JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals Sportsman Results
Joliet, IL
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Joey Severance and Shane Westerfield raced to victories at both the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals on Sunday and the JEGS Allstars on Saturday earning the JEGS Double Up Bonus.
Severance, out of Woodburn, Ore., quickly disbursed of Dan Page’s holeshot, then continued to pull away posting a 5.249 second win at 275.06 mph to capture the Top Alcohol Dragster trophy. Pager clocked in at 5.347, 263.51. Severance also collected the JEGS bonus for the weekend double-up having beat out James Stevens in Saturday’s JEGS Allstars competition.
Westerfield also grabbed the JEGS Double-Up Bonus when he defeated Kris Hool in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final on Sunday with a lap of 5.470, 271.73.  The win was his ninth, and third of the 2018 season. He knocked out Doug Gordon on a holeshot in Saturday’s Allstar final round for the first half of the double.
Justin Lamb and Koy Collier just missed the Sunday double in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series having advanced to the final round in two classes.  Lamb first met up with Jeff Adkinson in Stock but left early with a red-light giving Adkinson his third NHRA national event career win. Adkinson, Damacus, Ga., drove his ’69 Camaro to a 10.055, 126.85 mph win. Lamb returned to the starting line to face off with David Dupps in Super Stock where he would not be denied, taking the early lead and the win for his 22nd of his career.
Collier was also a little to anxious in his Super Comp final with Austin Williams as he went red by .009 seconds handing Williams, Waxahachie, Texas, his 13th win. Collier, Benton, La., then chased down Larry Bernshausen for the win in Super Gas. Bernshausen was out front early but broke out with Collier charging fast as the finish line. Collier went 9.898 at 163.49 to Bernshausen’s 9.878, 147.88.
Lester Johnson was coming off a JEGS Allstar win from Saturday and raced through the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RV’s field to battle Don O’Neal in Sunday’s final. O’Neal left a tick too quick but then Johnson got loose and crossed the finish line for a disqualification. The win was number two for O’Neal.
In one of the closest final rounds of the day Kyle Seipel held off Aaron Stanfield in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s. Seipel’s 6.728 second lap at 203.77 beat out Stanfield’s 6.190, 219.40 by about 12 inches as Seipel took a .001 second reaction time lead and was better at the strip by just .002 seconds for his 12th career win.
Joining in on the winner’s circle celebration was Mike Mans in Comp Eliminator and Val Harmon in Super Street. Mans, Rogers, Minn., took a big lead off the start against Greg Kamplain and held on for his first win in Comp to go along with his three in Super Stock. Harmon, Boutte, La., was better at both ends of the track in out running Cole Cummings, Hammond, La., in Super Street.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway:
Joey Severance, 5.249, 275.06 def. Dan Page, 5.347, 263.51.
Shane Westerfield, Chevy Camaro, 5.470, 271.73 def. Kris Hool, Camaro, 8.540, 110.82.
Mike Mans, Chevy Lumina, 8.166, 165.99 def. Greg Kamplain, Dragster, 6.780, 181.15.
Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.542, 154.16 def. Dave Dupps Jr., Cobalt, 9.956, 130.40.
Jeff Adkinson, Chevy Camaro, 10.055, 126.85 def. Justin Lamb, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Austin Williams, Dragster, 8.898, 163.49 def. Koy Collier, Dragster, Foul - Red Light.
Koy Collier, Chevy Camaro, 9.881, 158.71 def. Larry Bernshausen, Chevy Vega Wagon, 9.878, 147.88.
Val Harmon, Chevy II, 10.912, 144.97 def. Cole Cummings, Nova, 10.914, 142.90.
Don O'Neal, Chevy Monte Carlo, 8.667, 105.72 def. Lester Johnson, Chevy Bel Air, Foul - Centerline.
Kyle Seipel, Dragster, 6.728, 203.77 def. Aaron Stanfield, Dragster, 6.190, 219.40.

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