K&N's Tommy Phillips Racks Up Wally Third Year in a Row at NHRA Houston National

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Tommie Phillips wins the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas
Tommie Phillips wins the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas
While Forney, Texas resident, Tommy Phillips will be the first to admit his 2011 season didn't start off the way he had hoped, he has more than made up for it with his latest streak of wins. The first being his double up at the IHRA Nitro Jam event in San Antonio, TX where we won both the 8.90 [Quick Rod] and 9.90 [Super Rod] classes and earned berths into the IHRA Tournament of Champions later this year. More recently, Phillips added another victory to his 2011 resume with his Super Comp win at the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas, the twenty-second NHRA National Event of his outstanding career. The Wally also marked his third consecutive triumph at the annual event winning in Super Gas last season and Super Comp in 2009.
Tommie Phillips' Tigerflow/K&N Engineering TNT-Suns Super Comp dragster
Tommie Phillips' Tigerflow/K&N Engineering TNT-Suns Super Comp dragster

Wheeling one of his Tigerflow/K&N Engineering TNT-Suns dragsters at Houston, Phillips landed himself number sixteen on the ladder after his 8.953 win in round one. That may not have put Phillips on the ladder exactly where he had hoped, but with the way the rest of the rounds went, quickly changed that thinking with a string of luck that Phillips seemed to be lacking in races earlier this season.

Phillips next shut down Bob Collins in round two by not being too greedy at the stripe and taking a .013 margin for the win light and that moved him on to round three for his first of two redlight round wins.

"Sometimes it just goes your way," said Phillips. "I really haven't had much luck in Super Comp over the last year. This weekend I got a lot of breaks, it was like payback in a way. I guess I should lobby for NHRA to have more races here in Houston," he joked.

In the final Phillips would line up against first time NHRA National Event finalist, Larry Thomason. Phillips used his .017 starting line advantage coupled with some veteran finish line driving to easily push Thomason out and way under the 8.90 index all while posting a safe 8.911 for the Super Comp title.

"I'm just happy to get a win for Tigerflow and K&N, and each of our associate sponsors. Those companies and individuals have really stepped up to bring the Philco Motorsports team to the next level. Without their involvement I wouldn't be out here, much less be able to enjoy this type of success," said Phillips.

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