Most of the best racers were on hand to wage battle at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the long postponed NHRA Phoenix Nationals contested there.
Justin Lamb ran a near perfect final at Infineon Raceway giving him his eighth coveted Wally.
Justin Lamb from Henderson, Nevada, expertly maneuvered his Race Tech Camaro through seven rounds for the win with a near perfect run in the final. Lamb ran a 9.901 second lap on a 9.90 index with a 0.008 second reaction time. Lamp put the same car into a two-and-three record in just two weeks, with two different drives. He is now the 2010 Phoenix Nationals Super Gas Champion.
"The win in Sonoma was very nice," remarked Lamb. "It came after a tough week in Seattle where I lost in the final round on a fluke round. There was an issue during the staging process that essentially did not give me a fair chance at even winning the race (he basically lost on freak staging violation). It is hard to go that far and not even have a chance to race for the win. To come back only a few days later and be in another national event final was really something though."
Using any measuring stick, Lamb Motorsports' year thus far has been a very good one. Lamb adds, "I have not gone to as many races during the summer as I did last year, but any year you win a national event is a good year, and to already win two is awesome!"
The 23-year old college student has in fact developed quite a proclivity for winning NHRA Lucas Oil National Events since winning his first one in 2007 on the same track. With this victory he now has his eighth coveted national event "Wally."
"I don't know what it is about Sonoma, I've just had a lot of success here, said Lamb. "It's one of those places where I just feel confident when I roll in the gate. It's hard to explain."
Lamb commented that his K&N products as usual were great and did their part. "I use them on all four of our race cars, the air and oil filters are second to none. They definitely have the best quality products and support that any racer could ask for."
"One of the highlights for our team in the past few weeks is that good friend of mine, Shawn Langdon, drove my same Super Gas car and won a national event in it. That was really something."
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