David Wells IRL wrap up

Oil leak sidelines Wells in round one CLERMONT, Ind. - Sometimes the smallest things can beat you. Such was the case for NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster racer David Wells during this past weekend's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway...

Oil leak sidelines Wells in round one

CLERMONT, Ind. - Sometimes the smallest things can beat you. Such was the case for NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster racer David Wells during this past weekend's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. An oil line came loose during the burnout of his first round match-up with Michael Gunderson, and he was forced to shut off at the line.

Wells, from LeMars, Iowa, qualified his Norm Grimes tuned Blue Bunny Ice Cream/ "Plain Vanilla" blown alcohol dragster No. 9 with a 5.444 at 263.31 mph before being shut-off in round one.

"It's just one of those deals," said Wells. "The line was tight before the run, so it must have came loose in the burnout. That's about all there is to say about it."

Wells and team will be looking to rebound at their next race, the CarQuest AutoParts Nationals and Jegs Sportsman All-Stars race held at Route 66 Raceway just outside of Chicago, Sept. 25-28. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Michael Gunderson , David Wells