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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Comp winner Brad Plourd

14 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff

Brad Plourd had made very few runs behind the wheel of Harry Schwartz’s wild AA/AM roadster before arriving in Indy for the Big Go, but that didn’t stop him from turning on six win lights to claim the Comp title, his third Indy win and the 20th of his career. Plourd’s toughest challenge came in the quarterfinals when he was paired with former national champion and low qualifier Frank Aragona Jr. Plourd won the bout with a very competitive (-.607) 6.41, but he also caught a break because Aragona had lost nearly two-tenths off his index due to repeated Competition Index Control violations. After a semifinal bye, Plourd was able to sit on the starting line and watch while opponent Mike Farrell fouled by five-thousandths in the final.