So, I’m watching the New England Nationals on TV, and I gotta say it looks amazing. I tried going to the NHRA website, but it just muddied the waters further. So:
1. How does the Countdown work? Is it like NASCAR where if you win a race during the “regular season”, you’re eligible for the championship?
2. Is each event like its own tournament? There’s a bracket for each, and it goes from there?
3. What differentiates a Funny Car from a Pro Stock?
4. When do the drivers qualify? The commentators have mentioned qualifying speeds, but when does that happen? It is related to the bracket I mentioned earlier?