HOYT LEADS WINNERS FROM POSTPONED LUCAS OIL RACEWAY EVENT
Steve Hoyt led the winners for the rain delayed Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Spectacle of Speed event that was postponed from last month due to persistent rain showers at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Four of the series classes completed their eliminations this week during the Cavalcade of Starts Lucas Oil event at Summit Motorsports Park.
Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., defeated Philip Smida II who was looking for the event double-up as he also advanced to the final round in Super Street. Hoyt clocked in at 8.967 seconds at 163.83 mph to Smida’s 9.303, 120.68.
In his Super Street final, Smida, Canfield, Ohio, meet up with Joey Shipp, Whiteland, Ind., who took the win in his ’68 Camaro in 10.929 seconds at 136.28 mph to Smida who went to quick running 10.887 on the 10.90 index.
Jeff Smith Jr., Kendallville, Ind., beat Paul Richardson, Woodburn, Ind., in the Super Gas final with Smith driving his ’77 Vega to a 9.905 second lap at 143.26 mph.
The division’s Pro Stock Snowmobile also finished up their elimination rounds this weekend with Paul Austin taking on Brian Pretzel. Austin, Seattle, went 155.75 mph for the win in 8.147 seconds to Pretzel’s 8.285, 154.03
The four winner’s joined Bill Reichert and Andy Bohl who won earlier in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car. The remainder of the classes will be completed at upcoming NHRA North Central Division Lucas Oil Series events.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Spectacle for Speed event:
Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., '02 Advanced, 8.967, 163.83 def. Philip Smida II, Canfield, Ohio,
'08 Worthy, 9.303, 120.68.
Jeff Smith Jr., Kendallville, Ind., '77 Vega, 9.905, 143.26 def. Paul Richardson, Woodburn, Ind.,
'87 Firenza, 9.876, 158.00.
Joey Shipp, Whiteland, Ind., '68 Camaro, 10.929, 136.28 def. Philip Smida II, Canfield, Ohio, '88 Cavalier, 10.887, 136.70.
PRO STOCK SNOWMOBILE
Paul Austin, Seattle, Wash., '10 Artic CAT, 8.147, 155.74 def. Brian Pretzel, Belding, Mich., '11 Ski Doo Mxz, 8.285, 154.03.