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The latest update as of September 12, 2023

Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

We've received all the photos from final eliminations at the U.S. Nationals and we're posting them further down the page. Quick access to the gallery is available by clicking HERE. Note that we will be adding photos and captions throughout the next few days.

Nitro Nationals

Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series - Nitro Nationals - Tulsa Raceway Park

The fifth of six major events on the Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series calendar gets underway Friday at Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park. Racers from as far north as Victoria, BC (Phil Ruskowski) and all the way east to Ohio (Tyler Hilton) will be competing in Top Fuel. While we don't know exactly which Funny Car racers will be coming down from Washington state, we can expect Drew Austin, Bucky Austin, Kris Krabill, and possibly Michael Peck Sr. or Jr. to be making the tow down to Oklahoma. And there's sure to be a number of California cars making the trek east.

We're not sure how much news we can expect from the event, other than regular postings on the Island Nitro Facebook page by the Canadian team, running the "Xibitionist" small-block Chevy powered Top Fuel entry. Checking around on the internet, we should be able to dig up enough info from various sources to piece together at least a quick synopsis of the on-track action at Tulsa.

FUNNY CAR CHAOS - Chaos Cajun Nationals - State Capitol Raceway

Originally scheduled to be held as the second race on the schedule, in mid April, the Chaos Cajun Nationals was moved to the end of the calendar and became the 2023 season finale. With most of the Top Ten racers in FCC are competing, there's room for a few more to join that group and take home an extra $1,000 for finishing between #6 and #10 on the final points tally.

Funny Car Chaos employs a unique system of having a "drop" race for all contestants, which allows them to skip one event - usually the longest, and therefore most expensive, tow without losing out on a points earning opportunity. If a racer attends every event on the schedule, then they have to drop the lowest points earning event from their final tally. The graphic below illustrates the current situation for the Top Twenty racers, showing the points they have going into the season finale, and the net points after the drop.

We'll update the points after the first two qualifying sessions on Friday as the racers head into the final day of competition on Saturday.

FUNNY CA CHAOS Points Standings as of Sept. 12, 2023

NOTE: Points with a YELLOW background will be dropped to arrive at a net total for each racer.