Championship Showcase: Keith AhartVeteran Phoenix area campaigner Keith Ahart had another big year in 2012 as he raced to the NSRA Pro 1 class championship. Ahart, driving his 540 ci BBC-powered “Second Urge” Dragster, picked up one win in three Pro 1 finals on the season, but that was enough to hold off hard charging Bob Cambridge for the title. Keith also picked up big wins at West Michigan Sand Dragway and Atoka Motorsports in his 2012 travels. Always by his side is his wife Carolyn, who is always a big part of her husband’s winning ways and is regarded by many as one of the best Bracket crew chief’s in the country. Their team is backed by Ahart Properties. Keith says his most memorable moment was winning the final round of the Pro Gambler class at the October Avenal race in the dark. He lined up against April Soares with very little light on the track, and was able to somehow find his way to the Winner’s Circle. The Avenal events as a whole were a highlight of the season for Keith with great hospitality from the Central California group. You never know where Keith may show up to race at, but you know odds are good that the “Second Urge” Dragster will still be in contention late into the night.
Keith with a nice launch at Avenal Sand Drags in April. (Mike Biel Photo)
Keith and Carolyn in the Winner's Circle at West Michigan Sand Dragway in July. (Sand2Kinc Photo)
Keith on his way to the championship at Dome Valley Raceway. (NSDN Photo)
Second Urge with another nice run at a Soboba Casino SCSDA event. (NSDN Photo)
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