Kris Krabill and the Austin OBrien race team clinched the 2016 Heritage Nitro Funny Car Championship. In Nostalgia Funny Car, Jason Rupert of Yorba Linda, Calif., powered to the event victory with a 5.592 at 250.32 in his ’69 Camaro over world champion Kris Krabill’s 7.494 at 116.19 in his ’78 Firebird. As Krabill stated, ” We had a great season and really ran well all year.”
Krabill, of Tacoma, Wash., entered the California Hot Rod Reunion as the 2016 Nostalgia Funny Car world champion. He clinched at the most recent NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series event at Bakersfield in September.