Meyer, Mans among winners at Division 5 Lucas event in Cordova

8/13/2011


DIVISION 5
Cordova Dragway Park
Cordova, Ill., aug. 12-13, 2011 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Saturday

CORDOVA, Ill. In the final results from Cordova Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Showdown event presented by Matco Tools it was Randy Meyer, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Dale Brand, Top Alcohol Funny Car, qualifying No. 1 in their respective classes and taking the wins on Saturday night.

Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., ran consistent 5.30s throughout eliminations with a 5.387 second pass at 260.21 mph in the final against Brandon Booher, Tolono, Ill., for the win and his second of the year.  Meyer beat Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., and Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., in rounds one and two as he extended his points lead in the NHRA West Central Division.  Booher, who qualified second, posted a 5.470 second lap at 260.26 mph.

 The win for Brand was his first of the year as the Sully, Iowa, racer went 5.668 seconds at 252.80 mph to defeat multi-division champion and veteran racer Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa.   Brand was also very consistent in his '10 Monte Carlo with runs of 5.679 seconds and 5.660 seconds in rounds one and two knocking out Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN, and Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis.

Illinois home state racers David Billingsley and Pat Fitzpatrick each took home trophies with Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., winning in Comp Eliminator over former NHRA National Champion Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., in his '93 Cutlass.  Fitzpatrick, Peoria, Ill., won in Super Comp at 165.54 mph over Jim LaBorde, Hibbing, Minn.

Michael Mans scored his second win of the year in Super Stock ousting Fred Bartoli going 9.488, 136.30 mph in his '00 Firebird. Mans picked up a win at the season opening event at S.R.C.A. Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kan., as was also the division's 2011 JEGS Allstar representative. 

Grimes, Iowa, resident Chris Knudsen joined in on the celebration running down Daryl Bureski, Elgin, Ill., to win Stock Eliminator while Pat Martin, London, Ohio, and John Miller, Waterloo, Iowa, took the Super Gas and Super Street titles respectively.  Martin won in his '27 roadster against Todd Nielsen, Fremont, Neb., and Miller pushed Craig Pfanenstiel to breakout with a 10.889 second run on the 10.90 dial-in.

Other winners included Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., in the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley Davidson; Don Speer, Davenport, Iowa, in Top Dragster; and John Scali, Louisville, Ky., in the Jerry Haas Top Sportsman series.

West Central Division racers head to Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan., for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 26-27.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools event at Cordova Dragway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.383, 262.23 def.
8) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., broke;

6) Jerry Powell, Kokomo, Ind., 5.622, 245.18 def.
3) Richard Putz, Earlville, Iowa, 6.482, 246.17;

5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.484, 259.96 def.
4) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.619, 257.97;

2) Brandon Booher, Tolono, Ill., 5.482, 257.63 def.
7) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., foul;

SEMIFINALS
Meyer, 5.354, 263.36 def. Hirata, 5.731, 250.74;
Booher, 5.474, 259.31 def. Powell, broke;

FINALS
Meyer, 5.387, 260.21 def. Booher, 5.470, 260.26.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
1) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.679, 252.52 def.
8) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Man., '06 Monte Carlo, 11.656, 88.50;

7) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 8.469, 119.31 def.
2) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, broke;

3) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 6.019, 236.75 def. 6)
Kevin Newburgh, Rock Falls, Ill., '06 Stratus, 6.395, 176.77;

5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.754, 252.61 def.
4) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 6.443, 162.20;

SEMIFINALS
Brand, 5.660, 253.66 def. Drew, 5.847, 250.04;
Moats, 5.698, 250.69 def. Butler, 10.958, 77.04;

FINALS
Brand, 5.668, 252.80 def. Moats, 29.783, 35.36.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
David Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., '93 Cutlass, L/AA, 8.846, 149.50  def.
Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.231, 166.81.

SUPER STOCK
Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/CS, 9.488, 136.30  def.
Fred Bartoli, Elk Grove Village, Ill., '98 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.841, 134.73.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Chris Knudsen, Grimes, Iowa, '69 Camaro, C/SA, 12.112, 82.36  def.
Daryl Bureski, Elgin, Ill., '70 4-4-2, F/SA, 16.104, 41.25.

SUPER COMP
Pat Fitzpatrick, Peoria, Ill., dragster, 9.014, 165.54  def. Jim
LaBorde, Hibbing, Minn., dragster, 9.068, 143.19.

