The NHRA West Central division concluded the first half of it's double header Friday evening at Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kan. Troy Galbraith, Wyatt Wagner, and J.R. Lobner paraded down the return into the winner's circle with their teams.
Galbraith, Indianapolis, got off the line first and held off Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., by a few feet at the finish line for the Comp Eliminator divisional Wally trophy. Galbraith recorded a victory pass of 6.752 seconds, 183.67 mph. Voges followed up at 7.601 seconds, 169.98 mph.
Local runner, Wagner of Baschor, worked his way through the field to score his first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series final round victory; upending Brett Speer, Pierz, Minn. Wagner ran 9.995 seconds, 129.97 mph.
In the Advanced Product Design Top Sportsman final round, Lobner of Gardner, Kan., ran 7.442 seconds, 180.52 mph to send J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., packing home.
Rodney Frazier, Sand Springs, Okla., gave up the starting line advantage to Matt Driskell, Wellsville, Kan., but was able to drive around him for the Fineline Graphics & Madcap Racing Top Dragster final round win. Frazier ran 6.517 seconds, 207.40 mph.
The other drivers visiting the winner's circle were Jeff Taylor in Stock, Kimbra Fuesting in Super Comp, Jackson Collier in Super Gas, Tom Phillips in Super Street, and Phillip Snare in Sportsman Motorcycle.
The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., Spitzer, B/DA, 6.752, 183.67 def. Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.601, 169.98.
Wyatt Wagner, Baschor, Kan., '68 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.995, 129.97 def. Brett Speer, Pierz, Minn., '87 Cheverolet, GT/JA, 9.977, 131.55.
Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '15 Camaro, FS/D, 9.717, 132.76 def. Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.275, 127.75.
Kimbra Fuesting, Waukegan, Ill., '17 Mcilvain Race, 8.889, 176.97 def. Mitch Mustard, Arvada, Colo., '16 Miller, broke.
Jackson Collier, Benton, La., '08 Camaro, 9.898, 170.64 def. Dennis Hay, Golden, Colo., '85 Corvette, 9.877, 169.59.
Tom Phillips, Dallas, Texas, '68 Camaro, 10.891, 136.10 def. Brad Frederick, Bassett, Neb., '62 Falcon, 10.866, 152.99.
J.R. Lobner, Gardner, Kan., '96 Cutlass, 7.442, 180.52 def. J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., '06 Ford, 6.704, 205.69.
Rodney Frazier, Sand Springs, Okla., '15 Miller, 6.517, 207.40 def. Matt Driskell, Wellsville, Kan., '14 Mullis, 6.274, 187.94.
Phillip Snare, Wichita, Kan., '96 Suzuki, 8.290, 147.81 def. Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., '05 Athanis, 8.878, 140.77.
West Central division concluded the Double-Header Weekend at Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka Sunday evening.
Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., successfully avenged her sister, Megan's third round loss to Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round. Dreher looked to sweep the Meyer sisters, leaving the starting line first, but Meyer was able to move around him for the victory. Meyer earned her first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win, in only her second final round appearance, running 5.298 seconds, 268.65 mph. Dreher, 5.839 seconds, 201.22 mph.
Top Alcohol Funny Car standout John Lombardo Jr., had a smooth pass to victory as his opponent Bob McCosh, Columbia, Mo., had technical issues. Lombardo ran 7.915 seconds, 118.35 mph.
After working his way through the field. Austin McClure, secured his first Super Comp win with a double breakout in the final round in front of his hometown crowd. McClure ran 8.892 seconds, 177.77 mph. Kyler Hergemueller, Brighton, Colo., runner upped at 8.880 seconds, 181.47 mph.
In an All Kansas showdown, Jim White of Haysville took the starting line advantage and never let up running 6.793 seconds, 197.31mph to keep Jeff Staab of St. George at bay; winning the Advanced Product Design Top Sportsman final round. Randy Dahlberg, Hudson, Colo., was nearly perfect at the tree, triggering a reaction time of .001 seconds, running 6.672 seconds, 195.48 mph to send Madison Ellison, Central City, Kan., home in the Fineline Graphics & Madcap Racing Top Dragster final round.
The other drivers visiting the winner's circle were Brad Plourd in Comp Eliminator, Mike Town in Super Stock, Chris Chaney in Stock, Travis Salter in Super Gas, Phil Unruh in Super Street, and Kyle Olson in Sportsman Motorcycle.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER: Round 1 5) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.404, 261.93 def. 4) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., broke 2) Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.421, 268.28 def. 7) Terry Schmidt, Tuttle, Okla., 5.530, 258.42 1) Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.357, 279.38 def. 8) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 6.901, 150.63 6) Gary Cooper, Wichita, Kan., 5.382, 262.85 def. 3) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.367, 265.64; Semifinals R. Meyer, 5.390, 269.29 def. Cooper, 5.376, 267.27; Dreher, 5.409, 260.56 def. M. Meyer, 5.423, 277.20; Finals R. Meyer, 5.298, 268.65 def. Dreher, 5.839, 201.22. TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: Round 1 1) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '16 Camaro, 5.896, 253.99 def. 8) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '16 Camaro, 7.913, 167.95 4) Bob McCosh, Columbia, Mo., '18 Camaro, 5.685, 256.21 def. 5) Scott McVey, Ile Des Chenes, Manit., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.698, 257.28 6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '15 Camaro, 5.697, 255.68 def. 3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Firebird, 5.692, 255.87 2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.581, 265.90 def. 7) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, '11 Mustang, 20.144, 87.81; Semifinals McCosh, 5.688, 255.00 def. Hool, 5.728, 255.24 Lombardo Jr., 5.538, 266.48 def. Van Hauen, foul; Finals Lombardo Jr., 7.915, 118.35 def. McCosh, 17.351, 52.54.
Brad Plourd, Holly Pond, Ala., Spitzer, AA/AM, 6.465, 203.89 def. Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., '12 Camaro, D/AA, 7.633, 176.10.
Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/OA, 10.801, 117.06 def. David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., '68 Plymouth, SS/AH, 9.130, 146.34.
Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.192, 125.41 def. Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '15 Camaro, FS/D, 9.728, 136.21.
Austin McClure, Topeka, Kan., '15 Dragster, 8.892, 177.77 def. Kyler Hergemueller, Brighton, Colo., '12 Diamond, 8.880, 181.47.
Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '67 Camaro, 9.878, 155.33 def. Bill Cawsey, , , '09 Mustang, foul.
Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., '08 Cobalt, 10.897, 154.78 def. Dennis Jerry Padilla Sr, Arvada, Colo., '67 Chevelle, 10.881, 146.50.
Jim White, Haysville, Kan., '09 Cobalt, 6.793, 197.31 def. Jeff Staab, St. George, Kan., '89 Pontiac, 7.762, 180.19.
Randy Dahlberg, Hudson, Colo., '12 Undercover, 6.672, 195.48 def. Madison Ellison, Central City, Ky., '16 M&M, 6.432, 211.59.
Kyle Olson, Moorland, Iowa, '12 Hayabusa, 8.521, 140.80 def. Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '10 Kawasaki, 9.399, 137.92.