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Fri, 14 Sep 2012, 19:00 PM

Mac Tools U. S. Nationals Special Awards
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Special Awards from the Mac Tools U. S. Nationals.

K&N Filters Horsepower Challenge award ($3,000 to the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock) - Erica Enders, GK Racing Chevy Cobalt, 6.550 seconds, 210.80 mph.

Best Engineered Vehicle - Bruno Massel, 2012 Spitzer Dragster, Competition Eliminator, Woodbridge, Ill.

NHRA Best Appearing Car - Dallas Kelly, 1964 Ford Thunderbolt, Super Stock, Cleves, Ohio

NHRA Best Appearing Crew - Paul Noakes, Top Alcohol Funny Car, 2002 Mustang, London Ontario, Canada

Hemi Shootout - Charlie Westcott Jr.,War Fish Barracuda, Parma Mi.,

NHRA Factory Stock Showdown - Bo Butner, Cobra Jet,Floyds Knob, Ind.,

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: Larry Hodge, La Place, Ill.
Super Comp: Tom Stalba, Williamstown, OH
Stock: Bob Michaels, Lebanon, OH
Super Gas: Jeff Lopez, Bedford, 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: Tony Schumacher in his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster ties Don Garlits with 11 career Mac Tools U.S. Nationals final round appearances.
Funny Car: Todd Lesenko and his Jim Dunn crew regrouped after Saturday night qualifying explosion to make it to round one on Sunday.
Pro Stock: Dave Connolly made it to the Pro Stock finals as both crew chief for Erica Enders and behind the wheel in their teams second Pro Stock entry. He also raced in Stock Eliminator during the event.
Pro Stock Motorcycle: Hector Arana Sr, took out Eddie Krawiec in the semi-finals. The win placed him in the finals and in a position to win his first race since 2009.

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