FRANKY'S SUSPENSION LIFTED -- THE RETURN OF FRANKY & FELICIA WITH THEIR WINNERS PICKS FOR THE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS...

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Please meet Drag Racing Underground's NHRA race-winner-predicting-duo from Queens, New York. We'd like to introduce Franky & Felicia. They're a couple of sweethearts who have a love for drag racing, and have asked that we give them a shot at making race predictions. They persistently insisted to us that they have what it takes to get the job done. We're continuing to bring them to you now for their third season!! They definitely were not without controversy during their first two seasons!!... Feel free to send us your opinion of them by using the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page... For those of you missing Mike & Barbara, we regret to report that they've been cancelled... Without further ado, we proudly present to you Franky & Felicia and their NHRA predictions...


Franky: Yo! Me and my hot little lady are stoked 'bout giving youse our picks for this weekend's AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Before we go any further, I'd be remiss if I didn't say sumpthin' 'bout me getting suspended from these picks for last week's Maple Grove race. Yes, it's true that me and some of my buddies from the Queens chapter of the Billy Joel/Mets coalition went AWOL, and took a bus to Atlantic City. And yes, it's true that I lost a lot of money within the first five minutes of throwing dice at the craps table. And yes, then I got picked up by the cops for loitering outside a gentlemens club. But the reason why I was standing outside the go-go bar for a long duration of time was because one of the dancers did a back flip off the stage, and landed hard on my lap, hurting me severely, and I was trying to walk off the pain in the parking lot. I think the cops put the cuffs on me and busted me because I was wearing my METS cap, and they were probably Phillies fans, like most of those people in south jersey are. Anyways, that's part of a longer story that I ain't necessarily sure I wanna tell right now. But I'm glad to be back and have my suspension lifted by Drag Racing Underground's ultra uptight Stephanie. Anyways, pull up a chair and read what me and Felicia got to say to youse 'bout the Midwest Nationals!

Felicia: Right on, Franky, you gorgeous hunk of a man! I thoughts you sez you wasn't gonna talk about anything related to the New Yawk Mets? You promised that you wasn't goin' to talk about The Mets as much this season, like ya did last season! Drag Racing Underground will be gettin' lots of emails again from all the people complaining about you talkin' 'bout the Mets on this DRAG RACING web page! And you need to stop taking those crazy bus trips to Atlantic City with your drinking buddies. You always lose all your money and get in trouble, and I don't like you spending your time in those stupid gentlemens clubs neither! My Top Fuel pick for the Midwest Nationals is Leah Pritchett. She won a few weeks ago at Brainerd. She made it all the way to the semi-finals at Indy. She lost in the 2nd round at the Grove last week to Steve Torrence. She's been on a rocky road from her impressive season start, but I think she's gonna get her groove back again.  And like I've said many times before, she's got da best darn eyebrows of any of the other dames in the dragster class. I wish I could get my eyebrows to look like hers-- I really do wish dat. Watch Leah Pritchett and her Papa John's Pizza powered digger set this weekend on fire at Gateway Motorsports Park!

Franky: No way is Leah Pritchett gonna win at Gateway.  And I don't mean any offense to all the Leah Pritchett fans out there in cyberland, but give me a friggin' break. I know you think she's a shoo-in 'cause she's got those flashy eyebrows, but I ain't seein' dat happen, dollface. I'm going with Brittany Force and her Monster Energy dragster. I was jumping up and down when she finally won her first event of the year back at Epping. And she blew the timing equipment up recording a unbelievable 332.75 mph pass at Brainerd. And I went completely bonkers when I was watching TV from the recreation room at the Atlantic City drunk tank, and she won at Maple Grove! She beat heavyweights like Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown! Plus she scored top speed of the event! I know that everyone is gonna send me wisecracking emails for picking Brittany again. So many clowns like calling me a "fanboy" for persistently  picking the highly funded Force girls, but who cares? I'm really feeling that Brittany and her crack crew are gonna dispense some serious whoop ass on the tough Midwest Nationals field!

