[...] Steve Echols was the Super Pro champion in 2001, and son Danny has a runner-up and a semifinal finish to his credit. Later, in a runoff race with the Super Pro winner to decide who would go to Pomona, Echols cut a .001 light but had to lift due to a flat left-front tire, but he was happy to take home the hardware in a fun outing.
Division 4 Pro Echols catches up to family with win Jordan Echols (left), cut a .005 light to help secure a win in the final against his friend Rodney Parks, near lane, 10.85 (10.80 dial) to 10.76 (10.71). (Below) Echols and his family celebrated another fine outing at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals. Echols’ father, Steve, was a champion in 2001, and his brother, Danny, has been a finalist and semifinalist. NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS orchestrating consecutive packages of (Div. 4) — It may not come as a surprise that a .032-, .036-, .009-, and .020-second member of the Echols family left this event with a during impressive wins. In the final Wally. After all, Steve Echols was the Super Pro round, however, Echols cut his best champion in 2001, and son Danny has a runner-up light of the event, a .005, and carried and a semifinal finish to his credit. However, it was his advantage and then some to the Steve’s other son, Jordan, who grabbed his first finish line for the win. major win, and Jordan was admittedly pretty “I finally got around to cutting a surprised himself. good light in the final. If I had raced him a couple but now I treat it as having fun and getting together “I’d never done any good at these races,” said rounds earlier, he probably would have put me with the family instead of putting so much emphasis Jordan Echols. “I think out,” said Echols. “I on having to win for it to be any fun,” said Echols. this is only the second always thought I’d be “Since I’ve been doing that, things have actually time I’ve made it out of really, really excited if turned out better.” ND first round, and I’ve I won a race like this. been racing the bracket It lived up to the finals since I was 16. I billing. I was really never did good at the pumped. The final was finals when I raced Jr. kind of surreal. I was Dragsters, either, so really more shocked my dad and my brother than anything else. always had a one up on When the car left in Quarterfinalists: Jordan Echols (’67 Camaro — me. My brother has the final, and the Hobbs); Chris Whitener (’82 S-10 — Texas Motorplex); come so close before After leavin
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