On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, 2017 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force joins host Brian Lohnes to talk about the often-hidden hard work of racing at a championship level in the class. Lohnes leads off the show with a Gatornationals preview monologue running through the latest news in the sport leading up to the race, looking at the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, and talking about what's in store for racers and fans as part of the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout.
All of the Professional categories have full fields, and the Top Fuel and Pro Stock classes both sport some 21 entries, which means that qualifying will be filled with the kind of suspense and intrigue that fans love to see.
The conversation with Force takes us inside the workings of a Top Fuel team with discussions on leadership, team chemistry, and how the balance of an insane workload gets offset by the familial relationship that teams develop over the course of a relentless season. It's interesting, informative, and introspective.