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Skillman gets second win, beats Butner

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Drew Skillman is on a hot streak. The Ray Skillman Chevy Camaro driver has won his second straight week after being winless to begin the season.

Skillman, who was the No. 1 qualifier, defeated Bo Butner in the Pro Stock final round at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. Skillman went 6.916 at 198.15 mph in his Chevy Camaro to best Butner, the points leader, who went 6.953 at 198.88 mph.

Drew Skillman (Photo by the NHRA)

Drew Skillman (Photo by the NHRA)

“Our car kept running the same numbers, which is the sign of a good car and a great team,” he said. “We have finally figured out a way to put it all together, and as long as we stay aggressive as a team we know we can win.

Skillman also won the previous race at the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters. He is now the first Pro Stock driver to win back-to-back races.

Prior to this round, Butner led Skillman with a 4-3 round win-loss record. This was the first-time that they faced each other in the final round.

Butner had the starting line advantage. However, Skillman was able to make up the difference by the time the cars went past the Christmas tree.

Skillman never trailed following the tree. He won by 0.0246 seconds, or approx. 7 feet – and he had the lowest E.T. of the event on this pass.

Skillman now has 5 Pro Stock wins.

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