The Clay Millican-Mike Kloeber reunion is already paying dividends in their third race together after a long break as the Tennessean will compete for the Gatornationals title after beating Doug Kalitta.
Millican’s run was in peril early when his Parts Plus dragster shook the tires, but Millican expertly pedaled and chased down Winternationals champ Kalitta, who smoked the tires a few hundred feet downtrack.
Richie Crampton will have a chance to win the Gatornationals for the second straight year after extending his Gainesville Raceway win streak to seven rounds. Crampton ended the Cinderella story of T.J. Zizzo, who was trying to reach his first final.
Interestingly, prior to this race, neither Millican nor Crampton had won a round this season.