Eleven NHRA Mello Yello Series drivers were on hand Thursday evening for an autograph session at Classic Harley-Davidson near Reading to help raise funds for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Several dozen fans lined up at the dealership to get autographs, take pictures and shake hands with their favorite drivers.
There’s work to be done this week for Matt Hagan and it doesn’t include his Mopar/Rocky Boots Funny Car. He has chores at home on his cattle farm in rural Virginia.
Home for Hagan is an escape from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series scene. It’s where he can reflect, relax and rejuvenate his mental game. And that’s exactly what he’s doing prior to the 29th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
With three of six Countdown to the Championship playoff races complete, the Mopar team is clinging to the points lead in the Funny Car class by six points over 15-time champion John Force. Led by crew chief Dickie Venables, Hagan has a runner-up finish and two quarterfinal finishes in the past three events. More >
Throughout his standout career, Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher has shown an impressive ability to rally when the pressure is at its most intense level.
After struggling through the first two races of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the seven-time world champion will again need to rely on that expertise over the final four events of the 2013 season.
Schumacher and his 8,000-horsepower U.S. Army dragster will have an opportunity to get back on track this weekend at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Sept. 27-29 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec are the defending winners of the third of six races in the Countdown to the Championship. The race will be televised by ESPN2HD and Schumacher is eager to move up in the points standings from the fifth position he currently holds. More >
Race fans attending the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway will once again have the chance to purchase a Friday hospitality package with Don Schumacher Racing.
The package, priced at $125, includes:
- A reserved-seat ticket for Friday, Oct. 4.
- A chef-cooked meal in the DSR pits, along with hot dogs, chips and drinks through the day.
- A meet-and-greet with DSR racers, including Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps, Antron Brown and Johnny Gray.
- A spin-to-win giveaway.
- A free entry into Alex’s Lemonade Stand Harley-Davidson raffle.
These packages will only be sold over the phone. To make a purchase contact Evan Jones at (610) 856-9210.
The 29th Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals will be held Oct. 3-6 at Maple Grove Raceway is once again part of the NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship.