Two Western Canadian based drag racers are each within one win light of some NHRA National event accolades….
Due to some very untimely rainstorms (all but one) of the championship final rounds for NHRA’s Protect the Harvest Nationals at Seattle last weekend have been deferred.
That delay affects two Canadian drag racers too with Mike Williams (Tilley AB) and Darrell Stobbe (Abbotsford BC) both being on the cusp for potential national event level wins.
NHRA has announced that the remaining Lucas Oil Series final rounds for both Top Sportsman and Super Stock will be contested back at Pacific Raceways during the upcoming NHRA Lucas Oil Regional event there August 19-21.
Williams’ who was racing his potent 2009 GXP will face off against Brian Phillips in the MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman presented by Select Performance title round. Williams, who had qualified #5 for that eliminator had won four rounds of competition prior to the weather moving in.
2nd generation racer Darrell Stobbe, has a date in the Super Stock final round versus Cody Lane. Stobbe, who qualified his immaculate SS/JA ’64 Chevy #13 (at -.540) has also won four rounds in previous competition, making this event already the best finish of his national event racing career so far.
Both final round opponents Phillips and Lane are Pacific Northwest racers based from Washington state.
Posted by Bruce Biegler
Photos by Gerry Frechette