JUNE 11, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPRING, TX. (Jun. 11, 2020): Justin Hutto drove his NGK powered, Mobil 1™ lubricated B/DA dragster to a strong top 5 finish at last weekends NHRA Divisional at Tulsa Raceway Park. The field of 21 Competition Eliminator cars at this event featured big names like Erica Enders (Pro-Stock World Champion) and Craig Bourgeois (Comp Eliminator World Champion).
Hutto outlasted all but three of the 21 competitors with excellent reaction times along the way. Hutto posted a .007 reaction time in the first round for a holeshot victory over Greg Kamplain. He went on to post .016 and .018 lights throughout eliminations before a violent fit of tire shake ended his campaign in the quarterfinals.
“I almost forgot how much pressure you’re under on raceday,” says Hutto. “You’ve got all these people working their tails off in preparation for just a few moments, and you just don’t want to be the weak link in things. I was satisfied with my performance behind the wheel last week, but I’ve already got a couple of things to try out differently for Houston. As my mentor Luke Bogacki says, your best performance is always on the horizon.”
Hutto also went to battle in Stock Eliminator with his 1969 Corvette Stingray, eventually coming up just short to former World Champion Jeff Lopez by 0.000 seconds (less than nine ten-thousandths of a second).
Hutto and company are well underway in preparations for their next event at Houston Raceway, June 19-20. Stay tuned to huttoracing.com, @huttoracer on Instagram and Twitter, or @huttoracing on Facebook for updates on the teams journey to race wins and championships throughout the 2020 season.
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.