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May Racer Updates

By: Alex Healey06/03/2015 < Back to Blog Home
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After earning a victory at the first race of the 2015 NHRA season, Jason Line has found himself looking up the standings at a familiar foe, Erica Enders-Stevens. Her victory over him at the finale of the 2014 NHRA Pro Stock season earned her the overall championship and Line a second place season finish. At the NHRA Summit Racing Southern Nationals in Commerce, GA, KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson did Line a favor, dispatching of Enders-Stevens in the semifinals. This setup an all KB Racing, all Summit, all Gen 3 Holley Dominator final between the teammates. Greg Anderson got out of the groove early in the run, opening the door for Line as he was able to power by en route to a 6.606 elapsed time at 211.33 mph to claim the Wally.



For the first 175 laps of the ARCA Menards 200 in Toledo, Ohio, Grant Enfinger appeared to be in complete control, as he has been for much of the year, having tallied 3 consecutive victories to open the season in his Holley EFI powered GMS Motorsports #23 Chevrolet. However, a collision forced Enfinger to the pits and opened the door for Todd Gilliland. Despite having sustained damage earlier in the race, Gilliland stayed patient and remained within striking distance until lap 197 when he made an inside move on Tom Hessert and never looked back. This makes seven out of seven ARCA races where Holley EFI, Holley HydraMat, Hooker Headers, and Holley/Earl's fuel systems have helped land a driver in Victory Lane, and in this case, Gilliland became the youngest driver ever to win an ARCA race, having turned 15 just two days prior to the race.



Aurimas "Odi" Bakchis got off to a solid start, finishing second at Round 1 of the Formula Drift season in Long Beach. After qualifying fifth for Round 2 in Atlanta, Bakchis made his way through Masashi Yokoi, Kenneth Moen, and Forrest Wang before meeting up with veteran Ken Gushi in the finals. Gushi, who had been on fire leading up to the finals, ran into the one team that had what it took to knock him down that day as Odi Bakchis and his ARK Performance team would not be denied. The ARK Performance 240SX campaigned by Bakchis features Holley EFI (which also controls an NOS Nitrous system), Hooker Headers LS-swap headers, and Hooker engine and transmission mounts.