California natives dominate in Sonoma

7/27/2015


DIVISION 7
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif., July 24-26, 2015

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


Monday

SONOMA, Calif. Seven California racers took home wins from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series presented by Korbel at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. Racers from all over the state were represented in the final rounds making this a golden weekend for NHRA racing in California.

Brentwood, Calif., competitor Jim Grossi Jr., took home the trophy in Super Stock and the second of his career. Grossi posted a winning run of 9.725 seconds, 112.50 mph over Dennis Paz, Stockton, Calif., 11.842 seconds, 102.98 mph runner-up finish. Paz had a big starting line advantage, but Grossi took the win with a margin of victory of .0400 seconds, approximately 6 feet. This is a comeback performance for Grossi, who earned his first win in Super Stock in 1997.

Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., who won here last year, was better off the line posting a 0.013 second reaction time and a winning run of 8.959 seconds, 159.87 mph. Jerry Dean, Olathe, Kan., who was making his first final round appearance, posted a runner up finish of 8.902 seconds, 159.83 mph.

In Super Street, it was a battle of California natives with Joseph Greco, San Jose, Calif., running 10.891 seconds, 146.23 mph and taking the double breakout win. Greco ran closer to the index over Richard Tucker, Acampo, Calif., who posted a 10.869 second, 127.91 mph runner- up finish.

Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., finished his run in Comp Eliminator posting a time of 9.044 seconds, 139.70 mph over Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif. McClay had been recording great lights in the prior rounds, but he just missed the tree by -0.003 in the final to give the automatic Competition Eliminator win to DePalma.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Greg Harrison, Livermore, Calif., in Super Gas, and Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., in Stock Eliminator. Garrett Richards, Tacoma, Wash., ran 6.031 seconds, at 241.80 mph and took the win in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Series. In the division's Top Sportsman class it was Keith White, Paradise, Calif., taking the win, while Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., won in Top Dragster.

In the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley-Davidson, Jake Havens, Edmonds, Wash., was first off the line and held the win. Mike Beland, West Palm Beach, Fla., grabbed the win in Top Fuel Harley over 2014 National Champion Tommy Grimes. Janette Thornley laid down a 7.328 second 180.40 mph over Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio to capture the Pro Fuel Harley win. Back in the winner's circle was Michael Beland, for Hot Street Harley; Dani Grimes, Grass Valley, Calif. took the trophy for Pro Gas Harley; and the Screamin' Eagle Performance Harley went to John Cabral, Tracy, Calif.

Pacific Division racers head to Rocky Mountain Raceway for a double header in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, September, 25-26 and 27-28.

 

The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '01 Dakota, PST, 7.564, 161.77 
def. Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., dragster, C/ED, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Jim Grossi Jr., Brentwood, Calif., '95 Achieva, GT/BA, 9.725, 112.50 
def. Dennis Paz, Stockton, Calif., '65 El Camino, GT/MA, 11.842, 102.98.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu Wgn, L/SA, 12.232, 100.80 
def. Jeff Jerome, Los Angeles, Calif., '63 Savoy, A/SA, 10.243, 127.68.

SUPER COMP
Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., dragster, 8.959, 159.87 
def. Jerry Dean, Olathe, Kan., dragster, 8.902, 159.83.

SUPER GAS
Greg Harrison, Livermore, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.908, 156.97 
def. John Whitmore, Mrytle Creek, Ore., '05 Cavalier, 9.892, 166.31.

SUPER STREET
Joseph Greco, San Jose, Calif., '69 AMX, 10.891, 146.23 
def. Richard Tucker, Acampo, Calif., '67 Camaro, 10.869, 127.91.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Keith White, Paradise, Calif., '98 Ranger, 7.335, 185.97 
def. Doug Crumlich, Irvine, Calif., '96 Corvette, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER
Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., dragster, 6.760, 201.73 
def. Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 6.626, 205.54.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Jake Havens, Edmonds, Wash., '95 Suzuki Katana, 8.003, 160.44 
def. John Cabral, Tracy, Calif., '10 Destroyer, 10.599, 98.43.

