NHRA 50th Anniversary News Library

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1960s
               
Hobb, N.M.'s Buddy Garner: NHRA
drag racing's first world champ
1960
NHRA adds second event: the Winternationals 1960
Harris wins Nationals Top Eliminator title 1960
NHRA's new publication: National DRAGSTER 1960
First national records set at Inyokern 1960
NHRA unveils new national points system 1960
Indy Raceway Park to open Sept. 11 1960
No gal drivers at 'Big Go' 1960
First glimpse of 1961 drag rules 1960
New eliminator system developed 1960
Chrisman wins 1961 World Champion
of Drag Racing title with 550 points
1961
Hill sets top time; low ET at Caddo Mills 1961
Indy gets O.K. for '61 National Drags 1961
Chrisman takes first Winternationals victory 1961
Thompson's Pontiacs set kilo, mile records 1961
1961 rules require upholstery in all cars 1961
Harrell wins Stock, Super Stock at Amarillo 1961
First Stock eliminator records set 1961
McEwen wins Lions NHRA opener 1961
Michigan invader Kalitta wins at Lions 1961
Partridge begins long career with
NHRA as Southwest Division Director
1962
Chrisman is Indy's '62 Mr. Eliminator 1962
Garlits-Swingle down Kalitta in match race 1962
Moody turns 7.96, Ivo 190 at Pomona event 1962
Dragmaster Dart is Winternats champion 1962
27 new records set at Winternationals 1962
Hale, Robinson head California State Champs 1962
Dragmaster Dart sets 8.63, 176.12 record 1962
Collett, Chrisman claim SoCal Championships 1962
Stock cars set 29 records in Southwest Division 1962
Garlits wins 1963 Big Go West 1963
"Xmas Tree" starting system at '63 Big Go 1963
Vodnik upsets Garlits for Nationals title 1963
Winternationals Class Eliminator championships 1963
Parks assumes full-time position as
National Hot Rod Association director
1963
Flame-proof driving suits mandatory in fuel cars 1963
NHRA to lift fuel-car ban in 1964 1963
Gas burners will be NHRA's Big Leaguers in '63 1963
1963 season opens at Pomona 1963
Garlits wins Gas vs. Fuel Challenge 1963
Garlits cracks the 200-mph barrier
on a dual-record-shattering blast
1964
Williams takes Winternats Top Fuel title 1964
Garlits scores his first Nationals title 1964
World champs decided at final two races 1964
Parks pens tribute NHRA pioneer Ryan 1964
'Manufacturers Cup' to honor builders 1964
Williams, Ongais Hot Rod mag winners 1964
Buster Couch new NHRA Division Director 1964
New national driver license program 1964
Bristol Dragway will host Springnationals 1964
'Snake' wins his first Nationals title,
backing up Winternationals victory
1965
FIA status granted to NHRA 1965
Prudhomme scores first victory at Winternats 1965
Rupp wins first Springnationals title 1965
Will Garlits retire after wild ride? 1965
Garlits dominates "Smokersfield" March Meet 1965
Dual 203s highlight Detroit match 1965
Eddie Hill wins hometown race 1965
Safford hits 200 at Carlsbad 1965
World Champions decided in Tulsa 1965
Robinson breaks a five-year winless
drought to claim World Championship
1966
Snively/Hawaiian win again, take Indy crown 1966
Mulligan pops first six at Carlsbad event 1966
Plans made for OCIR 'stadium' supertrack 1966
Hill calls it a career ... for now 1966
Hawaiian wins Winternationals again 1966
Surf's up! Sorokin wins Bakersfield 1966
New Funny Car class rules outlined 1966
NHRA stages first international event 1966
Nix nixes Springnats Top Fuel field 1966
Kalitta makes Ford a winner in Top Fuel 1967
'Snake' tops 'Mogoose' in six-filled thriller 1967
Garlits runs first six en route to
shaving Top Fuel again at Indy
1967
Osborn clinches Top Fuel World Championship 1967
New 'Funny Cars' star at Irwindale 1967
Snively cuts Ford triple crown bid 1967
Robinson chalks up 7.08 fuel record 1967
Car Craft announces All-Star Team concept 1967
OCIR opens To 14,000 with Warren's 6.89 1967
California Ford power rules Springnationals 1967
Carbone captures his first major title 1968
Garlits claims Springnationals Top Fuel title 1968
Osborn repeats as Top Fuel Champion
with second straight Tulsa victory
1968
It's Garlits again at Indy with third win 1968
NHRA adds Funny Car to '69 program 1968
Warren takes Winternats title on solo 1968
New Jersey site to host Springnationals 1968
Brown over Garlits at first PDA meet 1968
Borsch takes Irwindale Fuel Altered contest 1968
World Finals on closed circuit television 1968
Dunn bounces longshot Babler for March Meet win 1969
Modern Dallas facility hosts Springnationals 1969
Gatornationals, Summernationals added to tour 1969
New Supernationals to feature richest purse 1969
'Ohio George' puts away AA/Gas field 1969
Wild action highlights 15th Nationals;
'Snake' becomes two-time Indy champ
1969
Beebe & Mulligan capture Pomona fuel title 1969
NHRA introduces new eliminator trophy 1969
Garlits, Parks first Car Craft honorees 1969
Pro Stock becomes official NHRA eliminator 1969