Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas Winner Matt Blodgett
Matt Blodgett became the third member of the Blodgett family to score a win in Sonoma when he drove his family’s ’72 Vega to a final-round victory in Super Gas against Ron MacKenzie, who fouled by .12-thousandths. Blodgett, whose only other national event win came at the 2008 JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif., cut a perfect .000 light on his quarterfinal bye run and then took out former world champ Rick Beckstrom in the semi’s with another great run that included a .010 light and an index-matching 9.902. Blodgett broke out by eight-thousandths. Super Comp winner Naber also had a solid outing in Super Gas, reaching the quarterfinal round.