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Northrop get first Pro Stock round win
Northrop, the 16th qualifier in Kenny Koretsky’s blue Nitro Fish/ISC Racers Tape Dodge Stratus, combined a .052-second starting line reaction time with a 6.697-second elapsed time at 206.20 mph – his career fastest – into the surprising victory by three-thousandths of a second.
Northrop gave eventual race winner Richie Stevens a close race in the quarterfinals. Both had .049-second reaction times but Stevens’ Dodge was quicker, 6.692 at 205.13 to 6.706 at 206.16.
“It was nice to get my first round win and it couldn’t have been much better than it was, getting it against Greg,” said a smiling Northrop, of
Northrop has driven a limited schedule and but will be in the blue Dodge for the remaining four races.
“Dave did a nice job driving all weekend,” said Guarnaccia. “We were able to give him something to work with. I think everyone on the team did a good job and the car ran respectably.”
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