Bellemeur wins 2020 TAFC Lone Star Nationals Wally

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Sean Bellemeur and the Bartone Brothers Racing team has been dominant in Top Alcohol Funny Car the last two seasons. In fact, the team has won the 2018 and 2019 TAFC Championships.

He defeated Annie Whiteley in the final round of Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Keurig Dr. Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.

Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Sean Bellemeur hoists the Wally after winning the Keurig Dr. Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection
Sean Bellemeur hoists the Top Alcohol Funny Car Wally after winning the Keurig Dr. Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection (Photo by Robert Grice/NHRA)

The California native went 5.494 at 266.74 mph to win the Wally. The Colorado native went 5.496 at 268.38 mph in the losing effort.

“Winning! From a safe distance,” Bellemeur said on Instagram. “Absolutely incredible weekend. The atmosphere, the people, that track. Put this race on your calendar for next year. It’s as good as it gets.”

Approx. 1,000 fans were in attendance to see Bellemeur’s win late Saturday night. This was the first sporting event back with fans in attendance since the sports world was shut down back in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Bellemeur had the starting line advantage, as he had the better reaction time of the two drivers. He went 0.040 off of the starting line and Whiteley went 0.089.

This was a good race between the two veteran drivers in the class. Bellemeur won by 0.0510 seconds or approx. 20 feet.

Bellemeur now has 13 career Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional wins.

Like Megan Meyer, Bellemeur won the Divisional after winning the 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals last Oct.

Bellemeur defeated Shane Westerfield at the NHRA FallNationals. The Hussey Performance driver went 5.499 at 268.54 mph to win the Wally.

Westerfield went 5.508 at 266.58 mph in the losing effort.

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