You can hear it before you smell it. You can smell it before you see it. It’s the 49th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Each year the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series brings the best of the best to the Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex for the world championship series. It’s fast. It’s loud. It’s exhilarating. We love it!

Day 2 is half-way over and the burning rubber can be smelt as soon as you enter the parking lot. You can hear the engine roars all over campus, including our offices on the other side of the grounds!

Behind-the-scenes…

Despite the craziness of the drag races, it’s well-organized from start to finish. Drivers, pit crews and engines are lined up and ready to go at all times.

It’s an ongoing parade of trucks, cars and bikes from behind-the-scenes

Cars are driven to the racing strip

With the drivers strapped in and ready to go

NHRA Finals – Day 2

It’s crazy to watch, but even crazier to imagine the feeling of adrenaline the drivers get as they race down the strip. The world championship series ends on Sunday, but there’s still time to check out all the action! You can purchase tickets at www.nhratix.com.

Happy Friday!

 

 

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