Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jimmy DeFrank Doubles Up at the NHRA Event in Las Vegas


The winner's circle after the event

Last weekend was a busy one for the California Car Cover Crew. While we had sales team in Portland, Oregon and Del Mar, Ca for classic car events, our own Jimmy DeFrank was competing at the NHRA Summit Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Jimmy, who is our Chief Operations Officer, competes throughout the year on the NHRA circuit. He is a four time national champion in the NHRA Super Stock category and pulled off an amazing feat over the weekend.

At most events, Jimmy competes in two categories: Stock and Super Stock Eliminator. In Stock he drives a 1969 Chevy Camaro and in Super Stock he races a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. Over the weekend, he was able to win the final rounds in both cars. Only 14 drivers have even accomplished this feat and this is the second time that Jimmy has pulled it off in his career.

In the final round of Stock Eliminator, Jimmy faced Brad Burton a former NHRA national champion. Jimmy won a close race in his 1969 Chevy Camaro.

Super Stock Final Round
In Super Stock Eliminator, Jimmy also have to race past NHRA national champions in order to advance to the final round. In the final round, Jimmy won another tight race to claim his second trophy of the day. 

Photo: Auto Imagery

Congratulations, to Jimmy DeFrank on winning two "Wallys" over the weekend in Las Vegas. It is not Jimmy's personality to boast or talk about his on track success, so we will do it for him this time.

Photo Credits: Auto Imagery