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Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 07:49 AM

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals Special Awards
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





BAYTOWN, Texas --

K&N Filters Horsepower Challenge award ($3,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock) - Allen Johnson, Team Mopar Dodge Avenger, 6.546 seconds, 211.93 mph.

Best Engineered Vehicle - Chase Murry, Orange, Texas, 2003 Miller Dragster, Top Dragster

NHRA Best Appearing Car - Britt Cummings, Hammond, La., 2000 Corvette, Stock

NHRA Best Appearing Crew - Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 2001 dragster, Top Alcohol Dragster

Strange Engineering Perfectly Strange Performance Awards ($250 bonus to the first racer in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street who wins an elimination round by running dead-on their dial-in or index) -
Super Stock: David Latino, Donaldsonville, La.
Super Comp: No winner
Stock: No winner
Super Gas: Jim Cappiello, Willis, Texas
Super Street: No winner

Full Throttle Hard-Working Crew Award ($3,000 each to Top Fuel and Funny Car and $1,500 to Pro Stock for the crews that are recognized as the hardest working of the event):
Top Fuel: Morgan Lucas' GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster crew for qualifying No. 1 and making their second victory of the season at steamy Houston race.
Funny Car: Mike Neff's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang crew for rebounding from struggling in two days of qualifying to advance to their third final round of the season and first win of the year.
Pro Stock: Dave Connolly's Alamo Iron Works/KLR Group Chevy Cobalt crew for advancing to the final round in only the team's second start of the season.
Pro Stock Motorcycle: Hector Arana Jr.'s Lucas Oil Buell crew for setting low E.T. of the weekend during the heat of the day on Sunday and advancing to the final round.





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