LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - They started out racing on the drag strip in Idalou when they were teenagers. Now Monte Weaver and Cy Hill are NHRA Division 4 Champions after finishing the 2018 season on top.
Halfway through the season, Monte was in the back of the back, but he made a switch with his Corvette that proved to make a huge difference, allowing him to catapult to the top and win the Top Sportsman title.
“We kept having motor issues and breaking parts. We decided to go in a different direction. We switched engines and got an engine builder out of Kentucky. Tim branon from Branon Performance. He changed our whole program around and we started winning races. We went to Kansas and won that race. I was in 21st place. When I won that race, it moved us all the way to third place. We went to Oklahoma and won that race and put me one round out of first place. We drove all the way to Las Vegas to win one round and we were able to win one round and win the championship.”
In his 92 Camaro, Cy Hill also won some late races to win the Super Street Division Championship.
“We decided to go to two or three races at the beginning of the season and see how we did. We started off well and just kept going. We went to Tulsa and won and that put us second in points. We felt like we had a chance to win it all so we kept fighting and grinding and got it done.”
Cy also won the Driver of the Year award and his dad earned Crew Chief of the Year. To have two NHRA Divisional winners from Lubbock, Cy says it’s unheard of.
“I don’t even know if anyone from Lubbock has even won a Championship in a long time. Maybe in the 60’s or 70’s, but it’s been a real long time.”