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The latest update as of July 29, 2001
So where were we?..... Oh yes, I remember now: punking out and saying "I'm
too tired to write this report, so I'm going to bed"... well, not exactly, but
close. Instead of pages and pages of the usual verbose prose, I've resorted
to the old trick (it sort of worked last week), of posting a heap of photos
for the easily amused in the audience.
You'll just have to wait another 24 hours... or so (yeah I know, back to
that old broken record promise) for the full report. Hey, there's only so
many hours in a day.... or years in a lifetime.... whichever comes first.
See ya tomorrow.
This isn't retouched: the air really is yellow (with nitro) as Craig Smith
warms up his new Leupold Top Fuel Dragster
Left: Didn't your mom ever warn you about the yellow sky?
Right: Renton's Ron Smith gets ready to make his contribution
Left: Smith stifles a yawn as the hemi cackles behind him
Right: While next door Don Sosenka explains fuel tuning to the fans
Left: I guess the warranty's expired on those tires eh, Don?
Right: Back next door, Smith's wondering what's happening out back
Left: Hey Gus, what's that babe doing in the trailer?
Right: Do not adjust your eyeballs, but COVER YOUR EARS!
Oregon's Dan McGlone warms up his "Insanity" flopper before the second
Left: "Dangerous Dan" pronounces everything ready to wreak havoc
Right: The Tim Gibson-driven Bill Miller car heads for the lanes
The ARMY is looking for people to climb that foam wall....
and win an "all expense paid 3-month vacation in Bosnia or Lebanon"
We had the good fortune (?) to listen to Miss Auburn 2001 absolutely murder
the Canadian anthem while this gigantic Canuck flag fluttered down
Ever wondered where all those great Drag Race Central race reports come from?
Here's Michael Jex and friends bringing them to you from the media centre
Left: At the other end of the trailer is the buffet and media workstations
Right: And the television with all those great instant replays
Left: Hang on guys... only a few more hours to go; don't crash & burn now
Right: We bid a "fond" farewell to the venerable (or is that venereal?) SIR office
Left: Here's the backup media centre... at least that's what I was told
Right: A closer inspection reveals the source of all those press releases
During one of the intermittent "sprinkles" of rain, I had a chance
to snap a couple of pics of the view from the finish line media centre
Left: Here's the media "grandstand" while the alcohol cars are running
Right:The three-wheeled Budweiser Prince limps back to the pits
That's all the reporting we've got time for tonight. Where's the alarm
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