After the semi-final round that saw Texan John Hale run his personal best and the DRO all-time best speed and ET with a statement making 5.673/251.72 to defeat arch-rival Paul Romine’s who ran a losing 5.792/246.17. In that race Romine re-set the DRO ET record at 5.792. The new DRO speed record is Hale’s at 251.72. With both men gaining 30 bonus points for the records the DRO AA/FC Challenge points race is extremely tight. In fact it is so close that Challenge Series Director Jeff Burk is going to recheck the math from all four races before declaring a winner although a quick tote seems to indicate that Romine has indeed won his third consecutive DRO Series title.
Unfortunately there will be a single into the final round for the DRO AA/FC Challenge as Anthony Bronge in running a career best speed and ET, 5.823/243.02, broke a rod and couldn’t replace the engine in time. Thrashing of Doc Halladay, who shook the tires and slowed to a 7.321/140.80. Hale will single for the World Series Title.