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Mopar driver wins Stock Elim @ NHRA Finals

Discussion in 'Motorsports / Racing News' started by Beentherebefore, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Beentherebefore

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    I know that this was also on the main news page, but for those of you that didn't see it, Austin Williams drove his 340" G/SA Plymouth Duster to victory in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Auto Club Finals @ Pomona yesterday. He ran an 11.080 on his 11.08 dial-in while his opponent broke out. I'll post some pictures when I get my copy of "National Dragster" which features that race - probably in about 3 weeks, or so.

    It was his 8th NHRA National event win in Stock and I believe that they all were in that same Duster.
     
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  2. Mike V.

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    Austin is a divisional and world champion.

    From FCA/Mopar Press Release:

    Mopar/Dodge NHRA Sportsman Spotlight
    Mopar Sportsman competitors turned in exceptionally strong efforts in both the Stock and Super Stock Eliminator categories at the NHRA Finals, including a win in Stock by former world champion Austin Williams. Three of the four semifinalists in the category drove Mopar-powered vehicles.

    Williams, who hails from Burleson, Texas, took his eighth national event Wally trophy in Stock behind the wheel of his G/SA 1972 Plymouth Duster 340. In the final he turned in a lap of 11.080 seconds at 109.61 mph, exactly running his 11.08 dial-in. Williams left the line with a .025-second reaction time. He bettered opponent Chris Stephenson’s 10.620 at 122.56, who had a reaction time of .054. Stephenson’s dial-in was 10.64, meaning he broke out by .020.

    In Super Stock Eliminator, Jon Irving of Henderson, Nevada, turned in the best effort for Mopar, reaching the third round in his SS/MA 1980 Dodge Aspen. In the round, Irving made a pass of 11.177 at 113.96 on an 11.19 dial-in, breaking out by .013. He left the starting line with a .036 reaction time. The vehicle is powered by a 318 cubic-inch engine and features a four-barrel carburetor. It has always been a race car and only has 25 street miles.

    Williams and Irving each claimed the Dodge Top Finisher award of their respective categories. The program was in place at all 24 national events in 2017, and provided a $500 bonus to the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator driver who advanced the farthest in a Dodge or Plymouth vehicle.

    In addition, Keyport, Washington’s Troy Johnston took the Sportsman ET win in a ’72 Duster.
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    Photo credit: Austin Williams Facebook.
     
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  3. BrianinMpls

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    That’s a bad [I should have my mouth washed out with soap for using such terms] ride, mine ran 14's stock all day until I broke it on the drive home from the raceway. Been on jacks in the garage since, had to send the kid through college.........ps, I'd bleepcan the HWjr plate, but a cats gotta run what you brung so hats off to Mr. Williams for the Win!!!
     
  4. Beentherebefore

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    As promised, here is part of the ND article on Austin Williams' win;

    Austin Williams' 2017 Pomona win -ND.jpg
    Austin Williams in winner's circle.jpg

    I thought that you all would be interested in this photo also - Tom Mettler, who was runner-up in Comp Eliminator. He was also runner-up at the National event before this one at Las Vegas.

    Tom Mettler's Dakota @ Pomona 2017.jpg
    This Dakota is an original from the old Pro Stock Truck class but unfortunately I just can't remember who originally drove it while racing in that class. It might be the old Todd Patterson truck.
     
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