BROWNSBURG, IN (SEPTEMBER 24, 2017) – The NMCA concluded its season at the World Street Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana over the weekend. There was a serious points chase underway in Radial Wars and when the fumes cleared, it was Pro Line Power that prevailed in more ways than one.
DeWayne Mills and his PLR Hemi-powered 1968 Camaro qualified second with a 3.912-second charge and the points leader, Josh Klugger, pushed his PLR 481X-powered fox body Mustang to a 3.995-second pass to qualify third.
In the first round of Radial Wars eliminations, Mills scored a bye run when Robbie Vander Woude broke and Klugger improved with a 3.991-second pass to outrun Nicole Priola to the finish. Mills had another bye in round two while Klugger dispatched Chris Harrington with a 3.979-second shot and advanced to the semi-finals. The second round win brought Klugger one step closer to the championship as contender, David Adkins, lost to another championship contender, Marty Stinnett.
Klugger got a bye in the semi-finals and automatically advanced to the final round. Stinnett was the only driver left that was within striking distance of the championship, and he had to go through Mills to get there. In a great example of Team Pro Line teamwork, Mills clicked off a new Radial Wars record of 3.87 seconds to defeat Stinnett and hand the championship to Klugger.
The Radial Wars final was a Ford vs Chevy battle with Pro Line Racing powering both when Mills lined up next to Klugger. Though Klugger may have appreciated Mills’ help dispatching Stinnett, he was still racing to win and flogged the Jamie Miller-tuned, PLR 481X-powered Fox to a time of 3.97 seconds, yet it was not enough to outrun Mills with his 3.888-second blast down the track.Congratulations to the Mills Racing team on a NMCA Radial Wars victory, and for resetting their own record and a big “hip hip hooray” for the runner-up and 2017 NMCA Radial Wars Champion, Josh Klugger!