Houston, Texas -April 29, 2012-
Vincent Nobile earned his first Pro Stock win of the season by outrunning veteran driver Dave Connolly in the final round. Nobile’s 6.595, 210.14 in his Weld Racing wheel equipped Dodge Avenger edged Connolly’s 6.604, 210.41 in his Chevy Cobalt to claim his second consecutive win in Houston.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Nobile, who beat Greg Stanfield, Larry Morgan, and Mike Edwards to advance to the final. “In the semi’s, we actually had to swap motors in that short amount of time [before the final], and the crew did it with no flaws, and everything was perfect. The crew produces a really fast race car. I owe it to all of them. My dad taught me everything I know about driving a race car and drag racing period. This win is a win for the both of us. He never won a Wally because he never had the power. But now we’re doing it both together.” Nobile’s win moved him from fifth to third in the series standings.