NHRA Toyota Nationals Tickets
Event: 2020 NHRA Toyota Nationals
Series: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Location: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2019 Top Fuel Winner: Brittany Force
2019 Funny Car Winner: Matt Hagan
2019 Pro Stock Winner: Erica Enders
2020 NHRA Toyota Nationals TicketsPresented by Toyota, the 2020 NHRA Toyota Nationals will be the largest drag racing event in Las Vegas. 10,000 Horsepower Dragsters, 320 MPH Funny Cars and 6 second Pro Stockers will make their way to the famed Vegas Strip for an exciting drag race. Fan-favorite drivers Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Courtney Force, Erica Enders and many more will be trying to claim victory. The Toyota Nationals is one of 24 NHRA Nationals that make up the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. The National event consists of four drag racing classes (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) competing in single-elimination rounds until a winner is crowned. Each round consists of single side by side drag racing where dragsters can reach speeds up to 330 MPH and reach the finish line in less than four seconds. Aside from the pro cars, fans will also have the chance to root for their hometown heroes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman series. These are cars driven by local amateur drivers alongside the pro racers. Be sure to grab your tickets to this exciting event at Stubhub.
What is Top Fuel and who is the most famous Top Fuel driver of all time?Top Fuel or Top Fuel Dragster is the most well known NHRA professional class. The class uses dragsters to compete. Know for their distinctive long shape, and nitro powered rear HEMI engines, dragsters are the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world. The name top fuel is a nickname for Nitromethane, as dragsters use Nitromethane rather than gasoline to achieve over 10,000 horsepower. They have been around since the early 1950s when a man by the name of Mickey Thompson invented the first dragster. The class has given rise to many famous legends. The most famous Top Fuel driver of all time is Don Garlits. Don Garlits, aside from winning three NHRA Championships and 35 nationals, is most famous for inventing the rear engine Dragster in 1971.
What is Funny Car?Funny Cars are the second Top Fuel category in NHRA Mello Yello drag racing. Their name originates from their distinctive flip-top bodies. Similar to Top Fuel, Funny Cars utilizes nitro-powered supercharged Hemi engines. However, these are front engines and not the rear engines. Since its inception in the mid-1960s, the class has seen its fair share of legends. The most famous Funny Car driver of all time is John Force. Known for this lively personality and skill on the race track, John Force is a 16-time NHRA champion. He has the most overall Championships among the four NHRA classes.
What is Pro Stock?Pro Stock cars are known as the factory hot rods. Similar to NASCAR, they are manufacturer backed stock appearing vehicles. Back by GM, Ford and Dodge, these factory hot rods resemble streetcars that regular people drive. Currently, all Pro Stock cars resemble Chevy Camaros. However, historically they have mirrored a variety of domestic muscle cars, including Pontiac Trans Ams, Ford Mustangs, Dodge Daytonas and many more. Pro Stock cars utilize the latest in state of the art technology, including fuel injected 500 cubic inch V-8 engines to power the vehicles. Though they may look like ordinary street cars, these machines can reach speeds over 200 MPH in less than seven seconds. The most famous Pro Stock driver of all time is Bob Glidden. His career spanned 26 years from the 1970s to the 1990s. In that time, he would amass 85 NHRA National Wins and go on to win the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Championship a record 10 times. In overall NHRA Championships, he is only second behind John Force.
What is one of the all-time biggest rivalries in Funny Car?Perhaps one of the all-time biggest rivalries in Funny Car is John Force vs Al Hofmann in the 1990s. Both drivers came from opposite coasts (John Force California and Al Hofmann Florida). Both drivers had opposite personalities with John Force being very loud and outspoken, and Al Hofmann introverted. Both drivers were very competitive on the track.
What is one of the all-time biggest rivalries in Pro Stock?One of the biggest rivalries of all-time in Pro Stock is Warren Johnson vs Scott Geoffrion. The rivalry peaked in the 1990s. The rivalry was a classic GM vs Mopar showdown that saw many exciting races.
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