B.C. Racer Claims IHRA World Title
British Columbia’s Graham Foster has made the very best of a very long tow from Northern B.C. to Tennessee by claiming the IHRA’s 2013 Top Sportsman World Championship title….
Traveling all the way from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Foster traveled more than 2,000 miles to try his hand in IHRA’s premier doorslammer class. With one win under his belt in 2013 and a runner-up finish within his home geographical Division 6, Foster eliminated Kamron Wright, defending world champion Mike Thompson, Jim Cairnes and finally Mike Koontz to take the championship.
In the final Foster nailed the tree with a .005 light and ran a 7.618 on a 7.58 dial at 176.42 miles per hour in his ’68 Camaro to take home the win. Koontz ran a 7.619 on a 7.61 with a .092 reaction time in the runner-up effort.
Foster was one of 10 IHRA World Champions determined at the prestigous season-ending Summit Racing Tournament of Champions event held over last weekend at Memphis International Raceway. All of the IHRA class World Champions received $10,000 courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment and AMSOIL and a special championship Ironman trophy as the IHRA closes the books on the 2013 racing season.
Posted by: Larry Crum