Elite’s Aaron Stanfield wins first Pro Stock Wally

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Elite Motorsports-backed Pro Stock driver Aaron Stanfield has won Wally’s at NHRA national events before. However, for the first time on Sunday, he has won a Pro Stock Wally.

Stanfield has won the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas. The third-generation racer went 6.535 at 211.03 mph to win the race.

Elite Motorsports-backed Pro Stock driver Aaron Stanfield celebrates his first career win in the category at the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil
Aaron Stanfield celebrates his first career win in the category at the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil (Photo by the NHRA)

Fellow Elite Motorsports-backed driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. went 6.611 at 207.53 mph. As it stands right now, this was Coughlin Jr.’s second-to-last race in the category.

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“I definitely can’t put this into words,” Stanfield said. “I remember listening to my dad race and I’ve dreamed of the day that I could hold up a Pro Stock Wally ever since I was a little guy watching my dad race. It’s always been at the top of my goals. I tried to stay as calm as I could, but I knew my guys had my best interests in mind. I stayed focused, we did our job and we got it done. To be honest, this whole day has been crazy, just accomplishing huge, huge dreams.

“I haven’t had time to soak it all in, but what my dad has taught me is to clear your head and focus on what you need to do. That’s what I was able to do [on Sunday].”

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this race was moved from its normal spring spot in April to the fall. In 2021, the SpringNationals event will take place from May 21-23.

The Louisiana native won his first Pro Stock Wally on the same day he was able to capture the Factory Stock Showdown Championship.

Before the two drivers raced one another, Coughlin Jr. appeared to have a problems, as his burnout was rushed, according to Drag Race Central. It was not clear what was causing the issue, before the eventual burnout and race.

Before this final round appearance, Coughlin Jr. had a 5-1 advantage over Stanfield. This was the first-time that these two drivers faced one another in the final round.

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The Delaware, Ohio native had an advantage off of the starting line, as he had a 0.015 reaction time. Stanfield trailed by a small margin with an 0.024 reaction time.

Stanfield was able to make up the difference by the 100-foot mark. He then never trailed throughout the rest of the race. He won by 0.0675 seconds, or approx. 21 feet.

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