Ellis, Lamb, Beckstrom lock up championships

11/3/2013


DIVISION 7
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013 

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


Sunday

LAS VEGAS Alan Ellis, Justin Lamb and Rick Beckstrom each locked up their 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championships this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three join Jim Whiteley, Frank Manzo and Luke Bogacki who had already clinched their championships.

Ellis, out of Mapleton, Utah, left nothing to chance as he marched through eliminations in Comp Eliminator and took out the final racer who could catch him, Donald Thomas in the final round. Driving his familiar '23 roadster, Ellis clocked in at 6.887 seconds at 160.90 mph to defeat Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, who got out of the grove, got out of the throttle and could only watch as Ellis drove away for the win and the championship. This was Ellis' fourth win of the year and his first NHRA Lucas Oil world championship.

Stock eliminator saw a number of racers come into the weekend with a shot at the title with Drew Skillman leading the points and Justin Lamb having the best chance to catch him. Michael Brand, Bo Butner and Austin Williams all lost in the early rounds leaving Lamb, Henderson, Nev., the lone threat to catch Skillman. Lamb beat Ted Romero in round 4 which virtually gave him the championship with a 5th round bye run advancing to the semifinals and assuring him of passing Skillman with 645 points to Skillman's 644. The championship is Lamb's first as he went three for three in final rounds this year.

In Super Gas it was Jason Lynch leading the points at 646 and out of races in which to earn additional points while Rick Beckstrom and Peter Bothe still had a divisional and a national event to claim toward the championship. Bothe lost in round one ending his title hopes as Beckstrom out of Novato, Calif., was winning rounds and gaining points. Beckstrom, needing to advance to the 5th round to overtake Lynch did so with a 4th round win and jumping to the top with 657 points giving him the 2013 Championship. Beckstrom had three wins in four final rounds this year including a pair of national event wins and his first world championship.

The final NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Championship to be decided is in Super Stock with Byron Worner leading the points with 644. Jimmy DeFrank and Dan Fletcher fell out of contention this past weekend needing to win the event to overtake Worner. That leaves Jeff Dona as the only driver standing in the way or Worner and the championship. Dona needs to win the final event this coming weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to overtake Worner.

Doug Horne put an exclamation point on his Top Fuel Harley NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Championship beating No. 2 finisher Tommy Grimes in the final with a lap of 6.403 seconds at 225.82 mph to Grimes' 6.536, 193.77.  Horne clinched the championship with his fifth win of the season last month at Bristol Dragway

Joining Ellis and Horne in the event winner's circle this weekend were the husband and wife team of Jim and Annie Whiteley who took home both the Top Alcohol Dragster and the Top Alcohol Funny Car trophies to Grand Junction, Colo. Jim, who clinched the alcohol dragster world championship last week, won again defeating Garrett Bateman in the final and Annie beat Claremont, Calif., racer Jay Payne in the funny car final. Jim posted times of 5.272, 5.287 and 5.317 seconds in beating Shawn Cowie, Chris Demke and Bateman in eliminations for the win. Annie outran John Lombardo, Ufl Leanders, and Payne for her trophy including a pair of 5.596 second runs in her semifinal and final rounds.

Newly crowned Stock Eliminator Champion Lamb was pulling double duty this weekend and took home the event win in Super Stock as was DeFrank who won in Stock. DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., held off Chuck Rayburn in his '69 Camaro running 10.465 at 125 mph to Rayburn's 10.039 at 131.

Mera Silvia and Ted Carli outlasted the fields in Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. Mera, Upland, Calif., won easily over Jess Adams, Yuba City, Calif., when Adams broke and Carli also won an easy final round when Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park, Alb., left early with a red light foul start.

Other winners in the Lucas Oil Series were Gary Wamboldt, Lakewood, Colo., over Michael Dalrymple in Super Comp; Clint Fishel, Phoenix, defeated Brad Pierce in Super Gas; and Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., beat Jimmy Galante in Super Street.

Local racer Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., won a close one against Tom Medlin in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson. Conner's 8.398, 150.53 beat Medlin's 8.355, 157.26.

Dale Milles and Clint Rabb took home Harley-Davidson Series trophies as Nilles, Purlear, N.C., took out Bill Bentz and Rabb knocked off Jeff Marsh with a 7.620, 161 mph lap.

