SHOOTOUT WINNERS CROWNED, FIELDS SET FOR SUNDAY ELIMINATIONS

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals action was highlighted by a slew of specialty shootout events and heads-up class racing in both Stock and Super Stock. Jesse Adams and David Cook led the list of Shootout winners and the winner’s circle celebration.

Lyle Byrum, El Paso, Texas, was out first on Adams, Yuba City, Calif., but Adams took it at the strip with a 6.288 second lap at 218.83 mph as Byrum broke out with a 6.757 on the 6.76 dial.

Navato, Calif., resident Cook beat out Monte Green, Haxun, Colo., in a battle of Mustangs. Cook went 7.103, 184.37 in his 2003 and Green was 7.034, 196.59 in his 2008.

Punch Johnson and Michael Miller captured the Super Comp and Super Gas Shootouts with Punch defeating Matt Woodard and Miller knocking out Aaron Kinard. Punch, Seligman, Ariz., went dead on 9.050 at 168.60 for the win and Miller was off by just .001 of a second running 10.051 on the 10.05 dial.

Chris Cannon II took on former division champion Mike Blodgett in the Super Street Shootout and took the win by .004 of a second with a hole shot running 11.125 seconds at 136.32 mph to the quicker Blodgett at 11.083, 129.32.

The win in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson went to Doug Schumann of Hesperia, Calif., on his ’98 Suzuki who clocked in at 8.385 at 156.75 mph to down Rick Newport, Buffalo, Utah, 8.271, 151.77

In the Super Stock Class eliminations a pair of late model cars faced off in SS/DA with Andrew Durham taking the win in his ’11 Challenger over Dave Bridgewater and his ’12 Camaro while Don Keen drove his ’65 Mustang past Gregg Luneack and his ’65 Nova Wagon in the SS/KA class.

Among the Stock Class winners were Tibor Kadar over John Cooper in A/SA and a battle of ’64 Fairlanes, Las Vegas runner Errol Farmer beat Brad Burton with his ’70 Barracuda and Chuck Echmalian, Huntington Beach, Calif., knocked out Mike Loge with a perfect reaction time in his ’69 Camaro.

In final qualifying action Joshua Lee bettered his efforts in Comp eliminator to stay on top in his ’32 roadster with a lap of 9.061 seconds while Dean Bethenson jumped up a spot to lead the Top Sportsman class with a 6.677 second, 205.32 mph run. Jon Bradford remained No. 1 in Top Dragster as did Mike Cotton in Super Stock with his ’70 Barracuda. Bill O’Conner moved up to No. 1 in Stock with his ’80 Horizon and the father-son team of Ron And Denny Alves are one and two in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.

Eliminations kick off on Sunday and will run throughout the day, culminating with the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals winner’s circle celebration Sunday afternoon.

The following are the final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

COMP ELIMINATOR

1. Joshua Lee, Palmdale, Calif., ’32 roadster, 9.061 seconds, 0.669 under the index

2. Ross Wilson, Alta Loma, Calif., ’05 Sunfire, 8.302, 0.578

3. Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, ’32 roadster, 7.373, 0.547

4. Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif., ’34 Chevrolet, 8.585, 0.545

5. Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., ’98 S-10, 8.315, 0.515

6. John Edwards, La Verne, Calif., ’99 Neon, 7.492, 0.478

7. Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., CAN, ’04 Cavalier, 7.539, 0.431

8. Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, ’13 dragster, 7.143, 0.417

9. Jeff Isbell, Salt Lake City, ’00 dragster, 7.059, 0.411

10. Tony Mandella, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ’00 S-10, 8.730, 0.410

SUPER STOCK

1. Mike Cotten, Broken Arrow, Okla., ’70 Barracuda, 9.924, 0.966

2. Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., ’93 Shadow, 10.288, 0.952

3. Keith Lynch, West Jordon, Utah, ’10 Challenger, 10.240, 0.950

4. Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., CAN, ’09 G5, 9.485, 0.945

5. Andrew Durham, Arcadia, Calif., ’11 Challenger, 9.438, 0.942

6. Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., ’65 Mustang, 10.558, 0.882

7. Sean Cour, Bruch Prairie, Wash., ’09 Cobalt, 9.714, 0.866

8. Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., ’70 Challenger, 9.676, 0.854

9. Dan Mason, San Clemente, Calif., ’85 Camaro, 9.595, 0.835

10. Larry Zavala, Montebello, Calif., ’91 Calais, 9.786, 0.794

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1. Bill O’Connor, Huntington Beach, Calif., ’80 Horizon, 16.643, 1.107

2. Robert Aceves, Coarsegold, Calif., ’68 Firebird, 10.869, 1.031

3. Mark Lelchook, Forresthill, Calif., ’69 Barracuda, 11.106, 0.954

4. Earl Blake, Las Vegas, ’68 Barracuda, 11.052, 1.008

5. Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., ’70 Firebird, 10.455, 0.985

