By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jim Butner’s Auto Chevy Camaro driver Bo Butner picked up his second Pro Stock win in his career. This is his first win at Atlanta Dragway, where he debuted two years ago.
Butner went 6.569 at 211.26 mph to win the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga. He defeated Erica Enders-Stevens, who went 6.593 at 210.97 mph in her Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro.
This was Enders-Stevens’ first final round appearance since Las Vegas 2 in Fall 2015. Butner was in the final round – which he won – at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway two weeks ago.
“You have to have a lot of trust in your car,” he said. “I’m happy in this car and happy with this team. We’ve had the car to win with for the last year and a half. Now, it’s all just coming together and I’m doing my job.”
Prior to this final round, Enders-Stevens was 5-2 against Butner. She was also 1-0 against him in the final round.
She had the starting line advance, then Butner got the lead at the 150-foot mark. He never trailed after that.
Butner won by 0.0143 seconds, or approximately 4 feet. He’s the first Pro Stock racer to win two races this season.
Butner’s KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson leads the Pro Stock points with 586 points. Butner is second with 585, while Jason Line, who is also a KB Racing driver like Anderson and Butner, is third with 515 points.
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