SUPER GAS
Pat Martin, London, Ohio, '27 roadster, 9.924, 156.08  def.
Todd Nielsen, Fremont, Neb., '90 Firebird, 9.899, 150.41.

SUPER STREET
John Miller, Waterloo, Iowa, '80 Trans Am, 10.906, 139.49  def.
Craig Pfanenstiel, Hays, Kan., '67 Camaro, 10.889, 141.12.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, 8.763, 141.40  def.
Tom Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '86 Kawasaki, 8.843, 141.85.

TOP DRAGSTER
Don Speer, Davenport, Iowa, dragster, 6.842, 195.31  def.
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
John Scali, Louisville, Ky., '67 Camaro, 7.027, 193.60  def.
Doug Woody, Independence, Mo., '67 Camaro, broke.


Friday

CORDOVA, Ill. Racing kicked off today for the NHRA West Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools at Cordova Dragway with more than 400 racers in eleven classes expected to battle the quarter mile this weekend. 

250 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars highlight the event, making two qualifying runs today with a final qualifying run on Saturday at noon which will set the 8-car fields for Saturday night's elimination action.   The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series and the Top Dragster Series are also in competition making two qualifying runs today and one more on Saturday prior to eliminations.

Saturday gets underway at 8 a.m. with final time trials and qualifying in all classes with elimination rounds set to begin at 1 p.m.  Tickets for the event are $25 for adults; children 6-12 years old are $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  The track is located 3 miles north of Cordova on Highway 84; 10 miles north of I-80 exit No. 1.  For more information please call Cordova Dragway, (309) 654-2110, or visit www.cordovadrag.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools event at Cordova Dragway:

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Summer
Showdown Presented by Matco Tools:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Brandon Booher, Tolono, Ill., 5.468 seconds, 257.04 mph
2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.477, 260.31
3) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.522, 257.78
4) Richard Putz, Earlville, Iowa, 5.536, 253.33
5) Dave Hirata, Lowell, Ind., 5.571, 248.80
6) Jerry Powell, Kokomo, Ind., 5.690, 246.53
7) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 6.152, 231.12

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.744 seconds, 251.72 mph
2) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '10 Mustang, 5.753, 248.12
3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.787, 248.16
4) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 5.803, 248.11
5) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., '04 Firebird, 5.827, 250.00
6) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '02 Firebird, 5.948, 235.39
7) Kevin Newburgh, Rock Falls, Ill., '06 Stratus, 5.977, 242.02
8) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 11.524, 73.20
Not Qualified
9) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '04 Monte Carlo, (no time)

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.009 seconds, -0.701 (under index)
2) David Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., '93 Cutlass, L/AA, 8.846, -0.584
3) Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., dragster, K/A, 7.829, -0.581
4) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, E/A, 7.767, -0.543
5) Pat Nahan, Sartell, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.456, -0.534
6) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.638, -0.522
7) Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '32 Bantam, K/A, 7.892, -0.518
8) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, C/DA, 7.052, -0.508
9) Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 6.922, -0.498
10) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, I/SMA, 9.199, -0.471

SUPER STOCK
1) Bill Rink, Naperville, Ill., '74 GTO, SS/MA, 10.946 seconds, -0.904 (under index)
2) Fred Bartoli, Elk Grove Village, Ill., '98 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.801, -0.899
3) Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '02 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.755, -0.895
4) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.356, -0.844
5) William Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.058, -0.842
6) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.265, -0.835
7) Gene Bichlmeier, Norfolk, Neb., '66 Chevy II, GT/I, 10.124, -0.826
8) Chad Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '10 Mustang, SS/A, 8.860, -0.790
9) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., '00 Firebird, SS/CS, 9.516, -0.784
10) Jeff Town, Spring Hill, Kan., '87 Somerset, GT/IA, 10.421, -0.779

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) William Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.595 seconds, -1.005 (under index)
2) Jamie Greening, Columbia, Mo., '96 S-10, N/S, 12.115, -0.835
3) Bill Dyer, Port Byron, Ill., '85 Mustang, M/S, 12.025, -0.825
4) Mike Jeffrey, Lexington, Neb., '80 Diplomat, V/SA, 14.676, -0.824
5) Jimmy Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '08 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.798, -0.802
6) Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.804, -0.796
7) Fred Suiter, Defiance, Mo., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.454, -0.796
8) Sam Hamod, Hobart, Ind., '90 Firebird, H/SA, 11.357, -0.793
9) Buddy Hughes, Louisville, Ky., '66 Nova, K/SA, 11.879, -0.771
10) Duane Dickens, San Clemente, Calif., '66 Chevy II, K/SA, 11.900, -0.750

