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Wilson, Rizzoli, Mandella score wins at Auto Club Raceway

Ross Wilson, Kyle Rizzoli, and Phil Mandella Jr. were among the winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series arrived at the Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway.
14 May 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7

Preview | Saturday

In the final results from Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, local racers Ross Wilson, San Bernardino, Calif., and Phil Mandella Jr., Upland, Calif., took home the wins in Comp Eliminator and Stock Eliminator respectively.
 
Wilson, with a starting line advantage, raced down the track with a pass of 8.309 seconds in his final round victory over Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., who clocked in at 8.839 seconds.
 
Mandella Jr. faced off against Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., posting a winning run of 11.299 seconds at 108.27 mph in his ’69 Chevelle. McClanahan drove to a 10.259 second, 131.59 mph lap for his runner-up finish.
 
In the division’s Top Dragster class, it was Steve Casner with a starting line advantage against Rodger Comstock with Casner posting a winning run of 7.323 seconds, 162.35 mph in his ’99 Uyemento Dragster. Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif., took the victory in Top Sportsman in his ’01 Firebird with a winning pass of 7.416 seconds and 131.57 mph against Bud Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo. In the Sportsman Motorcycle Division, Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, defeated David Ochoa, Tulare, Calif., with a pass at 8.314 seconds at 143.51 mph. 
 
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calf., in Super Stock; Chad Webber, Kingman, Ariz., in Super Comp; Mike Lang, Northridge, Calif., in Super Gas; and Mike Decarolis, Chandler, Ariz., in Super Street. 

Pacific Division racers head to Sonoma Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 20-22.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Ross Wilson, San Bernardino, Calif., '05 Sunfire, C/SM, 8.309, 25.61  def. Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.839, 152.02. 

SUPER STOCK
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., '69 Camaro, SS/CA, 9.622, 133.47  def. Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.636, 135.22. 

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Phil Mandella Jr., Upland, Calif., '69 Chevelle, G/SA, 11.299, 108.27  def. Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 10.259, 131.51. 

SUPER COMP
Chad Webber, Kingman, Ariz., '16 Racetech, 8.920, 171.42  def. Trey Vetter, Henderson, Nev., '07 American, 8.903, 166.54. 

SUPER GAS
Mike Lang, Northridge, Calif., '57 Corvette, 9.927, 154.78  def. Aaron Kinard, Temecula, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.889, 157.04. 

SUPER STREET
Mike Decarolis, Chandler, Ariz., '72 Nova, 10.897, 131.57  def. Cody Webber, Kingman, Ariz., '79 Monte Carlo, 10.892, 123.35. 

TOP SPORTSMAN
Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif., '01 Firebird, 7.416, 184.35  def. Bud Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.906, 202.88. 

TOP DRAGSTER
Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., '99 Uyemento, 7.323, 162.35  def. Rodger Comstock, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., '09 Yancer, 7.680, 175.14. 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki Gsxr, 8.314, 143.51  def. David Ochoa, Tulare, Calif., '12 Kawasaki, 9.488, 130.92. 


SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '08 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.288 seconds, -0.652 (under index)
2) Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '92 Camaro, A/SMA, 7.859, -0.651
3) Scott McClay, Tehachapi, Calif., '98 BOS, C/ED, 7.246, -0.624
4) Josh Lee, Lancaster, Calif., '32 Bantam, H/EA, 8.907, -0.583
5) Ross Wilson, San Bernardino, Calif., '05 Sunfire, C/SM, 8.271, -0.549
6) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.463, -0.527
7) John Edwards, Glendora, Calif., '99 Neon, C/AA, 7.466, -0.474
8) Kevin Carter, Peoria, Ariz., '07 Uyehara, A/ND, 7.153, -0.377
9) Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif., '34 Chevrolet, C/SR, 8.827, -0.213

