Benicia, Calif. (November 14, 2011) – Al-Anabi Racing driver Del Worsham, who resides in Chino Hills, Calif., has been professionally drag racing for more than two decades, but 2011 was a season for the storybooks with seven No. 1 qualifiers, eight wins and his first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Top Fuel World Championship, secured at his home track in Pomona on Sunday. This is also the first Top Fuel Championship Red Line Synthetic Oil, which provided all the lubricants for the 8000 horsepower, 300mph+ dragster.
"The semifinal round was the biggest of my 21-year career as far as what was at stake," Worsham said. "Spencer Massey is a great competitor. It was so close, I didn’t know if I had won. (Al-Anabi Racing Team Manager) Alan Johnson’s abilities are unmatched, he’s unbelievable and a great motivator. (Al-Anabi team owner) Sheikh Khalid put this team together with Alan, and Brian Husen (Worsham crew chief) did great in his first season as a crew chief. I am very proud of everyone on our Al-Anabi Team, and I am honored to win this Full Throttle championship for Sheik Khalid and the people of Qatar."
Worsham was the No. 1 qualifier at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, entering the event trailing first place in the standings by two points. He claimed a total of eight qualifying bonus points, allowing him to take the points lead going into eliminations. Worsham defeated Mike Ashley, David Grubnic, Spencer Massey and Tony Schumacher on his way to the winner’s circle. It was Worsham’s eighth win in 11 final rounds this season. The eight-win total is Worsham’s career best, and he finished the year winning the last two races. This is the 14th National championship for team manager and tuner Alan Johnson, his 10th in Top Fuel.
"Del has been using Red Line Oil for many years and is a great friend to our company," said Tim Kerrigan, President of Red Line Oil. "Alan Johnson and his team chose to use our products, which means a lot to our company. We were thrilled to give them a competitive advantage with our 70WT Racing motor oil, Heavy Shockproof gear oil, and other products. To win with a team of this caliber, it’s a great achievement."
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