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November 30, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The "Hemi Hunter" Story -- Chapter Six: "Champs and Touring Pros." Hemi Hunter Week continues as the guys go down to the wire for the 1971 Division One Championship, then become touring pros in 1972 with one of the last front engine fuelers in the sport.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Muscle Machines '69 Camaro Gets the Gonzo Treatment. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby shows what happens when you take the coolest die cast cars since "Deal's Wheels" and you give 'em the Photoshop treatment.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Dobbo Does It! Allan Dobson in the Greene Machine Fuel Funny Car. Luke Nieuwhof sent

You write, you shoot, we print! We are always searching for new stories of the day AND movies of the week! If you have a drag racing memory you want to share with your fellow racers or drag fans OR if you have taken a good video clip, send it to bilden@draglist.com. Don't worry too much about spelling, grammar, and that stuff. All stories and photos will be credited to you and we can add a link to your site or email address. Let's make The Drag Racing List YOUR site -- send us a story!

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November 29, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The "Hemi Hunter" Story -- Chapter "Top Fuel." Hemi Hunter Week continues at draglist.com as the guys take on new crewmembers for 1971, rebuild everything, and head off to Englishtown for their first big showdown with all the tough Chryslers in NHRA Division One.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rachelle Splatt -- Top Fuel's Queen of Speed. David Murray sent this great shot of the first woman Top Fuel driver over 300 mph, still giving the boys fits Down Under.

November 28, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The " Hemi Hunter" Story -- Chapter "RACE." Hemi Hunter Week continues at draglist.com, with the guys firing up for the first time and making their first full power pass.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: John Collins on Fire in his Nissan 260Z Funny Car. Jim White sent in this late '80s shot of John wrestling his flaming Z Car into a spin at Pomona.

November 27, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The " Hemi Hunter" Story -- "O" Fan and Drag Racing, Chapters 1-5. Hemi Hunter Week continues at draglist.com, with the story of the origins of the team and its first race cars.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Buzzz Miller's 2001 Cadillac Injected Funny Car. Buzzz Miller sent in these first shots of his awesome new Caddy flopper.

November 26, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The "Hemi Hunter" Story, Nitro-Intro. Welcome to Hemi Hunter Week at draglist.com! Each day this week we will feature a portion of the Hemi Hunter story, written in the Top Fuel car's "own words." We love Chevy fuel cars at draglist.com, and the Hemi Hunter was the baddest rat powered fueler on the East Coast. So, sit back and enjoy the story of an amazing car and crew and a time long gone by...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kentucky Titewad - The Huber and Meadors D/MP '57 Chevy. Dave Huber sent in a shot of his and Dave Meador's great looking Modified Production doorslammer from the early '70s.

November 25, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Does Drag Racing Need a Super Bowl? Perry Wyatt, Jr., has been hanging out at the drags since his dad drove a nitro funny car. He puts forth the argument that we need to revisit the idea of having the final race of the season determine the World Champion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Ed McCulloch and Don Prudhomme at the 1974 Summernationals. Peter Kumble shot two guys who probably never imagined in their wildest dreams that they would team up on a Top Fuel car 27 years later.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: The PT Bruiser Takes a Wild Ride. Brian Fawcus took this footage of the now-famous PT Bruiser getting WAY out of shape after an eight-second run.

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from the NHRA World Finals 2001. Steve provides all the performance improvements from the big wrap up to NHRA's outstanding 50th anniversary season.

November 24, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Musings in Tire and Header Aerodynamics. Vic Cooke saw Don Garlits' rail at Bakersfield and that got him to thinking...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: High Tech Toad? Jim Taylor's "Hop Toad" B/Gasser. Pete Garramone contributes this example of early '60s backyard engineering at its best.

November 23, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Blue Oval Bad Boys! Ford Powered Fuel Altereds. Fuel Altered fanatic Danny White (AKA our Research Editor) sent in this cool history of Dearborn motored AA/FAs.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Buehl and Stampher AA/Fueler in 1966. Paul Hutchins got this pit shot of the beautiful Buehl and Stampher machine at Irwindale, 1966.

November 22, 2001 -  Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has an opportunity today to catch up with their loved ones and to take a few moments to reflect on our good fortune. We celebrate this day of thanks in the United States, but we at draglist.com send our best wishes to all our readers. We hope you have a safe, restful, and happy day no matter where on Earth you live.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Maintenance: Creepers, Darts, and Acceleration. Gary Peters of the Hemi Hunter Top Fuel team recalls a hilarious tale of garage high jinks.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving from Jim Epler's Latest Sponsor. Rick Menges sent along this cartoon featuring Jim Epler and his latest sponsor of the week (which we think is GREAT). Cabela's Realtree is the perfect autumn motif for Thanksgiving Day.

November 21, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Joe Jacono and His Zoomie Headered Dragster. Bill "Badco" Ott remembers Joe's hot Buick Gas Dragster and the carefree days of making a run, hopping out, and BS'ing with your friends until the next round.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Carbone, Joe Williamson, and Carl Casper -- A Collage. Tom and Dave Huber sent in this collection of photos of some of their favorite drivers over the years.