6. Alvin Williamson, Moreno Valley, Calif., ’72 Mustang, 10.918, 0.982

7. Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., ’64 Fairlane, 10.249, 0.941

8. Don Morris, Golden, Colo., ’66 Coronet, 10.465, 0.975

9. Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., ’74 Firebird, 11.172, 0.958

10. Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., ’72 Formula, 10.794, 0.956

TOP DRAGSTER

1. Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., 6.059, 234.09

2. Denver Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., 6.162, 219.97

3. Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., 6.199, 220.44

4. Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., 6.386, 216.72

5. Stephanie Crifasi, Henderson, Nev., 6.502, 207.03

6. Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, 6.519, 209.49

7. Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 6.536, 210.01

8. Errol Sharron, Las Vegas, 6.629, 202.45

9. Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., 6.672, 205.19

10. Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., CAN, 6.692, 202.48

TOP SPORTSMAN

1. Dean Bethenson, Red Deer, Alb., CAN, ’57 Chevy, 6.677, 205.32

2. Joe Roubieck, Westlake Village, Calif., ’68 Camaro, 6.695, 206.20

3. Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, ’14 Camaro, 6.755, 207.18

4. Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., ’02 Cavalier, 6.830, 204.73

5. JJ Heber, Centennial, Colo., ‘06 Mustang, 6.893, 198.29

6. Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., ’08 Mustang, 6.967, 195.39

7. Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., CAN, ’69 Camaro, 7.019, 195.82

8. Dave Slatten, Fort Collins, Colo., ’05 Grand Am, 7.020, 197.19

9. Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., ’05 Grand Am, 7.039, 198.50

10. David Cook, Novato, Calif., ’03 Mustang, 7.053, 193.71

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON

1. Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., ’80 Kawasaki, 0.000 second reaction time

2. Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., ’83 Suzuki, 0.000

3. Dakota Sun, La Miranda, Calif., ’12 Kawasaki, 0.008

4. Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., ’97 Suzuki, 0.016

5. Steve Harrison, American Park, Utah, ’96 Harley-Davidson, 0.017

6. Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., ’98 Suzuki, 0.017

7. Rick Newport, Buffalo, Utah, ’95 Suzuki, 0.017

8. Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., ’98 GSXR, 0.018

9. Eric Jaquith, Sun Tan Valley, Ariz., ’06 Hayabusa, 0.020

10. Gaige Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., ’05 Suzuki, 0.021

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Friday results

JEGS PACIFIC SPORTSNATIONALS KICKS OFF IN VEGAS

LAS VEGAS – Jon Bradford and Joe Roubicek led qualifying in today’s opening round of the NHRA JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

Bradford recorded the event’s top speed clocking in at over 234 mph in his ’13 dragster in 6.059 seconds to lead the Top Dragster class. The Tucson, Ariz., runner is followed by Denver Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., running 6.162 seconds at 219.97 mph and Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., 6.213, 218.80.

Westlake Village, Calif., racer Roubicek qualified No. 1 in Top Sportsman with a lap of 6.734 seconds at 204.98 mph in his ’68 Camaro. Dean Bethenson and Greg Lair are second and third at 6.736 and 6.755 respectively. Bethenson runs a ’57 Chevy and Lair sits in a ’14 Camaro.

A pair of Barracudas paced the fields in Stock and Super Stock as local favorite Earl Blake drove his ’68 to an 11.052 second pass to lead Stock while Mike Cotton made the trip from Broken Arrow, Okla., and put his ’70 Barracuda on top in Super Stock with a pass of 9.924. Cotton is followed by Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., and Tom Noan from Canada in Super Stock. Alvin Williamson, Moreno, Valley, Calif., and Don Morris, Golden, Colo., sit behind Blake in Stock.

Comp Eliminator is led by Joshua Lee and Ross Wilson in the top two spots. Lee went 9.095 in his ’32 roadster, 0.635 under his index with Wilson, Alta Loma, Calif., sitting in second at 8.358, 0.522 under.

Rounding out the day’s leaders was the father-son team of Ron and Denny Alves in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson. Ron recorded a perfect reaction time of 0.000 seconds on his ’80 Kawasaki early in the day for the No. 1 spot. Then Denny, the defending Pacific Division champion, posted his own perfect reaction time in the third session for the No. 2 spot. Dakota Sun and Mike Burkhart landed in the number three and four spots with 0.008 and 0.016 second reaction times.

All racers will make final qualifying runs and time trials tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. Also on tap for Saturday is heads-up class racing in Stock and Super Stock along with the specialty Shootout events in Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street.

Eliminations kick off on Sunday and will run throughout the day, culminating with the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals winner’s circle celebration.

