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  • Legendary Top Fuel and Funny Car racer Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen passes away

    06/16/2018 1:21:54 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 36 replies
    NHRA.COM ^ | 11 Jun 2018 | Posted by staff
    Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, one of the iconic figures in drag racing history, died June 10. He was 81. McEwen, voted No. 16 on NHRA's Top 50 Drivers lists in 2001, competed in both Funny Car and Top Fuel, and although he wasn't one of drag racing's most prolific winners, he certainly was one of its most colorful.
  • Jackson man accused of drunken lawn-mower racing

    06/14/2016 10:21:58 AM PDT · by netguide · 12 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | By Ben Kleine ~
    Jackson police arrested an allegedly intoxicated man who was accused of racing riding lawn mowers with an associate Saturday night. Jeremy Tyson Cook, 35, of Jackson is charged with felony driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender. His bond was set at $35,000 cash or surety. Police responded about 1:30 a.m. to the area near the intersection of Greensferry Road and Maryland Street. A caller said two subjects were operating four-wheelers in a public roadway and being “extremely loud,” according to a probable-cause statement filed by Jackson police officer Jason Wilhelm. Wilhelm stated he saw two people in the roadway...
  • Drag racer John Force just "Dixie Chicked" himself

    07/24/2010 5:25:17 PM PDT · by RingerSIX · 101 replies · 8+ views
    Vanity | 07/24/2010 | RingerSIX
    I was enjoying watching drag racing... the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, qualifying rounds from Denver Colorado when driver John Force was on camera complaining about a list of the all time great drivers. Keep in mind that drag racing fans are much like country music fans. They tend to be all American conservatives. Just then, Force blurted out "You're like FOX News, Hannity and Beck. All lies. All crap." I had no idea that John Force was that stupid. And I'm not even talking about stupid because he apparently supports the Communist takeover of the USA, but because he would...
  • Accident claims life of (NHRA) Alcohol Funny Car competitor in Englishtown

    06/11/2010 7:02:44 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 3,685+ views
    NHRA, et. al. ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Staff
    Official Statement: Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Neal Parker, 58, from Millville, N.J., crashed Friday at a high rate of speed in the shutdown area during qualifying for the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and was pronounced dead. NHRA officials and New Jersey state police are investigating the accident. On behalf of everyone at NHRA and Raceway Park, we are deeply saddened and want to pass along our sincere condolences to the entire Parker family. - - - - - 12:35 PM, EST. - A high-speed crash during the first session of Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying...
  • The Little Ol' FR 2009 NHRA Drag Racing Thread

    03/14/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT · by flattorney · 326 replies · 126,870+ views
    FlAttorney's FR Racing ^ | March 12, 2009 | FlAttorney & Co. and a "cast of many"
    The FR 2009 NHRA Championship Drag Racing Thread No Turns. . . No Pit Stops. . . Just White Knuckles Ground Pounding Speed NHRA-CDR: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle <> HRH: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Groups 1 & 2 Drag School Locations: Gainesville & Pomona ~ Frank Hawley, 2 Time NHRA Funny Car World ChampionNHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Schedule - Full Nostalgia Drag Racing Schedule 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Championship Drag Racing Schedule For Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock cars there are twenty-four(24) racing events in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle...
  • John Force enjoys and thrills fans at Super Bowl

    02/02/2009 7:36:40 AM PST · by flattorney · 4 replies · 2,481+ views
    NHRA ^ | February 1, 2009 | Staff
    John Force enjoys and thrills fans at Super Bowl John Force signed for fans for more than three hours at the ESPN Consumer Village. Force also talked with a fan via cell phone. Force talks racing and football with Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell. Fourteen-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force never won a football game as a high school quarterback. But Saturday he was at the epicenter of the football universe. He did not disappoint the thousands of fans that were in Tampa to enjoy the Super Bowl XLIII festivities at the ESPN The Magazine NEXT Consumer Village....
  • ESPN2 Announces 2009 NHRA Drag Racing Coverage Schedule

