Pro Street Super Bowl Winner Don Walsh Jr.
In Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street Don Walsh Jr., a former NMRA Pro 5.0 champion, reclaimed his spot on top after beating former PSCA champ, Clint Hairston in a battle of turbocharged entries.
Hairston was the number one qualifier with an impressive 6.03 at 245 MPH, while Walsh, Jr., coming off a recent NHRA Pro Modified win at Norwalk, Ohio, had some trouble figuring the car out in qualifying, but showed the car’s power with a series of 250 MPH passes.
And on Sunday, when it counted most, Walsh Jr., and his team, had the car figured out.
All ProTorque Final: Mike Murillo over Donnie Walsh
After breaking a valve in the semifinals of Super Street/Pro Outlaw 10.5W, everyone thought they’d seen the last of Mike Murillo.
That was, until he rolled out from underneath the Route 66 tower alongside Pro Street champ Don Walsh Jr. as the designated representative of the NMRA squad.
Walsh had the quicker reaction time and was tracking down Murillo in a hurry, but the Precision turbo machine made one pass too many this weekend, letting go with a loud ‘pop’ at half track and trailing a long plume of smoke through the shutdown area as Murillo sailed to victory at 7.07-seconds, 189.23 mph to give the NMRA it’s fifth overall title in seven editions of this exciting annual showdown.
And the NMRA team, as they say, went wild!
All ProTorque Final: Super Street / Pro Outlaw 10.5W – Eric LaFerriere Over Dave DeMarco
In Mickey Thompson Super Street 10.5W, Eric LaFerriere faced Dave DeMarco in the final with LaFerriere holding off DeMarco in a 6.86 221 MPH to a slowing 7.95 by DeMarco. Number one qualifier and series points leader, Mike Murillo ended up dropping a valve, when he tried to start the car in the staging lanes before his semifinal race against DeMarco.
ProTorque Racing Converters NMCA / NMRA Super Bowl Top Four Qualifiers In Pro 10.5 – Low ET / Top MPH
Mike Murillo 6.635 @ 219
Tony Nesbitt 6.655 @ 210 new Personal best and new NMCA NOS record
Willard Kinzer 6.672 @ 209
Dave DeMarco 6.692 @ 224
John Urist for the win in NMRA SSO and a new MT 275 record of 7.09 @ 201MPH
Mario Orsini New Personal Best
We would like to congratulate Mario Orsini on setting a new personal best with a great run of 6.15 at 234 MPH.
Boosted by a pair of Precision Pro Mod 88 turbochargers.
You can expect to see even quicker passes from Mario in the future!