By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jim Butner Auto Group Pro Stock driver Bo Butner has won his third race of the 2019 season. The only event he hasn’t won so far was the Phoenix event.
Butner won in a triple hole shot at the 20th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Butner won by appox. 0.0128 seconds.
“Listen I’m just on the best team in the class,” Butner said. “We had three K.B. Racing cars in the final and we could have had four in there. That’s really all there is to it. I’m lucky to be apart of this team and it’s just great to be out here doing this.”
This is Butner’s second straight win in Las Vegas. He also won the Toyota NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“You know this is the toughest class I’ve ever raced in, and I’ve raced in a lot of classes,” he said. “So, if I said I was missing Tanner Gray right now… I’d be lying to you. Nah, I’m kidding. I text him from time to time and I have a bunch of his crew guys on my team, so I’m not surprised that he did so well when he was here. It’s just a matter of having good people and learning how to win.”
Butner was in a final quad with Matt Hartford, Jason Line, and Greg Anderson. Butner won with a 6.677 at 206.67 mph pass. Hartford went 6.667 at 206.61 mph.
The two Summit Racing Equipment drivers finished third and fourth. Line went 6.674 at 206.99, while Anderson went 6.655 at 207.94 mph.
The Floyds Knobs, Indiana native was able to get the starting line advantage. He then was able to hold on for the hole shot win.
Hartford was the second car off of the line. He had the second quickest pass of the quad, which allowed him to receive the runner-up finish.
Line was third off of the line and had the third quickest time. Anderson was the final car off of the starting line. However, he did have the quickest pass of the quad despite the fourth-place finish.