Stocking Stuffers for the Drag Racing World

Well it’s that time of the year when we are all waiting for the fat man with the bag to put the presents under the tree. So just in case he hasn’t already completed his shopping, the old Burkster has a list of gifts he thinks Santa ought to bring a few drag racing folks for Christmas.

For NHRA Pres Tom Compton: The realization that a majority of the members of the National Hot Rod Association still think of it as their car club. That for a majority of NHRA racers and members it is a hobby, not a business. The understanding that a huge majority of NHRA’s members absolutely don’t understand why the NHRA needs to make enough profit to pay executives that work for the organization over $2,000,000 yearly.

For NHRA nitro racers: That the World Championship in Top Fuel and Funny Car doesn’t go to one of the mega teams, but instead to a racer or team that has just one car.

For NHRA’s Ford Faithful: That Larry Morgan could win the NHRA Pro Stock Championship and that the Ford folks would invest as much time and money into a serious Pro Stock program as they have their Stock/SuperStock program

For those that frequent online chat rooms, message boards, and other social media outlets: A large type dictionary with the definition of the word 'rumor' highlighted.

For the loyal fans and supporters of NHRA nitro teams: An NHRA rule that bans the practice of roping off pit areas.

For the NHRA Pro nitro teams: The ability to see and comprehend the world beyond their pit ropes and realize that there is more to drag racing than just burning nitro.

For the NHRA starting line, safety, and track crews: Increased benefits from the NHRA for giving up weekends and often working in the most hostile and hot work environment imaginable for less than minimum wage. It is a disgraceful situation!

For IHRA prez Aaron Polburn: A clean bill of health.

For Warren Johnson: One more trip to the NHRA Winner's Circle and the grace to enjoy the moment.

For the NHRA: The recognition that a Wally is something very special and significant to their old school racers and that it shouldn’t be cheapened by being handed out like party favors at a rap artist’s birthday party.

For Pro Mod racers: Someone who understands the technical aspects of the class in charge of making rules to even out the competition between blown, turbocharged, and nitrous oxide cars.

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