FATHER & DAUGHTER DOUBLE-UP HEADLINES PDRA WINNER'S CIRCLE IN NORWALK
Past Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) world champions Tommy and Amber Franklin made series history Saturday night when they became the first father-daughter duo to win the same event. Racing at the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Summit Motorsports Park, Tommy won in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and Amber won in $hameless Racing Pro 632.
The other pro class victories went to Johnny Camp in WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive, JR Carr in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, Paul Gast in Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, and Bill Riddle in Menscer Motorsports Pro Street presented by AFCO.
Sportsman class wins were claimed by Donny Urban in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by US Rail, Larry Roberts in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance, Ray Bamond in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 32 presented by Vortech, and Frank Falter IV in Lucas Oil Top Dragster 32 presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance. In the Edelbrock Bracket Bash presented by COMP Cams final round, Mike Carroll used a .001 reaction time and a 4.881 on a 4.87 dial-in in his ’22 American dragster to beat Chris Schneider’s 4.718 on a 4.71 dial-in.
The American Doorslammer Challenge also included the PDRA’s Jr. Dragster categories, where the wins went to Justin Kerby in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster presented by PRP and McKenzee Hogan in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster presented by PRP. Kerby defeated Klein Simpson in the final round, running a 7.912 on the 7.90 index, while Simpson broke out with his 7.884. Hogan and opponent Hanna Sheppard both ran close to their dial-ins, with Hogan running 8.988 on an 8.98 dial and Sheppard going 12.159 on a 12.15 dial, but it was Hogan’s quicker reaction time that sealed the deal.