NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix, AZ - Friday
When the two 10,000-horsepower dragsters take off with a thunderous roar and spit fire as they march side-by-side down the dragstrip, the transcendent moment provides an extreme shot of adrenaline for even the most conservative attendees. This will be the scene for three spectacular days at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the 450-acre multi-purpose motorsports facility located just minutes east of downtown Phoenix. NHRA’s annual duel in the desert continues in its traditional spot as the year’s second event. A Southwest fixture since 1985, the event offers teams a chance to redeem mistakes made at the opener. The facility is also known for record performances, such as Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999.