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., '68 Camaro, 6.808 seconds, 203.77 mph
2) Curt Fredrich, Burlington, Wis., '68 Camaro, 6.839, 199.70
3) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.897, 201.64
4) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.907, 198.12
5) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 6.915, 200.74
6) Rich Smith, Wentzville, Mo., '04 Cavalier, 6.969, 198.38
7) Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., '05 Grand Am, 7.027, 197.22
8) Tom Harger, Des Moines, Iowa, '96 Cutlass, 7.048, 194.86
9) Joshua Vettel, Phillips, Neb., '04 Stratus, 7.053, 195.65
10) John Scali, Louisville, Ky., '67 Camaro, 7.054, 189.23

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Mike Wharram, Morton, Ill., dragster, 6.250 seconds, 223.17 mph
2) Vince Nannini, Lake Bluff, Ill., dragster, 6.544, 207.50
3) Hank Brown, Muscatine, Iowa, dragster, 6.561, 203.03
4) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.607, 206.83
5) Mark Krupa, Elgin, Ill., dragster, 6.653, 204.01
6) Jim Prevo, Mundelein, Ill., dragster, 6.715, 201.13
7) Dan Phelps, Labadie, Mo., dragster, 6.738, 195.25
8) Al Kuefler, Naperville, Ill., dragster, 6.789, 198.79
9) Mark Grame, Overland Park, Kan., dragster, 6.811, 195.87
10) John Lobner, DeSoto, Kan., dragster, 6.835, 198.32

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., '10 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Kurt Clark, Davenport, Iowa, '76 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.002
3) Joe Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.003
4) Kyle Olson, Moorland, Iowa, '02 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004
5) Tom Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '86 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.004
6) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.014
7) Michael Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, '90 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.027
8) Tom Gilligan, Fremont, Neb., '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.032


Preview

CORDOVA, Ill. The Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools will once again be hosted by Cordova Dragway Park on Aug. 12-13.  The event is one of six in the NHRA West Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, West Central Division Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Cordova Dragway Park open at 7 a.m. both days.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 10 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m.  Eliminations will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have two qualifying sessions on Friday, at 4 and 6:30 p.m., and one on Saturday, at 11 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify at 5 and 8 p.m. Friday and at noon on Saturday.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round of eliminations Saturday at 5 p.m.

Tickets for the Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools at Cordova Dragway Park are $20 Friday and $25 Saturday.  Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free.  The track will also be hosting a test-n-tune session on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 3-7 p.m.  Tickets on Thursday are $10 for adults and $3 for Children.

Cordova Dragway Park is located three miles north of Cordova on Highway 84; 10 miles north of I-80 exit No. 1.  For more information call the track, (309) 654-2110, or visit www.CordovaDrag.com. 

      

SUMMER SHOWDOWN presented by Matco Tools: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000. This is the fourth of six events in the West Central Division where NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, West Central Division Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova, Ill.  Track is located 3 miles north of Cordova on Highway 84;

10 miles north of I-80 exit No. 1.

WHEN:  Friday through Saturday, August 12-13, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, August 12 - Gates open at 7 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials begin at 10 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualifying starts at 4 and 6:30 p.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying will run 2 rounds of qualifying at 5 and 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 13 - Gates open at 7 a.m.  Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster final qualifying start at 11 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car final qualifying sessions are at noon.  Round 1 of Eliminations begin at 1 p.m., except for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car which are scheduled to run round 1 at 5 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $25 Saturday. Children 6-12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult.  For more information please call Cordova Dragway Park, (309) 654-2110 or visit www.CordovaDrag.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Richard Putz, Top Alcohol Dragster; Kirk Williams, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Al Ackerman, Comp Eliminator; Bryan Chaney, Super Stock; Tyler Wudarczyk, Stock Eliminator; Jeremy Demers, Super Comp; Alan Bush, Super Gas; Donnie Durenberger, Super Street; Josh Vettel, Top Sportsman, Les Feist, Top Dragster; Jeff Lanoue, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by the 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional champions and national champions.  Divisional awards include $8,500 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions; $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 purse from Jegs High Performance.  The 2012 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.  The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2012 Jegs Allstars during the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July, 2012.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division's team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions.  Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece.  Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants.  Any 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division's six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.

JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors

in the West Central division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $2,750 champions' purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

WEST CENTRAL DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The West Central Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $2,750 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA's Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $14,000 champions' purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

 


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