Vernon Rowland from Blanchard, Okla., won three times to become the 2017 Super Rod champion. His wins came on different tracks in different states. He won at San Antonio in March, at US 131 in Michigan in June and at Memphis in August. Still, it took a runner-up finish at the year’s final event at Dragway 42 in Ohio for Rowland to overtake Dave Marcus Jr. for the season’s title. Besides his strong showing in Super Rod, he also had two wins in Quick Rod. He is the father of Hot Rod winning driver Brittany Devore. SSNC CHAMPION SUPER ROD VERNON ROWLAND