Going to the finals is always an exciting time, but going to your first final is a memorable weekend for the rest of your career. This past weekend the Huddleston Family and the Lowmad did just that by marching through a tough field of Pro Mods at Atmore Dragway to earn their first final round appearance!
The night started off with a bang as the Lowmad posted a pedaling 3.97 at only 183 mph to earn the #4 qualifying position. That paired them with previous series event winner Terry Preist first round. The Lowmad would be ready for the challenge as driver Thomas Huddleston was first off the line and never looked back. A stout 3.86 would earn the round 1 victory. Second round saw the Huddleston Family match up with #1 Qualifier Adam Flamholc. Adam would leave this one on the starting line with a -.006 red light, giving the Lowmad a place in the finals! At 2 a.m. the finals would be anti-climatic as Thomas lined up beside 2015 SOT Champion Dewayne Watkins. The Lowmad got the jump and was stretching its lead when tire shake took over and the run was abort, Dewayne would have issues further down track but was able to coast to the win.
After the excitement of their first final, Lowmad Driver Thomas Huddleston was thrilled with the weekend, “We came into this race wanting to start earning round wins. We've been running good lately, just haven't had the match-ups fall our way. To come out here and find ourselves in our first finals is exciting. It's disappointing to lose a final we feel like was wide open for us, but at our young status as a team it wasn't worth the risk. We're looking forward to Montgomery next month, hopefully we can close out one of these races before the season ends!”
As always the Lowmad and Huddleston Family want to thank all their Marketing Partners: Huddleston Performance, Royal Purple Synthetics, PTC Converters, Overkill Motorsports, Simpson Racing Products, and Hoosier Tire.