NHRA Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Winners
The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals is NHRA season opener. In its 59 year, its an icon of drag racing. The weather did not cooperate this weekend, and the finals had to finish up on Monday. Setting around and waiting for the rains to stop made for a frustrating weekend, but in the end it was worth it for the racers that made it to the finals. Some new faces and veterans shared the winners circle.
Comp: Scott McClay over Doug Lambeck
Scott McClay was the number 4 qualifier and Doug Lambeck was in the 6 slot. Both drivers got hit hard on the index in round 3. McClay had just a little power and a better light, (his .026 to Lambecks.066) to get his 2nd NHRA national event win.
Super Stock: Ryan McClanahan over Rick McKinney
Rayan McClananhan is the 2018 Stock World Champion and starts the season off right with his victory and the Winternationals. McKinney had being driving and dialing his car with perfection throughout the race as was McClanahan. In the finals it was a tight McClanahan was .024 over dial with a .021 light giving room to Mckinney. Mckinney lifts to early and gives McClananhan his 8th NHRA national win.
Stock: Doug Gibson over Duane Dickens
Niether driver has an NHRA national event win. Doug Gibson’s .032 over his dial and .021 light was enough to take out Duane Dickens .015 over his dial and a .061 light. Gibson gets his first NHRA national event win and its a popular with the fans.
Super Comp: Kevin Wright over Val Torres Jr.
Both driver were on their game at the this race, but Wright’s 9 pack gave Torres no room even with a .015 light. Wright was .009 and .001 over to get his forth NHRA national event win.
Super Gas: Pete Zak over Evan Kowalski
This race was over quick, Kowalshi goes red by .004 and gives the win to Zak. Pete Zak picks up is second NHRA national event win.
Top Dragster: John Taylor over Zach Sackman
Taylor is going for his fifth national event win. Sackman’s .039 light and .023 over is no match for Taylor’s .007 light and .055 over. Taylor gets his fifth NHRA national event win.
Top Sportsman: Bart Smith over Mike Ferderer
Ferderer has the better light, .013 to Smith’s .021. Smith is closer to his dial, .016 over to Ferderer’s .031 over his dial. Smith takes a .007 stripe in a tight race for the win. This is Smith’s second NHRA national event win.
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