Fans are in for a fiery treat at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 15–18, at zMAX Dragway. In addition to the spectacular night qualifying session on Friday, fans will see famous fire acts Jimmy Pyro and Srikanta Barefoot perform both Friday and Saturday evening during during zMAX Dragway’s Nights of Fire.

Jimmy Pyro brought a sample of his act to the Charlotte area and visited several local news outlets. Check out some of the coverage below!

Fox Charlotte, Fox News Rising

106.5 The End, Woody & Wilcox

WCNC, Charlotte Today

Independent Tribune  


Friday night includes the only night qualifying session of the weekend, as Top Fuel dragsters, nitro Funny Cars, Pro Stocks and Pro Stock motorcycles all make passes under the lights. Fans get a new perspective of 8,000 horsepower in action as giant flames flare out of the headers of the nitro-powered cars. The performers will greet fans at the gates as well as put on a show both Friday and Saturday night at zMAX Dragway.

The six-race NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship postseason begins when the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series returns to zMAX Dragway, Sept. 15-18, for the fourth annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. In honor of the NHRA's 60th anniversary, fans can purchase two tickets to any day for a total of only $60 and receive a choice of a free upgrade: two 60th anniversary hats; two 60th anniversary shirts; two beer vouchers; or two Coca-Cola soft drinks and two hot dogs. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at

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