A familiar face will return to compete in NHRA’s Pro Stock class April 20-22 at the SpringNationals in Houston, Texas.

Rodger Brogdon, who competed in NHRA’s Pro Stock from 2007-2015, will drive a KB Racing Camaro at Royal Purple Raceway. Brogdon’s company RBR Machine will sponsor his car in Houston.

“I would not be telling the truth if I didn’t say I missed it,” Brogdon said. “Racing was such a big part of my life, so I figured I would run this weekend and see how it goes and maybe run two or three more races before the year is over and make a decision on whether I want to race next year or not.”

Brogdon last competed – or even attended an NHRA drag race for that matter – in Chicago July 9-12.

“KB Racing is providing the car and I am going to show up and drive,” Brogdon said. “They are a great bunch of guys over there and I’m glad I get to do it with them. We talked at the first of the year about me coming back out maybe in the middle of the year. I have so many things going on in my life right now with the businesses I’m running. I have a new manufacturing business and we are making a lot of parts for the aerospace industry. I’m really busy with that and I told them (KB Racing) maybe I will just race the Houston race and hopefully a couple of more before the year is over and I will make a decision for next year. I haven’t been to one dragstrip since my last race. I thought it would be good if I stayed away.”

Brogdon said the KB Racing Camaro he will be piloting in Houston is one reigning world champion Bo Butner drove last year.

“I think Bo won three or four races in this car last year, so it should be a good hot rod,” Brogdon said. “I’m really excited. It will be good to get back out there and see everybody. I’m going to play it by ear and see how bad I miss it. You never know what is going to happen. It should be a fun weekend.”

Brogdon, who has three career NHRA Pro Stock wins, resides in nearby Tomball, Texas, making Purple Royal Raceway his home track. He won his first NHRA Pro Stock race in Bristol, Tenn., in 2013. He also won at Reading, Pa., (2014) and in Phoenix (2015).