.dragster.cc to pull drag racing links and statistics directly from www.draglist.com, and for www.draglist.com to pull drag racing news and chat from www.dragster.cc. Further content integration will occur in the near future, including a similar integration with at least one other drag racing website. 

We are excited to be working with Paul and www.dragster.cc. I have always wanted to offer hard news and a chat room at The Drag Racing List, but I couldn't fit them into my schedule. Now, thanks to www.dragster.cc, our readers can get daily news updates, then can go to the chat rooms to discuss them. Of course, the thousands of drag racing photos Paul uploads after each big event will be a terrific bonus! 

I have also been very impressed with Paul's "Zaplets" -- mini email newsletters he sends each week. Our plans also call for integrating www.draglist.com site updates into these Zaplets. To access our new features, click on Racing News or Racing Chat at the top of each page at www.draglist.com. bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Early Observations from Indy. Doug Simpson with a behind-the-scenes look at the first few days of the U.S. Nationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gordie's Pacemaker Vega Funny Car. Bill Ott provides a nice shot of 240 Gordie Bonin's great Canadian funny car.

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from the IHRA Stanton/Norwalk and NHRA Brainerd. 

NEW Sections! Check out our menu bar on top of each page. We have added several new sections and we have streamlined the site navigation. We took out a few levels. Hopefully, you'll be able to find information easier! Our new sections are FREE CLASSIFIEDS, RACING NEWS, and RACING CHAT. We have teamed with www.dragster.cc for news and chat. Look for more partnerships soon. bp

September 3, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Drag Racing Stuns Malaysian Crowd. Rob Oberg takes a funny car and top doorslammer to Malaysia and blows some minds!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Easy Rider. Ron Dilley with a great photo angle on a charging drag bike!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: The Excavator at Norwalk 2000! I was playing with my Sony Mavica digital camera at Norwalk and got this three-clip series of Neal Parker burning out, backing up, and nailing it in the Excavator blown altered!

September 2, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: VHT Dustin'. Steve Gibbs tells of a time they actually tried using a crop dusting helicopter to spray the Pomona starting line! 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Tommy Ivo Pulls the BIG Chute! Pete Garramone with a super top end shot of Tommy Ivo's 4-engine car in the desert.

September 1, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fighting the Index in Oz. Aussie announcer Stu Bond provides some insights into the state of Australian sportsman racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Still Addicted... Blown Fuel 392 Hemi. Former Top Fuel owner Bruce Wheeler provides a nice shot of a piece of true automotive art.

 

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