November 20, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: USA-1 Dragfest Photo Review #2. Stephen Jones kicks in with his photo impressions of the crisp fall day at Bruce Larson's place. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Wrestling the Winged Express to a Stop. Mark Hovsepian captured Mike Boyd in Mousie Marcellus' famed fuel altered at the '99 CHRR.

November 19, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Joel Naprstek's USA-1 Dragfest Event Bits. Joel Naprstek has been to every one of the USA-1 Dragfest events at Bruce Larson's place. Here are some notes and comments from this year's event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hans Van Dyk's Australian GM Pro Stock Car. David Murray sent this shot of Aussie Pro Stock veteran Hans Van Dyk's four door GM car, only slightly reminiscent of the famous Gapp and Roush Maverick of the '70s.

November 18, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Science of Header Flames. Vic Cooke takes us through a fascinating discussion of the hows and whys of nitro header flames and why we see them the way we do.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bothering the Neighbors at the USA-1 Dragfest. Ted Pappacena with another shot of the A/FX cars lined up in the street outside Bruce Larson's place last weekend. We didn't REALLY bother the neighbors that much...

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Drag Action from Holland, '62 Chevy II. Adam Deermann sent along this clip of a '62 Chevy II getting a win in the emerging drag racing scene in Holland.

November 17, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nitro Drivers, A Different Breed. Gary Peters of the Hemi Hunter crew recalls the antics of the late Dodger Glenn on the Top Fuel match race circuit. 

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jack Olcott's Iron Peddler Nostalgia Super Stock. Joel Naprstek shot Jack Olcott's big Plymouth at the big Nostalgia Super Stock meet at Island Dragway in July.

November 16, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: USA-1 Dragfest 2001: A Photo Review. Greg Gage was my travel partner at Bruce Larson's Dragfest and we had a great time. Here is Greg's photo review of the event.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bill Genco's Nostalgia Digger at Bakersfield. Jim Sorenson got this awesome top end chute shot of the Genco Family rail at the March Meet 2001.

November 15, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: IDRC Long Horn Nationals: The Greatest Race of All Time; Hartford, Papadakis, Kelley & Shepherd Shatter Records. Michael Ferrara provides full results from the big import race in San Antonio. Are you ready for a 7.07 at 195 out of an import car?

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Bob Hall's "Paddy Wagon" Wheelstanding Vega Panel Wagon. James Morgan got this 1979 shot of Bob Hall's venerable wheelstander, a car that has been campaigned in essentially the same configuration for nearly 30 years.

November 14, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Barefoot Girls and More at the 2001 USA-1 Dragfest. Bill Ott describes the day at Bruce Larson's Stoney Creek Barn and leaves no thought unturned.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: A/FX Dodge " Sportsmanship" at the USA-1 Dragfest. Chucky Jolliff flew all the way from Missouri to attend the USA-1 Dragfest, only to see this example of questionable sportsmanship between the drivers of the special A/FX "match race."

November 13, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bruce Larson's Drag Fest 2001 -- A First Timer's Experience. Ted Pappacena made his first trek to Bruce Larson's place for the annual USA-1 Dragfest Saturday. Here are his impressions.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dale Pulde in the Ground Zero Nostalgia Fuel Dragster. Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian sent in this great shot of the fuel veteran in John Eirich's fueler at the 2001 March Meet.

November 12, 2001 - The 4th Annual USA-1 Dragfest was a blast! On Saturday, November 10, more than 200 East Coast drag fans (and some from as far away as Missouri and South Africa(!)) enjoyed an incredible day of bench racing, photo browsing, movie and slide watching, and door prize winning at Bruce Larson's 4th Annual USA-1 Nostalgia Dragfest. The Honker and the Charlie Allen Dodge A/FX cars were on hand for a special photo shoot, as was Brian Kohlman's Belle Dodge machine. Click HERE to see the event flyer one more time. We will publish stories about this event in the coming days.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Worsham, Allen, Savoie and Coughlin Earn Event Wins at Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals; Bernstein, WJ, Savoie Clinch World Championships. NHRA Communications provides all the final event results and points standings for the World Finals and the 2001 drag racing season. Congrats to KB, Force, WJ, Angelle, and Bob Panella, Jr., for their outstanding efforts in 2001. Congrats also to NHRA for an outstanding racing season, one full of close contests and amazing performances.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Goob Tuller's Dragster in 1965. Daryl Huffman sent in another shot from his priceless 1960s collection, this one of Tuller's small block digger in the pits in '65.

November 11, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Finals: Dixon wins Budweiser Shootout while Bernstein, Bazemore, Yates, Savoie and Lingenfelter Qualify No. 1. NHRA Communications provides Bud Shootout results, final qualifying results, and first round pairings from the World Finals in Pomona.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Brandon Holcomb's STRANGE Supercharged Altered. These blown altereds all starting to look alike? Chris Graves shows that at least one of them is definitely going its own way in terms of appearance.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Nostalgia Fueler Burnouts -- Crank Up the Speakers! Tim Pratt offers one last video clip from the California Hot Rod Reunion. Look for a page of Cacklefest participants soon.