    01/23/2009 3:07:02 PM PST · by flattorney · 40 replies · 11,258+ views
    FlA & Co. NHRA ^ | January 23, 2009 | ESPN Staff / Email
    ESPN2’s coverage of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series for 2009 will feature final eliminations action in prime time, continuing a pattern of consistent scheduling that includes finals telecasts from 18 of 24 events in Sunday night viewing times. With exclusive coverage of the NHRA for the ninth consecutive season, ESPN2’s season begins Feb. 7-8 with the 49th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals from Pomona, Calif. ESPN2 will have coverage of qualifying and finals rounds from all 24 events in the series, with expanded coverage from drag racing’s biggest event, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. All coverage...
  • Leader (Barney Frank RAT-MA) of New Congress Promises to Preserve, Build Affordable Housing

    11/11/2008 5:22:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 476+ views
    Commercial Property News ^ | 11/06/08 | Anuradha Kher
    Leader of New Congress Promises to Preserve, Build Affordable HousingPublished: November 06, 2008 By Anuradha Kher, Online News Editor Boston--U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, recently laid out affordable housing legislative priorities for the 111th Congress during the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) Fall Developers Forum held recently in Boston. Representative Frank emphasized that an affordable housing preservation bill will be a top priority when the Congress convenes in January. Congressman Frank delivered his remarks after accepting NH&RA’s 2008 Affordable Housing Vision Award. “We are certainly happy that the chairman of the House...
  • Drag racing mourns death of Funny Car driver for second straight season

    06/22/2008 6:13:57 AM PDT · by xcamel · 24 replies · 387+ views
    espn ^ | June 22, 2008 | Bill Stephens
    ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- He was strong and determined, wearing a name that exemplified the tough and unforgiving attitude drag racing demands from its winners. Scott Kalitta lost his life in a top-end accident at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park while driving his DHL-sponsored nitro Funny Car on Saturday. The violence of the crash and the stultifying devastation that ended his life at 46 years of age was a sobering shock to the drag-racing world at a time when much is being made about the safety advances that have recently enhanced the level of protection Funny Car drivers can count on....
  • Race car driver Kalitta killed in crash at Old Bridge Raceway

    06/21/2008 4:27:18 PM PDT · by racing fan · 63 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2008 | Susan Wade and Jeffery C. Mays
    Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was killed today in a fiery crash during a drag race at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, race officials said. Kalitta, 46, was pronounced dead at Old Bridge Township Hospital after his car lost control during the fourth and final round of qualifying at the National Hot Rod Association Super Nationals, according to statement by the association.
  • Lowe's Motor Speedway owner threatens moving speedway - NASCAR

    10/02/2007 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 18 replies · 720+ views
    News 14 ^ | 10/02/2007 | Brad Broders
    CHARLOTTE -- Lowe's Motor Speedway and its multi-million dollar NASCAR events could soon drive away from Concord or even the entire Charlotte region. That’s if speedway owner Bruton Smith sticks by his words. Smith is threatening Concord leaders that he will pursue plans to annex LMS out of city limits. He could also pack up shop and move the speedway elsewhere. Smith is fuming over the Concord City Council’s decision to halt construction on land for a drag strip. Speaking with News 14 Carolina, Smith said, "Maybe the mayor and Council don't like racing anymore. I have people right now...
  • NHRA POWERade Championship: Torco Racing Fuels Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park, Oct 5-7, 2007

    10/02/2007 6:40:41 PM PDT · by flattorney · 244 replies · 23,589+ views
    NHRA, VA Motorsports Park, Inet ^ | Oct 2, 2007 | FlAttorney & Co.
    2nd Annual NHRA Torco Racing Fuels NationalsVirginia Motorsports Park – Richmond, Virginia October 5 - 7, 2007's Torco Racing Fuels Nationals homepage      The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series returned to Virginia last year with a race that shattered Pro performance barriers, especially in Pro Stock with Jason Line setting the National record that helped him capture the World Championship. This is the last 2007 “Countdown to 4 Championship” race. After this Sunday’s final elimination rounds the field of eight drivers eligible for the championship in each category - Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock - is...
  • NHRA Founder Wally Parks Dead at 94

