By far the most exciting battle of the weekend at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway was in the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Nitro Harley, with four riders entering the event within reach of the championship. After a grueling weekend, Jay Turner Racing teammates Jay Turner, Randal Andras and Mike Scott were the only ones left standing and Turner’s victory over Andras in the final secured the championship for Scott, his first.
Adding to the drama, Andras blew a motor in the semifinals, but all three riders pitched in to help him make the call. In the end Andras held his own fate in his hands, but he couldn’t get around Turner who ran a 6.295 at 220.48 mph, sealing the championship for Scott. Andras ran a 6.351 at 223.47 to finish second in the race and in the championship standings.
“Jay (Turner) is simply the best. I am here because Jay helped me get here. They gave me a bike that won races all year long and even though I didn’t ride well today, Jay helped get it back for me,” Scott said. “In that final we talked about it and Jay could have gone out and made that run a bye for himself. But we are a team and we win as a team and lose as a team. In the end, we all pitched in to help (Randal) make that final.”