He was patient . . . waiting for his turn to come. And when it did, Kyle Cultrera grabbed it and
didn’t let go.
The prize was his first NHRA Division 2 Super Comp victory Sunday at
Gainesville, Fla. The fact it came in just his second
series race in his first season of competition in one of the Lucas Oil Series’
toughest categories . . . well, that was much faster then he dared
Cultrera, of Eliot,
Maine, is 17, but he had been
prepping for a day like that to come along for as long as he can remember. “My dad (Steve, who works on Jeg Coughlin’s
Pro Stock Chevy at Victor Cagnazzi Racing) used to race Competition Eliminator
and I have been going to the races with him since I was old enough to walk, so I
have been around it all my life,” Kyle Cultrera said.
His search ended when he rented his winning ride from Thomas Stalbas for
the full season.