NHRA Matt Hagan Robert Hight

Photos by Andrew Chen

The 30th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals is set to take place this weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona where we’ll see the best of the best in drag racing duke it out in the desert.

John Force is looking to keep his win streak alive after having qualified first as well as winning the season opener in Pomona. John goes into Phoenix with a 50 point lead over his arch rival Matt Hagan, but that doesn’t mean he can turn on the cruise control; teammates Robert Hight and Courtney Force are also hungry for their first win of 2014.

NHRA Doug Kalitta Khalid alBalooshi

On the Top Fuel side, a mere six points separates series leaders Khalid alBalooshi and Doug Kalitta. Our recent interview with Don Schumacher Racing driver Antron Brown reveals the gold and silver teams of Al-Anabi racing as the ones to beat this year.

Hopefully we’ll get to see plenty of clean, incident-free racing this weekend in Phoenix. If Pomona was any indicator of how this season is going to play out, we’re definitely in for a treat!

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