Seattle Washington-August 7th
Tim Wilkerson ended a yearlong-winless drought by racing to his third consecutive O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals in his Weld Racing wheel equipped Funny Car Sunday at Pacific Raceways.
Wilkerson moved to ninth in the standings with his 17th career victory and greatly improved his chances for earning a berth in the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs, which begin Sept. 15-18 in Charlotte.
“We’ve really got a good handle on this place for sure,” said Wilkerson, who also won here in 2009 and 2010. “This win really couldn’t come at a better time for this team. Hopefully, we can stay on this roll and take it on to Brainerd and right into Indy [for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil]. This win is definitely a big morale boost for my team and really helps our position in the Countdown for sure.”