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September 30, 2001 - Bill's
Prez Cup Notes, Day Two. Let's see... a 6.11, 230 and a 6.12, 230
in Pro Mod and a 6.53, 213 in Pro Stock... must be autumn in Southern
Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): IHRA Budds Creek: Janis and Wilson Soar To Top Qualifying Spots with Fastest Ever Marks.
Larry Sullivan provides all the final pro qualifying results and first
round pairings from the President's Cup. A 6.11 from Janis (and a 6.12
from Hahn) and a 6.53 from Gene Wilson -- WOW!
Sets National Funny Car Record to Lead NHRA Nationals Qualifying.
Anthony Vestal provides all the final pro qualifying results and first
round pairings from NHRA's return to Chicago. Both Bazemore and Force go
4.75 -- WOW!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Super
Street Bikes on the Top End. Sharkman
likes the bikes and this shot shows it -- two Super Street rides side by
side at speed.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Fuel
Funny Car Final at Shakey County. Sharkman had the
composure to shoot this final round as one of the funnies came toward him.
Federal Mogul Action in Florida.
Alky and injected nitro racers: the new Bradenton Motorsports Park is
hosting a big race this fall. Click HERE
Join us at the 4th Annual USA-1
Dragfest! Click HERE
to find out how to join the gang at Bruce Larson's place on November 10!
New NHRA Pro Drag Racing photos.
Les Welch has put up a page of NHRA racers showing the United
States flag at NHRA Memphis. Also check out the pro drag racing photos from NHRA
Indy and the Prodigy
Drag Racing Bulletin Board for cool insider info from the races.
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September 29, 2001 - Bill's
Prez Cup Notes, Day One. Hey, the IHRA has come to my home town
and I was there with my son Jason and next door neighbor kid Mike.
Here are some cool things we saw on Friday night. More info tomorrow! bp
Drag Racing Story of the Day: IHRA
Budds Creek: Janis Leads Pro Modified Qualifying. Larry
Sullivan and Summit FastNews provide all the day one qualifying
results from Maryland International Raceway. I smell world records!
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Beauty
and the Beast - Pretty Girls and Fuelers. Chris Stinson
sent in another great pencil art drawing featuring two of the most
beautiful things on earth...
September 28, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day:
Car Racing in the Fog. Pat Foster and Mike Cole team
up to tell some hairy tales about 200 mph flopper racing in zero
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Whit
Bazemore in the Don Schumacher Matco Tools Firebird Funny Car.
Ronnie Lahr got this great shot of the baddest dude in fuel funny car
September 27, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Jade
Grenade Top Fueler Ready for the Dance at the CHRR. Pat Foster reports
that the famed Jade Grenade has been reborn and is ready to shine at the
California Hot Rod Reunion next weekend.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rat
Trap Fuel Altered on the Vegas Strip. Ed O'Connell caught
the Goodguys race at Las Vegas last weekend and got this excellent shot of
the Rat Trap leaving the line.
September 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Goodguys:
Haight Makes it Two Straight at Vegas. John Drummond and
Summit FastNews team up to provide full final results from the
Goodguys Nostalgia Drags as Las Vegas.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gene
Wilson's Cougar - 2001 IHRA Pro Stock World Champ. Ron Dilley caught
Gene in Charles Hunt's "Don Smith Ford" 2000 Mercury Cougar Pro
Stock car in April. Little did they know then that they would win the 2001
IHRA Mountain Motor crown. Congratulations, guys.
September 25, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Highlights
from the European 2001 FIA Finals. Draglist European editor Andrew
Marrs sent along the high points of the recent FIA European finals, a
race chock full of new European records.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: 2002
Ford Thunderbird Top Sportsman Doorslammer. Tim Woods sent
in this cool rendering of a blown, lemon yellow 2002 T-Bird.
September 24, 2001- Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1)
IHRA Rockingham: Millican Breaks Garlits' Consecutive Win Record.
Paula Motolik and Bobby Bennett provide final results from
Densham And Marnell Score First Career Victories at AutoZone Nationals;
Bernstein cuts Dixon's Top Fuel points lead. Anthony Vestal brings
us final results from Memphis. Congrats to Gary Densham and George Marnell
on their first wins. Best wishes to our friend Jim Yates with hopes for a full
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Farewell
to Bobby Baldwin, Top Fuel Racer. We lost a good friend
today as Bobby Baldwin passed away as a result of an aneurysm. Robert
Briggs took this photo of Bobby at the 2000 World Finals.
