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Streaks alive and well at O'Reilly Midwest Nationals

Brandon Bernstein, Robert Hight and Greg Anderson will be gunning for their third straight victories when the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series invades Gateway International Raceway, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: May 4, 2007, 10:16 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN.com

This weekend's 11th O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway will be in Madison, Ill., but for the purposes of promotional pizzazz, most drag-racing fans refer to this midspring event as "the race in St. Louis."

Geography aside, the significance of the year's seventh national event is based on simple mathematics. Three drivers in three of the four professional classes competing at Gateway will be gunning for their third straight victory after impressive wins in Las ...

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