Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 | Page 60


RISING ( ALL ) STARS : NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster championship contenders Julie Nataas and Jasmine Salinas catch up before JEGS Allstars driver introductions at the NHRA U . S . Nationals in Indianapolis .
REAL GOOD AT DOIN ’ STUFF : Multi-talented tuner Pete Harrell , who ’ s tuned everyone from Lyle Barnett to Garrett “ Cleetus McFarland ” Mitchell to wins this season , gets ready to line up one of his customers at No Mercy 13 .
CAMEO APPEARANCE : Now-five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders is surprised by 16-time Funny Car world champion , who popped out behind her with an EE T-shirt during driver introductions at the Carolina Nationals .
DOUBLE-OH DALLAS : 2021 NHRA Rookie of the Year and DI 30 Under 30 honoree Dallas Glenn talks with NHRA on FOX reporter and occasional Pro Stock wheelman Bruno Massel at the top end following a round win in Glenn ’ s RAD Torque Pro Stocker .
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS : Motorsports hall-of-famer Tony Stewart and his wife , NHRA Top Fuel star Leah Pruett , watch Friday night qualifying under the lights in Las Vegas . Later , Stewart strapped in to the McPhillips family ’ s A / Fuel dragster , which he drove to a runner-up finish in his Top Alcohol Dragster debut .
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