In the Oct. 24 edition of National Dragster (available online now), Angelle Sampey shares some of her favorites and other things people may not know about her in Straight Talk. Sampey was very open and candid during our conversation for the story, and, unfortunately, there just wasn’t quite enough room to fit everything in the issue that she shared. Here are some of the interesting tidbits from the interview that were left on the cutting room floor.
The NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway kicks off the second half of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs, and with the track’s reputation as the quickest and fastest on the tour, the teams are practically salivating at the prospect. Many of them spoke this week about two subjects: the chance for setting national records and the ongoing wars for the championship trophy.
Maple Grove Raceway is one of the quickest tracks on the entire NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. It typically provides conditions that crew chiefs only dream about most weekends. Coming into the season, at least half of the active national records in each of the four Pro classes had been recorded at the famed facility. However, none of that means anything to Chris McGaha. His Pro Stock car is sitting in Odessa, Texas, and he won't be competing at this weekend's NHRA Nationals.