AUTO CLUB FAMOSO WINS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AT NHRA PACIFIC DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

LAS VEGAS – Auto Club Famoso Raceway captured the team championship while the husband and wife team of C.W. and Sacha Hoefer each grabbed wins at this weekend’s NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Championships.  The Hoefers will be joined by Katelyn Whynaught, Ryan Mangus, and Rick Newport in advancing to the NHRA Summit National Championship at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November.

Sunday’s Summit Showdown final round produced three of the four winners from California. Sacha Hoefer of Calimesa, booked her trip to Pomona by outlasting Tim Arnswalf of Indio, Calif.,  in the Sportsman final round. Hoefer recorded a victory pass of 12.182 seconds, 103.57 mph.

Super Pro runner Whynaught of Oceanside, outran fellow Californian Tony Trimp of Wilton. Katelyn trumped Trimp running 7.765 seconds, 172.52 mph to capture the Summit Showdown Wally trophy.

Magnus of Rialto, ran 12.655 seconds, 100.11 mph to successfully hold off John Schurr, Peoria, Ariz., for the Pro ET final round victory. Schurr registered a runner up pass of 10.892 seconds, 120.20 mph.

Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, upended local Vegas runner Kahea Woods, in the motorcycle final round, clocking in at 8.472 seconds, 149.95 mph. Remy Reynolds of San Diego rounded out the Summit Showdown winners defeating Michael Earleywine of Winchester, Calif., in High School.

C.W. took home a pair of wins on Saturday winning in both the Pro and the Sportsman categories, as he lead the team from Auto Club Famoso to a one point win over host track Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Team Championship.  Hoefer‘s Sportsman win gave him the birth in to the national championship as the wild card entry.

Hoefer, out of Calimesa, Calif., met Brandon Umberger, Grand Junction, Colo., in the Pro ET final round. Hoefer was able to outlast Umberger for the victory, running 12.215 seconds, 103.77 mph. Umberger came in second at 8.965 seconds, 135.27mph. In the Sportsman final round, Hoefer eliminated fellow Californian runner David Dodwell of Lancaster. Hoefer peaked at 12.245 seconds, 94.60 mph.

Travis Theobald, Washington, Utah, squared off against Pedro Valadez, Fullerton, Calif., in the Super Pro final round. Theobald outran Valadez, scoring a victory pass of 7.522 seconds, 173.90 mph. Valadez followed up at 10.449 seconds, 124.60 mph.

Local Vegas rider, Leo Shaver had an easy motorcycle final round as Aaron Pine, La Mirada, Calif., fouled at the starting line. Shaver hit a final stride of 8.963 seconds, 145.91 mph.

The following are Sunday’s final results from the 2017 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Summit Showdown:

SUPER PRO

Katelyn Whynaught, Oceanside, Calif., ’00 Undercover, 7.765, 172.52 def. Tony Trimp, Wilton, Calif., ’02 Undercover, 8.735, 152.38.

PRO ET

Ryan Mangus, Rialto, Calif., ’71 Nova, 12.655, 100.11 def. John Schurr, Peoria, Ariz., ’69 Valiant, 10.892, 120.20.

SPORTSMAN

Sacha Hoefer, Calimesa, Calif., ’91 Firebird, 12.182, 103.57 def. Tim Arnswald, Indio, Calif., ’67 Camaro, 12.266, 108.12.

MOTORCYCLE

Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, ’95 Suzuki GSXR, 8.472, 149.95 def. Kahea Woods, Las Vegas, Nev.,

’95 Suzuki GSXR, 8.842, 149.81.

HIGH SCHOOL

Remy Reynolds, San Diego, Calif., ’67 Ranchero, 13.976, 94.45 def. Michael Earleywine, Winchester, Calif., ’73 Vega WGN, foul.

The following are Saturday’s results from the 2017 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Team Finals:

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Auto Club Famoso Raceway               68

Las Vegas Motor Speedway               67

Sacramento Raceway                          59

Rocky Mountain Raceways                 54

Auto Club Dragway @ ACS                50

Sonoma Raceway                                48

Wild Horse Pass MSP                         48

Auto Club Dragway @ ACS 2             46

Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2            43

Irwindale Dragstrip                               24

Wild Horse Pass MSP 2                      22

Tucson Dragway                                  21

Barona 1/8 Mile Dragstrip                    18

Redding Dragstrip                                16

Rocky Mountain Raceways 2              12

Albuquerque Dragway                         12

Top Gun Raceway                               11

Auto Club Famoso Raceway 2            11

Western Colorado Dragway                11

Sacramento Raceway 2                      6

Samoa Dragstrip                                  4

SUPER PRO

Travis Theobald, Washington, Utah, ’14 Mullis, 7.522, 173.90 def. Pedro Valadez, Fullerton,

Calif., ’87 Camaro, 10.449, 124.60.

PRO ET

C.W. Hoefer, Calimesa, Calif., ’87 Firebird, 12.215, 103.77 def. Brandon Umberger, Grand Junction,

Colo., ’77 Chevette, 8.965, 135.27.

SPORTSMAN

C.W. Hoefer, Calimesa, Calif., ’87 Firebird, 12.245, 94.60 def. David Dowdell, Lancaster, Calif.,

’03 Corvette, 12.651, 100.11.

MOTORCYCLE

Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., ’87 Kawasaki, 8.963, 145.91 def. Aaron Pine, La Mirada, Calif., ’15

Kawasaki ZX14, foul.

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