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Mike Beland, West Palm Beach, Fla., '03 Weekend, broke 
def. Tommy Grimes, Pfafftown, N.C., '14 H-D, broke.

PRO FUEL HARLEY
Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., '15 HRP, 7.328, 180.40 
def. Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '11 PFH, broke.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Michael Beland, West Palm Beach, Fla., '08 Dyna, 12.000, 110.59 
def. Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '07 Dyna, foul.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Dani Grimes, Grass Valley, Calif., '89 H-D, 8.158, 166.05 
def. Stan Sheppard, Castro Valley, Calif., '96 Prostock, 9.279, 132.84.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE PERFORMANCE HARLEY
John Cabral, Tracy, Calif., '06 Destroyer, 10.804, 115.45  was unopposed.


Saturday

SONOMA, Calif. Fields were set today for all classes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway and the Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel Champagne as racers will go into final eliminations on Sunday morning.

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racing set to begin at 8:30 a.m. and will continuing throughout the day, culminating with the winner's circle celebration.

Spectator tickets are $20 for adults, children 12 and under are free. For more information please call (800) 870-RACE or visit www.racesonoma.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Joshua Lee, Paldale, Calif., '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.693 seconds, -0.847 (under index)
2) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 7.885, -0.655
3) Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., dragster, C/ED, 7.229, -0.601
4) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '01 Dakota, PST, 7.370, -0.600
5) Steve Graham, S.San Francisco, Calif., '12 GXP, C/A, 7.312, -0.558
6) Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.385, -0.555
7) Wayne Ramay, Simi Valley, Calif., dragster, B/ND, 7.018, -0.542
8) Jd Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.973, -0.457
9) Craig Schuck, Springfield, Ore., dragster, I/D, 6.894, -0.336
10) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.224, -0.306

SUPER STOCK
1) Rodger Comstock, Ft.Lauderdale, Fla., '14 Camaro, FSS/D, 8.875 seconds, -1.025 (under index)
2) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '68 Barracuda, GT/AA, 9.092, -1.008
3) Tony Hewes, Reno, Nev., '69 Shelby, GT/BA, 9.251, -0.999
4) Andrew Durham, Monrovia, Calif., '11 Challenger, FSS/E, 9.081, -0.969
5) Kayla Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '93 Daytona, GT/HA, 10.096, -0.954
6) Mike Cotten, Cave Creek, Ariz., '70 Barracuda, GT/GA, 9.959, -0.941
7) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Road Runner, SS/FA, 9.620, -0.830
8) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.453, -0.797
9) James Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.355, -0.795
10) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.162, -0.788

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '62 Fury, A/SA, 9.928 seconds, -1.072 (under index)
2) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, F/SA, 10.854, -0.996
3) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, AA/SA, 9.632, -0.968
4) Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., '70 Camaro, E/SA, 10.734, -0.966
5) Larry Gilley, Hilmar, Calif., '69 Dart, E/SA, 10.739, -0.961
6) Tina Summerton, Los Angeles, Calif., '72 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.691, -0.959
7) Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '71 Duster, D/SA, 10.596, -0.954
8) Mark Lelchook, Foresthill, Calif., '69 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.902, -0.948
9) Joe Chaney, Pittsburg, Calif., '64 Belvedere, I/SA, 11.355, -0.945
10) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 10.918, -0.932

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.584 seconds, 210.18 mph
2) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.810, 206.01
3) Brad Brewer, Fairfield, Calif., '12 Cobalt, 6.880, 200.23
4) Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., '05 Grand AM, 6.894, 201.37
5) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.909, 201.04
6) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.923, 200.26
7) Daniel Borg, San Francisco, Calif., '99 Monte Carlo, 6.931, 202.21
8) Sam Blaylock, San Francisco, Calif., '91 Cutlass, 6.937, 200.17
9) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.968, 196.36
10) David Cook, Novato, Calif., '03 Mustang, 7.015, 194.86

