Race two qualifying

Top Alcohol

Top Fuel Harley


Top Sportsman, Top Dragster


Darien Provost

Zak Clarke

Dan Provost

Dean Bettenson

Justin Bond

Shane Molinari

Dave Kowlaski

Race one (Rain out compete November 3, 2016)

Las Vegas, Nev. – Champions were recognized yesterday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Race number one at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Top Alcohol Dragster, Funny Car, Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas, Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson, and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series were all in action for the rain delayed event from earlier this year. Racers in all classes will now begin qualifying and time trials for the second half of the doubleheader weekend.

Two time Top Alcohol Dragster Champion Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., solidified his top standing in the TAD class with a resounding victory over Shawn Cowie, Surrey,B.C. Severance registered a winning pass of 5.327 seconds, 269.67 mph, Cowie finished second at 5.493 seconds, 222.51 mph.

In Top Alcohol Funny Car finale, Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., 5.527 seconds, 264.96 mph narrowly defeated Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.571 seconds, 264.13 mph.

Alan Ellis of Mapleton, Utah., faced off against Doug Lambeck of Irvine, Calif., in Comp Eliminator. Lambeck got the advantage off the line but Ellis was able to run him down and grab the victory. Ellis made a winning pass of 6.662 196.64. Lambeck made a runner up pass of 8.530, 142.48.

Lambeck was not done yet though as he also advanced to the final in Stock Eliminator against fellow Californian Larry Gilley of Hilmar. Gilley gained the starting line advantage, but took too much stripe to give Lambeck the win. Lambeck wins his 19th Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally and his first in Stock. Lambeck registered a winning pass of 10.352, 120.03 to Gilley's 11.007, 117.71.

In Super Comp, Steve Williams kept his Lucas Oil World Championship hopes alive by knocking out Marko Pervolaris with a pass of 9.381, 159.61 to Perivolaris's., 9.419, 166.33 out of Petaluma, Calif.

The Top Sportsman final round was Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah who took a small advantage off the line but Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., was able to go by him and take the stripe for the win. Williams clocked in at 7.058, 192.38, as Olpin made a runner up pass of 7.155, 193.71. Meghan Molinari, Battleground, Wash., scored her first career victory as she ran down Jeremy Rapp, Las Vegas, in the Top Dragster final round. Molinari came in at 6.760, 194.49 as Rapp followed up with 7.455, 177.16.

The audience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway saw hometown racer, Leo Shaver out run Eric Jaquith, Queen Creek, Ariz., in the Sportsman Motorcycle final round presented by Harley-Davidson. Shaver hit 8.915, 147.84 as Jaquith followed with 9.531, 136.10.

The other drivers visiting the Lucas Oil winner's circle were

Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.327, 269.67 def.
Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.493, 222.51.

Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.527, 264.96 def.
Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.571, 264.13.

Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.662, 196.64 def.
Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., '08 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.530, 142.48.

Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, GT/KA, 11.855, 86.96 def.
Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '96 Pontiac, GT/CA, foul.

Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.352, 120.03 def.
Larry Gilley, Hilmar, Calif., '69 Dart, E/SA, 11.007, 117.71.

Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., dragster, 9.381, 159.61 def.
Marko Perivolaris, Petaluma, Calif., dragster, 9.419, 166.33.

Ed DeStaute, Rosemead, Calif., '62 Corvette, 10.057, 130.00 def.
Clint Fishel, Phoenix, Ariz., '88 Beretta, foul.

John Dexter, Morrison, Colo., '68 Camaro, 11.066, 139.08 def.
Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, Calif., '69 Camaro, 11.034, 146.37.

Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 7.058, 192.38 def.
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.155, 193.71.

Meghan Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., '12 M&M, 6.760, 194.49 def.
Jeremy Rapp, Las Vegas, Nev., dragster, 7.455, 177.16.

Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, 8.915, 147.84 def.
Eric Jaquith, Queen Creek, Ariz., '06 Suzuki, 9.531, 136.10.


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