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Four Drivers Earn IHRA Ironman Trophies at Amarillo Dragway

Friday, 01 September 2023

AMARILLO, Texas — Four drivers — Shanon Hareford, Tammy Milam Drury, Gene Bradley and Hannah Thompson — went home as winners at the IHRA Ironman Classic last Saturday at Amarillo Dragway.

Hareford took home the prestigious IHRA Ironman trophy in the Super Pro (Box) class. Hareford rocketed down the drag strip in his dragster as Mike Badeaux captured runner-up honors.

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Drury drove her sharp black Chevy Monte Carlo to the No Box win at the Texas track with Bob Finsterwald her final-round opponent.

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The Sportsman final saw Bradley emerge victorious in his blue Corvette with Joseph Vance also making it to the championship round.

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Thompson earned the Ironman for the Junior Dragster class with Sara Prins the race runner-up.

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The points standings from August 26 showed Hareford leading the Box class with 290 points to 185 for Nathan Arenas, Byron Morgan was third with 180 points with Zach Crandall and Jack Armstrong rounding out the top five.

Carl Birdsong was ahead in No Box with a 255-208 lead over Bob Finsterwald. Drury ranked third with 188 points, followed by Aaron Cadena and Rich Schilling.

Joseph Vance held just a one-point lead, 206-205, over Bob Nicholson with Dale Alvarado only three points behind. Cody Kelley and Tyler Hunter were within striking distance, tied for fourth with 195 points.

Tristen Glenn was atop the Junior Dragster points at 220 to second-place Abel DeLeon with 193 points. Maverick Mason, Jakobi Schilling and Chase Egan rounded out the top five.

Amarillo Dragway has another great weekend of racing coming up September 8-9 with a test-and-tune on Friday night and IHRA Summit SuperSeries bracket racing on Saturday.

Click here for the Amarillo Dragway Facebook page for these and more exciting events.

Last modified on Friday, 01 September 2023