Casey Plaizier extended his unbeaten streak alive at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals after winning for the second consecutive season.
ENNIS, TX – A year after winning his first NHRA national event at the NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, Casey Plaizier won number two at the 2019 event. The talented Canadian had won practically everything but a national event prior to the 2018 Fall Nationals.
That changed when he broke through for his first career victory last season. Fast forward one year and Casey was once again standing in the winners circle at the Texas Motorplex.
Plaizier opened eliminations with a brutal .004-pack. This disposed of John Salter and earned Plaizier the number one qualifier. Bill Dennis grabbed a .011 to .028 holeshot in their round two match up but lost at the top end when his 9.874 was futher under than Plaizier’s 9.895.
The win earned Casey a third round bye and setup a fourth round match with David Owens. Owens jumped to a .009 to .029 advantage at the tree but could only muster a 10.064 which handed the win to Plaizier’s 9.991.
The semifinal round proved to be a lucky one for Plaizier. After a staging battle with Jason McClure, Plaizer captured a .021 to .072 advantage at the hit. Plaizier’s Corvette roadster got loose around half-track forcing him to lift.
Fortunately for Plaizier, McClure never saw this and cruised through the lights posting a 9.896 for the breakout loss. Casey eased through with a 11.776 lap to earn a trip to his second consecutive Fall Nationals final.
Last season’s fifth ranked driver, Tim Nicholson, made his way to the final after defeating a who’s who of 9.90 stars. This included Spring Nationals champ Robert Rowan, Clark Mundt, Terry Pollard, Koy Collier, and Jim Rod Capp.
Nicholson’s unique 4-speed equiped, small block powered, top-end throttle stopped ’68 Carmaro is always a crowd favorite. With his low-100 mph speeds, the racing becomes more challenging than against similar mph cars.
Nicholson left first, .023 to .025, and extended his lead early in the run. At the finish his 9.922 would come up .007 short as Plaizier posted a winning 9.913 to extended his unbeaten streak at the Motorplex!
Congratulations to Casey Plaizier and his family on another impressive victory.
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