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2019 Virginia NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner Chris Garrettson

23 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff

Following a season where he finished No. 6 in the national standings in Super Comp, Chris Garrettson achieved another milestone in his career by winning his first national event title. Garrettson races in an unconventional manner by running the 8.90 index at a deceptively slow speed. While many of his competitors are topping 175-mph, Garrettson’s dragster typically hovers in the low 130-mph range, making it difficult to judge at the finish line. His strategy worked to perfection in Richmond where he stopped Colby Fuller in the final, 8.905 to 8.914. Garrettson’s top speed was just 133 while Fuller chased him at 175. Throughout eliminations, Fuller never ran faster than 134-mph in his wins against national champ John Labbous, Randy Midgett, past Gatornationals winner Frank Altilio, Daniel Bisbano, and Jacob Otto. In order for Garrettson’s strategy to work, he must be sharp on the Tree, and he was with a string of consistent lights between .019 and .025.