New Jersey’s Anthony DiSomma was the only driver able to pull off the double at VMP and head home with both the Dragstock and Championship Finals trophies.
After qualifying number one over 30 entries in Virginia for the 16-car Precision Turbo Pro Boost field with a 3.855 at a new official record 208.20 mph, DiSomma won the Rockingham portion of the weekend in a weird final against Larry Higgenbotham.
With both cars poised to launch, both left the line prior to the starting tree being activated. As announced by PDRA interviewer Brian Olson over the live online feed from the track, with no times or speeds recorded or posted to the track’s scoreboards the two drivers agreed to a rerun the next morning. However, upon official review later that evening by PDRA officials, it was determined Higgenbotham’s ’57 Chevy left first, thus disqualifying him first and automatically awarding the race title to DiSomma – no rerun required.