Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - SRCA Dragstrip
10/1/2018
Great Bend, KS
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In the first half of the double header at SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Cornbelt Classis David Rampy continued his winning ways with his 61st NHRA divisional event win and Mike Town and Mark Grame grabbed their second straight wins at SRCA.
 
 
Alabama racer Rampy and Nebraska runner Matt Harris left the line together with .018 second reaction times in Comp Eliminator but Rampy had the power to pull away with a 7.631 second, 152.50 mph pass for the win in his ’32 roadster with Harris clocking in at 8.770, 125.90. The win was also Rampy’s third divisional of the year to go with this 99 NHRA national event wins.
 
 
Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., was out on Town, Paola, Kan., in the Super Stock final before Town laid down a 10.805 on the 10.80 dial to take the win and the NHRA Wally trophy by about two feet over the quicker DeForrest at 9.457, 131.93.
 
 
Grame, Overland Park, Kan., took the early lead in Super Comp over Michael Miller and held on as Miller could not make up the difference. Grame went 9.077, 182.90 in his ’11 dragster to Miller’s 9.064, 166.52 in his ’10 dragster.
 
 
In the Fineline Madcap Top Dragster final round Kendra Larson out of Minnesota was better at both ends of the track to take down Dusty Meyer of Tonganoxie, Kan. Larson tripped the clocks in 7.284 at 179.42 mph for her second series win. 
 
 
First time winner Monte Weaver celebrated in the winner’s circle as he left the line first against Todd Stallbaumer in the Advanced Product Design Top Sportsman.  Weaver, Lubbock, Texas, held on for the win with his ’63 Corvette running 6.590, 185.77 to Stallbaumer’s 7.611, 180.67 out of Seneca, Kan.   
 
 
In Stock Eliminator, Paul Merolla bagged his first win with a nice pass over the red-lighting Norman Warling; Tim Nicholson was out first in Super Gas but ran too quick to give Butch Kleewein, North Platte, Neb., and his ’13 Camaro the win; Rodger Sauder was .007 seconds on the tree then went 11.057 on the 11.05 index for the win in Super Street; and John Fitzpatrick went four rounds for Sportsman Motorcycle trophy over Robert Williams in an all Kansas final.
 
 
In the Aeromotive Super Shootouts it was Austin Sharpe leading the way in defeating Larry Bernshausen in Super Comp, Trevor Larson winning over Chris Bishop in Super Gas and Dave Ash upending Dan Smith in Super Street.
 
 
Eliminations for the second half of the double header and the Thunder on the Plains are today (Sunday) at SRCA Dragstrip.
 
 
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Lucas Oil Cornbelt Classic:
 
 
 
COMP ELIMINATOR
 
David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.631, 152.50 def. Matt Harris, Bellevue, Neb., '10 Colbalt, D/A, 8.770, 125.90.
 
 
SUPER STOCK
 
Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/OA, 10.805, 119.73 def. Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.457, 131.93.
 
 
STOCK ELIMINATOR
 
Paul Merolla, Papillion, Neb., '66 Chev II, E/S, 10.937, 119.71 def. Norman Warling, Golden, Colo., '62 Catalina, M/SA, foul.
 
 
SUPER COMP
 
Mark Grame, Overland Park, Kan., '11 Dragster, 9.077, 182.90 def. Michael Miller, Moniarty, N.M.,
 
'10 TNT, 9.064, 166.52.
 
 
SUPER GAS
 
Butch Kleewein, North Platte, Neb., '13 Camaro, 10.116, 155.35 def. Tim Nicholson, Concordia, Kan., '67 Camaro, 10.044, 99.33.
 
 
SUPER STREET
 
Rodger Sauder, Sidney, Neb., '72 Barracuda, 11.057, 148.41 def. Brad Frederick, Bassett, Neb., '62 Falcon, 11.011, 149.76.
 
 
TOP SPORTSMAN
 
Monte Weaver, Lubbock, Texas, '63 Corvette, 6.590, 185.77 def. Todd Stallbaumer, Seneca, Kan., '90 Camaro, 7.611, 180.67.
 
 
TOP DRAGSTER
 
Kendra Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '18 Erickson, 7.284, 179.42 def. Dusty Meyer, Tonganoxie, Kan.,
 
'14 Custom, 7.203, 181.32.
 
 
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
 
John Fitzpatrick, Wichita, Kan., '05 Hayabusa, 8.519, 146.27 def. Robert Williams, Ellinswood, Kan., '09 Hayabusa, 8.881, 146.50.
 
 
SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
 
Austin Sharpe, Omaha, Neb., '07 Undercover, 9.097, 170.82 def. Larry Bernshausen, Manito, Ill.,
 
'11 Gebhardt, 9.129, 166.58.
 
 
SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
 
Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '08 Daren Erickson, 10.088, 161.02 def. Chris Bishop, Grand Rapids, Minn., '05 Don Davis, 10.025, 150.73.
 
 
SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
 
Dave Ash, Victoria, Kan., '92 Camaro, 11.042, 142.40 def. Dan Smith, Buffalo, Minn., '67 Camaro, 11.033, 147.34.
 
 
 
 
Megan Meyer and Kris Hool raced to victory in the second half of this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains double header at SRCA Dragstrip.
 
 
Meyer defeated her sister Rachel in a close round one battle then took out Christine Chambless to advance to the final in Top Alcohol Dragster against Dean Dubbin. Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., was out first but quickly had problems and Meyer, Olathe, Kan., sped by for the win and her second of the year stopping the clocks at 7.199, 263.82.
 
