On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, reminted full-time Pro Mod racer Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel Ace Justin Ashley join host Brian Lohnes to talk offseason moves, big expectations for 2024, and how, as individuals, they plan on making a measurable impact on the upcoming season.
Barnett had a whirlwind of an offseason. Initially tagged as the replacement driver for Leah Pruett, the situation changed and he was left without a ride. A single conversation with Pro Mod team owner Scott Tidwell placed him in the seat of a highly competitive car and one he will pilot all season long. Barnett talks about the team, why it is a good fit, and what he brings to the table in what promises to be a season for the doorslammer books.
Ashley made waves when it was announced that his team would be part of the new Scag factory mega team that includes multiple Funny Car entries, a Top Fuel dragster, Pro Stock entries, and more. Ashley talks about preseason preparations, his approach to 2024, and why this Scag Power Equipment team is set to take an already stable operation and kick it over the top.
Big energy here. Big talent here. Big fun here as well. Listen!