VICTORY FOR SEVERANCE AND WHITELY AT THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN
In the final results from Bandimere Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., and Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Severance, worked his way through the field and ran 5.468 seconds at 265.43 mph in his final round victory over Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., who clocked in at 5.611 seconds, 248.89 mph. Severance dominated the field running low elapsed time in reach round of eliminations after qualifying No. 1.
Whiteley, faced off against Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, AB., and posted a winning run of 5.765 seconds, 355.87 mph in her ’15 Camaro. Kaplan was out first with a big holeshot but Whitely had the power as Kaplan drove to a 5.822 second, 248.57 mph lap for his runner up finish.
Both the Super Stock and Super Gas finals saw impressive reaction times this weekend as Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., had a reaction time of .009 seconds and ran 10.935 at 123.38 mph taking the win in the Super Stock class over Robert Cruzen Sr. Mike Boehner, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., was even better with a .006 second start and a 10.498 second run at 145.25 mph to take home the victory in Super Gas against local runner Mike Miller, Littleton, Colo.
Other racers visiting the Lucas Oil winner’s circle this weekend were Christine Harris, West Des Moines, Iowa, in Comp Eliminator; Timothy Schuster, Littleton, Colo., in Super Comp; Dane McIntosh, Powell, Wyo., in Stock Eliminator and Ryan Stifflear, Lakewood, Colo., in Super Street. In the division’s Advance Product Design Top Sportsman class, J.R. Lobner, Gardner, Kan., taking home the win while Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, won in the division’s Fineline Graphics and Madccap Racing Top Dragster series. In the final round of the divisions Sportsman Motorcycle series Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., took home the victory.
In other racing action this weekend, winners in the Aeromotive Shootouts were Saburo Wantanabe, Hudson, Colo., in Super Comp; Tim Parker, Longmont, Colo., in Super Gas; Jeff Kaufman, Holdrege Neb., in Super Street and in the Super ROD Series it was Kyle Tripp, who took home the win.
NHRA West Central Division racers head to Heartland Park Topeka for a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series double-header weekend, July 25-28.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Bandimere Speedway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.504, 246.98 def. 6) Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo., 5.680, 251.39
5) Tiffany Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., 5.846, 238.93 def. 2) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 7.343, 127.65
4) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.659
Dubbin, 5.664, 249.03 def. Januik, 5.813, 240.68
Severance, 5.484, 261.62 was unopposed
Severance, 5.468, 265.43 def. Dubbin, 5.611, 248.89
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.867, 246.21 def. 1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.857, 241.15
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.785, 255.53 def. 5) Steve Macklyn, Bountiful, Utah, '13 Mustang, foul
4) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.942, 234.41 def. 3) Kris Hool, Evansville, Wyo., '16 Camaro, 5.919, 247.61
Whiteley, 5.912, 251.63 def. Payne, 6.588, 164.85; Kaplan, 7.611, 113.95 was unopposed
Whiteley, 5.765, 255.87 def. Kaplan, 5.822, 248.57
Christine Harris, W Des Moines, Iowa, '05 Pontiac, G/A, 11.854, 74.43 def. William Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., ChassisCraft, A/DA, foul.
Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., '88 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.935, 123.38 def. Robert Cruzen Sr., Cleveland, Okla., '06 Cobalt, GT/DA, foul
Dane McIntosh, Powell, Wyo., '68 Camaro, A/S, 11.451, 117.38 def. Dana Verdoorn, Castle Rock, Colo., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 9.358, 147.47.
Timothy Schuster, Littleton, Colo., '04 Don Davis, 9.438, 162.57 def. Bradley Johnson, Morrison, Colo., dragster, 9.430, 169.47.
Mike Boehner, Lake Havasu City, Calif., '67 Camaro, 10.498, 145.25 def. Mike Miller, Littleton, Colo., '97 Firebird, 10.494, 147.67.
Ryan Stifflear, Lakewood, Colo., '71 Chevelle, 11.452, 132.35 def. Bill White, Palmyra, Neb., '95 Beretta, 11.451, 133.63
J.R. Lobner, Gardner, Kan., '96 Cutlass, 8.068, 163.29 def. Ryan Julius, Loveland, Colo., '08 GTO, 7.205, 193.32
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '15 Miller, 7.307, 174.98 def. Bob Button, Winters, Calif., '15 Spitzer, 6.340, 220.66.
Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '10 Zx-14, 10.070, 129.18 def. John Fitzpatrick, Wichita, Kan., '05 Suzuki, 9.088, 136.69