CHANDLER, Ariz. --
Mon, 25 Feb 2013, 19:45 PM
Local Racers Win in Phoenix
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Photo copyright 2013 Auto Imagery, Inc.
Three Arizona racers took home the hardware from the NHRA Arizona Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Firebird International Raceway. Phoenix resident Kevin
Kleineweber won in Super Street, Harry Doolittle, Wickenburg, Ariz., took the win in Super Stock,
and Chuck Hawk, Tucson, Ariz., was victorious in Top Dragster
Standing: Chuck Hawk, Brad Pierce, Harry Doolittle and Jack
Kneeling: JR Lobner, Zack Torres and Kevin Kleineweber
Kleineweber knocked out fellow Phoenix racer Ryan Giacone in his Hughes Performance sponsored '94
Lumina in 11.001 seconds at 143.26 mph while Doolittle held off Mike Graham, Tempe, Ariz. Hawk
over powered Moe Trujillo with a lap of 197 mph in 6.914 seconds in his '11 dragster.
Kevin Kleineweber defeated Ryan Giacone
Zack Torres and JR Lobner turned their trips to Phoenix into wins with Torres coming from El Paso,
Texas, to beat Matthew Hawk (Chuck's son) in the Stock Final for Torres' first NHRA national event
win of his career. Lobner, Gardner, Kan., got the starting line advantage over Ted Carli,
Temecula, Calif., to take his first win at the national level as well.
Chuck Hawk defeated Moe Trujillo
Brad Pierce and Jack DeRencin rounded out the winners taking the Super Gas and Super Comp titles
respectively. The win is Pierce's fifth national in six final rounds as he took the hole-shot to
beat Russ Ginger. DeRencin, Buena Park, Calif., was near perfect running 8.905 on the 8.90 index
to take out Jim Berry.
Zack Torres defeated Matthew Hawk
Most of the racers in competition this weekend will return to Firebird International Raceway on
Thursday when they kick off an NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series double-header.
The first of two events will run qualifying and time trials on Thursday with eliminations on
Friday. Racers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes will join the action for the
second race that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3.
JR Lobner defeated Ted Carli
The following are the final results from the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International
Super Stock -- Harry Doolittle, Pontiac Firebird, 12.069, 109.67 def. Mike Graham, Ford Mustang,
Jack DeRencin defeated Jim Berry
Stock Eliminator -- Zack Torres, Chevy Camaro, 11.622, 110.88 def. Matthew Hawk, Ford Mustang,
Super Comp -- Jack DeRencin, Dragster, 8.905, 164.47 def. Jim Berry, Dragster, 8.924, 166.89.
Brad Pierce defeated Russ Ginger
Super Gas -- Brad Pierce, Chevy Corvette, 9.899, 141.34 def. Russ Ginger, Dodge Aspen, 9.857,
Super Street -- Kevin Kleineweber, Chevy Lumina, 11.001, 143.26 def. Ryan Giacone, Ford
Thunderbird, 11.127, 119.57.
Harry Doolittle defeated Mike Graham
Top Dragster -- Chuck Hawk, Dragster, 6.914, 197.16 def. Moe Trujillo, Dragster, foul.
Top Sportsman -- JR Lobner, Chevy S-10, 7.457, 184.22 def. Ted Carli, Chevy Cobalt, 6.682, 207.75.
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