He didn't come out on top in the inaugural NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge world championship title chase, but 33-year-old Brad Personett was a standout in the series nonetheless.
Driving the turbo-powered Big Stuff Precision Turbo '68 Camaro for Personett Performance, the former Sport Compact ace scored two victories – the first at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, where he also reset the national record for speed to a breathtaking 255.39 mph, and the second at the season-closer at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he stopped No. 1 qualifier Melanie Troxel in the final.
"Winning Indy was great, of course," said Personett, for whom the victory was a career first in the series sweetened by the fact that it came at his home track in front of a multitude of family and friends.
"Winning the Vegas race capped everything off at the end of the year, though," he continued. "We fine-tuned and tweaked the combination, got to the point where we had some spare parts, and I got my feet back underneath me after playing catch-up all year long. In Vegas, things finally started clicking."