Jody Lang Veteran Stock and Super Stock Racer Earns NHRA Double Victory in Las Vegas
For veteran Stock and Super Stock racer Jody Lang from Puyallup, Washington, last season was an incredibly tumultuous one. Lang had a tremendous amount of success last season, highlighted by his dominant double victory in Super Stock and Stock in Las Vegas. Lang managed to win both the Stock and Super Stock Eliminators at this event, becoming only the third racer in NHRA history to do so. Lang qualified number 102 out of 105 Stock Eliminator qualifiers and 67th out of 72 Super Stock entries.
In 2009 Jody Lang won Stock and Super Stock at the Spring Las Vegas National
Jody Lang won the Division 6 title and finished fifth in the National points
However, last year also delivered a devastating personal blow to Lang, he has had a very difficult time dealing with the loss of his mother, Janet, a popular and familiar figure in the Sportsman pits, who passed away early in the season.
"My racing season went very well. In Super Stock I won the Division 6 title and finished fifth in the National points. I finished fourth in Division 6 in Stock, and third in the National points," explains Lang.
The highlight of '09 was winning in both Stock and Super Stock at the Spring Las Vegas National event though."
Lang began racing in 1985, but he didn't start taking it seriously until two years later, when he started bracket-racing his 1969 Chevelle. Lang says it's the same Chevelle he still races today.
Jody Lang began racing his 1981 Malibu Wagon Stock Eliminator car in 1993
"I started racing my 1981 Malibu Wagon Stock Eliminator car in 1993. I started racing my 1981 Malibu Super Stock car in 2004. Racing 2 cars is incredibly fun, yet it can make for a busy day," adds Lang.
"My relationship with K&N is going great! Their help is much appreciated and the K&N products are always top of the line. I am currently using K&N oil filters, air filters and valve cover breathers."
"My plans for 2010 are to race all West Coast National Events – five Division 6 races and three Division 7 races. I'm also thinking of racing the Fontana Sports National."
Lang's other plans include finding more time to play golf and less time building motors. His ultimate goal though is to win a National Championship. "I've been close a few times and had a great time trying," says Lang.
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