The great American Nobel prize winning author, Ernest Hemingway was quoted as saying, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” So that means if racing is a sport, racers are athletes, right? Right?!?
The end of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona brought with it two new champions, the retirement of others, and the crowning of the four drag racing champions at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Shawn Langdon showed up in late January at the former Firebird International Raceway five years ago, fresh off his second NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp world championship in preparation for a new career in the Top Fuel class with Morgan Lucas Racing.