I campaigned a Pro - Stock Camaro from 1987 - 1989 with the NHRA and IHRA sponsored by Benihana.This picture I posted was taken at the U.S. Nationals in INDY in 1989. I was in the field until the last session of qualifying and got bumped out.My elapsed time back then at this race was a 7:46 at 185 MPH and the bump was a 7:43.
I would say the best place to watch the race is near the starting line. Try to make it if possible the day before for qualifying and you will have a chance to move around the entire track and see the cars go by at the end of the quarter mile.It is an awesome feeling when the cars scream by you.
JO - Pantera Boats