NHRA Lucas Oil Series kicks off in Topeka

POSTED ON August 23rd  - 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 toDrag Race Central

 


Friday

TOPEKA, Kan. – NHRA West Central division racers converged on Heartland Park Topeka for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  The event is the fifth of six events that run through September where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers in 10 different classes made qualifying and time trial runs today with eliminations in all classes scheduled for Saturday. The Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars made a pair of qualifying runs and head into eliminations with round 1 at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.  The division’s Fineline Madcap Top Dragsters and Jerry Haas Racecars Top Sportsman are also in action this weekend with a final qualifying pass Saturday morning before beginning eliminations.

Gates open Saturday at 7 a.m. with final racing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Tickets are $15 on Saturday for adults, children 4-12 are $5 and kids 3 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call the track, (800) 43-RACES, or visit www.HPT.com.

The following are Friday’s qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Heartland Park Topeka:

The following are Friday’s qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.325 seconds, 268.12 mph
2) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.391, 265.53
3) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.396, 266.27
4) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.415, 266.00
5) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., 5.432, 257.73
6) Todd Odom, Dallas, Texas, 5.451, 258.57
7) Brandon Pierce, Cypress, Texas, 5.497, 251.30
8) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.503, 260.21
Not Qualified
9) Jeff Veale, Stoney Creek, Ont., 5.532, 261.62
10) Gordon Gingles, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.543, 266.00
11) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.549, 263.77
12) Aaron Tatum, Oklahoma City, Okla., 5.567, 260.81
13) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.646, 245.27
14) Eugene Tumbarello, Denver, Colo., 5.759, 229.12

First round TAD pairings
1) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.325 seconds, 268.12 mph vs.
8) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.503, 260.21

2) Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, 5.391, 265.53 vs.
7) Brandon Pierce, Cypress, Texas, 5.497, 251.30

3) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.396, 266.27 vs.
6) Todd Odom, Dallas, Texas, 5.451, 258.57

4) James Thompson, Vernon, Texas, 5.415, 266.00 vs.
5) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., 5.432, 257.73

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., ’10 Mustang, 5.670 seconds, 256.41 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., ’10 Mustang, 5.702, 254.76
3) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, ’14 Camaro, 5.706, 256.41
4) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.726, 254.86
5) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.734, 254.14
6) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, ’04 Camaro, 5.777, 249.16
7) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, ’14 Camaro, 5.943, 240.25
8) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.945, 244.43
Not Qualified
9) Nancy Matter, Lewisville, Texas, ’02 Camaro, 5.979, 240.08
10) Billy Davis, Rogers, Ark., ’10 Mustang, 6.227, 185.97

First round TAFC pairings
1) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., ’10 Mustang, 5.670 seconds, 256.41 mph vs.
8) Mark Billington, Prosper, Texas, ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.945, 244.43

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., ’10 Mustang, 5.702, 254.76 vs.
7) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, ’14 Camaro, 5.943, 240.25

3) Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, ’14 Camaro, 5.706, 256.41 vs.
6) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, ’04 Camaro, 5.777, 249.16

4) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.726, 254.86 vs.
5) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.734, 254.14

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, ’09 GXP, BB/A, 7.397 seconds, -0.533 (under index)
2) Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., ’12 Cobalt, A/SMA, 7.997, -0.493
3) Shaun Vincent, Omaha, Neb., ’02 S-10, C/TA, 8.513, -0.487
4) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., ’10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.155, -0.465
5) Pat Nahan, Sartell, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.416, -0.464
6) Jim Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., ’12 Camaro, C/AA, 7.450, -0.420
7) William Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, A/DA, 6.733, -0.367
8) Terry Ticel, Lawrence, Kan., ’09 GXP, G/AA, 8.532, -0.318
9) Mitch Withers, Pratt, Kan., ’07 GTO, A/A, 6.796, -0.314
10) Michael Compton, Neosho, Mo., ’05 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.708, -0.292

SUPER STOCK
1) Jason DeForrest, Andover, Minn., ’05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.383 seconds, -0.867 (under index)
2) Mike Town, Paola, Kan., ’84 Regal, GT/MA, 10.925, -0.825
3) Ed Wright, Tulsa, Okla., ’96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.182, -0.818
4) Rob Cruzen, Cleveland, Okla., ’02 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.847, -0.803
5) Tony Shaffer, Independence, Mo., ’80 Malibu, GT/KA, 10.695, -0.755
6) Carroll Warling, Brighton, Colo., ’74 LeMans, SS/MA, 11.104, -0.746
7) Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, Nev., ’06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.360, -0.740
8) Chris Chaney, Claremore, Okla., ’92 Camaro, GT/IA, 10.472, -0.728
9) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., ’10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.775, -0.725
10) Michael Mans, Rogers, Minn., ’00 Firebird, SS/AS, 8.890, -0.710