Rounding out the Harley-Davidson winners were Larry Fore taking the double win in Draggin Bagger and Hot Street while Edward Golson won in Street Pro.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
5) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 14.209, 77.80 def.
4) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., broke;

1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.284, 271.13 def.
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 14.280, 54.35;

3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.411, 270.32 def.
6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 10.542, 58.70;

2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.275, 272.34 def.
7) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.359, 266.58;

SEMI-FINALS
Bateman, 5.515, 255.82 def. Severance, 8.914, 125.19;
Whiteley, 5.287, 271.19 def. Demke, 5.498, 212.96;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.317, 271.02 def. Bateman, 5.322, 261.83.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
4) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.708, 256.45 def.
5) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 9.037, 97.49;

3) Ulf Leanders, Viksjotors, SWEDEN, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.615, 263.26 def. 6) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, broke;

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.630, 256.26 def. 7
) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.777, 256.60;

8) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.604, 257.04 def.
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.670, 259.26;

SEMI-FINALS
Whiteley, 5.596, 256.99 def. Leanders, 5.595, 261.88;
Payne, 5.730, 255.10 def. Thompson, 11.880, 72.60;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.596, 257.73 def. Payne, 5.638, 257.24.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23  roadster, A/AP, 6.887, 160.90  def.
Donald Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 12.123, 69.68.

SUPER STOCK
Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, No Time, was unopposed.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.465, 125.54  def.
Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, CC/SA, 10.039, 131.15.

SUPER COMP
Gary Wamboldt, Lakewood, Colo., dragster, 9.049, 165.74  def.
Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., dragster, 9.048, 170.92.

SUPER GAS
Clint Fishel, Phoenix, Ariz., '88 Beretta, 10.061, 141.16  def.
Brad Pierce, Riverside, Calif., '58 Corvette, 10.060, 141.05.

SUPER STREET
Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., '68 Camaro, 11.061, 139.52  def.
Jimmy Galante, Sun Valley, Calif., '67 Nova, 11.059, 141.88.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '98 Kawasaki, 8.398, 150.53  def. Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 GSXR, 8.355, 157.26.

TOP DRAGSTER
Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 16.022, 78.06  def.
Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, broke.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.794, 204.98  def.
Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park, Alb., '07 Stratus, foul.

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.403, 225.82  def.
Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '12 Harley, 6.536, 193.77.


PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
Dale Nilles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Weekend, 7.525, 132.00  def.
Bill Bentz, Prescott Valley, Ariz., '08 Weekend, broke.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Clint Rabb, Lloydminster, Alb., '09 Street Glide, 7.620, 161.09  def.
Jeff Marsh, Woodburn, Ore., dragster, 11.877, 72.10.

DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
Larry Fore, Commerce City, Colo., '03 Harley, 13.116, 102.09 was unopposed.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Edward Golson, Conifer, Colo., '08 Harley, 11.485, 122.34 was unopposed.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Larry Fore, Commerce City, Colo., '00 Buell, 21.425, 56.38 was unopposed.





Saturday

LAS VEGAS Eliminations kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout event for most classes with competitors in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car running final qualifying laps, setting their fields for Sunday's eliminations. A slew of championships on line this weekend including national, regional and divisional in several classes. The division's Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes each ran two rounds of eliminations that will continue on Sunday.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is also in action this weekend with the Top Fuel Harley class setting their field today and will begin eliminations along with the two alcohol classes on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday's action kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with sportsman eliminations. Tickets are $20 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information please call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

The following are Saturday's results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

TOP SPORTSMAN/TOP DRAGSTER SHOOTOUT
Mira Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 6.782, 193.24 def.
Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.239, 192.36.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.287 seconds, 269.03 mph
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.291, 271.41
3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.306, 270.64
4) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.323, 262.39
5) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.327, 268.06
6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.333, 268.54
7) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.362, 267.22
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.421, 266.42
Not Qualified
9) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.426, 264.23
10) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.436, 262.85
11) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.443, 260.31
12) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.463, 264.39
13) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.521, 258.86
14) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.527, 252.90
15) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., 5.597, 254.52
16) Eugene Tumbarello, Denver, Colo., 5.617, 255.24
17) Larry Miersch, Huntington Beach, Calif., 5.669, 233.60
18) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.882, 220.94
19) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 14.786, 24.79

