Norwalk, Ohio -July 8, 2012-
Vincent Nobile celebrated an NHRA sweep in the winner’s circle after claiming his second Pro Stock win of the season. In the final round, he powered his Weld Racing wheel equipped Dodge Avenger to a performance of 6.661 seconds at 208.01 mph to defeat the Summit Racing Chevy Camaro of defending world champ Jason Line. Nobile also defeated Line in the all Weld Racing wheel equipped final of Saturday’s K&N Horsepower Challenge.
With the victory, Nobile claimed more than $100,000 for the weekend; he also won the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge race on Saturday, claimed $25,000 for the race win and another $25,000 for an NHRA Sweep Bonus for winning both events during the weekend. He also won here in 2011.
“I never thought in a million years that things would be going like this,” said Nobile. “My team supplied me with the fastest car today, and I have to give them the credit. [The semifinal win over Allen Johnson] was the coolest round I ever won in my life. I saw Jason Line and Shane Gray get in a pedaling match in front of me, so I mentally prepared myself for that situation. Luckily, my dad [John] taught me how to drive and told me to find 5th gear as soon as possible if I ever had to lift and saw that the other guy wasn’t in front of me. I felt like Ron Capps in the car.