Several first time NHRA National event Wally winners were crowned at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Several first time winners were crowned at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Racers came from all over in hopes of landing themselves in the winners circle on Sunday afternoon.
Tom Ratliff (Comp), Daren Poole-Adams (STK), Michael Handras (SC), Jason Bator (SST), and Scott Neal (TD) all visited the NHRA winners circle for the first time, creating great memories with their friends & family!
Joining them in the winners circle was Joe Lisa (SS) and Craig Porter (SG).
Read the race recap below for more!
2022 NHRA Circle K Four-Wide Nationals
Tom Ratliff defeated Bill Skillman in the final round to take home his first career victory. Ratliff had a huge starting line advantage, .037 to .170, and never backed down for the win. Ratliff ran a 8.311 at 158 mph on his 8.83 index.
David Billingsley was the semi-finalist.
Daren Poole-Adams took home his first NHRA National event Wally after defeating Jack Zimmerman in the final round. Poole-Adams had the starting line advantage, .055 to .071, and got to the stripe first running a 9.749 at 134 mph on his 9.68 dial-in.
Monty Bogan and Steve Johns were the semi-finalists.
Joe Lisa defeated Jeff Longhany in the final round to capture his second career NHRA National event Wally. Lisa had a huge starting line advantage, .001 to .039, and never trailed for the win. He ran a 9.971 at 132 mph on his 9.98 dial-in to go to the winners circle.
Nick Chiles and Monty Bogan were the semi-finalists.
Michael Handras celebrated his first career NHRA National event Wally after defeating John Labbous in the final round. Handras had a slight starting line advantage, .008 to .016, and ran an 8.909 at 184 mph on the 8.90 index.
Robert Houston and Mitchell Harkey were the semi-finalists.
Craig Porter defeated Rusty Cook in the final round to take home his fourth National event Wally. Cook had the slight starting line advantage, .007 to .015, but took too much stripe to breakout. Porter broke out by less, running a 9.894 at 163 mph on the 9.90 index.
James Perry and Jeff Jensen were the semi-finalists.
Jason Bator won his first NHRA National event Wally after defeating Keith Mayers in the final round. Nearly identical on the tree, .032 to .033, Bator ran a 10.887 at 141 mph on the 10.90 index for his double-breakout win.
Stevie Rae Sicheri was the semi-finalist.
Scott Neal picked up his first National event Wally after defeating Zach Sackman in the final round. Sackman had the tarting line advantage, .004 to .016, but gave it back .003 at the stripe to hand the win over to Neal. Neal ran a 7.164 at 186 mph on his 7.15 dial-in.
Darryl Childress and Clint Riley were the semi-finalists.
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.