John Strickland and Earl Wells (Clinton, North Carolina)
"Get a Load of That II"
2019 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open Champions
In a short schedule, small moments are magnified, and the importance of every hook is amplified. So when the Opens were to appear only a half dozen times in 2019 (a number rain-shortened by one at Benson), members of the GALOT Motorsports Team including owner Earl Wells, driver John Strickland, and crew chief/driver Brent Payne knew they could afford no missteps. They achieved the perfection they sought, as combined the champion "Get a Load of That II" and runner-up "Get a Load of That" (-1) claimed every point a two-tractor squad could---295, to be precise---and finished with the GN title, the Shell Rotella Cup, the Tomah weekend championship (all Strickland), and the Bowling Green ring (Payne). Jordan Lustik's "Silver Bullet" (-11, two top fives), Sid Broughton's "Desperado" (-14), and Eilene Kale and Scott Jerew's "Ride the Lightning" (-26) finished third through fifth.
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