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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Stock winner Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.

25 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff

At the 2016 Atlanta race, Jimmy “Cooter” Hidalgo Jr. nearly completed a double of his own with a win in Super Stock and a runner-up finish in Stock. The Louisiana-based Hidalgo obviously likes Atlanta Dragway because he returned this year and added the Stock title to his already impressive résumé. Driving his G/SA ’04 GTO, Hidalgo had to race his father, Jimmy Sr., in the third round. Youth won out over experience this time, and Hidalgo went on to defeat Wes Neely in a rematch of the 2016 final. In the title round, Hidalgo turned in one of the best driving performances of his career with a .002 light and a 10.849 on his 10.83 dial to stop Jerry Emmons, who broke out by two-hundredths after a late start.