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October 31, 2002 - The Dot.com Awards. Thanks to Bobby Bennett and the staff of CompetitionPlus.com for including Draglist.com in the list of nominees for Internet Web Site of the Year at their Dot.com awards. Click here to vote for the best in Drag Racing 2002 in several categories: VOTE!

Draglist.com/Computer Magic Online Message Board. Come join the 322 drag racers and fans who make up our message board community.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Coca Cola Cavalcade of Stars Funny Cars. Brian Marshall is pulling together info on this cool match race flopper circuit. See what he has so far and see if you can fill in any of the blanks!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: RIP, Slammin' Sammy Miller. Drag racing lost one of its true international superstars yesterday. Here's Norman Blake's great photo of Sammy and a link to a nice Eurodragster.com article about the man and his contributions.

PhilZone: Phil's Puny Pet Peeves: Drag Racing Announcers. Phil Elliott compares the current crop of drag racing television commentators to the great announcers he has known.

Classic Thunder Nostalgia Drag Racing: LOTS of new announcements! Darlington Thanksgiving Classic is Full Speed Ahead! Don't miss this huge car show, swap meet, vendor display, and party on the first day, followed by some great nostalgia drag racing on the second day! Wanted: Central U.S. and Canadian Nostalgia Drag Racers! That's right! Classic Thunder has officially activated the North Central division! Classic Thunder Nostalgia Super Stock Class Proposed. There's a better way to race that '72 or earlier bracket doorslammer!

USA-1 Dragfest 2002 on November 9th! Bruce Larson is inviting all the nostalgia drag fans in the Northeast to his house for the fifth straight year! Featured cars this year are the awesome Hemi Hunter Chevy Top Fueler, two Chrisman's Comet early funny cars, and the Bounty Hunter Top Fueler! Don't miss this awesome day of bench racing and good times. Click the link to see Joel Naprstek's awesome poster with all the details. 

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Bill Weichelt's AA/Gas Dragster Running in Britain, 1971. John Hutchinson shot this video of Weichelt running his AA/GD in Britain. What's the big deal? Bill was a serviceman in the US Air Force who shipped his digger to England while he served there!

October 30, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Phil's Puny Pet Peeves: Drag Racing Announcers. Phil Elliott compares the current crop of drag racing television commentators to the great announcers he has known.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Ray Gustafson's '68 Camaro: World Wheelstanding Champion! Rick Kurtz caught Ray Gustafson as he put ALL four of his Camaro's wheels off the ground to take top honors at Byron Dragway's annual World Wheelstanding Championships.

October 29, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: CHRR 2002: Race Day at the Reunion. Mike Hollander and the fine folks at Racing Information Systems provide final results and qualifying from the 2002 California Hot Rod Reunion.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Todd Logan's Division 1 Econo Altered. Rich Barry captured Massachusetts racer Todd Logan a long distance from home at the NHRA National event in Bristol, Tennessee.

October 28, 2002 - We're back, but where were we? Immediately after sending our weekly update on October 14, the power supply in the primary draglist.com computer went away. This started a chain reaction that ended in three computers completely torn down and no way to get the site updates done or to get email. Luckily, we're mostly back, thanks in great part to our new friend Billy Leftwich from www.mrpart.com. When I was at the end of my rope Sunday, Billy drove up and got our repairs back on track. We've got lots of updates to catch up on, so hang in there for more this week. We still don't have access to many of our emails received over the past month, so please hang in there if we are slow in responding. We are GLAD to be back! Thanks for all the calls and emails of support.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Dixon, Coughlin, and Savoie Clinch Titles and Win Event; Force Defeats T. Pedregon at The Strip. NHRA Communications provides final results from Las Vegas. Congrats to Larry Dixon, Jeg Coughlin, and Angelle Savoie as they clinch 2002 titles.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Studebaker Lark Goes Wheels Up in Division 7. Jason Ellis caught this awesome Stude as it competed at the Division 7 bracket finals.

Event Coverage: East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & 2002 Reunion. David Dilbeck was at Nancy Wilson and Jack Redd's big nostalgia bash in Henderson, NC, and sent back this report and photos.

October 27, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Sarver, Herbert, K. Johnson and Hines Earn Top Honors At The Strip; Coughlin One Round Win Away From Championship. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from Las Vegas.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Flyin' Goat: Wheelstanding GTO Goes Airborne. Cory Janssen was at the yearly Wheelstanding Championships at Byron Dragway and caught this big Pontiac popping them up there.

