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September 27-28, 2002 - Drag Racing Stories of the Day: First day qualifying from NHRA Joliet and IHRA Budds Creek. It was hot and muggy Friday at MIR, but if it stays cool tonight, LOOK OUT IHRA WORLD RECORDS! I'll try to get there after work tonight. Look for me after 8pm.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Dangerous Don's Small Block Chevy Monza Fuel Funny Car. Brian Wood captured Dangerous Don Gatliff as he prepared to shake out his mouse motored fuel funny at Midway Drag Strip during Southern Classic Thunder II.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: The Magicar AA/Fuel Dragster Fires Up the Night. John Hutchinson visited the United States in 2001 and sent in this cool footage of the Magicar from the CHRR.

September 20-26, 2002 - Catching up from the weekend... Here are the stories and photos we didn't post while we were at Classic Thunder II in South Carolina. Details on that race come next!

Drag Racing Stories of the Day:

09/26/02 - Top Twenty Drag Racing Photographers... All Time
09/25/02 - Interview with the Pros: Tony Schumacher
09/24/02 - Super Camaro and Son: Bracket Racing the Camaro
09/23/02 - IHRA New England Track Facts
09/22/02 - NHRA Memphis Final Results
09/21/02 - NHRA Memphis Final Qualifying Results
09/20/02 - NHRA Memphis Friday Qualifying Results

Drag Racing Photos of the Day:

09/26/02 - Troy Critchley in the Headhunter Corvette Pro Mod
09/25/02 - Bob Lupini Goes Top Alcohol Racing
09/24/02 - Chevy Vega Drag Racing in Holland
09/23/02 - Roy Trevino's Wheelstander Thrills Indy
09/22/02 - Ian Merryweather's Cobra Drag Roadster
09/21/02 - Don Roddy's Blown Alcohol Corvette Funny Car
09/20/02 - Don Schumacher Works on the Stardust Cuda Funny Car

An extended weekend... Hi folks. I came back from the Classic Thunder event at Midway only to find my computer totally locked up. I had to rebuild my email system, which took all my story and photo time. In the meantime, check out this cool article on my nephew, Jonathan (Rhys). We were very proud to welcome him back home on Sunday. We'll catch up on our stories and photos (including Classic Thunder results) tomorrow. bp

September 19, 2002 - Banner ad status. The banners appear to be working again. Sorry for the delays they caused on Sunday. We have identified at least five other banner systems and will choose a new one soon.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Karen Stoffer Makes History in Pro Stock Bike. Stephen Hawes provides words and photos on the lady who lined up against Angelle Savoie in the historic Maple Grove final round.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Willie Johnson's '69 Nova Nostalgia Funny Car. Flyin' Phil Elliott captured Johnson's bouncy Chevy Nova at the Funny Car Reunion.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Blown Aston Martin: James Bond's Dream Car. John Hutchinson sent over video clip of an eight second British doorslammer that Agent 007 would love.

Classic Thunder: Southern Classic Thunder II is THIS WEEKEND! Come join me and the gang at Midway Dragstrip in Greeleyville, SC, for our next race this weekend! Also, make plans to join us at Darlington during the Thanksgiving weekend for our two-day Thanksgiving Nostalgia Bash!

September 18, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Jim Yates. NHRA Communications catches up with the Pro Stock racer who finally got a win after leading the Pro Stock points for most of the year without one.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Frank Jonkman's Nitromare vs. Rob Bruce's Zombie Classic Funny Cars. Flyin' Phil captured the two baddest muthas at the Funny Car Reunion.

September 17, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Pedregon, Yates, and Savoie Win at Lucas Oil Nationals. NHRA Communications provides results from the rain-delayed Maple Grove event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: If That's a Wheelstanding Stocker, It Must Be Division One. Stephen Hawes got 50 great shots from Maple Grove, this wheelstanding Camaro Stocker among them.

