Justin Harmon Earns Jr Thunder Championship
What a successful year it was for Junior Thunder racer, Justin Harmon! This series featured 15 racers competing in 13 events. Six different drivers earned victories at the individual events in the series. Harmon began the year by winning the first four events and was selected as the first recipient of the Kershaw Knives Racer of the Month for April. That was 11 successive rounds without a defeat. If my math is correct, in the thirteen events in the Woodburn Dragstrip Junior Thunder Series, Justin won 27 rounds with only 7 losses. If it were baseball, his batting average would be .794 which of course would be simply amazing.
Having won the first four events in the series, Harmon showed he actually is human. Chandler Steen won the fifth event and Kyler Pitts, who had been runner-up twice already, earned the victory at the sixth event. However, Justin was back on his game at event number seven, where he again would earn the victory, this time over Anthony Friesen. Friesen continued his hot streak and took the victory at event number eight. Maria Marroquin, who had also been runner-up at event number two, was runner-up to Friesen. She repeated her runner-up finish in event number nine the following week, when she was defeated by Austin Varner. Varner was successful in event number ten as well, taking the victory over none other than Justin Harmon at that event.
Anthony Friesen took his second event win at event number eleven but Harmon bounced right back and was victorious again at event number twelve. Austin Varner was runner-up at both of these events. This brings us to our final event in the series. Josh McMyne earned the final victory over, you guessed it, Justin Harmon. In the thirteen events in the series, Justin Harmon appeared in the final round eight times, earning the victory in six of those eight appearances. Kyler Pitts finished 2nd in the series, with Josh McMyne, Anthony Friesen, Austin Varner and Maria Marroquin finishing 3rd through 6th respectively. Congratulations to Justin Harmon for earning the 2011 Woodburn Dragstrip Junior Thunder Series Championship.