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Nick Nelson takes top honors, defies all probability.

May 28th2013
 By Thom Kingston on 2013-05-28T08:37:17-06:00 | Glen Helen Grand Prix |

Ridgeline -- 2013 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand PrixSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

It’s one of the most brutal endurance races in the Ultra4 series, so taking first out of 40+ competitive drivers is nothing short of impressive. Doing this two years in a row, well that’s just improbable. As it happens, Nick Nelson defies all probability, claiming top honors in the 2013 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix just one year after winning the same race in the same Ultra4 machine. A careful combination of driver skill and vehicle capability pushed Nick to the top once again, marking all the key ingredients on what it takes to dominate the short course style racing of Glen Helen. Congrats to Nick Nelson and his team for a very well deserved victory.

The official finish times, as provided by Ultra4Racing.com, are as follows:

Finish Car Number Driver Laps Time Behind Qualified for KOH
1st #4404 Nelson, Nick 21 –.— yes
2nd #3 Campbell, Wayland 21 04:05.3
3rd #67 Healy, Loren 21 00:12.3
4th #966 Blanton, Jason 20
5th #4475 Jr.Ferravanti, Gary 20 yes
6th #4427 Russell, Jeff 20
7th #4431 Klensin, Mike 19 yes
8th #4450 Bovich, Dave 19 yes
9th #4466 Van Ortwick, Ivan 19 yes
10th #5 Campbell, Shannon 19
11th #4482 Gomez, JP 19
12th #284 Adams, Jack 19
13th #81 Shirley, Levi 19
14th #219 Wagelaar, Jan 19
15th #697 Ashman, David 19
16th #74 Rager, Matt 18
17th #524 Danzo, Mark 18
18th #818 Badossian, Jack 18
19th #4416 Tilton, Brian 18
20th #4474 Carter, Richie 18
21st #4435 Sacalas, Kevin 17
22nd #4441 Henke, Darren 17
23rd #4775 Hallenbeck, Jake 17
24th #4473 Goegebuer, Brent 17
25th #380 Gilroy, Shane 17
26th #76 Scherer, Jason 17
27th #4411 Hagel, Ryan 17
28th #4444 Pickett, Jason 16
29th #4493 Mclaughlin, Andrew 16
30th #82 Ford, Jeremy 16
31st #4459 Xavier, Keith 16
32nd #602 Patrick, Airen 15
33rd #4480 Phillips, Bill 14
34th #104 Brown, Jim 13
35th #4449 Trebino, Mike 12
36th #4486 Gomez, Marcos 11
37th #4481 Hardaway, Alex 9
38th #4531 Rants, Shawn 7
39th #80 Flores, TJ 5
40th #742 Anderson, Larry 4

In typical fashion, we’ll be posting up some photos from the event right here all week-long. Next up for Ultra4 is the Badlands UMC event on June 29th. Till next time!