NORWALK, OH — As the saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s tires.

Or something like that.

Food vendors were smoking barbecue, a few race fans were smoking cigars, and more than a few drivers were smoking tires Friday during qualifying on a picture-perfect day at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park.

There was no mistaking that the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series was in Norwalk as the sights and sounds of a weekend at the track were on full display.

See for yourself in the gallery and video below:

Photos by Sean Cutright

Video by Katie Rockman

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.