The NHRA is at zMax Dragway for the second race of the Countdown to the Championship and that means hosts Brian Lohnes and Tony Pedregon are sitting down with some of the drivers who made big headlines at Maple Grove where the playoff series of drag racing began. Matt Hartford and Doug Kalitta will be the featured guests along with plenty of news and analysis to go along with the interviews.
Hartford took the win and the Pro Stock points lead in Pennsylvania after a challenging couple of days of qualifying. Defying the odds and driving one of the best races of his career, it was the first time he and his team had ever won back-to-back coming off of their U.S. Nationals triumph. In the fast conditions of Charlotte, his job will be to stave off the competition again.
Doug Kalitta won a rock'em sock'em Top Fuel category in Pennsylvania to rocket up the points chart, lock down his 50th career victory, and reassert Kalitta Motorsports as a legitimate championship threat once more. After a wild tire explosion in qualifying, Kalitta piloted a backup car to the win and is running the same dragster at zMax. He's already quick in qualifying.
Along with the interviews Lohnes and Pedregon will dive into the weekend, the hidden stories you may have missed, and all the juicy tidbits from the pits!