October 26, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: T. Pedregon, Dixon, Stanfield and Savoie Lead Qualifying at The Strip. NHRA Communications provides first day qualifying results from Vegas.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: White Racing Top Bike Motorcycle Drag Racing. James Morgan caught the White Racing Top Bike team heating up the Goodyear before another quarter mile blast.

October 25, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: RunWhatYouBrung Exposed, Part One: Promotion on the Cheap. Doug Dornbos promoted a completely heads up drag race at the Mid Michigan Motorplex. Over several articles, he'll explain how he did it, the results, and the lessons learned. Here's how he promoted the event.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Phil Lukens and the Blair's Speed Shop Blown Fiat Altered. Robert Briggs shot Lukens and the venerable Blair machine at the CHRR. Man, this thing's been running on the West Coast for decades!

October 24, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2002 NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series Championship Scenarios. NHRA Communications breaks down who needs to do what in Las Vegas in order to either clinch or extend the points championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Bike.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Hubert Platt's Georgia Shaker Mustang. Pete Gemar took this shot of Hubert Platt's injected Mustang back in the '60s.

October 23, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Greg Anderson. NHRA Communications pins down the Pro Stock points challenger and gets some thoughts on the 2002 campaign.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Troy Green's AA/Fuel Dragster at the CHRR. Robert Briggs continues to dazzle his internet pals with breathtaking, crystal clear shots from the California Hot Rod Reunion. Here's another.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve Chrisman's Top Fuel Dragster at AHRA Spokane. Brent Ogonoski sent this awesome shot of Steve Chrisman's Top Fuel car on a booming pass at Spokane.

October 22, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & 2002 Reunion. David Dilbeck was at Nancy Wilson and Jack Redd's big nostalgia bash in Henderson, NC, and sent back this report and photos.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Supercharged '68 Camaro Pro Street Burnout. Ron Lewis was at the Real World Streetnationals in Orlando and captured this bad F-Body smokin' the hides.

Classic Thunder: Marathon at Midway: Southern Classic Thunder II. Bill Pratt provides race results from the Classic Thunder event at Midway Drag Strip. The Classic Thunder racers pulled together to put on a good show under difficult circumstances. Brian Wood added dozens of photos. Start making plans to join us at Darlington during the Thanksgiving weekend for our two-day Thanksgiving Nostalgia Bash!

October 14, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Kalitta, Worsham, and Coughlin Earn Victories at O'Reilly Fall Nationals At Texas Motorplex. NHRA Communications provides final results from Ennis.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Terry Ivey's Dodge Charger Funny Car. Bob Strait with another cool '70s funny car shot from Dragway 42 in Ohio.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve Chrisman's Top Fuel Dragster at AHRA Spokane. Brent Ogonoski sent this awesome shot of Steve Chrisman's Top Fuel car on a booming pass at Spokane.

October 13, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Cowin, Pedregon and Krisher Have Top Qualifying Spots at O'Reilly Fall Nationals. NHRA Communications lays out final qualifying leaders and first round pairings from Ennis. 

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Steve Bagwell's Hemi Cuda at Gainesville. Bob Fermier sent in this classic black and white shot of the Mopar kingpin back in the day.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve Wells' Anglia Pickup Rocks England! John Hutchinson sent in another great gasser movie, this one a home grown version.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Chicago2, Memphis, and IHRA Budds Creek 2002. Steve lays down all the big numbers races for each series.

October 12, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Pedregon, and Krisher Lead Qualifying at O'Reilly Fall Nationals. NHRA Communications provides day one qualifying results from the Texas Motorplex.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Don Dicero's 'Dago Express III' Chevy AA/Altered. Vic Cooke attended the California Hot Rod Reunion and sent this shot of Don's candy apple red beauty.

October 11, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: What I Like About IHRA Drag Racing. Ace photographer James Morgan lays out six solid reasons why he likes the races put on by the folks from Norwalk.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Mac McCord's Gorilla AA/Fuel Altered Keeps on Swinging. Bryan Ellis shot the true AA/FA veteran at Fallon, Nevada, earlier this year.

October 10, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Whit Bazemore. NHRA Communications talks with Funny Car racer Whit Bazemore and gets his take on the 2002 season.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Bob Rieger's Outrageous Turbocharged '57 Chevy Pro Mod. Brian Wood caught this shot of Rieger's new turbocharged doorslammer during its initial shakedown tests.

October 9, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fuel Racer R.L. Peyton Did it His Way. Jim Hill remembers another fuel racer from Florida who ran hard and followed his own rules.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Jim Oddy's Austin Gasser. Bob Plumer provides a shot of Jim Oddy's '50 Austin Gasser, a jewel among dozens of nice Oddy rides.

