After the conclusion of qualifying at the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, we have some tentative championship points race calculations. Bear in mind, these are not official tabulations, but rather quick running of the numbers last night to help you better follow the points races.
In SCT Pro Outlaw 10.5 the championship race is between Mike Murillo and Tim Essick. Essick needs to take home the win AND set a record in order to clinch the championship.
John Urist has an insurmountable points lead in ProCharger Super Street Outlaw.
In Blow-By Renegade, it appears that no one can catch Brian Mitchell in points.
The Edelbrock Hot Street championship hunt is between Don Bowles and Charlie Booze and will come down to whoever goes further in eliminations.
Jason Lee has the AFCO Drag Radial points chase locked up.
In Strange Engineering Coyote Stock, It has come down to Joe Charles and Justin Burcham. If Charles advances past round two, he wins. If Charles goes out in the second round, Burcham has to win and set a record for the championship. If Charles goes out in round one, Burcham has to win the race to take the championship.
In Nitto Tire Factory Stock, the battle is between Carlos Sobrino and Louis Sylvester. If Sobrino makes it past the second round, he’s got the championship. If Sobrino goes out prior to the second round, Sylvester must win the race to take the championship.
In Exedy Racing Modular Muscle, any of the top four competitors – Donnie Bowles, Susan McClenaghan, Gary Parker, and Randy Mounce – in points could take the championship.
Trick Flow Open Comp is a melee, as the double-points race means any of the top seven in points has a mathematical shot at the championship.
Roush Racing Super Stang is down to the top six in points, making their first-round qualifying points extra important.
Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning is in the same boat as the other index classes, as all of the top six in points have a shot at the World Championship.
Again, these are rough calculations with our best efforts made to correctly factor in drop races. They are not official.