New Personal Best with Steve Klemetti. New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Las Vegas (2) 2001. Steve provides all the performance improvements from NHRA's return to the desert.

November 10, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bernstein, Bazemore, Johnson, Savoie, Lingenfelter are Early Qualifying Leaders at NHRA Finals. NHRA Communications offers up day two qualifying results from Pomona. Looks like KB and WJ are closing in on the crowns...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: St. Louis Blues -- Jim Epler's Exploding Funny Car Fireball. Brian Wood got this awesome shot of Jim Epler's thermonuclear explosion at NHRA St. Louis this year. Thankfully, Jim was unhurt.

November 09, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: (1) Bernstein, Densham Among Qualifying Leaders at Automobile Club Of Southern California NHRA Finals. NHRA Communications provides early qualifying from Pomona.

(2) Don Garlits and John Force Speak at Breakfast of Champions. NHRA Communications was there yesterday as Big Daddy and Force talked about being voted the two NHRA top drag racers of all time.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Nothin' But the Blues -- Blown Monte Carlo vs. Altered. Valerie Young got this great top end chute shot of two Canadian Pro Comp (Quick 32) machines. Brian Wood contributes some entertaining commentary on the shot.

November 08, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bakersfield Fuel and Gas Finals: Fuller & Dunlap Break Through, McDaniel Brings Home 2nd Consecutive Goodguys Top Fuel Crown. John Drummond provides all the final results from the Goodguys Finals at Bakersfield.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Funny Flamed Fifty-Seven -- Jim Carter's Nostalgia Eliminator FC. Andy "Tog" Rogers traveled from Britain to Las Vegas for the Goodguys Fall Classic and got dozens of outstanding photos, including this great shot of Jim Carter's '57 Chevy flopper.

November 07, 2001 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Big Yohns and Mendy Say Farewell at Bakersfield. Ron Johnson and driver Mendy Fry had their last race together at the Fuel and Gas Finals this past weekend. Here's Ron's recap of the weekend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Chevy SSR -- Pro Stock Truck or Wheelstander? Tim Woods shot this incredibly aerodynamic pickup truck that must have had the Chevy guys salivating for Pro Stock Truck in 2002. Looks like it won't happen now...

November 06, 2001 - Computer Blues at Draglist.com... Sorry we were late on getting updated stories and photos for Sunday and Monday. Our primary computer went down hard and took lots of info with it. I was able to get all the good info off the hard drive, but as I write this I am completely wiping out the system and rebuilding it from scratch. Looks like it will be a day or so before we are back on the satellite. Tonight we are using the good old machine we've had since '95 and the good old 26K modem. It chugs along, but it's getting the job done. Brings to mind something about a tortoise and a hare...

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

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Top Fuel Dragsters Take the Spotlight in Pomona. NHRA Communications reports that Larry Dixon has the slimmest of chances to overtake Kenny Bernstein, while the top eight fuelers in the country will battle for Budweiser shootout bucks.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Looks Like 247 MPH Standing Still -- Dale Pulde's War Eagle. Bob Strait got this pit shot of a funny car that looked great and ran even better.

November 05, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Fact Sheet. NHRA Communications provides tons of info about the final race in a super year of NHRA action.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fearless Fred Goeske Does York. Bob Plumer provided this shot of the fearless one right before a hard launch at US 30 Dragway.

November 04, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Funny Car Pioneers Venture to Montana. Fred Vosk tells an entertaining tale of how the locals responded to some of the first funny car racers to hit Montana.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Alan Bates British Fuel Funny Car Lays Down Some Smoke. Anni Valder sends us a great shot of a tough European funny car veteran.

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!

November 03, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Agent 1320 Presents CHRR X - Story and Photos from Bakersfield. Darr and Zak Hawthorne provide some thoughts and some outstanding photos from the California Hot Rod Reunion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Fuel Digger as Art -- A Study in Black and White. Tom West with a shot that shows why he's always a favorite to win drag racing photo contests.

November 02, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: In the Photographer Zone. Ron Dilley walks us through his thoughts while trying to capture Tony Schumacher's fleeing Top Fueler in his lens.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fast Freddy Fagerstrom's Top Doorslammer Pickup. Hasse Karlsson of Swedish Pro Street News sent over this super shot of Europe's fastest truck.

November 01, 2001 -  Drag Racing Story of the Day: Lightning Strikes Twice for TV Tommy Ivo. Tom Ivo and I discuss the fact that he was the first man on gas in the sevens and the first man on fuel in the fives -- ten years apart to the week!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Injected Chevy Diggers at San Gabe 1962. Steve Gibbs provides more priceless vintage shots of dragster action from San Gabriel Raceway.

 

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