LOCAL RACERS CROWNED IN INDY LODRS OPENER
Jason Coan, Don O`Neal, and Devin Isenhower all rang in wins in front of the home crowd in Indy Thursday evening. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series hits the North Central Division this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.
Coan of Kokomo had an easy path to victory in the Comp Eliminator final round. Michigan driver Ronnie Bohn of Benton Harbor, went red at the starting line. Coan finished his victory pass at 10.045 seconds, 87.73 mph.
In the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman final round, O’Neal of Evansville cut a great light, registering a .009 second reaction time to garner his second Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally trophy; eliminating fellow Indiana racer Mark McDonald of Boonville. Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, cruised to victory in the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster final round, his opponent JB Strassweg, Evansville, Ind., broke and was unable to complete the final round pass. Coughlin clocked in at 6.514 seconds, 171.53 mph.
The Super Gas final round showcased a competitive battle between two local drivers. Robert Goodrich of Greenwood got off to an excellent start with a perfect light, but took too much stripe. Devin Isenhower of Lebanon raced to the finish line at 9.918 seconds, 158.41 mph for the final round victory.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Larry Hodge in Super Stock; Aaron Allison in Stock Eliminator; Troy Stone in Super Comp; and Thomas Keenan in Super Street.
The following are Thursday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division’s rain postponement event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis:
Jason Coan, Kokomo, Ind., '17 dragster, F/ED, 10.045, 87.73 def. Ronnie Bohn, Benton Harbor, Mich., '14 dragster, J/D, foul.
Larry Hodge, La Place, Ill., '84 Monte Carlo, GT/NA, 10.630, 124.28 def. Ray Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '10 Mustang, FSS/D, foul.
Aaron Allison, Macedonia, Ohio, '98 Firehawk, B/S, 10.564, 112.71 def. Bill Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '14 Mustang, FS/A, foul.
Troy Stone, Elkhart, Ill., '14 Spitzer, 8.889, 176.24 def. Pat Fitzpatrick, Peoria, Ill., '07 Gebhardt, foul.
Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, Ind., '67 Camaro, 9.918, 158.41 def. Robert Goodrich, Greenwood, Ind.,
'93 Mustang, 9.879, 143.26.
Thomas Keenan, Saginaw, Mich., '70 Chevelle, 10.900, 126.73 def. Denny Napier, Pataskala, Ohio,
'77 Vega, 10.942, 138.56.
Don O`Neal, Evansville, Ind., '99 Monte Carlo, 6.871, 194.07 def. Mark McDonald, Boonville, Ind.,
'67 Mustang, 6.667, 204.94.
Mike Coughlin, Delaware, Ohio, '16 Dan Page, 6.514, 171.53 def. JB Strassweg, Evansville, Ind.,
'08 Undercover, broke.