The final Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman championship was clinched Saturday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals when second-generation racer John Labbous Jr. locked up the Super Gas title.
Labbous officially clinched the title when his closest rival, Chris Cannon, was defeated by Larry Bradshaw. Cannon needed to win the round in order to pass Labbous but came up short when his 9.896 breakout lost to Bradshaw’s 9.907. Labbous cannot earn points at this event, but he remains in competition after three rounds of eliminations. Labbous finished the season with 648 points in Super Gas while Cannon is just three-points back with 645.
Labbous joined previously crowned Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions Joey Severance (Alcohol Dragster), Shane Westerfield (Alcohol Funny Car), David Rampy (Comp), Justin Lamb (Super Stock and Stock), Austin Williams (Super Comp), Lynn Ellison (Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs), and Jeffrey Barker (Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs).