Severance, Gordon lead winners in Arizona

3/6/2016


DIVISION 7
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Phoenix, Ariz., March 4-6, 2016

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


Sunday

CHANDLER, AZ. – In the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., and Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., took home wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Severance, defending event champion, came from the No. 2 qualifying position and worked his way through the field, running 6.879 seconds at 255.19 mph in his final round victory over No. 1 qualifier Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., who ran 6.933 seconds at 226.20 mph. Both racers experienced trouble in the final, and Demke had the advantage at the starting line, but Severance was able to run down the lane quicker earning his 20th Wally trophy.

Gordon was the No. 1 qualifier and faced off against the No. 2 qualifier and defending event champion, Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif. Gordon posted a winning run of 5.535 seconds, 267.53 mph in his '15 Camaro over Westerfield who had the advantage at the line. Gordon made a strong pass while Westerfield finished with a 5.622 second, 264.29 mph lap for his runner up finish.

Two series hitters faced off in the final of Comp Eliminator with Alan Ellis and Jeff Lane going to battle in a close race from start to finish. In the end it was Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, taking the win by 3 inches over defending event champion Lane, North Bend, Wash., in his '10 Cobalt. It was Lane who took the starting line advantage, but was unable to hold off Ellis and his '23 Ford. Ellis won with a lap of 6.568 seconds at 203.61 mph, and earned his 13th Wally trophy.

Brad Pierce, Riverside, Calif., capitalized on Val Torres' red light foul start for the win in Super Gas. Pierce followed up his National Event win on this track last weekend, with his first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event win and Wally trophy.

In Top Sportsman, Mike Federer, Buckley, Wash., defeated local racer David Armstrong, Mesa, Az., with a pass of 7.296 seconds at 178.52 mph earning his first Wally in Top Sportsman and his 39th Wally overall in four different categories.

Other winners in the Lucas Oil Series were Andrew Durham, Monrovia, Calif., over Kyle Rizzoli in Super Stock; Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., over Sara Moldenhauer in Super Comp; Local racer Mike Decarolis, Chandler, Ariz., defeated Keith Downing in Super Street; and John Lobner, Desoto, Kan., took out Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., in the Top Dragster class. Winning in the Harley-Davidson Series was Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., who won in the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson.

Pacific Division racers head to Las Vegas for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, April, 8-10.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 6.879, 255.19 def.
Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 6.933, 226.20.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.535, 267.53 def.
Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.622, 264.29.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 Ford, A/AP, 6.568, 203.61 def.
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.071, 164.29.

SUPER STOCK
Andrew Durham, Monrovia, Calif., '11 Challenger, FSS/E, 9.366, 140.02 def.
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., '69 Camaro, SS/CA, 9.672, 121.72.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Tibor Kadar, Phoenix, Ariz., '64 Fairlane, A/SA, 10.285, 121.43 def.
Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Chevy II, G/S, 11.017, 119.31.

SUPER COMP
Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., '02 Worthy, 8.898, 175.25 def.
Sarah Moldenhauer, El Cajon, Calif., '03 Undercover, 8.887, 169.19.

SUPER GAS
Brad Pierce, Riverside, Calif., '58 Corvette, 9.903, 143.58 def.
Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., '63 Corvette, foul.

SUPER STREET
Mike Decarolis, Chandler, Ariz., '72 Nova, 10.917, 130.94 def.
Keith Downing, Glendale, Ariz., '79 Arrow, 10.899, 132.36.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '83 Suzuki GS, 8.614, 143.34 def.
Dan Nielsen, West Jordan, Utah, '78 Kawasaki, 9.089, 141.47.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., '06 Grand AM, 7.296, 178.52 def.
David Armstrong, Mesa, Ariz., '88 Camaro, 7.584, 182.72.

TOP DRAGSTER
John Lobner, DeSoto, Kan., '13 Mullis, 6.618, 208.36 def.
Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '11 Spitzer, 6.376, 217.32.


Saturday

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Racers made final qualifying runs today as the fields were set for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Points Race at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. 

Racers in eleven classes of competition took to the track that included Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars, Comp, Stock, and Super Stock.  Gates open at 7 a.m. on Sunday with racing scheduled to start at 8 a.m.  Tickets are $30 for adults and Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information please call Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (520) 796-5601 or visit www.RaceWildHorse.net.

