Takes Stock Eliminator Trophy at NHRA Mile High Nationals
Brenda Grubbs won her
first NHRA National event win at the Mile-High Nationals in
Denver. For the
2002 IHRA Stock Eliminator Champion, 2008 NHRA Division 2
Champion, 2008 Jeg’s Allstars Champion and multi NHRA and IHRA
Divisional event winner, an NHRA National event win was a long
time coming and was one of the few accomplishments missing from
her long racing resume.
Prior to the Mile High Nationals Crew Chief
and husband Bill had been trying to talk Brenda into attending
the race in Denver and couldn’t quite convince her to make the
long trip. Finally
just before the entry window closed, Brenda received a call
requiring her to be in Denver on business the Wednesday before
the race. The call
clinched the deal and the Grubbs’ were heading to Denver.
Brenda flew out on Tuesday for her business meeting and
Bill left later that day to make the drive to Bandimere
Neither Bill nor Brenda had ever been to the
track before and didn’t really know what to expect other than
hearing it was “slow”.
While knowing it would be slow, Brenda was still
surprised when the car launched with what could only be
described as a bunny hop and clocked an ET of 11.298 seconds on
the first qualifying run, numbers not seen since the car had a
Out of the 31 Stock Eliminator cars, 5 cars
were entered in A/SA.
Thankfully, when the ladder came out, all of the A/SA
cars were on the right side with Brenda being the only A/SA on
the left side.
After second round, all of the A/SA cars were out of elimination
The final round was Scott Burton with his
B/SA and Brenda, who was crowned the champion when Scott fouled.
Jackie Alley the 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Super
Stock Champion won Super Stock at the event.
Brenda had written “Jackie Alley: The Super Woman of
Super Stock” for THEBLOCK.COM and was excited be meet Jackie in
person. Sharing the
Winner’s Circle with Jackie made Brenda’s win even more special.