Ryan Priddy and Allison McKoane took home their first NHRA National event Wally’s at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Who doesn’t love to see first time winners at NHRA National Events? The emotions are high and memories are priceless to watch unfold! That happened for both Ryan Priddy (Comp) & Allison McKoane (SC) at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
Joining them both in the winners circle were Ryan McClanahan (STK), Justin Lamb (SS), Damon Bustamante (SG), and Ed Olpin (TS).
Read the race recap below to meet the winners and see their final rounds.
2022 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Competition Eliminator – Ryan Priddy
Ryan Priddy defeated Doug Lambeck in the final round to take home his first National event Wally. Lambeck had the starting line advantage, .066 to .079, but Priddy chased him down for the trophy and got to the finish line stripe. He ran a 6.603 at 199 mph on his 7.22 index.
Dean Carter and Randy Jones were the semi-finalists.
Stock Eliminator – Ryan McClanahan
Ryan McClanahan visited the winners circle for already the second time this year after defeating Doug Lambeck in the final round. Lambeck had the starting line advantage, .015 to .035, but took too much stripe to breakout by .002. McClanahan ran a 8.579 at 158 mph on his 8.58 dial-in to take home the trophy.
Brad Burton was the semi-finalist.
Super Stock – Justin Lamb
Justin Lamb took home his 29th National event Wally after defeating Tony Hewes in the final round. Hewes had a slight starting line advantage, .037 to .042, but slowed to a losing 9.986 at 131 mph on his 9.92 dial-in. Lamb ran a 8.974 at 145 mph on his 8.94 dial-in to go to the winners circle.
Brian Brossart and Sheldon Erfle were the semi-finalists.
Super Comp – Allison McKoane
Allison McKoane defeated Michael Miller to take home her first NHRA National event Wally. McKoane was .005 and ran a 9.065 at 169 mph on the 9.05 dial-in to go to the winners circle. Miller was .026 and ran a 9.051 at 173 mph on the 9.05 dial-in, but his reaction time costed him the trophy.
Ryan Herem was the semi-finalist.
Super Gas – Damon Bustamante
Damon Bustamante defeated Edwin Olpin in the final round to take home the NHRA Wally. Bustamante had a huge starting line advantage, .001 to .031, and ran a 10.074 at 158 mph on the 10.05 dial-in. Olpin was dead-on the number with a 10.059 at 165 mph, but his reaction time costed him a trip to the winners circle.
Val Torres was the semi-finalist.
Top Sportsman – Ed Olpin
Ed Olpin took home the National event Wally after defeating Mike Ferderer in the final round. Ferderer had the starting line advantage, .013 to .045, but slowed to a losig 7.270 at 184 mph on his 7.18 dial-in. Olpin took his 7.094 at 187 mph on his 7.07 dial-in to the winners circle.
Jeff Connelly and Don London were the semi-finalists.
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