First round TAD pairings
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.287 seconds, 269.03 mph vs.
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.421, 266.42

2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.291, 271.41 vs.
7) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.362, 267.22

3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.306, 270.64 vs.
6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.333, 268.54

4) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.323, 262.39 vs.
5) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.327, 268.06

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.563 seconds, 260.21 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.574, 257.58
3) Ulf Leanders, Viksjotors, SWEDEN, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.582, 261.88
4) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.598, 257.04
5) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.610, 260.21
6) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.625, 257.19
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.626, 256.70
8) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.628, 255.53
Not Qualified
9) Cody Perkins, Bluffdale, Utah, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.630, 256.65
10) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.670, 255.48
11) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.682, 255.05
12) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '13 Mustang, 5.720, 252.66
13) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.724, 251.63
14) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.760, 252.57
15) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.768, 249.63

First round TAFC pairings
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.563 seconds, 260.21 mph vs.
 8) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.628, 255.53

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.574, 257.58 vs.
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.626, 256.70

3) Ulf Leanders, Viksjotors, SWEDEN, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.582, 261.88 vs.
6) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.625, 257.19

4) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.598, 257.04 vs.
 5) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.610, 260.21

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '89 Trans Am, I/SM, 8.973 seconds, -0.657 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 6.999, -0.651
3) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.654, -0.646
4) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.298, -0.642
5) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.354, -0.636
6) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '10 Cobalt, A/SM, 7.852, -0.618
7) Jeremy Bailey, N. Manchester, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.856, -0.614
8) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.135, -0.605
9) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.692, -0.598
10) Adam Bowdish, Vancouver, Wash., '13 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.084, -0.596

SUPER STOCK
1) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Challenger, SS/IA, 9.750 seconds, -1.140 (under index)
2) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.556, -1.074
3) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.293, -0.977
4) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.773, -0.977
5) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.870, -0.950
6) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.496, -0.944
7) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.331, -0.939
8) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.568, -0.932
9) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.698, -0.932
10) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, SS/EA, 9.610, -0.920

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.984 seconds, -1.186 (under index)
2) Eric Reyes, Petaluma, Calif., '12 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.295, -1.185
3) Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., '89 Firebird, I/SA, 11.496, -1.014
4) Paula Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.061, -0.999
5) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.116, -0.994
6) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '10 Mustang, D/SA, 10.762, -0.988
7) Jack Foshee, Taylor, Ariz., '80 Pickup, K/SA, 11.889, -0.981
8) Richard Unterseh, Peoria, Ariz., '81 Firebird, P/SA, 12.705, -0.975
9) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.475, -0.965
10) Randi Lyn Shipp, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.788, -0.962

SUPER COMP
1) Zachary Meziere, Escondido, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.050 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.051, 0.001
3) Steve Parsons, Ridgecrest, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.051, 0.001
4) Brian Johnson, Anoka, Minn., dragster, S/C, 9.051, 0.001
5) Shannon Nelson, Canyon Lake, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.052, 0.002
6) Brock Green, Penrose, Colo., dragster, S/C, 9.052, 0.002
7) Ric Fauset, Atacadero, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.052, 0.002
8) Mike Proctor, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, S/C, 9.052, 0.002
9) Ed Cooper, Brighton, Colo., dragster, S/C, 9.053, 0.003
10) Bryan Downing, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, S/C, 9.053, 0.003

SUPER GAS
1) Rick Beckstrom, Novato, Calif., '03 Grand Am, S/G, 10.050 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Leslie Figueroa, Henderson, Nev., '55 Austin-Healy, S/G, 10.050, 0.000
3) Mike Willoughby, Corona, Calif., '02 Corvette, S/G, 10.058, 0.008
4) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, S/G, 10.059, 0.009
5) Bill Dennis, Roswell, N.M., '57 Corvette, S/G, 10.060, 0.010
6) Ray Cordeiro, Santa Barbara, Calif., '63 Corvette, S/G, 10.063, 0.013
7) Ed Hutchinson, Victoria, B.C., '57 Corvette, S/G, 10.063, 0.013
8) Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '08 Corvette, S/G, 10.064, 0.014
9) Loreen Rogers, Seligman, Ariz., '95 Grand Prix, S/G, 10.064, 0.014
10) Greg Ventura, Garden Grove, Calif., '66 Nova, S/G, 10.064, 0.014

