Whiteleys double up again in Tulsa

6/24/2012


DIVISION 4
Tulsa Raceway Park
Tulsa, Okla., June 22-24, 2012 

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


Sunday

TULSA, Okla. In a performance even more impressive than their sweep of the Las Vegas race earlier this year, the husband-and-wife team of Jim and Annie Whiteley ran the table at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Osage Casino event at Tulsa Raceway Park. This time, both ran low e.t. in the final, Jim a 5.34 for the Top Alcohol Dragster title and Annie a 5.67 for the win in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Jim, who already was in a commanding position for the national championship in Top Alcohol Dragster, scored for the fifth time in seven starts this year and completed a perfect regional season with his third victory, stopping Randy Meyer in the final. Meyer, who edged him for the No. 1 qualifying spot, went up in smoke not far off the line and coasted to a 7.21 at 137 mph.

"Randy's car has been running well wherever he goes I don't care what the conditions have been," Whiteley said. "I'm trying not to think too much about the championship at this point. Our goal was to win this race, and we did it." He had low e.t. of all three rounds of eliminations, beginning with a 5.38 against Mark Taliaferro. A 5.342 in the semifinals eliminated Texas driver James Thompson and stood for low e.t. until his even quicker 5.340 against Meyer in the final.

From the top end, Whiteley watched as his wife got the best of returning veteran Mike Bell in a close Top Alcohol Funny Car final, 5.67 to 5.75. "I was standing down there all by myself, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it," he said. "That was her first night run, and she got the job done."

Whiteley (5.78 over Scott McVey), Bell (5.77 over Bryan Brown), No. 1 qualifier Mark Billington (5.76 over Lance Van Hauen), and former Division 5 champ Kirk Williams (5.75 over Billy Davis) won the first round with remarkably similar runs. In the semi's, Whiteley defeated Williams, who won the Denver regional last weekend, in one of the best races of the weekend, 5.73 to 5.80. Bell, now driving for 15-time division champion Vern Moats, took the green and idled off the line in the other semi when Billington, who had low e.t. of the meet until the final, was unable to appear.

In the final, both drivers made their quickest and fastest runs of the weekend, and Whiteley prevailed with low e.t. of the meet, 5.67, opposite Bell's right-there 5.75. "I think people are really going to be impressed when they see the numbers that car runs before the year is over," Jim said. "She's really got a hot rod right now. The Strasburg family is doing a phenomenal job, and [crew chief] Roger [Bateman] has a lot of really good ideas. The more time Roger has to think about it, the better the car's going to run."

Slate Cummings scored the rare double of his own taking home not one but two NHRA Wally trophies this weekend.  Cummings, Hammond, La., took out home state racer Jared Swinehart, Piedmont, Okla., in Super Stock with a 9.308 second lap at 135 mph then came back to face off with fellow Hammond, La., racer Jody Simoneaux in the final of Stock Eliminator.  Cummings raced to a 10.867 second lap but took the win immediately when Simoneaux left early with a redlight start.

A slew of Texas racers grabbed wins this weekend led by Don Thomas in Comp out of Amarillo, Texas.  Thomas drove his dragster to the win in 7.36 seconds against Clark Smiley while Danny Leibham and Rob McKinley won out of Texas in the division's Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman and in Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster classes. Leibham went 192.55 mph in 7.157 seconds to down Russell Marr and McKinley clocked in at 6.073, 231.64 to defeat Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla.

Rounding out the weekend's winners at Tulsa Raceway were Scooter Choate, Hubbard, Texas in Super Comp over Kyle Fickler; Rustin Mayse beating Jeff Lopez in Super Gas; Tony Jones fell to Ted Ash in Super Street; and Mike McCullah beat Chris LeBouef in the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson class.

South Central Division racers head to Thunder Valley Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Sept. 14-16.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Tulsa Raceway Park:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.360, 177.93  def.
Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.543, 181.98.

