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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Rick Cates

10 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The fifth time was the charm for emotional Super Gas winner Rick Cates, who completed a lengthy quest to win his first national event Wally by outrunning Tim Parker in the final round. Cates produced a time slip suitable for framing in round three when he bested six-time world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. with a .001 light. He later stopped Super Comp winner Herem and then benefitted from some extraordinary luck when his next three opponents, including Parker, did not get down the track under power.