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NHRA Carolinas Nationals - This Weekend!

By 55Stepside

This weekend at zMAX Dragway the second annual NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sept. 17 - 20! The best drag racers in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series return to the Bellagio of drag strips to kick off the series' Countdown to 1 and go head-to-head to compete for a chance at the title. On Sunday, history will be made at zMAX Dragway when modern NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and NHRA Funny Cars race four wide at more than 300 mph in special exhibition races before the final round of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals!

Eight lucky drag racing fans will take part in a history-making event when they get the opportunity to stand behind the starter as Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars race four wide at zMAX Dragway on Sunday, Sept. 20, during the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
Earlier this month zMAX Dragway and NHRA officials announced that for the first time in NHRA history, modern Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars will race four lanes, four wide and unleash 32,000 horsepower on the Bellagio of drag strips. Eight fans will get to feel the force of all that horsepower and smell the nitro as they stand behind the starter on both sets of lanes when the cars launch from the starting line.

"Fans are the backbone of this sport and we felt they needed to be a part of this history-making exhibition," said Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. president. "Those eight lucky fans will definitely have the experience of a lifetime Sunday as they feel 32,000 horsepower at point-blank range at zMAX Dragway."
Fans will have a chance to be up front and center as history is made by signing up at specially marked booths on Friday and Saturday. Names will be randomly selected and the eight lucky fans in attendance will be announced Sunday morning during pre-race activities.
The drivers for each of the four-wide exhibition races will be determined that day among those who lose in the first round of eliminations. Drivers who have the higher standing in the NHRA championship points order will be given the first opportunity to participate in the unique exhibition

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rhonda’s Profile Photo
Oct 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm
I hope there are pictures of this waiting for me that I haven't gotten to yet.
chevy66babe’s Profile Photo
Sep 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm
a great idea. I'm sure the fans will get a thrill out of that.
Strosek300ZX’s Profile Photo
Sep 21, 2009 at 9:57 pm
Sounds GOOD!
carfanatic1’s Profile Photo
Sep 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Sounds like something that would be pretty cool to see in person.
JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
Sep 18, 2009 at 11:18 am
Sounds exciting! I bet a lot of people will sign up.

TerryO’s Profile Photo
Sep 18, 2009 at 11:02 am
I will at home watching it on TV wishing I was standing behind one of the starters.

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