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.013 seconds, 229.55 mph
2) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.181, 224.28
3) Jake Morris, McKinneyville, Calif., dragster, 6.288, 219.26
4) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., dragster, 6.407, 218.23
5) Melissa Fedrick, Sonoma, Calif., dragster, 6.541, 205.85
6) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.550, 204.48
7) Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 6.576, 206.70
8) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., dragster, 6.591, 204.54
9) George Prather, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, 6.600, 205.10
10) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., dragster, 6.642, 201.22

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Jim Young, Citrus Heights, Calif., '03 H-d Vrod, SMC, 0.006 seconds reaction time
2) Jason Garza, Eureka, Calif., '01 Kawasaki ZRX, SMC, 0.009
3) John Toler, Eureka, Calif., '78 Kawasaki KZ, SMC, 0.014
4) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '78 Kawasaki KZ, SMC, 0.014
5) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.027
6) John Cabral, Tracy, Calif., '10 Destroyer, SMC, 0.028
7) Jake Havens, Edmonds, Wash., '95 Suzuki Katana, SMC, 0.036
8) Sam Blaylock Jr., San Francisco, Calif., '95 Kawasaki KZ, SMC, 0.036
9) Brian Jennings, Martinez, Calif., '81 Suzuki GS1100, SMC, 0.038
10) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.039

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Tommy Grimes, Pfafftown, N.C., '14 H-D, 6.480 seconds, 224.36 mph
2) Ron Gledhill, Cochese, Ariz., '10 H-D, 6.509, 213.91
3) Tony Ruggiero, Fresno, Calif., '09 Weekend, 7.193, 187.31
4) Mike Beland, West Palm Beach, Fla., '03 Weekend, 8.284, 145.22

PRO FUEL HARLEY
1) Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '11 PFH, 7.369 seconds, 171.36 mph
2) Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., '15 HRP, 7.428, 179.14

PRO GAS HARLEY
1) Dani Grimes, Grass Valley, Calif., '89 H-D, 8.486 seconds, 158.80 mph
2) Stan Sheppard, Castro Valley, Calif., '96 Prostock, 8.814, 140.34

NOSTALGIA A-FUEL
1) Kin Bates, Anderson, Calif., dragster, 6.210 seconds, 230.21 mph
2) Bobby Cottrell, Whittier, Calif., dragster, 6.298, 221.52
3) Shawn Corbari, San Jose, Calif., dragster, 6.391, 217.88
4) Drew Austin, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 6.448, 215.34
5) Jerry Kumre Jr., Rohnert Park, Calif., dragster, 9.429, 79.67
6) Dennis Allen, North Highlands, Calif., dragster, 17.547, 49.09

WEST COAST OUTLAW PRO MODS
1) Garrett Richards, Tacoma, Wash., '12 Mustang, 5.983 seconds, 243.02 mph
2) Rob Cacioppo, Orangevale, Calif., '63 Corvette, 6.027, 229.98
3) Kirk Kuhns, Yorba Linda, Calif., '59 Corvette, 6.049, 239.95
4) Sean Renteria, Hollister, Calif., '65 Valiant, 6.065, 236.84
5) Rod Burbage, Anderson, Calif., '69 Camaro, 6.074, 236.38
6) Andrew Berry, Paso Robles, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.094, 247.52
7) Rob Moore, El Cajon, Calif., '60 Impala, 6.140, 236.01
8) John Durden, San Juan Batista, Calif., '58 Corvette, 6.262, 228.31
9) Tony Jurado, Pleasanton, Calif., '57 Chevrolet, 6.276, 234.04
10) Andy Kouerinis, Pacifica, Calif., '68 Firebird, 6.369, 219.01




Friday

SONOMA, Calif. NHRA Pacific division racers are back in action as they kicked off their NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 event presented by Korbel Champagne at Sonoma Raceway for the first of back to back NHRA weekends at the facility.  The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series is also running this weekend highlighted by the Top Fuel Harley class.  

