Serverance, Westerfield race to Vegas victories

3/23/2014


DIVISION 7
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, March 21-23, 2014

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


Sunday

LAS VEGAS In the final results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore. and Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif. took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Severance, worked his way through the field and ran 5.315 seconds at 269.24 mph in his final round victory over Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, who clocked in at 5.408 seconds, 271.02 mph.

Westerfield faced off against Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif. and posted a winning run of 5.648 seconds, 257.33 mph in his '06 Monte Carlo. Gordon drove his '12 Mustang to a runner up finish.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., in Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., in Super Stock; Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., in Stock Eliminator; Raquel Roper, San Diego, Calif., in Super Comp; Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., in Super Gas; and Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., in Super Street.  In the division's Top Sportsman class it was Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., taking the win while Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., won in Top Dragster. In Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., took the win.

Pacific Division racers head to Top Gun Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 14-15.

The following are final round results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.308, 266.79 def.
8) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 15.797, 52.25;

4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.620, 266.16 def.
5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 12.049, 66.35;

6) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.399, 274.61 def.
 3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.397, 267.32;

2) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.368, 270.54 def.
7) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.784, 257.33;

SEMI-FINALS
Severance, 5.311, 269.08 def. McKernan, 5.705, 259.61;
Taliaferro, 5.364, 262.18 def. St. Arnaud, foul;

FINALS
Severance, 5.315, 269.24 def. Taliaferro, 5.408, 271.02.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '12 Mustang, 5.723, 254.71 def.
5) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.893, 251.53;

2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.714, 256.11 def.
7) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.712, 253.28;

1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.610, 257.68 def.
8) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.671, 256.89;

3) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.629, 256.16 def.
6) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 10.285, 83.64;

SEMI-FINALS
Westerfield, 5.665, 257.38 def. Hunter, 7.114, 138.12;
Gordon, 6.205, 151.82 def. Thompson, 11.913, 101.26;

FINALS
Westerfield, 5.648, 257.33 def. Gordon, broke.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.130, 144.00  def. Garth Giroux, Driftpile, Alb., '14 Camaro, A/AA, 6.698, 206.86.

SUPER STOCK
Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.046, 135.16  def.
Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '69 Camaro, CC/SA, 10.084, 128.75  def.
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., '69 Camaro, CC/SA, 10.137, 129.06.

SUPER COMP
Raquel Roper, San Diego, Calif., dragster, 9.052, 163.65  def.
Larry Scarth, Manhattan Bch, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 9.070, 175.71.

SUPER GAS
Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.054, 153.74  def.
Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.044, 158.69.

SUPER STREET
Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., '93 Grand Prix, 11.072, 156.75  def.
Dwight Downing, Glendale, Ariz., '79 Arrow, 11.038, 130.27.

TOP DRAGSTER
Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., dragster, 7.830, 131.77  def.
George Prather, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., '62 Impala, 7.637, 170.06  def.
Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.267, 189.39.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, 9.585, 136.11  def.
Thad Wiltz, Van Nuys, Calif., '06 Suzuki, 8.231, 155.96.


Saturday

LAS VEGAS Day two is in the books and the fields are set for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Qualifying was also finalized in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the remaining classes in competition.

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racers 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 $25 for adults and children 6-13 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com<http://www.lvms.com>.

The following are Saturday's final results for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.322 seconds, 266.32 mph
2) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.377, 270.16
3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.404, 267.53
4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.414, 262.18
5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.464, 258.76
6) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.468, 273.16
7) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.471, 263.20
8) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.476, 265.48
Not Qualified
9) Ross Stickler, Gilbert, Ariz., 5.487, 259.01

First round TAD pairings
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.322 seconds, 266.32 mph vs.
8) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.476, 265.48

2) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.377, 270.16 vs.
 7) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.471, 263.20

3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.404, 267.53 vs.
6) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.468, 273.16

4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.414, 262.18 vs.
5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.464, 258.76

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.614 seconds, 256.75 mph
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.657, 257.09
3) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.672, 254.04
4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '12 Mustang, 5.673, 254.71
5) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.675, 250.60
6) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.695, 252.38
7) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.697, 255.24
8) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.698, 255.43
Not Qualified
9) Sean Bellemeur, Anaheim, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.749, 251.25
10) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.780, 253.04
11) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '13 Mustang, 5.799, 257.97
12) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.825, 246.08
13) Hannes Wernhart, Bakersfield, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.842, 248.16
14) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.852, 242.84
15) Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley, Calif., '02 Firebird, 5.874, 243.19
16) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.049, 231.16

First round TAFC pairings
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.614 seconds, 256.75 mph vs.
8) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.698, 255.43

