The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in town for the North Central Division Buckeye Fuel Wars at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio. Local fans in attendance cheered as winners were crowned. Troy Galbraith, Jason Satterly, and Lester Johnson all pulled in big victories Sunday night.
Fresh off his victory last weekend in Topeka, Galbraith, Indianapolis, reeled in his 8th career divisional Wally, taking the starting advantage and holding off fellow Indiana driver Greg Kamplain of Brownsburg for the win. Galbraith hit a winning stride of 6.739 seconds, 185.51 mph.
Jason Satterly, Lawrenceburg, Ky., squared off against Philip Smida, Canfield, Ohio in the Super Street final round. Satterly captured his first career Wally trophy with an excellent reaction time of .004 seconds, beating out Smida in a double break out.
Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., lined up across from Tim Molnar, Seville, Ohio in the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman final round. Molinar gained the starting line advantage, but broke out, giving Johnson his first divisional victory.
Joey Fuesting, Grayslake, Ill., was able to hold off and knockout local standout Jacob Elrod of Harrod in the Super Comp final round. Fuesting doubled up Sunday, as he outlasted William Roberts, Davidson, N.C., in the Draw/RFC Super Comp Shootout Presented By Moser Engineering final round.
Tony Elrod, Howell, Mich., brother of Jacob Elrod; cut a great light but was reeled in by Kentucky racer, Lynn Ellison of Central City. Ellison captured his 15th career divisional Wally in the final round of Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster.
The other drivers visiting the Lucas Oil winner’s circle were: Craig Marshall in Super Stock; Chris Stephenson in Stock Eliminator; Paul Fidler in Draw/Rfc Super Gas Shootout Presented By Moser Engineering; and Rob Kropfeld in Draw/Rfc Superstreet Shootout Presented By Moser Engineering.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Buckeye Fuel Wars at National Trail Raceway:
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Spitzer, B/DA, 6.739, 185.51 def. Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., '14 dragster, B/ED, 6.889, 181.13.
Craig Marshall, Columbus, Ohio, '98 Grand Am, SS/AM, 8.718, 153.23 def. Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, '90 Cavalier, SS/BM, 8.931, 153.14.
Chris Stephenson, Tipton, Ind., '68 Firebird, D/SA, 11.089, 97.67 def. Daren Poole-Adams, Shelby, N.C., '15 Chevrolet, FS/F, foul.
Joey Fuesting, Grayslake, Ill., '16 Mcilvain, 8.881, 177.28 def. Jacob Elrod, Harrod, Ohio, '14 American, 8.870, 168.09.
Bob Locke, Whiteland, Ind., '57 Corvette, 9.909, 156.84 def. Derek Denney, Pleasant View, Tenn.,
'06 Davis, 9.903, 151.14.
Jason Satterly, Lawrenceburg, Ky., '99 Firebird, 10.880, 123.95 def. Philip Smida, Canfield, Ohio,
'88 Cavalier, 10.847, 148.49.
BRODIX/STEVE SCHMIDT TOP SPORTSMAN
Lester Johnson, Cynthiana, Ky., '55 Belair, 6.036, 231.91 def. Tim Molnar, Seville, Ohio, '02 Pontiac, 6.777, 200.65.
SPITZER RACE CARS TOP DRAGSTER
Lynn Ellison, Central City, Ky., '11 M & M, 6.300, 215.13 def. Tony Elrod, Howell, Mich., '13 S & W, 6.575, 200.74.
DRAW/RFC SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Joey Fuesting, Grayslake, Ill., '16 Mcilvain, 8.912, 173.25 def. William Roberts, Davidson, N.C.,
'00 Racetech, 8.914, 163.97.
DRAW/RFC SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Paul Fidler, Greenwich, Ohio, '76 Vega, 10.995, 106.13 def. Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., '63 Corvette, foul.
DRAW/RFC SUPERSTREET SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Rob Kropfeld, Hamilton, Ohio, '71 Vega, 10.894, 134.66 def. Alex Miller, Mansfield, Ohio, '80 Monza, 10.864, 138.40