WinLight Quick Hit: Wins Waiting to Happen

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Fernando Cuadra reached two final rounds in 2019. (photo credit: Auto Imagery)

In 2019, and for the first time since 2009, the Pro Stock category did not produce a first-time winner. That being said, it certainly COULD have happened. There were 31 different drivers who raced in the category in 2019; 19 of them have yet to secure a win. The driver who came closest to sealing the deal was Fernando Cuadra, who reached his first and second Pro Stock final in 2019 driving his Cavender’s/Corral Boots Chevrolet Camaro powered by KB Racing.

There have been 67 winners in the history of Pro Stock. If you wanna see the whole list, click riiiiight here.

Who will be No. 68? Stay tuned!

And just for fun, here’s an alphabetical list of all drivers who raced NHRA Pro Stock in 2019:

Greg Anderson
Bob Benza*
Rodger Brogdon
Bo Butner
Jeg Coughlin
Cristian Cuadra*
Fernando Cuadra*
Fernando Cuadra Jr.*
Kenny Delco
Richard Freeman*
Steve Graham*
Joey Grose*
Matt Hartford
Mark Hogan*
Tom Huggins*
Jeff Isbell*
Erica Enders
Deric Kramer
Alex Laughlin
Jason Line
Jeremy Martorella*
Steve Matusek*
Chris McGaha
David Miller*
Alan Prusiensky*
Robert River*
Val Smeland*
Aaron Stanfield*
Richie Stevens Jr.
Wally Stroupe*
Shane Tucker*

*Have not yet won a Pro Stock Wally

Okay, wait. One more point of (possible) interest:
Of the drivers who raced in Pro Stock this past season but haven’t yet claimed their hardware, five have wins in other categories. Benza won Comp at Englishtown in 1986; Freeman won Comp at Dallas in 2005; Isbell has a Top Alcohol Dragster win from the spring Las Vegas race in 2008; Steve Matusek has multiple Pro Mod wins; and Aaron Stanfield has picked up victories in multiple sportsman classes (Super Stock, Top Dragster). There’s a Pro Stock win waiting to happen. Wait for it……..

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