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Virginia NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Charlie Kenopic

19 Jun 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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The Super Gas final featured Canadian Kenopic and perennial top-10 finisher Mike Sawyer and, predictably, it was a side-by-side race that was decided by less than a hundredth of a second at the finish line. Kenopic, the winner of the 2013 Reading event, left first, .004 to .012, and turned on the win light by the same margin after both drivers ran matching 9.893-second elapsed times. Kenopic had a tough road to the final, including wins against Jason Kenny, Greg Slack, former world champs Iggie Boicesco and Dan Northrop. Against Boicesco, Kenopic was sharp on both ends of the track with a .010 light and a 9.909. Kenopic’s win over Northrop was also classic with a four-thousandths margin of victory.