SUPER STOCK
1) Fred Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '69 Mustang, SS/GA, 9.639 seconds, -0.911 (under index)
2) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.447, -0.903
3) Larry Zavala, Montebello, Calif., '87 Camaro, SS/IA, 9.836, -0.864
4) Rodger Comstock, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., '16 Mustang, FSS/C, 8.810, -0.840
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '65 Mustang, SS/KA, 10.421, -0.829
6) Darren Smith, Palmdale, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/FA, 9.628, -0.822
7) Eddie Leabo, Alta Loma, Calif., '98 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.188, -0.812
8) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/MA, 10.395, -0.805
9) John Calvert, Landcaster, Calif., '68 Mustang, SS/G, 9.678, -0.772
10) Bob Fordyce, Vista, Calif., '90 Calais, GT/FA, 9.493, -0.757

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '62 Fury, A/SA, 9.974 seconds, -1.026 (under index)
2) Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 9.690, -1.010
3) John Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., '16 Mustang, FS/AA, 8.420, -0.980
4) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, F/S, 10.903, -0.897
5) Bob Mazzolini, Riverside, Calif., '67 Belvedere, A/SA, 10.117, -0.883
6) Mark Madison, Seaside, Calif., '64 Fury, B/SA, 10.380, -0.870
7) Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.145, -0.855
8) John Schloe, Garden Grove, Calif., '69 Firebird, C/SA, 10.561, -0.839
9) Jim Meador, Yorba Linda, Calif., '67 Camaro, D/SA, 10.723, -0.827
10) Johnny Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., '16 Mustang, FS/AA, 8.585, -0.815

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '69 Camaro, 6.560 seconds, 209.82 mph
2) Bud Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.786, 200.50
3) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 6.833, 199.49
4) Jeffrey Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.877, 201.04
5) Don Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.916, 198.38
6) Doug Crumlich, Irvine, Calif., '63 Corvette, 6.946, 198.58
7) Phil Miller, Riverside, Calif., '03 S-10, 7.014, 195.19
8) Anthony Matassa, Chatsworth, Calif., '00 Firebird, 7.072, 194.77
9) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.074, 194.07
10) Kelly Harper, Peoria, Ariz., '67 Mustang, 7.074, 191.81

TOP DRAGSTER
1) John Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., '17 Sarmento, 6.137 seconds, 196.22 mph
2) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., '95 Yancer, 6.289, 218.09
3) Mike Mendenhall, Santee, Calif., '09 Spitzer, 6.318, 220.66
4) Shawn Rizzone, Hesperia, Calif., '15 Yancer, 6.348, 221.82
5) Russell Suyenaga, Lake Elsinore, Calif., '03 Victory, 6.378, 218.51
6) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., '18 Racecraft, 6.450, 207.46
7) Jack Sadler, Henderson, Nev., '17 Miller, 6.452, 214.25
8) Chuck Phelps, Chandler, Ariz., '16 Yancer, 6.497, 209.07
9) Paul Russell, Laguna Hills, Calif., '05 Page, 6.533, 212.39
10) Geneva Nash, Visalia, Calif., '06 Sarmento, 6.556, 206.51

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) David Ochoa, Tulare, Calif., '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.012 seconds reaction time
2) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.013
3) Brockman Roberts, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '10 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.017
4) Dave Miller, Whittier, Calif., '95 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.018
5) Larry Mota, Orem, Utah, '15 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.035
6) Anthony Vanetti, Elk Grove, Calif., '00 Suzuki GS, SMC, 0.052
7) Noah Penright, Rialto, Calif., '00 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.053
8) Jeff Maddox, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., '06 Destroyer, SMC, 0.058
9) Laverk Harper, Fontana, Calif., '11 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.062
10) D.J. Martin, Glendale, Ariz., '05 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.065

PREVIEW

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series arrives at the Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway on May 18 -20. 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. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The Pacific Division’s Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also run in conjunction with the event. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Test and Tune starts at 11 a.m. on Friday. Qualifying and time trials start Saturday at 8 a.m. Eliminations begin Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for all classes. 

Tickets for Auto Club Dragway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

The Auto Club Dragway is located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana. For more information call, (909) 429-5067, or visit www.AutoClubDragway.com.