Hagan Gets 50th, Ashley, Anderson and Herrera Also Roll to Wins at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

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  • Funny Car final round launch from the roof ot the tower

  • Top Fuel final round at the hit of the throttle

  • Top Fuel final round a split second later

  • Gage Herrera won Pro Stock Motorcycle

  • Gaige Herrera's bike in Round One Sunday

  • Pro Stock cars do their burnout for the final round

  • Greg Anderson after winning his 105th career Pro Stock race

  • Justin Ashley's car in Round One

  • Justin Ashley answers press questions after the race

  • Matt Hagan

  • Ron Capps' car had a problem in Round One and oiled the track

  • A small part of the oil streak Capps' car left

  • Cleanup involved detergent powder, solvents and even a little flame to get the track perfect for the next racer

  • Antron Brown and Steve Johnson share a laugh before the races got underway

  • Just oart of the crowd around John Force's pits

  • Mission Foods has a strong presence as the series sponsor

  • The fans' Track Walk is a highlight of the experience

  • Sometimes fans underestimate the stickiness of a prepared track

  • Even vintage stock cars were on display

  • final round view from the tower roof

  • final round view from the tower roof

  • final round view from the tower roof

  • Gaige Herrera won Pro Stock Motorcycle

  • Gaige Herrera won Pro Stock Motorcycle

  • final round view from the tower roof

  • Greg Anderson got win No. 105

  • Doug Kalitta

  • Justin Ashley won Top Fuel

  • Matt Hagan got Funny Car win No. 50

  • Ron Capps' car oiled the track in the first round of Funny Car eliminations

  • The oil stream extended the length of the track

  • It takes detergent powder, solvents, flame, then spray and drag again to prep the track

  • Antron Brown and Steve Johnson share a laugh Sunday morning

  • Bob Tasca III won the previous race

  • Doug Kalitta qualified first in Top Fuel

  • Erica Enders

  • Fernando Cuadra Sr announced his retirement and failed to qualify in Pro Stock

  • Gaige Herrera

  • John Force was top qualifier in Funny Car

  • John Force

  • Sunday morning crowd at the John Force trailers

  • Justin Ashley

  • Justin Ashley

  • Mission Foods' display is popular

  • A turbo Ford 'Coyote' engine in a Comp car

  • Suzuki display area

  • The Tasca Funny Car pits

  • Doug Herbert's BRAKES display 

  • Doug Herbert's BRAKES display 

  • Main entrance to the pro pits and the John Force Grandstand

  • waiting in the staging lanes

  • Cobra Jet burnout

  • This Super Comp car dropped a puddle of oil at the line

  • Nice 'Vette

  • The Cuadras in their announcement

  • Fernando Cuadra Sr

  • Brian Lohnes is MC at many press conferencens

  • Tony Stewart was having some fun with the press

  • John Force, Brittany Force and Austin Prock

  • John Force is always entertaining

  • Matt Smith

  • Fernando Cuadra Sr

  • Clay Millican

  • Brittany Force

  • Steve Torrence

  • Gaige Herrera

  • Erica Enders had tire shake in Round Two of qualifying

  • The evidence of the shake

  • Nitro flames!

  • The crowd roars every time John Force rides by

  • Drivers signing autographs

  • Junior Dragsters

  • Last-minute prep in the staging lanes

  • Studebaker Hawk

  • Matt Smith checking the surface

  • John Hall with the BRAKES logo

  • Matt Smith

  • Antron Brown

  • Brittany Force

  • Doug Kalitta

  • John Force

  • Bob Tasca III won the Mission 2Fast2Tasty

  • classics on display

  • Connie Kalitta

  • Matt Hagan

  • The prepped track can pull your shoes off your feet - here's a footprint that almost proves it

  • Vintage stock cars on display

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