Inaugural winners crowned in NHRA State Championships
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nevada State Championships winner
Lyndzi Powers (photo by Tim Marshall)

NHRA kicked off its new State Championship program last month at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which hosted the NHRA Nevada State Championships, and at Oklahoma Sooner Motorplex, host to the NHRA Oklahoma State Championships. In the program, geared toward the NHRA Summit Racing Series and announced late last year, one NHRA member track in each state or Canadian province hosts the event each year. The event will rotate each year among the member tracks in each region.

The Nevada State Championships opened the series in early May, and The Strip crowned the first seven NHRA Nevada state champions: Doug Carter (Super Pro), Steve Kachoian (Pro), Lyndzi Powers (Sportsman), Kahea Woods (Motorcycle), Vanessa Hodges (High School), Vince Generalao (Jr. Dragster Lightning), and Kylie Wakenhut (Jr. Dragster Thunder).

Mission Raceway race director Wally Duperon, left, congratulated the British Columbia Provincial Championship winners, from left, Brianna Jackman, Phil Marvetz, Dave Jung, Kevin Brennan, Mike Goan, and Tyler Smith.
(photo courtesy SpeedZone Magazine)

In the NHRA South Central Division, Oklahoma Sooner Motorplex hosted the Oklahoma State Championships May 22, and in Division 6, Mission Raceway hosted the most recent event (June 5), the NHRA Provincial Championships in British Columbia.

The winners at Mission were Mike Goan (Super Pro), Dave Jung (Pro), Phil Marvetz (Sportsman), Kevin Brennan (Bike), Brianna Jackman (Jr. Dragster Thunder), and Tyler Smith (Jr. Dragster Lightning).