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 as part of the action at the NHRA Nevada Nationals on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 27-30.
The invitation-only event will feature 12 entries competing for eight qualifying spots with one winner crowned after three knockout rounds. The category consists of Funny Cars with 1979 or earlier body styles, blown nitromethane fueled engines, two-speed transmissions and 21 gpm fuel pumps that harken back to a very popular era of Funny Car racing.
Legends Nitro Funny Cars presented by Red Line Oil is pleased to bring cars that have captured the imagination of fans and racers in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series in front of a national event audience and FOX Sports telecast. For longtime fans, they’re sure to invoke memories of the Funny Cars that took tracks across the country by storm, like Spring Valley’s now-defunct Stardust Int’l Raceway decades before the development of the modern facility on The Strip in Las Vegas. Vegas Motor Speedway.
Bill Windham, who will drive the Trans Am Shakedown, is among the partners and organizers involved in bringing Legends Nitro Funny Cars to the NHRA Nevada Nationals.
“If you’ve never seen performance in this class, they are exceptional race cars with a variety of body styles and paint schemes,” Windham said. “We are excited to showcase this class at a national event. It will add to the experience of everyone who comes to see the cars competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.”
Legends Nitro Funny Car action presented by Red Line Oil will take place immediately after each nitro qualifying round on Friday and Saturday. Two qualifying rounds will take place on Friday, the first two elimination rounds will take place on Saturday, and eliminations will conclude in the final round after 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, as well as reigning NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Champion Bobby Cottrell.
To purchase tickets for the NHRA Nevada Nationals on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, call 800-644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com. Children 12 and under are admitted free to general admission areas with a paying adult.