Drag Racing in the Valley THIS Weekend!

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People of the Valley, get ready for ultra-exciting drag racing action in Chandler.  When?  This weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, formerly Firebird known as Firebird.  The action starts tomorrow, February 22nd, and runs through Sunday, February 24th.  There are events and activities all weekend long, culminating on Sunday afternoon with the NHRA Arizona Nationals finals.


Folks who are new to the auto racing world may not realize how drag racing differs from NASCAR, Indy, and other forms of auto racing.  There is definitely a difference.  Presented by the National Hot Rod Association, top fuel dragsters, funny car dragsters, and a couple of additional types of professional drag cars, go thundering down the race track as fast as they can go.  Many fans feel the actual show is in the staging that leads up to each race.  Whichever you wind up preferring, you will have one exhilarating time at Wild Horse Pass this weekend.


What else is there to do at this event?  For one thing, you can join nitro car driver, Tommy Johnson Jr. on his anniversary trip to Wild Horse Pass.  He will be celebrating his 30th anniversary of drag racing with a bang.  Be among the fans to celebrate this marvelous achievement with him.  You will also be privy to finding out if driver, Doug Kalitta can keep his spectacular winning record going.  At this thrilling weekend event, you will also see the Pro Stock autos, the nitro cars, jet cars. and motorcycles drag race for titles. There are walking tours, autograph sessions, including with racing legend, Don Prudhomme, and being a part of drag racing magic right here in the Valley.


Tickets for part or all of this Earth-shaking drag racing weekend can be purchased from www.nhra.com, or at www.secureboxoffice.com.  Either site can be accessed online.  Additionally, more information and a full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found online.  For that, you can go to one of the websites mentioned above,  or to the site of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  If you wish to get an idea of where the venue is located first, the address is: 20000 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, AZ  85226.  Whether you are a long-time drag racing fan or a newbie looking for some fun, do not miss this event!   

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