The Phoenix test is called the National Time Trials and there is no real racing. As often as not they run just one lane and only a few cars make full passes. Having said that, the National Time Trials at Firebird still offer spectators and racers a chance to see and test the Nitro team’s newest equipment before the official start of the season. This year’s session gave the hard core fans a real look at the John Force camp which already seems in mid-season form, as well as the Top Fueler tuned by Schumacher ace Alan Johnson and the Kalitta/Tobler/Oberhofer trio.
DRO had Senior Photographer Ron Lewis as well as James Drew and Editor Jeff Burk on hand to photograph the cars and stars.