June 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hutto Clinches Top Four in Houston
SPRING, TX. (Jun. 27, 2020): Following last weeks NHRA divisional event in Houston, Justin Hutto and company officially clinched the #4 position in NHRA South Central division points within the highly competitive Competition Eliminator category. Going forward, Hutto can secure the #1 spot in the South Central division with a victory at his next NHRA Divisional in Topeka, KS, July 23-26.
During the rainy race weekend in Houston, Hutto qualified 10th in a stout 21-car field in Comp with a 6.82 @ 195 mph lap. Ultimately, he fouled out with a 0.002 second red light against the higher qualified, Sean Dodd. Hutto took an aggressive approach with his NGK powered, Mobil 1™ lubricated B/DA dragster, posting a .006 and perfect .000 light in his previous two shots.
Hutto also made a valiant effort in his NGK Spark Plugs and Mobil 1™ lubricants equipped ’69 Corvette Stingray in Stock Eliminator, coming up short by .007 seconds against semi-finalist Phillip Giles. He now sits #15 out of 86 in Stock Eliminator South Central division points.
Stay tuned to Hutto’s Instagram and Twitter with the @huttoracer handle for exciting updates on his career throughout the summer.
About Justin Hutto Racing: Justin Hutto is a NHRA drag racer from Houston, TX. He began his racing career in 2008 at the young age of 10. In his first two races in a Jr. Dragster, Hutto accomplished runner-up finishes. In 2013, he raced in his first full points series, won three races, the most-improved driver award for the series, and his first championship. The following year he won six races, won the NHRA Jr. Dragster Top Performer Award (national recognition), won two more championships, and qualified for the IHRA World Finals- an invite only event for the top 16 drivers in the world.
In 2015, Hutto moved up to Stock Eliminator and runner-uped in his first IHRA race in the class- he won in his second. He also drove in the Jr. Dragster class that year and won seven races- including a double up victory in Stock and Jr. Dragster.
In 2016, Hutto made multiple final round appearances as he moved into the NHRA side of Stock Eliminator racing. In 2017, he won his first NHRA Divisional in Stock Eliminator and finished 12th out of 107 in the NHRA South Central division.
Since 2018, Hutto has moved up to racing a 195+ mph Comp Eliminator dragster, honored as a member of Drag Illustrated Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, made quarter and semi-final appearances in Comp and Stock Eliminator on the NHRA tour and won AA/SA class Wally’s at three NHRA national events.
His ultimate goal is to race 330+ mph Top Fuel Dragsters professionally.