Massachusetts native Allison Doll claimed the 2019 NHRA Stock Eliminator World Champion. After a flawless season, Doll finished with a total of 689 points.
Being a female in a racing world is something that is not seen every day, especially one who is holding up a national championship trophy.
A Historical Season
Allison Doll can now say she has scored the highest divisional point total ever, the first female to ever win a Stock Eliminator World Championship, and the first husband and wife champions with her husband Doug Doll.
With a stunning 689 national point total and a perfect 525 divisional score, Allison Doll made her mark in the Stock Eliminator world this year and claimed both the national and division 1 championships.
Doll claimed the championship this year in her 1998 Pontiac Firebird that she runs in B/SA. Inside is a 350 cubic inch LT1 motor built by BES Racing Engines and it is fuel injected by Holley.
Doll began racing junior dragsters in 2001 with her family. She jumped into her firebird, same one she won this year’s championship with, in 2006. It wasn’t until 2015 that she began racing for a championship due to other conflicts.
Her first-year racing for a championship she missed the division championship by two points and finished ninth in national points. In 2016, she missed the division championship by one point and finished seventh in national points. Fast forward to 2019 and she was able to take them both home.
Battling for the Lead
Throughout the season, Doll took home five divisional wins and two quarter-final national event finishes. Each win was even sweeter than the first because it kept opening her eyes at the divisional championship after struggling with the car in 2017 and 2018.
“Before my win at Cecil County, Santangelo’s lead in the points seemed insurmountable,” Doll stated. “But I just kept winning, and I kept getting closer and closer until I finally passed him and took the lead.”
For the entire season, Doll battled it out in points with fellow division one racer Joe Santangelo. Santangelo had an incredible start to the year with wins, runner-up’s, and semi-final finishes at almost every race he attended. By the end of July, his division and national points totals were very high with more races to claim.
“I squeaked past Joe in the divisional points in September,” Doll claimed. “By October, I had both point’s leads under my belt, and I took off running with both of them.”
More than a Championship
Being that this was her first championship, it was very special for Doll. What made her season even more memorable was winning five out of the seven home division events she attended.
“I have struggled a lot these past years with the car and the combination we were running,” Doll stated. “It seemed like this year everything finally clicked together, and I was able to accomplish something I have always dreamed of.”
“I want to send out a huge thank you to my parents, Al and Sue Smyth. And my brother Steve Smyth who helps out so much on the car,” Doll stated.
“My husband, Doug, for everything. It’s pretty cool we can say we are the first ever husband and wife world champions!”
“I would also like to thank my racing family Donny Moulton, the Bubka Family, the Scholl Family, Nick Masso, and Mike Epprecht.”
Doll also sent out a huge thank you to all her sponsors:
- Portatree Timing Systems
- Mickey Thompson Tires
- BES Racing Engines
- Sepanek Racing Transmissions
- Ultimate Converter Concepts
Congratulations Allison Doll and her family on their 2019 NHRA Stock Eliminator World Championship! The DragChamp team is very proud of you!
About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 21 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. Megan is a student at Western Kentucky University and is pursuing a degree in Photojournalism with plans to graduate in May 2020. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it.