Racers Push For Race Restart After NHRA Cancels Pro Stock And Pro Mod Mid-Race

2020 has been a wild ride so far and all indications point toward it continuing to be ...

2020 has been a wild ride so far and all indications point toward it continuing to be that way. It’s not necessarily all dealing with COVID, either, even though the pandemic has been a major consideration on everyone’s min. However, in addition to the concessions that need to be made for the spreading pandemic, there have been some other wild undertakings going on as well. The NHRA has been a part of headlines all year for a variety of different reason.

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This time, they take on another interesting curveball as it impacts several classes from this past weekend’s Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Let’s just say that things got a little bit dicey as cars made their way down the track and things literally went sideways.

Some of the events that called for a crazy weekend were due to less than ideal racing conditions but others seemed to be pure freak accidents. All in all, we would probably describe the race as “Turbulent.” This turbulence started out when Leah Pruett had her car break in half, causing pieces to fly into the stands, luckily missing fans. In addition,  Alexis DeJoria would suffer a catastrophic explosion before hitting the wall, and Pro Stock driver, Kenny Delco, took flight. All of the drivers would walk away.

From there, NHRA would deem it was best to suspend two classes entirely. After Alex Laughlin and Jeg Coughlin Jr made their way down the track for round 2 of Pro Stock, both were forced to drop their parachutes early after getting loose at the top end of the track. With that, the rest of the Pro Stock and Pro Mod classes have been postponed until Dallas on Oct 14-18. It appears as if there will be a rerun starting with round 2 with the addition of the race that was supposed to be run on the original schedule in Dallas.

What. A. Weekend… 2020 still zingin’ curveballs.

Posted by Alex Laughlin on Sunday, October 4, 2020

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