September 23, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1)
IHRA Rockingham: Millican Heads Into Finals With Number One Qualified Position.
Larry Sullivan fills us in on final qualifying and first round results
from The Rock.
Dixon, Force, Yates Take No. 1 Qualifying Awards At AutoZone Nationals. Anthony Vestal fills us in on
final qualifying and first round results from Memphis.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Del Worsham's New Autolite Spark Plug Funny Car?
Rick Menges sent along this cool cartoon of a possible new power
source for the CSK team.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Jessica
Willard's Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster. Stephen Jones got
right in front of history's quickest and fastest female jet jockey as she
lit up the Maryland countryside at MIR's Jet Car Nationals.
New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New
driver, ET, and MPH updates from IHRA
Norwalk and NHRA Indy. Steve Klemetti
provides all the performance improvements from the biggest races of the
year for each organization.
September 22, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1)
IHRA Rockingham: Millican Makes Quickest Pass In IHRA History; Leads Qualifying In Top Fuel.
Larry Sullivan fills us in on first day qualifying from The Rock in North
NHRA Memphis: Force, Dixon Among Qualifying Leaders Friday At Memphis
Motorsports Park. Anthony Vestal fills us in on first day
qualifying from Tennessee.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Funny
Cars: The Mongoose vs. Teacher's Pet Under the Lights! Ralph
Reiter captured McEwen and Densham going for it at Seattle's 64 Funny
Cars show in '83. You can almost smell the nitro in the air.
September 21, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The
Last Top Gas Title. Bill Duke tells of the travesty and
comedy that ensued during the last round of competition in NHRA Top Gas
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Classic
'55 Chevy Drag Racer. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby caught
this outstanding '55 down in Florida. Man, talk about clean! Not one decal
on the car.
September 20, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rollers
1970 (or how a Toyota will do in a pinch). Rich Gentili offers
a funny tale of sportsman ingenuity gone somewhat awry in the early '70s.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Howard's
Cams Twin Bear Gas Dragster in 1961. Pete Garramone
grabbed this pit shot of the famous twin at Continental Divide Raceway in
September 19, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: TV
Tommy Ivo's First Ride. Tom Ivo sent in this story about
the ride that whet his appetite for fast cars. But it's not the ride you
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Moss
Bros. Blown Buick A/Dragster in 1961. Paul Hutchins
took this shot of pure 1961 technology at the Sioux City Drags.
September 18, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy
Joe And The Trident. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby relates
what happened when Florida's favorite accident prone kids took on an
abandoned water theme park.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill
Myers' Star Spangled '57 Chevy Pro Mod. Mark Hovsepian
captured this patriotic Pro Mod on a hard launch.
September 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bruce
Mullins Racing Back on Track in Late 2001. Bruce Mullins
fills us in on his efforts to chase Frank Manzo and the rest of the screw
blower gang with a Roots-blown Federal Mogul Funny Car in NHRA Division
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John
Pusch's Plymouth Satellite Fuel Funny Car. Jim White
took this pit shot of one of the top Southwestern fuel funny cars of the
September 16, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Klavon
and Lindle Brothers take World Series Titles. Cordova Dragway
provides the sportsman results from the 48th World Series of Drag Racing.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Estrus
Racing Nostalgia Digger Pulls the Chutes at Bakersfield. Jim
grabbed this great top end chute shot of the super looking Estrus Racing
dragster at the 2001 March Meet.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Northwest
Rats -- Chevy Funny Car Burnouts. Brent Ogonoski grabs
video captures for the neat Northwest Funny Car Association and got this
cool side by side burnout clip.
September 15, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Let's
Level the Playing Field for Redlight Starts. Steve Taylor has
a better idea for redlight starts -- a "first or worst" rule, just
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jim
and Tammy Medley's Jet Steam Dragster. James Morgan
sent in this great shot of the Maryland jet dragster warming up the fans
on a chilly night.
September 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Goodguys'
WCS Series Picks Up Where it Left Off in Las Vegas. John
Drummond fills us on the Goodguys nostalgia drags circuit as it
returns for a big September 22-23 bash in Vegas.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bayou Mopar - Plymouth Duster Bracket Bomber. Eddie Stears
joins our gang of contributors with a nice wheels up shot of a Louisiana
September 13, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Boris
Murray: The First Fuel Bike Superstar. Boris Murray checks
in with a history of his top fuel motorcycle that set numerous records in
the 1960s and 1970s.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mark
Mahood's 1969 Camaro A/Gasser. Dawn Mazi
sent in another outstanding nostalgia shot from Bakersfield, this one of
Mark Mahood's relatively late model blown gasser.
