The smallest engine amongst the sportsman finalists at the AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals was the big winner at the end of the day.
Clint Neff’s 245-inch, K/Altered ’23 Ford T scored the Comp eliminator title when Comp veteran Larry Pritchett red-lighted. Neff went through the motions with a winning 9.148, considerably off of the 8.36 index.
Fred Bartoli and Justin Jenkins staged an epic double-breakout battle for the Super Stock title.
Bartoli, running in SS/I Automatic, broke out by .006 (9.798) but committed a lesser violation than Justin Jenkins. Jenkins went -.016 under his dial-in. Jenkins, running in GT/CA, lost with a 9.534.
Daryl Bureski’s ageless Oldsmobile scored the Stock eliminator crown when his F/Stock Automatic 1970 4-4-2 successfully tracked down the M/Stock Automatic Mustang of Bobby Bishop Jr.
Bureski was slightly quicker on the tree and won with a +.036, 11.036 while Bishop came up short with a +.075, 12.655.
Michael Eggleston won Super Comp when Pat Fitzpatrick went red.
Jarod Bowman secured the Super Gas title when he played the finish line better than Dan Huellewig. Huellewig was .001 quicker on the starting line but Bowman came around at the strip with a winning 9.909. Huellewig finished as runner-up with a 9.910.
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