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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas Winner Matt Blodgett

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor

Matt Blodgett became the third member of the Blodgett family to score a win in Sonoma when he drove his family’s ’72 Vega to a final-round victory in Super Gas against Ron MacKenzie, who fouled by .12-thousandths. Blodgett, whose only other national event win came at the 2008 JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif., cut a perfect .000 light on his quarterfinal bye run and then took out former world champ Rick Beckstrom in the semi’s with another great run that included a .010 light and an index-matching 9.902. Blodgett broke out by eight-thousandths. Super Comp winner Naber also had a solid outing in Super Gas, reaching the quarterfinal round.