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Dan Fletcher Earns 2nd Career Western Swing Sweep and 1st Double-up Win in Seattle

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Dan Fletcher’s 85th victory ties him with NHRA legend, Bob Glidden, for 4th place on the all-time NHRA wins list
Dan Fletcher’s 85th victory ties him with NHRA legend, Bob Glidden, for 4th place on the all-time NHRA wins list
"On the road again" - it’s a familiar theme for Dan Fletcher. Since 1997 the highway or his shop in Churchville, New York has been where the fulltime professional drag racer has defined his career, and how he goes about continuing to add ink into drag racing’s big book.
Timothy Fletcher will be racing the Peak/Mickey Thompson/K&N Nova at the IHRA bracket finals in Pittsburgh
Timothy Fletcher will be racing the Peak/Mickey Thompson/K&N Nova at the IHRA bracket finals in Pittsburgh


The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman racer recently scored victories in both Stock and Super Stock at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Fletcher first ran down Don Elgin for the win in Stock Eliminator then went toe-to-toe with Jody Lang in Super Stock. Lang blinked first and left early by one one-thousandth of a second, turning on the red-light and giving the victory to Fletcher.

It was the K&N legend’s first career double-up, and it nicely topped off his sweep of the NHRA Western Swing. Coming into Seattle Fletcher had already claimed a Super Stock win in Denver and a Stock title in Sonoma, California, completing his second career Western Swing sweep. The last time Fletcher won all three events was back in 1994.

"Sweeping the Western Swing and doubling at Seattle makes this season pretty good overall," said Fletcher. "Everything went my way the whole time, but last month, not so much."

In his last race at Charlotte Fletcher lost in the 3rd round in Super Stock and he got inched out in the 4th round in Stock. ".005 finish line in Super Stock and .001 red in Stock. Very frustrating to say the least," he states, adding credence to the theory that champions focus more on their loathing for losing, than they waste time on their love for winning. "I’m currently tied for the points lead in Super Stock and trying to squeeze into the top-10 in Stock," he adds.

The double in Seattle earned Fletcher wins 84 and 85, making him the 17th driver to accomplish the double-win feat, and it marked only the 28th double in NHRA history. Remarkably it was his first double after failing to accomplish the feat in the eight previous times he had reached two finals. Fletcher’s double is particularly meaningful because the 85th victory ties him with NHRA legend, Bob Glidden, for 4th place on the all-time NHRA wins list.

"The cars have run well, but I now have four cars in the fleet, so it’s a lot of work to keep up with everything," explains Fletcher. "The SS Camaro is in the chassis shop for a rear end update and the Camaro stocker, and Chevelle wagon stocker, both have the motors out at the current time."

The next event for the Fletcher’s is this weekend. "Timothy will be racing the Peak/Mickey Thompson/K&N Nova at the IHRA bracket finals in Pittsburgh, and Thomas will be racing the Camaro stocker at the Northern Sportnationals in Columbus, Ohio," he says. "And I will compete again next weekend at the NHRA event in St. Louis."

Related K&N News Articles about K&N's Dan Fletcher: K&N's Dan Fletcher Adds to His Ever Growing NHRA National Event Win Tally at Brainerd; Dan Fletcher Reaches Fourth NHRA National Final of 2012 Season at 4-Wide Nationals; K&N's Dan Fletcher Mixes it Up in Las Vegas and Grabs 76th NHRA National Event Win; Dan Fletcher Makes It a Golden 75 with Back-to-Back NHRA National Event Wins
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