The inaugural NMCA WEST season concluded last night as champions of the Flowmaster NMCA WEST Drag Racing Series were honored during a ceremony held at Edelbrock’s museum facility in Torrance, Calif. Known as “Vic’s Garage,” it was the perfect backdrop for this year’s ceremony, attended by nearly 400 racers, crew members, family, and sponsors.
Honored were racers who placed in the top ten of his or her eliminator as well as each class champion.
2012 Class Champions
Jeff Interlicchia, Calvert Racing Quick Street
Andrew Madrid, FSC Super Quick
Stephen Porcho, Granatelli Motor Sports Mustang Madness
Dustin Lee, B&M Open Comp
Mike Nordahl, Hedman Hedders Nostalgia Street Car
Cedrick Washington, ARP Outlaw 8.5
Tony Aneian,Mcleod/AMP Naturally Aspirated 10.5
Kevin Young, ProCharger 275 Drag Radial
Al Jimenez, Mickey Thompson True 10.5
Mike Bowman, Garrett Pro Street
Each champion received an NHRA Unleashed /Aerospace “Double Tier” Championship Wally, as well as a Nitto Diamond Tree Championship ring.
Special recognition was also given to several racers, sponsors and other supporters of the NMCA WEST.
Specialty Award Winners:
Rookie of the Year Winner: Lauren Hargrove
Crew Member of the Year Winner: Dave Murray
Ambassador of the Year Winner: Ron DeHoop
Sportsman of the Year Winner: Kevin Kleinewebber
NMCA WEST Ambassadors:
“Flyer” Dave May
“Gasket” Dave Purcell
Scott “Lucky” Hudson
NMCA WEST Signature Award Winners:
“Mustang” Sal Ybarra