SUPER STREET
1) Harlan Tucker, Miranda, Calif., '70 Challenger, S/ST, 11.057 seconds, 0.007 (over index)
2) David Adams, Pahrump, Ariz., '88 Mustang, S/ST, 11.057, 0.007
3) Ryan Giacone, Glendale, Ariz., '88 Thunderbird, S/ST, 11.057, 0.007
4) Marko Perivolaris, Petaluma, Calif., '00 S-10, S/ST, 11.058, 0.008
5) Anthony Broussard, Woodland Hills, Calif., '69 Opel, S/ST, 11.064, 0.014
6) Scott Carpenter, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., '67 Camaro, S/ST, 11.067, 0.017
7) Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 11.067, 0.017
8) Al Alguire, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Baracuda, S/ST, 11.068, 0.018
9) Mark Yeager, Hollister, Calif., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 11.068, 0.018
10) Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., '93 Grand Prix, S/ST, 11.069, 0.019

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.032 seconds, 237.46 mph
2) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.486, 214.42
3) Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, '11 Camaro, 6.532, 212.03
4) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.595, 209.49
5) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 6.606, 208.88
6) Don Wilk, Medicine Hat, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.607, 208.94
7) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.633, 207.59
8) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.676, 203.98
9) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.684, 211.30
10) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '13 Camaro, 6.690, 208.91

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.054 seconds, 226.62 mph
2) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.069, 225.60
3) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.107, 229.59
4) David Oenes, Henderson, Colo., dragster, 6.160, 225.33
5) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.164, 225.71
6) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.242, 216.69
7) Gary Campbell, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 6.365, 221.16
8) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.384, 212.69
9) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.449, 212.43
10) James Ogden, League City, Texas, dragster, 6.475, 208.39

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Jeff Durfey, West Jordan, Utah, '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002
3) Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '98 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
4) Toby Giese, Kandiyohi, Minn., '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
5) Jay Thompson, Whittman, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.007
6) Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, SMC, 0.008
7) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Z1, SMC, 0.010
8) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.011
9) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '05 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.013
10) Victoria Bentz, Prescott, Ariz., '06 Destroyer, SMC, 0.014

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '12 Harley, 6.165 seconds, 233.92 mph
2) Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.263, 227.50
3) Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '08 Weekend, 6.288, 225.00
4) Damian Cownden, Victoria, B.C., '01 Harley, 6.345, 227.42
5) Mark Cox, Wilkesboro, N.C., '13 Romine, 6.361, 222.51
6) Mike Pelrine, Bruderheim, Alb., '10 Weekend, 6.450, 224.28
7) Mike Scott, Blind Bay, B.C., '13 PRP, 6.478, 205.13
8) Randal Andras, Amelia, La., '06 Weekend, 6.495, 220.73
9) Craig Pelrine, Redline, Alb., '11 Harley, 6.569, 216.79
10) Ron Gledhill, Taylorsville, Utah, '07 Harley, 6.569, 212.53

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
1) Bill Bentz, Prescott Valley, Ariz., '08 Weekend, 7.380 seconds, 176.19 mph
2) Dale Nilles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Weekend, 7.445, 178.66
3) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Harley, 7.460, 169.21
4) Howard Wiggins, Oklahoma City, Okla., '12 Weekend, 7.487, 166.89
5) Al Miles, Edmonton, Alb., '04 HiPerActiv, 7.650, 165.52
6) Terry Stewart, Orange, Calif., '05 Weekend, 7.888, 153.44
7) Evan Barsness, Sherwood Park, Alb., '10 Derringer, 8.188, 163.89

DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
1) Larry Fore, Commerce City, Colo., '03 Harley, 12.992 seconds, 103.15 mph

STREET PRO HARLEY
1) Edward Golson, Conifer, Colo., '08 Harley, 12.187 seconds, 118.04 mph

