JOLIET, Ill. --
Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 13:33 PM
Demke and Whiteley are Victorious
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
At O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago
Chris Demke Tujunga, CA. and Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, CO., took home the wins in Top Alcohol
Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals
presented by Super Start Batteries at Route 66 Raceway.
Demke worked his way through the field and ran 5.319 seconds at 271.35 mph in his final round
victory over Rishi Kanick, Trinidad Tobago, who clocked in at 5.441 seconds, 262.49 mph.
Whiteley faced off against Fred Hagen, Des Plaines, IL. and posted a winning run of 5.608 seconds,
257.33 mph in her '10 Mustang. Hagen drove to a 5.968 second, 226.81 mph lap for his runner up
Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Mike De Palma, Glendale, AZ., in Comp
Eliminator; Phil Unruh, McPherson, KS., in Super Stock; Nick Folk, Durand, IL., in Super Comp; Drew
Skillman, Greenwood, IN., in Stock Eliminator; Ray Connolly, Elyria, OH., in Super Gas; and Ricky
Shipp, Needham, IN., in Super Street.
The following are the final results from the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented
by Super Start Batteries and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Route 66 Raceway:
Top Alcohol Dragster
Chris Demke, '04 Uyehara, 5.319, 271.35 def. Rishi Kanick, '10 McKinney, 5.441, 262.49.
Top Alcohol Funny Car
Annie Whiteley, '10 Mustang, 5.608, 257.33 def. Fred Hagen, '10 Mustang, 5.968, 226.81.
Mike De Palma, '89 Trans Am, 10.702, 89.42 def. John Frech, '88 Weddel, 8.652, 118.61.
Phil Unruh, '10 Cobalt, 8.688, 153.30 def. Larry Hodge, '86 Monte Carlo, 10.547, 116.89.
Drew Skillman, '12 Mustang, 8.869, 152.16 def. Don Fezell, '08 Mustang, 23.396, 31.97.
Nick Folk, '13 American, 8.927, 163.83 def. Aaron Kinard, '04 Adkins, 8.921, 160.84.
Ray Connolly '63 Corvette, 9.908, 156.95 def. Ray Sawyer, '02 Camaro, 9.914, 171.62.
Ricky Shipp, '70 Nova, 10.913, 135.77 def. Michael Blodgett, '72 Vega, 10.899, 129.63.
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