Stopped by the local Barnes & Nobles to pick up a few magazines yesterday on my way to the gym. Making the normal rounds for SuperStreet, DSport, etc…The normal import sport compact stuff, ya know.
Well, as I rested the magazines down on the shelf so that I could check out some Maxim babes, I found myself looking at the back covers to both magazines that I had just placed down, and boom coincidentally, there they were in 2 recent tire sponsor ads, The Gardella Racing Camaro on the back of DSport Magazine for Nitto Tires, and Christian Rado on the back of SuperStreet for Continental Tires.
For those of you who may not have a facebook account, or some of you who may not follow these guys through social media then you wouldn’t be aware of the grudge that these two drivers have against each other regarding who holds the title of World’s Fastest Front Wheel Drive Drag Car, which stems back to the early days of Nopi / NHRA Drag Racing. The grudge is more friendly then it is hostile, and since the demise of Profession Front Wheel Drive Drag Racing, it has proven to be a positive source of media for the people who are trying to revive the sport. I must admit it was refreshing to see both drivers & team owners still remain relevant in the industry, finding a way to evolve through-out the years even inside of different aspects of motorsports. Gary having pursued Formula Drift, and Christian having pursued Time Attack, both becoming very successful after the switch from Drag Racing.