What a Drag! 2018 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

by James Stacy on October 10, 2018 in Lifestyle, Sports, Living Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth,
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Drag racing is the fastest form of motorsport. Cars exceed speeds of 330 mph. Engines roar with 10,000 horsepower. Flames blast out of the pipes, propelling drivers 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All of that was on view at Texas Motorplex October 5-7!

All photography courtesy James Stacy.

Friday Action

Erica Enders of Houston burning out in the Melling Performance 2016 Camaro.
Jack Beckman burns out in Don Schumacher Racings ’18 Dodge Charger.
Kebin Kinsley (L) faces off against Terry Brian (R) during the Top Fuel Dragster first qualifying session.
Tony Schumacher launches off the line in the U.S. Army Dragster team for Don Schumacher Racing.
Angie Smith of Denso Racing Buell rockets down the track during the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class first qualifying session.
Shawn Reed of Hughes Oilfield Transportation (R) squares off against Terry Totten (L) in the Top Fuel Dragster Q2 session.
Early action from Terry Brian’s ProFab Top Fuel Dragster.
Robert Hight of Auto Club Chevy Camaro warms up his slicks before the second qualifying round, Q2.
Antron Brown of Matco Tools Dragster launching his top fuel dragster during Q2.

Saturday Action

Jeff Diehl staging before Saturday’s fourth round of qualifying.
Tim Wilkerson warms up his tires.
Doug Kalitta (L) faces off against Cory McClenathan (R) during Q3 of Top Fuel Dragster.
John Hale shooting flames during Q3 of the Funny Car class.
Leah Pritchett during Top Fuel Dragster Q4.
Courtney Force before Saturday night’s Funny Car Q4.
Brittany Force—-the second of the three drag racing Force sisters—-during Saturday night’s Top Fuel Dragster Q4.

Sunday Action

William Litton in the Litton Financial Dragster bursts into flames during Round 1 of Eliminations of the Top Fuel Dragster class.
J.R. Todd (L) in the DHL Toyota Camry knocks out Jack Beckman (R) during Funny Car round two of eliminations.
Tanner Gray (R) wins his 7th Wally this year by defeating Jeg Coughlin Jr. (L) during the Pro Stock Finals.
2018 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Funny Car winner Robert Hight before the final round at Texas Motorplex.
Top Fuel Dragsters’ Clay Millican before Sunday’s third round of elimination at the 2018 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.

All photography courtesy James Stacy.