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Poloson Pounds The Competition In Shreveport cont...
By Chris Graves
As first round continued, points leader Donny McSwain and Mark Hunter crept into the stage beams. McSwain had this one from start to finish as his 3.89 at 183 took the win, but came up just short of a ticket to the final round. Louisiana based John Broussard in the "Purple Haze" fired up next alongside Ken Singleton. Broussard took the advantage off the line and he needed it as his 4.12 at 170 mph held off a quicker but losing 4.11 at 162 from Singleton. In the final pair, Mark Bowman's "Blown Income" and Raymond Dawson's "High Octane" came to the line. Bowman scored the round win with a clean 4.01 at 180 mph to Dawson's off pace 4.31 at 141 mph as Eric Buchanan and Nick Poloson moved into the final round in Shreveport.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
(W) Nick Poloson (.030 rt) 3.88 @ 191 vs. (L) Donnie Massey (.191 rt) 3.96 @ 183
(W) Eric Buchanan (.193 rt) 3.87 @ 187 vs. (L) Clint Cross (No Time)
(W) Donny McSwain (.179 rt) 3.89 @ 183 vs. (L) Mark Hunter (.308 rt) 5.52 @ 115
(W) John Broussard (.066 rt) 4.12 @ 170 vs. (L) Ken Singleton (.147 rt) 4.11 @ 162
(W) Mark Bowman (.165 rt) 4.01 @ 180 vs. (L) Raymond Dawson (.365 rt) 4.31 @ 141
Late into the night the final round was on as a pair of fire breathing nitro methane fueled machines came to life under the lights at Thunder Road Raceway Park. Poloson and Buchanan were given the signal to pull into the beams after a final check over from their crew chiefs. At the hit of the throttle, Poloson was off the line first and the cars charged header flames high side by side through the eighth mile. At the stripe, the win went to Poloson with a 3.81 at 189 to Buchanan's close 3.86 at 190 mph.
FINAL ROUND RESULTS:
(W) Nick Poloson (.047 rt) 3.81 @ 189 vs. (L) Eric Buchanan (.101 rt) 3.86 @ 190
This marked back to back OFAA wins for Poloson & Wood in Shreveport and after qualifying number one and winning the event, team "Sundown" now take claim of the points lead in the series. The Outlaw Fuel Altered Association would like to thank Lone Star Forklift, Good Vibrations Motorsports, Meyer Enterprises and Grim Reeper Racing for their support of the series this season. The next stop for the OFAA tour takes the teams to Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 16th. For more information visit www.ofaa.net.
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - By Chris Graves; Photos by Chris Graves, Wes Ramsey & Steve Scott