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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Comp winner Bill Kent

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor

After a pair of runner-up finishes, Bill Kent broke through for his first national event victory in Comp by stopping veteran Ralph Van Paepeghem in the final round. Kent, in his B/Dragster, was competitive when he needed to be with a semifinal performance that included a .001 reaction time and a (-.549) 6.691 to stop Tony Mandella. Losing four-hundredths of a second to the Competition Index Control did little to hurt Kent in the final. He made his best run of the weekend with a (-.543) 6.657 to outpace Van Paepeghem’s (-.472) 7.318.