Tony Pedregon joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast and the two delve deep into the upcoming 2022 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. This conversation touches on everything from the updated racing surface to the successes and failures of teams so far this year, the possibility for team shakeups in this back half of the regular season, why some teams can't seem to get it together, and more.
The two review each class and the performances of those who have defined them thus far in 2022, both good and bad. There's plenty of talk on Mike Salinas and how his team has succeeded, as well as Matt Hagan and Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and more.
The two also talk about NHRA Drag Racing and how the need for tension and even conflict is important for the sport's growth and popularity. The level of competition, especially in classes like Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle, seems poised to drive competitors into the type of tension that fans love to see and that makes for great competition.
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