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October 31, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Ezra Boggs, Fuel Match Racer. Danny White records the history of one of the sport's most popular funny car match racers.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Happy Halloween from The Drag Racing List! Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby and Rickie Howard team up on some frightfully entertaining artwork and photos.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: More Vintage Fuel Action from the CHRR. Tim Pratt keeps the nostalgia footage rolling with more nostalgia top fuel action from Bakersfield. Turn up the speakers!

The 4th Annual USA-1 Dragfest is just around the corner! Click HERE to find out how to join the gang at Bruce Larson's place on November 10!

Send us some words! We are always searching for new stories of the day. If you have a drag racing memory you want to share with your fellow racers or drag fans, send it to bilden@draglist.com. We are trying to capture the flavor of drag racing from ALL perspectives, so yours is welcome! Don't worry too much about spelling, grammar, and that stuff. We can smooth out the rough edges. All stories and photos will be credited to you and we can include a link to your email address or to your website if you like. Let's make The Drag Racing List YOUR site -- send us a story!

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October 30, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Legendary Chris Karamesines Headlines Annual Citrus Nationals. Angela Wall provides the rundown on the racing stars who will appear at Moroso's annual Thanksgiving weekend speed festival.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Anita Nukes It -- Another Top Fuel Motor Bites the Dust. Sharkman got this awesome sequence when European Top Fuel star Anita Makela torched a motor during the FIA finals last year (but came back to win the championship).

October 29, 2001 -  New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Dallas 2001. Steve provides all the performance improvements as the NHRA continues its 2001 performance bonanza.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Russell, Capps, Pawuk, and Gann Visit the Winner's Circle at The Strip. NHRA Communications provides final results and points standings from Las Vegas.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rance McDaniel in the Champion Speed Shop Nostalgia Fueler. Ron Lahr got this awesome burnout shot at the Goodguys Las Vegas event.

October 28, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Bazemore, Yates, Savoie Grab Top Qualifying Spots At AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. NHRA Communications provides final numbers and pairings from Las Vegas.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: '68 Camaro Reaches for the Sky. Dave Murray checks in with this awesome launch shot of the most popular make and model in drag racing history.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Pure Heaven vs. Pure Hell Fuel Altereds at the CHRR. Tim Pratt was in Bakersfield to capture the ongoing battle between AA/FA good and evil.

October 27, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Bazemore, Edwards, and Savoie Are Leaders at AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. NHRA Communications provides all the day one pro qualifying results from Lost Wages.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Got Brass? Blown V8 Drag Bike. Ron Dilley with a shot of a machine that must take lots of... courage to ride.

October 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Pete Robinson, Report to the Tower! Jim Hill shares the tale of Pete's jack start car at Indy 1962 and the reaction to it by the NHRA brass at the time.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chris Zynda's C/Gas '49 Chevy Pickup Truck. Robert Briggs got this shot of Chris's HUGE pickup truck. Aerodynamic? It has the frontal area of most three-bedroom homes...

October 25, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: IDRC Racers Rewrite the Books at East Coast Finals. Michael Ferrara fills us in on the latest action from the world of import drag racing.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fuel Fish Story -- Jim Epler's Bass Pro Shops Funny Car. Rick Menges sent along another entertaining drag cartoon, this one imagining a new fire suit for Jim Epler.

October 24, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Mopars and Chryslers Star at Moroso. Angela Wall provides race and show results from the annual Mopar and Chrysler Show at Moroso Motorsports Park.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Westerlund and Wing Fuel Funny Car at Night. Ralph Reiter sent in this dramatic shot of Paul Luppy putting the W&W Mustang II through its paces at SIR's 64-car FC show.

October 23, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Support from Good Friends Down Under. Drag racing photojournalist and newspaperman Lex Swayn sent along this reminder that our Aussie friends stand beside us now as they always have.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: How to Wrap Your Car Around its Driveshaft. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby caught this Mopar driver twisting hard off the starting line.

October 22, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): Dixon, Densham, Gaines And Panella Earn Wins While Force Clinches 11th Winston Title. NHRA Communications provides final results from Ennis. Force clinches, Dixon gets to within 15 points of KB, and Gaines is the 14th different NHRA Pro Stock winner this year. Santos and Pat Austin win the Federal Mogul categories.

Drag Racing Story of the Day (2): Litton, Janis, Vancil, Wilson, and Brand Take IHRA Shreveport Titles. We didn't get an eliminations story, so we've provided a link to the IHRA site so you can read all about it.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ron Pellegrini in the TV Tommy Ivo Four-Motor Dragster. Pete Garramone captured Ron Pellegrini in TV Tommy Ivo's monster Buick in 1962.

October 21, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): NHRA Ennis: Bazemore, Dixon Set Records En Route To No. 1 Qualifying Spots. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying and first round pairings from the Motorplex.

