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Butner gets his third Wally in Norwalk

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Greg Anderson had a chance to win in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro in the final round at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. However, his KB Racing teammate Bo Butner ruined those plans.

Butner, who is the driver of the Jim Butner’s Auto Chevy Camaro, went 6.601 at 210.50 mph in the final round against Anderson. He got the hole shot win over Anderson, who went 6.581 at 210.87 mph.

Bo Butner (Photo by the NHRA)

Bo Butner (Photo by the NHRA)

“Today was a great day, we made four pretty consistent runs and my car was good when it needed to be,” Butner said. “It’s one thing to have a good car, but also had a lot of things go our way to get those win lights today.”

Prior to this final round, Anderson held a 6-2 advantage over his teammate. He also had a 2-0 lead over Butner in prior final rounds.

Butner had a perfect light and powered his car down the track for the hole shot win. He won by 0.0018 seconds, or approx. 7 inches.

“It wasn’t a perfect run, but I knew it was decent,” Anderson said. “It didn’t feel like I hit the tree bad. I had a great chance, and I was confident going down the racetrack, but that light didn’t come on. When they told me he had a perfect light, I thought, oh I must have gotten smoked. I didn’t know it was .001 [margin of victory for Butner] until I got the sheet.

“But all you can do is laugh. I can’t kick myself for having a .021 light. I didn’t throw the race away, I did the best I could, and so did Bo — he just came out an inch ahead. It was a great race, and Bo is not an easy out anymore. He’s a tough competitor. When he got that first win, I think it gave him so much confidence. He’s the points leader for a reason. He’s done a great job, and he’s going to be a handful the rest of the season.”

This is Butner’s third career win, all coming this season.

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