Lamb-asting the Competition?
Nevada-based Bowtie-brand drag racing proponent Justin Lamb made a huge impact within NHRA’s
Sportsman drag racing scene in 2017. The super-skilled racer, who already had two NHRA World Championships to his credit (Stock, 2013 and Super Stock, 2015), doubled that count last season by winning both the Super Stock and the Stock Eliminator Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championship titles. For that, Lamb became only the third driver in history to win two NHRA World Championships in the same season. Jeff Strickland (2016) and Scotty Richardson (1994), also Chevrolet-brand drivers, are the others.
Lamb’s Super Stock title came racing his SS/AM ’10 Chevy Cobalt. Powered by a high-winding Madcap Engines engine program, Justin amassed four wins in six final-round appearances of the eight
NHRA Division 7 events racing that mid 8-second capable car. His Super Stock title run was backed by his valued associates Silver State Plumbing, Redback Boots, and Madcap Engines.
In Stock Eliminator, Lamb’s title came racing a FS/C ’17 COPO Camaro. Justin had begun the year driving his familiar D/SA ’70 Camaro before taking delivery of his new late-model COPO about mid-season during an NHRA points race held in Sonoma, California. Justin went on to win twice in the COPO, and that, combined with numerous other consistent late-round finishes, pushed him to the top in World Championship points. Lamb clinched the Stock Eliminator championship during a race held at his home track—the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway— during late October.