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Gray wins Seattle, as Kramer goes red

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Gray Motorsports Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray won the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington on Sunday. Gray defeated Deric Kramer in the final round.

Gray went 6.632 at 210.05 mph to get the win. Kramer lost the round immediately after going -0.047 red.

Gray Motorsports Pro Stocker Tanner Gray warming up before a pass

Tanner Gray making a pass in Seattle (Photo by the NHRA)

Gray had a 4-2 advantage over Kramer in prior events. However, this was the first-time that these two Pro Stock drivers have faced each other in the final round.

After pre-staging, there was a staging dual between the two drivers. Kramer then went in first, as Gray followed.

Kramer, seconds later, turned on the red light, as Gray gets the win automatically off of the Christmas tree. Kramer also had severe tire shake when he made the hit, before shutting it off.

Gray, despite getting the win early, also had problems off of the hit, as he got loose. He was then able to reel the car back in for the win.

Gray picked up his fourth win this season. This is his first win since the end of June when he defeated Erica Enders-Stevens to win the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.

This is Gray’s ninth career win. This is his second career win on the historic Western Swing, as he previously won the Toyota Sonoma Nationals in July 2017.

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