Lucas Oil winners crowned at Royal Purple Raceway

Winners were crowned today at Royal Purple Raceway for the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series first event in the 2013 season.  Racing action began this morning with elimination rounds for all classes including Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, culminating with the crowning of champions for all the classes that make up the national series.  Each winner pocketed their share of the event purse and contingency postings along with bragging rights and the champion’s trophy.

Also in competition this weekend was the new NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series with its first of 10 events throughout the year. Inaugural series winners were crowned in Top Fuel, Pro Dragster, Pro Gas, Draggin’ Bagger, Street Pro and Hot Street.

Next up for the NHRA South Central Division is the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La., March 22-24.  The NHRA Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series heads to Virginia Motorsports Park, April 12-13.  Next up for Silver Dollar Raceway is their NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style event Friday, March 8.

The following are Sunday’s final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
5) Forrest Fair, Haughton, La., 5.273, 270.05 def.
4) Buddy Domingue, Port Neches, Texas, 5.295, 272.34;

3) Lee Callaway, Baytown, Texas, 5.383, 267.96 def.
6) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 10.542, 89.55;

2) Gord Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 9.262, 208.94 def.
7) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 9.386, 105.22;

1) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.544, 224.77 def.
8) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 8.458, 112.49;

SEMI-FINALS
Gingles, 5.353, 276.35 def. Callaway, 5.683, 245.23;
Fair, 5.273, 272.28 def. Brounkowski, 5.377, 256.21;

FINALS
Fair, 5.340, 265.85 def. Gingles, 5.387, 272.78.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
3) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.563, 264.55 def.
6) Ray Drew, Hales Corner, Wis., ’04 Firebird, 5.746, 255.15;

1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.491, 266.37 was unopposed;

2) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.573, 256.26 def.
7) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.955, 193.13;

5) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, ’10 Mustang, 5.569, 262.33 def.
4) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, ’05 Monte Carlo, broke;

SEMI-FINALS
Westerfield, 5.566, 260.51 def. Hool, 5.625, 260.21;
Lombardo Jr., 5.545, 262.33 def. Foster, 5.708, 258.71;

FINALS
Westerfield, 5.562, 261.22 def. Lombardo Jr., 5.531, 263.87.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, ’05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.398, 157.58  def.
Adam Hickey, Ponchatoula, La., ’06 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.220, 159.64.

SUPER STOCK
Gilbert Johnson, Lecompte, La., ’95 Achieva, GT/HA, 10.186, 123.17  def.
Tim Hebert, Thibodaux, La., ’68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.658, 153.72.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, ’98 Firebird, C/SA, 10.533, 109.71  def.
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, ’72 Duster, F/SA, foul.

SUPER COMP
William Carrell, Ardmore, Okla., dragster, 8.915, 171.82  def.
Bart Nelson, La Porte, Texas, dragster, 8.956, 158.67.

SUPER GAS
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, ’63 Corvette, 9.903, 148.76  def.
Jay Bunce, Piedmont, Okla., ’67 Chevy II, 9.893, 147.49.

SUPER STREET
Morgan Speranzo, Pensacola, Fla., ’69 Camaro, 10.904, 150.95  def.
Mike Flores, Keithville, La., ’87 Camaro, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER
Pete Vicari, Crown Point, La., dragster, 6.598, 184.14  def.
Jerry Holt, Colliersville, Okla., dragster, 6.381, 215.51.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, ’11 Camaro, 6.695, 203.98  def.
Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., ’68 Camaro, 6.506, 210.93.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, ’12 Koenig, 7.878, 159.01  def.
Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, ’04 Kawasaki, 9.978, 129.69.

TOP FUEL HARLEY
Doug Horne, Aberdeen, Md., ’10 Harley, 6.363, 237.09  def.
Brook McCabe, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., ’11 Harley, broke.

PRO DRAGSTER HARLEY
Dale Niles, Purlear, N.C., ’10 Derringer, 7.483, 171.90  def.
Scott Truett, Wichita, Kan., ’12 Magnum, 8.010, 169.27.

PRO GAS HARLEY
Clint Rabb, Lloydminster, Alb., ’09 Street Glide, 7.240, 184.07  def. Mark Biernbaum, Dripping Spgs, Texas, ’95 Buell, 18.900,
38.35.

STREET PRO HARLEY
Neil Sonder, Mont Belvieu, Texas, ’04 Harley, 10.992, 119.30 was unopposed.

HOT STREET HARLEY
Michael Majeska, League City, Texas, ’00 M2 Cyclone, 10.892, 127.98 was unopposed.