Every year our family attends the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) races in Phoenix. The first race this year is February 22nd through the 24th at Firebird Int'l Raceway. We are HUGE drag racing fans, with each of us having a favorite driver (personally, I hope Ashley Force gets back behind the wheel of a funny car sooner than later). While we all are fans of Force Racing, we also like just about everyone else. I’m also super excited that Larry Dixon has a car this year, because he is my favorite top fuel driver, and he didn’t have a ride last year so he sat the season out. I’m also excited that another of my favorites, who have been out of the spotlight in the past few years, Tommy Johnson, Jr. will be driving again.
This year defending their various championships are, Antron Brown for top fuel (Antron is also, for the history buffs out there, the first black man to win a top fuel championship). Jack Beckman will defend his title in funny car, Alan Johnson will defend his Pro Stock championship and Eddie Krawiec defends his pro stock motorcycle championship.
As a family, we enjoy NHRA all year long and try to go to both races in Phoenix. Sadly though, in my humble opinion, NHRA does not get near enough air time, mention or press as do those noisy cars that drive 300 mph in circles all year long. If you ask me, drag racing is more competitive, more exciting and more fun to watch than the other racing series that dominates racing news.
So stoked for the sound of an engine racing 300+ mph down the track and the feel of air push against me as the cars zoom past! This is a great family event and kids 12 and under are free to general admission areas.
If you're looking for $10 off tickets, use the code MOMNHRA13 at http://firebirdraceway.com/