2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.657, 257.09 vs.
7) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.697, 255.24

3) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.672, 254.04 vs.
6) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.695, 252.38

4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '12 Mustang, 5.673, 254.71 vs.
 5) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.675, 250.60

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '00 S-10, I/A, 8.240 seconds, -0.640 (under index)
2) Lou Ficco Jr., Wheat Ridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AA, 7.040, -0.620
3) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 9.245, -0.605
4) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '12 Cobalt, A/SM, 7.883, -0.587
5) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.364, -0.576
6) Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.166, -0.574
7) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.084, -0.566
8) Aaron Strong, Milton, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.266, -0.564
9) Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont., dragster, B/D, 6.770, -0.560
10) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, dragster, A/AP, 6.706, -0.554

SUPER STOCK
1) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.278 seconds, -0.992 (under index)
2) Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/HA, 10.292, -0.948
3) Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '10 Cobalt, GT/DA, 9.748, -0.932
4) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.663, -0.917
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.526, -0.914
6) Jim Grossi, Brentwood, Calif., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.373, -0.897
7) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.688, -0.892
8) Gary McGlasson, Los Lunas, N.M., '69 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.857, -0.873
9) Ray Menard, Scottsdale, Ariz., '92 Oldsmobile, SS/CS, 9.611, -0.869
10) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.773, -0.857

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Robert Pond, Riverside, Calif., '67 Fairlane, A/S, 10.123 seconds, -1.017 (under index)
2) Dave Bridgewater, Devore, Calif., '13 Camaro, B/SA, 10.447, -0.993
3) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.138, -0.972
4) John Schloe, Garden Grove, Calif., '69 Firebird, D/SA, 10.790, -0.960
5) Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., '74 Firebird, J/SA, 11.718, -0.952
6) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Sport Fury, A/SA, 10.262, -0.928
7) Bob Johnson, Aurora, Colo., '67 Mustang, D/SA, 10.824, -0.926
8) Bobby DeArmond, Gallup, N.M., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.268, -0.922
9) Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '71 Duster, D/SA, 10.832, -0.918
10) Barry Pollard, Regina, Sask., '76 Roadrunner, H/SA, 11.451, -0.909

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '13 Camaro, 6.693 seconds, 207.98 mph
2) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.955, 196.33
3) Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 7.022, 198.23
4) Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, 7.030, 196.07
5) Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '08 Mustang, 7.054, 192.60
6) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 7.065, 196.73
7) David Cook, Novato, Calif., '03 Mustang, 7.067, 193.63
8) Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park, Alb., '07 Stratus, 7.072, 195.25
9) Doug Watts, Syracuse, Utah, '08 GTO, 7.105, 195.65
10) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '96 Pontiac, 7.107, 195.11

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Denver Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.169 seconds, 219.15 mph
2) Jake Morris, Arcata, Calif., dragster, 6.395, 215.89
3) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.657, 208.97
4) George Clark, Phoenix, Ariz., dragster, 6.671, 202.15
5) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., dragster, 6.723, 202.00
6) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.725, 202.15
7) Kent Kroeker, Grant, Neb., dragster, 6.729, 200.56
8) Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., dragster, 6.731, 202.09
9) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.731, 200.05
10) Val Torres Jr., Chino Hills, Calif., dragster, 6.745, 199.37

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Hyabusa, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) John Coburn, Mesa, Ariz., '96 Buell, SMC, 0.003
3) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '05 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
4) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki GSXR, SMC, 0.010
5) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.013
6) Dave Phillips, Las Vegas, Nev., '77 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
7) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.015
8) Schaun Schnathorst, Huron, S.D., '06 Destroyer, SMC, 0.020
9) Jay Thompson, Wittmann, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.026
10) Leeland King, Las Cruces, N.M., '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.026



Friday

LAS VEGAS - The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.355 seconds, 265.53 mph
2) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.414, 262.18
3) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.471, 263.20
4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.475, 267.53
5) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.476, 265.48
6) Ross Stickler, Gilbert, Ariz., 5.487, 259.01
7) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 6.593, 152.26
8) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 12.529, 83.74
Not Qualified
9) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 13.840, 87.58

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.672 seconds, 253.75 mph
2) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.679, 256.21
3) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.697, 255.24
4) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.698, 255.43
5) Sean Bellemeur, Anaheim, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.749, 239.87
6) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.806, 251.58
7) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.956, 241.71
8) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.987, 243.06
Not Qualified
9) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.143, 156.30
10) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.425, 251.02
11) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '12 Mustang, 8.552, 121.53
12) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 8.830, 110.77
13) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '13 Mustang, 11.676, 83.91

