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Eaton & Worner Conquer Virginia NHRA Nationals

David Eaton & Bryan Worner visited the winners circle at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park over the weekend.

DINWIDDIE, VA – David Eaton and Bryan Worner found themselves in the winners circle on Sunday afternoon after what had been one of the longer weekends NHRA has had.

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Rain and thunderstorms overcame the VMP area, alot, but the winners were finally crowned on Sunday evening and the Virginia NHRA Nationals came to a close.

David Eaton (Comp), Jeff Longhany (STK), Bryan Worner (SS), John Labbous (SC), Frank Altilio (SG), and CHad Traylor (TD) all visited the winners circle and took home the NHRA National event Wally’s in each of their classes.

Read the race recap below!

2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals

Competition Eliminator – David Eaton

David Eaton took home his fourth NHRA National event Wally and already his second this year after defeating William Scott in the final round. Scott had the starting line advantage, .030 to .082, but Eaton was able to get around him on the big end to pick up the trophy. Eaton an a 6.805 at 155 mph on his 7.23 index.

Bill Skillman was the semi-finalist.

Stock Eliminator – Jeff Longhany

Jeff Longhany defeated Wallace Dent in the final round to take home his first NHRA National event Wally. Longhany had the starting line advantage, .025 to .049, and ran a 10.516 at 121 mph on his 10.48 dial-in to get to the stripe first.

Jeff Strickland and Kenny Anderson were the semi-finalists.

Super Stock – Bryan Worner

Bryan Worner took home the NHRA National event Wally after defeating Sterling Simmons in the final round, making it his seventh National event Wally. Just a coin flip apart on the tree & some great reaction times, .015 to .017, Worner ran a 10.150 at 130 mph on his 10.13 dial-in while Simmons took too much stripe to breakout.

Mike Letellier was the semi-finalist.

Super Comp – John Labbous

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John Labbous Jr. took home his 10th NHRA National event Wally after defeating Deb Moses in the final round. Moses had the starting line advantage,.008 to .017, but took too much stripe to breakout and handed the win over to Labbous who ran a 8.934 at 163 mph on the 8.90 index.

Vincent Nobile and Rusty Cook were the semi-finalists.

Super Gas – Frank Altilio

Frank Altilio won his third NHRA National event Wally of his career after taking out Jerry Heffelfinger in the final round. Heffelfinger turned on the red bulb by -.013 handing the win over to Altilio who was .030 an ran a 9.977 at 153 mph on the 9.90 index.

Steve Furr and Rusty Cook were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster – Chad Traylor

Chad Traylor took home his second NHRA National event Wally after defeating Robert Houston in the final round. Just a coin flip apart on the tree, .009 to .011, Traylor got the double-breakout win running a 7.029 at 187 mph on his 7.04 dial-in.

Vance Houston was the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg
Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg 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

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

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