Drag Racing Story of the Day (2): Litton, Hahn, Price, Wilson, and Brand Take Number One Spots in Shreveport; Hahn and Mancuso Win Pro Mod, Nitro Harley Shootouts. Larry Sullivan of Summit FastNews provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from the IHRA World Finals. Congrats to Fred Hahn and John Mancuso for winning the shootouts.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jim Lytle's "Big Al" Allison-Powered '34 Ford in 1966. Paul Hutchins was on hand in Irwindale when Big Al competed at the AHRA Winters. He got this pit shot of one of the most unique machines in drag racing history.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Vintage Fuel Dragsters at the California Hot Rod Reunion. Brother Tim Pratt got 15 diskettes full of video clips from the CHRR. We are going to try to put up a separate page soon, but here is another taste of the action from Bakersfield.

October 20, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): Force, Bernstein, Edwards, and Panella Lead the Way at NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals. NHRA Communications provides first day qualifying results from Ennis.

Drag Racing Story of the Day (2): Romine, Price, Hahn, Brand, and Wilson Lead IHRA Shreveport Friday Qualifying. Larry Sullivan of Summit FastNews provides day one qualifying results from the IHRA World Finals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Pulde and McGee Vintage Top Fuel Dragsters Pull the Chutes. Another awesome Mark Hovsepian shot, this one from the top end at the Bakersfield March Meet 2001.

October 19, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: A Visit with the Queen of European Doorslammer Racing. Sylvia Hauser was leading the charge in Europe while Shirley Muldowney, Paula Murphy, Judy Lilly, and Shirley Shahan were in their heyday. Sylvia drops in to share memories of her various rides.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Virginian Plymouth A/Factory Experimental Drag Car. Joel Naprstek loves the A/FX cars, and he shot this great resto at Atco in 1999.

October 18, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Let's Level the Playing Field (Continued). Steve Taylor follows up on his 9/15 story of the day with some first-or-worst redlight examples from the IHRA President's Cup.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Paul Gill's Moduline Federal Mogul Funny Car. James Morgan got this amazing shot during New England's 2001 opener. Holy cow -- where did the season go?

October 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Opening Salvo at the CHRR. Bill Ott offers an inspiring recounting of the opening ceremonies at the tenth annual California Hot Rod Reunion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rat Infested! The World's Slickest Willys A/Gasser. Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian took this awesome photo of Bob Clayton's new-age gasser at the 2001 March Meet.

October 16, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: East Coast Drag Memories with Bill Drevo, Jr. Bill Drevo, Jr., takes us into bench racing overload with a ton of drag racing memories from running Aquasco Raceway to running his tough Chevy drag cars.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Freight Train at Lions Drag Strip 1967. Daryl Huffman sent along another jewel from his collection -- the famed twin engine 'Train in '67.

October 15, 2001 - New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Joliet (2) and IHRA Budds Creek 2001 and NHRA Maple Grove 2001. Steve provides all the performance improvements from the three quickest events in drag racing history.

New NHRA Pro Drag Racing photos. Les Welch has posted the latest pro drag racing photos from NHRA Memphis 2001, NHRA Joliet (2) 2001, and NHRA Maple Grove 2001. Also, check out the Prodigy Drag Racing Bulletin Board for cool insider info from the races.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Goodguys Announces 2002 Season Schedule. John Drummond provides the rundown on all the car shows, rod runs, and vintage drag racing events sanctioned by the Goodguys next year.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Donnie Massey's Showtime Outlaw Fuel Altered. Chris Graves captures another hot fuel altered outlaw from Texas.

October 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Southern Fuel Coupes 2001 Champ, The Definition of a Champion. Bob Gettys offers a strong argument for why the 2001 SFC champ meant more than just winning on the track.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: High Roller Wheelstander Heading to the Bristol Bash. Jon Oswell talks up the Bristol Bash he'll be attending on October 20 and sent along this cool Alana Nagle shot of his High Roller machine.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Top Fuel Magic at the In-N-Out. Here are Tim Pratt's video clips of the action at the "Mini-Cacklefest" at the In-N-Out burger. Be sure to see Tim's photos, too.

October 13, 2001 - IHRA Shreveport postponed. From Larry Sullivan: GILLIAM, La. - Heavy rain Friday night and continued forecasts of rain through the day Saturday forced IHRA officials to postpone the 4th annual Mopar Parts World Finals one week. The race will be run October 19-21, using the original event schedule. Red River Raceway pits will be open for racer and sponsor parking Thursday, October 18, at 9:00 a.m.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: David Pace, Texas Fueler. David Pace checks in with a history of his many rides, including the feared Texas Whips machine and others. Hey, racers! We would like ALL of you to send us something like this!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: What Happens When You Go 200 MPH on the Street. Charles Jolliff was on hand when Brian Kohlman's nitro-burning Dodge visited George Ray's Wildcat Drag Strip. But what happened when Brian tangled with the local constabulary?

