US NA­TION­ALS 63rd Edi­tion

/ FA­VORITES FALL EARLY

Drag Racer - - U.S. Nationals 63rd Edition - Text by Pete Ward Photos by Ron Lewis

THERE IS A SMALL CON­TIN­GENT OF FANS WHO BELLYACHE ABOUT THE GROW­ING PRE­DICTABIL­ITY OF WHO’S GONNA KICK WHOSE BUTT AT NHRA NA­TIONAL EVENTS. Indy 2017 proved this cer­tainly is not the case, as many of the heavy hit­ters and low qual­i­fiers tum­bled early. This year’s fire­works prove, once again, Indy is a must-at­tend event.

This was Steve Tor­rence’s third at­tempt for a T/F Indy win, and it was in­deed a charm, as he de­feated a tire-rat­tling Ke­bin Kins­ley (far lane) for the Wally. But to be hon­est, the real story was Kins­ley. The Texan, with very lit­tle nitro seat time,...

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