By Gary P Jackson
The Traxxas Nitro Shootout is this coming weekend at the Mac Tools NHRA U. S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. [Yeah, that's a mouthful!] The U.S. Nationals is the oldest most prestigious drag racing event in the world.
Like Courtney Force in Funny Car, Top Fuel standout Clay Millican is looking to get into the $100,000 to win shootout via fan vote, and like Courtney, has put together a fun little “campaign video” to convince you to vote:
Known for his big smile, Clay, a former IHRA Top Fuel champion, has become a fan favorite in the NHRA. Currently he’s locked into a battle with Brandon Bernstein for the 8th and final slot in the Shootout.
NHRA has more about the shootout, and all of the various campaigns by the racers, here.
Vote for Clay [and Courtney] here. You have until noon on the 28th to get your votes in.
Here are the standings in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, as of the weekend.