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Jarvis Greer

NHRA Set for Memphis Run

If you hear any Thunder this weekend, cnances are it won't be from the weather..

The National Hot Rod Association is back in town..

The NHRA brings its' ground pounding, flame throwing excitement to the Memphis MotorSports Park this weekend for the 21st Annual running of the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals..

8-Thousand Horsepower road rockets that can cover a quarter-mile in less than 5-seconds at more than 300-Miles Per Hour help earn the sports' nickname as the Rock Concert of Auto Racing..

Funny Car Driver John Force would be lead guitar with a record 14 World Championships.

The Hall of Famer says Memphis is in for a treat.

  Force says:

"#1 is the crowds motivate us to win. We're the PT Barnum... We come to town..shake the earth, shake the ground, put on a show for you..the Nitro Methane, the Tires Smoke..the Speed.. Side by Side racing whether it's a guy or a gal...hitting that throttle...the power, that burst...it's the greatest show on Earth.."

Sportsman's classes start running bright and early 8:30 Friday morning, with the Big Boys of the Pro classes open qualifying at 3:15...

Night Racing starts at 5:45...

The NHRA Mid-south Nationals run through Sunday at the Memphis MotorSports Park.

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