SUPER STOCK
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 9.308, 135.39  def.
Jared Swinehart, Piedmont, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/AA, 9.596, 137.54.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '99 Firebird, B/SA, 10.867, 101.64  def.
Jody Simoneaux, Hammond, La., '67 Chevy II, E/SA, foul.

SUPER COMP
Scooter Choate, Hubbard, Texas, dragster, 8.869, 176.93  def.
Kyle Fickler, Tonganoxie, Kan., dragster, 8.863, 164.89.

SUPER GAS
Rustin Mayse, Grandview, Texas, '03 Corvette, 9.933, 148.89  def.
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, '63 Corvette, 9.918, 157.41.

SUPER STREET
Ted Ash, Topeka, Kan., '61 Corvette, 10.950, 146.19  def.
Tony Jones, Gilmer, Texas, '67 Camaro, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Danny Leibham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.157, 192.55  def.
Russell Marr, Forney, Texas, '03 Cavalier, 7.307, 184.72.

TOP DRAGSTER
Rob McKinley, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.073, 231.64  def.
Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.500, 197.77.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Mike McCullah, Houston, Texas, '00 Suzuki, 8.255, 156.66  def.
Chris LeBouef, Lafayette, La., '09 Hayabusa, 8.367, 145.94.


Saturday

TULSA, Okla. Day two is in the books as winners were crowned in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car for the Osage Casino NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Tulsa Raceway Park. Rounds one and two were contested for Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster while the remaining classes ran final qualifying and time trials in preparation for Sunday's finals eliminations.

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. as racers will be battling it out in head to head competition for a chance at taking home the trophy and their share of cash and contingency awards.  Tickets are $20 on Sunday for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  Tulsa Raceway Park is located at 3101 N. Garnett Rd., Northeast of downtown Tulsa.  For more information call the track at (918) 437-7223 www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

The following are Saturday's final results for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Osage Casino event at Tulsa Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
4) Alan Bradshaw, Odessa, Texas, 5.457, 252.80 def.
5) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.501, 256.26;
 
3) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.523, 254.28 def.
6) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.633, 259.61;

1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.448, 264.60 def.
8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.611, 248.39;

2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.390, 264.91 def.
7) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.587, 259.61;

SEMI-FINALS
Meyer, 5.386, 264.86 def. Bradshaw, 6.200, 199.76;
Whiteley, 5.344, 267.37 def. Thompson, 17.097, 67.94;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.340, 265.90 def. Meyer, 7.216, 137.88.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
1) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.769, 240.34 def.
8) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '12 Camaro, broke;

3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.759, 247.29 def.
6) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 6.125, 189.98;

4) Mike Bell, Fulton, Mo., '10 Mustang, 5.771, 248.98 def.
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.992, 219.51;
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.784, 247.97 def.
7) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 10.504, 103.25;

SEMI-FINALS
Whiteley, 5.730, 250.83 def. Williams, 5.806, 245.14;
Bell, broke def. Billington, broke;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.672, 251.34 def. Bell, 5.753, 250.18.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 6.965 seconds, -0.705 (under index)
2) Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 6.861, -0.559
3) Justin Rosen, Harahan, La., dragster, J/D, 7.715, -0.535
4) Will Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, B/DA, 6.877, -0.483
5) Dick Maris, Montgomery, Texas, dragster, C/DA, 7.068, -0.482
6) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.387, -0.473
7) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '63 Corvette, E/AA, 7.819, -0.441
8) Terry Ticel, Lawrence, Kan., '09 GXP, G/AA, 8.458, -0.412
9) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '04 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.668, -0.402
10) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.561, -0.399

