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By STAN DILLON | April 25, 1993
"It felt fantastic, absolutely fantastic," said Dave McCarthy, describing how he felt after the biggest win of his career.Last Sunday, the Westminster driver overpowered the competition in the Pepsi 1st State National Open at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del.McCarthy was paired against Keith Sloan of Maspeth, N.Y., in the sixth and final round of Super Comp competition. Sloan had a .488 reaction to McCarthy's .500, but McCarthy was the quicker of the two and took the victory.McCarthy ran a 8.914 seconds/157.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 1996
Robert McCraw, 31, has been racing motorcycles for just a few years but the Sykesville resident already ranks near the top 10 in the country on the American Motorcyclist Association Pro-Star circuit.Like several other Carroll County riders, McCraw switched from cars to motorcycle racing for the speed."I went to the drag races a lot with my father," said McCraw. "My father raced cars in the '70s and '80s. I wanted to go fast and instead of pouring my money in cars, I got a motorcycle instead where it is cheaper to go faster."
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By Stanley C. Dillon | January 19, 1992
At an age when most drivers are retired or thinking about calling itquits, 46-year-old Dave McCarthy is shooting for rookie honors in the National Hot Rod Association Super Comp drag racing series.Racing isn't new for McCarthy, but after sitting out 20 years, the Westminster native is driving as if he never left.McCarthy drove in the super stock and E-stock division from 1960 to 1969. He raced at Quasco, Old Dominion and York U.S. 30, now-defunct strips in Virginia and Pennsylvania. When finances stopped him from doing things his way, he called it quits.
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By STAN DILLON | April 10, 1994
Not many people have become involved in drag racing as much as Bruce Combs. In addition to operating a drywall business, Combs finds time to maintain and race dragsters throughout the East Coast. He races regionals and nationals each weekend from March through October.When he isn't racing a National Hot Rod Association event on the road, he races locally at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia. This weekend, Combs will be competing in the sixth annual Winston Invitational in Rockingham, N.C.Combs, 45, has been around drag racing most of his life.
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By Stanley C. Dillon | July 26, 1992
Lee Howe of Westminster has been drag racing since 1977. The 33-year-old father of two has been a consistent competitor at the 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County. When he started, he turned the quarter-mile in 15 seconds. Today, he is going almost twice as fast in his Super Comp dragster.Howe started hanging out with Mike Mathias and others who were into drag racing. He went with them, learned about engines, enjoyed it and became hooked.He started racing with a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle.
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By STAN DILLON | April 10, 1994
Not many people have become involved in drag racing as much as Bruce Combs. In addition to operating a drywall business, Combs finds time to maintain and race dragsters throughout the East Coast. He races regionals and nationals each weekend from March through October.When he isn't racing a National Hot Rod Association event on the road, he races locally at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia. This weekend, Combs will be competing in the sixth annual Winston Invitational in Rockingham, N.C.Combs, 45, has been around drag racing most of his life.
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By Stanley C. Dillion | December 22, 1991
Jim Fleming of Union Bridge has been working on his car since the racing season ended a month ago.Most drag racers don't have an off-season, especially if they are preparing, like Fleming, for the earlynational events that begin in March.He drives his 1987 Pontiac Firebird in two classes: the Super Comp class in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) competition and the Top Sportsman Class in IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) competition.The Super Comp class is the swiftest of the three Super categories.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 1996
Robert McCraw, 31, has been racing motorcycles for just a few years but the Sykesville resident already ranks near the top 10 in the country on the American Motorcyclist Association Pro-Star circuit.Like several other Carroll County riders, McCraw switched from cars to motorcycle racing for the speed."I went to the drag races a lot with my father," said McCraw. "My father raced cars in the '70s and '80s. I wanted to go fast and instead of pouring my money in cars, I got a motorcycle instead where it is cheaper to go faster."
