Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 6

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The Real Nitro Circus
Extreme action sports legend Travis Pastrana made major waves in the drag racing world when he made a few passes in Scott Palmer ’ s Top Fuel dragster in September . Here , Pastrana breaks down the experience of stabbing the gas in an 11,000-horsepower car for the first time . By Kayla Zadel

“ All the Track Will Hold ”

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SPECIAL SECTION 30 UNDER 30

Our seventh 30 Under 30 list features drivers , tuners , crew members , manufacturers , media members , and more . From the high-profile stages of the NHRA Camping World Series and Street Outlaws : No Prep Kings to small-town tracks across the country , these honorees are marking their mark on the sport in many different ways .
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90 LOGAN YELTON 119 KELLY KUNDRATIC 128 EVAN BADER 138 JAY BODDIE JR .
Dream Ride
Rather than getting out of racing after selling his previous car , Tim Dutton decided to go all-in , commissioning RK Racecraft to build his dream car with no expense spared . The result is a stunning ProCharged C7 Corvette that ’ s already getting results in Pro 275 . By Jason Reiss

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Renowned professional drag racer Tom “ Showtime ” Hoover passed away October 21 at the age of 81 . By Paige Hoover-Steers
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On the Road
When Van Abernethy ’ s schedule finally lined up to allow him to attend the Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags , he made the trip up to New York ’ s Lebanon Valley Dragway to check it out . Lebanon Valley is the 162nd different track Abernethy has visited .
ON THE COVER NHRA Super-class standout Nick Isenhower , European Top Fuel driver Ida Zetterström , diesel racer Logan Yelton , NHRA Pro Stock crew member Cody Anderson , Top Alcohol Dragster star Jasmine Salinas , and transmission builder Damon Cole as photographed by Rick Belden ( Isenhower , Anderson , Salinas ), Marc Wheelhouse ( Zetterström ), Sara Yelton ( Yelton ), and Mat Matlack ( Cole ).
PHOTOS : COLE ROKOSKY , BOB SZELAG / NHRA , JASON REISS
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