The illustrious NHRA U.S. Nationals is an incredibly special race, especially for Mickey Thompson Nitro Harley racers who conclude their season there. Like last season, the championship battle is a two horse race between multi-time champion Doug Vancil of Team Vance & Hines and defending champion Tii Tharpe of team Spevco and Samson Exhaust. Last season Tharpe entered trailing Vancil by 18 points, this year he leads the title tilt by 27.
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In addition to the excitement of the championship battle, the U.S. Nationals brings out surprise entrants and new sponsorship deals, with some businesses cherry picking this prestigious race.
Nitro veteran Dennis Fisher has returned to the category with a new sponsorship from popular motorcycle superstore Cycle Gear.
Monster Race Products owner and Top Fuel four-cyclinder racer Mitch Brown landed a ride on John “Red” Rhea’s Nitro Harley.
It was great to see Mike Scott and Beau Layne back at the track. Layne is recovering from his devastating crash and Scott is back from what was a short lived retirement.
Nitro Harley veteran Bobby Malloy announced a new partnership with Kenny Koretsky’s Nitro Fish apparel company.