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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 12:15 PM

Houser Wins Big in The Mopar Hemi Challenge at Auto Club Dragway
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FONTANA, Calif. - Qualifying is complete at the Inaugural NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N at California Speedway's Auto Club Dragway. Saturday's action included the Mopar Hemi Challenge, a special "race within a race" that pitted competitors in NHRA's Super Stock H/A class against each other for a winner-take-all $5,000 purse.

Rick Houser scored the win in the Mopar Hemi Challenge. The Pasadena, Calif., resident wheeled his '68 Barracuda to the win over Mission Viejo, Calif., resident Michael Ogburn with an 8.877-second, 149.56 mph pass. Ogburn ran his '68 Barracuda 8.899 seconds at 148.64 mph, giving Houser a margin of victory of approximately nine feet.

In final qualifying for the NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals, David Beckley, Wildomar, Calif., overtook the No. 1 qualifying spot in Comp Eliminator. Yesterday's top qualifier, Dean Carter of Glendale, Ariz., ended the day as the second place qualifier. Rancho Cucamonga racer Vinnie Deceglie qualified fifth.

Alta Loma's Ryan McClanahan remained the top qualifier in Super Stock and the former NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League competitor is also the No. 8 qualifier in Stock Eliminator. The No. 2 qualifier in Super Stock is Jimmy DeFrank of Chatsworth, Calif., and McClanahan's father, Brian, is the No. 5 qualifier. Fred Moreno of La Verne, Richard Salcido of Whittier and Houser are also in the top 10 qualifying spots.

In Stock Eliminator, Bob Mulry, Gilroy, Calif., drove his '74 Firebird to the No. 1 spot and Modesto, Calif., racer Don Wann is in second place. Riverside residents Don Forester and Ken Etter are the No. 3 and 4 qualifiers, respectively, and Alta Loma's Bryan Phillips is No. 10.

Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., is the best qualifier in Top Comp and Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., is No. 2.

Racing continues Sunday at Auto Club Dragway at California Speedway at 8 a.m. with final eliminations. Tickets for the event are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information call Auto Club Dragway, (909) 429-5060, or visit http://www.CaliforniaSpeedway.com.

The following are Saturday's final results for the Mopar Hemi Challenge from the NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals at Auto Club Dragway at California Speedway:

MOPAR HEMI CHALLENGE 
Final qualifying
1) Rick Houser, Pasadena, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.826 seconds, 8.826 (under index)
2) Jerry Jenkins, Modesto, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.890, 8.890
3) Mark Vieira, Turlock, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.899, 8.899
4) Dave Raybourn, Modesto, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.910, 8.91
5) Michael Ogburn, Mission Viejo, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.927, 8.927
6) Bob Mazzolini, Placerville, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.953, 8.953
 
Round 1
1) Rick Houser, Pasadena, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 9.027 seconds, 148.61 mph def. 
4) Dave Raybourn, Modesto, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.888, 149.65 (red lighted)

5) Michael Ogburn, Mission Viejo, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.947, 147.78 def. 
2) Jerry Jenkins, Modesto, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.996, 148.02

6) Bob Mazzolini, Placerville, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.983, 147.63 def. 
3) Mark Vieira, Turlock, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.968, 146.99

Semifinals
Houser, 8.859, 150.43 def. bye
Ogburn, 8.890, 148.97 def. Mazzolini, 8.948, 144.26 (red lighted)

Final
Houser, 8.877, 149.56 def. Ogburn, 8.899, 148.64 

The following are Saturday's qualifying results from the NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals at Auto Club
Dragway at California Speedway:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) David Beckley, Wildomar, Calif., '63 Corvette, A/AA, 6.813 seconds, -0.547 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, A/ND, 6.999, -0.521
3) Jim Cowan, Dewey, Ariz., '04 Cavalier, D/EA, 8.409, -0.521
4) Tom Mettler, Bakersfield, Calif., '01 Dakota, PST, 7.558, -0.512
5) Vinnie Deceglie, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '63 Corvette, A/A, 6.661, -0.499
6) Randy Hagerty, Poway, Calif., '63 Corvette, A/PM, 6.582, -0.488
7) Doug Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '05 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.607, -0.483
8) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '34 Chevy, B/SR, 8.108, -0.482
9) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '06 Cobalt, G/A, 8.595, -0.455
10) Scott Hedlund, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '02 Cavalier, B/SM, 8.311, -0.449
 
SUPER STOCK
1) Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.316 seconds, -1.084 (under index)
2) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '07 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.490, -1.060
3) Dan Mason, San Clemente, Calif., '85 Camaro, GT/BA, 9.524, -1.026
4) Dominic Camera, Tustin, Calif., '87 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.945, -1.005
5) Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.896, -1.004
6) Fred Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '69 Mustang, SS/GA, 9.860, -0.990
7) Don Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz., '92 Trans Am, GT/DA, 9.812, -0.988
8) Richard Salcido, Whittier, Calif., '95 Achieva, GT/CA, 9.712, -0.988
9) John Hennessay, Los Angeles, Calif., '86 Camaro, GT/DA, 9.818, -0.982
10) Rick Houser, Pasadena, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.826, -0.974
 
STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bob Mulry, Gilroy, Calif., '74 Firebird, K/SA, 11.608 seconds, -1.342 (under index)
2) Don Wann, Modesto, Calif., '73 Satellite, I/SA, 11.461, -1.139
3) Don Forester, Riverside, Calif., '80 Delta 88, N/SA, 12.213, -1.087
4) Ken Etter, Riverside, Calif., '76 Plymouth, H/SA, 11.403, -1.047
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '69 Mustang, C/S, 10.605, -1.045
6) Herbert Pierce, Hemet, Calif., '90 Daytona, CF/S, 14.413, -1.037
7) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Plymouth, B/SA, 10.525, -1.025
8) Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '02 Firebird, A/FIA, 10.279, -1.021
9) Charlie Smith, Modesto, Calif., '69 Dart, C/SA, 10.691, -1.009
10) Bryan Phillips, Alta Loma, Calif., '67 Firebird, E/SA, 11.019, -0.981
 
TOP COMP
1) Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., dragster, 6.702 seconds, 199.11 mph
2) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.823, 197.19
3) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., dragster, 6.827, 197.19
4) Joe Roubicek, West Lake Village, Calif., dragster, 6.876, 196.22
5) Ronald Weems, Riverside, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 6.985, 199.46
6) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 7.145, 188.17
7) Jonathan Fiello, Yucaipa, Calif., dragster, 7.213, 187.63
8) Adam Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 7.215, 185.66
9) Ryan Tietz, Ontario, Calif., dragster, 7.362, 181.76
10) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, Nev., '63 Corvette, 7.467, 184.98





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