Tony Schumacher, Ashley Force Hood, Ron Krisher, and Craig Treble emerged the winners at the record-breaking 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. The favorable weather conditions led to a bunch of career bests this past weekend. Tony Schumacher and Cory McClenathan met in the Top Fuel final with Tony winning on a holeshot. Ashley Force Hood takes her first win of the year by defeating Jack Beckman in the Funny Car final. Ron Krisher wins in Pro Stock over Jeg Coughlin when Coughlin runs into mechanical issues. Craig Treble beats rookie rider Doug Horne in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final. Congratulations to all the winners.
Larry Dixon and the Alan Johnson/Al-Anabi team qualified No. 1 and went on to win the wally as Dixon defeated Cory McClenathan in the final round of Top Fuel. Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III gets his first Pro win by defeating good friend Tony Pedregon in the funny car final. Bob Tasca III had to go through Tim Wilkerson and John Force before meeting Tony in the final. In Pro Stock, Jason Line regains the points lead with win over Allen Johnson. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Hector Arana defeats Matt Smith in motorcycle final.
Take a look at some live action shots from this weekends event in El Paso, Texas:
MSD was treated to a two visitors this week! The monster trucks are in town this weekend at the UTEP Sun Bowl (live coverage this Saturday night too!) so they came by on Thursday to hang out, roll out their trucks and eat some good Mexican food. We had the Batman truck and the Blue Thunder truck filling up our parking lot all day. Next, we had one of Matt Kenseth's Sprint Cup car on display - complete with the MSD 6ALN Ignition system. (The trucks both run 12LT Pro Mags!) Thanks for stopping by, everyone at MSD enjoyed the visit and best of luck for the show and race this weekend! Speaking of racing, the IHRA kicks off its season this weekend in Louisiana too!
Be sure and check out more of the MSD-V in GM High Tech Performance Online Magazine. The MSD-V is loaded with the lastest technology from MSD, along with components from our sister companies Racepak and Superchips. If you missed the build, click here to get a quick refresher on our MSD V build.
Kyle Busch started in the back, but finished up front to win the Shelby 427 Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas. The winning Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is fired with an MSD 6-HVC series ignition control! Clint Boyer, David Reutimann and Bobby Labonte rounded out the top five. The next race in the Sprint Cup Series takes place this coming weekend in Atlanta.