2019 Virginia NHRA Nationals Top Dragster winner Chad Traylor
There was another first-time champion crowned in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs.com after Chad Traylor turned on the win light in the final against Junior Houston. That was no easy feat after Houston cut a perfect .000 light, but Traylor was able to win with a 7.209 on his 7.19 dial after Houston broke out by five-thousandths. On his way to the final, Houston made several notable runs including a .013-second package that helped defeat Barry Brown in the second round and an even better run in the quarterfinals with a .010-second total that was impossible for Chad Brown to overcome in spite of a competitive .011 reaction time. With the 2019 season barely started in the Northeast Division, Traylor’s Richmond win came in his season-debut in the Top Dragster class.