Today's action included two rounds of qualifying for racers in Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman along with a single pass for the Harley-Davidson Top Fuel and Pro Fuel classes as well as Pro Mod and Nostalgia A/Fuel.  Top Dragster, Comp and Top Sportsman will get a final qualifying pass on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. while the Harley classes, Pro Mod and A/Fuel will get a pair of runs at noon and 3:30 p.m.  Final qualifying and time trials for the remaining classes will also take place on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. with round 1 of eliminations for some classes set for Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday.  Tickets are $20 each day, children 12 and under are free. For more information please call (800) 870-RACE or visit www.racesonoma.com.

The following are Friday's results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel Champagne at Sonoma Raceway:

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Joshua Lee, Paldale, Calif., '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.693 seconds, -0.847 (under index)
2) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 7.929, -0.611
3) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '01 Dakota, PST, 7.370, -0.600
4) Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., dragster, C/ED, 7.241, -0.589
5) Steve Graham, S.San Francisco, Calif., '12 GXP, C/A, 7.312, -0.558
6) Wayne Ramay, Simi Valley, Calif., dragster, B/ND, 7.030, -0.530
7) Jd Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.999, -0.431
8) Craig Schuck, Springfield, Ore., dragster, I/D, 6.894, -0.336
9) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.224, -0.306
10) Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.691, -0.249

SUPER STOCK
1) Rodger Comstock, Ft.Lauderdale, Fla., '14 Camaro, FSS/D, 8.875 seconds, -1.025 (under index)
2) Tony Hewes, Reno, Nev., '69 Shelby, GT/BA, 9.251, -0.999
3) Andrew Durham, Monrovia, Calif., '11 Challenger, FSS/E, 9.081, -0.969
4) Kayla Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '93 Daytona, GT/HA, 10.096, -0.954
5) Mike Cotten, Cave Creek, Ariz., '70 Barracuda, GT/GA, 9.959, -0.941
6) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '68 Barracuda, GT/AA, 9.183, -0.917
7) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Road Runner, SS/FA, 9.620, -0.830
8) James Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.362, -0.788
9) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.162, -0.788
10) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.469, -0.781

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '62 Fury, A/SA, 9.963 seconds, -1.037 (under index)
2) Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., '73 Duster, F/SA, 10.854, -0.996
3) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, AA/SA, 9.635, -0.965
4) Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '71 Duster, D/SA, 10.596, -0.954
5) Mark Lelchook, Foresthill, Calif., '69 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.902, -0.948
6) Joe Chaney, Pittsburg, Calif., '64 Belvedere, I/SA, 11.355, -0.945
7) Larry Gilley, Hilmar, Calif., '69 Dart, E/SA, 10.769, -0.931
8) Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., '74 Firebird, I/SA, 11.393, -0.907
9) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 10.950, -0.900
10) Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.120, -0.880

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.596 seconds, 210.18 mph
2) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.810, 206.01
3) Brad Brewer, Fairfield, Calif., '12 Cobalt, 6.880, 200.23
4) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.910, 200.23
5) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.923, 199.85
6) Daniel Borg, San Francisco, Calif., '99 Monte Carlo, 6.932, 201.97
7) Sam Blaylock, San Francisco, Calif., '91 Cutlass, 6.937, 200.17
8) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.968, 196.36
9) David Cook, Novato, Calif., '03 Mustang, 7.034, 193.85
10) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.083, 195.36

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., dragster, 6.075 seconds, 227.19 mph
2) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.202, 223.91
3) Jake Morris, McKinneyville, Calif., dragster, 6.288, 219.26
4) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., dragster, 6.407, 218.23
5) Melissa Fedrick, Sonoma, Calif., dragster, 6.541, 205.85
6) Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., dragster, 6.550, 204.48
7) Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 6.576, 206.70
8) George Prather, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, 6.600, 205.10
9) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., dragster, 6.648, 201.22
10) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.684, 202.21

