Drag Illustrated magazine recognized the inaugural members of its highly anticipated ’30 Under 30’ list at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 10. Twenty of the 30 winners were in attendance including Brittany Force and five other young ladies.
Celebrating some of the brightest young people in drag racing, the list and its members are the subject of Drag Illustrated’s Tomorrow Issue, which was released during the trade show.
“This has been one of the most exciting projects we’ve ever tackled,” Drag Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Wes Buck said. “We want to make sure all these young guys and gals get the credit they deserve.”
The inaugural DI 30 Under 30 list is made up youthful drivers, technicians and businesspeople across several sanctioning bodies in drag racing. NHRA Pro Stock phenomenon Vincent Nobile appears on the cover of the Tomorrow Issue and is joined by fellow NHRA professionals Brittany Force, Leah Pritchett, Rickie Jones Jr., Drew Skillman, Megan Fessel-Schumacher, Jon Schaeffer, Troy Coughlin Jr., and Steven Whiteley.
The Sportsman racing ranks are represented by Jonnie Lindberg, JP Gutierrez, Corey Michalek, Ashley Sanford, Mia Tedesco, Cameron Ferre, Justen Moser, Kirk Wolf, and PJ North.
The PDRA, nostalgia and small-tire racing representatives are Lizzy Musi, Kyle Dvorak, Preston Tanner, Matt Sackman, Mark Savage, Jimmy Sackuvich, Tyler Crossnoe, Daniel Pharris, Jared Johnston, Audrey Worm, Tera Wendland-Graves and Donovan Stott.
“Compiling this list—without question—was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever been a part of,” continued Buck. “We received over 5,000 nominations. I hope the 30 Under 30 program serves as validation of their efforts over the years, as well as inspires other young people to get involved in drag racing or remain involved.”