Aaron Stanfield wins Pro Stock in Sonoma; collects third win in the class after defeating Greg Anderson in the semis and Dallas Glenn in the final to win the Sonoma Nationals.
In round one, Stanfield crushed McGaha with a .026 reaction time and a quicker e.t. of 6.542 to McGaha's 6.557. In round two, Matt Hartford bested Stanfield‘s reaction time but wasn’t able to put together the run required to win the round, and Stanfield beat him with a quicker 6.549 to Hartford’s 6.580.
In the semis, Stanfield matched up against Greg Anderson for a rematch of the 2021 Epping final. Again Stanfield crushed Anderson on the Tree and while it looks like the KB car might reel in the Elite Motorsports machine, Anderson got out of the groove and had to lift.
In the final round, Stanfield met Dallas Glenn and the crowd witnessed a familiar KB Racing versus Elite Motorsports showdown, just with two of those teams newest foot soldiers Stanfield's .020 reaction time wasn’t enough to match Glenn’s .016 , but his e.t. and speed advantage carried Stanfield to the winner circle.
“You know, that's tough to say. Every run is really important. The guys did a great job with our hot rod today. I felt like I was driving halfway decent and they were giving me a great race car. I always say everything's got to come together to win. And today it all came together.
“I’ve got to thank everybody at Elite, Tim Freeman, Allan Lindsey, Rodney Crabtree, Casey Freeman, all the guys that worked so hard on this race car, the Janac Brothers and Jc3 Energy. These guys let me get out here and do what I love. And you know, with all my friends and family back home rooting for me. It's a good day.”
“I know my guys made some changes after the semifinals and gave me a great race car, but I haven’t even seen a timeslip yet, so I’ll have to look at it before I can see where things went right for us.”
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