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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Wagner, Labbous Pick up Season Finale NHRA Wins

Wyatt Wagner and John Labbous Jr. visited the winner’s circle at the In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals to led the leaderboard at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.

POMONA, CA – Wyatt Wagner and John Labbous Jr. led the winners at the In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals, picking up the Wally’s in Super Stock and Super Comp. Wagner and Labbous both picked up the Pomona trophies as well as the NHRA National Championships.

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Joining them in the winner’s circle was Ralph VanPaepeghem (Comp), Leo Glasbrenner (STK), Steve Williams (SG), Grant Durie (TD), and Bryan Warr (TS).

Read the race recap below to learn more about the winners!

2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals

Competition Eliminator

Ralph VanPaepeghem won the NHRA National event Wally after defeating Brandon Huhtala in the final round. Huhtala had issues going down-track to hand the win over to VanPaepeghem, who ran a 7.369 at 169 mph to pick up the trophy.

Semi-finalist was Cody Lane.

Super Stock

Wyatt Wagner took home his 3rd NHRA National event Wally after defeating Kyle Rizzoli in the final round. Rizzoli was hurt after the burnout, to give Wagner the easy road to the winner’s circle. Wagner was .041 up front and coasted to a 9.698 at 117 mph.

Gary Emmons and Chris Hall were the semi-finalists.

Stock Eliminator

Leo Glasbrenner took home the NHRA National event Wally after defeating Clifton Hanson in the final round. Glasbrenner had the starting line advantage, .031 to .066, and he picked up the trophy running a 9.581 at 119 mph on his 9.42 dial-in.

Chris Vang and Phil Mandella were the semi-finalists.

Super Comp

John Labbous Jr. picked up the NHRA National event Wally after defeating Cooper Chun in the final round. Labbous was .007 total to lock out Chun mathematically. He was .000 and ran a 8.907 at 163 mph.

Steve Williams and Bob Van Popering were the semi-finalists.

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Pomona- Steve Williams

Steve Williams visited the winners circle after defeating Greg Ventura in the final round. Just a coin flip apart on the tree, Williams found himself on the better side of it running a 9.909 at 167 mph on the 9.90 index.

Brad Pierce and Larry Bradshaw were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster

Grant Durie defeated Al Kenny in the final round to take home the NHRA National event Wally. Kenny had the starting line advantage with a .002 reaction time, but gave the stripe back to Durie to give him the win. He ran a 6.543 at 212 mph on his 6.52 dial-in.

Steve Will and Terry White were the semi-finalists.

Top Sportsman

Bryan Warr defeated Richard Okerman in the final round to take home the NHRA National event Wally. Just a coin flip apart on the tree, Warr found himself on the better side of it running a 6.779 at 203 mph.

Jeff Gillette and Ken Ratzloff were the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg

Megan Bohannon is a 26 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.

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

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