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Belanger & Bohannon Visit Winners Circle at BG National Open

Logan Belanger & Tyler Bohannon visited the winners circle on Sunday at the NHRA National Open at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Memorial Day Weekend.

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Logan Belanger (SS) & Tyler Bohannon (STK) parked it in the winners circle at the historic Beech Bend Raceway Park after a long, hot holiday weekend at the NHRA National Open.

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Joining them in the winners circle were David Forbes (SC), Bo Butner (SG), Matt Forbes (SST), Mark McDonald (TS), JB Strassweg (TD), Parker Deweese (JR Dragster), Chris Blair (Pro), Darren Morris (Sportsman), Johnnie Raikes (SS/STK Combo), Mark Sizemore (Super Pro), and Scott Wright (SQ).

Read the race recap below for more!

2022 NHRA National Open

Super Stock – Logan Belanger

Logan Belanger defeated Nick Morris in the final round after Morris had problems down-track. Belanger was .040 and coasted to a 10.022 at 110mph to visit the winners circle.

Frankie Morris was the semi-finalist.

Stock Eliminator – Tyler Bohannon

Tyler Bohannon added another NHRA Wally to his collection after defeating Bob Robbins in the final round. Robbins left a bit too early, turning the red bulb on by -.031. Bohannon coasted to a 11.151 at 94 mph to head to the winners circle.

Jeff Smith and Doug Duell were the semi-finalists.

Super Comp – David Forbes

David Forbes defeated Devin Isenhower in the final round to take home the trophy. Forbes had the starting line advantage, .018 to .024, and ran a 8.939 at 175 mph on the 8.90 index to go to the winners circle.

Nick Isenhower was the semi-finalist.

Super Gas – Bo Butner

Bo Butner put up a .007 package to knock out Steve Domingues in the final round to visit the winners circle. Butner was .007 and ran a 9.900 at 166 mph on the 9.90 index. Domingues was late at the hit and ran a 9.860 at 161 mph.

Edmond Richardson & Devin Isenhower were the semi-finalists.

Super Street – Matt Forbes

Joining his father in the winners circle, Matt Forbes defeated Greg Carta to head to the winners circle. Forbes had the starting line advantage, .009 to .027, and on a double-breakout ran a 10.891 at 131 mph on the 10.90 index.

Ryan Locke was the semi-finalist.

Stock / Super Stock 5k Combo – Johnnie Raikes

In a rather dramatic final round, Johnnie Raikes was victorious over Matt Morris in a GT/HA heads up race! Morris had the starting line advantage, .025 to .123, but Raikes had the faster horsepower running a 9.353 at 139 mph on the 10.50 index.

Todd Ewing was the semi-finalist.

Top Dragster – JB Strassweg

JB Strassweg took his nitrous fed dragster to the winners circle after defeating Al Peavler in the final round. Just a coinflip apart on the tree, .029 to .030, Strassweg ran closer to his 3.95 dial-in to head to the winners circle. Strassweg ran a 3.948 at 170 mph.

Blake Peavler was the semi-finalist.

Top Sportsman – Mark McDonald

Mark McDonald defeated Don O’Neal to visit the winners circle in his rent-a-ride. O’Neal turned on the red light by -.012, handing the win over to McDonald who was .019 and ran a 4.599 at 155 mph on his 4.57 dial-in.

Bob Mandell was the semi-finalist.

JEGS Super Quick – Scott Wright

Scott Wright defeated Scott Carman in the final round to take home the Wally. Wright had the starting line advantage, .005 to .014, and ran a 4.684 at 144 mph on his 4.67 dial-in. Carman broke out by .001, running a 4.499 on his 4.50 dial-in.

Jay Oakley and Logan Jamison were the semi-finalists.

Super Pro – Mark Sizemore

Mark Sizemore defeated Jeff Gregory to take home the NHRA Wally. Sizemore had the starting line advantage, .006 to .023, and ran a 4.752 at 143 mph on his 4.74 dial-in.

Paul Trent and Jonathan Horton were the semi-finalists.

Pro – Chris Blair

Chris Blair defeated Jason Whittle in the final round to take home the NHRA Wally. Whittle had the starting line advantage, .002 to .013, but broke out taking too much stripe and handing the win over to Blair who ran a 5.673 at 116 mph on his 5.67 dial-in.

Josh Sutton Jr. and Ryan Richardson were the semi-finalists.

Sportsman – Darren Morris

Darren Morris defeated Pro runner-up Jason Whittle in the final round to go to the winners circle. Morris had the starting line advantage, .014 to .032, and that carried him to the win. Morris ran a 7.015 at 93 mph on his 7.00 dial-in.

Johnny Mathews and Todd Boone were the semi-finalists.

Jr. Dragster – Parker Deweese

Parker Deweese defeated Jackson Summers in the final round to take home the trophy. Deweese had the starting line advantage, .073 to .157, and ran a 8.979 at 69 mph on his 8.90 dial-in.

Ava Smith and Shelby Hall were the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg
Megan Strassweg

Megan Bohannon is a 24 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster with a 648 Oakley Motorsports Engine. 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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