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Rollman will now prepare for the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship, to be held at famed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in conjunction with the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Division 4 Sportsman Motorcycle Rollman rolls to first division title Thunder Valley Raceway Park’s Dan Rollman (inset) rode his ’77 Suzuki to a final-round victory over Texas Motorplex’s J.J. Hughes. (Left) Rollman, far lane, ran a 9.41 on his 9.40 dial to overcome Hughes’ .013 reaction time. (Above) Division 4 Direction Craig Hutchinson congratulated Rollman. NHRA SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS just his third Finals appearance. “This race is when Red River’s Len Baker was unable to start (Div. 4) — It has been a pretty good year for Dan always a lot of fun, and I just wanted to have a his Suzuki. Hughes cut a .013 light, his best of Rollman, and it could get a whole lot better. After good time and do the best I could.” eliminations, against Rollman’s .070, but Rollman finishing second in the Professional Motorcycle Racing for Thunder Valley Raceway Park, Rollman took the stripe by eight-thousandths of a second Racing Association’s Pro E.T. class, Rollman rode his homebuilt ’77 Kawasaki to a final-round with a 9.41 on his 9.40 dial against Hughes’ 9.33 outlasted the best racers in Division 4 to win the victory over Texas Motorplex’s J.J. Hughes for the (9.26). NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals Sportsman biggest win of his eight-year racing career. “J.J. is always tough,” said Rollman. “I was a Motorcycle title at Texas Motorplex. With his “It was really exciting,” said Rollman. “It went little nervous, but I was confident. I just wanted victory, Rollman earned a trip to California and a by so fast. It’s a great group of guys and gals out to get up there and do what I’d been doing all day. shot at a national championship. here, and they’re all tough. The bike was great. I was afraid of red-lighting because that’s what “It feels great,” said Rollman, who was making My three time runs were within three-thousandths, happens to me sometimes when I get to the final; so I felt real good going into eliminations. I was I get too excited. I knew that if I didn’t turn on confident but not overconfident.” the red-light, at least I had a fighting chance.” Rollman, 36, who owns an engine repair shop Rollman will now prepare for the NHRA in Oklahoma City, won his first two rounds easily Summit Racing Series National Championship, to with back-to-back .01 lights, then got the only be held at famed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in break he needed in the quarterfinals against conjunction with the season-ending Automobile
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