Houston Jeff Wilson dominates FMD field

BAYTOWN, Tex- Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jeff Wilson qualified number one and beat local racer Troy Buff in the final at the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil this weekend at Houston Raceway Park. Wilson strapped a perfect .400 ...

BAYTOWN, Tex- Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jeff Wilson qualified number one and beat local racer Troy Buff in the final at the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil this weekend at Houston Raceway Park. Wilson strapped a perfect .400 light to Buff and never looked back, running 5.481/260.06 to Buff's trailing 5.562/257.14, to win his first ever national event.

The race was Wilson's first on the year, and came into the race with a complete new combination. It didn't take long for the Winfield, Missouri driver to figure the combination out, stunning the field with a low qualifying 5.434/258.17.

"We just changed the gear, went to the new Hoosier tires with beadlocks, changed to the new PSI injector that everyone has, and went to the single mag set up. We figured we needed to find some performance to keep up with the A/fuel cars, and everything just fell together," explained Wilson. "I would like to give a special thanks to my sponsor Starcon, and the Jay Meyer crew for helping us put the car back together after the semi's," Wilson said.

Wilson's next race will be the first stop on the Division 3 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park, April 28-30. Wilson will be looking to win the series opener, and improve on his performance level in Houston.

"I think we still have a little more left in it. We will have our smaller motor ready, so we will be able to take some weight off the car, and hopefully that will enable us to go a little quicker," said Wilson.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeff Wilson , Troy Buff