Are you as bummed as we are missing out on this years Gatornationals? Let’s take the time to look back on some of the most memorable moments in Gatornats history!
In 2014 the star of Gatornationals was Erica Enders, she set the national speed record for Pro Stock at 214.69mph. It still holds up as the fastest Pro Stock car in Gainesville Raceway history to this day!
2005 Gatornational standout was Andrews Hines as he recorded the first six second pass ever in Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. Andrew and his Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod launched to a 6.991 pass and he won $10,000 as he was the first member of the Mickey Thompson Six-Second Pro Stock Bike Club.
In 2010 the spotlight was on the pair Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown. Tony had himself a weekend, producing the only 3.7 second run of the event, reset the speed record at 324.98mph, and ended up defeating teammate Antron Brown to take home the event. Antron was competing for the first time after a deadly crash in Phoenix three weeks prior and was running great, only to be bested in the end by Tony.
Chris Karamesines, legendary Top Fuel racer, may take the cake for the most unique memorable moment. In 1975 Chris crashed his Top Fuel Dragster after a tire blowout in the qualifying runs. Karamesines plated his dragster almost axle to axle in 24k karat gold and the crash sent bits and pieces of the gold into the crowd. Many different spectators ended up with debris from the crash. The NHRA displays a piece at their museum.
Greg Anderson was the star of the 2015 Gatornationals, the veteran Pro Stock racer beat Jason Line, KB Racing teammate. Anderson became just one of ten drivers to ever record their 75th win and he is racing for triple digits to this day with his current total of 91 wins!
What is your favorite moment in Gatornationals history? Let us know what we missed!