Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
Virginia fans have returned in large numbers to their state’s signature drag race and flooded the pits to meet the stars of the sport.
The VMP grandstands also were crowded with fans eager for the teams to "send it" for another high-horsepower blast.
Joe Santangelo II found the traction very much to his liking as he skied out the front tires of his B/SA '69 Camaro.
A quartet of reigning past NHRA Mello Yello champions –- Steve Torrence, Erica Enders, Rob Capps, and Andrew Hines -– met fans at the Mello Yello autograph session in the pits before the day’s opening qualifying session.
John Force Racing’s Chris Cunningham, who works with Jimmy Prock on Robert Hight’s AAA Camaro Funny Car, joined NHRA’s Alan Reinhart for the popular Nitro School segment in the pits to teach some fuel-racing basics to the fans.
There’s no shortage of good-looking Sportsman cars on hand, including Bill Phillips' W&T Pipeline Construction '19 Corvette Super Gasser.
Dan Fletcher, whose 104 career wins rank him third alltime in NHRA victories, brought out both his Super Stock Camaro and a Top Dragster to the event seeking to tie Frank Manzo for second place with 105 wins, but lost early in both classes.
Pro Stock racer Wally Stroupe’s SRC Motorsports Camaro is now carrying the banner for Strutmasters.com in addition to continued backing from Grainger Commercial Grading.
Kurt Elliott and the DHL Top Fuel team prepare to fire up Richie Crampton’s ride.
Super Comp racer Michele Costa lost a wheel while racing Sherman Adcock Jr. during the quarterfinals at the Virginia NHRA Nationals but safely came to a stop halfway down the dragstrip. [Video]
The NHRA on FOX crew zoomed in on former Pro Stock champ Erica Enders and crew as they prepared for a qualifying run with the Elite Performance/Melling Engines Parts Camaro.
A Q4 blower backfire did some serious damage to Bob Tasca III's Mustang body.
Audrey Worm was ecstatic after she recorded her first three-second run in Top Fuel to secure a spot in the field.