Mitch Mustard earns his first NHRA national event win after winning Super Comp at the Mile High Nationals.
DENVER – When it’s your day, it’s your day. And Sunday was Mitch Mustard’s day at Bandimere Speedway. The first time national event winner made his way to the winners circle on the strength of several close races.
Mustard’s run to the championship started with a bizarre second round race against Blake Johnson. Mitch completely missed the tree falling behind a tenth off the line .116 to .018. Johnson didn’t capitalize on Mustard’s mistake driving to a -.047 under 9.453.
Although Johnson messed up the finish, Mustard almost messed up both ends of the track. After missing the tree, Mustard drove it out the back door to a -.046 under 9.454 to take the double break out win by just .001-second.
In round four, Mustard took a close .004 win over former Mile High champ Michael Miller. In the race, both drivers posted .02x lights and .01 over 9.51 elapsed times.
The close races just kept falling Mustard’s way in round five. In a battle with Shannon Nicoletti, Mustard grabbed the win by .001 when his .03 over 9.53 eclipsed Nicoletti’s 9.54.
Appearing in his second final round, Mustard pulled out his best light of the day taking a .004 to .028 advantage over Dale Maher. As they approached the stripe, Mustard ripped it a few times to get there by just .002-second.
This resulted in a 9.550 to 9.528 victory for Mustard in once again a race decided by the smallest of margins. Congrats to Mitch Mustard on his second NHRA national event triumph.