WFO Radio NHRA Nitro will feature interviews with Stars from the NHRA Mello Yello and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Host Joe Castello previews this weekend's Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, and the NHRA's Alan Reinhart will answer questions from listeners. WFO Radio NHRA Nitro is available, Tuesday at 7 pm ET, and On Demand, anytime following.
This weekend is what we, on WFO Radio call, “The Greatest Weekend in Racing”. While there are other great racing weekends, including Daytona 500 weekend, the sheer volume of extremely prestigious events, makes this one stand out above the rest. In the United States, it is also Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day, is a solemn holiday, where Americans reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I like to believe that most Americans take some time between shopping for mattresses and lawn furniture at Memorial Day sales, and igniting the BBQ, to give this some thought. This wonderful American lifestyle that we all enjoy is not free, it costs something. And some have paid the ultimate price.
Racing fans are typically very patriotic, and that patriotism is always evident in the pre-race ceremonies at each of the major motorsports events here in the United States. (Soon, we will have an American team to root for in the F1, Grand Prix of Monaco.) The Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600 go all out with music and tributes to the men and women in the United States military, as I’m sure the NHRA will, as they return to racing on “The Greatest Weekend in Racing”. This patriotism, and love for our great Nation, combined with the serious nature of Memorial Day, the thunder of thousands of horsepower, racing at speeds over 200 mph, and even 300 mph, make for a special, emotional experience for the fans in attendance, and the millions more watching on television. America. Memorial Day. Racing. They simply go together.
So, instead of spending my column pontificating about who is going win each of these races (listen to WFO Ignition or Tailgate Picks to hear that), I am going to go back a few weeks to one the best experiences I’ve had in my life; my visit to The United States Marine Corps. Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.
WFO Radio Ignition! Open Phones! NASCAR Dover Recap, Pocono Preview, Handicappers Are Still "WINNING!", Fantasy Results and More!
WFO Radio with Joe Castello is ready for another edition of WFO Radio Ignition! The show will be available after 8 p.m. ET tonight.
This week on Ignition Joe and Gio recap back to back wins by Joe, and Jimmie Johnson! Since the open phones experiment worked so well last time, they will try it again. Wait for the signal then call! They will break down fantasy results, and get ready for Pocono. They'll connect with Las Vegas professional odds maker Bob Smith and comedian Thommy Noodlez for the tailgate Handicap Vegas picks for Pocono. Join the discussion! Join the discussion! Submit your motorsports opinions, thoughts, or questions for the show on our FACEBOOK page or send Joe an EMAIL!
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This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro we hear from Toyota Summernationals winners Richie Crampton, Cruz Pedregon, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Andrew Hines. With Raceway Park, Englishtown New Jersey, as the back drop, the stars of the Mello Yello Series put on a show. Top Fuel winner Richie Crampton will discuss becoming the 100th different winner in NHRA Top Fuel history, and racing with a flat tire first round. Cruz Pedregon will talk about winning from the Number 1 qualifying position, making the quickest run in history, 3.959, and defeating Del Worsham in the emotional Funny Car final. Jeg Coughlin Jr., is back to discuss his second win of the year, following a strange day at the track that resulted his 58th career Pro Stock victory. Andrew Hines, gives behind the scenes details of the third straight Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle 1-2 finish. The folks from Bristol Dragway stop by to discuss the upcoming Ford Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee.
As always, Joe's lead off hitter for the show will be NHRA's expert Alan Reinhart, to break down the event from Englishtown.
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