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.255 seconds, 274.00 mph
2) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.288, 272.17
3) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.334, 269.08
4) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.386, 268.92
5) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., 5.398, 268.92
6) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.417, 273.94
7) Cody Perkins, Bluffdale, Utah, 5.712, 194.16

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.503 seconds, 268.92 mph
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.558, 266.11
3) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.572, 263.87
4) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.588, 258.02
5) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.592, 260.21
6) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.619, 260.86
7) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '14 Camaro, 5.631, 262.03
8) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.661, 260.26
Not Qualified
9) Bill Bernard, Littleton, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.694, 257.38
10) Charles McLaws, Winslow, Ariz., '04 Firebird, 5.765, 252.95
11) Stefan Kontos, Glendale, Ariz., '14 Mustang, 5.846, 251.39
12) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '15 Camaro, 5.937, 259.11
13) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '06 Mustang, 5.979, 244.29

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 Ford, A/AP, 6.526 seconds, -0.704 (under index)
2) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.102, -0.608
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '53 Corvette, AA/PM, 6.262, -0.598
4) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '10 Cobalt, D/SMA, 8.393, -0.587
5) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., '06 Uyehara, B/ND, 7.002, -0.558
6) Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '13 Fritz, B/ED, 7.022, -0.528
7) Bill Kent, Midland, Texas, '11 Frameworks, B/D, 6.772, -0.498
8) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 9.703, 0.663

SUPER STOCK
1) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.684 seconds, -0.966 (under index)
2) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.872, -0.928
3) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.489, -0.911
4) Neal Rhodes, Elizabeth, Colo., '08 Mustang, FGT/F, 9.698, -0.902
5) Randall Klein, Lincoln, Neb., '56 Nomad, SS/NA, 11.259, -0.891
6) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.422, -0.878
7) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.534, -0.866
8) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.238, -0.862
9) Byron Setters, Mesa, Ariz., '12 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.395, -0.855
10) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/IA, 10.346, -0.854

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Alex Kadar, Proria, Ariz., '03 Monte Carlo, CF/S, 14.105 seconds, -1.045 (under index)
2) BJ Graham, Tempe, Ariz., '75 Maverick, T/SA, 13.371, -1.029
3) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Chevy II, G/S, 10.953, -0.947
4) Bobby DeArmond, Gallup, N.M., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.077, -0.923
5) David McGaugh, Cresbard, S.D., '82 Camaro, K/SA, 11.741, -0.909
6) Earl Blake, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.941, -0.909
7) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.647, -0.903
8) Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '68 Firebird, C/SA, 10.501, -0.899
9) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Firebird, B/SA, 10.355, -0.895
10) Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., '74 Firebird, I/SA, 11.410, -0.890

SUPER COMP
1) George Garbiso, Las Vegas, Nev., '14 Yancer, S/C, 8.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Punch Johnson, Seligman, Ariz., '07 Yancer, S/C, 8.901, 0.001
3) John Lobner, DeSoto, Kan., '13 Mullis, S/C, 8.901, 0.001
4) Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '13 Erickson, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
5) Mark Darsow, Tempe, Ariz., '02 Mullis, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
6) Greg Boutte, Loma Linda, Calif., '14 American, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
7) Brian Coleman, Newark, Calif., '03 Van Ness, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
8) Ryen Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '14 Racetech, S/C, 8.903, 0.003
9) Keith Winters, Las Vegas, Nev., '06 Yancer, S/C, 8.904, 0.004
10) Chris Lindsay, Peoria, Ariz., '04 Yancer, S/C, 8.906, 0.006

SUPER GAS
1) Mike Chambers, , , '68 El Camino, S/G, 9.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Diana Anderson, Twin Falls, Idaho, '05 Corvette, S/G, 9.901, 0.001
3) Will Yakimetz, Vegreville, Alb., '94 Lumina, S/G, 9.902, 0.002
4) Aaron Kinard, Temecula, Calif., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.903, 0.003
5) David Rockcastle, Wittman, Ariz., '28 Chevrolet, S/G, 9.903, 0.003
6) Bill Dennis, Roswell, N.M., '08 Cadillac XLR, S/G, 9.904, 0.004
7) Craig Henderson, Midland, Texas, '34 Chevrolet, S/G, 9.908, 0.008
8) Gerald Turczyn Jr., Peoria, Ariz., '04 Corvette, S/G, 9.912, 0.012
9) Kenny Yeoman, Logandale, Nev., '93 Daytona, S/G, 9.912, 0.012
10) Dave Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '05 Cavalier, S/G, 9.918, 0.018

