There was a time when Doug Kalitta and his NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel team started each season with a bang.
NHRA’s pecking order can change quickly, depending on who reads a track properly during eliminations and who doesn’t as last week’s Maple Grove race proved? So, who will take the lead this weekend in North Carolina?
The 38th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway got an extra day of fun on the books thanks a washout on Sunday.
The balance of the Countdown field are Kalitta Motorsports’ Doug Kalitta (still looking for win No. 50), Mike Salinas’ Scrappers Racing, Austin Prock of John Force Racing, Clay Millican and Josh Hart in tenth place.
This year’s Countdown is set to be a doozy with very few winners already a given.
The Nats are more than the next stop on the chase for a champion, with the Pep Boys Funny Car All Star Callout, Mission’s #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, Dodge’s annual HEMI Challenge and the Rooftec NHRA Competition Eliminator Cash Clash all mixing with multiple race series.
The second even in the three part Western Swing will feature a visit from a racing legend as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is set to serve as Grand Marshal for the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
The NHRA said goodbye to Bandimere Speedway in Denver with a thrilling weekend of racing.
This weekend’s Dodge Nationals will not only be the typical Rocky Mountain challenge for the racers, but a deeply personal farewell to the racetrack for many.
One thing about NHRA’s Camping World Drag Racing Series: you’ll never know who’s going to be the winner of any given race.