Tony Pedregon joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of NHRA Insider to set the scene and the storylines for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston this weekend. The event, planned to be the last national event at this facility, is sure to be a real barn burner. There's a killer weather forecast on tap, and the fields are jammed with the best drag racers in the world. There's something special to be said about winning the last event at a facility, especially one with the legacy and history that Houston Raceway Park has.
When we look across the spectrum of stories, a few jump to the fore. In Top Fuel, can Brittany Force maintain the torrid pace she set in Las Vegas on the starting line and to the finish line? Can Leah Pruett keep up her starting-line game? Can Mike Salinas rebound from his mistake? In Pro Stock, can Erica Enders go two for two after calling her shot in Las Vegas? This track has more meaning to her than perhaps anyone else, so all eyes will be on the red Camaro. How does Matt Smith run on his new Suzuki? Does Karen Stoffer continue her crushing performance from Gainesville? Finally, in Funny Car, which of the "Big Three" wins this week? Or does another driver interrupt the Robert Hight/Matt Hagan/Ron Capps party?
This show covers it all and goes into depth. Listen up!