Von Smith - Epping Report

SMITH WINS AGAIN, POSTS VICTORY AT IHRA PARTS PRO NORTH AMERICAN NATIONALS EPPING, NH-- In a scene that has become commonplace on the IHRA Championship Drag Racing trail, Von Smith posted his fourth victory on the IHRA Parts Pro North American...

SMITH WINS AGAIN, POSTS VICTORY AT IHRA PARTS PRO NORTH AMERICAN NATIONALS

EPPING, NH-- In a scene that has become commonplace on the IHRA Championship Drag Racing trail, Von Smith posted his fourth victory on the IHRA Parts Pro North American Nationals in Epping, NH. The victory came at the expense of local favorite Fredrick Tigges.

"This is another huge win for us," smiled Smith, who also set the class World Record with a 5.873 in the first round. "Every other time, I've needed Howard Moon horsepower to win. This time I finally holeshot someone for a victory."

Smith blistered Rob Atchinson in the first round with his record-setting blitz. He followed up on the feat by stopping David Rowe in the quarters. A semi-final match with rival Scott Weney never turned out to be the barn-burner match it was billed to be as Weney rattled the tires and aborted the run.

The final round is worthy of its own paragraph. Smith left on Tigges (who fell into a coma with a .704 reaction) with a .477 light and never looked back with a winning 5.985/23734. Tigges was equally frustrated as he posted the quickest losing time IHRA Pro Funny Car history with a 5.869/239.31.

The next IHRA Snap-On Drag Racing National Event for Smith will be Sept. 24-26th, the IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals presented by Prolong at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C.

The Parts Pro North American Nationals will be televised on ESPN2, Friday, Oct. 1st at 1 p.m. (ET). The one hour show will be replayed, Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 4 a.m

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Series Drag
Drivers Scott Weney , Von Smith , David Rowe