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NHRA recap: For Millican, life is a highway at Route 66 Nationals

Matt Smith (left) and Angie Smith are a dynamic duo. Stripbike.com

Life is a highway and it's called Route 66!

Just ask Clay Millican as he cruised down 66  in his Parts Plus/Great Clips dragster, to a swell 3.894 @ 289.32 mph, making this his third career win. It was the highlight performance of the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Elwood, Ill.

Amid all the fanfare , Leah Pritchett and  DSR teammate Antron Brown participated in a "Charity Challenge”  sponsored by Papa John" Schnatter . Pizza + horsepower!  Now's a party!

Pritchett was in a supercharged 2017 Dodge Challenger (that things got a HEMI!)   beating out Pizza Czar Papa John Schnatter's prized 1971 Camaro Z28, the same car he bought for $1,600 when he was 15. Can you say Grudge Match? Being a Chevy girl, I must say with all due respect,  Papa John would have had that win in the bag if not for that sneaky red eye as Leah was slicking down the track with transmission oil.  

Talk about a class act, way to go Matt Smith, Angie (Smith) is a proud girl as you post up on the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle! 

Angie and Matt are my pick for the Dynamic Duo in the NHRA PSM. 

And the Wally goes to:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 3.894 seconds, 289.32 mph def. Leah Pritchett, 4.501 seconds, 192.08 mph.

Funny Car -- Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 4.073, 310.63 def. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.310, 230.21.

Pro Stock -- Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.574, 210.67 def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.

Pro Stock Motorcycle -- Matt Smith, Victory, 6.816, 195.87 def. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.862, 193.24.

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues June 8-10 , 2018 at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond. 

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