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Gray defeats Coughlin Jr. in Topeka

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In the off-season, the then-17-year-old Tanner Gray was announced as the next driver to replace his father Shane in the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock car. In eight races, he already has two wins.

Gray, who is now 18-years-old, won the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. He defeated six-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the final round.

Tanner Gray (Photo by the NHRA)

Tanner Gray (Photo by the NHRA)

The rookie got his second Wally with a 6.580 at 210.87 mph pass in his Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro. Coughlin went Red.

“I felt like I was pretty consistent all day,” Gray said. “My guys gave me a great racecar. I definitely wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t for them. They put a lot of hard work into this new car. There’s no doubt we have a championship-caliber team.”

Gray is the third family member to win this race. His father and his grandfather previously won, as well.


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