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Pacific Division finale wraps up at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
30 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7

Preview | Saturday

Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
 
Parker, Graham, Wash., qualified No. 1, then took out Dan Mercier and Johnny Ahten in rounds one and two to advance to the alcohol dragster final against Shawn Cowie who qualified No. 2. Cowie knocked out Matt Sackman and Duane Shields on his way to the final. Parker was out first as Cowie shook the tires and Parker led from start to finish clocking in at 5.604 seconds at 259.21 mph for her second regional event win.
 
Marshall came from the No. 4 spot and advanced to the funny car final with wins over 2017 World Champion Shane Westerfield and Jirka Kaplan. Ulf Leanders of Sweden took out Steve Burck and John Lombardo Jr. on his way to the final.
 
Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., took the holeshot and needed it to hold off the quicker Leanders. Marshall went 5.473 at 268.01 to defeat Leanders’ 5.453, 268.01.
 
Brian Hyerstay and Pete Peery took home the trophies in Comp and Super Stock respectively. Hyerstay put Tony Mandella on the trailer while Peery won over Justin Lamb who had just clinched the 2018 Super Stock World Championship earlier in the day.
 
In the division’s Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes, Ed Olpin beat Steve Casner and Jeff Gillette won over Paul Mitsos. 
 
Rounding out the winners were Joe Sorensen in Stock; Matt Woodard in Super Comp; Chris Cannon in Super Gas; and Ryan Herem in Super Street. In the Sportsman Motorcycle class, it was local runner Kahea Woods out of Las Vegas taking the win over Eric Jaquith.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.604, 259.21  def. Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 6.521, 153.51. 

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.473, 268.01  def. Ulf Leanders, Viksjofors,Sweden, '18 Camaro, 5.463, 268.01. 

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 8.778, 145.31  def. Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '92 Camaro, A/SMA, 8.052, 157.52. 

SUPER STOCK
Pete Peery, Bowie, Texas, '05 Sunfire, FGT/E, 9.330, 143.86  def. Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, SS/AM, 8.698, 156.10. 

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.420, 114.71  def. Darrick Ellam, Ridgefield, Wash., '76 Pinto Wgn, W/SA, 16.541, 75.74.

SUPER COMP
Matt Woodard, Petaluma, Calif., dragster, 9.069, 177.91  def. Ken Mostowich, Calgary, Alb., '68 Camaro, 9.074, 168.07. 

SUPER GAS
Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 10.044, 164.47  def. Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.043, 173.14. 

SUPER STREET
Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, Calif., '69 Camaro, 11.054, 143.00  def. John Dexter, Surprise, Ariz., '68 Camaro, 11.052, 141.27. 

TOP DRAGSTER
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, dragster, 6.822, 198.79  def. Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., dragster, 6.698, 203.22. 

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.938, 200.00  def. Paul Mitsos, Eastvale, Calif., '08 Stratus, 7.247, 187.31. 
 
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, 8.771, 143.46  def. Eric Jaquith, Queen Creek, Ariz., '06 Hayabusa, 9.538, 140.50. 

SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.224 seconds, 272.06 mph
2) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.226, 276.29
3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.247, 276.41
4) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.264, 271.79
5) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.265, 268.87
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.279, 271.19
7) Matt Sackman, Channahon, Ill., 5.356, 271.73
8) Dan Mercier, Saint-Michel, Quebec, 5.359, 273.16
Not Qualified
9) Mike Burns, Bisbee, Ariz., 5.413, 272.56
10) Fred Hanssen, Afjord, Norway, 5.514, 265.85
11) Brandon Greco, Roscoe, Pa., 13.810, 55.41

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.450 seconds, 270.48 mph
2) Ulf Leanders, Viksjofors, Sweden, '18 Camaro, 5.472, 266.42
3) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.476, 268.28
4) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.485, 267.27
5) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.512, 267.53
6) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.517, 268.54
7) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '17 Camaro, 5.518, 264.08
8) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.530, 263.92
Not Qualified
9) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.553, 263.36
10) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '14 Monte Carlo, 5.590, 259.06
11) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.608, 264.13
12) Steve Gasparrelli, Chino, Calif., '13 Monte Carlo, 5.618, 256.84
13) Robert Turner, Northamptonshire, England, '07 Monte Carlo, 5.904, 243.63
14) Bret Williamson, Gilroy, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.254, 243.37

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Adam Bowdish, Vancouver, Wash., '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.416 seconds, -0.694 (under index)
2) Art Hodges, Olin, N.C., '14 Camaro, D/A, 7.772, -0.688
3) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 8.844, -0.686
4) Frank Aragona, Freehold, N.J., dragster, E/DA, 7.360, -0.660
5) Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '92 Camaro, A/SMA, 7.962, -0.648
6) David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.290, -0.630
7) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '00 S-10, C/T, 8.324, -0.616
8) Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., dragster, C/ED, 7.372, -0.608
9) Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '08 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.468, -0.602
10) Howie Stevens, N. Vancouver, B.C., '13 Mustang, C/A, 7.465, -0.585

SUPER STOCK
1) Irvin Johns, Memphis, Ind., '05 Cavalier, GT/GA, 9.475 seconds, -1.095 (under index)
2) Robert Cruzen, Cleveland, Okla., '06 Cobalt, GT/EA, 9.181, -1.089
3) Jim Grossi, Brentwood, Calif., '05 Sunfire, GT/AA, 8.811, -1.049
4) Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.377, -1.043
5) Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.360, -1.000
6) Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., '68 Barracuda, GT/EA, 9.307, -0.963
7) Todd Frantz, Louisville, Ky., '08 G5, GT/IA, 9.867, -0.963
8) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '12 Mustang, FGT/C, 9.000, -0.960
9) Curtis Hieb, Chamberlain, S.D., '10 Mustang, FSS/L, 10.037, -0.943
10) Bob Marshall, Olds, Alb., '05 Cavalier, GT/JA, 10.052, -0.928

