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There's just one month remaining in the NHRA drag racing season, but the competition continues at a feverish pace. This past weekend saw the third of six "Countdown To The Championship" events take place at Z-Max Dragway in North Carolina. With most elimination rounds going off yesterday due to a Sunday rainout, the travelling nitro circus will be on the road today to the fabled Texas Motorplex for the next event, starting in just 48 hours.

By this point in the countdown, quite a few competitors have fallen off the pace and the championship battle(s) are coming into sharper focus. But for the Top Alcohol and Pro Mod racers, the champions have already been crowned at the Carolina Nationals. We've got our take on the Top Alcohol Dragster fight coming up later today on the "What's New" page, and a recap of where the Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car races are shaping up as we enter the home stretch.

Not to be forgotten in all the big show hoopla is the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage series, which saw a Group One (semi-pro) race at Phoenix over the weekend, and heads northwest to Bakersfield for the final race of the season, the California Hot Rod Reunion, in just ten days. Although the Nostalgia Top Fuel title has already been decided (Mendy Fry won again), there's a three-way fight shaping up in Nostalgia Funny Car. We're hoping that our ace photog, "Big" Bob Snyder, will be able to attend the CHRR and provide us with the visuals to go along with the storylines. Stay tuned!

LATE UDPATE: Even though the Funny Car Chaos season ended at Denton, TX's North Star Dragway last month, there's a BONUS event booked into Odessa TX's "Penwell Knights Raceway" on November 1-2. If he can make it through the Hot Rod Reunion, Bob Snyder has promised that he'll be there to see just how the FCC gang can top the show they put on at North Star two weeks ago. Again: STAY TUNED!

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