Leo Glasbrenner & Don Meziere both decided one Wally wasn’t enough – both taking home the NHRA Wally’s in Stock Eliminator & Top Sportsman at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
PHOENIX, AZ – Leo Glasbrenner & Don Meziere both highlight the weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after taking home the NHRA Wally’s in their respective classes. Glasbrenner & Meziere both visited the winners circle at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona a few weeks ago.
Ryan McClanahan (SS), Dan Foley (SC), Mark Yaeger (SG), Matthew Bong (SST), & Art Hoover (TD) joined the two in the winners circle, making for a very memorable weekend!
Read the race recap below.
2022 NHRA Arizona Nationals
Stock Eliminator – Leo Glasbrenner
Leo Glasbrenner staged up for yet another final round and took home the trophy after defeating Jeffrey Jerome. Glasbrenner had a slight starting line advantage, .041 to .046, and ran a 9.414 at 136 mph on his 9.41 dial-in.
Mike Cotton and Brad Burton were the semi-finalists.
Super Stock – Ryan McClanahan
Ryan McClanahan took home his 10th National event Wally after defeating Larry McLanahan in the final round. McLanahan had problems and could not make the call, handing the win over to Ryan where he motored down the track to the winners circle.
Tom Gaynor was the semi-finalist.
Super Comp – Dan Foley
Dan Foley took home his first National event Wally after defeating James Glenn in the final round. Glenn won the previous week at the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, while Foley made it to the semi-finals! Foley had a slight starting line advantage, .026 to .029, and ran an 8.901 at 174 mph on the 8.90 index.
Nick Alejandre and Allison McKoane were the semi-finalists.
Super Gas – Mark Yaeger
Mark Yaeger won his second National event Wally after defeating Mike Boehner in the final round. Yaeger had a slight starting line advantage, .007 to .012, and ran a 9.905 at 169 mph on the 9.90 index.
Semi-finalists were Ryan Smith and Ken Mostowich.
Super Street – Matthew Bong
Matthew Bong took home his first NHRA National event Wally after defeating Troy Grant in the final round. Grant had the starting line advantage, .009 to .021, but Grant took too much stripe to breakout. Bong went 10.901 at 136 mph on the 10.90 index.
Hunter Walker was the semi-finalist.
Top Dragster – Art Hoover
Art Hoover defeated Roger Comstock in the final round to take home his third National event Wally. Hoover had a big starting line advantage, .014 to .066, and ran a 6.428 at 207 mph on his 6.44 dial-in. Comstock broke out by more, giving the win to Hoover.
Moe Trujillo and Phil Dion were the semi-finalists.
Top Sportsman – Don Meziere
Don Meziere took home his seventh National event Wally after defeating Mike Ferderer in the final round. Meziere, who just won at Pomona the previous week, got a competition single after Ferderer was shut off on the line due to a leak. Meziere was .028 on the tree and coasted to victory.
Mike Proctor was the semi-finalist.
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