I spoke to Rickie Smith last week, interviewing him for his Pro Mod championship story that will appear in the next issue of National Dragster, and the North Carolina veteran had a lot to say, way more than I could ever fit into the allotted space.
Parity between the blown alcohol and injected nitro combinations in Top Alcohol Dragster is always a topic of conversation among the contestants. It has been regulated in recent years with adjustments to the maximum allowable percentage of nitromethane in the nitromethane/methanol fuel mixture used by the A/Fuel racers. That number has been 94 percent since 2009. Stats between the two makes are listed after the jump.
Any racer will tell you that, though they are small in number, the qualifying bonus points awarded during each session to the three quickest drivers can have a big impact when it comes to championship hopes and final points position. We take a look at the drivers in each category who earned the most "little points" this season.