Gene Mosbek wins sixth NHRA national event at the Heartland Nationals over Route 66 Nationals champ Vic Penrod.
TOPEKA – Gene Mosbek drove his rare ’64 Plymouth Savoy to the Super Stock win at the NHRA Heartland Nationals. The event win, coming on his birthday, was the sixth time Mosbek had found gold at an NHRA national event.
The Divison 5 racer defeated Vic Penrod in the final round to earn the Super Stock win. Mosbek laid down .015 total in the final to secure the win. His .001 reaction and .014 over 10.234 easily covered Penrod’s .078 initiated 9.898 on his 9.89 dial-in.
Mosbek was solid at the tree posting reaction times ranging from .001 to .035 for a .017 race average. He stayed above his dial-in in all but one round. The exception was his third round encounter with JEGS Allstars Super Comp winner Chris Dodd. Gene won the double breakout race by .003-second against the talented Dodd.
The list of hitters that fell to Mosbek included Bill Skillman, Chris Dodd, Jacob Pitt, and 2018 event champ Michael Mans. Mans came within one win light of making the final for the second-straight year.
Penrod also ran through a tough crowd to reach his second-straight final. The list included Scott Pearson, Tyler Wudarcyzk, Wyatt Wagner, and sportsman great David Rampy in the semifinals.
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