Feb. 24-27 The
2011 NHRA Winternationals lived up to its name in spades. Going
in the NHRA knew it was in for some nasty weather but not how
much or when. Everyone got set up on a dry Wednesday and amid
off and on rain on Thursday they got off one session of pro qualifying.
Friday was just flat nasty leading to the day being canceled
and even snow into Saturday morning. But the worst was over and
two sessions in cold weather set the field for Sunday which was
sunny and bright.
the mixed bag of weather, last years "Golden 50 Corral"
was renamed the "Snake Pit" (as the event honored Don
Prudhomme) and featured a nice field of vintage race cars including
some notable dragsters. Not as big as last year to start with,
it was still a popular spot for the spectators and racers alike
when the track was out of order or in the sun shine.
But due to the
snow/rain Friday many of the cars got loaded up and left early.
By Sunday not many of the dragsters were still there. Mother
Nature won that round.