Wednesday, February 13, 2013
It's Drag Racing y'all! The NHRA Arizona National is coming to Firebird International Raceway!
The weather in the Greater Phoenix Valley is perfect for a weekend at the races! The NHRA Arizona Nationals is the second of 24 races in the Mello Yellow Drag Race Series that takes drivers all over the country as they compete for the championship.
Current world champion and cancer survivor Jack Beckman will be there defending his title with his 8,000 horsepower Valvoline NextGen Dodge Charger (Dodge Chargers are one of my favorite cars of all time!) in the Funny Car division. He will be trying to hold off world class drivers such as Ron Capps, John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Del Worsham.
There will also be drivers there fighting it out in the Top Fuel and ProStock divisions so this event will definitely be action packed, loud and FAST!
If you've never been to a professional drag race before, you should check it out. My boys love looking at all the different cars and are always amazed by raw power that runs those cars. One of the best parts of going to the races is going to the pit to meet the drivers and check out the cars up close. The last time we went the boys walked away with a program full of autographs and a new found respect for the sport of Drag Racing. They talked about those races for a week! Flames coming out of the back of the drag cars, the way they ground vibrates when they rev the engines, the wrecks (no one seriously hurt, thank goodness!)...a perfect day!
Pro qualifying begins on Friday, Feb. 22 with sessions scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The final two qualifying sessions will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Final eliminations begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Ready to go? Then you'll love me for sharing this next little bit of info: I Am Boymom readers can get a $10 discount on tickets by using code: MOMNHRA13 at www.FirebirdRaceway.com. BAM! There ya go. And here's even greater news! Tickets for children 12 and under are free with any paid adult ticket. Can't get a much better deal than that and have a more exciting weekend. Have fun at the races, y'all!