LAS VEGAS --
The semifinals of the Pro category had two NHRA national champions, Stock champ Brad Burton and e.t. Pro class national champion Seth Polvadoer, both out to prove their worthiness. And then there was the other semifinalist, John Victorino driving his "shopping cart", a 1973 chop top Datsun. Victorino was sharp all day with numerous double-0 lights but an .038 reaction time did him in against Burton's .029. Both drivers were under the dial but the win light still shined in Burton's lane while Polvadoer soloed for his bye run.
In the semifinals of Super Pro, Moe Trujillo squared off with Kris Whitfield and his Super Gas roadster, while Dustin Hentges soloed with the bye. Whitfield's roadster was having battery problems but it was enough to get by Trujillo.
And with a .004-second package in the final, Hentges didn't have a chance against Whitfield. And some 16 hours after it all began, the very first K&N Spring Fling Vegas Super Pro crown went to the man from Littleton, Colorado. "We were having problems all day," said Whitfield, "but I got great bunch of guys who helped and to have a .004 package in the final is unbelievable."
Day 2 of the K&N Spring Fling Vegas, Carrier Friday will start all over again with $10,000 to the winner of Super Pro and $5,000 to Pro. Follow all the action live as it happens at www.bracketraces.com/live.
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