Bristol Dragway is an iconic facility that has produced historic events since being open in 1965. The current drag racing fan perhaps remembers a Top Fuel breaking apart, or even the older generation remembering the late great Don Young. Mark McDonald is looking to add his name to a slice of history at Thunder Valley, going for back to back in Racing RV’s Top Sportsman class.
“I won last year to claim my first National Event Wally at Thunder Valley, it was special, Father’s Day weekend, all those feelings and thoughts come to your mind. It was a great weekend, the car was great, the driver was great everything came together, and I would like to do it again and claim a back to back in history.” Said McDonald.
The event at Thunder Valley kicks off a grueling version for the Midwest-based race team, with Bristol, Norwalk and Chicago all lined up. The team has McDonald’s blue 67 Mustang carrying the flag for the JEGS All-Star spot in the North Central Division, along with his business partner JB Strassweg locked in as the Top Dragster representative for Division 3, both looking to check the box in Joliet.
“My dragster has been pretty good, we have a divisional Wally from Norwalk already this year, it’s been a little bit since I have seen the National Event Winner’s Circle so no better time than this Father’s Day weekend. Kicking off this road trip would be a huge boost preparing for the JEGS All-Star.” Smiled Strassweg.
The Thunder Valley event kicks off on Friday with Qualifying in all categories. Be sure to keep up on NHRA ALL ACCESS and Fox Sports.