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '00 S-10, I/A, 8.240 seconds, -0.640 (under index)
2) Lou Ficco Jr., Wheat Ridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AA, 7.040, -0.620
3) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 9.245, -0.605
4) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '12 Cobalt, A/SM, 7.883, -0.587
5) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.364, -0.576
6) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.084, -0.566
7) Aaron Strong, Milton, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.266, -0.564
8) Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont., dragster, B/D, 6.770, -0.560
9) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, dragster, A/AP, 6.706, -0.554
10) Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.551, -0.529

SUPER STOCK
1) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.278 seconds, -0.992 (under index)
2) Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/HA, 10.292, -0.948
3) Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '10 Cobalt, GT/DA, 9.748, -0.932
4) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.663, -0.917
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.526, -0.914
6) Jim Grossi, Brentwood, Calif., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.373, -0.897
7) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.688, -0.892
8) Gary McGlasson, Los Lunas, N.M., '69 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.857, -0.873
9) Ray Menard, Scottsdale, Ariz., '92 Oldsmobile, SS/CS, 9.611, -0.869
10) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.773, -0.857

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Robert Pond, Riverside, Calif., '67 Fairlane, A/S, 10.123 seconds, -1.017 (under index)
2) Dave Bridgewater, Devore, Calif., '13 Camaro, B/SA, 10.447, -0.993
3) John Schloe, Garden Grove, Calif., '69 Firebird, D/SA, 10.790, -0.960
4) Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., '74 Firebird, J/SA, 11.718, -0.952
5) Bob Johnson, Aurora, Colo., '67 Mustang, D/SA, 10.824, -0.926
6) Bobby DeArmond, Gallup, N.M., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.268, -0.922
7) Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '71 Duster, D/SA, 10.832, -0.918
8) Mark Kirby, Bakersfield, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.158, -0.902
9) John Shaul, Fultonham, N.Y., '64 Sport Fury, A/SA, 10.292, -0.898
10) Jim Meador, Yorba Linda, Calif., '67 Camaro, D/SA, 10.857, -0.893

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.955 seconds, 196.33 mph
2) Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, 7.031, 196.07
3) Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 7.033, 197.83
4) Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., '08 Mustang, 7.062, 192.60
5) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 7.065, 196.24
6) David Cook, Novato, Calif., '03 Mustang, 7.067, 193.63
7) Gary Miserva, Sherwood Park, Alb., '07 Stratus, 7.072, 195.25
8) Doug Watts, Syracuse, Utah, '08 GTO, 7.105, 195.65
9) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '96 Pontiac, 7.107, 195.11
10) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.206, 193.35

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.114 seconds, 230.96 mph
2) Denver Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.169, 219.15
3) Jake Morris, Arcata, Calif., dragster, 6.419, 215.89
4) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.657, 208.97
5) George Clark, Phoenix, Ariz., dragster, 6.671, 202.15
6) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., dragster, 6.723, 202.00
7) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.725, 202.15
8) Kent Kroeker, Grant, Neb., dragster, 6.729, 200.56
9) Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., dragster, 6.731, 202.09
10) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.731, 200.05

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Hyabusa, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '05 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
3) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.010
4) Dave Phillips, Las Vegas, Nev., '77 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
5) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.015
6) Schaun Schnathorst, Huron, S.D., '06 Destroyer, SMC, 0.020
7) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.023
8) Jay Thompson, Wittmann, Ariz., '73 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.026
9) Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '98 GSXR, SMC, 0.027
10) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.033


Preview

LAS VEGAS - The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on March 21-23.  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 eleven categories, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.

Gates at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 8 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman will qualify Friday, at noon and 4 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify Friday, at 3 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. Eliminations begin Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday at 8 a.m. with round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children 6-13 are $5 each day and kids 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 the second 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 division's Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Hughes Performance Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

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

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, March 21-23, 2014

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, March 21 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at noon and 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3 p.m.   SATURDAY, March 22 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 23 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations continue at 8 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run first round of eliminations at noon.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday, children 6-13 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.

2013 EVENT  WINNERS: Jim Whiteley, Top Alcohol Dragster; Annie Whiteley, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Dean Carter, Comp Eliminator; Robert Cruzen, Super Stock: Tony DeFrank, Stock Eliminator; Matt Constant, Super Comp; Luke Bogacki, Super Gas; Al Alguire, Super Street; Richard Okerman, Top Sportsman; Geneva Nash, Top Dragster; John Widmann, 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 2014 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 $124,000 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 teams 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 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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