Tony Stark earned his first NHRA national event win on Sunday after capturing the Top Dragster title at the Mile High Nationals.
DENVER – Competing in his first NHRA national event final, Tony Stark took the easy win after opponent Adam Chioda ran well off his dial. Stark, who just recently switched to a blown combination, pedaled to a safe .072 over 6.802 ET for the win.
Like most racers who are standing in the winners circle on Sunday, Stark had some good fortune during the race. In round one, he let go -.007 too soon but advanced when opponent Fred Jaramillo went red first.
In round two, Stark laid down the first of two .019-packs. His .012 and dead on .007 handled Josh Herman’s .002 and .026 above. In round three, sportsman super star Dan Fletcher turned it red by -.001. Stark was ready for the 105-time champ posting a .018, dead 1 lap.
Stark’s string of close races continued with his semifinal match up against Victoria Christensen. After grabbing a .021 to .053 lead, Stark parked his blown dragster at the finish line to go .064 over to Victoria’s .033 over. This resulted in a .001 margin of victory for Stark sending him to his first final round.
In the final round, Chioda was .009 but posted a .129 over 7.809 allowing Stark to whomp it a couple of times to be .072 above for the win.
Congratulations to Tony Stark on his first NHRA national event win at the Mile High Nationals.