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., '18 Camaro, FS/AA, 8.194 seconds, -1.366 (under index)
2) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.086, -1.114
3) Norman LaPointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '67 Camaro, G/SA, 11.139, -1.061
4) Chris Vang, Parker, Colo., '00 Grand Prix, AF/S, 13.027, -1.053
5) Jarad Jordan, Modesto, Calif., '64 Polara, H/SA, 11.320, -1.040
6) Dwayne Scheitlin, Brighton, Colo., '70 Challenger, A/SA, 10.160, -1.030
7) Rick Kolber, Glendale, Ariz., '72 Demon, E/SA, 10.892, -1.008
8) Craig Maddox, Sidney, Neb., '10 Challenger, FS/B, 9.164, -1.006
9) Jesse Alexandra, West Bend, Wis., '17 Camaro, FS/AA, 8.557, -1.003
10) Tom Ferruggia, Menifee, Calif., '13 Camaro, FS/C, 9.468, -1.002

SUPER COMP
1) Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., dragster, S/C, 9.051 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Craig Anderson, Waxahachie, Texas, dragster, S/C, 9.053, 0.003
3) Marko Perivolaris, Petaluma, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.054, 0.004
4) Linzi Meserve, St. George, Utah, dragster, S/C, 9.054, 0.004
5) Howard Johnson, American Canyon, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.055, 0.005
6) Nick Saetes, Sacramento, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.055, 0.005
7) Jeremy Demers, Carroll, Iowa, dragster, S/C, 9.057, 0.007
8) Tanner Haitt, Sparks, Nev., dragster, S/C, 9.058, 0.008
9) Thomas Bayer, Alta Loma, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.060, 0.010
10) Gabriel Torres, La Puente, Calif., dragster, S/C, 9.061, 0.011

SUPER GAS
1) Michael Miller, Moriarty, N.M., '27 roadster, S/G, 10.051 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Ray Miller III, Spring City, Tenn., '68 Camaro, S/G, 10.052, 0.002
3) Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, Calif., '63 Corvette, S/G, 10.053, 0.003
4) Ray Cordeiro, Goleta, Calif., '63 Corvette, S/G, 10.053, 0.003
5) Davey Adams, Valley Center, Calif., '95 500SL, S/G, 10.057, 0.007
6) Greg Martin, Lakewood, Calif., '95 Lumina, S/G, 10.059, 0.009
7) Don Anderson, Twin Falls, Idaho, '09 Corvette, S/G, 10.061, 0.011
8) Linzi Theobald Meserve, St. George, Utah, '68 Barracuda, S/G, 10.062, 0.012
9) Phil Gilbert, Clackamas, Ore., '98 Firebird, S/G, 10.066, 0.016
10) John Mckoane, Clovis, Calif., '63 Corvette, S/G, 10.067, 0.017

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Bryan LaFlam, Gilbert, Ariz., '67 Mustang, 6.170 seconds, 232.47 mph
2) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., '12 Camaro, 6.297, 225.22
3) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '15 Camaro, 6.578, 211.66
4) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '16 Camaro, 6.612, 208.91
5) Monte Weaver, Lubbock, Texas, '63 Corvette, 6.637, 214.35
6) Jeff Connelly, Mesa, Ariz., '98 S-10, 6.663, 214.42
7) Joe Roubicek, Camarillo, Calif., '68 Camaro, 6.690, 205.72
8) John Baker, Grand Junction, Colo., '08 Cobalt, 6.739, 208.23
9) Justin Linares, Grantsville, Utah, '69 Camaro, 6.756, 204.79
10) Tommy Turner, Naples, Fla., '12 GXP, 6.766, 208.62

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.008 seconds, 235.56 mph
2) Frank Young, Winters, Calif., dragster, 6.013, 233.44
3) Steve Will, Fortuna, Calif., dragster, 6.020, 235.43
4) Ryan Dowell, Loveland, Colo., dragster, 6.046, 232.03
5) Wynette Hudgins, Clyde, Texas, dragster, 6.072, 228.23
6) Zach Sackman, Channahon, Ill., dragster, 6.078, 229.24
7) Anita Strasburg, Mapleton, Utah, dragster, 6.092, 242.19
8) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., dragster, 6.093, 229.78
9) John Bond, Winters, Calif., dragster, 6.114, 229.94
10) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.117, 228.61

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Bruce Sampson, Forest Lake, Minn., '99 GSXR, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 GSXR, SMC, 0.001
3) David Wheeler, Murray, Utah, '06 ZX14, SMC, 0.003
4) Miles Hauer, Camano Island, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.003
5) Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
6) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '93 GSXR, SMC, 0.005
7) Larry Mota, Orem, Utah, '15 Kamasaki, SMC, 0.008
8) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.011
9) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
10) Anthony Jay Vanetti, Elk Grove, Calif., '00 GS, SMC, 0.021

PREVIEW

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway host the Pacific Divisions final race on November 1-4. The event is the last of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points towards championships and 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 and Top Dragster Series. 

The event also marks the final stop on the nationwide series to earn points toward regional and divisional championships for all classes and the second to last stop for NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series National Championship points.

Gates at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify on Thursday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman start eliminations Saturday at noon. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes make test runs on Thursday at 2 and 6 p.m. Qualifying for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car start Friday at 3 p.m. and continue Saturday at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Eliminations start Saturday at 8 a.m. and continue Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run eliminations starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are $25 each day. Children 6-14 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are free with a paid adult. 

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located on Speedway Blvd, exit 54 off interstate 15. For more information call the track, (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.