Lambeck, Paz are top guns in Fallon

6/16/2014


DIVISION 7
Top Gun Raceway
Fallon, Nev., June 14-15, 2014

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


Monday

In the final results from Top Gun Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Doug Lambeck and Dennis Paz lead the list of winners that took home trophies and bragging rights.

Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., got the early lead in his Comp Eliminator final round match up with Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., and held on for the win in 8.815 seconds at 153.28 mph. Stockton, Calif., racer Paz, was out second to Ken Etter in Super Stock but made up the time in his '65 El Camino to take the win in 12.029 seconds to Etter's 10.577.

Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., was better at both ends of the track as he faced off with Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., in Top Dragster while Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., parlayed a holeshot into a win over Will Boxold, Citrus Heights, Calif., in Top Sportsman.

Local runner and reigning NHRA Lucas Oil National Champion Justin Lamb met up with Earl Blake in Stock Eliminator. Both drivers left the line together but Blake got the best of Lamb, taking the win in his '68 Barracuda in the double breakout as did Dave Hall over Gordon Boven in Super Street. Hall, Winters, Calif., got the holeshot with his '72 Challenger and never looked back running 11.297 to Boven's 11.287 out of Boise, Idaho.

Rounding out the Lucas Oil categories were Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., over Dave Alves in Super Comp and Steve Parsons, Ridgecrest, Calif., in Super Gas when Mike Coltrin left early with a red light start. Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., took the honors in the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson class that was close at the start with Medlin pulling away for the win.

In other action this weekend at Top Gun, Justin Morgan, Concord, Calif., downed Kyle Seipel in Super Pro; Summer Black, Reno, Nev., upended Jim Grace in Pro; and Steve Melson, Reno, Nev., beat Jim Setterberg in Sportsman.

In the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League competition it was Brandon Marcheski doubling up with wins in both the Jr. Comp and the 15-17 year old category. The Mesa, Ariz., racers beat Megan Shaffer in Jr. Comp and then Cody Webber in 15-17. Kaitlyn Savolt won over Summer McCallson in 13-14; Linkin Pinoski defeated Maverick Molly in 10-12; and Peter Kaiser III took the 8-9 over Cy Mitchell.

Pacific Division racers head west to Sonoma Raceway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 18-20.

The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Top Gun Raceway:

COMP
Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.815, 153.28 def.
Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.594, 158.45.

SUPER STOCK
Dennis Paz, Stockton, Calif., '65 El Camino, GT/MA, 12.029, 109.66 def.
Ken  Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/HA, 10.577, 125.71.

STOCK
Earl Blake, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 11.487, 114.96 def.
Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '70 Camaro, E/SA, 11.497, 113.34.

SUPER COMP
Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., dragster, 9.377, 115.09 def.
Dave Alves, Princeton, Calif., dragster, 9.288, 174.23.

SUPER GAS
Steve Parsons, Ridgecrest, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.307, 166.83 def.
Mike Coltrin, Boise, Idaho, '63 Corvette, foul.

SUPER STREET
Dave Hall, Winters, Calif., '72 Challenger, 11.297, 135.36 def.
Gordon Boven, Boise, Idaho, '72 Barracuda, 11.287, 129.33.

TOP DRAGSTER
Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.993, 177.88 def.
Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 6.964, 190.70.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.612, 179.83 def.
Will Boxold, Citrus Hts, Calif., '53 Studebaker, 7.754, 176.97.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki, 8.590, 146.97 def.
 Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, 9.941, 132.79.

SUPER PRO
Justin Morgan, Concord, Calif., dragster, 9.301, 160.25 def.
Kyle Seipel, San Leandro, Calif., dragster, 7.734, 168.24.

PRO ET
Summer Black, Reno, Nev., '69 Nova, 10.616, 125.25 def.
Jim Grace, Fallon, Nev., '69 Camaro, 9.481, 142.81.

SPORTSMAN
Steve Melson, Reno, Nev., '04 Nissan, 16.264, 83.61 def.
Jim Setterberg, Fernley, Nev., '84 Caballaro, foul.

JR. COMP
Brandon Marcheski, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 6.902, 100.68 def.
Megan Shaffer, Yerrington, Nev., dragster, 6.910, 100.58.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 15-17
Brandon Marcheski, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 7.915, 83.63 def.
Cody Webber, Kingman, Ariz., dragster, 7.973, 80.44.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 13-14
Kaitlyn Savolt, Daimond Bar, Calif., dragster, 8.055, 81.19 def.
Summer McCallson, Roseville, Calif., dragster, foul.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 10-12
Linkin Pinoski, Placerville, Calif., dragster, 9.131, 69.43 def.
Maverick Molloy, Chino Hills, Calif., dragster, 8.842, 72.71.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 8-9
Peter Kaiser III, Pleasant Hill, Calif., dragster, 11.937, 54.58 def.
Cy Mitchell, Thousand Oaks, Calif., dragster, foul.



