What's New at The Drag Racing List
December 18, 1999 -- "It's beginning to look
a lot like Christmas..." Hi everyone! We have brand new, fresh info
in the lists -- thanks to months of work by Danny White and our many
contributors. As usual, we still have lots of details to add to the lists,
but we have the vast majority of the 1999 drag racing season added to the
lists. We now have over 35,000 racer entries! A lot more are coming, too.
Thanks to Curt Swartz for providing huge updates to the Fuel Funny Car
list. There are lots of great new entries in there, going back to 1972.
Great stuff! Check out all the new entries at the Drag Racing
LISTS page. Danny White has provided some great new stories, too.
Find them at DANNY'S CORNER. Thanks to all
our new advertisers! Keep your eye on the banner ads for some great deals.
You can find all our advertisers in their own special link section (number
02) at Draglist
LINKS. Check them out, race fans! See ya. bp/drl
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR
FRIENDS FROM WWW.DRAGLIST.COM!
December 01, 1999 -- Happy December everyone!
Just a few quick notes here. Frank Jonkman let me know that the Quick
Quotes section wasn't working, so I fixed that. Thanks, Frank! Thanks to
all our advertisers! People, click these banners for some great products!
I also streamlined the Race Place shopping pages. (Gee -- just in time for
the holiday season!) Danny has recovered from his computer woes (his modem
had died) and has been working feverishly to get new data ready for the
end of the year. He will transfer it to me this weekend and we will get it
up here soon after that (hopefully by Sunday...) Advertisers, you need to
move quick to get a banner ad up in front of all these holiday shoppers!
Denise today at 301-885-2249! bp/drl
November 12, 1999 -- Happy Veterans Day everyone.
My sincere thanks to all those who fought for our country over the years
and thanks also to those important people who waited for them back home. I
know how important it is to have that support when you are half a world
away. Veterans Day is also our anniversary. Denise and Bill hit ten years
yesterday! I celebrated by sitting on the computer from 8 AM until 5 AM on
the 12th, with breaks for eating and picking up the kids from the school
bus. What I did during that time is COMPLETELY redo the site navigation
scheme for Draglist.com. This is the single most radical change
I have made to the site in the three years it has been up. I hope
everybody likes it and finds it infinitely easier to use. Check out the
new Site Map, which shows you EVERYTHING draglist.com
offers. I also added several new sub-pages everywhere. Check it out and
let me know what you think! I have only a few moments before I have to
head off to work, so let me say adios! Oh yeah, I really didn't neglect
Denise too badly yesterday -- she was gone all day running errands and
getting her hair done. Why? We are going to New York City for a romantic
getaway this weekend! I guess ten years deserves something special! I will
check email tonight, but after that, I will be out of touch until late
Sunday night! See ya! bp/drl
November 9, 1999 -- Howdy, folks.
Things are happening quickly here at Draglist.com. We have a huge new update
to add to the lists this week. You may have noticed a few growing pains
during the last week or so. We have moved Draglist.com to a new server,
thanks to our new hosting sponsors, Martel
Bros. Performance! THANKS, GUYS! During the transition, our banner
ad software decided to misbehave. We should have that up and running in a
day or so. Thanks a lot to Don Wilshe and Paul Graham for their invaluable
help during the transition. In addition to the
server change, we have converted the programming on the site to a more
generic HTML and Java code that is not Microsoft-specific. I hope this
means we will no longer lock up our friends who try to check in on Macs
running Netscape... We will test it with a few such friends to
Despite our growing pains, we are committed to making Draglist.com
much better very SOON! This winter, we will convert to an
online database system. That's right -- NO MORE HAVING TO DOWNLOAD A
MEGABYTE FILE JUST TO SEE ONE RACER! Twig Ziegler fans, REJOICE!!! We are
hoping to make the lists completely searchable by any category. Want to
see every Ford Pinto from Ohio from 1972 to 1982? We are gonna set it up
so you CAN (now we just gotta find out who WANTS to...!) Anyway, it's late
as usual, so let me close for now.. Talk to you soon!
OH YEAH -- CONGRATS TO TONY SCHUMACHER AND TEAM SHOE FOR THEIR
OUTSTANDING CHAMPIONSHIP RUN THIS YEAR!!!
October 26, 1999 -- Hi
everyone. I went through the site and fixed up and smoothed out all the
pages. I took off some graphics in an attempt to quicken up the loading of
the pages. I also took off some of the fancy behind the scenes
programming, so hopefully folks with older browsers will not lock up. We
have updated lists from Danny White, who just completed two consecutive
on-site weekends at the IHRA event in Shreveport and the NHRA event in
Dallas, so look out for that soon. We also have new stories from Danny at
his 'Corner, so check them out. We also have
finally set up our advertising program for the site, so give
it a look and call us if you have any questions. A HUGE help for me is
that my lovely wife Denise has quit her day job and is working in our home
office full time! This will allow us to pursue the advertising and will
allow us to provide much better service to our customers. Denise has
MONTHS of my work to catch up on, so the change will be gradual. Thanks
for giving this a shot, sweetheart! I'm gonna make this quick, so I can
finish up some changes and grab two hours of shut eye, so see ya! bp/drl