St. Louis: Ron Krisher scores first

Pro Stock journeyman Ron Krisher lived a lifelong dream at Chicago by winning his first Pro Stock title. The driver of the Eagle One Pontiac Firebird defeated both Coughlin brothers - Jeg and Troy - to get the victory. He became the category's ...

Pro Stock journeyman Ron Krisher lived a lifelong dream at Chicago by winning his first Pro Stock title. The driver of the Eagle One Pontiac Firebird defeated both Coughlin brothers - Jeg and Troy - to get the victory. He became the category's second first-time winner in as many weeks.

"We've got everything on this team that it takes to win," said Krisher, 52. "We just haven't been able to get there. We've been building confidence but we were just tripping over dumb things. In Chicago we managed to control it all and ran consistent numbers all day."

Krisher scored his first No. 1 qualifying effort in Las Vegas and duplicated that effort at Route 66 Raceway. He hopes to be a major threat in St. Louis as well.

"We have a good handle on what we're doing now," said Krisher, runner-up at the recent Pontiac Excitement Nationals near Columbus, Ohio. "We made significant improvements in the car last week and it's made an impact on our performance. I think you'll see us in the winner's circle some more."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Krisher