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By Staff Report | July 19, 1992
Westminster drivers had an explosion of wins the weekend after the Fourth of July.It was a great victory for Westminster's Todd Harris as he won the Super Comp Class at the NHRA Summer Nationals at Englishtown, N.J., with a dialing of 8.90 and running a pro tree.Also participating from Westminster were Lee Howe, Dave McCarthy and the Davis family. Bruce Combs competed in the super gas.Gary Stuhler of Westminster set the pace from the pole at Hagerstown in the 25-lap late-model feature on Sunday.
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By Staff report | April 12, 1992
Brian Fandell of Mount Airy was runner-up Sunday in the Winston Invitational at Rockingham, N.C., in the Super Comp class for motorcycles. Tim Peters, driving the Peters & Combs Dragster, made it to the second round before losing a close race.Peters was joined by Westminster residents Lee Howe, Todd Harris and David McCarthy, who all wentout in the first round.In other auto racing news:* Jim Fleming of Union Bridge won the Class I and Top Dog title over Class II winner George Owens. Ray Lewis of Woodbine and Larry Mayne of Mount Airy reached the semifinal round in Class I. In Class II, Mike Hoff and Rick Waxter, both of Westminster, and Scott Lowman of Woodbine reached the semifinals.
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By STAN DILLON | April 25, 1993
"It felt fantastic, absolutely fantastic," said Dave McCarthy, describing how he felt after the biggest win of his career.Last Sunday, the Westminster driver overpowered the competition in the Pepsi 1st State National Open at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del.McCarthy was paired against Keith Sloan of Maspeth, N.Y., in the sixth and final round of Super Comp competition. Sloan had a .488 reaction to McCarthy's .500, but McCarthy was the quicker of the two and took the victory.McCarthy ran a 8.914 seconds/157.
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By Stanley C. Dillon | July 26, 1992
Lee Howe of Westminster has been drag racing since 1977. The 33-year-old father of two has been a consistent competitor at the 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County. When he started, he turned the quarter-mile in 15 seconds. Today, he is going almost twice as fast in his Super Comp dragster.Howe started hanging out with Mike Mathias and others who were into drag racing. He went with them, learned about engines, enjoyed it and became hooked.He started racing with a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle.
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By Staff Report | July 19, 1992
Westminster drivers had an explosion of wins the weekend after the Fourth of July.It was a great victory for Westminster's Todd Harris as he won the Super Comp Class at the NHRA Summer Nationals at Englishtown, N.J., with a dialing of 8.90 and running a pro tree.Also participating from Westminster were Lee Howe, Dave McCarthy and the Davis family. Bruce Combs competed in the super gas.Gary Stuhler of Westminster set the pace from the pole at Hagerstown in the 25-lap late-model feature on Sunday.
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By Stanley C. Dillon | January 19, 1992
At an age when most drivers are retired or thinking about calling itquits, 46-year-old Dave McCarthy is shooting for rookie honors in the National Hot Rod Association Super Comp drag racing series.Racing isn't new for McCarthy, but after sitting out 20 years, the Westminster native is driving as if he never left.McCarthy drove in the super stock and E-stock division from 1960 to 1969. He raced at Quasco, Old Dominion and York U.S. 30, now-defunct strips in Virginia and Pennsylvania. When finances stopped him from doing things his way, he called it quits.
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By Stanley C. Dillion | December 22, 1991
Jim Fleming of Union Bridge has been working on his car since the racing season ended a month ago.Most drag racers don't have an off-season, especially if they are preparing, like Fleming, for the earlynational events that begin in March.He drives his 1987 Pontiac Firebird in two classes: the Super Comp class in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) competition and the Top Sportsman Class in IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) competition.The Super Comp class is the swiftest of the three Super categories.
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By Stanley C. Dillon | March 31, 1991
Tim Peters is on a hot streak.It's a winning streak that could take him to the Divisional Championship at the Spring Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, in June.The 33-year-old Westminster resident recently earned $1,200 by winning the Super Street Class at the Northeast Divisional in the FirstState Pepsi Open National at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del.By virtue of his win, Peters is currently in first place by 100 points inthe TRW Division I point standings as he prepares to go to the May 3-5 finals at Englishtown, N.J. If he wins or does better than his nearest challenger, he will represent Division I at the Spring Nationals.
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