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Don Gatlin Driving the K&N Sponsored Undercover Dragster Wins at Famoso Summit

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The K&N sponsored 4-link dragster is powered by a Sunset Racecraft 582.
The K&N sponsored 4-link dragster is powered by a Sunset Racecraft 582.
An individual's priorities and the things that make them happy speak volumes about that person. During the weekend of June 11th and 12th, for Famoso Summit Series 5 and 6, the first thing that made Don Gatlin happy was watching his longtime racing buddy, Greg Tremain, get his first win on asphalt in three years. Even though Gatlin lost in the third round on Saturday, the jubilation of having a winner in their camp carried over into Sunday's racing, and helped to fuel a high-spirited victory for Gatlin as well.
Gatlin's Undercover Dragster has been the one to beat for the last two years at Famoso.
Gatlin's Undercover Dragster has been the one to beat for the last two years at Famoso.


Gatlin's 2001 K&N sponsored Undercover 4-link dragster is powered by a Sunset Racecraft 582, CRE Powerglide, and a ATI converter.

"The day went well and I was driving well to get to the final," Gatlin remarked. "In the final both my opponent and I were late, but fortunately I had the better light and was able to capitalize on that to get the win. With my late round appearance on Saturday and the win on Sunday, we placed ourselves solidly into second place, only one point out of first, and five-and-half rounds ahead of third, with two races left in the series."
With his Famoso Summit Series 6 win Gatlin now looms only one point away from back-to-back Famoso Super Pro Championships.
With his Famoso Summit Series 6 win Gatlin now looms only one point away from back-to-back Famoso Super Pro Championships.


Gatlin came into the weekend at his home track at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California in seventh place, but after this win his outlook on defending his 2010 title has greatly improved.

"I think we have a great chance of winning the Super Pro championship at Famoso this year," Gatlin said. "If we do, it will be back-to-back Famoso Super Pro Championships. We won the 2009 and 2010 SCEDA Electronics Championships going back-to-back, so it would be nice to continue the run."

Next up on the racing calendar for Gatlin and his team is the Infineon Summit Super Pro and the NorCal Top Comp races August 13 and 14. "The September 23 and 24 weekend we will run the final two races at Famoso for the championship," Gatlin adds. "The following weekend we will be at Las Vegas representing Team Famoso and running in the Race of Champions.

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