This past weekend, one hour north of Atlanta, some of the world's fastest-accelerating machines took to two strips of asphalt to compete for the title of Southern National champion. Female National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) nitro racers dominated, as Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force won in their respective classes Sunday at the 38th Annual Southern Nationals Powered by Mello Yello.
Prior to the festivities of the week, Mello Yello NHRA champions took to the city of Atlanta for a little southern hospitality. A group of drivers including Pro Stock World Champion Bo Butner stopped by
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In addition to the trip down memory lane highlighting Mello Yello's deep racing roots, which trace back to its 1979 launch when it was introduced as the “World’s Fastest Soft Drink”, Fletcher spoke to the NHRA team about
On May 3, drivers visited the Jean R. Amos USO Center at Hartsfield International Raceway and had lunch with more than 100 servicemen and servicewomen. A group of drivers including Brittany Force, Larry Dixon and Tony Schumacher enjoyed Chick-fil-A and thanked military members for their service.