Felicia: That sounds corny, Franky. It don't sound like you, using that old tired 'whoop ass' expression?? I thinks maybe you're being coached what to say again by that cockeyed blowhard cousin Enzo of yours from Jersey?!?... I thinks your desire to pick Brittany Force is a form of blinded prognostication. I don't think she's going to keep up her momentum from the Grove. My pick for Funny Car at the Midwest Nationals is Ron Capps. He came back in a big way at Maple Grove. It was his 7th win of the season and the 57th of his career. Capps reclaimed the points lead and has his NAPA  Auto Parts Charger dialed in just right! I gots that feeling in my belly that Capps and his NAPA teammates are gonna get the job done, unless of course, that feeling in my belly is from last night's funky onion dip at our Billy Joel Queens NY chapter fan club party??

Franky: Fugget about Ron "Flappin' Gums" Capps, he's not the racer I see making headlines this weekend. I respect the guy, BUT this Midwest deal ain't gonna be his race by any stretch of your overactive imagination, my fragrant Felicia. My crystal ball is showing me images of Courtney Force appearing in the Gateway Motorsports Park Funny Car winner's circle. She's a skilled broad who always qualifies strong. Courtney made it all the way to runner-up last week at the Grove!  THIS WEEK she's going to the winner's circle! Courtney's got ants in her firepants to score a victory this time! Sure, I'll get called a "fanboy" 'cause of me pickin' a celeb like Courtney, but I don't care. I gots thick skin just like my hero Billy Joel. I'm  predicting Courtney's bark to be just as vicious as her bite and that she'll be making some Funny Car history this weekend!

Felicia: Ya know, I hates to say dis, Franky, but I just don't thinks Courtney is going to be all that for this coming Midwest Nationals event. Sorry 'bout dat, even though I admire her for handling a nitro car wit da best of 'em, I don't see her winning at Gateway. And I thinks you got that whole bite and bark thing backwards... Ya know, I get a lot of flack from many of you readers about me always talkin' 'bout myself, likes I ain't supposed to talk about myself?!? Geeeez, what kinda fun can a gal have if she ain't talkin' 'bout herself?!? Many of you smarty pants complain about me to management, 'cause you thinks I'm nothin' but a crazy bird from Queens. Whatever... For this weekend's race, I won't be predicting that Vincent Nobile will be winning Pro Stock, like I often have been lately, 'cause I heard that for some reason, he'll be sitting this race out -- So I gots to pick somebody else. I'm picking Bo Butner. He's more of a predictable and "sure thing" kind of pick, but so what, I'm entitled to make a more conservative choice every now and then. HA! Bo beat the pants off the field at Maple Grove last week. He was also the number #1 qualifier and reclaimed the points lead . I believe Butner and crew are gonna turn on the heavy, honeybuns!

Franky: I don't agree, sweetcakes. I thinks you're delusional with that Pro Stock pick. I realize that Bo Butner is one tough doorslammin' guy, and I know he's lookin' practically unstoppable, but I'm just not feelin' him as hitting a winning note at Gateway. Once again, you can bet that I'm stickin' to my guns, staying loyal, and betting all my jollyrocks on Erica Enders. I'm still psyched about Erica's earlier season win at Epping. She proved that ya gotta believe! I still believe that she's developing her old winning swagger back at the wheel of her Chevy Camaro.  Her reaction times are still fierce. She got a great holeshot on Bo Butner in the 2nd round last week at the Grove, but she just couldn't hold on to the lead, but I know she's going to bring down the house this weekend at Gateway!  And yeah, I can see all the hate mail coming my way now. All the haters who call me a "fanboy" because I still root for Erica, they gets me madder than Billy Joel driving his car through a Long Island pizzeria's window!! Erica Enders is a serious racer when she's out on the track, she sort of reminds me of how you get, Felicia, when you're playing Jenga with those wise-cracking little kids down at the Queens Borough Youth Recreation Center. You get that really intense game face of yours going on just like Erica does when she's driving.

Felicia: I hopes we did good, honey.

Franky: We picked 'em babe. 'Cause we're a couple of classy winners who know how to pick da winners.