(Photos by David Whealon) – Yesterday we showed you some amazing photos from Benoit Pigeon at the 2020 Brian Olson Memorial PDRA World finals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Today we’re back from the same race but with a different lensman.
This time it is David Whealon’s work we are showcasing but beyond that it’s the spirit of drag racers that’s really being celebrated here. Beyond the normal difficulties of fielding a race car in a highly competitive series like the PDRA there was all the other stuff that came into play during this season and the PDRA series regular didn’t fold up their tents, they largely doubled down and competed like the professionals that they are all year long, battling each other and Mother Nature right to the end in Virigina.
Brian Olson was an awesome announcer and a great friend over the years. When he and I worked with IHRA we were road-going roommates and shared many late nights, laughs, and shenanigans along the way. His passing still catches me by surprise sometime but I always love the fact that the PDRA honors him in this way each year.
He loved the racers so, so much.
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