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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Ed Alessi

03 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff

Nearly two decades after winning his first national event title at the 2001 Reading event, Ed Alessi returned to the winner’s circle in Super Gas with his unique Chevy-powered ’63 Pontiac Catalina. Alessi was nearly perfect off the starting line in the final with a .001 light to a .048 for his opponent and good friend, Jake Barbato. With room to maneuver at the finish line, Alessi turned on the win light with a 9.937. Alessi had a perfect .000 light in his quarterfinal win against Richard Grenier, which set up a semifinal match against defending event winner Lauren Freer.