Whiteley and DeFrank go back to back in Vegas

4/19/2015


DIVISION 7
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, April 17-19, 2015

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 and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., and Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Demke, worked his way through the field and ran 5.416 seconds at 268.87 mph in his final round victory over Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., who clocked in at 5.542 seconds, 266.79 mph. McKernan was looking to take the win this weekend since she was runner-up last weekend at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals. McKernan was slow off the line and the car ended up getting out of the groove. Demke had the starting line advantage and took his dragster straight down the track past McKernan to take the win. This is Demke's second win of the season. His first win was at the Phoenix Regional event earlier this year.

Whiteley faced off against Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., and posted a winning run of 5.660 seconds, 260.11 mph in her '15 Camaro. Ruckman drove to a 7.188 second, 139.60 mph lap for his runner up finish. Las Vegas has been Whiteley's lucky track as she won here last weekend at the Summit Racing.com NHRA Nationals. Ruckman had the starting line advantage but got loose before the 330 foot marker and had to lift. Whiteley had a strong, clean pass and was able to take her funny car to the winner's circle again.

In Super Stock, Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., faced off against Dave Bridgewater, Devore, Calif. DeFrank also won here last week in Super Stock and Stock Eliminator. DeFrank had the starting line advantage over Bridgewater and had the better pass down the track and posted a winning run of 9.099 seconds, 140.97 mph. Bridgewater had the runner-up finish of 9.928 seconds at 134.36 mph. DeFrank's back to back winning weekends included three Wallys that he will take back home to California.

Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., took on Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, in the Competition Eliminator final. Ellis was looking for the win this weekend after he was in the final last weekend here in Vegas. Lane had the better light off the line and took his '10 Cobalt down the track to take the win. Lane posted a winning run of 8.192 seconds at 164.51 mph over Ellis' runner-up finish of 8.295 seconds, 121.59 mph.

In Top Dragster, Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., went against Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., in the final. Priddy red lit (-0.008) to give Seipel the win. Seipel had a great reaction time off the line of 0.003 and had a winning run of 6.928 seconds, 197.33 mph. Seipel was also in the Stock Eliminator final against Tina Summerton, Los Angeles, Calif., but was not successful in getting the double up the on weekend.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Justin Morgan, Concord, Calif., in Super Comp; Dave Meziere, Escondido, Calif., in Super Gas; Brian Griffey, Glendale, Ariz., in Super Street; Darryn O'Connor, Fort St. John, B.C. in Top Sportsman; and in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson, Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah., took the win.

Pacific Division racers head to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, May 22-24.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.416, 268.87  def.
Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.542, 266.79.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.660, 260.11  def.
Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 7.188, 139.60.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.192, 164.51  def.
Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23  roadster, A/AP, 8.295, 121.59.

SUPER STOCK
Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.099, 140.97  def.
Dave Bridgewater, Devore, Calif., '12 Camaro, FSS/F, 9.928, 134.36.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Tina Summerton, Los Angeles, Calif., '72 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.938, 106.61  def.
Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., '70 Camero, E/SA, 11.216, 107.19.

SUPER COMP
Justin Morgan, Concord, Calif., dragster, 9.154, 150.85  def.
Greg Boutte, Loma Linda, Calif., dragster, foul.

SUPER GAS
Dave Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '05 Cavalier, 10.087, 159.31  def.
Barry Willoughby, Eagle, Idaho, '67 Camaro, 10.077, 148.09.

SUPER STREET
Brian Griffey, Glendale, Ariz., '70 Charger, 11.065, 125.61  def.
Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., '93 Grand Prix, 11.083, 152.85.

TOP DRAGSTER
Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., dragster, 6.928, 197.33  def.
Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Darryn O'Connor, Fort St. John, B.C., '04 Cavalier, 7.320, 178.10  def.
Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., '06 Grand Am, 7.391, 187.00.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 8.316, 163.91  def.
Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, 8.902, 152.90.



Saturday

LAS VEGAS Day two is complete as is the qualifying rounds of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The alcohol classes had a pair of qualifying runs today as well as the rest of the classes in competition and also started early rounds of eliminations.

Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman ran one qualifying session today and will continue with eliminations on Sunday.

