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October 31, 2000 -- Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from NHRA Houston and IHRA Shreveport, plus some various NHRA WDRS races.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Gaylon Smith Doubles Up in Winning Final Paris Race of 2000. Danny White provides all the weekend's match race doorslammer action from Paris, Texas.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Halloween Tricks! Gonzo whips up a spooky scene of a '55 Chevy escaping the gates of the underworld! Happy Halloween!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Fuel Funny Cars, British Style. Mark Fawcus with footage of a great side by side run by two of Europe's quickest Fuel Coupes.

New Exclusive BONUS Photos! Les Welch provides high quality photos from NHRA Houston!

Updated Draglist Links.

October 30, 2000 -- Site updates! You'll notice a slightly different format at draglist.com starting this week. Here is a rundown on the new features:

Updated Site Search button. If you look below the logo on each page, we have redone our search button. It has come to our attention that some folks didn't realize we had the capability to search the entire 800 pages of draglist.com. We hope the new button will remedy that. Just click on it and you'll be taken to our search form.

Updated Site Updates button. We also moved our "Join our Mailing List for Site Updates" button from the bottom of the page to the top. Our readers tell us they love seeing these weekly updates. Hopefully, with the button up higher on the page, more fans will be able to sign up and get our updates.

A new line of links at the top of each page. We added a new line of primary links at the top of each page. We now have four lines of links that should be able to take you quickly to anything you want at draglist.com. We added new links for Home, Site Search, Get Email Updates, and Advertising. In addition to these new links, our Racing Chat link now goes to the Drag and Auto Forums and Chat section of the Draglist Links. This gives our readers dozens of options for racing chat with one click.

Recommend It! The new silver button on the left margin allows you to recommend Draglist.com to your friends. When you click on the button, a form pops up with a place for a note and the email addresses of your online pals. If you dig Draglist.com, please do us a favor and turn your friends on to it. Thanks! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Angelle Seeling Wins 2000 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Crown, plus all Houston results. Jerry Battle files the report on the NHRA's second ever female world champion. Congrats to Angelle and the team. Congrats also to John Force, who clinched his 10th world championship this weekend. motorsport.com provides full results from all classes in Houston.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gassers for the New Millennium. James Morgan with a nice shot of Alan Pittman's Pro Mod Willys.

October 29, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Ben and Rachelle's Excellent Bakersfield Adventure. Ben Inglis had an absolute dream weekend at the CHRR, and he captures it for us in detail.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Hawaiian at the Beach. Roger Lee set up this neat photo of his outstanding Hawaiian fueler model at Lions.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Victor Bray Burns Rubber, Not Oil. Paul Rogers, Jr., with a great burnout sequence of Australia's burnout king.

New Exclusive BONUS Photos! Les Welch provides high quality photos from NHRA Ennis! Les says: "Okay, so they're only "people pictures," but that's all I could get! Only two pro vehicles, one pair of trucks, got on the track this weekend, so everything on the page was shot in the pits. The page will be updated after the race is run, too."

October 28, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Ron Fassl Sets Six Fuel Altered World Records in 2000! Scott Fortin checks in to provide a recap of Ron Fassl's superb 2000 season.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Here Comes the Paddy Wagon! Ron Dilley with a great photo of one of the oldest and most popular drag cars ever.

October 27, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: First Look! Summit Racing to Unveil First Pro Stock Grand Am at SEMA Show. A Draglist Exclusive! John Lindsey provided the text and Alan Rebescher clicked the photo of Mark Pawuk's 2001 Summit Racing  Pontiac Grand Am. You saw it here first!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rock ON, Chevy Girl! Alaskan racer Jocelyn Stees sends us a photo and short story of her first season in bracket racing. 