October 8, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Forty Second Street and No Ruby Keeler. Gary Peters recalls the time a new engine sponsor sent the Hemi Hunter Top Fuel team into New York City.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Delgado Racing's Flamed Chevy Chevelle. New contributor Pat Gleason sent in this interesting shot of a flamed Chevy Chevelle burning out in the moonlight.

October 7, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: True Heads Up Racing Next Weekend! Doug Dornbos is putting on a big Heads Up Drag Race at the Mid Michigan Motorplex next weekend. Here are the final details.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Ron Lewis: Five From Indy. Legendary drag photographer Ron Lewis sent us these five great shots from Indy 2002. Look for more from Ron in the future.

October 6, 2002 - The Magic Month of September. Draglist.com did a bang up business in September 2002, receiving an honest 481,360 hits by 82,008 unique visitors! Wow. That blows away our previous monthly record by over 100,000 hits! We are glad you are visiting and we hope we can continue to meet your drag race surfing needs. Hey, this is just our hobby. Glad you can come along and enjoy it with us! See you at the drags! Bill Pratt

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Super Camaro and Son: 1981-83 -- Perry Jr. Gets Serious. Perry Wyatt, Jr., continues the saga of two generations of working class drag racers.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Pro Mod Mustang Smoky Burnout. David James was at the 2002 NitrOlympics at Hockenheim, Germany, and he sent this awesome burnout shot.

East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & 2002 Reunion -- THIS WEEKEND! Don't miss the SHOW, SHINE, SWINE & DINE, October 5th, 2002, and the EAST COAST DRAG TIMES HALL OF FAME & 2002 REUNION, October 6th, 2002, in Henderson, North Carolina. For more info contact Nancy Wilson at: 252-438-2222 or vctourism@gloryroad.net

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Steve Woods' Hypocrite Gasser Hits the Sixes. John Hutchinson visited the United States in 2001 and sent in this cool footage of Steve hitting the magic six second zone in his blown gasser.

Classic Thunder II Nostalgia Drag Photos! Brian Wood was trying out his brand new Nikon digital camera at Midway Drag Strip and here are the results -- over 100 photos of hard core nostalgia drag racing action!

MORE Funny Car Reunion Photos -- RAW! Flyin' Phil Elliott left a roll of film with me before he left to pick up his new transporter six weeks ago. In my typical "die to make the deadline" fashion, I had it developed two days ago. Click the link to see 36 more "lost" photos from the Funny Car Reunion.

More Maple Grove Photos -- RAW! Stephen Hawes was up in Maple Grove and sent this awesome collection of photos.

Indy 2002: 200 Photos from the Big Go! Mike Garland traveled to the US Nationals for us and got nearly 200 photos.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Indy and IHRA Norwalk 2002. Steve lays down all the new numbers from the biggest races for each organization.

October 5, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: CHRR Day One: Tom West Details the Magicar. Phil Elliott is out at the California Hot Rod Reunion and will file daily reports. Here's a special occurrence that happened on day one.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Ray Helger's Flathead Powered Front Engine Dragster. Ed O'Connell caught Ray Helger's neat little digger on a wheels up launch at the NED NETO race.

October 3-4, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Supercharged Warriors Rock Xenia. Jon Petrich fills us in on what happens when his group of blown altereds and doorslammers invaded Kil-Kare Raceway.

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Ron Biekx's "Bad To The Bone" Fiat AA/Fuel Altered. Jorge Botelho shot Canada's only Fuel Altered on a smoky burnout.

October 2, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Marathon at Midway: Southern Classic Thunder II. Bill Pratt provides last weekend's race results from the Classic Thunder event at Midway Drag Strip. The Classic Thunder racers pulled together to put on a good show under difficult circumstances. NOW WITH DOZENS OF BRIAN WOOD PHOTOS!

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Mac Pressley's Hartsoe Bros. Anglia Gasser. Brian Wood went head to head with Pressley's awesome living legend, the Hartsoe Bros. car that knocked heads with all the greats of gasser racing.

October 1, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Marathon at Midway: Southern Classic Thunder II. Bill Pratt provides last weekend's race results from the Classic Thunder event at Midway Drag Strip. The Classic Thunder racers pulled together to put on a good show under difficult circumstances. NOW WITH DOZENS OF BRIAN WOOD PHOTOS!

Drag Racing Photo of the Day: Jack Muenzer's Mondello Performance Parts '50 Oldsmobile. Brian Wood shot Jack's awesome flamed Olds at the Southern Classic Thunder II nostalgia event at Midway Drag Strip.

 

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