September 12, 2001 - Our deepest sympathies to
the friends and families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in New
York and Washington yesterday.
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Hot
Times in Spokane: The 2001 AHRA World Finals. David Hapgood
covered the 2001 version of the AHRA World Finals for us. He sent along
this great story and a number of great photos as well, but we've lost our
scanner computer. We will rerun this story with the photos as soon as we
can get them scanned.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Stellings
and Tapia AA/Fuel Dragster in 1965. Daryl Huffman
sent in this pit shot of the great looking Stellings and Tapia fueler.
September 11, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The
Chicken Choker Chronicles: Englishtown Part 2: Performance -- Good! Driver
-- Good! Luck -- Bad! Len Cottrell and Tim Slagle wrapped
up the 2001 NHRA Division 1 points battle at Englishtown this past
weekend. It didn't go totally their way, but the season was a success.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Wild
Bill Howry Hammers the Loud Pedal -- Outlaw Fuel Altered. Chris
caught the southwest blown fuel veteran scaring the locals at Texas
September 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day:
(1) IHRA Epping:
Millican Ties Garlits' Record With Fifth Consecutive Win. Paula
Motolik and Bobby Bennett, Jr., provide all the final results
from IHRA Epping.
the Scenes: Sixth Annual IHRA Amalie Motor Oil North American Nationals.
Billy Anderson went behind the scenes at Epping to bring us the
stories behind the story.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Larry
"Spiderman" McBride -- The Fastest Man on Two Wheels.
sent in this shot of the baddest guy on the planet doing his thing.
September 09, 2001 - Drag Racing Lists Updated! We have all the new
racers and updated ETs and Speeds from the world of drag racing in our lists!
We still have more to do (as always), including Norwalk, Indy, and dozens
of your email updates we've received recently. The beat goes on! Click
HERE to enjoy the new lists.
HELP WANTED! We are serious about converting our lists to online, searchable databases over
the winter. If you or anyone you know does good website database work, drop me a line.
Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican
Top Qualifier At IHRA Amalie Oil North American Nationals.
Larry Sullivan of Summit FastNews provides final pro qualifying
results and first round pairings from Epping.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chicago
Gold Digger -- Bud Richter's Mustang II Fuel Funny Car. Bob
sent in this cool shot of the tough Chicago fuel racers on tour in Ohio.
Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Bob
Motz: King of Exhibition Drag Racing. Tim Pratt supplies
not one, but TWO, clips of Jet Truck Superstar Bob Motz -- first the fire
show, followed by the 213 mph blast!
September 08, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Litton
Heads Qualifying at IHRA Amaline Oil North American Nationals. Larry Sullivan of
Summit FastNews provides all the first day qualifying results from IHRA
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Uber
Waggen! Paul Brander's Amazing Ford Wagon Pro Mod. Andy
caught this unique machine at the 2001 FHRA Nitro Nationals.
September 07, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Steve
Picks the Top 80 NHRA Round Winners. Steve Klemetti did the
math. He reports on the top 80 NHRA round winners and offers speculation
on the remaining 11 spots on the NHRA Top 50 driver's list.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: When
Giants Walked the Earth -- Garlits and Muldowney at Indy 2001.
sent these great shots of Big Daddy and Cha Cha as their gutsy efforts
turned fields of jaded professional racers into giddy drag racing fans
September 06, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The
Story Behind the Heidelberg Speed Shop. Billy Scott fills
us in on the real deal behind the speed shop you saw named on some race
cars in the 1960s.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The
Syndicate Top Fueler -- Two Engines and a Huge Wing. Bob Plumer
provided this shot of one of the most outrageous dragsters in history.
September 05, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pete
Robinson: Top Fuel's Master Innovator. Jim Hill talks
about Sneaky Pete Robinson's Ford powered dragsters and how Pete went his
own way with innovative ideas.
Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Doug
Bond's Top Methanol Dragster Launches Hard. Anni Valder was
down load and in front as Doug Bond hit the throttle in his blown alky
September 04, 2001 - Welcome to the former readers of
dragster.cc! Paul Fink, our former racing news partner, is still making big
contributions to The Drag Racing List! He walked us through setting up this cool new "clickable" email format and he introduced us to
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