Ross Laris kicked off his 2021 season with a win at the “Baby Gators” Division 2 Lucas Oil Series event in Gainesville, and he’s now seized control of the points lead in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers following a final-round win over Will Carrell in Houston. Laris, who normally runs near the 6.10 limit in his Laris Motorsports Insurance dragster, dialed a 6.10 in the final and ran a 6.122 to turn on the win light, while Carrell trailed despite a dead-on 6.783 on his 6.78 prediction. [video]
Laris got to the final following victories against Phil Dion, Dane Ward, and Mark Jones. In the quarterfinal round, Carrell defeated Holden Laris, preventing a possible father-son final round.