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Dan Fletcher Grabs 51st NHRA National Event Title at 2008 POWERade Winternationals

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Sportsman Racer Dan Fletcher grabbed his 51st NHRA National event title at the season opening 48th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Few other drivers have accomplished this feat in NHRA national event history.

Dan Fletcher earns 51st NHRA title at Pomona
Dan Fletcher earns 51st NHRA title at Pomona
Dan Fletcher's 1969 Chevy Camaro
Dan Fletcher's 1969 Chevy Camaro
Fletcher won the Super Stock class by beating Brad Rounds in the final round. Fletcher drove his 1969 Chevy Camaro posting a .016 reaction time and ran 9.352 at 134.56 mph to Rounds .022 reaction time and 9.335 at 142.60 mph for the win.
Dan Fletcher at Pomona in Competition Eliminator
Dan Fletcher at Pomona in Competition Eliminator
Thomas Fletcher raced Stock class in Pomona
Thomas Fletcher raced Stock class in Pomona

The NHRA champion also drove a second car in the Competition Eliminator class. Fletcher lost in the final round. “I went to Pomona hoping to split and get that first win light,” said the sportsman racer. “I won Super Stock first and that was awesome. The competition eliminator was another issue. It broke a rocker arm going into the momentum at half-track. Unfortunately that’s the way it goes. That car gets better with every race but we’re just short of knocking on the door to the winners circle.”

Fletcher has 14 consecutive wins since November 2007 in Super Stock at the Pomona facility. It was also his fourth national event win in a row. He lists wins in  Richmond, Vegas, Pomona and Pomona. Fletcher's 18-year-old son is starting his career.

“My son Thomas raced the Stock class in Pomona,” said Fletcher. “Unfortunately he was stranded at JFK airport because of bad weather and missed his practice runs. He was only able to make one qualifying pass before the first round of eliminations and lost first round. The good news is Thomas and I will race next week in Phoenix.”

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