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First Time Winners Shine at the US Nationals in Indy

Matt Morris, Matt Lisa, Nick Isenhower, and Lawrence Paden were crowned first time winners at Indy, the biggest stage on NHRA’s schedule.

BROWNSBURG, IN – Everybody wants to win Indy, that’s why they go. Like what Big E said, “It’s Indy, it’s just different from all the others.” Several first time winners were crowned at Indy this year, making it that much sweeter being that it was on NHRA’s biggest stage!

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Matt Morris (SS), Matt Lisa (STK), Nick Isenhower (SC) and Lawrence Paden (SST) collected their first National event Wally’s at the Big Go.

Joining them in the winners circle were Jim Greenheck (Comp), Edmond Richardson (SG), Jimmy Lewis (TS), and Zach Sackman (TD).

Read the race recap below to meet the winners!

2021 Dodge/SRT NHRA US Nationals

Competition Eliminator – Jim Greenheck

Jim Greenheck defeated Frank Aragona in the final round to take home his second National event Wally. Greenheck had the starting line advantage, .036 to .123, and took his D/AA Camaro straight to the finish line to pick up the win running a 7.504 at 179 mph.

Craig Bourgeois was the semi-finalist.

Super Stock – Matt Morris

Matt Morris took home his first National event Wally after defeating Gary Emmons in the final round. Morris had the starting line advantage, .008 to .059, and ran 2 above his 9.72 dial-in for the win. Emmons was 3 above his dial-in, handing the win over to Morris.

Marty Rinehart and Bryan Worner were the semi-finalists.

Stock Eliminator – Matt Lisa

Matt Lisa defeated Todd Hoven in his first National event final round and collected his first National event Wally. Lisa had the slight starting line advantage, .036 to .041, and on a double breakout broke out less to go a 10.959 on his 10.97 dial-in at 117 mph.

Daren Poole-Adams and Jeff Hairrington were the semi-finalists.

Super Comp – Nick Isenhower

Nick Isenhower defeated Michael Jirousek after Jirousek turned it -.002 to hand the win over to Isenhower who was .013 and ran a 8.894 at 184 mph. Isenhower wins his first National event Wally in his first National event final, and only the second one he has entered!

Devin Heitzman was the semi-finalist.

Super Gas – Edmond Richardson

Edmond Richardson collected his 49th National event Wally and his second one at Indy after defeating Tim Gillespie in the final round. Gillespie turned it -.008, handing the win over to Richardson who was .025 and ran a 9.890 at 148 mph.

Troy Coughlin Jr. and Paul Brown were the semi-finalists.

Super Street – Lawrence Paden

Lawrence Paden defeated Trevor Larson to collect his first National event Wally in his first final round. Paden had the starting line advantage, .001 to .013, and Paden ran a 10.958 at 143 mph to take home the win.

Mark Von Heeder was the semi-finalist.

Top Sportsman – Jimmy Lewis

Jimmy Lewis collected his 12th National event Wally and his second this year after defeating Allen Firestone in the final round. They were just a coin flip apart on the tree, .019 to .020, but Firestone broke out by .001 to hand the win over to Lewis who ran a 6.356 at 221 mph on his 6.35 dial-in.

Lester Johnson and Matt Driskell were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster – Zach Sackman

Zach Sackman defeated Bradley Johnson to take home his second National event Wally. Sackman had the starting line advantage, .003 to .017, and ran a 6.114 at 227 mph on his 6.10 dial-in. Johnson broke out by .017.

Al Peavler and Mike Mendenhall were the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg is a 23 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

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