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NITRO SEMIS & FINALS

 

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TOP FUEL ROUND TWO

 

 

Round two found Mendy paired up with Tyler Hilton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the burnout Robert Hilton noticed a broken rear axle mount on the Great Expectations III and told his brother to stage in case Mendy faltered but not to leave. She didn't and the car was shut off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mendy legged it to the traps carding a 5.614 at 247.34 moving her to another final.

 

 


 

In this round the single went to Sorokin earning him another date with Mendy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorokin got the early numbers for data and clicked it at the 1000' mark to a 6.297 at 161.21.

 

 

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FUNNY CAR ROUND TWO

 

The first pair out was Bobby Cottrell and Dan Horan.

 

 

 

 

 


Cottrell put .040 in the bank and never looked back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another great drag race it was Cottrell carding a 5.714 at 253.75 over a more than game 5.754 at 258.91 for Horan.

 

 

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Getting the round single it would be Brandon Lewis meeting Cottrell in the final.

 

 

 

 

 

Wisely, Lewis clicked it early as lane choice didn't seem to be an issue.

 

 

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FUNNY CAR - FINAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both drivers left together but that's where it ended.

 

 

 

 

Lewis was done early and Cottrell legged it to the strip carding a 5.707 at 252.28.

 

 

Cottrell's win sets up the closest Heritage points championship chase ever. Going into the final race, the CHRR, there is a mere 28 points separating the top three cars. That's gonna be fun.

 

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TOP FUEL - FINAL

 

This is a recording, its Mendy and Adam in the final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best leaver in the class didn't disappoint. Sorokin put .060 in the bank leaving Mendy to play catch-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mendy caught the wounded Sorokin at the 900' mark after the auto shutoff system went off on the Champion car at 700ft mark and and shut the engine off. Post race all the data was normal. All they could figure was a short in the system.

Mendy carded low ET and top speed of the meet for the event win and the 2019 Heritage Top Fuel championship. Her 5.604 at 258.07 beat Sorokin's dead in the water 5.980 at 186.54.

 

 

 

Not quite a mosh pit, but there were lots of hugs, cheers and looks of relief.

 

 

Being the classs act they are, Bob McLennan and the Champion Speed Shop team are the first to join the celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP FUEL FINAL VIDEO

 

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Top Fuel Test & Qualifying - Session 1  -  Page 1

Funny Car Q1 - TF Session 2  -  Page 2

Top Fuel - FC - Round One  -  Page 3

Top Fuel - FC - Semis & Finals  -  Page 4

 

Nostalgia Race Coverage like this and more importantly the drag racing history on WDIFL will cease sooner than later if racers and fans don't start supporting WDFIL again. Thanks, Don

 

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