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2021 DragChamp Super Class Racer of the Year

Luke Bogacki dominates the NHRA Super Gas class to earn the Super Class Racer of the Year title presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance

1/5/22 – Welcome to the 2021 DragChamp Super Class Racer of the Year Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance. We ranked the best Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street racers of the year. Read below to see which racers made the biggest impact over the 2021 season.

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DragChamp SC / SG / SST Racer of the Year Top 10 List

1 – Luke Bogacki

Luke Bogacki put together one of the best seasons in NHRA Lucas Oil history after winning five times in seven finals. The 734 points he earned in 2021 was the fifth highest points total in sportsman racing history. After dominating the Super Gas class like no one has ever done before, Luke is your 2021 Super Class Racer of the Year!

2 – Christopher Dodd

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Speaking of history, Christopher Dodd won the Super Comp championship for the second consecutive season which add his name to the history books. Christopher become just the fourth driver to win back-to-back Super Comp championships. This list includes Scotty Richardson, Shawn Langdon, and Gary Stinnett. In addition to winning the championship, Dodd won two of three finals during the year and was also the Division 4 champion.

3 – Austin Williams

If not for the history making performances of Luke Bogacki and Christopher Dodd, Austin Williams could very easily have won the Racer of the Year title. A-dub enjoyed a huge season in SG and SC winning five times in seven finals between the two classes. In Super Gas, he finished #2 in both the national and Division 4 standings. In his Super Comp dragster, Williams finished #10 nationally and #3 in Division 4.

4 – John Dexter

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John Dexter put on a show this season in the Division 7 Super Street class. Dexter ran away with the championship after accumulating 463 points in five events. In five finals, Dexter won three times to secure the Super Street title.

5 – John Labbous Jr.

John Labbous 2019 Jegs Allstars Super Gas Champ
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John Labbous continues to run wild in the .90 classes and 2021 was no exception. Labbous was a perfect 4 for 4 in finals this season winning three times in SG and once in SC. In Super Gas, he won the Division 2 championship and finished #3 nationally. On the Super Comp side, John finished 14th nationally and 5th in the division.

6 – Ray Miller III

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Ray Miller III enjoyed another successful season after racing to a #2 finish in the NHRA Super Comp standings while winning the D2 championship. Miller picked up one win in three finals on the season.

7 (tie) – Val Torres

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Val Torres continues to perform at a high level year in and year out with this season being no exception. Torres won two times in his four finals between his Super Gas Corvette and his SC dragster. He won the D7 Super Comp title while also finishing #3 in Super Gas. Val also finished #7 in the world in SC and #14 in SG to cap off another successful season.

7 (tie) – Evan Kowalski

photo by Mike Boehner

Evan Kowalski wrapped up a terrific 2021 season which included a #9 finish nationally in Super Gas along with earning the D7 SG championship. In his Super Comp dragster, Kowalski added a fourth place finish in the D7 points chase. On the season Kowalski won two times in four finals between the two classes.

8 – Ed Pauley

photo by Rhonda McCole

Ed Pauley secured a Top 10 spot after accumulating 430 points to win the Division 2 Super Street title. Pauley drove his Camaro to two wins in four finals to lock down the championship.

9 – Devin Isenhower

Former NHRA Super Gas world champ Devin Isenhower put together a strong season in SC and SG. After winning three of three finals on the season, Isenhower earned the D3 Super Comp title and finished fourth in the nation. Devin also posted a 5th place finish in the D3 Super Gas points chase.

10 – Rob Kropfeld

Rob Kropfeld made a strong run at the Super Gas national title after a couple of late season wins. The Division 3 Super Gas champ won twice in three finals on the season and finished fourth nationally.

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