Racing starts up at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning with eliminations.  Tickets are $25 for adults, children 6-14 are $5 per day 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 final 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) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.349 seconds, 267.59 mph
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.378, 268.92
3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.380, 269.67
4) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.405, 270.32
5) Bill Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.409, 264.80
6) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.455, 258.27
7) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.470, 262.33
8) Shawn Cowie, Surry, B.C., 5.491, 267.00
Not Qualified
9) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., 5.611, 251.77
10) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.667, 247.29

First round TAD pairings
1) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.349 seconds, 267.59 mph vs.
8) Shawn Cowie, Surry, B.C., 5.491, 267.00

2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.378, 268.92 vs.
7) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.470, 262.33

3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.380, 269.67 vs.
6) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.455, 258.27

4) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 5.405, 270.32 vs.
5) Bill Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.409, 264.80

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '14 Mustang, 5.603 seconds, 262.23 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.622, 262.23
3) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.658, 261.57
4) Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.678, 258.27
5) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.686, 256.84
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.695, 253.52
7) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.723, 259.01
8) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.731, 254.71
Not Qualified
9) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '14 Monte Carlo, 5.784, 246.35
10) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 5.838, 236.75
11) Hannes Wernhart, Bakersfield, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.845, 246.48
12) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.942, 251.49
13) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '15 Camaro, 6.081, 249.26
14) Shawn Rizzone, Hesperia, Calif., '09 Mustang, 6.091, 239.82
15) Mike Drake, Glendora, Calif., '01 Avenger, 6.143, 243.46
16) Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley, Calif., '02 Firebird, 7.879, 101.86

First round TAFC pairings
1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '14 Mustang, 5.603 seconds, 262.23 mph vs.
8) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.731, 254.71

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.622, 262.23 vs.
7) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.723, 259.01

3) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.658, 261.57 vs.
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.695, 253.52

4) Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.678, 258.27 vs.
 5) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.686, 256.84

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.545 seconds, -0.665 (under index)
2) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.071, -0.619
3) Lou Ficco Jr., Wheat Ridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AP, 7.290, -0.580
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '53 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.273, -0.557
5) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '13 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.143, -0.547
6) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '13 Camaro, B/AA, 7.066, -0.544
7) Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., dragster, B/DA, 6.939, -0.541
8) Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.919, -0.161
9) Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '07 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.968, -0.062
10) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.936, 0.316

SUPER STOCK
1) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.280 seconds, -0.990 (under index)
2) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.662, -0.968
3) Kayla Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '93 Daytona, GT/HA, 10.277, -0.963
4) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.495, -0.935
5) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.288, -0.932
6) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.777, -0.903
7) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.556, -0.884
8) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, GT/AA, 9.387, -0.883
9) Gary McGlasson, Los Lunas, N.M., '69 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.850, -0.880
10) Eddie Leabo, Alta Loma, Calif., '98 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.314, -0.876

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) BJ Graham, Tempe, Ariz., '75 Mavrick, U/SA, 14.089 seconds, -1.021 (under index)
2) Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.191, -0.999
3) George Thomson, Acton, Calif., '72 Cutlass, G/SA, 11.228, -0.982
4) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.090, -0.970
5) Tina Summerton, Los Angeles, Calif., '72 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.911, -0.959
6) Chuck Echmalian, Huntington Beach, Calif., '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.404, -0.956
7) Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '68 Firebird, C/SA, 10.651, -0.949
8) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.492, -0.948
9) Dwight Machael, Las Vegas, Nev., '62 Fury, B/SA, 10.492, -0.948
10) Barry Pollard, Regina, Sask., '76 Roadrunner, H/SA, 11.414, -0.946

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '14 Camaro, 6.622 seconds, 208.39 mph
2) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.662, 207.27
3) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.780, 199.61
4) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '63 Corvette, 6.850, 203.40
5) Mike Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.864, 201.94
6) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.887, 202.03
7) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '53 Corvette, 6.941, 198.12
8) Rick Bowman, Solon, Iowa, '68 Camaro, 6.959, 200.44
9) Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, 6.961, 196.30
10) Steve Faller, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., '63 Corvette, 6.986, 201.01

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.059 seconds, 231.60 mph
2) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.068, 228.42
3) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.227, 222.77
4) Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., dragster, 6.241, 221.74
5) Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu, Ariz., dragster, 6.372, 215.37
6) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.402, 212.06
7) Jake Morris, McKinneyville, Calif., dragster, 6.510, 211.03
8) Stephanie Crifasi, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.532, 206.89
9) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., dragster, 6.601, 212.29
10) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 6.611, 206.73

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
3) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
4) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
5) Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, ETMX, 0.007
6) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.010
7) Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., '97 Suzuki, SMC, 0.011
8) Justin King, Henderson, Nev., '08 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.012
9) Eric Jaquith, San Tan Valley, Ariz., '06 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.017
10) Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.020



Friday

LAS VEGAS Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second of seven in the NHRA Pacific Division where drivers will earn points leading to national, regional and divisional championships.

The 270 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes highlight the event making one qualifying run today and continue with two more rounds of qualifying on Saturday.

The division's Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes also made a pair of runs and will make a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by rounds of eliminations beginning at 2 p.m.  Super Stock, Super Gas and the rest of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today, which will continue tomorrow, followed by early rounds of eliminations and final eliminations on Sunday. 

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with final qualifying and time trials set to begin at 8:00 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars will run their last rounds of qualifying at noon & 4 p.m.

