Alund Pro Stock Champ
All Camaro Final Round
Larry Jewett - April 15, 2014 08:51 AM
Jimmy Alund celebrates his first 2014 WallyNHRA
Appearing in his first career Pro Stock final, Jimmy Alund took advantage and drove to victory in his second NHRA Four-Wide Nationals appearance. The Swede is substituting for four-time Pro Stock world champ Greg Anderson and ran a 6.562 pass at 211.59 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro, becoming the first European winner and only fourth non-American winner in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Alund took out runner-up Shane Gray, Vincent Nobile and recent Las Vegas winner Erica Enders-Stevens in the all-Camaro final.
“Since I got here the very first time I didn’t feel pressure,” Alund said of his run in Pro Stock and the assignment of replacing Anderson. “I knew if I did my best that I could do much more. They’re [KB Racing] professionals and they gave me a great race car. I think we work well together.”
The win pushed Alund into the point lead after five events. Camaros hold the top six positions after the racing in Charlotte.