Media Matters: New Kids on the Winner’s Block Storylines opening the 25th O'Reilly Northwest Nationals broadcastmorphed to a conclusion altogether different.Why? Did the ESPN production crew, broadcasters and reporters misjudgethe race, fail to do homework, take in too much mountain air? Nope.The culprit is the sport, drag racing, winding through mystic brackets withserpentine pathways leading fortuitous drivers to that trophy, a Wally.Example: glancing at the Pro Stock qualifying brackets after the four qualifying rounds, it was oh-so-easy to realize the intriguing possibility of Greg Anderson’s Summit Chevy Camaro meeting the GK MotorsportsCobalt of Erica Enders in the quarterfinals, resolving on the race track whatwords had not.All they needed to do . . . clear that first round.Anderson dispatched Kurt Johnson’s Mark Christopher Auto Pontiac, eventhough he recorded a sleepy light on the launch.Ender’s opening round against veteran Ron Krisher’s Valvoline Pontiac— whose son, John, is about her age—was more mathematically interesting astheir Reaction Times were identical (.035) as were their speeds (209.56), butshe covered the distance quicker.Then in what ESPN announcer Paul Page calls “moments of pressure,”Anderson/Enders squared-off in the quarterfinals. “Every once in a while,(pressure) leaks out,” Page observed, fashioning drag racing broadcasts asthe most entertaining in motorsports.The incident creating such a hubbub—a photo showed Enders holding her first-victory Wally high—developed after the win over Anderson atChicago’s finals.