Family affair at Great Bend Division 5 Lucas Oil Series event

5/5/2013


DIVISION 5
S.R.C.A. Dragstrip
Great Bend, Kan., May 4-5, 2013 

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


Sunday

GREAT BEND, Kan. It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig who was the runner-up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.

Great Bend, Kan., resident Amerine took out fellow Super Street racer John Dexter in his '69 Camaro running 11.049 seconds at 129.55 mph. Amerine's son Craig came one round short of joining his dad in the winner's circle as he fell to Tom Donovan in the Jerry Haas Top Sportsman presented by Aeromotive class. Donovan, Wellsville, Kan., was better at the line combined with a 7.319 second elapsed time for the win to Craig's 7.883, 172.41 mph.

The Stock Eliminator championship came down to a pair of brothers going head to head in the final round with Luke Siebert, Tecumseh, Kan., taking the win in his '69 Nomad over his brother Nick, Wamego, Kan., who left early with a red-light foul start.

Jeff Koron and Michael Shelton added to the local list of winners as Koron, Hayes, Kan., took the win in the Fineline Madcap Top Dragster class and Shelton, Great Bend, Kan., won over Gordon Fangmeyer in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson. Koron defeated Tom Williams, Leonardville, Kan., by 0.002 seconds in the closest final of the day running 6.758 seconds at 201.13 mph and Shelton went 9.789, 130.47 on his '08 Hayabusa.

Jason DeForrest met up with Justin Jenkins in the Super Stock final as the two are in a battle for the West Central JEGS Allstars. DeForrest beat Jenkins for the Super Stock title which should also move him into the points lead with one race to go for the JEGS Allstars held at Route 66 Raceway outside Chicago the end of June.

Defending West Central division Super Gas Champion Kevin Moore, Littleton, Colo., won over Dennis Hay in his '34 Chevy running 160.29 mph in 10.082 seconds to the quicker Hay at 10.023, 161.98.

Rounding out the winners in Great Bend was Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., in Comp Eliminator and Landon Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., in Super Comp. Winners in the Super Shootouts were Mark Potts in Super Comp, Rich Shepard in Super Gas and Dennis Padilla in Super Street.

West Central Division racers head to Topeka, Kan., for the NHRA Kansas Nationals, May 17-19, before heading to Brainerd, Minn., for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 1-2. Up next for S.R.C.A. is their grudge racing/test and tune event on Friday, May 10.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder on the Plains:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, A/SMA, 8.186, 141.59  def.
Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, D/A, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '87 Camaro, GT/CA, 9.654, 139.56  def.
Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.714, 137.08.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Luke Siebert, Tecumseh, Kan., '69 Nomad, K/SA, 12.575, 93.14  def.
Nick Siebert, Wamego, Kan., '85 Camaro, I/SA, foul.

SUPER COMP
Landon Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., dragster, 9.047, 151.14  def.
Rustin Mayse, Grandview, Texas, dragster, 9.047, 159.34.

SUPER GAS
Kevin Moore, Littleton, Colo., '34 Chevy, 10.082, 160.29  def.
Dennis Hay, Golden, Colo., '85 Corvette, 10.023, 161.98.

SUPER STREET
Glen Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., '69 Camaro, 11.049, 129.55  def.
John Dexter, Morrison, Colo., '68 Camaro, 11.001, 143.22.

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY JERRYHAASRACECARS/AEROMOTIVE
Tom Donovan, Wellsville, Kan., '67 Chevy II, 7.319, 180.02  def.
Craig Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., '10 Camaro, 7.883, 172.41.

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY FINELINEGRAPHICS/MADCAPENGINES
Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.758, 201.13  def.
Tom Williams, Leonardville, Kan., dragster, 6.897, 195.99.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Michael Shelton, Great Bend, Kan., '08 Hayabusa, 9.789, 130.47  def.
Gordon Fangmeyer, Lincoln, Neb., '83 Suzuki, 8.974, 137.75.

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Mark Potts, Gillette, Wyo., dragster, 9.040, 158.09  def.
Steve Swenson, Valley Springs, S.D., dragster, 9.021, 180.50.

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Rick Shepard, Wheat Ridge, Colo., '90 S-10, 10.032, 151.26  def.
Kevin Dyck, Winnipeg, Manit., '08 Corvette, 10.023, 152.64.

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Dennis Padilla, Arvada, Colo., '67 Chevelle, 11.007, 149.36  def.
Chuck Lowry, Wichita, Kan., '92 Camaro, 10.956, 146.65.


Saturday

GREAT BEND, Kan. NHRA West Central division racers converged on S.R.C.A. Drag Strip today for the Thunder on the Plains NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.  The event is the first of six events that run through the September where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers in nine different classes, including the series' Comp Eliminator, Fineline/Madcap Top Dragsters and Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman made qualifying and time trial runs today with eliminations in all classes scheduled for Sunday.  Gates open Sunday at 7 a.m. and racing is set to begin at 9 a.m. followed by round 1 of Comp, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.  Sunday's eliminations will cap off Kansas Speedweek 2013, designated by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to honor Great Bend's contribution to hot rodding and drag racing's history.

