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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Super Gas winner Ray Sawyer

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ray Sawyer

Ray Sawyer, the 2005 NHRA Super Gas champ, celebrated Father’s Day with a present to himself after winning his seventh national event title. Wheeling his ’02 Camaro, Sawyer grabbed a two-hundredths lead against Michelle Furr in the Super Gas final round and held on for a 9.927 to 9.929 victory. Sawyer, who last won a national event at the 2015 Epping race, earned his way into the final with wins against fellow world champ Jim Perry and seven-time Division 1 champ Tom Stalba. Sawyer’s race against Stalba was one of his most competitive with both racers right on the 9.90 index.