Mopar®-Powered Volkman Captures IHRA Super Stock Championship

By Auto News Log • November 22nd, 2010

It took Mopar®-powered IHRA Super Stock racer Michael Volkman 12 years to capture his first win, but once he got that first “W” under his belt he wasted no time in following it up—and in a big way. Volkman scored just his second career win in the IHRA Tournament of Champions World Finals at Richmond, Va. in October, and in the process powered his way to the 2010 IHRA Super Stock championship.

The Moon, Pa. native, who is employed at the Chrysler Mid-Atlantic Business Center, lost a number of races by close margins over the years and was unable to get to winner’s circle until a victory earlier this year in South Carolina. Facing off against the top 25 IHRA Super Stock racers from around the country in the Tournament of Champions, Volkman defeated Bryan Worner, Gil Carty Jr., Byron Worner and Edward Bolton to reach the final.

Volkman drew Scotty Richardson in the ultimate round. This time the oh-so-close race went Volkman’s way, as he recorded a perfect 10.10 elapsed time on a 10.10 dial in his 2000 Chrysler Sebring to edge Richardson and seize his first title.

“It was a tight race. None of the guys I raced were cakewalks,” said Volkman, who earns free entry to all IHRA races in 2011 for his victory—as well as a $10,000 winner’s purse, which he promptly gave to his wife. “I changed some things around to be more consistent this year, and I went more rounds than ever.”

For more information on the IHRA, visit http://www.ihra.com.

Source: Mopar Speed

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