September 16, 2002 - New Photo Page at Draglist.com: With all the great "Raw" photo collections we've been posting lately, we put up a new page where you can get to all of them from one place. Our new Draglist Pictures page is accessible from the top links on each page. Also, thanks to a tip from Roger Richards of Competition Plus, we will soon be putting the "raw" photos into a cool slideshow format. Stay tuned...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Persistent Rains Force Postponement of Lucas Oil Nationals. NHRA Communications reports that we need to wait until Monday for the finals at Maple Grove.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Greg Gage: Eleven Shots from Maple Grove. Greg Gage sent in some great shots from the soggy Lucas Oil Nationals.

September 15, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Schumacher, Bazemore, Yates, And Hines Earn Top Qualifying Awards at Lucas Oil Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final numbers and first round pairings from Maple Grove.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Schumacher and Bernstein Header Flame Duel. Greg Gage got the Sarge and Kenny burning hot at Maple Grove.

Jungle Jim Tribute: The Inimitable Jungle Jim Liberman. Russell James "Jungle Jim" Liberman passed away in a car accident 25 years ago today. To celebrate his life, we used Google to go back through the Draglist archives and link to all our Jungle Jim stories and photos. Jungle Jim's Vegas and Monzas, 1974 - 1977. Norman Blake sent these four great Jungle Jim shots to celebrate Jim's life 25 years after his untimely passing. 

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Jerry Smith's Chevy Nova Classic Funny Car Burnout. Tim Pratt captured Jerry and his First Love machine smoking the tires at the inaugural Funny Car Reunion.

Nitro Nova: Getting the Ramp Truck (or) The Trip From Hell. Flyin' Phil Elliott takes on an odyssey from LA to Washington to Englishtown to Wisconsin to Seattle and back to LA, all in the name of nostalgia funny car racing.

Race Results: Exclusive! 2002 AHRA Spokane World Finals Results. David Hapgood once again traveled to the Great Northwest to cover this one of a kind drag racing event. David covers every run from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Dozens of photos, too!

More AHRA World Finals Pics - RAW! Sheryl Ogonoski adds even MORE new photos to join the shots by David Hapgood and Nolan Hibbard! We now have 78 pics of the most obscure and cool fuel and alky cars in the world!

Southern Classic Thunder at Ware Shoals: The Stage is Set for Something Big (PHOTO VERSION). As promised, we added dozens upon dozens of photos by Roger Richards and Brian Wood of CompetitionPlus.com to the story. We think it's just like being there! Click here to see more Southern Classic Thunder Pics - RAW!

Yes, Still MORE IHRA Norwalk Pics -- RAW! "Digger Vic" Cooke sent another couple dozen photos from IHRA Norwalk. We'll do a photo review this week...

September 14, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Force, Yates, and Hines Lead Qualifying Friday at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. NHRA Communications provides first day numbers from Maple Grove. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bunny Burkett and Billy Gibson at Maple Grove. Greg Gage shot two of the D.C. area's finest Friday Night at the Lucas Oil Nationals. 

September 13, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: The Dodge Boys -- Darrell Alderman and Gene Wilson. NHRA Communications catches up with Darrell Alderman and Gene Wilson.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chill Scardino's Chill Factor Daytona Funny Car. Buzzz Miller shoots his fellow CIFCA competitors when he's not racing against them in his Cadillac funny car. He got Chill at Tucson.

September 11-12, 2002 - 9/11/01: Remembering the tragedy and the bravery. A moving tribute.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Joe: Slip Sliding Away. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby recalls how TJ and the gang went ice racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Galli's B/Gas '66 Nova Wheelstand. Bryan Ellis captured Bill's neat little B/Gasser at Goodguys Sears Point.

September 10, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Indy 2002: First Time Impressions. Billy Anderson took in his first US Nationals and provides his impressions of NHRA's premier event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: INDY: 200 Photos from the Big Go! Mike Garland traveled to the US Nationals for us and got nearly 200 photos.