October 26, 2000 -- Bill Kuhlmann update: John Lindsey of Summit Racing emailed today with terrific news on Bill Kuhlmann's condition: "I've spoken to Bill Kuhlmann several times. He's at home now and recovering quickly. He does plan to race next season, and he will make a full recovery. Take care, John" This news is a day brightener! bp

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Flatheads Forever! Mike McCloskey provides Jon Lundberg's commentary from the induction of the McCloskey and Jordan Fuel Flathead dragster into the NHRA Motorsports Museum at the CHRR.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fun with Duct Tape! Mark Thomas' Battle Worn Alcohol Funny Car. The infamous photo wherein James Morgan shows the similarities between his '88 Toyota Corolla and Mark's Funny Car...

October 25, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Back in the Fives in Las Vegas. Lyle Greenberg checks in to tell us all about his attempt to crack the tough Division 7 points race at Las Vegas.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Hill's Budweiser Super Chevy Nitro Coupe. Ron Dilley provides a nice shot of Bill Hill's Nitro Coupe getting a little loose.

October 24, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Sneaky Pete and his "Jack Car." Jim Hill describes a unique and effective (and quickly outlawed) idea by one of the deepest thinkers the sport has ever known.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Clay Millican Resets the NED Track Record. James Morgan captures Clay Millican's eAuto.com Top Fueler at Epping.

October 23, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Burnout King Turns 40! Jay Mageau tells a hilarious tale of a friendly rivalry and a unique birthday celebration.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Lyle Greenberg Suffers a Relapse! Dave Kommel of Auto Imagery caught Draglist pal Lyle Greenberg at the 1999 Mile High Nationals.

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from NHRA Memphis. What a race in terms of performance!

New Millarkey! Part one of Pete Millar's newest cartoon strip!

October 22, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: When Fuel Cars Raced at Divisional Events. A few words from me about the days when little guy fuel racers hit all the divisionals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dave Uyehara Tumbles at the CHRR. Mark Hovsepian with an outstanding action shot of Dave Uyehara's scary AA/Fuel Dragster ride at the California Hot Rod Reunion.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: When Men Learn to Drive. Walt Stevens provides a funny look at the beginnings of speed.

October 21, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: How to Drive the Ramchargers Funny Car. Clare Sanders checks in to tell us the secret to getting the Ramchargers car to go straight and true.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mr. Nostalgia Eliminator. Mark Hovsepian with a cool shot of Brendan Murry mugging in his front engine dragster.

New Exclusive BONUS Photos! Les Welch provides high quality photos from NHRA Memphis!

October 20, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Rule Changes for 2001 Announced. motorsport.com provides a list of some of the most interesting new rules to come out of Glendora in a long time.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: This is the Space Age -- The Arivett Bros. Streamliner. Mark Hovsepian provides a photo of one of the most unique cars in modern drag racing history.

October 19, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Cacklefest Memories. Bill Ott continues his entertaining Bakersfield saga with a tale of persons met and odd jobs performed at the 2000 CHRR.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Beachcomber -- A Gasser for the Sand. Gonzo shows off more nifty computer art. 

October 18, 2000 -- We were down for almost 24 hours from 10/16 to 10/17 afternoon. The server at the hosting service would not reboot. To top it off, they think it was a problem with one of the Microsoft FrontPage files on draglist.com. I think it's time to hit the 'net for reviews of other development tools. Right now, I am looking at a three way tie between HomeSite, Hot Dog Pro, and WebFusion. Anybody have any experience with any of these? 

FrontPage does a lot of things right, but too many things wrong. It's quirky as hell, but I've just figured it all out over time... Still, it would be nice not to have to do mental work-arounds. I mean, there is NO WAY anyone else can just pick up and do the stuff I am doing in FrontPage. Hopefully, with something else, Denise can fill in a bit. The search is on!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pit Crew Pete's Long, Strange Journey to Bakersfield. Pete Starrett describes the efforts and people who helped restore his beautiful digger for CHRR.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: O'Day Resets the Wheelstander Record. James Morgan with a nice shot of the man who just went quicker than anyone in history on two rear wheels.