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Benjamin Board, Atlanta, Ga., '12 Camaro, 6.470 seconds, 204.82 mph
2) Bryan LaFlam, Gilbert, Ariz., '63 Corvette, 6.520, 219.54
3) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.564, 210.05
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.790, 199.91
5) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.808, 203.98
6) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.881, 203.37
7) Lynsi Snyder-ellingson, Glendora, Calif., '70 Barracuda, 6.903, 198.06
8) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.915, 200.98
9) Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., '05 Grand Am, 6.935, 200.77
10) David Armstrong, Mesa, Ariz., '88 Camaro, 6.952, 197.45

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., '02 Davis, 6.006 seconds, 230.96 mph
2) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., '15 Spitzer, 6.015, 233.44
3) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., '13 Spitzer, 6.062, 229.04
4) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., '95 Yancer, 6.118, 224.02
5) Matt Sackman, Channahon, Ill., '10 Spitzer, 6.246, 229.35
6) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '11 Spitzer, 6.349, 218.05
7) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., '14 Sarmento, 6.385, 216.51
8) Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale, Ariz., '15 American, 6.421, 217.77
9) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '15 Sarmento, 6.483, 209.04
10) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., '02 Undercover, 6.540, 206.86

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Patty Bluett, Chandler, Ariz., '01 Buell X1, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.002
3) Jeff Durfey, West Jordan, Utah, '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.013
4) John Coburn, Mesa, Ariz., '96 Buell S1, SMC, 0.016
5) Matt Bluett, Chandler, Ariz., '00 Buell, SMC, 0.017
6) Joe Mejio, Queen Creek, Ariz., '77 Yamaha, SMC, 0.018
7) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.020
8) Jay Thompson, Wittmann, Ariz., '73 Suzuki KZ, SMC, 0.022
9) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.027
10) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '83 Suzuki GS, SMC, 0.039



Friday

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division kicked off today at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park where nearly 500 racers took to the track for opening day qualifying and time trials.

Highlighting the day's action was the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes that made single qualifying passes while the racers in Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman made two qualifying runs.  The Alcohol classes will make a pair of qualifying runs on Saturday that will set the fields for Sunday's Eliminations.

Saturday's racing action gets underway at 8 a.m. for final time trials and qualifying in all classes. Eliminations are scheduled to begin Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

Tickets are $30 for adults each day and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information please call Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (520) 796-5601 or visit www.RaceWildHorse.net.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:


TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.278 seconds, 267.96 mph
2) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.288, 272.17
3) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., 5.398, 268.92
4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.417, 251.20
5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.647, 218.83
6) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 6.475, 146.86
7) Cody Perkins, Bluffdale, Utah, 12.900, 60.78

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.503 seconds, 268.28 mph
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.560, 265.95
3) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.619, 260.86
4) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.622, 263.87
5) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.629, 257.87
6) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '14 Camaro, 5.631, 262.03
7) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.647, 257.68
8) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.661, 260.26
Not Qualified
9) Charles McLaws, Winslow, Ariz., '04 Firebird, 5.765, 230.53
10) Bill Bernard, Littleton, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.849, 256.31
11) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '06 Mustang, 10.742, 103.36
12) Stefan Kontos, Glendale, Ariz., '14 Mustang, 12.478, 69.80
13) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '15 Camaro, 15.540, 59.67

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 Ford, A/AP, 6.526 seconds, -0.704 (under index)
2) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.102, -0.608
3) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '10 Cobalt, D/SMA, 8.430, -0.550
4) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., '06 Uyehara, B/ND, 7.014, -0.546
5) Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '13 Fritz, B/ED, 7.032, -0.518
6) Bill Kent, Midland, Texas, '11 Frameworks, B/D, 6.772, -0.498

SUPER STOCK
1) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.499 seconds, -0.901 (under index)
2) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.238, -0.862
3) Neal Rhodes, Elizabeth, Colo., '08 Mustang, FGT/F, 9.744, -0.856
4) Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., '10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.545, -0.855
5) Byron Setters, Mesa, Ariz., '12 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.404, -0.846
6) Gene Bichlmeier, Norfolk, Neb., '55 Chevrolet WGN, SS/O, 11.356, -0.844
7) Frank Grossi, Upland, Calif., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 9.258, -0.842
8) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.815, -0.835
9) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.420, -0.830
10) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.475, -0.825

