NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - Auto Club Famoso Raceway
Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., grabbed his second win in as many days in the Comp Eliminator class for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway Saturday night. Carter beat fellow Glendale, Ariz., racer Mike DePalma with a pass of 7.461 seconds at 148.46 mph to go along with his win on Friday for the delayed NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Firebird International Raceway that was completed during qualifying for Saturday’s event.
The Super Stock trophy went to Don Thomas, Spruce Grove, Alb., CAN, with California racers sweeping the remaining seven categories. Thomas ran 9.836 seconds, 134.36 mph in defeating Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif. Ryan Mangus, led that California racers winning in Stock Eliminator over Leo Glasbrenner in his ’67 Camaro. Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., added a win in Super Comp running 8.926, 164.44 against Brian Fischle, Twin Peaks, Calif., and Randy Bowers of Riverside, Calif., won in Super Gas and his ’69 Camaro.
Other winners included Wayne Newman, Lancaster, Calif., in the Sunset Race Craft Top Sportsman class with a 7.560 second, 181.52 mph pass; Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., in the Hughes Performance Top Dragster class beating Terry White in 6.866 seconds at 197.36 mph; Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif., took the Super Street trophy; and Anthony Pellettera, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., bested Gary Moreno, La Verne, Calif., in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.
Pacific Division racers head to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, November 4-7.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway:
Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.461, 148.56 def. Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '00
S-10, C/T, 13.445, 64.71
Don Thomas, Spruce Grove, Alb., '04 Grand Am, GT/DA, 9.836, 134.36 def. Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/KA, 10.992, 120.83
Ryan Mangus, Rialto, Calif., '67 Camaro, F/SA, 11.625, 100.08 def. Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '68 Firebird, E/SA, 10.844, 113.76
Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., dragster, 8.926, 164.44 def. Brian Fischle, Twin Peaks, Calif., dragster, 8.876, 168.91
Randy Bowers, Riverside, Calif., '69 Camaro, 9.934, 132.88 def. Chris Naffziger, Las Vegas, Nev., '03 Corvette, 9.916, 156.95
Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif., '75 Vega, 10.909, 138.33 def. David Kiesel, Desert Hills, Ariz., '76 Vega, 10.891, 126.51
Wayne Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '94 Lumina, 7.560, 181.52 def. Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '68 Camaro, 7.014, 194.59
Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.866, 197.36 def. Terry White, Half Moon Bay, Calif., dragster, 7.271, 181.08
Anthony Pellettera, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '03 Hayabusa, 9.376, 139.55 def. Gary Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '06 Destroyer, 9.674, 134.52
Racing kicked off for the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series double header at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Friday with time trials and qualifying along with final eliminations from the postponed Lucas Oil event from earlier this year at Firebird International Raceway.
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In the Comp Eliminator final it was former Pacific Division and NHRA National Champion Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., taking the win in his nostalgia front engine dragster over Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif. Carter went 6.986 seconds at 189.07 mph for the win with Sigmon crossing the finish line at 153.32 mph in his ’34 roadster.
Local racer Eric Trubey, Bakersfield, Calif., grabbed the win and the trophy in Super Comp on a double breakout with Ed Olpin. Both racers ran 8.896 on the 8.90 dial with Trubey getting the win light crossing the finish line at 170.64 mph.
Val Torres and Bob Richmond rounded out Friday’s winner’s in Super Gas and Super Street respectively. Valinda, Calif., resident Torres drove his ’63 Corvette to a perfect 9.900 second (9.90 index) run at 165.38 mph in defeating Rick Beckstrom of Novato, Calif., in his ’03 Grand Am. Richmond, Glendora, Calif., went 10.887 seconds at 128.82 mph in his 1950 Ford to beat Justin Renoll, Herlong, Calif.
Eliminations begin today for the Auto Club Famoso Raceway Lucas Oil event with the rest of the nine different classes of competition joining in and looking to take home the trophy and bragging rights.
The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division at Auto Club Famoso Raceway for the postponed Firebird International Raceway event:
Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 6.986, 189.07 def. Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif., '34 Chevy, C/SR, 8.579, 153.32.
Eric Trubey, Bakersfield, Calif., dragster, 8.896, 170.64 def. Ed Olpin, Salt Lake City, Utah, dragster, 8.896, 176.57.
Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.900, 165.38 def. Rick Beckstrom, Novato, Calif., '03 Grand Am, 9.889, 169.30.
Bob Richmond, Glendora, Calif., '50 Ford, 10.887, 128.82 def. Justin Renoll, Herlong, Calif., '66 El Camino, broke.