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Division 5 returns to Heartland Park Topeka

POSTED ON August 22nd  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

DIVISION 5
Heartland Park Topeka
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 22-23, 2014

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central

 


Preview

TOPEKA, Kan. – NHRA West Central division arrives back at Heartland Park Topeka on August 22-23. The event is one of six in the NHRA West Central division and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Graphics/Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Heartland Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. and 10:30 on Saturday.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Eliminations start Saturday at noon with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at 6 p.m.

Tickets for Heartland Park are $15 Friday and $15 Saturday. Children 4-12 are just $5. Children 3 and under are free. All tickets include a pit pass.

Heartland Park is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619. For more information call the track, (800) 43-RACES, or visit www.HPT.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHATNHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the one of six events in West Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Graphics/Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHEREHeartland Park, Topeka, Kan. Track is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619

WHEN: Friday through Saturday, August 22-23

SCHEDULEFRIDAY, Aug. 22 – Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualify at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 23 – Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster final qualifying start at 10:30 a.m. Eliminations begin at noon with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at 6 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS – $15 Friday, $15 Saturday. Children 4-12 are just $5 each day. Children 3 and under admitted free with paid adult. Free pit pass with admission. For more information please call Heartland Park, (800) 43-RACES or visit www.HPT.com

2013 EVENT  WINNERSGord Gingles, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Bruno Massel, Comp Eliminator; Dan Fletcher, Super Stock; Brett Speer, Stock Eliminator; Gary Stinnett, Super Comp; Brandon Harris, Super Gas; Kyle Lawrence, Super Street; Michael Chitty, Top Sportsman, Rodney Fraizer, Top Dragster; Tom Gilligan, Sportsman Motorcycle.

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2015 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2015 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and division team will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2015 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division’s six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.

JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES presented by Aeromotive: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions’ purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

FINELINE GRAPHICS & MADCAP RACING ENGINES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES:The West Central Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division’s Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace points finishers.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY-DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions’ purse posted by Harley-Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: TROY ROSS

POSTED ON July 22nd  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: TROY ROSS

Emporia’s Troy Ross has been one of the most dominant drag racers in Heartland Park Topeka’s recent history, winning track championships in HPT’s E.T. Bracket Racing Series four of the last five years .

But this season, Ross, who won the Sportsman title and was second in the Pro class a year ago, has spent more time in the shop trying to get his cars ready to race than running down the dragstrip.

Ross is hoping that trend changes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division V Championships Friday and Saturday at Heartland Park.

“It’s been the craziest year by far,” Ross said. “About every car we’ve been in we’ve had some trouble with, but maybe that means we used up our luck the past few years.

“We were pretty carefree and didn’t have many troubles but it’s kind of caught up to us so far this year. But we’re getting things lined out.”

Ross’s plan for the 2014 season was to still run in the HPT bracket series whenever possible but also try his luck in divisional and national events.

To that end Ross purchased a 1987 Camaro last November, hoping to race that car in the Super Stock division.

“I kind of just wanted to take a break and focus on the Super Stock car,” he said. “We were ready for a change and branch out a little.”

But it has taken Troy and his father, Dick, longer to get the Camaro race-ready than they expected. This weekend’s event is expected to be the Camaro’s debut in a divisional event.

“We’ll be able to race this car the rest of the year if we want, whichever divisional or national event we decide to go to,” Ross said. “The main thing is getting it straightened out and making sure everything is good on the car.”

Ross is hoping to have some success in the Super Stock class the remainder of ’14 while building momentum for 2015.

“I don’t know that we’ll be able to chase points at the divisional level this year because the year’s half gone and we haven’t even gotten to race but the intentions are to get the car lined out and then next year we can hit it with a full head of steam.”

A test and tune session for this week’s divisional is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by time trials and qualifying at 9 a.m. Friday. Round one of eliminations is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Division V event is scheduled to wrap up Saturday night but Heartland Park will also host an E.T. Bracket Series event on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.

This weekend’s event is the first of two Division V events at HPT this summer, with a second divisional scheduled for August 22-23.

HPT.com will feature racers throughout the 2014 season. If you have someone you would like to see spotlighted send details and contact information to rick.peterson@cjonline.com - Rick can also be reached on Twitter @peterson_rick

Mullens Takes Home Win During First Trip To HPT!

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Topeka, KS – Tanner Mullens continued his hot streak on the week at Heartland Park Topeka Saturday night. Mullens, fresh off 2 top 10 finishes with the USMTS, picked up a win Friday night and followed it up Saturday night by winning the USRA Modified Feature. It was Mullens first trip to HPT this season. Dustin Thulin rolled from the pole position and wired the field in the USRA B Mods in-route to winning his 3rd feature of the season. Jim Powell Jr. had an awesome battle at the front of the pack and would hold on for his 4th win of the season in the USRA Stock Cars. Randy Kohn is having a banner year in the Pure Stocks, Saturday night he takes home win #4 on the season. James Lemke took home the gold in the Sport Compacts.