 
Hool, out of Evansville, Wyo., qualified No. 1 in Top Alcohol Funny Car and would face off with No. 2 qualifier Lance Van Hauen in the money round. Hool was out first and led from start to finish with a 5.817 second, 255.39 mph pass to Van Hauen who slowed to an 8.143, 116.99.
 
 
In Comp Eliminator it was Saturday’s runner-up Matt Harris who took it one step further for the win in defeating Chard Voges. Harris went 7.810, 172.76 to Voges’ 7.979 at 151.99 mph. 
 
Michael Miller turned the tables on Mark Grame to take the Super Comp title and the 11th of his career running 9.526 at 140.68. Grame, Overland Park, Kan., beat Miller in Saturday’s action.
 
 
Steve Hayes and Mark Von Heeder took home trophies in Super Gas and Super Street respectively. Hayes beat out Don Nichols in a dead heat as both racers put together .038 second packages. Von Heeder was out first on Saturday’s winner Rodger Sauder which forced Sauder to run too quick and break out. The win was Von Heeder’s first out of Ainsworth, Neb.
 
 
In the ADP Top Sportsman class, it was Kirk Piepke driving his ’07 GTO to the win and Randy Dahlberg took out Les Feist in the Fineline Madcap Top Dragster class. Piepke covered the quarter mile in 7.237 at 167.88 over Allen Firestone and Dahlberg went 7.231, 145.58 against Feist who fouled at the start.
 
 
Rounding out the weekend’s winners were Wyatt Wagner, Baschor, Kan., in Super Stock winning over Jared Swinehart, Tom Mosbek downed Logan Wernet in Stock, Dave Olsen put Michael Shelton on the trailer in Sportsman Motorcycle and Bruce Sampson defeated John Fitzpatrick in the Voss Shootout.
 
 
This was the last event in the 2018 NHRA West Central Division but racers can compete outside their division and continue to earn points toward the 2018 championship.
 
 
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder on the Plains:
 
 
 
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
 
Round 1
 
5) Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., 5.445, 271.68 def. 4) Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.455, 265.90
 
8) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., 5.388, 263.36 def. 1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.395, 266.00
 
2) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.488, 259.36 def. 7) Gary Cooper, Wichita, Kan., foul
 
3) Shayne Lawson, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.401, 263.67 def. 6) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.452, 263.10
 
 
Semifinals
 
Dubbin, 9.301, 89.09 def. Lawson, broke
 
M. Meyer, 5.270, 278.40 def. Chambless, 8.442, 107.03
 
 
 
Final
 
M. Meyer, 7.199, 263.82 def. Dubbin, 7.362, 124.94
 
 
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
 
Round 1
 
1) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '16 Camaro, 5.718, 253.28 was unopposed
 
2) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '18 Camaro, 6.441, 231.64 def. 5) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '02 Firebird, 6.703, 244.47
 
4) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '16 Monte Carlo, 5.996, 249.67 def. 3) Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, '02 Camaro, 6.001, 241.63 
 
 
 
Semifinals
 
Hool, 6.613, 195.62 def. Foster, foul
 
Van Hauen, broke was unopposed
 
 
Final
 
Hool, 5.817, 255.39 def. Van Hauen, 8.143, 116.99
 
 
 
COMP ELIMINATOR
 
Matt Harris, Bellevue, Neb., '10 Colbalt, D/A, 7.810, 172.76 def. Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., '14
 
Neil & Parks, K/AA, 7.979, 151.99.
 
 
SUPER STOCK
 
Wyatt Wagner, Baschor, Kan., '68 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.987, 129.31 def. Jared Swinehart, Piedmont,
 
Okla., '98 S-10, GT/TA, 9.818, 133.32.
 
 
STOCK ELIMINATOR
 
Tim Mosbek, Andover, Minn., '72 Dodge, F/SA, 11.240, 111.56 def. Logan Wernet, Mason City, Iowa,
 
'62 Plymouth, E/SA, 11.277, 110.25.
 
 
SUPER COMP
 
Michael Miller, Moniarty, N.M., '10 TNT, 9.526, 140.68 def. Mark Grame, Overland Park, Kan., '11
 
Dragster, 21.478, 74.28.
 
 
SUPER GAS
 
Steve Hayes, Aurora, Colo., '68 Camaro, 10.067, 164.25 def. Don Nichols, Lincoln, Neb., '57
 
Chevrolet, 10.055, 161.81.
 
 
SUPER STREET
 
Mark Von Heeder, Ainsworth, Neb., '68 Camaro, 11.066, 149.96 def. Rodger Sauder, Sidney, Neb., '72
 
Barracuda, 11.022, 150.16.
 
 
TOP SPORTSMAN
 
Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla., '07 GTO, 7.237, 167.88 def. Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '16
 
Camaro, 11.986, 63.24.
 
 
TOP DRAGSTER
 
Randy Dahlberg, Hudson, Colo., '12 Undercover, 7.231, 145.58 def. Les Feist, Clearwater, Minn.,
 
'13 Miller, foul.
 
 
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
 
Dave Olsen, Littleton, Colo., '01 Kawasaki, 8.854, 145.31 def. Michael Shelton, Great Bend, Kan.,
 
'09 Hayabusa, 9.512, 138.68.
 
 
VOSS SHOOTOUT
 
Bruce Sampson, Forest Lake, Minn., '99 , 8.303, 156.28 def. John Fitzpatrick, Wichita, Kan., '05 ,
 
8.400, 152.83.

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