Beech Bend Raceway Park: SportsNATIONAL Open
Jr. Combo and 13-17 Jr. Challenge winner Morgan Nappier
(photos by Gary Carter)
8-12 Jr. Challenge winner Kelsey Fortune
One of the outstanding performances at the 25th annual NHRA SportsNATIONAL Open at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., over Memorial Day weekend was turned in by 15-year-old Morgan Nappier the 2010 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals presented by ViperizerRacing.com champion from Hendersonville, Tenn. He went undefeated for the weekend winning the Jr. Combo final over Morgan Strassweg on Saturday night and the NHRA Jr. Dragster Challenge 13-17-year-old class on Sunday. Nappier’s 12th round-win of the weekend came against Dalton Deffenbaugh. Kelsey Fortune won the Jr. Wally in the 8-12-year-old class, defeating last year’s Division 3 VP Racing Fuels Race of Champions winner Jay Fox.
— Jay Hullinger