Mopar Mile-High Nationals - NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results
Dan Fletcher picked up his 92nd national event win this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals held at scenic Bandimere Speedway. Six Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories were contested at the event with racers in the hunt for year-end divisional and national championships.
Fletcher, racing out of Churchville, N.Y., secured his 48th win in the Super Stock category when Jim Hawkins left too early at the tree. With the win light on, Fletcher crossed the stripe in his Chevy Camaro at 11.259 seconds at 102.15 mph. Hawkins has one national event win to his name, which happened here back in 1989.
Ryan Montford reached the Stock Eliminator winners circle laying down a 10.028 second, 119.04 mph pass to defeat Scott Burton’s 11.350 second, 98.98 mph run. Burton was looking to repeat his win from 2011 at this event, yet was denied by Montford with his first national event victory.
The Super Comp final would reveal a first time winner when Bill Percival and Justin Ewing squared off in the money round. Ewing got off the line first but it wasn’t enough to take Percival, who ran dead-on his 9.500 second dial granting him the coveted NHRA Wally trophy.
Michael Miller shot his '27-T Ford off the line with a .005 reaction time, which translated into a holeshot win over Brian Percival. Miller’s 10.539 second, 138.86 mph lap defeated Percival’s 10.518 second, 131.95 mph run for his seventh career national event win, who also won the divisional event contested here last month.
Victoria Johnson and Adam Chioda met up in the Top Dragster final to determine who would come out with their first national event win. Johnson got out of the gate first and reached the finish line stripe at 7.201 seconds, 186.46 mph defeating Chioda’s runner up lap of 7.974 seconds, 161.85 mph.
Top Sportsman title went to Ron Williams as he left the tree with a solid .004 reaction time and never looked back. He drove his Pontiac GTO to a 8.030 second, 168.83 pass to his first NHRA national event win over J.J. Heber, clocking in at 7.007, 192.55 as he broke out.
West Central Division racers head to Kansas for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader at Heartland Park Topeka. The NHRA Lucas Oil Doubleheader Weekend presented by Aeromotive will feature back-to-back divisional events, Aug. 13-14 (Thursday and Friday) and Aug. 15-16 (Saturday and Sunday), preceded by a test ’n’ tune day, Wednesday, Aug. 12.
MORRISON, Colo. -- Sunday's final results from the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway:
Dan Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 11.259, 102.15 def. Jim Hawkins, Camaro, foul.
Ryan Montford, Chevy Camaro, 10.028, 119.04 def. Scott Burton, Pontiac Firebird, 11.350, 98.98.
Bill Percival, Dragster, 9.500, 156.39 def. Justin Ewing, Dragster, 9.541, 150.98.
Michael Miller, '27-T Ford, 10.539, 138.86 def. Brian Percival, Dodge Dart, 10.518, 131.95.
Victoria Johnson, Dragster, 7.201, 186.46 def. Adam Chioda, Dragster, 7.974, 161.85.
Ron Williams, Pontiac GTO, 8.030, 168.83 def. J.J. Heber, Ford Mustang, 7.007, 192.55.