Sunday kicks off at 8 a.m. with eliminations in all classes.  Admission for the event is $25 for adults, children 6-14 are $5 per day and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

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) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.370 seconds, 267.43 mph
2) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.378, 268.01
3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.380, 269.67
4) Bill Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.428, 264.80
5) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.501, 260.76
6) Shawn Cowie, Surry, B.C., 5.514, 267.00
7) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.667, 247.29
8) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 6.023, 228.92
Not Qualified
9) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., 9.747, 98.36

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '14 Mustang, 5.603 seconds, 262.23 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.622, 262.23
3) Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.678, 258.27
4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.723, 259.01
5) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.731, 254.71
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.812, 251.39
7) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.942, 251.49
8) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '15 Camaro, 6.081, 249.26
Not Qualified
9) Hannes Wernhart, Bakersfield, Calif., '09 Mustang, 6.097, 235.43
10) Mike Drake, Glendora, Calif., '01 Avenger, 6.152, 243.15
11) Shawn Rizzone, Hesperia, Calif., '09 Mustang, 6.159, 236.22
12) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.415, 163.29
13) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 10.306, 82.03
14) Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley, Calif., '02 Firebird, 10.319, 96.26
15) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '15 Camaro, 10.376, 138.02

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.545 seconds, -0.665 (under index)
2) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.071, -0.619
3) Lou Ficco Jr., Wheat Ridge, Colo., '09 GXP, B/AP, 7.293, -0.577
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '53 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.273, -0.557
5) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.143, -0.547
6) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '13 Camaro, B/AA, 7.066, -0.544
7) Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., dragster, B/DA, 6.939, -0.541
8) Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.919, -0.161
9) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.936, 0.316

SUPER STOCK
1) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.280 seconds, -0.990 (under index)
2) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.662, -0.968
3) Kayla Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '93 Daytona, GT/HA, 10.277, -0.963
4) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.495, -0.935
5) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Mustang, FSS/E, 9.288, -0.932
6) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.777, -0.903
7) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.556, -0.884
8) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '70 Challenger, GT/AA, 9.387, -0.883
9) Gary McGlasson, Los Lunas, N.M., '69 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.850, -0.880
10) Eddie Leabo, Alta Loma, Calif., '98 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.314, -0.876

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.090 seconds, -0.970 (under index)
2) Tina Summerton, Los Angeles, Calif., '72 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.911, -0.959
3) Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '68 Firebird, C/SA, 10.651, -0.949
4) Dwight Machael, Las Vegas, Nev., '62 Fury, B/SA, 10.492, -0.948
5) Barry Pollard, Regina, Sask., '76 Roadrunner, H/SA, 11.414, -0.946
6) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.501, -0.939
7) Clark Holroyd, Chino, Calif., '70 Nova, A/S, 10.209, -0.931
8) Jesse Sanderson, South Jordan, Utah, '73 Dart, F/SA, 11.130, -0.930
9) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '64 Dodge, G/SA, 11.298, -0.912
10) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.198, -0.912

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jay Payne, Onterio, Calif., '13 Camaro, 6.070 seconds, 241.20 mph
2) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.662, 207.27
3) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '14 Camaro, 6.674, 207.50
4) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Mustang, 6.780, 199.61
5) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '63 Corvette, 6.850, 203.40
6) Mike Chitty, Ames, Iowa, '04 Cavalier, 6.864, 201.94
7) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.887, 202.03
8) Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, 6.961, 196.30
9) Rick Bowman, Solon, Iowa, '68 Camaro, 6.981, 200.23
10) Steve Faller, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., '63 Corvette, 6.986, 201.01

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.059 seconds, 231.60 mph
2) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.068, 226.96
3) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.227, 222.77
4) Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu, Ariz., dragster, 6.372, 215.37
5) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.422, 211.89
6) Jake Morris, McKinneyville, Calif., dragster, 6.510, 211.03
7) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., dragster, 6.601, 212.29
8) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 6.622, 206.73
9) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.651, 201.22
10) Lyle Byrum, El Paso, Texas, dragster, 6.653, 204.85

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Kirk Walton, Salt Lake City, Utah, '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
3) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
4) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.006
5) Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, ETMX, 0.007
6) Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., '97 Suzuki, SMC, 0.011
7) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.019
8) Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.020
9) John Coburn, Mesa, Ariz., '96 Buell, ETMX, 0.025
10) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.047



Preview

LAS VEGAS - The NHRA Pacific Division makes its second stop at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 17-19. 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, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 8 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at noon and 4 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 3 p.m. and noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday. 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 6-14 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, 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, April 17-19

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, April 17 - 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, April 18 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue 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, April 19 - 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 - 14 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. For more information call Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (800) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Joey Severance, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Tony Mandella, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Super Stock: Peter Biondo, Stock Eliminator; Raquel Roper, Super Comp; Robert Naber, Super Gas; Bernie Polvadore, Super Street; Dean Hall, Top Sportsman; Thomas Bayer, Top Dragster; Leo Shaver, 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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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