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NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Gas champion Ed Olpin Jr.

05 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff

Ed Olpin Jr. won the Super Comp title in Phoenix in 2002 and has since watched his father, Ed Sr., score six wins in Super Gas and Top Sportsman. Ed Jr. got back on the board when he stopped Matthew Larson in the Super Gas final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Olpin drove his Corvette to a 9.94 for the win after a near-perfect .001 light, and Larson trailed despite a quicker 9.932. Olpin had a bye run in the quarterfinals and came back in Sunday’s semifinal with a strong .011 and a 9.905 to beat Bernie Polvadore in the semifinals. Larson had his own string of impressive performances, including a 9.905 to beat Evan Kowalski in the quarterfinals.