Using a string of near-record elapsed times, Shawn Cowie successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Cowie used a 5.16 and a pair of 5.15 runs in the final three rounds to seal the win.
In the final, Cowie stopped Matt Sackman, who was driving for the Meyer family. Sackman was solidly in the 5.2s, but that wasn’t enough to keep pace with Cowie, who won for the 14th time in his career. Cowie’s runs were the quickest to date for a supercharged, methanol-burning Top Alcohol Dragster.