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Published 5/3/24

Scenes from the 2024 Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals



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What’s the only thing wilder than two nitromethane-burning, 11,000-horsepower race cars competing over a distance of 1,000 feet? The answer is four cars doing the same. 
That’s what happens every April during the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  
But that’s just part of the action.

John Force advanced to the Funny Car final round during the 2024 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Of course, a yearly highlight of the event is the participation of Chevrolet-backed John Force Racing (JFR) in the nitro-powered Top Fuel and Funny Car categories as part of the professional NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. The team’s tear-inducing, ear-splitting, feel-it-in-your-chest, 330-mph monsters turned in multiple highlights for Team Chevy this year.  
The ageless team patriarch, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, qualified No. 1 in the Funny Car category with a track record and career-best run of 3.820 seconds at 330.96 mph in his Camaro SS on Friday night. He went on to finish third in the final-round quad on Sunday afternoon.

Brittany Force finished in the semifinal round of Top Fuel in her JFR Chevrolet dragster, and her teammate Austin Prock bowed out after the Funny Car first round in his Camaro SS. 

Team Chevy driver Greg Anderson (near lane) picked up his 105th career Pro Stock win in Charlotte.

The Camaro SS is found throughout the Pro Stock ranks as well. A longtime favorite of gearheads, Pro Stock cars feature naturally aspirated, 500 cu.-in. engines and five-speed manual transmissions. At zMAX Dragway, Team Chevy’s Greg Anderson scored his 105th career victory in a final that also included Chevrolet drivers Dallas Glenn and Aaron Stanfield.

Sportsman racing is an integral part of every NHRA event.

Plus, plenty of Bowtie power was on display in Charlotte throughout the Sportsman classes that make up the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. In addition, this year’s 4-Wide Nationals marked an early appearance of the new Factory X class, featuring the COPO Camaro reaching speeds of nearly 200 mph in competition against other Big Three factory muscle. 
Our crew was on the ground at zMAX Dragway all weekend and came away with the photos below. 
Also, be sure to keep watching The BLOCK for more from the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals along with coverage of Chevrolet Performance and all motorsports disciplines.