With the Western Swing in the rear view mirror teams are looking to secure their position in the Countdown or looking at strategies to enhance their NHRA championship chances. Coming out of Seattle and the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals and looking ahead to the 30th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd Minnesota, Nitro Rewind talks with winners and contenders. The show, an internet based broadcast, is hosted by Bill Stephens and features interviews from Top Fuel and Funny Car NHRA competitors, is available on the NHRA’s YouTube channel after every NHRA national event.
“The points chases are really tightening up in Top Fuel and Funny Car with only two races left before the Countdown. This episode gives you two different perspectives as the final two races approach,” said Ashley Force Hood, John Force Entertainment president.
“We were able to produce three Nitro Rewinds in a row throughout the Western Swing which is a huge accomplishment. I want to thank all the drivers who have participated so far. This is the eleventh episode and the response from drivers and fans has exceeded our expectations.”
Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr talks about the pressure of battling for one of the last spots in the Top Ten while Funny Car’s Fast Jack Beckman examines how he will approach the final two races before the Countdown now that his Aaron’s Valvoline Funny Car has clinched his spot. Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson won for the third year in a row in Seattle and his win could not have come at a better time he tells Nitro Rewind viewers.
Finally, Nitro Rewind cameras took a behind the scenes look at JFR chef Jonny Roscher and how he prepares champions caliber food every national event.