Drag Illustrated Issue 169, June/July 2021 - Page 15

LAID BACK

Two-time and defending NHRA Comp Eliminator world champion Craig Bourgeois is tossed back in the seat of his small-block Chevy-powered , front-engine dragster as he launches in the opening round of eliminations at the NHRA Springnationals . The Louisiana auto repair shop owner left the starting line . 002 seconds too soon , preventing a repeat of his victory at this race in 2020 , though it was contested in the fall due to COVID-19 postponements . Bourgeois ’ late-season win at Houston helped him secure the 2020 world championship to go along with his 2015 title .
Photograph by Joe McHugh Houston Raceway | Baytown , Texas | Sunday , May 23 , 2021
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