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Ryan Montford, Wichita, Kan., ’13 Camaro, BB/SA, 9.342 seconds, -0.958 (under index)
2) Jamie Greening, Columbia, Mo., ’96 S-10, O/S, 12.150, -0.950
3) Duane Dickens, San Clemente, Calif., ’66 Chevy II, K/SA, 11.734, -0.916
4) Larry DeForrest, Ramsey, Minn., ’10 Mustang, D/SA, 10.665, -0.885
5) Bruno Massel, Woodridge, Ill., ’14 Camaro, AAA/SA, 8.818, -0.882
6) Arthur Thibert, Tilbury, Ont., ’80 Malibu, K/SA, 11.806, -0.844
7) Mark Kirby, Bakersfield, Calif., ’73 Duster, F/SA, 11.025, -0.825
8) Brad VanLant, Linn Creek, Mo., ’71 Duster, E/SA, 10.884, -0.816
9) Dic Geary, Broomfield, Colo., ’85 Camaro, I/SA, 11.543, -0.757
10) Mike Jeffrey, Lexington, Neb., ’80 Diplomat, V/SA, 14.782, -0.718

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, ’11 Camaro, 6.471 seconds, 215.44 mph
2) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., ’13 Camaro, 6.619, 212.39
3) Norman Brungardt, Liberal, Kan., ’13 Camaro, 6.726, 205.98
4) Jim White, Haysville, Kan., ’09 Cobalt, 6.731, 208.84
5) Keith Sasich, Bartonville, Texas, ’07 GTO, 6.754, 205.98
6) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, ’14 Camaro, 6.773, 206.26
7) J.J. Heber, Centennial, Colo., ’06 Mustang, 6.803, 200.26
8) Michael Chitty, Ames, Iowa, ’04 Cavalier, 6.807, 203.00
9) Royce Freeman, Lindsay, Okla., ’09 GXP, 6.870, 205.32
10) Rich Smith, Wentzville, Mo., ’04 Cavalier, 6.923, 199.73

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, 6.341 seconds, 219.22 mph
2) Mike Meier, Walford, Iowa, dragster, 6.359, 214.55
3) Jenifer White, Conroe, Texas, dragster, 6.363, 211.06
4) Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., dragster, 6.457, 212.33
5) Bradley Thompson, Vernon, Texas, dragster, 6.479, 213.43
6) Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan., dragster, 6.557, 207.91
7) Larry Piper, Wamego, Kan., dragster, 6.595, 206.29
8) Mallori Rodgers, McAlester, Okla., dragster, 6.631, 201.88
9) Lee Ramey, Marlow, Okla., dragster, 6.660, 208.26
10) Matt Driskell, Wellsville, Kan., dragster, 6.664, 201.76

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Robert Sanders, Katy, Texas, ’82 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.004 seconds reaction time
2) John Fitzpatrick, Park City, Kan., ’95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
3) Cameron Belisle, Hugo, Minn., ’90 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
4) Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, Neb., ’05 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.005
5) Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., ’79 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.009
6) Ricky Martin, Coweta, Okla., ’80 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.009
7) Leland Sykes, Denver, Colo., ’99 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.013
8) Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, ’12 Koenig, ETMX, 0.016
9) Schaun Schnathorst, Huron, S.D., ’06 Destroyer, ETMX, 0.021
10) Les Knaak, Wichita, Kan., ’09 Hayabusa, ETMX, 0.023

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: KORBYNN STALLBAUMER

POSTED ON August 20th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: KORBYNN STALLBAUMER

Korbynn Stallbaumer is no stranger to spirited points battles in Heartland Park Topeka’s E.T. Bracket Drag Racing Series, winning a Sportsman track championship and also posting second and third-place finishes over the past several seasons.

As Stallbaumer closes in on what could be another title, she is determined to concentrate on what she can control on the track and not anything else.

“It’s been a good year so far, but as for the whole points thing, I try not to pay too close of attention to it,” Stallbaumer said. “I definitely just do one race and one round at a time and see how it goes.”

