What else could Luke & Jed possibly lead with in this episode? They discuss Jerry Emmons’ disqualification for excessive braking in the quarterfinal round of the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, at length. In addition, they review the results from Phoenix, as well as the NHRA Division 2 opener in Orlando and the Super 7 Series bracket event in Montgomery, AL. Luke & Jed close with some thoughts on the upcoming Next BIG Thing vote, which will conclude next episode, as well as their thoughts on the 2017 DragRaceResults.com Ultimate Series, as it prepares to kick off in Huntsville, AL on March 24-26.
In this episode, the guys discuss some of the obstacles facing women in our sport. Since Luke & Jed’s insight is obviously limited in that area, they enlisted 2-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Erica Enders to share her opinions. In addition to her thoughts on climbing the ladder and shattering the glass ceiling, Erica also shares fascinating insights on Pro Stock competition, as well as some of her most memorable moments and most stinging defeats. Luke & Jed also cover recent bracket events in Arizona and Mississippi, and talk about the latest developments (and call outs) in the All-State Race and related discussion.
In this episode, the guys recap the NHRA season opening Winternationals in Pomona, CA, as well as the IHRA event in West Palm Beach, FL and the Southern Big Bucks Nationals in Belle Rose, LA. They also share their thoughts on “Birdman” James Finney’s recent comments about bracket racers as well as the passing of Danny Sons.
In this episode, the guys make their draft picks for the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Series World Champions & have a long chat with 2016 NHRA Top Dragster and Stock Eliminator World Champion Jeff Strickland. Strick talks about the dramatic and surreal ending to his 2016 season, who he views as his strongest competition in 2017, and his best Bo Duke impression as a 6-year-old.
With the NHRA & IHRA tours set to kick off in the coming weeks, the 2017 racing season is almost upon us. The guys figure to have months of racing action to talk about soon, so this week they took a departure from the norm to tell some funny and entertaining racing stories. After Luke talks about an opponent bouncing off the wall, then returning to face him the following round, Jed shares his secret to passing tech at his first national event. In addition, they summoned two of the best storytellers they know: 2-time Million Dollar Race winner Gary Williams shares multiple stories from on-track parachute removal to what we believe is a record for most riders in a competition vehicle; and footbrake legend Rodney Finchum weaves a tale that includes rain, fraud protection, multiple emergency vehicles, and an event win. Enjoy!