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FYI WIRZ: NHRA Celebrates Spring Air with a Big Roar at the Gatornationals

The enchanting fragrance of orange blossoms is common to Florida spring air, but about the same time as that yearly event, another scent permeates the atmosphere in March: that of engines spewing Nitromethane fumes. To drag racing fans and gearheads, both are welcome. Many tourists and local residents swarm to the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Florida this weekend. That NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event will be telecast on ESPN2 HD at 6 p.m. Mar. 11, but keep in mind the olfactory part requires an on-site visit. The big roar of 8,000 horsepower engines is also brought to fans at home via HD TV, but feeling that thunder requires a visit to the straight track where...

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