October 17, 2000 -- We got an update from Bret Kepner last night regarding Bill Kuhlmann's condition. Bill awoke for the first time yesterday. Amazingly, he remembers all the events of last weekend when he suffered a huge fire in his Summit Racing Corvette Nitro Coupe at Virginia Motorsports Park. It looks to be at least another week of hospitalization for Bill. The race car is completely destroyed. 

Bill's website (http://www.billkuhlmann.com/) reports that Summit Racing Equipment will not be back on the side of the race car for 2001, so Bill's 2001 plans are up in the air. That's secondary, of course. We are happy to have Bill awake and stable. We will provide periodic updates on his condition. 

Bill Kuhlmann
MCV North Hospital
N2IC #105
1300 East Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23298

Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Nightfly of Bakersfield. Bill Ott was too excited to sleep at the California Hot Rod Reunion, so he went to the track...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fish Fry - Gary Irving's Nitro Coupe. Ron Dilley got this shot of Gary Irving's Nitro Fish machine just before fire took it.

October 16, 2000 -- I just finished announcing the two day Ford Fever Classic at MIR and boy, am I beat. This was my third straight full-on weekend (after the President's Cup and the CHRR). Saw more Mustangs than you could shake a stick at! Brian Bossone won Super Stang over Jay Allebach after Billy Glidden broke in the semis. 

Congrats to wheelstander driver Danny O'Day, who set a new all time world record elapsed time at MIR today, running 8.733 seconds at 154.00 mph in his Superwinch '34 Ford machine. This run reset the new record O'Day established only yesterday, when he went 8.892. Danny also went 8.88 and 8.94 during four exhibition runs. Royce Miller's $250,000 repaving job at MIR has been spectacular in terms of performance.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Triumph and Tragedy in Shreveport. Larry Sullivan reports the results from IHRA Shreveport. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Wayne Bailey, who died in a tragic crash.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: 1963 Mile High Nats Top Eliminator. Pete Garramone with a nice shot of Don Garlits in 1963. 

October 15, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: These Are the Good Old Days. Joe Buckley makes the case that drag racing is just as good now as it ever was.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Mainline Menace. Anni Valder with shots of Smax Smith and his fuel funny car -- pre-crash!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Tom Jackson Spins Out! Carl Witt provides footage of a wild doorslammer ride! 

October 14, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: "Cracklefest" - A Poem. Jim Davis checks in with our first poem -- a tribute to the moving Cacklefest at the 2000 California Hot Rod Reunion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pit Crew Pete's Amazing Candy Apple Digger. Robbie Robertson contributes two shots of Pete Starrett's beautiful dragster at the CHRR.

October 13, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Birds, The Bees, and Push Starts. Surfers alumni Tom Jobe tells what happens when three young men watch a young lady instead of where the push car and dragster are going.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Beware the Neon Ground Shaker. James Morgan with a photo of Maine's quickest doorslammer in action.

October 12, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Flying Blocks at Lions. Wayne King tells the tale of an exploding engine block in Roger Coburn's digger.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: First to 160 and 170. Pete Garramone provides a great photo of one of the toughest dragsters of the early 1960s.

October 11, 2000 -- We were down today to a bug in our web editing program. This prevented us from posting a Story and Picture of the Day for 10/11. To make up for it, we are posting two stories and pictures on 10/12!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Victor Bray Wins Fifth Consecutive Australian Championship. Rob Oberg provides the fact: Victor Bray is the only racer ever to have won an Australian Top Doorslammer title. Victor pulled it out, but congratulations to Dave Koop and Robin Judd for their fantastic 2000 racing seasons.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Magicar in Miniature. Roger Lee builds some of the nicest models you've ever seen. Here's his version of the Astro Magicar AA/Fuel Dragster.

