Rudy Matthews from Ohio City, Ohio took home the trophy in the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout at the 10th Annual JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals knocking out Fishers, IN., racer Ed Dudley I the final round at National Trail Raceway. Matthews, driving his ’69 Camaro posted a winning lap of 7.424 seconds at 105.61 mph. Matthews ran consistent throughout the day and took out Scotty Rienschield in round one with a favorable starting line advantage before beating Larry Rzepcynski in round two. He then met up with Todd Frantz in the semifinals using a .009 light to take the win. Matthews picked up $5,000 from Moser Engineering for the win along with the champions trophy.
Dudley raced to a runner-up finish by defeating Christopher Carrico, Jerry Albert and local JEGS Super Gas racer Troy Coughlin Jr. on his way to the final round.
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