Tickets are $20 on Sunday for adults, children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call S.R.C.A. Drag Strip, (620) 792-5079, or visit www.SRCAdragstrip.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder on the Plains:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Pat Nahan, Sartell, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.331 seconds, -0.679 (under index)
2) Travis Gusso, Sioux Falls, S.D., '10 Cobalt, D/SM, 8.432, -0.668
3) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '10 Cobalt, A/SMA, 7.977, -0.653
4) Doug Hill, Shawnee, Kan., '10 Cobalt, I/SMA, 9.215, -0.635
5) Terry Ticel, Lawrence, Kan., '09 GXP, G/AA, 8.371, -0.589
6) Will Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, A/DA, 6.630, -0.540
7) Matt Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, D/A, 7.831, -0.539
8) Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., '32 Bantam, K/A, 7.843, -0.527
9) Mitch Withers, Pratt, Kan., '07 GTO, A/A, 6.694, -0.476
10) Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colo., '62 Alpine, E/A, 8.242, -0.128

SUPER STOCK
1) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.585 seconds, -1.055 (under index)
2) Tim Nicholson, Concordia, Kan., '66 Chevy II, GT/I, 10.072, -1.038
3) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.728, -0.992
4) Carroll Warling, Brighton, Colo., '74 Grand Am, GT/MA, 10.989, -0.941
5) Doug Baumgardner, Wichita, Kan., '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.418, -0.932
6) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.478, -0.922
7) Jeff Town, Spring Hill, Kan., '87 Somerset, GT/IA, 10.455, -0.915
8) Troy Ross, Emporia, Kan., '90 Camaro, GT/JA, 10.562, -0.908
9) Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '87 Camaro, GT/CA, 9.647, -0.903
10) Tyler Cassil, Belton, Mo., '84 Buick, GT/MA, 11.055, -0.875

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Charles Blossom, Woodbury, Minn., '04 PT Cruiser, CF/S, 14.278 seconds, -1.102 (under index)
2) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '12 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.374, -1.076
3) Arthur Thibert, Tilbury, Ont., '80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.767, -1.073
4) Mike Jeffrey, Lexington, Neb., '80 Diplomat, V/SA, 14.732, -0.998
5) Bob Johnson, Aurora, Colo., '67 Mustang, D/SA, 10.745, -0.975
6) Monty Jones, Osceola, Neb., '86 Camaro, G/SA, 11.237, -0.943
7) Rachelle Thibert, Louisburg, Kan., '81 Malibu, K/SA, 11.921, -0.919
8) Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.502, -0.918
9) Bill Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.424, -0.906
10) Trista Henderson, Kansas City, Kan., '69 Nova, B/S, 10.501, -0.869

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY AEROMOTIVE
1) Jim White, Haysville, Kan., '09 Cobalt, 6.657 seconds, 211.03 mph
2) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.817, 202.61
3) Tom Schmidt, Lindstrom, Minn., '63 Corvette, 6.885, 201.97
4) Michael Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.902, 197.62
5) Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '95 Probe, 6.969, 195.62
6) Rich Smith, Wentzville, Mo., '04 Cavalier, 7.054, 196.22
7) Ashton Premer, Pierce, Neb., '04 Escort, 7.133, 192.38
8) James Allen, Parker, Colo., '04 Cavalier, 7.166, 190.30
9) Larry Demers, Carroll, Iowa, '06 Cobalt, 7.198, 189.63
10) Tom Donovan, Wellsville, Kan., '67 Chevy II, 7.199, 182.85

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENT BY FINELINE GRAPHICS AND MADCAP ENGINES
1) David Oenes, Henderson, Colo., dragster, 6.227 seconds, 222.36 mph
2) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.519, 212.06
3) Robert Ross, Pueblo, Colo., dragster, 6.623, 205.32
4) Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn., dragster, 6.672, 197.39
5) Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., dragster, 6.678, 199.88
6) George Slatten, Santa Fe, N.M., dragster, 6.689, 198.61
7) Tom Williams, Leonardville, Kan., dragster, 6.717, 200.50
8) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.759, 201.43
9) J.R. Lobner, Gardner, Kan., dragster, 6.810, 197.77
10) Kent Kroeker, Grant, Neb., dragster, 6.822, 200.23

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Zack Barta, Wilson, Kan., '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '10 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.000
3) Schaun Schnathorst, Huron, S.D., '06 Destroyer, ETMX, 0.007
4) Kyle Olson, Moorland, Iowa, '12 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.009
5) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.013
6) Mike Hudson, Broken Arrow, Okla., '97 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.014
7) Gordon Fangmeyer, Lincoln, Neb., '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.019
8) Michael Shelton, Great Bend, Kan., '08 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.021
9) Brian Wood, Plattsmouth, Neb., '76 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.021
10) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.022




Preview

GREAT BEND, Kan. - S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host the NHRA West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener, Thunder on the Plains, May 4-5, 2013.  In honor of Great Bend, Kan.'s contribution to hot rodding and drag racing history, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed April 27-May 5 Kansas Speedweek, a weeklong series of events at SRCA Dragstrip and in Great Bend. The week will officially kick off at the dragstrip on Saturday, April 27 and conclude with the Lucas Oil Series event on May 5.

The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country 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 $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at S.R.C.A. Dragstrip open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will have three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator will have also have three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 11:45 a.m., 3:15 and 6:45 p.m. Eliminations begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. 

Tickets for S.R.C.A. Dragstrip are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information visit www.SRCAdragstrip.com or call the track at (620) 792-5079.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains, first of six events in West Central Division competition 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 $519,000. This is the final of six events in the West Central Division where NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Madcap/Fineline Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: S.R.C.A. Dragstrip, Great Bend, Kan. Track is located at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2 miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, May 4 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualify 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying sessions are at 11:45 a.m., 3:15 and 6:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 5 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call S.R.C.A. Dragstrip, (620) 792-5079 or visit www.srcadragstrip.com.

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Pat Nahan, Comp Eliminator; Mark Jenkins, Super Stock; Nick Siebert, Stock Eliminator; Terry Edwards, Super Comp; Jeff Lopez, Super Gas; Dave Ash, Super Street; Larry Demers, Top Sportsman, JR Lobner, Top Dragster.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 presented by Aeromotive: 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.

FINELINE GRAPHICS & MADCAP RACING ENGINES 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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