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December 31, 2002 - Snakebit! There were no updates at Draglist.com (except our cool message board) from 12/31 to 1/04 due to a combination of maladies. We have set up a temporary solution. Click the link to read all about it.

December 30, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: UPDATE: NHRA Winnings -- What they Made in 2002. Steve Klemetti recalculated his list of top NHRA earners this year, adding the PowerAde Top 10 progressive bonuses, where the racers get money for being in the top 10 entering a race.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jeff Ashwell's Oregon AA/Altered. David Hapgood shot Ashwell's 23-T just moments before the KB's puke line let go, sending Jeff on a wild ride.

December 29, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Old B.S. -- Keep on Truckin' (Part One). Bill Ott describes the travels and travails of the King & Marshall Top Fuel team as they return to the CHRR 2002 in Bakersfield.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Astro Magic Car AA/Fuel Dragster in Scale. Roger "Riceman" Lee makes models that look like the real thing. Here's proof.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Jim Yates Sets a Track Record in 2001. John Hutchinson sent another home movie from his trip to the U.S. in 2001, this one of Yates beating Pawuk with a 6.83.

December 28, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Old B.S. -- Keep on Truckin' (Part One). Bill Ott describes the travels and travails of the King & Marshall Top Fuel team as they return to the CHRR 2002 in Bakersfield.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Hayden Proffitt's 1965 Comet Cyclone A/FX. John Gotshall sent in this photo of his nice restoration.

December 23-27, 2002 - Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Happy Holidays from Draglist.com! Jim M White did this terrific rendition of a the world's fastest (lead) sled, a snowman with a nitro breather mask on, and other cool stuff from the North Pole. Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at Draglist.com and Computer Magic Online!

DRAGLIST.COM EXCEEDS TEN MILLION PAGE VIEWS! Wow... on 12/18/02, Draglist.com officially went over 10,000,000 page views delivered to hard core drag racing fans since 1996! That's a great milestone for sure, but based on recent numbers, we're on tap to do that next year alone! Thanks for reading and we hope to keep giving you reasons to come back! Bill Pratt

Drag Racing Story of the Day: Flyin' Phil's World Finals Sportsman Wrap Up. Phil Elliott loves the sportsmen and he grabbed these 20 shots of some cool cars and drivers at the NHRA World Finals. With notes, of course!

December 21, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: The Toughest Nitro Car Owner. Pat Foster says it was Big John Bateman, hands down. Here's a story that provides a pretty good example...

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Rick Jones: Mail Order Pro Stock? James Morgan took this shot of the world's quickest and fastest Mopar Pro Stock car, Rick Jones' 6.53/211 machine.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Freddie Whittle's Shutdown AA/Fuel Altered in 1971. John Hutchinson sent this clip of the great British Fuel Altered pioneer on a smoky run.

More Old B.S.: Double Features. Bill Ott fills us in on the little known world of the mini-drag racing reunions that take place all over the country in fans' basements and dens.

December 19, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Fuller's Famous Greer-Black-Prudhomme Story. Kent Fuller tells a tale of rival chassis builders and the events that led to the creation of the most feared AA/Fuel Dragster of the early '60s.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Magic Has Left Us: Farewell, D.A. Santucci. The sport lost one of its favorite racers this past week as Domenic (D.A.) Santucci passed on. David Hapgood, then only a teenager, took these shots of two of D.A.'s Black Magic nitro funny cars.

December 18, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Angelle's Ride to the PowerAde Championship. Jon G. Knapp reports that the Star Racing Team overcame multiple obstacles en route to a third consecutive Pro Stock Bike title.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Les Shockley's Jet Truck Burns Down the House! Adam Cranmer photographed Kent Shockley literally catching the Moroso Motorsports Park timing tower on fire with this incredible display.

December 17, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: A Classic Thunder Thanksgiving. Bill Pratt provides the full rundown on the racing at Classic Thunder's two-day event at Darlington Dragway on November 29-30. We'll pack the story with Roger Richards and Brian Wood photos tomorrow!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: What if the Blue Max Mustang Fuel Funny Car Returned? Jim M White takes us on another artistic drag racing fantasy, this time imaging the famed Blue Max as a modern day Mustang flopper.

