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
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:
Rachelle's Excellent Bakersfield Adventure. Ben Inglis had
an absolute dream weekend at the CHRR, and he captures it for us in
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.
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:
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:
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.