The following are the final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

COMP ELIMINATOR

1. Joshua Lee, Palmdale, Calif., ’32 roadster, 9.095 seconds, 0.635 under the index

2. Ross Wilson, Alta Loma, Calif., ’05 Sunfire, 8.358, 0.522

3. Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., ’98 S-10, 8.315, 0.515

4. Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, ’32 roadster, 7.405, 0.515

5. John Edwards, La Verne, Calif., ’99 Neon, 7.492, 0.478

6. Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., CAN, ’04 Cavalier, 7.539, 0.431

7. Tony Mandella, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ’00 S-10, 8.730, 0.410

8. Jeff Isbell, Salt Lake City, ’00 dragster, 7.062, 0.408

9. Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, ’13 dragster, 7.264, 0.296

10. Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif., ’34 Chevrolet, 9.145, 0.015

SUPER STOCK

1. Mike Cotton, Broken Arrow, Okla., ’70 Barracuda, 9.924, 0.966

2. Ken Etter, Jurupa Valley, Calif., ’93 Shadow, 10.288, 0.952

3. Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., CAN, ’09 G5, 9.485, 0.945

4. Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., ’65 Mustang, 10.558, 0.882

5. Sean Cour, Bruch Prairie, Wash., ’09 Cobalt, 9.714, 0.866

6. Eric Bell, Chandler, Ariz., ’70 Challenger, 9.676, 0.854

7. Andrew Durham, Arcadia, Calif., ’11 Challenger, 9.549, 0.831

8. Larry Zavala, Montebello, Calif., ’91 Calais, 9.786, 0.794

9. Keith Lynch, West Jordon, Utah, ’10 Challenger, 10.402, 0.788

10. Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., ’97 Firebird, 9.900, 0.780

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1. Earl Blake, Las Vegas, ’68 Barracuda, 11.052, 1.008

2. Alvin Williamson, Moreno Valley, Calif., ’72 Mustang, 10.918, 0.982

3. Don Morris, Golden, Colo., ’66 Coronet, 10.465, 0.975

4. Lindy Lindholm, Newport Beach, Calif., ’74 Firebird, 11.172, 0.958

5. Bill O’Connor, Huntington Beach, Calif., ’80 Horizon, 16.794, 0.956

6. Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., ’72 Formula, 10.794, 0.956

7. Mark Lelchook, Forresthill, Calif., ’69 Barracuda, 11.106, 0.954

8. Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., ’64 Fairlane, 10.249, 0.941

9. Brent Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., ’14 Mustang, 8.956, 0.914

10. John Cooper, La Porte, Colo., ’64 Fairlane, 10.278, 0.912

TOP DRAGSTER

1. Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., 6.059, 234.09

2. Denver Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., 6.162, 219.97

3. Jesse Adams, Yuba City, Calif., 6.213, 218.80

4. Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, 6.530, 207.50

5. Stephanie Crifasi, Henderson, Nev., 6.532, 207.53

6. Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 6.536, 210.01

7. Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., 6.672, 205.19

8. Bob Button, Winters, Calif., 6.709, 199.17

9. George Slatten, Santa Fe, N.M., 6.730, 198.35

10. Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., CAN, 6.743, 199.58

TOP SPORTSMAN

1. Joe Roubieck, Westlake Village, Calif., ’68 Camaro, 6.734, 204.98

2. Dean Bethenson, Red Deer, Alb., CAN, ’57 Chevy, 6.736, 203.65

3. Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, ’14 Camaro, 6.755, 207.18

4. Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., ’02 Cavalier, 6.830, 204.73

5. JJ Heber, Centennial, Colo., ‘06 Mustang, 6.918, 197.19

6. Monte Green, Haxtun, Colo., ’08 Mustang, 6.967, 195.39

7. Dave Slatten, Fort Collins, Colo., ’05 Grand Am, 7.020, 197.19

8. Raul Perez, Buena Park, Calif., ’05 Grand Am, 7.044, 197.19

9. Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., CAN, ’69 Camaro, 7.079, 194.44

10. David Cook, Novato, Calif., ’03 Mustang, 7.079, 192.74

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON

1. Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., ’80 Kawasaki, 0.000 second reaction time

2. Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., ’83 Suzuki, 0.000

3. Dakota Sun, La Miranda, Calif., ’12 Kawasaki, 0.008

4. Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., ’97 Suzuki, 0.016

5. Steve Harrison, American Park, Utah, ’96 Harley-Davidson, 0.017

6. Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., ’98 Suzuki, 0.017

7. Rick Newport, Buffalo, Utah, ’95 Suzuki, 0.023

8. Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., ’98 GSXR, 0.018

9. Eric Jaquith, Sun Tan Valley, Ariz., ’06 Hayabusa, 0.20

10. Gaige Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., ’05 Suzuki, 0.026

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