Andy Morris wins Stock at NHRA Northwest Nationals
Andy Morris wins Stock Eliminator title at the NHRA Northwest Nationals for his second national event victory at Pacific Raceways.
KENT, WASH. – Andy Morris found the winners circle for the second time in his career at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. To earn his latest win, Morris defeated back-to-back Super Stock champ Kyle Rizzoli in the final round.
Although he started off slow in the tree in the first couple of rounds, Morris got dialed in as the rounds progressed. He slipped past round one opponent Greg Marshall after trailing off the line .011 to .052. Morris took the .009 win after Marshall ran .05 over his dial.
Andy survived another scare when Super Stock runner up Tom Gaynor posted a -.005 under 9.705 to Morris’ .023 over 9.323 in round two. The hitters kept coming as Morris squared off against Division 6 great Joe Sorensen in round three.
Sorensen, the DragChamp pre-race pick to win, nailed the tree with a .009 light to Morris’ right there .018. At the stripe Morris pulled out a close win after his .011 over 9.301 out paced Sorensen’s .024 over 11.224 by .004-second.
Andy drove past Kelly Thomas in round four to earn the semifinal bye. Waiting in the final was red-hot Kyle Rizzoli. Rizzoli had been wired to the tree in his Stocker throughout the event.
Morris grabbed a slight edge at the tree, .016 to .018, and carried it to the top end. At the stripe, Morris posted a .011 over 9.381 to edge out Rizzoli’s .013 over 10.323 by .004-second.
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