(GRAND BEND, ON) – It is great how a story comes together. That story has been in the making for 22 years as Lakeshore’s Larry O’Brien notched his first IHRA victory Sunday at the Grand Ben Motorplex.
The Prostock finals saw JR Carr, of Pasco, WA, and O’Brien go head to head on the quarter mile drag strip. O’Brien ran the route at 232.97 mph, edging Carr by less than half a second at 6.543.
“If there was ever ever an event I would like to win, it was this one,” he said after the race. “Gone to the finals before, gone to the semi finals, but never won one.”
O’Brien said he and his crew had been having a few smaller problems with the car during the weekend, but nothing the other teams weren’t also dealing with. They sorted them out and took away the perfect storm of races.
“It’s a real honour to here in Canada, at a Mopar sponsored event, with a Dodge,” he said. “Just the perfect place to do it.”
The next event on the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule is the San Antonio Nationals Fuelled by Sunoco Racing on September 25 – 26. The race marks the second to the last event on the schedule and will be detrimental in determining the IHRA World Champions.
Click here for the round-by-round results from the Mopar Nationals presented by Williams Racing.