Steven Ali showed the East Coast that he can dominate more than just the West, after taking home first place at FL2K this year. Steven has absolutely dominated the XFWD class again, only this time making a firm stamp in the East finally breaking 7's, a long time goal of his. There was only one thing left to do, which would further grow the distance between him and the other XFWD competitors in the West. He needed to make a 7 second pass here on the West Coast, and what better place to do it than back home at IFO Las Vegas.
Steven Ali and team head out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with his B series equipped race car, and the same Action Clutch Triple Disc kit that's been helping him perform. After arriving in Las Vegas for the IFO, Steven Ali and his team's goal was clear - they wanted to be the first XFWD car to run a 7-second pass on the West Coast. Steven Ali and team started prepping and Abe (Rated R Tuning) ensured everything is ready for a solid pass as qualifications quickly neared. Equipped with an Alpha Injection setup, fueling was guaranteed to be on point.
Steven consistently put down impressive times during qualifications. Most notably with a 7.86@188 pass. With that, they quickly accomplished their mission and became the first and only XFWD car in the West Coast and the only XFWD in both the West and East Coast go 7's.
In rounds one, two and three of eliminations, their efforts paid off as they picked up wins with an 8 second pass each time around. The car had some minor maintenance work done before each round just to ensure optimal performance from their XFWD Integra - but nothing too extensive.
In round two, Steven raced against his engine builder and friend Wes Spry who put up a formidable 8.2 performance; however, Steven ultimately wowed everyone with an 8.04 pass across the finish line and walked away with the win, moving him forward to the next round.
Steven Ali's victory in the previous round set the stage for a tense final against his own team mate Abe. After playing some risky tree games, the two were nearly disqualified in their attempt to take home the championship title. In the end, Steven's time was just a fraction of a second faster than Abe's, awarding him the championship title with an impressive 7.93 pass over Abe's 8.2. A stunning achievement for Steven and another successful victory for his team!
Steven has had a fantastic race season this year and attended 6 events. After having a handful of various issues with the car, it seems completely dialed in and ready to see how much deeper in the 7's he can go.
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