SUPER STOCK
1) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, SS/AM, 8.083 seconds, -0.917 (under index)
2) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '06 Cobalt, GT/DA, 9.634, -0.866
3) Keith Mawhee, Carrollton, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/DA, 9.652, -0.848
4) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.387, -0.813
5) Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '91 Calais, GT/FA, 9.987, -0.813
6) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '70 Barracuda, SS/JA, 10.190, -0.810
7) Ed Wright, Sand Sprongs, Okla., '96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.199, -0.801
8) David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., '92 Daytona, GT/EA, 9.864, -0.786
9) Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '02 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.744, -0.756
10) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobal, GT/AA, 9.346, -0.754

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Britt Cummings, Hammond, La., '00 Corvette, C/SA, 10.406 seconds, -0.994 (under index)
2) Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.743, -0.907
3) Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '99 Firebird, B/SA, 10.370, -0.880
4) Kyle Ratcliff, Denton, Texas, '98 Firebird, C/SA, 10.552, -0.848
5) Chris Kemmerer, Wichita, Kan., '10 Challenger, A/SA, 10.194, -0.806
6) Kevin Stubbs, Searcy, Ark., '99 Camaro, B/SA, 10.480, -0.770
7) Verne Buchanan, Conway, Ark., '73 Mustang, H/SA, 11.426, -0.724
8) Billy Lynn, McRae, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.928, -0.722
9) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, G/SA, 11.287, -0.713
10) Carson Pedigo, Andover, Kan., '70 Chevelle, C/SA, 10.694, -0.706

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.747 seconds, 206.32 mph
2) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.831, 198.82
3) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., '08 GTO, 6.842, 201.19
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.872, 204.57
5) Jerry Tucker, Lindsay, Okla., '12 Camaro, 6.958, 203.37
6) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '09 GXP, 6.975, 199.23
7) Rick Wilson, Independence, Kan., '69 Camaro, 7.108, 193.74
8) Danny Leibham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.145, 191.48
9) Larry Demers, Carroll, Iowa, '06 Cobalt, 7.245, 189.31
10) Luis Vela, Mission, Texas, '02 Grand Am, 7.254, 188.81

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Rob McKinley, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.029 seconds, 227.34 mph
2) Bradley Thompson, Vernon, Texas, dragster, 6.161, 220.73
3) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.404, 218.23
4) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.483, 211.66
5) Dustin Thompson, Vernon, Texas, dragster, 6.562, 209.07
6) David Smith, Healdton, Okla., dragster, 6.566, 201.85
7) Keith McCullar, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.577, 204.79
8) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.608, 202.45
9) Mallori Rodgers, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.620, 203.95
10) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.651, 202.73

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Derek Dorey, Kingswood, Texas, '03 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) John Fitzpatrick, Park City, Kan., '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.002
3) Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '08 Hayabusa, KMC, 0.004
4) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004
5) Michael Guertin, Galatia, Kan., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.005
6) John Haney, Wichita, Kan., '99 Honda, KMC, 0.005
7) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
8) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '77 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
9) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.007
10) Chris LeBouef, Lafayette, La., '09 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.008

 


Friday

TULSA, Okla. The NHRA South Central Division is back at Tulsa Raceway Park this weekend for the Osage Casino Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.  The event is one of six events in the division and one of 43 that will take place throughout the year from coast to coast. More than 400 of the best racers from the region took to the track today in hopes of grabbing valuable points leading toward national, regional and divisional championships.  Kirk Williams is coming off a win last week in Denver where he beat Kris Hool in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final while local racer Ron Morrison, is looking to do well for the hometown fans.

