Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
Nevada race fans turned out in huge numbers to enjoy great Las Vegas weather and the fourth event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
NHRA’s world-famous open pits drew hordes of fans eager to rub elbows with the NHRA racers.
NHRA stars Richie Crampton, Alex Laughlin, Andrew Hines, and Matt Hagan took met fans and signed autographs at the Mello Yello display.
Seven-foot-8 George Bell, Guinness Book of Records holder as America’s tallest man, found himself in some tall company with three of NHRA’s best Funny Car racers, Robert Hight, Don Prudhomme, and John Force The Las Vegas resident is attending his first NHRA event.
You don’t see many ties in the Funny Car pits, but veteran Gary Densham is breaking that trend thanks to a new partnership with GoTie.com, “the world’s fastest necktie.” His crew also were sporting them throughout the run.
NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Top Fuel driver Clay Millican taught some fuel-racing basics to the fans in the pits in the popular Nitro School session.
Katie Sullivan is one of six women competing this weekend in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. She and her father Charlie were not able to qualify with their Suzuki.
Bob Tasca III’s Motorcraft Mustang is sporting backing this weekend from Auto Alert. Tasca ended No. 7 in the Funny Car field after a 3.928 best.
The NHRA on FOX team – from left, Amanda Busick, Bruno Massel Jr., Tony Pedregon, and Lewis Bloom -- went four-wide at the Denso display competing with bicycle-powered slot cars.
The DHL “Yella Fellas” of Richie Crampton’s crew had to do some impromptu refueling after Crampton and his qualifying mates had to be shut off on the starting line after Brittany Force had problems after her burnout.
Veteran wheelstander driver Ed "the Outlaw" Jones put on a show for the fans with the Jelly Belly Candyland Stage.