Now while I never expected ESPN or NHRA to mention the fact the Dave Connelly was banned for life from Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park for cheating (edited for liability reasons he and the 11 others where suspected of cheating (natty boxes) and need to submit there cars for inspection or leave and never come back ….. they all chose to never come back) I do believe the fluff pieces on returning to his “home” track to be a little to much to stomach.
I wonder if the track owner has any say in not allowing racers to attend a national event. Was this a case of the Bader (sp) family playing nice since it was there first NHRA event or did someone pay them enough to look the other way. It sure would have been funny if the # 3 guy in points couldn’t race because he was banned.
Was it Cagnazzi or Dave’s PR guy that was working overtime? The home track thing ran on NHRA.com, the qualifying show, NHRAraceday and the finals. I read somewhere that in all 6 of the dirty dozen including Dave and his dad where racing on Sunday.