Racers made qualifying and time trial runs today as the 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars set the fields for their eliminations that will take place Saturday night.  The division's Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster, Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman, and Comp Eliminator classes each made two runs today with a final qualifying session tomorrow, followed by rounds one and two of eliminations at 2 and 6 p.m.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with final qualifying and time trials scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Action starts up on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the continuation of eliminations for all classes.  Tickets are $20 each day and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  Tulsa Raceway Park is located at 3101 N. Garnett Rd., Northeast of downtown Tulsa.  For more information call the track at (918) 437-7223 www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Tulsa
Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.351 seconds, 267.43 mph
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.361, 265.43
3) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.397, 264.91
4) Alan Bradshaw, Odessa, Texas, 5.446, 240.68
5) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.457, 255.63
6) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.463, 263.98
7) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.522, 260.36
8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.523, 250.27
Not Qualified
9) Aaron Tatum, Oklahoma City, Okla., 5.702, 247.07
10) Shayne Lawson, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.753, 220.84

First round TAD pairings
1) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.351 seconds, 267.43 mph vs.
8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.523, 250.27

2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.361, 265.43 vs.
7) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.522, 260.36

3) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.397, 264.91 vs.
6) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Man., 5.463, 263.98

4) Alan Bradshaw, Odessa, Texas, 5.446, 240.68 vs.
5) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.457, 255.63

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.697 seconds, 252.52 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.730, 251.25
3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.805, 246.12
4) Mike Bell, Fulton, Mo., '10 Mustang, 5.897, 248.20
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.902, 243.50
6) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 5.943, 241.11
7) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.920, 143.05
8) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '12 Camaro, 7.040, 118.07

First round TAFC pairings
1) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '05 Monte Carlo, 5.697 seconds, 252.52 mph vs.
8) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '12 Camaro, 7.040, 118.07

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.730, 251.25 vs.
7) Scott McVey, Winnipeg, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.920, 143.05

3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 5.805, 246.12 vs.
6) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., '06 Avenger, 5.943, 241.11

4) Mike Bell, Fulton, Mo., '10 Mustang, 5.897, 248.20 vs.
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.902, 243.50

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 6.861 seconds, -0.559 (under index)
2) Will Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, B/DA, 6.877, -0.483
3) Dick Maris, Montgomery, Texas, dragster, C/DA, 7.068, -0.482
4) Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.189, -0.481
5) Don Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.387, -0.473
6) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '63 Corvette, E/AA, 7.819, -0.441
7) Justin Rosen, Harahan, La., dragster, J/D, 7.829, -0.421
8) Terry Ticel, Lawrence, Kan., '09 GXP, G/AA, 8.458, -0.412
9) Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, '04 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.668, -0.402
10) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, '09 GXP, BB/A, 7.568, -0.392

SUPER STOCK
1) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, SS/AM, 8.083 seconds, -0.917 (under index)
2) Keith Mawhee, Carrollton, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/DA, 9.652, -0.848
3) Bryan Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.387, -0.813
4) Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '91 Calais, GT/FA, 9.987, -0.813
5) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '70 Barracuda, SS/JA, 10.190, -0.810
6) Ed Wright, Sand Sprongs, Okla., '96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.199, -0.801
7) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '06 Cobalt, GT/DA, 9.701, -0.799
8) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobal, GT/AA, 9.346, -0.754
9) Tim Nicholson, Concordia, Kan., '66 Chevy II, GT/I, 10.199, -0.751
10) Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/MA, 11.035, -0.715

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.774 seconds, -0.876 (under index)
2) Britt Cummings, Hammond, La., '00 Corvette, C/SA, 10.543, -0.857
3) Kyle Ratcliff, Denton, Texas, '98 Firebird, C/SA, 10.573, -0.827
4) Chris Kemmerer, Wichita, Kan., '10 Challenger, A/SA, 10.194, -0.806
5) Verne Buchanan, Conway, Ark., '73 Mustang, H/SA, 11.426, -0.724
6) Billy Lynn, McRae, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.933, -0.717
7) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, G/SA, 11.297, -0.703
8) Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 11.249, -0.601
9) Darrell Erwin, Kennedale, Texas, '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.419, -0.581
10) Thomas Marlow, Mesquite, Texas, '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.449, -0.551

