(Photos by Kim Fuller, Bob Snyder and Darr Hawthorne) – The penultimate event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will be enhanced with Legends Nitro Funny Cars presented by RED LINE OIL being part of the action at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 27-30.
The invitation-only event will feature 12 entries competing for eight qualifying spots with a winner being crowned after three elimination rounds. The category consists of Heritage Series Funny Cars with 1979-or-older body styles, blown nitromethane-fueled engines, two-speed transmissions, 6:71 Superchargers and 21 GPM fuel pumps – harkening back to a wildly popular era of Funny Car racing.
2021 Legends of Nitro Rookie of the Year Kamaka Pocock driving Don Nelson’s California Hustler
Legends Nitro Funny Cars presented by RED LINE OIL is thrilled to bring cars that have captured the imagination of fans and racers on the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series before the fans at a national event and the FOX Sports telecast.
Bill Windham, who will participate as driver of the Shakedown Trans Am, is among the partners and organizers involved in bringing Legends Nitro Funny Cars presented by RED LINE OIL to the NHRA Nevada Nationals.
“If you’ve never seen this class perform, they are exceptional race cars with a variety of body styles and paint schemes,” said Windham. “We are excited to showcase this class at a national event. It is going to add to the experience of everyone coming to see the cars competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.”
Cory McClenathan driving Rick Akers Mac Attack Firebird Legends Nitro Funny Car action will take place immediately following each round of nitro qualifying on Friday and Saturday. Two qualifying rounds will occur on Friday, the first two elimination rounds will be held Saturday, and eliminations will be concluded in the final round following the semifinals of the Professional categories on Sunday. Fans may recognize several names in the field such as 34-time Top Fuel winner Cory McClenathan (above) as well as four-time NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Champion Bobby Cottrell (below).
Four-Time NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Champion Bobby Cottrell.
Multi event winning Owner/Driver Dan Horan Jr in his Infinity Plumbing-backed ’69 Camaro
Multi event winning and former Heritage Series Champion driver Kris Krabill driving the Bartone & Lebor ’69 Camaro
Multi Event winner James Day driving Cecil Matthews’ Camaro nitro funny car.
Geoff Monise is driving the Vangundy, Clark & Monise Quarter Pounder Firebird
Former blown fuel hydro boat racer Jeff Gregory is driving the Murray & Gregory ’78 Camaro nitro funny car
Billy Morris is driving Eddie Knox’s Problem Child Camaro
To purchase tickets to the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, call 800-644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com. Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admissions areas with a paid adult. For more information about NHRA, visit www.nhra.com.