Morrison, Colo. - Todd Patterson claimed his 12th National Event title at the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals this past weekend (July 19-21, 2013) at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
4 of those 12 event wins have been at Bandimere Speedway; including the first National Event win of his career. Todd claimed those wins in 1986, 1990, 1997 and 2013.
After qualifying in the #3 spot in Competition Eliminator, Todd Patterson went on to drive through 4 rounds of competition to claim the win with his 400 CI GM Splayed Valve Patterson Powered A/SMA Chevy Cobalt with a final round time of 8.520 ET @ 160.04 MPH.
“Allan Rheinhart told me all 4 of the semi-finalist had won this event at one time. I knew that meant I had to be on top of my game driving my best and have good reaction times to claim the win,” said Todd in his interview. “At this altitude it’s a struggle to make a heavier Super Modified Car like the Cobalt run well. It takes a lot of preparation and correct tuning calls to overcome that and I believe that’s what we did to get to the winner’s circle!”
Todd also drove an impressive -1.091 under the index to pick up the #1 qualifier spot in Stock Eliminator in the 427 CI Patterson Powered COPO Camaro. Todd went on to claim the CC/SA class win.
Patterson Racing has been a well-recognized name in drag racing for more than 30 years. Together Allan & Todd have built a family owned and operated business based in Augusta, KS. Patterson Racing not only manufactures top quality racing engines but also specializes in high performance products and machining services. Todd, Allan, and their knowledgeable sales staff, have a combined knowledge and experience of over 100 years, which enables them to keep busy servicing the hardcore racing customers they have attracted through the years. This includes World, National and Division Champions to name a few all with Patterson record setting engines. Visit www.pattersonracing.com for more information.
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