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Morgan wins memorable Pro Stock race at Bandimere

      MORRISON, Colo. (July 29, 2015) – Larry Morgan and Allen Johnson staged a memorable pre-race burn down before Morgan beat Johnson in an exciting drag race at Bandimere Speedway.
      Morgan’s victory in the NHRA’s Pro Stock category at the MOPAR Mile High Nationals was one of four captured by cars racing on Goodyear tires at the event. Steve Torrence (in Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Ron Williams (Top Sportsman) were the other Goodyear winners.
      Morgan’s victory was his second of the 2015 season and the 12th of his career. He and Johnson sat, engines idling, for better than a minute and a half before finally settling in to the staging beams to trigger the starting procedure for the race. Morgan edged Johnson by a scant .0071 of a second at the finish.
      Greg Anderson finished the weekend with the lead in the Pro Stock standings. He has 1,201 points, just ahead of the next driver, Erica Enders-Stevens. She has 1,164.
      Torrence beat Tony Schumacher in the Top Fuel final in the closest race of the finals among the professional teams in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Torrence beat Schumacher by .0011 of a second, roughly six inches. It was the first victory of the season for the winner and the fifth of his career. Torrence is one of the few drivers with an edge on Schumacher, the winningest driver in Top Fuel history. Torrence is 2-0 in final round races against Schumacher.
      Schumacher stayed in front in the Top Fuel standings. He has 1,126 points. Antron Brown is next with 1,041.
      Williams’ victory was his first in national event competition. He was nearly perfect at the start, posting a .004-second reaction time.
      Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.