NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners
The 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals is in the books. There was an incident with the Factory Stock Showdown car of Jesse Alexandra. It looks as if he was off the throttle by the 1/8 mile, but then got back into the throttle and as the car crossed the finish line the rear tires locked up causing Alexandra to go head on into the wall. The car had significant damage, Alexandra was not hurt. Weather wise is was warm but no rain and the race was finished on time.
Factory Stock Showdown: Stephen Bell over Arthur Kohn
Kohn was the number 5 qualifier, Bell qualified in the number 12 spot. Kohn has the advantage on the tree by .029, but can’t run with Bell’s stout 7.908 to Kohn’s 7.951. Bell gets the win by a fender. This is Bell’s 2nd NHRA national event win.
Comp: Bruno Massel over Shaun Vincent
Massel is the number 5 qualifier, Vincent is number 20. Vincent takes out some heavy hitters to reach the final. Massel has the light, Vincent has the performance, but can not over come his .088 light to Massel great .005 light. Massel gets his 13th NHRA national event win.
Super Stock: Gene Mosbek over Vic Penrod
Mosbek and Penrod battle it out for the Super Stock title. Penrod is dead on with a .008, but its not match for Mosbek’s .014 package. Mosbek’s .001 light seals the deal and he takes home his 6th NHRA national event win.
Stock: Chris Chaney over Scott Libersher
Libersher, who also races in the Factory Stock Showdown finds himself in the final in Stock. Chaney is looking for his first win in Stock. Chaney is good on the tree, .027 and is dead on with a .005, a tough package to beat for sure. Libersher leaves .001 to soon and the race is over that quick. Chaney picks up his 1st NHRA Stock event win and 4th overall.
Super Comp: Kyle Fickler over Veron Rowlan
Rowlan has been hammering the tree in the last 4 rounds, averaging a .004 light. Fickler is .017, Rowlan is .013, but breaks out by a stinking .oo1. Fickler lets Rowlan have the stripe and picks up his 2nd NHRA national event win.
Super Gas: Shawn Carter over Collin Becker
Carter vs Becker, the battle of the breakouts. Carter is off the line first with a .025 light to Becker’s .030 light. Neither driver wants to give up the stripe. Becker breaks out by .012 to Carter’s .004. Carter gets his 2nd NHRA national event win.
Super Street: Trevor Larson over Mike Campbell
Super Street is only contested at a few national events. It means allot to come away with the Wally. Larson has a .016 light and is on a big time breakout, but no mater, Campbell goes red by an oh so close .001. This is Larson’s 7th NHRA national event win.
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