Brian Sawyer wins Super Street at New England Nats
Brian Sawyer won his second NHRA national event in his third Super Street final at the NHRA New England Nationals.
EPPING, NH – Brian Sawyer has raced in three NHRA national events and has been in the final round at all three. Today, he earned his second national event Wally after defeating Darren Wood in the final round.
All of three of Sawyer’s national event final round appearances have been at New England Dragway. To claim his spot in the final round, Sawyer defeated Bill Krug, Martin Ganjoin, Kelly Kundratic, and Cory Prindall.
Sawyer benefited from Ganjoin’s -.001 redlight in round two, used a dead-on 10.909 to take down Kundratic, and won a 10.892 to 10.875 double-breakout affair with Prindall. The win over Prindall secured Sawyer’s third straight final round appearance as the winner earned a bye to the final.
Final round opponent Darren Wood was appearing in his first national event final round. Wood had been solid at the tree throughout eliminations posting four straight teen lights before the final.
Wood hit the tree again in the final claiming a .018 to .040 advantage off the line. As they approached the stripe, Wood couldn’t run the number allowing Sawyer’s near perfect 10.902 to take the .0203 (approx. 4 feet) win.
Sawyer’s win comes on the heels of his father’s (Ray Sawyer) Super Gas win at the Thunder Valley Nationals. Brian has also found success this year on the Lucas Oil series including a win at Numidia.
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