The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Heads to the zMAX Dragway for Exciting NHRA Four-Wide Nationals – Motor Sports NewsWire – Motor Sports Newswire | Gmx Pharm


CONCORD, NC — April 13, 2022 — (Motor Sports NewsWire) — The signature event at the zMAX Dragway is also one of motorsport’s most incredible experiences as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns for the ‘Bellagio of the Drag Strips’ April 29th through May 1 for the thrill known as the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

The event is the sixth of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA season and is a showcase for the unique and spectacular spectacle of four 11,000hp nitro machines hurtling down the track simultaneously. The four-wide format launched on zMAX Dragway in 2010 and became an instant fan favorite. With four qualifying rounds scheduled for the Charlotte race, including an exciting Friday night night session, exhibition runs, multiple classes in action and more, the latest edition of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will no doubt be packed with incredible moments.

The top stars of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle will also be looking to claim a signature win in the second foursome of the season. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all clinched victories in Charlotte last year and this year’s race will be televised again on Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

Torrence, the reigning four-time World Champion in Top Fuel, has become nearly unbeatable in the four-wide setup at Charlotte and has recorded wins in the last four four-wide races. That has helped the Texan and current championship leader have a total of six wins at the zMAX Dragway, and he’s also hoping for his first win in the class in an already remarkable 2022. The first four events featured four different winners including Justin Ashley, Mike Salinas, Tripp Tatum and Brittany Force and the depth was impressive. With a talent pool that also includes Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Doug Kalitta, Leah Pruett, Shawn Langdon, Clay Millican, Austin Prock and Josh Hart, Charlotte could see a fifth different winner in 2022.

In Funny Car, Force won his second Four Wide event in Charlotte last year, 11 years after winning the first Four Wide race at the zMAX Dragway. The legendary 16-times world champion has three victories on the course and, after his first win of the season, is in a loaded funny car class. Matt Hagan, Robert Hight, who has six wins in Charlotte, and defending champion Ron Capps have been the dominant forces this season, scoring all four wins in 2022, but there are plenty of other top talents like Cruz Pedregon, who are leading the race won 2018 Bob Tasca III, Alexis DeJoria, Tim Wilkerson who has two Charlotte wins, JR Todd and Blake Alexander.

Pro Stock Motorcycle put on a show in Charlotte last spring when ideal conditions resulted in record speeds and spectacular runs throughout the weekend. Johnson pulled off a string of strong runs, including what was then the fastest pass on a Suzuki, en route to his first win in seven years. That propelled the veteran into the best season of his career, winning three races and finishing third in points. To earn another Four-Wide victory, Johnson will be up against a talented field that includes Gainesville winner Karen Stoffer, reigning world champion Matt Smith, Eddie Krawiec, three-time world champion Angelle Sampey, Joey Gladstone, Jerry Savoie and Angie Smith belong .

The event also features exciting competitions in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which features some of the sport’s top drivers, as well as the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown. Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Mod and Factory Stock Showdown will all race in the four-wide format, with the race being the first-ever four-wide setup for drivers at the Factory Stock Showdown. The race is also the first shootout of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, with eight young drivers battling for victory. The finals will take place on Sunday and will be shown during the FS1 broadcast.

Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Association racers will also be issuing show passes over the weekend. On Saturday, Toyota-sponsored drivers will be signing autographs at the Toyota Midway Display at 10:45 am, while fans can visit Nitro School throughout the weekend to learn more about how the cars work and achieve their blistering speeds.

Fans of the zMAX Dragway can enjoy the special pre-race ceremonies introducing and celebrating each of the drivers racing for the prestigious Wally on Sunday and including the fan-favorite SealMaster Track Walk. The final experience not to be missed at any NHRA event is the Circle Celebration on Sunday following the conclusion of the race, where fans are invited to congratulate the winners of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

As always, fans will also receive an exclusive pit pass to the world’s most powerful and sensual motorsport attraction in Charlotte. This unique opportunity gives fans a unique chance to see teams in action, service their hot rods between rounds, get autographs from their favorite NHRA drivers and more. Fans can also visit NHRA’s popular Nitro Alley and Manufacturers Midway, where sponsors and race providers create an exciting atmosphere that includes interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and fun for the whole family. The new Pep Boys Midway Display will include tire change challenges, oil change challenges, a slot car track and more, adding even more excitement to the Midway.

Qualifying for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will consist of two rounds at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 29, and the final two qualifying rounds on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m . Final eliminations are scheduled for 11:00 am CT on Sunday, April 24th. Television coverage will include qualifying action on FS1 on Friday at 7:00pm ET, Sunday at 10:30am ET and then elimination action on Sunday at 7:30pm ET.

To purchase NHRA Four-Wide Nationals tickets, please visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 800-455-3267. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free in the general admission areas with a paying adult. For more information about NHRA, visit www.nhra.com.

About Camping World Holdings, Inc.

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About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, California, the NHRA is the primary sanctioning agency for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA offers riders of all skill levels opportunities to compete in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5-17. With over 120 member tracks, NHRA enables racers to compete in a variety of locations nationally and internationally. The NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) program reaches over 30,000 students annually to spark their interest in automotive and racing careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to watch all national NHRA events as well as exclusive features from the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway in Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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