Del Worsham raced to his first win of the season and first win with Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing at the 13th annual O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
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WORSHAM PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON; BROWN, COUGHLIN, KRAWIEC PICK OF WINS AT GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Antron Brown, Jeg Coughlin and Eddie Krawiec also won in their respective categories.
drove his Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing Toyota Solara to a 4.135-second
run at 302.48 mph to defeat No. 1 qualifier and current points leader
Ron Capps on a holeshot. For Worsham, it�s his first win in over a
year; his last coming at
�We got here and went down the track all six runs without any problem,� said Worsham. �This team was assembled to do well, win races and win a championship, and I just want to be able to do my part. It was just a huge sense of excitement!�
�Looking back on my career, I�ve made some great passes and great runs, but Ron (Capps) and Tony (Pedregon) always seem to kick my butt, so it�s just a great feeling to be able to win against him.�
In Top Fuel, Antron Brown defeated
�That was a just a phenomenal race,� said Brown. �You line up against that Budweiser car with Brandon Bernstein and Rob Flynn. I know what Rob is capable of. Rob won this race last year with �Hot Rod� (Fuller), so he knows about this track and what it can take and hold.�
Coughlin drove past runner-up Jason Line after Line posted a red light in the final round of competition. Coughlin drove his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt to a 6.588 at 208.39 mph for his third win in five final round appearances for the season.
�There�s no question that our team has really jelled together over the past two seasons,� said Coughlin. �We�ve been racing hard, we�ve been racing smart and we�re on the good end of it now with three wins in five final rounds.�
Krawiec rode his Screamin� Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson past runner-up Craig Treble to pick up his second win in as many races for the season. Krawiec�s run of 6.947 at 189.39 mph was strong enough for the defending world champions second career win.
�To come out here and get my second win, it�s just a cool opportunity,� said Krawiec �It�s tough going out there and getting your first win and everyone told me that once you get your first win, it�ll get easy, but I never thought it would get this easy.�
1. Antron Brown; 2. Brandon Bernstein; 3. Shawn Langdon; 4. Spencer Massey; 5. Cory McClenathan; 6. Tony Schumacher; 7. Joe Hartley; 8. Morgan Lucas; 9. Clay Millican; 10. T.J. Zizzo; 11. John Smith; 12. Kevin Jones; 13. Doug Kalitta; 14. Larry Dixon; 15. Todd Simpson; 16. Chris Karamesines.
1. Del Worsham,
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt; 2. Jason Line; 3. Greg Anderson; 4. Justin Humphreys; 5. Kurt Johnson; 6. Greg Stanfield; 7. Rickie Jones; 8. Ron Krisher; 9. Mike Edwards; 10. Allen Johnson; 11. Rodger Brogdon; 12. Tom Hammonds; 13. Larry Morgan; 14. Dave Northrop; 15. Steve Spiess; 16. Johnny Gray.
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE:
1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson; 2. Craig Treble; 3. Angie McBride; 4. Douglas Horne; 5. Andrew Hines; 6. Hector Arana; 7. Shawn Gann; 8. Matt Smith; 9. Karen Stoffer; 10. Steve Johnson; 11. Junior Pippin; 12. Matt Guidera; 13. Michael Phillips; 14. Joe DeSantis; 15. Bailey Whitaker; 16. David Hope.