Article Reposted from In The Pits

Image: Reed Bros. Racing

Modified Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Modified
Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS 831
2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 735
3 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 731
4 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 675
5 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 674
6 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS 645
7 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 570
8 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS 530
9 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS 481
10 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, KS 467
11 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 460
12 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 381
13 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, KS 287
14 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 262
15 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 243
16 3 Lewis Jackson Wellsville, KS 222
17 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS 222
18 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 210
19 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS 204
20 2M Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 160
21 02 Tanner Mullins Wichita, ks 100
22 51X Tim Setzer Archie, MO 100
23 48S Travis Smith Parsons, KS 95
24 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 81
25 9D8 Paden Phillips Chanute, KS 76
26 65 Tyler Davis Derby, KS 74
27 77B Bryan Bowers Topeka, ks 74
28 7 Anthony Tanner Topeka, KS 72
29 B Allan Broers Edgerton, KS 70
30 21T Lance Town Louisburg, KS 58

B Modified Points Standing – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 798
2 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS 725
3 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 639
4 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS 619
5 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS 607
6 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS 580
7 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS 574
8 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS 547
9 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS 534
10 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS 493
11 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS 486
12 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 475
13 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS 470
14 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS 434
15 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS 428
16 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 421
17 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS 356
18 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 342
19 19J Joey Woodworth Randolph, KS 324
20 7J Jake RICHARDS Edwardville, KS 295
21 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 248
22 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 245
23 333 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 243
24 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 242
25 X1 Tracy Schaefer Topeka, KS 193
26 33J Jason Billups Holt, MO 161
27 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 159
28 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS 136
29 34D Travis Neeley Meriden, KS 134
30 37,37J Jeremiah Asher Effingham, KS 130
31 45W Kyle Williams Topeka, KS 111
32 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, KS 87
33 44 Sam Schuler Kansas City, Ks 78
34 1B Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 76
35 37 Anthony Asher St Joe, MO 66
36 R63 Riley Whitworth Erie, KS 64
37 7 Bob Russell Smithville, MO 58
38 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS 56
39 55A Ryan Medeiros Topeka, KS 56
40 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS 55

Pure Stock Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 363
2 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 351
3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 337
4 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS 277
5 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 254
6 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 218
7 03C,03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS 186
8 19 David McDonald Topeka, KS 182
9 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 180
10 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS 158
11 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 146
12 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS 135
13 5 Steve Stewart Osage City, KS 89
14 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 88
15 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 82
16 79 Oliver Harris Tonganoxie, KS 81
17 15G Robert Garst Topeka, KS 80
18 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 80
19 3X Derrek Wilson Chanute, KS 50
20 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS 49
21 8 Cameron Allensworth Topeka, KS 33
22 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS 31
23 51X Troy Ross Emporia, KS 30
24 23 Colton Miller Topeka, KS 28
25 13 Shawn Mattox Topeka, KS 25
26 B51 Landon Stallbaumer Wakarusa, KS 25
27 35T Travis Barker Lattarpe, KS 23
28 8JR Dave McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS 23
29 34H Roger Huff Ben Wheeler, TX 20

Stock Car Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Factory Stock
Stock Cars
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 826
2 20P Jim Powell Jr Lecompton, KS 762
3 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS 757
4 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 726
5 9 Robert Garst Topeka, KS 681
6 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 587
7 15 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 346
8 C15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 346
9 60K James King Americus, KS 336
10 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City , KS 286
11 J14 Jeremy Wilson Humboldt, KS 266
12 24K Daniel King Meriden, KS 233
13 26 Russ Moyer Wellsville, KS 167
14 7 Tyler James Chanute, KS 100
15 62 David Matlock Chanute, KS 91
16 00 Nick Whalen Kansas City, KS 81
17 16 Craig Springer Lawrence, KS 74
18 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS 72
19 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 72

Sport Compact feature results 6-21-14

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Sport Compact
Sport Compact – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 17 James Lemke Leavenworth, ks
3 2 53 Dan Canady Hoton, KS
2 3 7T Toby Teel Hiawatha, KS
1 4 4D Alex Boyden Topeka, KS
5 5 4L Lexi Boyden Topeka, KS
Sport Compact – Heat
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 53 Dan Canady Hoton, KS
5 2 17 James Lemke Leavenworth, ks
2 3 4D Alex Boyden Topeka, KS
4 4 7T Toby Teel Hiawatha, KS
3 5 4L Lexi Boyden Topeka, KS

Pure Stock Feature Results 6-21-14

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
6 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
7 2 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
4 3 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
8 4 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS
2 5 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS
9 6 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS
11 7 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
10 8 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS
5 9 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
1 10 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS
3 11 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
12 12 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
Pure Stock – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
6 2 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
4 3 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS
5 4 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
3 5 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS
2 6 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
Pure Stock – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
3 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
2 2 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
1 3 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS
5 4 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS
6 5 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS
4 6 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
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