Hickey, Williams Captures Wally’s at Texas NHRA Fall Nationals
Adam Hickey and Austin Williams picked up the Wally’s in Competition Eliminator and Super Comp on Saturday evening at the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.
DALLAS, TX – Adam Hickey and Austin Williams both picked up trophies at the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals in Competition Eliminator and Super Comp.
Hickey’s win crowned him the champion of the bonus fund, putting an extra $100,000 in his pocket, and Williams’ win was his third win in his new car since he picked it up in July and giving him the national points lead.
Joining them in the winners circle were John Brimer, Brandon Baikes, Phil Unruh, Wayne Johnson, and Jimmy Lewis.
Read the race recap below for more!
2022 Texas NHRA Fall Nationals
Adam Hickey drove his B/DA to the winners circle after defeating Scott Cashio in the final round. Cashio turned it .013 on the red side to hand the win over to Hickey, who was .025 red behind him but it didn’t matter as he was already coasting to victory.
Raymond Martin and Craig Bourgeois were the semi-finalists.
John Brimer picked up his sixth NHRA National event Wally after defeating Randi Lyn Shipp in the final round. Shipp had the slight starting line advantage, .032 t .038, but took too much stripe to hand the win over to Brimer who ran a 8.881 at 155mph on the 8.86 dial-in.
David Latino was the semi-finalist.
In a heads up final round, Brandon Baikes took the win over Aydan Patterson to take home his third NHRA Wally. They were just a coin flip apart on the tree, and Baikes ran a 9.381 at 127 mph on the 10.20 FSS/F index to pick up the trophy.
Jimmy Ronzello was the semi-finalist.
Austin Williams took home his 19th NHRA National event Wally after defeating Kyle Secrest in the final round. Secrest had the slight starting line advantage, but Williams chased him down for his third Super Comp Wally this season. Williams was .015 and ran a 8.919 at 171 mph for the trophy.
Jeff Lopez was the semi-finalist.
Phil Unruh defeated Heidi Robison in the final round to pick up his seventh NHRA National event Wally and the national points lead. Unruh had the starting line advantage, .006 to .022, and ran a 9.963 at 172 mph with Robison breaking out at the stripe.
Chris Bishop was the semi-finalist.
Wayne Johnson defeated Robert Cool in the final round to pick up his first NHRA National event Wally. Johnson had the starting line advantage, .009 to .032, and ran a 6.269 at 213 mph on his 6.26 dial-in to make Cool mathematically ineligible.
Jon Medlin and Mike Owen were the semi-finalists.
Jimmy Lewis went back-to-back and picked up his 14th NHRA National event Wally after defeating David Cuadra in the final round. Cuadra turned it .004 on the red side to hand the win over to Lewis who was .008 and coasted to the winners circle.
Craig Liles and Cole Prejean were the semi-finalists.
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