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DI Warm-Up: 4th Annual Small-Block Nitrous Nationals

NitrousNats_CharlesSince its inception four years ago at North Carolina’s Mooresville Dragway, the Small-Block Nitrous Nationals has become a powerhouse of eighth-mile entertainment, attracting fans and participants throughout the surrounding states.

The most recent running of the event took place July 25-26, featuring several heads-up classes as well as index and bracket racing. The event kicked off on Friday with early parking and under-the-lights testing, while Saturday saw two qualifying runs, followed by eliminations in all classes. Headlining the event was the touring Pro Tree Racers Association, making this a combo event not to be missed.

NitrousNats4The weekend weather was favorable to produce several career-best elapsed times, while Mooresville’s eighth mile was fabulously prepared to give racers a fast surface on which to compete. Often described as “THE” heads-up event held in the Carolinas, the Small-Block Nitrous Nationals boasts a total of 10 classes, with all different levels of competition being represented.

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2014 Small-Block Nitrous Nationals Winners

Outlaw 275 Win-Nick Yarber; R/U-David Pearson

Stock Valve Angle Win-Shawn Pevlor; R/U-Brian Rippy

Nitrous X Win-Shawn Pevlor; R/U-Tim Kneiriem

NitrousNats_ClineWSC 4.90 Outlaws Win-Nick Cline (left); R/U-Russell Musgrove

6.00 Index Win-Kenny Floyd; R/U-Danny Caldwell

7.00 Index Win-Bobby Bartlett; R/U-Coy McLeod

Pro Tree Eliminator Win-Jeremy McSwain; R/U-Marty Campbell

Top Eliminator Win-Mitchell Harkey; R/U-Jonathan Gibbs

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Footbrake Win-Staten Nichols; R/U-Gary Cline

Junior Dragster Win-Landon Russell; R/U-Dillon Goodnight

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