Pittman, Holbrook, Stoll win at Richmond

DINWIDDIE, VA. - Alan Pittman is going to be tough to beat this season. The Lyman, SC.-based driver piloted the Ken Westbrooks-owned 1941 Willys to the Pro Modified title at the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open presented by Lizzard Racing...

DINWIDDIE, VA. - Alan Pittman is going to be tough to beat this season. The Lyman, SC.-based driver piloted the Ken Westbrooks-owned 1941 Willys to the Pro Modified title at the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open presented by Lizzard Racing Engines. The chassis builder topped the CompetitionPlus.com-sponsored Steve Cossis, who broke on the final round run.

Pittman is undefeated in the Chicago Style elimination formats of the two major testing events of this season.

"They said at Darlington that Shannon Jenkins let the dogs out in Darlington, but we knocked down the fence on the corral and let the horses out," explained Pittman. "We have been overlooked a lot in pre-season predictions and because of that, we are going to make a lot of people notice. All I can say is that we have a lot more to offer the race fans."

Former IHRA Pro Stock World Champion Chris Holbrook was unstoppable all weekend. He continued to flex his dominance in the final round as he stopped Cleveland, Ohio-based Angelo Alesci. The Redford, Mi.-based driver was the low qualifier of the event.

"We wanted to come out and support this event and winning was just an added blessing," explained Holbrook. "We learned a lot about the track and I'm sure it will come in handy when we come here in April."

The driving tandem of Terry McMillan and Mike Stoll won the Funny Car division. McMillan is anticipating a two-car team and his crewman turned driver from Elkhart, Ind., ran his quickest pass of his career to stop the CompetitionPlus.com-sponsored entry of John Vouros. The Tom Anderson-tuned entry ran plenty of strong passes and will certainly be a contender in the season to come.

"Were very happy to come out of the gate and start the year with a win," explained McMillan. "It's a great way to start the year for our sponsors and I'd like to thank Bobby Bennett, Jr., and talking to the powers to be on the weather. I'm proud of Mike. This was only his tenth pass in a Funny Car. This gives us great momentum headed into the new season."

Testing continues today as the event winds down.

-Bioobby Bennett

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Series Drag
Drivers Alan Pittman , John Vouros , Angelo Alesci , Shannon Jenkins , Tom Anderson