It's a Funny Car extravaganza on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Championship driver J.R. Todd and championship crew chief Dean Antonelli join host Brian Lohnes and talk about all the things going on to prepare for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. There's also a rather in-depth look into the 2022 Top Fuel season to get the show started.
Todd talks about the early GR Supra body testing that happened in Florida, his impressions of the new body, and what he's most enthusiastic about for 2022. It's an interesting conversation that gives the professional driver's outlook on what the upcoming season will look like. The tightness of the 2021 season was wild, and it sets the stage for what should be an incredible 22-race campaign this year. A good chat with a guy motivated to bring the heat in 2022.
Antonelli won his first championship as a crew chief of record last year along with John Medlen and his talented and experienced team. He's back with the same group in 2022, and that means the team should be able to contend again. Now racing under the Ron Capps Motorsports banner, “Guido” talks about the upcoming challenge of the season, the challenge of preparing for 2022, and things on the horizon that will require professional drag racing teams to get creative to succeed this year.
It's going to be wild when the season starts, and these guys think so as well!