HOT STREET HARLEY
1) Larry Fore, Commerce City, Colo., '00 Buell, 12.617 seconds, 115.22 mph

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Jeff Marsh, Woodburn, Ore., dragster, 8.050 seconds, 161.65 mph
2) Clint Rabb, Lloydminster, Alb., '09 Street Glide, 8.170, 123.50
3) William Doherty, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 8.380, 150.93
4) John Schaber, Portland, Ore., '08 Harley, 9.556, 132.41
5) Bob Grimes, Rough & Ready, Calif., '96 Harley, 9.668, 164.79
6) Edward Golson, Conifer, Colo., '06 Harley, 9.863, 133.38



Friday

LAS VEGAS Day two is complete as is opening rounds of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The alcohol classes will also have a pair of qualifying runs on Saturday as will the Top Fuel Haley class in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Series.

Comp Eliminator ran two qualifying sessions today with a final on Saturday morning that will set the fields for round 1 of eliminations.  The Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes set their fields today and will go straight into eliminations with rounds 1 and 2 taking place on Saturday.

Racing starts up at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning with round 1 of eliminations.  Tickets are $20 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

The following are Friday's results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP DRAGSTER SHOOTOUT
Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 6.704, 201.67  def.
Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT
Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.149, 193.35  def.
Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.956, 197.91.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.311 seconds, 269.51 mph
2) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.327, 268.44
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.386, 267.32
4) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.413, 265.17
5) Dan Mercier, LaPrairie, Quebec, 5.436, 256.21
6) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.463, 264.39
7) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.527, 252.90
8) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.531, 266.42
Not Qualified
9) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.804, 241.58
10) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.882, 220.94
11) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., 6.150, 165.66
12) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 6.982, 145.74
13) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 12.750, 80.21
14) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 14.786, 24.79
15) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 17.459, 28.29

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.574 seconds, 259.76 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.574, 257.58
3) Ulf Leanders, Viksjotors, SWEDEN, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.582, 261.88
4) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.626, 257.19
5) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.632, 252.99
6) Cody Perkins, Bluffdale, Utah, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.635, 249.95
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.645, 256.65
8) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.665, 256.02
Not Qualified
9) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.674, 255.48
10) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.697, 258.62
11) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.712, 247.84
12) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.724, 251.63
13) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '13 Mustang, 5.749, 236.46
14) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.837, 234.41
15) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 14.174, 70.77

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '89 Trans Am, I/SM, 8.973 seconds, -0.657 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 6.999, -0.651
3) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.654, -0.646
4) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.298, -0.642
5) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.354, -0.636
6) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '10 Cobalt, A/SM, 7.852, -0.618
7) Jeremy Bailey, N. Manchester, Ind., dragster, B/DA, 6.856, -0.614
8) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.135, -0.605
9) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.692, -0.598
10) Donald Thomas, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, C/ED, 7.337, -0.593

SUPER STOCK
1) Larry Stewart, Clinton, Miss., '10 Challenger, SS/IA, 9.750 seconds, -1.140 (under index)
2) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.556, -1.074
3) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.293, -0.977
4) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.773, -0.977
5) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.870, -0.950
6) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.496, -0.944
7) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.331, -0.939
8) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.568, -0.932
9) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.698, -0.932
10) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, SS/EA, 9.610, -0.920

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.984 seconds, -1.186 (under index)
2) Eric Reyes, Petaluma, Calif., '12 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.295, -1.185
3) Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., '89 Firebird, I/SA, 11.496, -1.014
4) Paula Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.061, -0.999
5) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.116, -0.994
6) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., '10 Mustang, D/SA, 10.762, -0.988
7) Jack Foshee, Taylor, Ariz., '80 Pickup, K/SA, 11.889, -0.981
8) Richard Unterseh, Peoria, Ariz., '81 Firebird, P/SA, 12.705, -0.975
9) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.475, -0.965
10) Randi Lyn Shipp, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.788, -0.962

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.032 seconds, 237.46 mph
2) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '68 Camaro, 6.486, 214.42
3) Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, '11 Camaro, 6.532, 212.03
4) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.595, 209.49
5) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 6.606, 208.88
6) Don Wilk, Medicine Hat, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.607, 208.94
7) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.633, 207.59
8) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.676, 203.98
9) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.684, 211.30
10) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '13 Camaro, 6.690, 208.91

