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NHRA Top Dragster Division 7 Win at The Strip at Las Vegas for K&N Sponsored Racer

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K&N sponsored Sportsman racer Geoff Nelson won in Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

K&N sponsored racer Geoff Nelson with his Wally after his NHRA Top Dragster win in Las Vegas, Nevada, photo by Bob Johnson photography
K&N sponsored racer Geoff Nelson with his Wally after his NHRA Top Dragster win in Las Vegas, Nevada, photo by Bob Johnson photography
It was Nelson’s first win in Nevada in his new 2008 NSP Signature Series dragster with its 565 cubic inch engine. “This is my first grown up Wally,” said Nelson. “I won three Wally’s in Junior Dragster but this one feels awesome.”

Geoff Nelson wins Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Division 7 event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Geoff Nelson wins Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Division 7 event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Nelson won the Top Dragster Championship race on a breakout. Mike Henderson had an advantage off the line and then ran under his dial by -0.005. “I spun the tires on the line and knew I didn’t have enough time to make it to the finish line,” said Nelson. “I made the decision to push him out and have him make a mistake. He broke out too fast and I won.”

Nelson went through the entire six rounds in one day. “My car was super consistent,” he said. “I had good lights throughout the eliminations. We started around 10:30am in our class and finished around 4pm.”

Nelson works at K&N headquarters in Riverside, California. “I run the K&N oil filter product number HP-3002 on my dragster,” he said. “We also use a K&N air intake system (57-3034) on our tow vehicle, a 2002 Chevy 3500. Working at K&N helps me understand the air flow technology and filtration. I get more power and it’s just a winning combination on and off the track.”

The drive down Interstate 15 from Las Vegas to Canyon Lake, California usually takes about four hours. “Traffic was really bad when we left,” said Nelson. “It took nearly seven hours to get home. It’s okay though, I held my little gold man the whole time.”

Nelson’s next race will be the Sportsman Nationals in Fontana, California.

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