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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Top Dragster winner Ross Laris

30 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor

In 2004, Ross Laris won his first national event title at the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La. Since then, he has watched his son, Holden, become a three-time national event winner in Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs. The elder Laris took a step toward evening the score when he turned on the win light in the final round of Top Dragster in Houston. Laris was the low qualifier in the 23-car field with a 6.106, right on the 6.10 performance ceiling. Dialing a 6.13 in the final, Laris blasted to a 6.106 after opponent Williams Kruse fouled by seven-thousandths. The chances of a father-son final round were squashed when Holden Laris fell victim to Kruse’s .009 light in the quarterfinals.