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Sean Bellemeur wins U.S. Nationals, defeats Doug Gordon

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Bartone Brothers’ Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Sean Bellemeur has won the U.S. Nationals. He won the prestigious event at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Indiana.

It was a battle of California natives in the final round. Bellemeur defeated Doug Gordon in the final.

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Bellemeur went 5.521 at 263.82 mph to get the win. In the losing effort, Gordon went 5.537 at 266.32 mph.

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Prior to this final round, Bellemeur held a 14-10 advantage over Gordon. He also held a previous 6-3 final-round advantage over Gordon.

According to, this was the eighth time that the top two cars in Top Alcohol Funny Car faced each other in a U.S. Nationals final round. The No. 1 qualifier had won five of the previous seven meetings.

Gordon had the starting line advantage with his 0.043 reaction time. Yet, Bellemeur quickly went around him by the time the two cars went past the sixty-foot mark.

Bellemeur then extended his lead once the two cars reached the 330-foot mark. Gordon was able to get close but just ran out of track.

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The “Killer B’s” driver won by 0.0105 seconds. He won by approximately 4 feet.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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