Hutchinson, Browning, Craft Open 2023 Division 2 LODRS Season with Wins
Feb. 13, 2023

Photos by Rhonda McCole

Luke Hutchinson (age 6-9), Briella Browning (10-12), and William Craft (13-17) hoisted the first Service Department Solutions Jr. DragsterĀ Wallys of the 2023 season when they outlasted the field in their respective age groups at the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway.

Hutchinson, near lane, got the automatic nod in the 6-9 age-group final when Blake Jones red-lighted. Hutchinson celebrated with a 14.005 (13.98 dial) victory pass.

Cameron Rich, near lane, got off the starting line in the 10-12 class title round, .015 to .049, but Browning was able to drive around him and win on an 8.915 (8.90) to 8.995 (8.90) count.

The 13-17 category final was decided at the Tree when Jude Kersnason fouled. That turned on the win light in the lane of Craft, who clocked a 7.922 (7.93).