Creasy Back in Illinois

July 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Drag Racing, Funny Car

Two-time defending Nitro Funny Car champion returns from Edmonton hospital after accident at Castrol Raceway

Dale Creasy Jr. has started the long road to recovery. Though the details of his accident and injuries have been well-documented, what Creasy wants to bring to the forefront is the large outpouring of well-wishes, thoughts and prayers of the entire IHRA racing community....

Read the full article at IHRA And learn how you can help him as he struggles to cover the cost of the extensive surgeries that were required to reconstruct his left leg. Take a moment and check it out!

Low budget, yet big results

July 27, 2008 by  
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SONOMA - Alan Johnson, crew chief for NHRA Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher, is generally regarded as one of the best tuners on the NHRA drag racing circuit. And in all probability, he's paid accordingly.

Gary Densham will have six guys working on his Funny Car during this weekend's FRAM Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway. And the Bellflower native is sure, without throwing out any numbers, that Johnson makes more than his whole crew combined...

Read the full article by Curtis Pashelka in the Times-Herald Online where he talks with "Hot" Rod Fuller, Tim Wilkerson, and Del Worsham about comepting against the big money teams.

NHRA drags at Infineon

July 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Drag Racing

The engine of a Top-Fuel dragster can generate 7,000 horsepower and propel the vehicle through the quarter mile in less than 4.5 seconds while reaching a top speed of more than 330 miles an hour.

It probably took you longer than that to read the previous sentence. Words can't convey the experience of witnessing this phenomenon at close hand and tens of thousands of drag

racing fans will descend on Infineon Raceway this weekend to...

Read the full article by David Bollingin in the Sonoma Index-Tribune

Wyatt Back in the Saddle; Will Compete at Mopar Canadian Nationals

July 22, 2008 by  
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One month ago Corydon, Iowa Nitro Funny Car driver thought he was parked for remainder of 2008 season Corydon, Iowa (July 11, 2008) – After the President’s Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway Jack Wyatt, runner-up in the IHRA Nitro Funny Car championship points race the last two seasons, thought his season was over. Thanks to Rocky’s Harley Davidson in London, Ontario, Wyatt has a second chance.

Rocky’s Harley Davidson stepped in and agreed to...

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IHRA Stretch Run Starts at Northern Nationals Aug. 1-3 at US 131 Motorsports Park

July 22, 2008 by  
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NORWALK, OHIO (July 22, 2008) – The 2008 IHRA professional points chases are heating up, and with just four events remaining on the Knoll Gas Nitro Jam schedule the time is now for championship hopefuls.

The Torco Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich. will play a large part in determining who will end up at the top of the heap when all racing is completed this season. Aug. 1-3 IHRA’s biggest stage will host...

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ARC to Sponsor Andy Kelley’s Nitro Funny Car at Mopar Canadian Nationals

July 13, 2008 by  
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During the Mopar Canadian Nationals in Grand Bend, ARC (Applied Racing Components) will sponsor the Kelley Motorsports Nitro Funny Car. Andy Kelley finished number 5 in the 2007 Knoll Gas Nitro Funny Car standings and is on track for another great season in 2008.

“The Kelley’s are...

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Grand Bend Motorplex and IHRA Offer Special deals for Racers and Spectators at the Mopar …

July 13, 2008 by  
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The first program available is for all the racers in the Non Professional classes – Every racer who enters the Mopar Canadian Nationals will receive a Free Crew entry into the first IHRA Summit Pro Am race being held in Canada at Grand Bend Motorplex August 22-24th 2008. While this does not alleviate...

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NHRA debuts shorter track in Top Fuel, Funny Car

July 13, 2008 by  
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MORRISON, Colo. — John Force was searching for a sign telling him he'd reached the finish line at 1,000 feet.

The Funny Car driver is so accustomed to running a quarter-mile that he's not used to throwing out the parachutes and slamming on the brakes some 320 feet early.

Still, Force fully supports the...

Read the full article in the Houston Chronicle

Schumacher wins Top Fuel at Mile-High Nationals

July 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Drag Racing, Dragster, Funny Car

MORRISON - The trimming of the track did nothing to neutralize the nitro cars.

Racing on a 1,000-foot strip for the first time in NHRA history, Top Fuel dragster Tony Schumacher and Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson won their respective classes Sunday during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Schumacher didn't need the extra 320 feet of track to...

Read the full article in the Rocky Mountain News

Dale Creasy Jr. Recovering from Surgery; Will spend another 7-10 days at Royal Alexandra …

July 11, 2008 by  
Filed under Drag Racing, Funny Car, Top Fuel

After five hours of successful surgery to repair the severe leg injury suffered Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton, two-time defending IHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion Dale Creasy Jr. is recovering at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Creasy’s lower left leg was severely injured during his semifinal match-up when his transmission failed.

“The transmission was...

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Dale Creasy, Jr. was scheduled to have additional reconstructive surgeries on Wednesday and Thursday.