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Kyle Rizzoli wins Super Stock at Northwest Nationals

Kyle Rizzoli wins Super Stock for the second straight week. He claimed the Super Stock win at the Northwest Nationals while just missing a double with a runner up in Stock.

KENT, WASH. – Kyle Rizzoli earned his second NHRA Super Stock Wally in the last week after earning the win at Pacific Raceways. Just a week ago at the Sonoma Nationals, Kyle defeated Jon Irving to claim the win.

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A week later, Kyle was standing in the winners circle once again after defeating Tom Gaynor in the final round. Rizzoli also made it to the final round in Stock Eliminator but came up short against Andy Morris.

The win, his eighth in national event competition, came on the heels of a string of great reaction times. Excluding a .033 light in round one, Rizzoli put together four consecutive teen lights that varied from a .011 to a .016.

2019 Northwest Nationals Super Stock final round
Super Stock Final Round

To earn win #8, Rizzoli had to survive a number of close races. In his round one match up with Chris Cour, Kyle won a virtual dead-heat. Kyle was .033 at the tree and .061 over his dial for a .094 package. Cour was .044 and .050 above for a .094 package. The thousandth’s fell in Rizzoli’s favor which earned him a second round bye.

Kyle Rizzoli wins Super Stock at NHRA Sonoma Nationals

In round three, Dave Barcelon threw a .026-pack at Rizzoli but got some change back after Kyle posted a .017-pack for the win. In the semifinals, Rizzoli was .011 take .007 to take out two-time 2019 runner up Rick McKinney.

Much like his Sonoma Nationals final, Rizzoli grabbed a huge advantage off the line and carried it through the finish line. His .012 to .067 reaction time advantage was more than Gaynor could overcome. Rizzoli posted a .029 over 9.619 while Gaynor broke out with a -.013 under 9.827.

Kyle Rizzoli Super Stock winner
Kyle Rizzoli Northwest Nationals

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