On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, Shawn Langdon and Manny Buginga join host Brian Lohnes to talk about two of the season's most memorable moments this far, and they both happened on the starting line.
For Langdon, it was the second round of Top Fuel at the Las Vegas NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, where he took a slower than normal approach to counteract the starting-line tactics of Josh Hart, which eventually drew him a foul for timing out. The conversation centers around the world of Top Fuel, the exciting nature of staging four-wide, and how different drivers approach their procedure differently. Langdon takes us inside the moments leading up to the run, the scene on the line, and the aftermath with competitors and teammates. This is an open and honest recounting of a memorable situation.
For Buginga, his first-ever race as part of the NHRA Pro Mod Series was memorable for fans and competitors alike. Engaged in a two-minute and 30-second staging battle with defending series champion Kris Thorne, Buginga stood his ground in pre-stage until he physically could not hold the car still any longer. This whole situation cost him a crew chief immediately following the run. Ever defiant, Buginga lays out the logic, his career experience, and his expectations for the rest of this season.
One of the spiciest and most interesting episodes ever; you'll hang on ever word!