Tony Mandella, Justin Lamb, and Brian McClanahan grabbed wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Sonoma Raceway presented by Korbel.
Mandella of Eastvale, Calif., ran down Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., in the Comp Eliminator final round to capture the win. Mandella completed his winning pass at 8.409 seconds, 151.89 mph vs. Warter 8.765 seconds, 154.07 mph.
Nevada based Super Stock standout Justin Lamb of Henderson, had an easy day at the office cruising to a 9.206 seconds, 117.10 mph victory run in the final round as Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., cut the light too early, triggering red.
California driver Gerald Stein of Brentwood made his first final round appearance in Stock Eliminator and nearly made the most of it running .005 seconds within his dial in; finishing at 10.855 seconds, 119.30 mph. But Stein gave up a huge starting line advantage to fellow Californian McClanahan from Alta Loma, who won the duel finishing at 9.925 seconds, 123.09 mph.
In the Top Sportsman final round, Don Meziere, Escondido, Calif., triggered a .008 second reaction time at the tree and successfully kept Paul Gladden from Tracy, Calif., out of reach for the win light. Meziere recorded a winning pass of 6.939 seconds, 195.45 mph. Paul Rolandelli, Oakley, Calif., withdrew from the Top Dragster final round due to mechanical issues, giving Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., the automatic win.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were; Greg Boutte in Super Comp; Steve Williams in Super Gas; Ryan Herem in Super Street; Don DePeel in Sportsman Motorcycle; and Jeremy Hanger in Extreme Pro Mod West.
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series hits the NHRA Pacific Division next at Rocky Mountain Raceways September 21st. The following are Sunday’s final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Sonoma Raceway presented by Korbel:
Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.409, 151.89 def. Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash.,
'92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.765, 154.07.
Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, SS/AM, 9.206, 117.10 def. Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash.,
'91 Firebird, GT/KA, foul.
Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 9.925, 123.09 def. Gerald Stein, Brentwood, Calif., '69 Dart, D/SA, 10.855, 119.30.
Greg Boutte, Galt, Calif., '14 American, 8.927, 175.43 def. Steve Hamilton, Indio, Calif., '93 Undercover, 8.896, 164.09.
Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.930, 161.07 def. Ken Mostowich, Calgary, Alb.,
'12 Corvette, 9.973, 155.44.
Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, Calif., '69 Camaro, 10.931, 145.93 def. Ryan Giacone, Glendale, Ariz.,
'88 Thunderbird, 10.935, 143.69.
Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki Z900, 8.556, 137.29 def. Yeurra Blayblock Jr., San Francisco, Calif., '90 Kawasaki, 8.638, 148.44.
Don Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.939, 195.45 def. Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., '70 Mustang, 6.866, 199.02.
Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., '99 Uyemento, 24.494, 56.56 def. Paul Rolandelli, Oakley, Calif.,
'00 Dragster, broke.
EXTREME PRO MOD WEST
Jeremy Hanger, Yorba Linda, Calif., '59 Corvette, 5.893, 252.19 def. Scott Loomis, Ojai, Calif.,
'69 Chevelle, 5.893, 247.70.