Much like an NFL draft that produces future Hall of Famers, many of the racers who participated in the 1997 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League National Championships have gone on to achieve great things in drag racing. This is the story of the best "draft class" in NHRA history.
Championship dreams were both fulfilled and crushed during last weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Reynolds, Ga., and the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals in Las Vegas. From coast to coast, it was a memorable weekend for NHRA’s Sportsman racers.
A couple of familiar faces graced the winner’s circle at last weekend’s Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals in Reading and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championship battles heat up as the 2013 season enters its final month. Here’s a look at all of last weekend's action in Sportsman racing.