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Mon, 03 Mar 2014, 23:29 PM

Severance, Hough Take Lucas Oil Wins
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Photo copyright 2014 Bob Johnson Photography





CHANDLER, Ariz. -

Severance defeated Ahten
In the final results from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., and Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Severance, worked his way through the field and ran 5.390 seconds at 230.21 mph in his final round victory over Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., whose time was disallowed due to a technical infraction with his fuel. Severance qualified #3 and had the early lead in the final as he picked up his 14th regional event win.

Hough faced off against Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., and posted a winning run of 5.553 seconds, 257.83 mph in his '10 Mustang. Payne slowed to a 7.389, 124.68 mph lap for his runner up finish. Hough is now two for two in 2014 as he won the season opener last month at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., won in Comp Eliminator when Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria., Calif., fouled at the start and Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., added to his trophy collection beating Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, in Super Stock.


Hough (far lane) defeated Payne
John Cooper and Trevor Larson won in Stock and Super Comp respectively as Cooper, LaPorte, Colo., drove his '64 Fairlane by Michael Brand II, Thornton, Colo., and Larson held off Shane Thompson, Las Vegas with an 8.997 at 174.89.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Chris Naffziger, Las Vegas, in Super Gas; and Howard Esping, Kent Wash., in Super Street. In the division's Top Sportsman class it was Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., taking the win while Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., won in Top Dragster.

Rick Newport rounded out the winners taking home the trophy in the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson. Newport defeated Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., in 8.192 seconds at 154.40 mph.

Pacific Division racers head to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, March 21-23.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
Round 1
3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.306, 267.27 def. 6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 9.788, 96.36
1) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.401, 266.27 def. 8) Ross Stickler, Gilbert, Ariz., 5.378, 257.58
4) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.300, 273.33 def. 5) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.342, 270.92
2) Don St Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 9.754, 179.35 def. 7) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 10.246, 130.37

Semifinals
Severance, 6.145, 257.58 def. St Arnaud, 10.242, 96.34
Ahten, 5.241, 269.83 def. Demke, 5.337, 271.68

Final
Severance, 5.390, 230.21 def. Ahten, broke

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
Round 1
5) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.646, 257.63 def. 4) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.321, 225.60
6) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '12 Monte Carlo, 5.626, 259.76 def. 3) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, '07 Monte Carlo, 10.051, 94.43
2) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.663, 252.76 def. 7) Charles McLaws, Winslow, Ariz., '03 Firebird, foul
1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.587, 258.76 def. 8) Steve Griboski, Centennial, Colo., '10 Mustang, 10.614, 114.46

Semifinals
Hough, 5.577, 256.89 def. Gasparrelli, 5.664, 259.06
Payne, 6.504, 130.27 def. Ruckman, 6.699, 149.80

Final
Hough, 5.553, 257.83 def. Payne, 7.389, 124.68

COMP ELIMINATOR
Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.541, 108.32 def. Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., '07 dragster, C/DA, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '98 Firebird, GT/CA, 9.628, 135.00 def. Robert Cruzen, Las Vegas, '06 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.267, 142.58.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
John Cooper, LaPorte, Colo., '64 Fairlane, CC/SA, 10.244, 128.30 def. Michael Brand II, Thornton, Colo., '73 Formula, F/SA, foul.

SUPER COMP
Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., '13 dragster, 8.997, 174.89 def. Shane Thompson, Las Vegas, '13 dragster, 8.917, 176.05.

SUPER GAS
Chris Naffziger, Las Vegas, '03 Corvette, 9.924, 162.63 def. Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.919, 166.37.

SUPER STREET
Howard Esping, Kent, Wash., '59 Corvette, 10.921, 142.64 def. Rodger Sauder, Sidney, Neb., '72 Barracuda, 10.895, 147.31.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 8.467, 101.63 def. Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER
Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., '02 Undercover, broke was unopposed.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki GSXR, 8.192, 154.40 def. Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '00 Suzuki, 8.147, 169.81.





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