NHRA Racing At The Texas Fall Nationals Is A Sight To Behold

The NHRA was outside of Dallas this weekend, and the show they put on is second to none. 

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The NHRA brought its show to the Texas Motorplex, outside of Dallas, this weekend. Caleb Jones has the results but we are also bringing you the sights. A delay on Friday led to some night qualifying, which is a visual delight as Top Fuel cars spit flames into the darkness. And the rest of the weekend did not disappoint.

Rubber wrinkles as a car launches off of the line in qualifying on Friday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Robert Hight would have a big weekend, winning on Siunday. Here, during the first qualifying session on Friday, Hight does a burnout before his first pass.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
An alcohol dragster burns out in preparation for a pass on Friday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Defending season champion Antron Brown readies for a qualifying pass as the sun starts to set on Ennis, Texas. © Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Ron Capps gets the big fireworks going as darkness sets in.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Courtney Force matches Capps with a spectacular show as she sets off in qualifying.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Terry Haddock lights up the line with his Top Fuel dragster. © Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Terry McMillen's crew readies his dragster for a pass Friday night.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
McMillen goes head to head with Leah Pritchett. Pritchett would outlast him, making it to the quarterfinals on Sunday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
The jet-powered cars make an appearance to cap off the show on Friday and Saturday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
David Hope has a quiet moment as he preps for his pass in Pro Stock Motorcycle on Saturday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Shane Tucker streaks past the fans in a Pro Stock qualifying pass.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Funny car driver Matt Hagan sits deep in his car as he waits for his pass.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
An alcohol dragster takes to the Plex as its crew looks on.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Defending champion Antron Bron burns out in his final qualifying run late Saturday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Alcohol dragsters in action late Saturday.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Kebin Kinsley does a big wheel stand in a first round heat against Doug Kalitta.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Funny car winner Robert Hight in his Quarterfinal heat on Sunday afternoon.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Four teams pitch in to build local hero Steve Torrance a new car from scratch after a blown tire led to the destruction of his dragster at the end of a winning quarterfinal pass. © Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Fans watched for an hour as Torrance's car was built. Here they cheer as the engine is fired for the first time.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Torrance's car is rolled out. He'd lose the semifinal in the new car by .04 seconds, which then exploded in a spectacular fireball.© Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved
Top Fuel winner Brittany Force launches next to Shawn Langdon in the Top Fuel final. © Rip Shaub - All Right Reserved