September 09, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) The Inimitable Jungle Jim Liberman. Russell James "Jungle Jim" Liberman passed away in a car accident 25 years ago today. To celebrate his life, we used Google to go back through the Draglist archives and link to all our Jungle Jim stories and photos.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jungle Jim's Vegas and Monzas, 1974 - 1977. Norman Blake sent these four great Jungle Jim shots to celebrate Jim's life 25 years after his untimely passing. 

Drag Racing Story of the Day: (2) 7th Annual Amalie North American Nationals. Billy Anderson sent us this great report from IHRA Epping. Thanks to the track management at Epping for all their hospitality.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: (3) Millican Wins 10th Consecutive IHRA Top Fuel Title in New England. IHRA Communications provides final results from Epping, New Hampshire.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: (4) Ground Breaks on New Southern California Drag Strip. Charlie Hutson was at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Drag City complex in Banning, California, and he sent this report.

September 08, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Final Qualifying Results from IHRA Amalie Oil North American Nationals. IHRA Communications provides the final qualifying numbers and first round pairings. No Surprise: Millican leads again. Surprise: A GM leads Pro Stock.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Cruz Pedregon's Fuel Funny Car Fires Up Atlanta. John Gulla traveled to NHRA Atlanta for us earlier this year and got 114 awesome shots. Here's a nice nighttime header flame shot of the Cruzer, plus links to the rest of the photos.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Big Daddy Don Garlits Top Fuel Test Blast at E-Town. Tim Pratt shot Don Garlits at the Funny Car Reunion to prepare for a Wednesday night match race with Shirley Muldowney. The fans were treated to a couple of test blasts, including this one.

September 07, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Clay Millican Leads Qualifying at IHRA Amalie Oil North American Nationals. IHRA Communications provides first day numbers from Epping.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rhonda Hartman & NHRA Atlanta Pics - RAW! John Gulla traveled to NHRA Atlanta for us earlier this year and got 114 awesome shots. Here's a nice nighttime header flame shot of Rhonda, plus links to the rest of the photos.

September 06, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Billy Young, the Philadelphia Flyer. Gary Peters recalls Billy's Green Onions Top Fuel Dragster and explains that it was hard to outrun Billy on the track OR on foot!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Gretchko Bros. AA/Fuel Altered. Bob Plumer showcases one of the cars that made the Midwest AA//FA scene so tough in the '70s.

September 05, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Don Prudhomme. NHRA Communications talks with the legendary "Snake" about his top fuel and funny car teams.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Reid Whisnant's Plymouth Duster Pro Stock. Bob Fermier took this shot of one of the toughest Mopar Pro Stock campaigners of the '70s.

September 04, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Nova: Getting the Ramp Truck (or) The Trip From Hell. Flyin' Phil Elliott takes on an odyssey from LA to Washington to Englishtown to Wisconsin to Seattle and back to LA, all in the name of nostalgia funny car racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Donnie Reaves' Fascination '68 Camaro Funny Car. Art Cimilluca caught Donnie getting big speed at the Funny Car Reunion. Reaves will put NITRO in the tank to race Dangerous Don Gatliff at Midway Dragstrip on September 21.

September 01-03, 2002 - INDY 2002! We didn't get results from Indy, so as a public service, here's a link to Drag Race Central so you can catch all the action! We should have photos soon!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Exclusive! 2002 AHRA Spokane World Finals Results. David Hapgood once again traveled to the Great Northwest to cover this one of a kind drag racing event. David covers every run from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Dozens of photos, too!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: More AHRA World Finals Pics - RAW! Sheryl Ogonoski adds even MORE new photos to join the shots by David Hapgood and Nolan Hibbard! We now have 78 pics of the most obscure and cool fuel and alky cars in the world!

Drag Racing Lists Updated! Danny White, Steve Klemetti, Phil Cottingham, Andy Marrs, and the rest of the all-volunteer Draglist have compiled all drag racer statistics for the first half of 2002 and they've updated the Drag Racing Lists! Of course, we continue to go back through old drag mags and papers to fix our historic listings, as well. Hey, we depend on YOU, too, so if you see something that's not quite right, please take a moment to drop us a line and let us know about it. 

 

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