    09/29/2007 5:52:07 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 2,165+ views
    AutoWeek / NHRA ^ | Sept 29, 2007 | Mark Vaughn
    Wally Parks, the driving force behind the National Hot Rod Association, died Sept. 28 at the age of 94."An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in a collection of essays 166 years ago. He could have been talking about the NHRA. Emerson's quote was stitched on a quilt presented to Parks by Louise McClelland, wife of longtime NHRA announcer Dave McClelland, at Park’s 90th birthday party four years ago. Parks' shadow stretched much taller than his six-foot four-inch frame across drag racing, lakes racing, automotive publishing and the aftermarket speed parts industry. Parks was...
  • John Force taken to Dallas hospital after top-end accident with Bernstein

    09/23/2007 2:11:36 PM PDT · by devane617 · 46 replies · 1,192+ views
    NHRA News ^ | 09/23/2007 | Rob Geiger Sr
    Drag racing's biggest star, 14-time champion John Force, was alert and conscious after suffering two broken legs and an injured arm in a nasty top-end collision Sunday with fellow straight-line legend Kenny Bernstein in the second round of eliminations at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas. Force has been airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for further treatment. Their Funny Cars got together just as they crossed the finish line after Bernstein clipped the final timing cone. The numbers, although unofficial, showed Force crossing with a 4.863 at 315.34 mph to Bernstein's 4.904...
  • We Need an NHRA thread, ping whatever.

    08/12/2006 9:29:48 PM PDT · by Hazcat · 6 replies · 255+ views
    none ^ | 08/13/06 | Hazcat
    Send me a Freep if you would like to start an NHRA ping list. (also some one needs to tell me how to build one)
  • Army Dragster runs Quarter Mile 331.53 mph 4.476-seconds

    05/20/2006 6:29:42 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 22 replies · 313+ views
    NHRA Website ^ | 05/19/2005 | Rob Geiger
    Back-to-back Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher posted a 4.476-second pass at 331.53 mph Friday night to highlight a record-setting opening day of Pro qualifying at the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing. Seven of eight National Trail Raceway records fell by the wayside in the opening two sessions of the $1.5 million race, the eighth of 23 on the POWERade tour. The elapsed times of Funny Car's Robert Hight (4.715), Pro Stock's Dave Connolly (6.693), and Pro Stock Motorcycle's Andrew Hines (7.038) placed them atop their respective fields, although they had to share the spotlight with...
  • NHRA attracts youth to Army

    05/08/2006 6:33:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 121+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Zachary Unsell
    COMMERCE, Ga. (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) – The Army-sponsored Youth and Education Services Program left its mark on busloads of young adults at the National Hot Rod Association Drag Racing Championship in Commerce, Ga., May 5. Created in 1989, YES uses drag racing to focus youth on education, the importance of setting goals and the realization of career opportunities. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Henderson, noncommissioned officer in charge of the U.S. Army Drag Racing Program, Accession Support Brigade, Mission Support Battalion, said he feels that programs like YES are very important to the Army and to growing youth....
  • John Force Sets Track Record: 4.686 at 329.58 mph

    05/06/2006 9:13:33 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 41 replies · 487+ views
    NHRA ^ | 05/05/2006 | Rob Geiger
    This is a new track record, just a shade off the current national record of 4.66 333.58, also held by Force "Living legend John Force celebrated his 57th birthday with a No. 1 qualifying effort at the 26th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. Force (pictured) used a track-record 4.686 at 329.58 mph to make himself the early favorite at a race he's won seven times in the past. Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined Force on the low qualifier's podium." snip Look at all the people who qualified in...
  • Brush With Death (Video of Amazing Crash)

    05/02/2006 2:42:01 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 7 replies · 1,708+ views
    CNN | 5/2/06
    Top fuel driver Cory McClenathan talks about how he cheated death and survived a fiery crash (May 2) Crash video
  • Cory Mac Crashes at 330 mph - he's ok!

    04/29/2006 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 10 replies · 604+ views
    Green County On-Line ^ | 04/29/2006 | Joe Byrd
    BRISTOL – Cory McClenathan cheated death Friday night during the second round of Top Fuel qualifying for the NHRA O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals when he walked away from what looked like a devastating crash. Near the end of his run at more than 330 mph McClenathan’s dragster snapped in two right behind the cockpit, went up the air, erupted into a fireball and slammed into the retaining wall. Amazingly and in a testament to the engineering put into an NHRA dragster, McClenathan climbed from the smoldering pile of wreckage himself and was talking to track safety officials before all the...