Pro Mod star Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel ace Austin Prock join host Brian Lohnes for this episode of the NHRA Insider. The two drivers are among the elite in their respective categories for performance both on the starting line and beyond. They approach their jobs with the kind of intensity rarely found in the sport, and both guys have great insight to share on how they do what they do and what the rest of the 2022 season has in store.
For Barnett, the Charlotte four-wide race final is a sticking point and one that he will not soon forget. Nearly pulling off a win after a calamity brough on by other competitors, he talks about the memorable and jumbled-up run. Barnett talks about the intensity of NHRA Pro Mod, the need for the class to stay quarter-mile, the recent infusion of sponsors and excitement, and what it all means for 250-mph doorslammer drag racing going forward. Truly a fun conversation with a racer's racer.
Prock's last two races have been far stronger than the races that preceded them. Prock talks about the team, the maturation process, an incredibly successful Virginia for John Force Racing, and how his program will evolve as the season grinds toward the Countdown to the Championship. Currently sitting fifth in the points and seeking a first win of the season, he recaps Virginia and looks toward a busy June in NHRA Drag Racing.
Two great drivers who are striving to make it to the top.