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September 7, 2003 | Martin Henderson
Tom Compton, president of the Glendora-based Powerade NHRA Drag Racing Series, acknowledged that he was arrested last month for driving under the influence of alcohol. Compton, of Palos Verdes, was arrested in San Pedro shortly after midnight Aug. 13 by Los Angeles Police, and released 10 hours later. Compton called sponsors Thursday and briefly addressed drivers and team owners Friday in the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, the series' biggest event.
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September 7, 2003 | Martin Henderson
Tom Compton, president of the Glendora-based Powerade NHRA Drag Racing Series, acknowledged that he was arrested last month for driving under the influence of alcohol. Compton, of Palos Verdes, was arrested in San Pedro shortly after midnight Aug. 13 by Los Angeles Police, and released 10 hours later. Compton called sponsors Thursday and briefly addressed drivers and team owners Friday in the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, the series' biggest event.
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November 3, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In nearly 50 years as drag racing's premier organization, the National Hot Rod Assn. has had only two presidents, Wally Parks, its founder, and Dallas Gardner. Tom Compton, executive vice president and general manager of the Glendora-based sanctioning body, will become the third, effective Jan. 1, as part of a major overhaul of the NHRA's top administration. His appointment was announced by Parks here Tuesday at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (SEMA) show.
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February 1, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wally Parks and Dallas Gardner guided the National Hot Rod Assn. through its first 50 years--49, actually--as it evolved from a group of drag racing enthusiasts into the world's largest motor racing sanctioning body. Now Tom Compton is poised to lead the Glendora-based organization to even loftier heights. Compton, 41, became the NHRA's third president when he took over from Gardner in January 2000.
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February 1, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wally Parks and Dallas Gardner guided the National Hot Rod Assn. through its first 50 years--49, actually--as it evolved from a group of drag racing enthusiasts into the world's largest motor racing sanctioning body. Now Tom Compton is poised to lead the Glendora-based organization to even loftier heights. Compton, 41, became the NHRA's third president when he took over from Gardner in January 2000.
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September 2, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
John Force has known triumph and tragedy on the track, but now the drag-racing legend is having to battle back from a financial 1-2 punch. Two of Force's biggest sponsors, Ford and Castrol motor oil, recently announced separately that they plan to pull their support after the 2014 season, a major setback for his four-car team based in Yorba Linda. Both companies, in so many words, said they were looking for better returns on their marketing spending than they could earn where Force competes, in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello Series.
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February 4, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Kevin Carter, Orlando Pace, Stephen Davis --"Up Close," today, 2:30 p.m., ESPN, and midnight, ESPN2 * LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw, NHRA president Tom Compton --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6-7 p.m., KIEV (870) * Mia St. John, Angel Manfreddy --"Ringside With Johnny Ortiz," Saturday, 9-10 p.m., KRLA (1110) * Wayne Gretzky, John Elway --"Goin' Deep," Sunday, 9 p.m.
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February 1, 2008 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
The National Hot Rod Assn.'s planned sale of its professional racing series was derailed on Thursday when shareholders of a Santa Monica company voted not to complete the $121-million deal. The proposed sale, which NHRA founder Wally Parks blessed months before his death in October 2007, would have transferred the Powerade Drag Racing Series, NHRA's Pomona headquarters building and other assets to HD Partners Acquisition Corp.
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August 31, 2006 | Jim Peltz
NHRA drag racing took a page from NASCAR and other major sports Wednesday and unveiled a playoff system for its top series to heighten fan interest starting next year. The National Hot Rod Assn. also unveiled its 2007 schedule for the Powerade Drag Racing Series, which will follow tradition by starting its 23-race season at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in February and ending there in early November.
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December 4, 2001 | Shav Glick
The worst-kept secret in drag racing became a reality Monday when Powerade sports drink became the title sponsor for the National Hot Rod Assn.'s professional series for the next five years. Powerade will replace Winston, which had sponsored NHRA events for 27 years before being forced out by tobacco's Master Settlement Agreement with the government. A tobacco brand can be used in only one sport and R.J.
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November 3, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In nearly 50 years as drag racing's premier organization, the National Hot Rod Assn. has had only two presidents, Wally Parks, its founder, and Dallas Gardner. Tom Compton, executive vice president and general manager of the Glendora-based sanctioning body, will become the third, effective Jan. 1, as part of a major overhaul of the NHRA's top administration. His appointment was announced by Parks here Tuesday at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (SEMA) show.
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January 25, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Night drag racing, once a weekly staple for Southern California hot rod enthusiasts, will return this summer for one big weekend in Pomona. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Hot Rod Assn., a three-day event is planned for July 5-7 at Pomona Raceway, where the 2001 season will start next week with the annual Winternationals.
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February 5, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Hot Rod Assn. started its 50th anniversary season with the Auto Zone Winternationals Sunday, but it may be the last with Winston as its sponsor. For 27 years the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. brand of cigarette has been the title name for the drag racing series. Under terms of the Master Settlement Agreement in 1998, relating to tobacco advertising, each tobacco company will be permitted only one series or event using a brand name starting in 2002. R.J.
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