MARTIN, Mich. --
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
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
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