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Cruz Pedregon performs a burnout at Virginia Motorsports Park during the 2022 NHRA campaign. (NHRA photo)

INSIDER: Wade — Two-Day Format Is New For NHRA

MESA, Ariz. — Tyler Crossnoe is in a unique position as the NHRA is on the edge of seismic change.

In addition to being vice president of Virginia Motorsports Park, Crossnoe is the series director of the Red Line Oil PDRA Drag Racing Series. And, as his track in Dinwiddie, Va., prepares to host the NHRA’s first two-day Mission Foods Drag Racing Series event June 22-23, Crossnoe brings valuable experience in orchestrating the condensed format.

To the NHRA’s credit, it is responding to fans’ suggestions and the success of February’s PRO (Professional Racing Owners Organization) Superstar Shootout at Bradenton (Fla.) Motorsports Park by trying a two-day event.

The Saturday schedule calls for three qualifying sessions, with eliminations Sunday.

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