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '12 Camaro, 6.747 seconds, 206.07 mph
2) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.831, 198.82
3) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., '08 GTO, 6.842, 201.19
4) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., '10 GXP, 6.872, 204.57
5) Jerry Tucker, Lindsay, Okla., '12 Camaro, 6.958, 203.37
6) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, '09 GXP, 6.975, 199.23
7) Danny Leibham, Tomball, Texas, '01 Camaro, 7.145, 191.48
8) Larry Demers, Carroll, Iowa, '06 Cobalt, 7.245, 188.41
9) Luis Vela, Mission, Texas, '02 Grand Am, 7.254, 188.81
10) Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla., '07 GTO, 7.268, 187.03

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Rob McKinley, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.029 seconds, 227.34 mph
2) Bradley Thompson, Vernon, Texas, dragster, 6.161, 220.73
3) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.425, 213.94
4) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.483, 211.66
5) Keith McCullar, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.583, 204.66
6) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.608, 202.45
7) David Smith, Healdton, Okla., dragster, 6.613, 201.85
8) Mallori Rodgers, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.620, 203.95
9) William Kruse, Alvin, Texas, dragster, 6.651, 202.73
10) Scott Barker, Davis, Okla., dragster, 6.699, 202.39

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Derek Dorey, Kingswood, Texas, '03 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '08 Hayabusa, KMC, 0.004
3) Michael Guertin, Galatia, Kan., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.005
4) John Haney, Wichita, Kan., '99 Honda, KMC, 0.005
5) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
6) Dave Gautreaux, River Ridge, La., '03 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.006
7) Chris LeBouef, Lafayette, La., '09 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.008
8) John Fitzpatrick, Park City, Kan., '95 Suzuki, KMC, 0.009
9) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.010
10) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.012


Preview

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Raceway hosts the fourth of six events in the South Central Division on June 22-24, 2012. Drivers will be earning points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The event will feature drivers in eleven categories, including the 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars.  The division's Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman Series, Sunset Race Cars Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Tulsa Raceway Park open at 8 a.m. each day. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify twice on Friday at 2 and 6 p.m. and have one session on Saturday at 2 p.m.  Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman  start eliminations on Saturday with rounds at 5 and 8 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car have two qualifying sessions on Friday at 4 and 8 p.m. and eliminations Saturday at 4, 7 and 9 p.m.  Eliminations resume Sunday at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman running round 3 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Tulsa Raceway Park are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call the track, 918-437-7223, or visit www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, one of six events in South Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. 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 Suburban Chevrolet Top Sportsman Series, Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster Series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also be run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Tulsa Raceway Park, 3101 N. Garnett Rd., Tulsa, Okla. (Northeast of downtown Tulsa)

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, 2012

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, June 22 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 2 and 6 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying sessions are scheduled at 4 and 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY, June 23 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials start at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying starts at 2 p.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman run two rounds of eliminations at 5 and 7 p.m.  Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car are scheduled for 4, 7 and 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 24 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 am. Round 3 for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying begin at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS Adult tickets for the Tulsa Raceway Park event are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call Tulsa Raceway Park, (918) 437-7223 or visit www.TulsaRacewayPark.com.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Monroe Guest, Top Alcohol Dragster; Chris Foster, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Keith Hall, Comp Eliminator; Slate Cummings, Super Stock; Harvey Emmons, Stock Eliminator; Allen Constantine, Super Comp; Val Torres Jr., Super Gas; Scott Tumbouh, Super Street, Vincent Catalanotto, Top Sportsman; Jimmy Arabie Jr., Top Dragster; Raegan Gentili, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:  
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be
shared by 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 point fund 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.  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.

SUBURBAN CHEVROLET Top Sportsman Series: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Sportsman class are vying for division championships.  The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.  Top Sportsman racers may run the six South Central Division Lucas Oil events as well as three Lucas Oil Series races in the other NHRA divisions.

SUNSET RACECRAFT TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Top Dragster class are vying for division championships.  The top points finisher will earn a year-end bonus of $1,500, the runner-up will get $1000 and the third place finisher will receive $500.

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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