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Jim Young, Citrus Heights, Calif., '03 H-d Vrod, SMC, 0.006 seconds reaction time
2) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '78 Kawasaki KZ, SMC, 0.037
3) John Toler, Eureka, Calif., '78 Kawasaki KZ, SMC, 0.040
4) David Botelho, Tracy, Calif., '00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.040
5) Jason Garza, Eureka, Calif., '01 Kawasaki ZRX, SMC, 0.043
6) John Cabral, Tracy, Calif., '10 Destroyer, SMC, 0.063
7) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.071
8) Jake Havens, Edmonds, Wash., '95 Suzuki Katana, SMC, 0.080
9) Trace St Germain, San Jose, Calif., '78 Kawasaki Z1R, SMC, 0.094
10) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.164

TOP FUEL HARLEY
1) Tommy Grimes, Pfafftown, N.C., '14 H-D, 6.480 seconds, 224.36 mph
2) Ron Gledhill, Cochese, Ariz., '10 H-D, 6.509, 213.91

PRO FUEL HARLEY
1) Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., '15 HRP, 7.484 seconds, 171.08 mph
2) Dennis Fisher, Dayton, Ohio, '11 PFH, 7.810, 138.71

WEST COAST OUTLAW PRO MODS
1) Rob Cacioppo, Orangevale, Calif., '63 Corvette, 6.027 seconds, 229.98 mph
2) Kirk Kuhns, Yorba Linda, Calif., '59 Corvette, 6.049, 237.13
3) Rod Burbage, Anderson, Calif., '69 Camaro, 6.101, 233.80
4) Tony Jurado, Pleasanton, Calif., '57 Chevrolet, 6.308, 209.82
5) John Durden, San Juan Batista, Calif., '58 Corvette, 6.351, 221.05
6) Andrew Berry, Paso Robles, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.383, 184.60
7) Justin Wake, Clovis, Calif., '68 Camaro, 8.955, 107.00
8) Andy Kouerinis, Pacifica, Calif., '68 Firebird, 9.139, 95.09
9) Rob Moore, El Cajon, Calif., '60 Impala, 9.548, 87.02




Preview

SONOMA, Calif. - The NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel will be hosted by Sonoma Raceway on July 24-26. The event is the one of seven events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will run in conjunction with the event as well as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and continue Saturday at 8:30a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m.  Top Fuel and Pro Fuel Harley-Davidson classes qualify at 3 p.m. on Friday and noon and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Pro Mods and Nostalgia A/Fuel qualify on Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Eliminations begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. and continue on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets for Sonoma Raceway are $5 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

The Sonoma Raceway is located north of San Rafael, at the junction of Highways 37 and 121.  For more information call the track, (800) 870-RACE, or visit www.RaceSonoma.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel, one of seven 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 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 as well as the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

WHERE: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located north of San Rafael, at the junction of Highways 37 and 121.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 24-26

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 24 - Qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Top Fuel and Pro Fuel Harley qualify at 3 p.m. Pro Mod and A/Fuel qualify at 4 p.m.  SATURDAY, July 25 - Qualifying and time trials continue at 8:30 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator, and Top Sportsman qualify at 11:30 a.m. Top Fuel and Pro Fuel Harley qualify at noon and 3:30 p.m. Pro Mod and A/Fuel qualify at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Eliminations begin at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 26 - Eliminations continue at 8:30 a.m.

 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $5 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Sonoma Raceway, (800) 870-RACE, or visit www.RaceSonoma.com.

2014 EVENT WINNERS: Brian Hyerstay, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Super Stock: Kyle Rizzoli, Stock Eliminator; Val Torress, Super Comp; Marko Perivolaris, Super Gas; Allen Macham, Super Street; Jeffrey Gillette, Top Sportsman; Mike McBrair, Top Dragster; Brian Jennings, 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA HARLEY-DAVIDSON DRAG RACING SERIES: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, classes include Top Fuel Harley, Pro Fuel, Pro Gas, Draggin' Bagger, Street Pro, Hot Street, and an Index Class. The series posts an event purse of nearly $20,000 with a total series purse of more than $200,000.

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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