Drag Illustrated Issue 175, March / April 2022 - Page 8

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“ All the Track Will Hold ”

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Full-Circle Moment
When Griffin Steinfeld jumped into the Bumblebee Volkswagen Beetle as a stunt driver on the Transformers franchise film several years ago , he had no idea he would one day make his Radial vs . the World debut in the twin-turbo “ Bumblebee ” Camaro . By Nate Van Wagnen

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Branching Out
As a now two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and 25-plus-year nitro veteran , Ron Capps has seen and done it all . But his new role – team owner – has him experiencing high-level NHRA nitro racing in a different way . By Josh Hachat
Mountain Motor ’ s Moment
With an influx of drivers returning and new cars coming out this season , PDRA ’ s Extreme Pro Stock category is on track to have one of the most exciting and competitive seasons in recent Mountain Motor Pro Stock history . By Nate Van Wagnen
Sick Week 2022
After competing in HOT ROD Drag Week for several years , Tom Bailey and his Sick the Magazine launched their own drag-and-drive event , Sick Week . The event brought hundreds of racers to Florida , creating unique storylines and memorable moments along the way . By Nate Van Wagnen & Phillip Thomas

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CAUGHT !
Mike Murphy
A stuck throttle sent Outlaw 632 racer Mike “ Murf ” Murphy into the retaining wall at the U . S . Street Nationals , leading to a ruptured fuel cell and a fiery inferno that burned up much of his nitrous-fed Camaro . Chris Sears caught an incredible photo sequence of the incident .
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On the Road
During a break in his typically busy traveling schedule , DI ’ s Van Abernethy looked back on memorable moments from the NHRA Gatornationals , one of the most historic events on the NHRA national event schedule .
ON THE COVER Drag radial veteran Mark Woodruff as photographed by Mat Matlack at Mark Woodruff Racing headquarters in Arnold , Missouri .
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PHOTOS : CHRIS SEARS , COLE REYNOLDS , NHRA / NATIONAL DRAGSTER
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