NHRA Arizona Nationals Stock winner Kyle Rizzoli

08 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff

Kyle Rizzoli bagged his fifth career win and his second in Stock when he downed two-time national champ and Pomona Super Stock winner Justin Lamb in the final round. While his numbers in the final were solid, Rizzoli wasn’t afraid to admit that he had some luck earlier in the event. In round one, Rizzoli and his ’69 Camaro were paired against John Cooper’s ’64 Ford Thunderbolt in a heads-up battle between AA/SA entries. Rizzoli figured he was facing a performance deficit of about four-tenths of a second, so he didn’t have much hope for a victory, but his fortunes turned when Cooper’s car was pushed off the starting line after developing a fluid leak.