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.054 seconds, 226.62 mph
2) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.069, 225.60
3) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.107, 229.59
4) David Oenes, Henderson, Colo., dragster, 6.160, 225.33
5) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.164, 225.71
6) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.242, 216.69
7) Gary Campbell, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 6.365, 221.16
8) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.384, 212.69
9) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.449, 212.43
10) James Ogden, League City, Texas, dragster, 6.475, 208.39

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002 seconds reaction time
2) Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '98 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
3) Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, SMC, 0.008
4) Toby Giese, Kandiyohi, Minn., '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.009
5) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Z1, SMC, 0.010
6) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.011
7) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '05 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.013
8) Jay Thompson, Whittman, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.017
9) Leeland King, Las Cruces, N.M., '81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.018
10) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.020

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., '10 Harley, 6.295 seconds, 227.50 mph
2) Tommy Grimes, Winston Salem, N.C., '12 Harley, 6.309, 233.92
3) Mark Cox, Wilkesboro, N.C., '13 Romine, 6.361, 214.86
4) Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '08 Weekend, 6.374, 217.21
5) Mike Scott, Blind Bay, B.C., '13 PRP, 6.478, 205.13
6) Mike Pelrine, Bruderheim, Alb., '10 Weekend, 6.551, 208.14
7) Craig Pelrine, Redline, Alb., '11 Harley, 6.736, 169.04
8) Andy Beauchemin, Sherwood Park, Alb., '10 Harley, 6.967, 231.08
9) Steve Ruggiero, Pardise, Nev., '02 Furr, 7.249, 164.61
10) Randal Andras, Amelia, La., '06 Weekend, 7.731, 130.22

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
1) Bill Bentz, Prescott Valley, Ariz., '08 Weekend, 7.380 seconds, 173.87 mph
2) Dale Nilles, Purlear, N.C., '11 Weekend, 7.445, 178.66
3) Janette Thornley, Sacramento, Calif., '11 Harley, 7.579, 169.21
4) Howard Wiggins, Oklahoma City, Okla., '12 Weekend, 7.604, 166.89
5) Al Miles, Edmonton, Alb., '04 HiPerActiv, 7.680, 165.52
6) Terry Stewart, Orange, Calif., '05 Weekend, 8.162, 138.83
7) Evan Barsness, Sherwood Park, Alb., '10 Derringer, 8.188, 163.89

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Jeff Marsh, Woodburn, Ore., dragster, 8.050 seconds, 161.65 mph
2) William Doherty, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 8.503, 149.18


Thursday

LAS VEGAS Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with national, regional and divisional championships on the line.  The event is the final event to score points toward NHRA Lucas Oil Series Regional Championships for the Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Car as well as well as divisional championships for the remaining classes in the series.  Lucas Oil National Championships will be decided between this weekend's event and the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona next weekend.

Upwards of 800 racers are expected to compete this weekend as qualifying and time trials began today that included round 1 of qualifying for Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.  Racers in the 270 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes had a pair of test sessions and will kick off their qualifying on Friday along with the riders in Top Fuel Harley as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is also in action and will close out their season this weekend.

Qualifying and time trials will continue on Friday at 8 a.m. with final qualifying and time trials for most of the classes that will go into round 1 of eliminations on Saturday.  Qualifying for Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars will be at 3 p.m. followed by the Top Fuel Harley class.  All three classes will make two more qualifying runs on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m.  

Tickets are $20 each day, children 6-12 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

The following are Thursday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

SUPER STOCK
1) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.556 seconds, -1.074 (under index)
2) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.293, -0.977
3) Ron Roddel, Sioux Falls, S.D., '02 Grand Am, GT/LA, 10.773, -0.977
4) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.870, -0.950
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.496, -0.944
6) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.331, -0.939
7) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.568, -0.932
8) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.698, -0.932
9) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, SS/EA, 9.610, -0.920
10) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '70 Barracuda, SS/IA, 9.976, -0.914

