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N.H.R.A. Returns to Memphis for 19th Annual Run

7-Thousand Horsepower...

Header Flames shooting to the sky..

Machines speeding at more than 300-miles per hour.

That's just some of what you'll see at this Weekends' NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at the Memphis MotorSports Park..

But there's much more to the sport.

In the entire world of Auto Racing, nowhere is there more diversity than in the National Hot Rod Association.

Since Shirley Muldowney blazed the trail of becoming the first female points series champion almost 30-years ago...it's common place to see Women, Blacks, and Hispanics standing in the winners circle.

13 of the 58 winners so far this season fall into those categories.

J.R. Todd is the first African American to win in the Top Fuel category.

He's won 2-races this season.

Melanie Troxel is only 81-points out of first place in Top Fuel..

She's already nominated for Sportswoman of the Year, Driver of the Year and two Espy's.

Local Racer, Clay Millican from Drummonds Tennessee, is the King of the IHRA circuit...

He welcomes all comers to the Sport.

Millican is still looking for his first NHRA victory in Memphis...

The 19th Annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals run Friday through Sunday at the Memphis MotorSports Park.

 

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