Friday, April 19, 2024

Hidalgo and Kropfeld Win at NHRA Midwest Nationals

Jimmy Hidalgo and Rob Kropfeld both picked up Wallys at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.

MADISON, IL – Jimmy Hidalgo and Rob Kropfeld picked up the NHRA Wally in Stock Eliminator and Super Gas, respectively, after a wild weekend at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.

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Joining them in the winners circle were Adam Hickey (Comp), Marion Stephenson (SS), Junior Houston (SC), and Darian Boesch (TD).

Read the race recap below for more!

NHRA Midwest Nationals

Competition Eliminator

Adam Hickey picked up his first NHRA National event Wally on the freebie in the final round. Hickey was supposed to take out Jason Grima in the final round, who experienced an unfortunate accident in the semi-final round and was unable to make the call.

David Billingsley was the semi-finalist.

Stock Eliminator


Jimmy Hidalgo defeated Chris Knudsen in the final round to take home his ninth NHRA career Wally. Knudsen was .001 on the red side, to hand the win over to Hidalgo who was .009 and ran a 10.880 on his 10.89 dial-in at 114 mph.

Daryl Bureski and Tyler Bohannon were the semi-finalists.

Super Stock

Marion Stephenson took home his sixth NHRA career Wally after defeated Tyler Wudarczyk in the final round. Wudarczyk had the starting line advantage, .026 to .070, but had problems down track to give Stephenson room. Stephenson ran a 9.645 at 120 mph on his 9.53 dial-in for the trophy.

Brett Candies and Matt Morris were the semi-finalists.

Super Comp

Junior Houston picked up his first NHRA National event Wally after defeating Jeremy Mason in the final round. Mason had the starting line advantage, .007 to .016, but Houston got to the stripe first by .008 to run an 8.907 at 183 mph on the 8.90-index to pick up the trpohy.

Vernon Rowland and Nick Isenhower were the semi-finalists.

Super Gas

Rob Kropfeld won his third NHRA National event Wally after defeating Patrick Debottis in the final round. Kropfeld had the starting line advantage, .005 to .025, and turned it into a win-light running a 9.913 at 165 mph on the 9.90-index.

Joe Harper and Bob Locke were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster

Darian Boesch defeated Ed Dudley in the final round to take home the trophy. Dudley had a light starting line advantage, .012 to .014, but Boesch picked up the Wally running a 6.234 at 215 mph on the 6.18 dial-in.

Jeremy Hancock and Aaron Stanfield were the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg

Megan Bohannon is a 25 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.

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