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WINNERS CROWNED IN FIRST HALF OF LORDCO DOUBLE

Mission, BC – Drivers rounded out winner’s with their teams Saturday during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division LORDCO Auto Parts B.C. Nationals.

Ryan Warter of Olalla, Wash., squared of against fellow Washington runner Jeff Lane of North Bend. The Northwest racers put on a competitive race. Warter came out on top of the Comp Eliminator showdown, running 8.723 seconds, 150.07 mph. Lane finished at 7.940 seconds, 166.75 mph.

The Stock Eliminator final round yielded another Washington showdown between Bill Bushmaker of Auburn and Larry McLanahan of Kennewick. Bushmaker took home the divisional Wally trophy with ease, as McLanahan triggered the red light. Bushmaker ran 11.323 seconds, 115.11 mph.

Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., took the starting line advantage but could not hold off the hard charging Ryan Carlson of Maple Valley. Carlson scored the Top Dragster final round victory, running 6.193 seconds, 224.71 mph.

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NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES RETURNS TO NUMIDIA DRAGWAY

CATAWISSA, PA – NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division arrives at Numidia  Dragway on June 15-17.  The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s MXI/Magnaflux Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series’ presented by Select Performance will run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Numidia Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 and 2 p.m. Eliminations for all classes begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Comp Eliminator rounds 1 and 2 at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. On Sunday eliminations continue at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets for Numidia Dragway  are $10 each day. Kids 6-11 are $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call Numidia Dragway, (570) 799-5090, or visit www.numidiadragway.com.

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 LUCAS OIL NORTHWEST DIVISION DOUBLE HEADER ARRIVES AT MISSION RACEWAY

MISSION, B.C. – Mission Raceway Park hosts the LORDCO Auto Parts B.C. Nationals Double-Header weekend on June 14-17. The double-header is two of six events in the NHRA Northwest division and two of the 44 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events scheduled across the country where drivers in the Lucas Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Division’s RAD Torque Converter Top Dragster and JBS Top Sportsman series will run in conjunction with the event along with the NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle series.

Gates at Mission Raceway open at 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. The first race on the double-header starts with qualifying and time trials on Thursday at 9 a.m. Friday, round 1 of eliminations begin at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car competitors will compete in a single event over the weekend with their opening round of qualify at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN RUMBLES AT BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY

MORRISON, CO – Bandimere Speedway will host the NHRA West Central Division Thunder on the Mountain presented by CARSTAR on June 15-16. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Advance Product Design Top Sportsman, Fineline Graphics & Madcap Racing Top Dragster and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series are also in competition.

Gates at Bandimere Speedway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9:30 a.m. and continue Saturday at 10 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 12:15p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Eliminations begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Thunder on the Mountain event are $20 Friday and $28 Saturday. Friday and Saturday children 6-12 are $6 each day. Children five and under are free with paid adult.

Bandimere Speedway is located at 3051 S. Rooney Road; west of Denver off Interstate 470 in Morrison. For more information call the track, (303) 697-6013, or visit www.Bandimere.com.

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MEYER AND BROWN CLAIM VICTORIES AT TULSA RACEWAY PARK

TULSA, OK – In the final results from Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., and Brian Brown, Gainesville, Texas, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Sisters, Megan and Rachel Meyer ran a close race in the final round in Top Alcohol Dragster. Megan worked her way through the field and ran 5.297 seconds at  282.84 mph in her final round victory over Rachel, Spring Hill, Kan., who clocked in at 5.284 seconds, 276.58 mph.

Brown faced off against  Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, and posted a winning run of 6.273 seconds, 198.61 mph in his ’04 Firebird. The win is Brown’s first in four final rounds. Williams was quick off the line but broke, ending his hopes of a win.

Dale Hulquist, Crosby, Texas, and Slate Cummings, Hammons, La., had a close race in the Stock Eliminator class. Both drivers were quick off the line but Hulquist took the win with a run of 11.102 seconds, 118.43 mph. Cummings was close behind with a run of 10.576 seconds, 119.05 mph.

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COUGHLIN, KENOPIC, TYSINGER, PARKER SCORE IN RICHMOND

DINWIDDIE, VA – Jeg Coughlin Jr., Charlie Kenopic, Joe Tysinger and Randy Parker each scored big wins at the Virginia NHRA Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, turned on the win light six times on his way to hoisting the NHRA Wally trophy in Super Comp. Coughlin faced off with Rich Dorr in the final with Dorr fouling at the start to give Coughlin his 78th NHRA national event win and his third in Super Comp. Coughlin was also competing in Pro Stock where he fell in round two to Chris McGaha.

Kenopic, Renfrew, Ont., CAN., raced his ’63 Corvette to a narrow win over Mike Sawyer, Leominster, Mass., in Super Gas. Kenopic was out first with a great .004 second reaction time which proved to be the difference as the pair ran identical times of 9.893 second laps. The win was Kenopic’s second in three national event final rounds.

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TULSA RACEWAY PARK HOST NHRA SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION

TULSA, OK – NHRA South Central Division arrives at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park on June 8-10. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Dragster, SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman series and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park open at 8 a.m. each day. Time trials are 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at noon and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Rounds 1 and 2 of eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator are on Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify twice on Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. and run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Eliminations resume Sunday for the remaining classes.

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