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Monday, May 27, 2024

Hoefer, Glenn win postponed NHRA Winternationals at The Strip at LVMS

CW Hoefer and James Glenn visited the winner’s circle at the postponed NHRA Winternationals to top the leaderboard at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

POMONA, CA – CW Hoefer and James Glenn led the winners at the NHRA Winternationals, picking up the NHRA Wally in Stock Eliminator and Top Dragster. Competition was halted in Pomona due to severe storms that brought hail that covered the racetrack and the pits like snow.

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Joining them in the winner’s circle was Ryan Priddy (Comp), Jimmy DeFrank (SS), Cody Webber (SC), Evan Kowalski (SG), and Richard Okerman (TS).

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

2024 NHRA Winternationals

Competition Eliminator

Ryan Priddy took home the Wally after defeating Cody Lane in the final round. Lane had the starting line advantage, .014 to .021, but Priddy got to the stripe first running a 6.599 on his 7.15 index.

Allen Wilson was the semi-finalist.

Super Stock

Jimmy DeFrank

Jimmy DeFrank took home his 22nd NHRA National event Wally after defeating Darrell Stobbe in the final round. DeFrank had the starting line advantage, .027 to .059, and ran a 8.990 at 138 mph on his 8.96 dial-in to pick up the trophy.

Evan Kowalski and Todd Rodenburg were the semi-finalists.

Stock Eliminator

CW Hoefer took home his first NHRA National event Wally after defeating Clifton Hanson in the final round. Hoefer had the starting line advantage, .023 to .079, and ran a 11.450 at 109 mph on his 11.41 dial-in to pick up the trophy.

John Irving and Jared Jordan were the semi-finalists.

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Super Comp

Chad Webber picked up the NHRA National event Wally after defeating Luke Bogacki in the final round. Bogacki had the starting line advantage, .016 to .021, but took too much stripe to breakout. Webber ran a 9.046 at 169 mph on the 9.05 index.

Toby Payne and Mike Cornelius were the semi-finalists.

Super Gas

Evan Kowalski visited the winners circle after defeating Brad Pierce in the final round to pick up his sixth career win. Pierce had the starting line advantage, .011 to .023, but took too much stripe to breakout. Kowalski ran a 10.059 at 150 mph on the 10.05 index.

Damon Bustamante and Matt Treadway were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster

James Glenn defeated Chad Axford in the final round to take home his fourth NHRA National event Wally. Glenn had the starting line advantage, .004 to .010, and ran a 7.598 at 173 mph on his 7.59 dial-in to pick up the win.

Mike Mendenhall and Steve Will were the semi-finalists.

Top Sportsman

Richard Okerman defeated Dave Cook in the final round to take home his fifth NHRA National event Wally. Okerman had the starting line advantage, .016 to .025, and turned it into a trophy running a 7.177 at 182 mph on his 7.18 dial-in.

Tom Patterson was the semi-finalist.

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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