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Insiders In The Desert: Gainesville, Top Fuel Weight Controversy, and Phoenix!

On this episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes, Tony Pedregon, and Kevin McKenna discuss the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationls and all that happened there and take a look forward to this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast


On this episode of the NHRA Insider, Tony Pedregon and Kevin McKenna join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the controversy of "weightgate" following the 2023 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, recapping the high and low performers of that event, and they look forward to the 2023 NHRA Arizona Nationals as well. 

The three talk extensively about their impressions of what happened following the Gators with Mike Salinas and his team, their penalty for coming across the scales light after the final round, and what the implications may be going forward. It is an interesting chat with some perspective you will not find anywhere else. 

Recapping the Gatornationals, Lohnes, Pedregon, and McKenna review the performances of teams who exceeded, lived up to, and failed to reach the performance bar they all expected at the season-opening race. 

The episode concludes with an interesting talk about whether or not drag racers are truly ready to be "big time" in the sporting world and the direction of professional drag racing as a whole. This is the best way to get revved up for a fast weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park!