The NHRR is different from the
CHRR in several ways one being it wraps up on a Saturday instead
of Sunday. Following the National Anthem the first pair was #1
Mendy Fry and #8 Jerry Hangey.
Playing it safe Fry didn't exactly
saw down the tree but her 0.162 RT left Hangey's 0.586 RT in
another time zone. Game, set, match.
The MPH tells the story.
Left a lot on the table.
Sean Bellemeur strapping Mendy
in prior to her E2 match with Tyler Hilton. Jim Young
had already won his semi-final match up so this race would determine
who would face him in the final.
In a very classy show of respect,
the car paid tribute to Gloria (Gordy) Gibbs who passed away
a month earlier. Then there's the Nitro Kitty ears on the top
of the cage.
Hilton left first but
his advantage was short lived.
Hilton's jump went away in tire
smoke. Knowing the strength of the High Speed car they had to
load it for bear.
Fry's 5.589 at 261.57
was good for the win and lane choice in the final.
TOP FUEL FINAL
Fry ready to load in for her
date with Jim Young. For the second year in a row they would
go for the gold at Bowling Green.
Fulfilling his lot in life the
irrepressible Walt Stevens awaiting the final round burnout of
Mendy Fry. #2 qualifier Jim Young was in the other lane.
Young grabbed three hundredths
on the tree, two of the best were off and running.
Before half track Fry
was in control.
At the end of the day the story
for 2019 was a redux of 2018. Fry took home the Wally in a close
race. Young was a tenth off all weekend and that's what spelled
defeat in the final. Great
drag race, great drivers.
Team High Speed - A job
High Speed Motorsports consistently
has the largest team at each and every race, no matter where
they are. Once again Tom Shelar and his fifth different driver
to win the NHRR, Mendy Fry whooped it up with a few of this day's
clan for the 9th time in the Bowling Green Winners Circle.
See ya in Boise....
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