John Richardson and Ken Ratzloff celebrated with their teams in the winner’s circle receiving their first National event win during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., worked his way through the field in Top Dragster and ran 28.098 seconds192.66 mph in his final round victory over Andy Spiegel, Acton. Calif.
Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, faced off against Ted Kellner San Jose, Calif., in Top Sportsman with an impressive reaction time of .004 seconds, posting a winning run of 7.230 seconds, 191.35 mph in his ’53 Studebaker. Kellner drove to a 7.314 seconds, 187.29 mph pass for his runner up finish.