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other semi-final race would wind     stripe first with a 5.86 at 233 MPH   engines compete; a Blown early
        up being the closest in A/Fuel       (to Drew’s best ever, 5.93 at 231    Hemi, Injected early Hemi, Injected
        history with Drew Austin taking      MPH) claiming his ninth A/Fuel       BBC, Blown SBC, Blown Ford,
        the win over John Harless’ 5.990 to   championship. Noteworthy, the       Injected Hemi Head Ford, Injected
        a losing 5.989. The final between    Nostalgia A/Fuel class has more      late model Hemi, Blown late model
        Drew Austin and Kin Bates was        variety of engine combinations than  and an Injected Arias Hemi power
        expected to be another thriller,     any other heads up class in drag     plant.
        and it was. Kin Bates crossed the    racing. 2017 saw nine varieties of

        Drew Austin wads the slicks on a clean launch with butterflies open and air beneath the left front.

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