FLETCHER SCROES 75TH NHRA NATIONAL EVENT WIN
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Dan Fletcher picked up his 75th NHRA National event win this past weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Chandler, Ariz. The win was the Churchville, N.Y., racers fourth at Firebird International Raceway as he ran down Ken Etter, Riverside, Calif., in Super Stock with a 9.376 second pass at 144.04 mph in his ’69 Chevy Camaro. Fletcher has also won national events in Comp Eliminator, Stock and Super Gas.
In Stock Eliminator it was Leo Glassbrenner, Chino, Calif., driving a Pontiac Firebird to the win over Brad Hawk, Tucson, Ariz., in his Ford Mustang. Glassbrenner clocked in at 10.571 seconds at 116.81 mph.
Greg Boutte, Loma Linda, Calif., led the super eliminator categories taking his K&N Super Comp dragster to the winner’s circle while Michael Miller, Santa Fe., N.M., won in Super Gas. Boutte took the win when Steve Whitfield, Littleton, Colo., left early with a red-light as Miller cruised to victory in his ’27 Ford when Ed DeStaute, Rosemead, Calif., broke on the starting line. Joining the two was Ray Dew, League City, Texas, with a big starting line advantage and the win in Super Street.
Tom Koenen and J. Wayne Silvia won in Top Dragster and Top Sportsman respectively as Koenen, North Bend, Ore., ran dead-on on his 7.090 dial at 189.39 mph for the win over JR Lobner, Gardner, Kan. , and his first NHRA National event win. Silvia, Upland, Calif., went 11.560 seconds, 101.09 mph as Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., broke in the final round.
Sunday's final round results from the 28th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway:
Super Stock -- Dan Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 9.376, 144.04 def. Ken Etter, Plymouth Shadow, 10.166, 128.60.
Stock Eliminator -- Leo Glassbrenner, Pontiac Firebird, 10.571, 116.81 def. Brad Hawk, Ford Mustang, 12.671, 103.00.
Super Comp -- Greg Boutte, Dragster, 8.898, 174.71 def. Steve Whitfield, Dragster, foul.
Super Gas -- Michael Miller, '27 Ford, 14.757, 84.36 def. Ed DeStaute, Chevy Corvette, broke.
Super Street -- Ray Dew, Chevy Nova, 10.874, 128.63 def. Ryan Herem, Chevy Camaro, 10.867, 132.65.
Top Dragster -- Tom Koenen, Dragster, 7.090, 189.39 def. JR Lobner, Dragster, 6.824, 196.99.
Top Sportsman -- J Wayne Silvia, Chevy Cavalier, 11.560, 101.09 def. Ted Carli, Chevy Cobalt, broke.