So far that strategy has worked well, with Stallbaumer holding a 294-point lead in the Sportsman standings over Kelli Siebert as the season begins to wind down.

If  Stallbaumer is able to close out her championship run, it would add to what has already been a big year for the Wakarusa racer, who recently earned her college degree from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.

“I’m done with school, graduated, and right now I’m just kind of helping out with the family business (Land Air Express),” said Stallbaumer, who also played college basketball for the Spires.

With her schooling complete, Stallbaumer could ostensibly have more time to race, and perhaps move up in class, but she said she’s content to remain in the Sportsman division and continue to race her 1983 Chevy pickup.

“The truck’s only really able to do bracket racing, and if I were to do any more I’d have to get in my brothers’ cars and I don’t think they’re ready to get out of them,” she said. “So I’ll just stick to bracket racing whenever there’s races in town.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: KORBYNN STALLBAUMER

Korbynn Stallbaumer is no stranger to spirited points battles in Heartland Park Topeka’s E.T. Bracket Drag Racing Series, winning a Sportsman track championship and also posting second and third-place finishes over the past several seasons.

As Stallbaumer closes in on what could be another title, she is determined to concentrate on what she can control on the track and not anything else.

“It’s been a good year so far, but as for the whole points thing, I try not to pay too close of attention to it,” Stallbaumer said. “I definitely just do one race and one round at a time and see how it goes.”

So far that strategy has worked well, with Stallbaumer holding a 294-point lead in the Sportsman standings over Kelli Siebert as the season begins to wind down.

If  Stallbaumer is able to close out her championship run, it would add to what has already been a big year for the Wakarusa racer, who recently earned her college degree from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.

“I’m done with school, graduated, and right now I’m just kind of helping out with the family business (Land Air Express),” said Stallbaumer, who also played college basketball for the Spires.

With her schooling complete, Stallbaumer could ostensibly have more time to race, and perhaps move up in class, but she said she’s content to remain in the Sportsman division and continue to race her 1983 Chevy pickup.

“The truck’s only really able to do bracket racing, and if I were to do any more I’d have to get in my brothers’ cars and I don’t think they’re ready to get out of them,” she said. “So I’ll just stick to bracket racing whenever there’s races in town.”

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

Street Points Standings – 8-17-2014

POSTED ON August 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Street
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 1970 Haywood Hodge Topeka, KS 05 Dodge 400
2 545E Elliot Smith Emporia, KS 13 Fusion 150
3 574 Brian Lippert Wamego, KS 88 Firebird 100
4 D681 Chad Olinger Emporia, KS 96 T Bird 100

Jr. Drag 13-18 Points Standings – 8-17-2014

POSTED ON August 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Jr. Drag 13-18
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 5054 Aidan Eckart Raytown, MO 12 MX2 2540
2 5398 Ruby DeGood Kansas City, MO 11 Halfscale 2078
3 5530 Blaine Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 1998
4 521 Madelyn Stallbaumer Topeka, KS 04 Spitzer 1747
5 5577 Gaige Beasley Milford, KS 01 Halfscale 1555
6 5313 Sierra Bird Oak Grove, MO 00 Unknown 1495
7 5422 Bailey Crouse Kansas City, MO 06 McPhantom 1145
8 5075 Andrew Martinez Topeka, KS 99 Spitzer 1138
9 5171 Ashley Miller Eudora, KS 01 Chillen 1039
10 590X Wayne Gunnels Jr. Raymore, MO 04 MX3 947
11 5093 Kaylee Duncan Richmond, MO 12 Motivational 887
12 5567 Clayton MCGinnis Independence, MO 14 Halfscale 250

Jr. Drag 10-12 Points Standings – 8-17-2014

POSTED ON August 18th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, Jr. Drag 10-12
Car # Driver Hometown Body “A” Points
1 5086 Adam Shinski Olathe, KS 05 Motivational 1886
2 5273 Cameron Beasley Milford, KS 01 Motivational 1813
3 513 Chandler Brandenburg Olathe, KS 08 Halfscale 1512
4 3998 Jake Metternich Grain Valley, MO 02 Halfscale 1491
5 5418 Trenna Whitmore Auburn, KS 10 Boss 1342
6 5567 Clayton McGinnis Independence, MO 06 Halfsacle 1142
7 5016 Ethan Martinez Topeka, KS 00 Unknown 1095
8 5120 Brady Stallbaumer Seneca, KS 11 MX2 902
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