NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results -Tulsa Raceway Park
Champions were crowned in Tulsa, Okla., yesterday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, in the NHRA’s South Central Division at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. The audience was treated to Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.
In both alcohol classes, California drivers brought home victories. In TAD, Chris Demke of Tujunga, Calif., edged out Gord Gingles, who made the trek from Winnipeg, Manit. Demke ran 5.281 seconds, 266.85 mph to defeat Gingles, 5.307 seconds, 270.75 mph. In the TAFC final, John Lombardo Brea, Calif., handily defeated Lance Van Hauen of Reinbeck, Iowa. Lombardo hit 5.608 seconds, 266.85 mph defeating Van Hauen, 5.755 seconds, 250.60 mph.
Fans at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park saw fellow Oklahoma natives pull in gold in their respective classes. Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., ran 7.866, 166.25 to smoke Duane Robison, Gardner, Kan., 8.478, 122.46 in Comp Eliminator. In the Super Comp class, Vernon Rowland, Blanchard, Okla., hit 8.895, 171.73 defeating Todd Piper, Wamego, Kan., who fouled at the starting line. And in the Super Street class, Ricky Sellers, Lawton, Okla., '66 Nova, 10.918, 129.12 beat Rick Huffman, Burleson, Texas, '69 Camaro, 10.905, 147.34.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were former NHRA Lucas Oil world champion Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, in Super Stock; Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., in Stock Eliminator; Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, in Super Gas; Doug Woody, Independence, Mo., in the Sunset Performance Top Sportsman; and Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., in KPE Top Dragster.
Fans also enjoyed action in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series with Top Fuel Harley rider Brian Jernigan, Cypress, Texas, posting a 7.553 second, 191.46 mph pass to upend Kevin Boyer, Edmonton, Alb., 8.203 seconds, 160.14 mph. In Sportsman Motorcycle presented By Harley-Davidson, Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., 9.587, 136.70 beat Robert Sanders, Cypress, Texas, 9.070, 140.40.
The other riders who made it to the winner’s circle were Mike Bahumaier, Wichita, Kan., in Pro Fuel Harley; William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., who won in both the Screaming Eagle Performance Harley and in Street Pro Harley; Duane Lansing, Wylie, Texas, in Pro Gas Harley; and Darrell Schwalbach, Omaha, Neb., in Draggin’ Bagger Harley.
The Following are Sunday’s NHRA South Central Division final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park:
TOP ALCOHOL DR AGSTER:
5) Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.344, 270.27 def. 4) Lee Callaway, Baytown, Texas, 5.426, 273.16
6) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 5.490, 254.81 def. 3) Monroe Guest, Bixby, Okla., 5.992, 175.34
1) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.258, 273.00 def. 8) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.493, 260.36
2) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.346, 268.22 def. 7) Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, 17.304, 68.91
Demke, 5.281, 269.35 def. Manners, 5.621, 245.05
Gingles, 5.289, 275.79 def. Meyer, 5.321, 269.08
Demke, 5.281, 266.85 def. Gingles, 5.307, 270.75.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
2) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '15 Camaro SS, 5.790, 260.91 def. 5) Nancy Matter, Lewisville, Texas, '10 Monte Carlo, 5.867, 246.93
3) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '16 Camaro, 5.765, 253.33 def. 4) William Bernard, Littleton, Colo., '09 BAE, 6.071, 246.12
1) John Lombardo, Brea, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.616, 264.70 was unopposed
Van Hauen, Took the Green Light, was unopposed
Lombardo, 5.616, 264.03 def. Hool, foul
Lombardo, 5.608, 264.39 def. Van Hauen, 5.755, 250.60
Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.866, 166.25 def. Duane Robison, Gardner, Kan., '15 Camaro, C/A, 8.478, 122.46.
Jonathan Womack, Houston, Texas, '05 Chevy, SS/BS, 8.866, 154.07 def. Jimmy Hidalgo, Donaldsonville, La., '02 Firebird, SS/GA, 9.836, 130.82.
Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., '79 Malibu, J/SA, 11.638, 110.56 def. Tracy Pedigo, Andover, Kan., '70 Camaro SS, A/SA, 10.347, 122.28.
Vernon Rowland, Blanchard, Okla., '13 Monden, 8.895, 171.73 def. Todd Piper, Wamego, Kan., '14 Racecraft, foul.
Travis Salter, Baytown, Texas, '67 Camaro, 9.918, 145.13 def. Shawn Carter, Park Hill, Okla., '05 Cavalier, 9.913, 167.09.
Ricky Sellers, Lawton, Okla., '66 Nova, 10.918, 129.12 def. Rick Huffman, Burleson, Texas, '69 Camaro, 10.905, 147.34.
Doug Woody, Independence, Mo., '67 Camaro, 7.523, 182.06 def. Jeff Connelly, Mesa, Ariz., '06 S-10, 7.494, 180.86.
Aaron Stanfield, Bossier City, La., dragster, 6.454, 210.18 def. Bob Henry, Owasso, Okla., dragster, 6.373, 203.19.
TOP FUEL HARLEY
Brian Jernigan, Cypress, Texas, '16 HD, 7.553, 191.46 def. Kevin Boyer, Edmonton, Alb., '10 Harley, 8.203, 160.14.
PRO FUEL HARLEY
Mike Bahumaier, Wichita, Kan., '06 Harley, 7.390, 170.08 def. Lloyd Stenerson, Allen, Texas, '14 Weekend, 8.259, 121.41.
SCREAMIN' EAGLE PERFORMANCE HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., '07 Harley, 10.625, 121.26 def. Darrell Schwalbach, Omaha, N.B., '06 Roadglide, 10.771, 86.58.
PRO GAS HARLEY
Duane Lansing, Wylie, Texas, '98 HD, 10.422, 128.15 was unopposed.
STREET PRO HARLEY
William Rowe Jr., Hellertown, Pa., dragster, 14.221, 89.75 was unopposed.
DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY
Darrell Schwalbach, Omaha, Neb., '06 Roadglide, 11.191, 119.54 was unopposed.
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '08 Hayabusa, 9.587, 136.70 def. Robert Sanders, Cypress, Texas, '82 Suzuki, 9.070, 140.40.