Saturday

FALLON, Nev. NHRA Pacific Division racers returned to Top Gun Raceway as competitors took to the track for opening day of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. 

Racers in nine different classes made qualifying and time trials today which set the fields for Sunday's eliminations.  Highlighting the action was Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes that made a trio of qualifying runs on the quarter-mile track. 

Sunday's action begins at 9 a.m. with round 1 of eliminations.  Tickets are $10 each day for adults, children 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Top Gun Raceway (775) 867-3019 or visit www.topgunraceway.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Top Gun Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.314 seconds, -0.506 (under index)
2) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.585, -0.475
3) Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.896, -0.394
4) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '13 Camaro, A/AA, 7.055, -0.275

SUPER STOCK
1) Mike Graham, Tempe, Ariz., '00 Mustang, GT/HA, 10.647 seconds, -0.853 (under index)
2) James Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.840, -0.850
3) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.660, -0.850
4) Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/HA, 10.656, -0.844
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/LA, 11.140, -0.770
6) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.627, -0.723
7) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Road Runner, SS/FA, 10.207, -0.663
8) Brian Zavala, El Monte, Calif., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 10.191, -0.629
9) Gary Williams, Mariposa, Calif., '64 Comet, SS/MA, 11.789, -0.541
10) Terry Anderson, Meridian, Idaho, '67 Nova, SS/H, 10.443, -0.477

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Vince Porter, Napa, Calif., '14 Camaro, AA/SA, 9.248 seconds, -1.152 (under index)
2) Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.379, -1.061
3) Mark Kirby, Bakersfield, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.440, -0.890
4) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '64 Fairlane, A/SA, 10.577, -0.863
5) Dwight Machael, Las Vegas, Nev., '66 Coronet, A/SA, 10.588, -0.852
6) Earl Blake, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 11.479, -0.851
7) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '69 Mustang, C/S, 10.961, -0.849
8) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, G/SA, 11.653, -0.827
9) Chad Loge, Brentwood, Calif., '70 Plymouth, B/SA, 10.931, -0.769
10) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '70 Camaro, E/SA, 11.431, -0.739

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Doug Watts, Syracuse, Utah, '08 GTO, 7.259 seconds, 190.59 mph
2) Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., '05 Grand AM, 7.282, 194.32
3) Jeffrey Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.461, 188.33
4) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.513, 186.90
5) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.517, 185.95
6) Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.696, 180.02
7) Will Boxold, Citrus Hts, Calif., '53 Studebaker, 7.712, 176.86
8) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.754, 178.90
9) Doug Bracey, Vallejo, Calif., '99 Monte Carlo, 7.832, 172.19
10) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., '68 LeMans, 7.835, 174.82

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.613 seconds, 209.88 mph
2) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.709, 204.29
3) Melissa Westerman, Sonoma, Calif., dragster, 6.786, 196.16
4) Errol Sharron, Las Vegas, Nev., dragster, 6.863, 179.11
5) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.881, 198.99
6) Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 6.953, 193.85
7) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., dragster, 7.047, 196.07
8) George Prather, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, 7.070, 187.60
9) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 7.089, 191.78
10) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., dragster, 7.208, 175.57

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki, SMC, 0.013 seconds reaction time
2) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.028
3) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.029
4) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.035
5) Lonnie Woodruff, N. Las Vegas, Nev., '00 Suzuki, SMC, 0.043
6) Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., '97 Suzuki, SMC, 0.043
7) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.047
8) Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '00 Suzuki, SMC, 0.051


Preview

FALLON, Nev. - Top Gun Raceway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division, June 14-15.  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. The event will feature drivers in nine categories including Comp Eliminator and Super Stock as well as the Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.

Gates at Top Gun Raceway open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 8 a.m. Saturday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Eliminations start Sunday at 8 a.m. 

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway are $10 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children a 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

Top Gun Raceway is located approximately 15 miles south of Fallon on the west side of the Schurz Highway (Hwy. 95).  For more information call the track, (800) 325-7448 or visit www.TopGunRaceway.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series one of seven events in Pacific 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Top Gun Raceway, Fallon, Nev. Track is located approximately 15 miles south of Fallon on the west side of the Schurz Highway (Hwy. 95). For more information please call Top Gun Raceway, (800) 325-7448, or visit www.TopGunRaceway.com.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, June 14 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualifying sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 15 -Eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $10 Friday, $10 Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children 5 and under FREE with paid adult. For more information please call Top Gun Raceway, (775) 867-3019 or visit www.topgunraceway.com

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Randy Jones, Comp Eliminator; Ryan McClanahan, Super Stock: Earl Blake, Stock Eliminator; Rick Beckstrom, Super Comp; Ken Mostowich, Super Gas; Marko Perivolaris, Super Street; Mera Silva, Top Sportsman; John Richardson, Top Dragster; Tom Medlin, 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 2014 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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