NHRA SpringNationals Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

11 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff

California-based veterans Doug Gordon and Jay Payne squared off in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final round. Gordon grabbed the starting-line advantage, then made his quickest and fastest run of the weekend with a 5.428, 272.12 mph for the win, while Payne, who has enjoyed a resurgence since hiring two-time national champ Jonnie Lindberg as a tuning consultant, shook the tires and slowed in his Peak Camaro. Gordon, who now has eight career wins, got progressively quicker in each elimination round with runs of 5.481, 5.442, 5.430, and his final-round 5.428.