If you like nitro, Harley-Davidsons, jambalaya, and a relaxed cajun atmosphere, there’s no problem having a good time at No Problem Raceway this weekend. 

The AMRA will be bringing its PennGrade1 Cajun Nitro Nationals into town. For the first time, the event will feature a 16-bike Top Fuel Harley field thanks to the support of Top Fuel Harley legend Johnny Mancuso and his Circle M Ranch and Dove Fuels. 

Plenty of eyes will water for no other reason than nitro fumes in the air, and as many as 30 bikes could be making the trip to compete. 

“This is our third year having them here, and we usually put ratings on some events, and this is about as family-friendly as it gets,” said No Problem Raceway owner Nelson Hoyos. 

Hoyos believes that even though the event attracts a number of diverse bike groups, the unified commitment to having a good time brings all of them together. 

“The event fits in perfectly with our fans here,” Hoyos said. We have Sons of Silence, Banditos, Hells Angels, and others. We provide a peaceful, neutral ground for everyone, and we are all committed to keeping it that way. Everyone comes with the purpose of having a good time. I will say this is one of the best-behaved races with such diverse groups for which we’ve ever hosted an event. You truly cannot judge a book by its cover in this instance.”

The atmosphere might be a big party, but there’s plenty of action on the track to take in. 

Local hero Randal Andras, also a multi-time NHRA champ, will be defending his home track advantage against defending AMRA champ Ryan Peery, North Carolina Hall of Famer Jay Turner, Spevco’s Tii Tharpe, AMRA’s own John “JT” Toth, last year’s Rockingham Finals winner Jordan Peterson, Bad Apple Racing’s Tracy Kile and Jimmy “Mac” McMillan, California’s Tim Kerrigan, Ricky “Sharkey” House, Finland’s Juha “Sushi” Hintukainen, and more. 

Nitro Funnybikes will be in competition and for the casual two-wheel enthusiast are like Top Fuel with one less injector and gear, but every bit as loud and volatile. Louisiana’s own Rocky Jackson will face challenges from Pennsylvania’s Michael Balch, North Carolina’s Cameron Gunter, Japan’s Tadashi “Reggie” Saitou and more. 

Other divisions in competition include Pro Fuel, Outlaw Street, the popular Bagger categories, Pro Modified, and multiple index categories. 

“Believe it or not, this is a great family atmosphere,” Hoyos said. “We all are having a good time. It’s a party atmosphere and very entertaining racing for our spectators. We have plenty of families who bring a lot of kids to enjoy this. 

(Tim Hailey contributed to this report)