December 16, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: A Classic Thunder Thanksgiving. Bill Pratt provides the full rundown on the racing at Classic Thunder's two-day event at Darlington Dragway on November 29-30. We'll pack the story with Roger Richards and Brian Wood photos tomorrow!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Kasey Janzen's Chevy Lumina Top Sportsman Doorslammer. Joe Barrett sent this shot of the 6.40/220 Canadian hitter. Top "Sportsman?"

December 13-15, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: More Old B.S. Double Features. Bill Ott fills us in on the little known world of the mini-drag racing reunions that take place all over the country in fans' basements and dens.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Mike Castellana: The Definition of Tire Shake. Roger Richards took this photo of a rider in a "mechanical bull" that would be just as home at the rodeo.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Ron Nunes' Little Red Corvette AA/Gasser. John Hutchinson sent in another great video clip from his stateside vacation of 2001.

December 12, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2002 World Finals Photo Highlights. Phil Elliott was at Pomona and provided these interesting shots and comments.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Nostalgia Gassers at War, 1982. Guy Wills shot these gassers back in 1982, right at the beginning of the nostalgia movement.

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

December 11, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Bruce Mullins Racing Steps Up for 2003. Bruce Mullins reports that he has forsaken his Roots-blown Mustang for a complete new Veney/Newberry NHRA combination in a new-generation Firebird. Division 1 Top Alcohol Funny Car just got tougher.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Beebe Bros. Dodge Fever AA/FC Reborn as a 2002 Stratus. Jim M White imagines what it would look like if this legendary funny car team returned today.

December 10, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Don Garlits vs. The Hemi Hunter at the '72 Gators. Gary Peters links to a David Dilbeck audio recording of Top Fuel runs at the '72 Gatornationals, including the Hemi Hunter's qualifying pass and first and second rounds.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jeff Bennett: The Other Fuel Funny Car World Champ. David Hapgood sent pics of 2002's "winner takes all" funny car world champion, AHRA kingpin Jeff Bennett.

December 09, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Schedule May Be Subject to Change. Phil Elliott breaks down the NHRA World Finals, including results, stories, and controversies.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jim Murphy WW2 AA/Fuel Dragster Burnout. Jason Ellis captured this awesome Jim Murphy burnout during the recent Pro Nitro event.

Classic Thunder Nostalgia Drag Racing: 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!

December 08, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Winnings: What they Made in 2002. Steve Klemetti files his annual report on what racers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Bike, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Top Alcohol Funny Car took home in prize money.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: The Walt's Puffer A/Altered in Watercolor. Jeff Teaford sent in this superb rendition of Walt Knoch's Fiat. Jeff has come up with a terrific new idea to provide free racing art to draglist.com readers. Stay tuned...

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Mark Sheehan's Blazing Small Block Altered World Record. Peter MacGregor sent this movie clip of the quickest blown small block altered in history by three tenths!

December 07, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: NHRA Winnings: What they Made in 2002. Steve Klemetti files his annual report on what racers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Bike, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Top Alcohol Funny Car took home in prize money.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Sal Passarellli's Neon Ground Shaker Chevy Nova Pro Mod - James Morgan shot one of the Northeast's fastest and most colorful Pro Modified machines.

December 06, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: John Force. NHRA Communications catches up with the 12 time NHRA Funny Car champion.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Jungle Pam Hardy's Extreme Flopper! Rick Menges drew this cartoon of a funny car done up where the fans pray for tire shake.

December 04-05, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Remembering the Great Bill Hielscher. The sport lost one of its giants this week when Bill Hielscher passed away. Jim Hill fondly remembers a racer who was a true drag racing pioneer.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Steve Scott's Two Ton '60 Chevy Wheelstand! Pete Ores got these great photos of Steve Scott's massive '60 Chevy getting the wheels up at Byron.

December 03, 2002 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Jeg Coughlin. NHRA Communications catches up with the second generation racer who is aiming to create a Pro Stock dynasty for his famous father and family.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Resto: Dyno Don's '65 Comet Cyclone A/FX. Ron Dilley shot this nice restoration of Don Nicholson's Factory Experimental machine in 1997.

 

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