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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Gas winner Roger Kato

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff

Roger Kato made it to his first national event final in Super Gas in 1985 and his second in 2010, and at the end of the 2018 season, he finally got to celebrate his first victory following a final-round win over former Pomona champ Greg Ventura, who fouled by .003-second. Kato was the top qualifier in the Super Gas class with a 9.901 in the opening round, and later in eliminations, he nailed the index perfectly with a 9.900 pass to defeat Marco Perivolaris. Ventura got to the final round following a semifinal win against Matt Blodgett, who entered the event on a hot streak after winning the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas.