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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Comp winner Chad Webber

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The Super Comp class featured not only a first-time winner in Chad Webber but also a thrilling end to the championship points battle between eventual champ Steve Williams and challenger Mark Grame. Williams took over the lead after his runner-up finish a week earlier in Las Vegas. Coming into Pomona, Grame was the only driver with the ability to catch him, and he had to reach the final round. Grame managed to reach the fifth round, and with a bye run looming in the semi’s, he had to get past opponent Tony Helms to win the title, but Helms prevailed thanks to a nearly unbeatable .006 light and an 8.918, making Williams the champion. Helms missed the Tree in the final and the win went to Webber, 8.91 to 8.94. A round earlier, Webber used a perfect 8.900 run to take out Steve Collier.