RUMOR MILL - REGIONAL STARTERS FOR NHRA NATIONALS?
A number of sources have indicated the NHRA let official national event starter Mike Gittings go earlier this week.
Gittings, who took over the role in May 2016 following the Mark Lyle's death, was only the fourth national event starter in the history of the sanctioning body, The role will reportedly be filled by starters who operate on a regional and divisional basis.
The big question remains, how will this move affect the consistency of the starting line procedures and most importantly the track preparation at national events.
We are awaiting an official statement from the NHRA before moving this into the news section.