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They're going drag racing in Qatar

Updated: May 11, 2009, 8:41 PM ET
By Terry Blount

NHRA team owner Alan Johnson said plans are being worked out for an eight-car exhibition drag racing event this December in Doha, Qatar.

Johnson and his partner, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani, are putting together the event.

"We want to go over there and do some match racing," Johnson said. "We haven't worked out all the details yet, but other [NHRA] teams will be invited."

The exhibition will include four Top Fuel dragsters and four Funny Cars. Johnson and Sheikh ...

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