October 12, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Nightfly of Bakersfield, 2001. Bill Ott wrote this great story about his midnight visit to Famoso Raceway, accompanied by an interesting friend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dezsoe Krivan's Euro Funny Car Flies the Stars and Stripes. Swiss Top Methanol Funny Car racer Dezsoe Krivan has painted his car with the United States flag in a show of support for his American friends.

October 11, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Chicken Choker Chronicles: Maple Grove 2001. Len Cottrell and Tim Slagle have had a great 2001 season and we're glad they've shared it with us. Here is their report from Maple Grove, where they ran career bests.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Lone Star Longneck Fuel Funny Car. Bob Strait sent in this photo of a car that ran from San Antonio to Cleveland and was always competitive.

October 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: War Horse Funny Car Rebuilds After President's Cup Semifinal Finish. Bruce Mullins reports that some generous sponsors have stepped up to put the War Horse back on track after its impressive but expensive showing at Budds Creek.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gary Scelzi's Top Fuel Dragster is Hot in Maple Grove. Greg Gage provided this awesome shot of the Johnson Racing fueler sending up HUGE heat waves while winning NHRA Reading.

October 09, 2001 - We're back! Tim and I had a great time at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield. The air travel wasn't bad and the event was AWESOME! More details to come...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2001 NHRA Maple Grove Qualifying and Results. NHRA.com provides first day results from the record-breaking performance fest at the Pep Boys Nationals. We also include a link to NHRA.com for Saturday qualifying and final results.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Top Fuel Magic at the In-N-Out. Tim Pratt was on hand at the annual wrap-up event of the California Hot Rod Reunion. He got these shots of the Magicar and Vagabond nostalgia fuelers firing them up at the In-N-Out burger. Be sure to see Tim's video clip, too.

October 04 - 08, 2001 - California, Here We Come! Brother Tim and I are heading to the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield first thing in the morning. I'll be back on Monday the 8th. In the meantime, here are Stories and Photos of the Day to tide you over!

Drag Racing Stories of the Day: The 1981 AHRA Grandnationals. Rick Howard attended this great example of a good old AHRA race and provides us with the eliminations results and photos.

10/04/01 - 1981 AHRA Grandnationals - Top Fuel

10/05/01 - 1981 AHRA Grandnationals - Funny Car

10/06/01 - 1981 AHRA Grandnationals - Pro Stock

10/07/01 - 1981 AHRA Grandnationals - Pro Comp Dragster

10/08/01 - 1981 AHRA Grandnationals - BB/Funny Car

Drag Racing Pictures of the Day:

10/04/01 - Garlits and Muldowney Get Big Flames at Indy by Don Berry

10/05/01 - Larry Christopherson's Nova Fuel Funny Car by Tom West

10/06/01 - British Fuel Racers in the '70s by Anni Valder

10/07/01 - California Chargers Fuel Dragster Header Flames by Bob Plumer

10/08/01 - Mike Janis's World Champion Pro Mod Corvette by Brian Wood

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Top Fuel Memories from the 2000 CHRR. I shot this stuff last October at the 2000 CHRR. Let's watch and listen to get ourselves in the mood for this weekend!

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Memphis and IHRA Epping, Rockingham 2001. Steve Klemetti provides all the performance improvements from the latest national events and a few divisional races.

Federal Mogul Action in Florida. Alky and injected nitro racers: the new Bradenton Motorsports Park is hosting a big race this fall. Click HERE for details.

October 03, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bill's IHRA Prez Cup Notes, Day Three. Hey, I did it already! My notes from eliminations day at IHRA Budds Creek tell lots of inside tales. You also can check out days ONE and TWO.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Look Closely, It's a Crosley -- John Batto's Blown Altered. Jim Phillipson sent in this great shot of one of the most unique blown altereds out there.

October 02, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nostalgia S/S & Mopars at Atco Wrap Up - Part 1. Bill Ott provides a great behind the scenes look at this terrific nostalgia event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chevy Powered Dodge Dart Gets Big Air. Hasse Karlsson of Swedish Pro Street News sent along this nice shot of a rat motored Mopar that tried to take him out!

October 01, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day (1): IHRA Budds Creek: Janis Clinches Championship, Event Title, and World Record. Paula Motolik and Bobby Bennett team up to bring us all the pro results from MIR's performance bonanza near the nation's capitol.

(2): Bernstein, Bazemore Among Winners at NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Back in Chicago, the NHRA gang was playing in their own performance playground. nhra.com provides full results.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Evans, Before the Microphone. Steve Gibbs provides more magic memories from San Gabriel 1962, this shot of the legendary Steve Evans before he traded in his dragster for a mike.

 

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