Horne Wins NHRA Harley-Davidson Top Fuel Harley TitleMILWAUKEE (November 7, 2013) - Horne-Romine Racing’s Doug Horne capped his NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Harley Championship season with a win over Tommy Grimes at the The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 3, winning a coveted NHRA Wally championship trophy and a $7,500 bonus from Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
After mathematically clinching the 2013 Top Fuel Harley championship in October at Bristol Motor Speedway, Horne qualified second at Las Vegas behind Grimes. He ran down Mike Scott in Round 1 with a 6.295-second/226.32 mph pass, and then bested Jay Turner in Round 2 with 6.317 at 210.90 mph before lining up against Grimes in the final. Grimes got the holeshot with a 0.011-second reaction time to Horne’s 0.032 light, but Horne had the horsepower to run him down at the top end, posting a 6.403/225.82 mph run to Grimes’s 6.536. The win was Horne’s sixth of the season in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series. Grimes also finished as runner-up in the championship.
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