Brownsburg, Ind – Drew Skillman had two things he wanted to accomplish this weekend in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. First, he wanted to beat the legend Greg Anderson, something he’s never done before. Then, he wanted to win the event itself, especially with it being his hometown race.
Well, Skillman was two-for-two on Monday as he not only defeated Anderson, but he did so in the final round this afternoon for his first U.S. Nationals triumph.
Skillman, won his fourth race of the season and seventh of his career as he’s looking more and more like a true championship contender in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock division.
Anderson, had his third final round appearance in the last four races and is arguably the other main title contender. But, Skillman got the best of him in a hole shot en route to an emotional victory.
Skillman, beat Jeg Coughlin, Chris McGaha and Tanner Gray en route to his final round appearance.
Anderson, the No. 1 qualifier, defeated Kenny Delco, Jason Line and Alex Laughlin en route to his final round defeat.