GLENDORA, Calif. -
Sorokin, La Crecenta, Calif., came into the event with a 41 point lead over Rick Williamson, the only driver with a shot to overtake him in Nostalgia Top Fuel. Williamson, Stockton, Calif., qualified No. 1 to Sorokin's No. 8 to gain five points but when Sorokin beat Rick White in round two, advancing to the semifinals, it wrapped up the championship for Sorokin which is his second having won it back in 2010 as well.
Sorokin faced off with Williamson in the final with Williamson taking the event win with a run of 5.809 seconds at 235.23 mph as both drivers suffered mechanical problems. Sorokin had a pair of wins in three final rounds on the year winning at Firebird Raceway and Sacramento Raceway.
Rupert went to four final rounds in 2012 taking the win at Firebird's Napa Auto Parts Ignitor in his championship run with final round showings in Las Vegas, Sacramento and the second Heritage Series event at Firebird.
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