Super Street Outlaw
No stranger to fireworks, the 10-inch-Tire Freak Show is home to some of the wildest action in the NMRA. This year the class really kicked things off in style with Chris Tuten breaking the 200-mph barrier in qualifying with a 7.20/201 shot. Further down that qualifying sheet was Kenjo Kelley of Brazoria, Texas. Rather than going lights out, Kenjo took a consistent, measured approach to grab the victory. His qualifier, a 7.429-second 192-mph pass, was quicker than any of his elimination passes. That said, he still took out Billy Driscoll, Chris Tuten, and John Urist on his way to the finals. There he squared off with Phil Hines. Kenjo chopped down the tree and Phil didn’t have the steam to reel him in.