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November 28-30, 2002 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We hope you and your family had a warm, restful day together. We are very thankful for all our friends throughout the world.

Classic Thunder: Darlington is Done. A small but enthusiastic crowd of nostalgia drag racing fans enjoyed our final event of 2002. IT'S HERE! The Classic Thunder Nostalgia Racing Organization is taking over Darlington, South Carolina, THIS WEEKEND! Come on down and join us! Original Bad Boy Doorslammers Hit Darlington. Brian Wood reports that the original fast doorslammers are back! Rumblin' Thunder. Brian Wood reports that when Classic Thunder comes to town, the "Good Old Days" are back again. Darlington Details! The who, what, when, and where of our Thanksgiving classic! Darlington Thanksgiving Classic is Full Speed Ahead! Don't miss this huge car show, swap meet, vendor display, and party BOTH DAYS, with great nostalgia drag racing on the second day!

Draglist.com/Computer Magic Online Message Board. Come join 389 drag racers and fans in the following topics: News, What's Up, Dear Draglist, Draglist Updates, Desperately Seeking, Racer's Scrapbook, Press Releases, Race Calendar, Drag Racing Q&A, Drag Racing Results, Quick Quotes, and Reader's Rides.

More Old B.S.: October Roads. Bill Ott discusses the 44 best things about the month of October in Nostalgia Drag Racing.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Angelle Savoie. NHRA Communications catches up with the queen of the two-wheeled set and gets her thoughts on winning the 2002 NHRA championship.

Drag Racing Pictures of the Day: Oh, What a Feeling! Toyota Fuel Funny Car. Jim M White outdid himself with this gorgeous rendering of the Johnson Racing Whitecap Toyota flopper. Bill Dunlap in Mike Fuller's AA/Fuel Dragster. Jason Ellis sent this awesome shot of Wild Bill Dunlap blasting off the line at Pro Nitro. Graham Slapp's Australian Wheelstander Does Indy. Graham sent this Fullbost.com.au photo of his new wheelstander, as if his twin engine altered wasn't enough!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Victor Bray Rocks World Record at 245 MPH! Peter MacGregor was on hand when our friend Victor blasted the world doorslammer speed record to smithereens at the Kwinana Motorplex in Western Australia.

The Buzz About Our Links. ResearchBuzz.com, a news and information site about search engines and databases, singled out our Draglist Links page for its links site of the day on 11/22. Thanks to the folks from ResearchBuzz for the honor. Here is the Link to their review.

November 26-27, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Larry Dixon. NHRA Communications catches up with the newly crowned world champ to find out how it feels and what's on tap for next year.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Brian Havlik's '55 Chevy Goes Skyward. Brian sent in these great Al Mart and Rick Kurtz shots of his big wheelstand at Byron this year.

More Old B.S.: The 2002 USA-1 Dragfest. Bill "Badco" Ott has joined Draglist.com as a regular contributor! Look for his cool recollections and tales about once every ten days. Here's Bill's account of the USA-1 Dragfest at Bruce Larson's place.

Classic Thunder: 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!

November 25, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Early J-85 Jet Dragster History. Franklin Ratliff fills us in on the sport's earliest jet cars.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Paris Bros. Twin Engine Nostalgia Dragster. Dom Paris sent in this photo of his ride and wonders if his 6.851 makes him history's quickest twin?

November 21, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: MORE OLD B.S. -- The USA-1 Dragfest. Bill "Badco" Ott is joining Draglist.com as a regular contributor! Look for his cool recollections and tales about once every ten days. Here's Bill's account of the USA-1 Dragfest at Bruce Larson's place.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Dave Gruzen's Mighty Mouse Supercharged Nostalgia Altered. Robert Briggs got this great burnout shot of one of Nostalgia Eliminator's favorite racers.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: British Nitro: Gary Page vs. John Spuffard. John Hutchinson sent this clip of nitro floppers from UK.

November 20, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Not a Push Start, But... Don Roberts talks about one particularly hot time in the King & Marshall fueler.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Abe Loewen's Super Stock '98 Grand Am. Blair Alderton captured Abe going wheels up in his Canadian Poncho.

November 19, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Space Age Comes to the Beach. Fred Vosk tells about the time he and his pals were had by a mysterious "black box" on the Howard's Cams machine.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Fermier Bros. '62 Ford Ran Hard in 1967. Bob Fermier has sent in dozens of Pro Stock shots from the South. Here's his brother Harry driving their own machine.

November 18, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Victor Bray Resets World Doorslammer Speed Record. Rob Oberg reports that the six-time Aussie Top Doorslammer champ raised the bar again this weekend with a booming 245.23 mph blast, making the first 240 mph doorslammer run closer to 250 mph!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Frank Pellegrini's Big, Bad Nostalgia Super Stock Ford. Dena Wood captured Frank as he jerked his massive Ford into the air at Quaker City.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Paul Marston's PT Bruiser: Tough as Steel. John Hutchinson sent this clip of the world's fastest PT Cruiser laying down a 163 mph pass in England.