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) BJ Graham, Tempe, Ariz., '75 Maverick, T/SA, 13.371 seconds, -1.029 (under index)
2) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Chevy II, G/S, 10.967, -0.933
3) Earl Blake, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.942, -0.908
4) Duane Dickens, San Clemente, Calif., '66 Chevy II, J/SA, 11.578, -0.872
5) Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., '74 Firebird, I/SA, 11.429, -0.871
6) David McGaugh, Cresbard, S.D., '82 Camaro, K/SA, 11.788, -0.862
7) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.688, -0.862
8) Cal Method, Kennewick, Wash., '68 Chevy II, H/SA, 11.290, -0.860
9) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 10.997, -0.853
10) Rick Kolber, Glendale, Ariz., '72 Duster, E/SA, 10.852, -0.848

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Benjamin Board, Atlanta, Ga., '12 Camaro, 6.470 seconds, 204.82 mph
2) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.621, 209.43
3) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.841, 202.88
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.867, 199.67
5) Lynsi Snyder-ellingson, Glendora, Calif., '70 Barracuda, 6.927, 197.19
6) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '12 Avenger, 6.930, 202.42
7) Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins, Colo., '05 Grand Am, 6.950, 200.77
8) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.970, 200.08
9) Don Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.981, 200.20
10) Greg Anderson, Snohomish, Wash., '68 Camaro, 6.993, 180.33

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., '02 Davis, 6.006 seconds, 230.96 mph
2) Bob Buttons, Winters, Calif., '15 Spitzer, 6.034, 232.31
3) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., '13 Spitzer, 6.068, 228.65
4) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., '95 Yancer, 6.118, 224.02
5) Matt Sackman, Channahon, Ill., '10 Spitzer, 6.263, 228.07
6) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '11 Spitzer, 6.371, 217.18
7) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., '14 Sarmento, 6.422, 216.51
8) Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale, Ariz., '15 American, 6.455, 217.77
9) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '15 Sarmento, 6.503, 209.04
10) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., '02 Undercover, 6.540, 206.86

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.013 seconds reaction time
2) Jeff Durfey, West Jordan, Utah, '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.013
3) John Coburn, Mesa, Ariz., '96 Buell S1, SMC, 0.016
4) Matt Bluett, Chandler, Ariz., '00 Buell, SMC, 0.017
5) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.023
6) Jay Thompson, Wittmann, Ariz., '73 Suzuki KZ, SMC, 0.033
7) DJ Martin, Glendale, Ariz., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.047
8) Joe Mejio, Queen Creek, Ariz., '77 Yamaha, SMC, 0.070
9) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '83 Suzuki GS, SMC, 0.070
10) Dan Nielsen, West Jordan, Utah, '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.076



Preview

CHANDLER, Ariz. –Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park will host the Pacific division season opener March 4 - 6, 2016 with the NHRA Pacific Division Points Race. The event is one of 45 events 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. 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 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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 at 3 p.m. on Friday and at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Eliminations begin on Sunday at 8 a.m. with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car running round 1 at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park are $30 each day and children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call the track, (520) 796-5601, or visit ww.racewildhorse.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Pacific Division Points Race, 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 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: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Ariz. Track is located at 20000 S. Maricopa Road. Take I-10 to Maricopa Road exit.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 4-6

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, March 4 - 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 & 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 5 - 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 & 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 6 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Eliminations begin at 8 a.m. First round of eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car are at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $30 Friday, $30 Saturday, $30 Sunday. Children 12 and under FREE with paid adult. For more information please call Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, (520) 796-5601 or visit www.racewildhorse.com

2015 EVENT WINNERS: Joey Severance, Top Alcohol Dragster; Shane Westerfield, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Andrew Durham, Super Stock: Jimmy DeFrank, Stock Eliminator; Bobby Mirizio, Super Comp; Peter Zak, Super Gas; David Kiesel, Super Street; Ed Olpin, Top Sportsman; Jesse Adams, Top Dragster; Mike Burkhart, 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 2016 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 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. 3

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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