For almost three full laps in the 1/7-scale modern final, it looked like ERCU rookie Beau Rarig was going to put a stop to the 2021 Graham Trucking's winning streak.
Then he opened the door, and Nelson Holmberg slipped through.
Rarig secured lane one and a great start in the final heat, driving John Sjostrom's 1990 Oh Boy! Oberto. Holmberg was within less than a full boat length behind Rarig, keeping the pressure on. When Rarig slid out just a bit in turn two of the third lap, Holmberg slid over to lane one and passed the Oberto in turn one as lap four started. David Heilbrunn finished third with his 2021 Goodman Real Estate presents Homestreet Bank.
Holmberg also was able to grab a lead in what turned out to be a gun-jump fest when the entire field jumped the gun in the 1/10 scale modern final. The speedy 2018 Oberto built a big lead, but the 1991 Winston Eagle was catching up when a racing incident took out both the Winston and the 2021 Goodman Real Estate presents Homestreet Bank. Second went to Chuck Murray in the 2000 Miss Elam Plus while third was Ron Daum in the 2004 Llumar Window Film.
David Newton won the 1/7-scale classic final with his 1970 Pay 'n Pak hemi, followed by Denise Sjostrom with the 1975 Miss U.S. Newton also won the 1/10-scale vintage final with Kerry Kjos's 1960 Miss Thriftway, securing a perfect day. Second went to Paxton Reunanen and the 1963 Coe-Z-Miss while third was Bill Mowatt with the 1968 Miss Bardahl.
Reunanen got it done in the 1/10-scale classic final, piloting Murray's 1983 Miss Houston to the championship. Second was Gentleman Jim Latimer with the 1985 U-33 and third was Jerry Dunlap with the 1985 Boat.
Gerry Bordon finished the day by finishing first, and completing a perfect day, in the 1/7-scale vintage final, piloting his 1969 Parco's O-Ring Miss past Gary Rose's 1975 Kirby Classic and Dennis Caines' 1969 Eagle Electric.
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