Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 12:35 PM

Shawn Bowen Wins DRO AA/FC Challenge at U.S. 131
Courtesy of Jeff Burk

Leads Points Going into Final this Weekend at Tulsa



MARTIN, Mich. -- Michigander Shawn Bowen, driving his family's "Violator" Firebird AA/FC, won the Mickey Thompson Tires DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge during the 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals held Sept. 6-7 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.


Shawn Bown in the "Violator" Firebird AA Funny Car.
It was Bowen's second win of the 2013 season and third final round appearance since he won the 2012 DRO AA/FC Challenge finale at Tulsa Raceway Park. At U.S. 131 Bowen defeated Chicago racer Marc White driving Jeff Wilson's "Flashback" Pontiac Trans Am in the final round.

Defending champion John Hale drove his Guy Tipton-tuned '69 Camaro bodied AA/FC to a new National speed record at Martin. He ran back to back laps of 5.73/261.14 and 5.61/259.03 during Friday night qualifying. The fastest speed ever for these cars belongs to Jason Rupert, who ran over 262 mph at Phoenix's Firebird Raceway but didn't back up the speed within the required 1% at the same meet.

The win increased Bowen's championship points total to 425.5 and he leads his closest rival, Texan Ronny Young in Raymond Beadle's "Blue Max" Plymouth Arrow by a mere 40.5 points going into the last race of the season Sept. 13-14 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla.

In addition to Bowen, Hale, White and Young, there is one other team who has a mathematical chance to win the 2013 DRO AA/FC Challenge National Championship: Brian Stewart in the "Bear Town Shaker."





Drag News: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Jan 30- SoCal Association Racing opens 2015 Season at Auto Club Dragway
Jan 23- West Virginia's Justin Kirk Entering PDRA Top Dragster
Jan 23- Andy McCoy Race Cars Steps Up to Sponsor PDRA Live Feed 'Driver Showcase'
Jan 23- Derrick Beach Joins PDRA Announcing Team
Jan 23- Pat Musi's Rise to Dominance in Pro Mod Competition
Jan 22- 2015 PSCA/SCSN Race Dates & Series Updates
Jan 21- PSCA Season Kicks Off at Fontana Feb. 27
Jan 20- Sunoco Race Fuels Extends Sponsorship with Maple Grove Raceway Bracket Series
Jan 20- Bogacki to Sport New Car, New Look in 2015
Jan 20- Outlaw Fuel Altered Association Announces 2015 Schedule

Copyright ©2015 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035