On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Tony Pedregon and Jim Epler join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the upcoming Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor. Lohnes and Pedregon put a fine point on the Western Swing and break down, by class, where people are coming into this home stretch of the regular season, culminating at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
The discussion on the Western Swing centers not just on the races and teams themselves but on the true look we got at their individual performances over the three-week stretch. Did some teams show themselves in championship form already? Can they carry it through for nine races? Did some teams seem to have a break of some kind? It's all open for discussion and boy do they have at it.
Epler joins the show as the second guest. The man who broke the 300-mph barrier for Funny Cars in Topeka and who is now an executive with Phillips Connect shares his memories, his passion for drag racing, and what it means to return to the scene of an insanely memorable moment, 30 years after the fact.
A great show that will pump you up for the Topeka race and give you some things to look at as the teams put their best foot forward headed to the final in Indy and the Countdown to the Championship!