For drag racer Don Prudhomme and photographer Richard Shute, the word ‘legend’ usually comes pretty close to their names in a sentence.
Don “Snake” Prudhomme isn’t finished winning. The standout drag racer who has earned wins as both a driver and team owner in NHRA’s Camping World Drag Racing Series, has developed a love of off-road racing and wanted to prove himself in one of the most difficult competitions in the world, the 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000.
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme may have stepped away from professional drag racing, but his competitive juices still fiercely burn. The NHRA standout – in both Top Fuel and Funny Car racing – recently turned his activities to the dirt, where he’s twice raced in Baja, California’s Mexican 1000.
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme will return to the Baja peninsula this year over five decades after missing his first chance to compete in the grueling Mexican 1000 off-road race.
This should be fun! NHRA fans have decided the first round match-ups for NHRA’s “Unfinished Business” competition.
Tom McEwen always played to a good crowd.
McEwen, 81, passed on June 10, 2018, leaving behind a legendary history.
“We’re gonna do it right for the NORRA race this year.” That was what Don “The Snake” Prudhomme said regarding his return to the notorious Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 desert race in 2018. And he wasn’t lying!
Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, four-time NHRA Funny Car champion and drag racing legend, is best known for his performance in the Funny Car field – but he’s also got serious experience with desert racing on Mexico’s Baja peninsula.
Fans have the opportunity to decide the most important Funny Car in the class’ history.