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bo Butner, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '13 Mustang, AA/SA, 8.984 seconds, -1.186 (under index)
2) Eric Reyes, Petaluma, Calif., '12 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.295, -1.185
3) Jim Marshall, Indian Land, S.C., '89 Firebird, I/SA, 11.496, -1.014
4) Paula Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.061, -0.999
5) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.475, -0.965
6) Jack Foshee, Taylor, Ariz., '80 Pickup, K/SA, 11.908, -0.962
7) Randi Lyn Shipp, Floyds Knobs, Ind., '67 Firebird, D/SA, 10.788, -0.962
8) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '64 Fairlane, A/SA, 10.233, -0.957
9) Brad Burton, Kirkland, Wash., '72 Firebird, D/SA, 10.797, -0.953
10) Mark Kirby, Bakersfield, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.111, -0.949

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, '11 Camaro, 6.595 seconds, 212.03 mph
2) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.612, 208.91
3) Rick Wilson, Independence, Mo., '69 Camaro, 6.633, 207.59
4) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.684, 211.30
5) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '13 Camaro, 6.690, 208.84
6) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., dragster, 6.754, 203.19
7) Don Wilk, Medicine Hat, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.763, 206.32
8) Todd Fleck, Medicine Hat, Alb., '06 GTO, 6.769, 206.07
9) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.778, 205.26
10) Justin Linares, Grantsville, Utah, '69 Camaro, 6.791, 204.17

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.107 seconds, 229.59 mph
2) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.132, 224.47
3) David Oenes, Henderson, Colo., dragster, 6.160, 225.33
4) Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, 6.164, 225.71
5) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.242, 215.24
6) Gary Campbell, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 6.365, 221.16
7) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.384, 212.69
8) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.467, 212.23
9) James Ogden, League City, Texas, dragster, 6.532, 207.18
10) Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., dragster, 6.551, 212.53


Preview

LAS VEGAS - NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series concludes its season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 31- November 3, 2013.  The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country 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. The event will feature drivers in 11 categories, including 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series, Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson and the new NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series featuring the Top Fuel Harley class.

Qualifying and time trials start Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and continue Friday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will qualify once on Thursday at noon and twice on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturday Comp Eliminator will run one round of qualifying at 2 p.m. with first round of eliminations at 5 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman run two rounds of elimination on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car competitors will have one qualifying session on Friday at 3 p.m. and two on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. The K&N Top Qualifier Shootout run rounds at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Top Fuel Harley qualifying will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Friday and 12:45 and 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.  Eliminations start Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and continue Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel Harley will run first round eliminations at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 6-12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off interstate 15.  For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale, the last of six events in Pacific 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 Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event along with the new NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series featuring Top Fuel Harley.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Oct. 31 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualifying session is scheduled at noon.

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3 p.m. K&N Top Qualifier Shootout is at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3:30 p.m. for Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Top Fuel Harley qualify at 3:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 2 - Eliminations begin at 8 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon & 4 p.m. Top Fuel Harley Qualify at 12:45 and 4:45 p.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 2 p.m. with round one of eliminations at 5 p.m. Eliminations rounds 1 and 2 for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman are at 1 and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 3 - Eliminations continue at 8:30 a.m. Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel Harley are at 11:00 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 6-12 years old are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. For more information please call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2012 EVENT Ray Martin, Top Alcohol Dragster; Ann Marie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Mike DePalma, Comp WINNERS:   Eliminator; Jimmy Defrank, Super Stock: Kayla Mozeris, Stock Eliminator; Jason Kenny, Super Comp; Douglas Crumlich, Super Gas; Brian Phillips, Super Street; Doug Watts, Top Sportsman; Roy Cracraft, Top Dragster; Bill Burkhart, Sportsman Motorcycle.  BONUS 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 2014 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 2014 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and division's team will share $25,000 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.

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is contested at 10 events held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series with a minimum of one event in each of the seven NHRA divisions. Classes of competition include Top Fuel, Pro Dragster, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, and Hot Street.

In addition to the individual event championships, Top Fuel riders will compete for a series championship. The best seven of 10 races will count for points toward the year-end championship. The year-end champion in Top Fuel will receive $7,500; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000. The combined event purse and year-end awards for the program will total more than $175,000.

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.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, runs in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

PACIFIC DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Pacific Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Pacific division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.


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