Herbie Null Jr. claims the Super Stock win at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway!
READING, PA – Herbie Null Jr. won a NHRA national event for the second time at Maple Grove Raceway. His first win at the famed racing facility came in 2003. For his latest victory, Null defeated recent Summit Racing Nationals winner John DiBartolomeo in the final round.
Null was wired to the tree throughout eliminations averaging a .014 light across six rounds. The window between his best (.009) and worst (.024) light was just .015. This was through six rounds over three different days of racing.
Null’s path the the final began with a close .004 margin of victory over Richard Kay in round one. Herbie then drove his ’87 GT/HA Camaro past David Thomas in round two after his .009 light forced Thomas under by -.003. Pat Glade was Null’s round three victim after Null left first and ran closer to his dial to advance.
Waiting for Null in round four was none other than Joe Santangelo. Santangelo has been on fire this season and is currently leading the national points chase in Super Stock and Stock.
Herbie rose to the occasion dropping an .011 light on Santangelo at the hit. Santangelo’s .035 put him behind from the start. At the stripe, Null dropped to a .031 over 9.671 sending Santangelo through the finish on a -.003 breakout.
After his huge win in the quarterfinals, Null met his friend and racing amigo Bryan Worner in the semifinals. Worner turned it red by -.003 to send Null to his tenth final round.
John DiBartolomeo drove his ’86 SS/BS Camaro through the field to reach the final round for the second race in a row. John opened eliminations with a .001 margin of victory over Greg Porter.
After defeating Marc LeBrecque in round two, DiBartolomeo benefited from three-straight foul starts by his opponents. This moved him into the final round where he was looking to go back-to-back after winning the Summit Racing Nationals a week earlier in Norwalk.
In the final round, Null was .012 take .028 to go dead-on zero for the win. His 9.700 lap more than covered DiBartolomeo’s .029 initiated 9.271 on his 9.26 dial-in.
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