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Skillman gets first Pro Stock Indy win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ray Skillman Auto Chevy Camaro driver Drew Skillman won the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana. Skillman defeated Greg Anderson in the Pro Stock final round.

Skillman went 6.676 at 206.61 mph in his Chevy Camaro. Anderson went 6.660 at 208.01 mph in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro.

Drew Skillman (Photo by the NHRA)

Drew Skillman (Photo by the NHRA)

Skillman got the holeshot win. This is also his first Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win of his career.

He has four wins in the past six races. He also has seven career wins.

“I cannot speak highly enough of my team,” Skillman said. “They’ve been killing it. Consistency is super hard in this sport and we have a car that keeps repeating. This has been a long time coming. We’ve worked really hard to finally get something like this to happen. There’s a very small list of things I’d really like to do in life. And this is one of them. I want for nothing and this was something that I really wanted to do. And that’s finally done and we’re not done chasing yet.”

Anderson has 88 career wins and 55 runner-ups coming into the final round. He has two wins and four runner-ups this season.

However, he is 6-3 at Indy now.

Skillman finally gets the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Wally after being the runner-up in 2015.

Prior to this final round, Anderson held a 7-0 advantage over Skillman. He also had a 2-0 lead in final rounds.

Skillman was able to get the starting line advantage. But then Anderson was able to close the gap, as the two cars went down the track.

Anderson went out of track to catch up to Skillman, who got the narrow win. He got the hole shot win.

Skillman won by 0.0123 seconds, or approx. 4 feet.

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