Parker Theobald visited the NHRA National Event winner’s circle for the first time after defeating his brother in the Super Comp final at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona.
It is to no one’s surprise that the Theobald family owned the Super Comp class in Pomona. Both brothers were competing in their first NHRA National Event final, but Parker was handed the victory as Travis turned it red at the hit.
Theobald got the easy win in the first round of eliminations after opponent Lori Warden turned on the red bulb by -.006. Parker was .027 and ran a 8.896 for the round win.
Parker was given the easy win for the second straight round after Mike Lane clicked it red by -.009. Theobald was .016 and ran a 8.850 to advance to round three.
In round three of eliminations, Theobald was given a competition bye as his opponent Summer Richardson was a no show. The win earned Theobald a round four bye run advancing him to the semifinals.
Parker Theobald and Steve Williams squared off in the semifinals. Just a coin flip apart on the tree, .017 to .019, Theobald ran closer to the 8.90 index going a 8.940. Williams’s 8.964 was not enough to advance.
The final round was one that the Theobald Motorsports team will always remember. Brothers Parker and Travis were both competing in their first NHRA National Event final, but battling head to head against each other made it even more special.
Travis posted three straight 8.90x passes to punch his ticket to the final round, but fell short after turning it -.008 red handing the victory to his brother. Parker was .025 and ran 8.915 with his win light shining.
Congrats to Parker and his family on their win and runner-up!
About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 22 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a degree in Photojournalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it.