NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Dragster winner Grant Durie

08 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff

Much like the Pomona season opener, the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs field once again featured a number of entries that flirted with the 6.00-second class limit. After three qualifying passes, the top-six qualifiers had all run 6.10 or quicker, including low qualifier Bob Button, who secured the top spot with a 6.001 at more than 233 mph. Finalists Grant Durie and Tom Koenen each qualified in the bottom half of the field but were consistent enough to win rounds. What promised to be a competitive final ended early when Koenen fouled out by .001-second. With the victory, Alberta-resident Durie joined an extensive list of Canadian drivers who have won an NHRA national event, including reigning Top Sportsman national champion Mike Williams.