Canada’s Shawn Cowie runs up his NHRA event winners tab again during NHRA’s Magic Dry Absorbent Northwest Nationals…..

It may be a “tad” too early to call it — but the buzz words “world champ” are being whispered again — when referencing British Columbia’s Mundies Towing Racing team.

The talented group (based from Surrey BC) were very true to form last weekend when they scored the Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster event title at Seattle Pacific Raceway’s — with yet another dominating performance.

Shawn Cowie added his 16th NHRA national event “Wally” to his vast collection last Sunday.

After qualifying #1 for the 10 cars entered in the class at 5.218 secs (low ET) Cowie’s team did for the most part cruise by the competition at this event.  After delivering three more consecutive low 5.2 secs runs during eliminations — Shawn earned a date vesus Russ Parker’s injected nitro car in the final round.

In that match – Parker did earn a slight starting line advantage (.064 to .051) and Shawn was forced to expertly pedal his car slightly — with the end result being a win light in  Cowie’s lane via a 5.349 secs 271.52 mph to 5.387 secs 267.48 mph count.

This was NHRA national event level win #3 for the season for Cowie’s Mundies Towing group and also their 3rd career title at Pacific Raceway.  They were the defending 2018 champions.

“What an unreal weekend,” said Cowie, an always very reserved racer.  “I have the best people behind me and can’t say enough for all the support we have received!”

So as things currently stand — Shawn Cowie, who finished 2nd in final NHRA Lucas Oil World Championship points the past two seasons consecutively — is the NHRA’s overall points leader for TAD cars by a pretty significant margin.  His 647 points total sits well above both Megan Meyer (573) and Troy Coughlin Jr (552).   

NHRA’s Lucas Oil World champion is determined by a points formula where racers claim their best 3 finishes at NHRA regional races + their best 7 placings at NHRA national events.  Right now Shawn’s record is rather impeccable at both levels.

Shawn Cowie’s TAD car set both low ET and top speed of the meet (5.218 secs 276.97 mph) while winning NHRA’s Magic Dry Absorbent Northwest Nationals for the 3rd time.

Posted by Bruce Biegler

Photos by Gerry Frechette and Les Puchala