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Greg Boutte Wins 28th Annual NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Arizona Nationals

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Boutté says he feels optimistic heading into Las Vegas with the way his car is currently set-up and running.
Boutté says he feels optimistic heading into Las Vegas with the way his car is currently set-up and running.
Check close enough and you're bound to find a definition of "busman's holiday" with Greg Boutté face beaming alongside it. Boutté races a Super Comp dragster and he works for K&N where he - wait for it - focuses on making cars run better and faster. More to the point Boutté is a Product Specialist working in customer service and sales. "I travel to the National events, whether I race or not, and support our sponsored K&N racers, as well as support the drivers in Pro Stock, for the K&N Horsepower Challenge."

He is also involved in K&N's Heavy Duty filter program for the trucking industry and clearly one effectively feeds off the other as he's really good in all arenas. Last weekend at the 28th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals contested at Firebird International Raceway, Boutté notched his first victory of 2012, it is his third National event win in three final trips. Boutté won the final dual on his opponent's 0.004 red-light. Boutté marked with an 8.898 ET and 174.71 mph.

Regarding his win over Steve Whitfield in Super Comp at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Boutté remarked, "Mr. Whitfield is a good racer, so you don't want to lose in the final after the last six rounds. With that in mind, I set the car up to run a 8.91 in the final knowing if I was wrong I would run a 8.89, it ran a 8.898. You don't want to go red so I added .010 more to my delay box, but when I got my time slip and saw the .047 light, wow, was I glad he went red. He would have cleaned my plow."
Greg Boutté's win at the 28th annual NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Arizona Nationals was his third of the 2012 season.
Greg Boutté's win at the 28th annual NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Arizona Nationals was his third of the 2012 season.


Boutté is a definitive wily veteran, having competed in Super Comp for 21 years, running in about 20 races a year, beginning at Pomona, California in February and ending at Pomona in November. Back in 2003 he won the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 in Super Comp in Arizona.

We wondered if the Loma Linda, California driver made any changes to his race car or his GB Motorsports race program during the off season. "My motor and converter and rear wheels are all different. Wayne Silvia (Silvia Construction) lent me a Chevy 565 motor and Hughes Performance lent me a 8" converter. I ran that combination in Pomona at the Winter Nationals and Phoenix. If my Heads are not back from Brodix, I will use the same winning Combination in Las Vegas for the Div-7 race and then the National event the next weekend."

A large part of racing is confidence and momentum and Boutté is justifiably feeling strong about both heading into Las Vegas. "I am feeling very optimistic at this point of the season. I won the make-up Arizona Nationals at Infineon in 2010 on the Monday before the Division-7 race. Last year I was runner up to my friend Justin Morgan in Vegas. I have had very good luck the last three seasons at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The track is one of the best in the Country and NHRA preps the track very well too. If my car is as predictable there next month, as it is now, I hope to get to the winners circle again."

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