November 14, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Rumblin' Thunder. Brian Wood reports that when Classic Thunder comes to town, the "Good Old Days" are back again.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Anthony Bertozzi vs. Kyle Seipel: Super Stock World Finalists. Phil Elliott shot the Super Stock final at the World Finals and wonders: are these two the best multi-class drivers ever?

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Paul Marston's PT Bruiser: Tough as Steel. John Hutchinson sent this clip of the world's fastest PT Cruiser laying down a 163 mph pass in England.

November 12-13, 2002 - USA-1 Dragfest was a Blast! The fifth annual USA-1 Dragfest at Bruce Larson's house was a lot of fun... you couldn't walk five feet without someone else grabbing you to bench race or to look at a piece of memorabilia! Brother Tim and I had a blast up there. Unfortunately, I got stuck at my day job on Sunday, hence no new photos or stories. We'll have some soon!

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Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bruce Larson's Drag Fest 2002. Ted Pappacena enjoyed his second USA-1 Dragfest just as much as the first. Bob Fermier did, too, and sent along some great photos. Here are Ted's story and Bob's pics.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Art Ward in Roger Guzman's Assassination Austin Healy 3000 AA/MSP. Pete Garramone treats us to another great looking machine from the high country of Colorado.

November 11, 2002 - Happy Veteran's Day. Thanks to all our veterans for their sacrifices for freedom over the years. And thanks to our young men and women at home and aboard who are defending our freedom today.

Drag Racing Story of the Day: McClenathan, Force, Johnson, and Hines Earn Wins at Auto Club NHRA Finals. NHRA Communications provides final results from Pomona. Congratulations to John Force on his 12th championship and congratulations to Yuichi Oyama on his first final.

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November 10, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fields Set For Eliminations for Auto Club Finals. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying results and first round pairings from the World Finals, but have to resort to an obscure rule to get the top ten into the field due to the shortened qualifying sessions. Read closely.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Vintage Vibe: Monster Cool Blown Pontiac GTO. Ralph "Gonzo" Crosby went crazy again with the model glue and Photoshop!

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Top Methanol: Dave Wilson vs. Steph Milam. Sharkman shot this dragster vs. funny car match "across the pond" in England.

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.

November 09, 2002 - USA-1 Dragfest 2002 is TODAY! Bruce Larson is inviting all the nostalgia drag fans in the Northeast to his house for the fifth straight year today, November 9! 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. Brother Tim and I will be up there so come up and bench race! Click the link to see Joel Naprstek's awesome poster with all the details. 

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Persistent Rain Showers Cause NHRA Officials to Postpone Friday Qualifying at Auto Club NHRA Finals. NHRA Communications has bad news from Friday... hopefully, things will clear up today.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Al Hanna's Top Secret Eastern Raider Jet Funny Car. James Morgan caught up with the jet car veteran and the latest in stealth technology.

November 08, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Force, Russell, Johnson and Gann Lead Thursday Qualifying at Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. NHRA Communications provides day one qualifying results from the World Finals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Randy Walls and the Super Nova Fuel Funny Car. Robert Briggs provides another breathtaking shot from the CHRR, this one of Randy Walls immaculately-restored Classic Funny Car.

November 06, 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!

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Kenny Bernstein. NHRA Communications checks in with King Kenny to get his thoughts on his final race as a driver this weekend.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Angelle Savoie: 2002 NHRA Pro Stock Bike Champ. Rich Barry caught Angelle winning Maple Grove on her way to the 2002 PSB crown.

November 05, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA World Finals Fact Sheet. NHRA Communications provides everything you wanted to know about the 2002 World Finals and more.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Bagwell's Mopar Super Stock Burnout. Ron Dilley shares this 1981 shot of Steve Bagwell's big Mopar smoking the hides.

November 04, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Players During the Magic Era. Veteran fuel car driver and builder Pat Foster checks in with some thoughts on fuel drag racing before driver's lounges and big sponsors.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Gil Valencia's Nostalgia Eliminator Roadster. Robert Briggs captured Gil's rockin' roadster at the California Hot Rod Reunion.

November 02-03, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Slammin' Sammy Miller Rocket Tribute Page. Here are 16 links to Sammy Miller stories, photos, and video clips on the web. RIP, Slammin' Sammy.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: David Ray's Ford Mustang Alcohol Funny Car. James Morgan shot the "other" David Ray, the tough New Hampshire alky racer.

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!

November 01, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Top Fuel Tales: The Leak was no Geek. Gary Peters another entertaining tale, this one of the Hemi Hunter Top Fuel team's trip to the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & 2002 Reunion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Tryon's Retro AA/Fuel Altered. Bryan Ellis sent this photo of a Fuel Altered driver who knows how to keep it looking real.

In Memory: 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.

 

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