By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jim Butner Auto Group Pro Stock driver Bo Butner, who announced his intentions to leave Pro Stock after the season on Saturday — we broke the story before him — won in his final race in Las Vegas. He has had a lot of success at the track.
Butner — who was driving the “Butner to the Future” wrap for the Halloween event defeated Melling Performance/Elite Performance/McLeod Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens on Sunday in the final round to win the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This was Butner’s second win of the season.
The Floyds Knobs, Indiana native also won the season-opener in Pomona against Jason Line.
Butner went 6.657 at 207.43 mph to get the win. Enders-Stevens went 6.652 at 206.57 mph in the losing effort.
“We started off like gangbusters, win in Pomona, ran good at Gainesville and thought we had another repeat deal coming,” Butner said. “We struggled a little bit as every team does. I kept saying this weekend this is perfect. This car showed improvement every run. I’m very happy we got to win again, win a couple of rounds, much less win the race. This Pro Stock deal is amazing. Everybody in the top 12 qualifiers can win.”
In prior events, Butner had a 9-8 advantage over Enders-Stevens. In two previous final rounds, each driver won against each other.
Butner used a great light off of the starting line. He then held on down the rest of the track for the holeshot win.
He won by 0.0080 seconds, or approx. 2 feet. As mentioned previously, this is Butner’s second win this season.
In addition, it is his seventh win of his career.