Stanton: Marc White wrap-up

White takes second straight win in Stanton. STANTON, Mich. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Marc White took his second straight win in as many weeks during this past weekend's Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at the Mid Michigan...

White takes second straight win in Stanton.

STANTON, Mich. - NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Marc White took his second straight win in as many weeks during this past weekend's Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at the Mid Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Mich. Making the win even sweeter was the fact that it was at the Etterman Racing Team's home track, with the team being based just up the road in Newaygo, Mich.

White, from Glendale Heights, Ill., qualified the Etterman Racing Firebird third with a 5.943 second pass at 229.53 mph. In round one, he took out Bobby Martin with a 5.887 at 242.52 mph, and then took out his Division 3 rival Chuck Cheeseman in round two with a 5.967 at 236.03 mph. White's final round opponent was No. 1 qualifier Jeff Craig. Craig had problems and slowed, giving White an easy win with a 6.001 at 229.82 mph. The win solidified White's Division 3 points lead, and put him seventh in national standings.

"It was a pretty good weekend for the team, again," said White. "The car ran good, and the team did a good job of keeping the car ready. It was a pretty tricky track to get down; the groove was pretty narrow, and it was pretty hot out there. We broke a lifter in the semifinals and had to change a motor before the final, and once again, we received a lot of help from our fellow Division 3 racers to make the call. In the final, it was on a pretty good lap, and I could see Jeff go away all of a sudden, so I knew he had broke, and clicked it early on the big end to save parts."

The next stop for the Etterman Racing Team will be the resumption of the rained out Indianapolis Division 3 event on July 4th, where White has a guaranteed spot in the final.

"It was a short field in Indy, and by qualifying No. 1 and winning the first round, we get a bye into the final," explained White. "We'll be racing Cheeseman, because he's scheduled to race Veney in the semifinals, and they have already said they are not coming back. We really would like to make it three in a row. Our goal has always been to be in the top five nationally, and to do that, it takes winning races."

For more information on the team, visit their website at EttermanRacing.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeff Craig , Chuck Cheeseman , Bobby Martin