Pro Stock racer Bo Butner wins Super Gas at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The Super Gas crown makes the sixth different class Butner has won at the national level.
SONOMA – Bo Butner won Super Gas at the Sonoma Nationals to join an elite group of racers that have wins in six different classes. Butner is now just the seventh racer to win a NHRA national event in six different classes.
The win, Butner’s 27th overall, came in a car he has just recently purchased from Aaron Kinard. Butner adjusted quickly to the Corvette roadster driving it to the event win over Linzi Meserve in the final round.
Bo was killer at the tree posting reactions ranging from .015 to .021 excluding a .030 on his fourth round bye. He also took out hitters such as Todd Barton, Ted Seipel, and Steve Williams on his way to the final.
Runner up Meserve, appearing in her first final, was equally impressive off the line with lights ranging from a .009 to a .018 prior to the final. Meserve defeated Dan Bain, Super Street winner Ryan Herem, and Evan Kowalski on her pat to the final.
In the final round both drivers posted their worst reactions of the day. Butner took the slight lead when his .021 just outpaced Meserve’s .027. As they moved down track, Butner hung a wheel on Meserve and carried her through for a 9.949 to 9.963 win.
Bo Butner proved he can flat out drive anything on wheels with his latest victory.