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Wed, 2006-09-27 05:49
When it comes to drag racing, Richard Maskin has had very few peers.
The Michigan resident's resume includes several national event
victories and being the mastermind behind the NHRA Pro Stock
championship runs of veteran competitors Jim Yates and Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Mon, 2006-09-25 09:57
As is true with most people (drag racers of the male gender being a
possible exception), I love flowers. Every shape, size and color. From
long stem to short stem, I admire them all. But I have always pondered
one ironic phenomenon concerning flowers.
When you cut a flower and place it in a vase (for you male racers,
that’s a cylindrical object filled with water—similar to a puke tank
with the top removed), you are actually removing that flower from its
very source of life. Yet it continues to have the look of life and
vitality, even though the death process has already begun. With proper
care and nourishment, a flower may continue to look healthy for days or
even weeks, but eventually the death process overcomes the fragrance
and loveliness of even the heartiest and most beautiful blossom.
Wed, 2006-09-20 16:48
rumors had been swirling for months but last week they became reality.
Jack Beckman was officially named as the replacement for Whit Bazemore
in the days leading up to the originally scheduled NHRA TOYO Tires
The questions began as early as
Seattle. Would Bazemore return as the driver of the Don Schumacher
Racing Matco Tools Funny Car in 2007? Would Matco Tools renew their
contract at the end of 2006?
Mon, 2006-09-18 16:19
Opportunities to turn pro are precious and few in
Just ask Brady Kalivoda and Brad Plourd – gifted young
drivers from the state of Washington without major league rides.
Catching on with a corporate-backed team has been difficult and
frustrating for two of the area’s promising second-generation racers whose
fathers made their marks on Northwest strips.
Wed, 2006-09-13 20:00
Nobody would blame NHRA Pro Stock veteran Ron
Krisher if he decided to skip this weekend's Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals in
Reading, Pa. while he recovered from injuries sustained in a horrific crash
during eliminations at the 52nd Mac Tools U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis two
Wed, 2006-09-13 18:50
The clutch. There is no more critical component of
a drag racing vehicle, and in no other motorsport is it so important. Whether it
is a Pro Stock, Pro Modified, or a 7,000 horsepower nitro-burning Funny Car or Top Fuel dragster,
nothing else in drag racing determines the outcome of more runs down the track.
Too little clutch, and the car won’t “get up on the tire” or make a fast run.
Too much clutch, and the end result is likely tire shake in a Pro Stock or Pro
Mod, and tire spin in the fuel classes. Go to any drag strip around the country,
or the world for that matter, and you are bound to hear racers and crews talking
about the clutch in some sort of lingo: “we were light on that run,” “she was
locked up on that one,” “it was pretty soft,” or “welded it that time” are just
a few of the terms you are likely to hear.
Mon, 2006-09-11 20:00
It might seem odd, but perhaps no one has described Darrell Gwynn’s approach
to life better than a cosmetics entrepreneur from Texas.
Sun, 2006-09-10 20:00
September 11, 2001 and the impact
It began like an ordinary day, just another busy
Tuesday in the lives of countless millions.
Thu, 2006-09-07 18:00
On one weekend the careers of Blaine Johnson and Tony Schumacher