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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster winner John Richardson

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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John Richardson admittedly had some luck en route to his first win in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class. Richardson was set to race Andy Spiegel in the final round, but his dragster didn’t leave the starting line due to an air bottle that was not activated. Richardson sat on the starting line for nearly four-tenths of a second but won the race after Spiegel fouled by four-thousandths of a second. Driving one of the quickest cars in the field, Richardson worked his way to the final with wins against Dan Provost, Mark Yeager, Chris Thode, and Mark Colton. Against Thode, Richardson paired a .014 light with a 6.007 on his 6.00 dial, the quickest allowable dial in the Top Dragster class.