October 10, 2000 -- I'm back from the CHRR! It was absolutely fantastic in every way. The best part was meeting all the great folks whom I've come to know on the Internet. I will provide some updates soon. I uploaded a Story and Picture of the Day for 10/10 before I left, so see them below.

California Hot Rod Reunion

We are at the California Hot Rod Reunion! Since we are not going to be back until sometime on Monday, we are setting up five stories and photos of the day in advance! To celebrate the CHRR, all our stories and photos are from the old days! Enjoy! Bill Pratt

CHRR Stories of the Day 

October 5, 2000 -- CHRR Hoping to Recapture the Magic. I am hoping to have my soul renewed in the power of real drag racing this weekend.

October 6, 2000 -- Memories of Bakersfield. John Hamlin tells us what it was like in 1962, when the joint was packed with fuel dragsters!

October 7, 2000 -- Throttle Whacks Who's Whacking Who? Pat Foster tells an entertaining tale of a little too much tuner manipulation at the starting line.

October 8, 2000 -- Front Engine Dragster Cool Stuff Checklist. Bill Pitts provides a short list of rules that would make nostalgia fuel racing fun and affordable.

October 9, 2000 -- More Bakersfield Memories. Wayne King, Robby Andersen, and Big Gene Townley team up to bring us some memories of Bakersfield events past.

October 10, 2000 -- Obscure Memories of Lions Drag Strip. Bruce Wheeler with some obscure memories and questions of LIONS drag strip. Can you answer these?

CHRR Pictures of the Day 

October 5, 2000 -- Wild Willie Manhandles the Winged Express. Rob Potter provides an L&M photo of the master fuel altered driver at the wheel.

October 6, 2000 -- Push Starts at Aquasco. Bruce Wheeler with a neat shot and some words about a long lost and missed top fuel practice.

October 7, 2000 -- Didn't We Have Fun? TV Tommy Ivo. Bruce Wheeler contributes a priceless photo of TV Tommy Ivo, complete with autograph.

October 8, 2000 -- The Prussian Attacks! Pete Garramone with a great shot of Maynard Rupp's dragster at full tilt!

October 9, 2000 -- Eddie Hill 1963. Pete Garramone captures Eddie 25 years before he became the FourFather!

October 10, 2000 -- Front Motor Simplicity. Gonzo checks in with a pit shot of a nice, restored front engine dragster.

Other Cool Features!

New Exclusive BONUS Photos! Les Welch provides high quality photos from NHRA Topeka!

Updated Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. Steve provides all the updates from NHRA Topeka and IHRA Budds Creek.

New Millarkey! Part one of Pete Millar's newest cartoon strip!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Bret Stevens Smokin' Jack Daniels. Paul Rogers, Jr., checks in with a super burnout shot of Bret Stevens' Aussie Top Doorslammer.

Updated Draglist Links.

 

October 4, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rolling Thunder at 4:00 AM. Funny car and nostalgia fuel racer Bob Barry with a great tale of "youthful exuberance."

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hakan Nilsson's Swedish '63 Corvette Pro Mod. Anni Valder gets the shot and Bobby Valder tells the tale.

October 3, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Advance Auto Parts Nationals Results. motorsport.com provides full coverage from Topeka.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hot Stuff! Terry Monroe's Alky Funny Car. James Morgan just loves flames on race cars!

October 2, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: Tommy Joe Invents the Jet Boat. Ralph Crosby brings us another entertaining Tommy Joe story. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Motzilla! Bob Motz's Incredible Jet Kenworth. Mark Hovsepian with an absolutely outstanding photo of the world's greatest exhibition vehicle!

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.

October 1, 2000 -- Drag Racing Story of the Day: President's Cup Final Results and Notes. Final results and notes from the 2000 IHRA Expressautoparts.com President's Cup Nationals. Larry Sullivan provides the hard qualifying facts; I provide some notes and observations from the pits.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Original Flying Dutchman. Pete Garramone provides a nice pit shot of a "true" funny car (one that looks like the actual car!)

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.

 

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