LAS VEGAS -
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 18:56 PM
Serverance and Westerfield Race to Victories
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Joey Severance defeated Mark Taliaferro
In the final results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore. and Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif. took home
the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Severance, worked his way through the field and ran 5.315 seconds at 269.24 mph in his final round
victory over Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, who clocked in at 5.408 seconds, 271.02 mph.
Westerfield faced off against Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif. and posted a winning run of 5.648
seconds, 257.33 mph in his '06 Monte Carlo. Gordon drove his '12 Mustang to a runner up finish.
Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., in
Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., in Super Stock; Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., in
Stock Eliminator; Raquel Roper, San Diego, Calif., in Super Comp; Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., in
Super Gas; and Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., in Super Street. In the division's Top Sportsman
class it was Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., taking the win while Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif.,
won in Top Dragster. In Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson Leo Shaver, Las Vegas,
Nev., took the win.
Pacific Division racers head to Top Gun Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
event, June 14-15.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at The Strip
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.308, 266.79 def. 8) Ashley Sanford, Fullerton, Calif., 15.797,
4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.620, 266.16 def. 5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif.,
6) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.399, 274.61 def. 3) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.397,
2) Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, 5.368, 270.54 def. 7) William Litton, La Jolla, Calif., 5.784,
Severance, 5.311, 269.08 def. McKernan, 5.705, 259.61;
Taliaferro, 5.364, 262.18 def. St. Arnaud, foul;
Severance, 5.315, 269.24 def. Taliaferro, 5.408, 271.02
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '12 Mustang, 5.723, 254.71 def. 5) Brian Hough, Junction City,
Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.893, 251.53;
2) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.714, 256.11 def. 7) Nick Januik, Las
Vegas, Nev., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.712, 253.28;
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.610, 257.68 def. 8) Steve Gasparrelli,
West Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.671, 256.89;
3) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.629, 256.16 def. 6) Jay Payne, Claremont,
Calif., '09 Mustang, 10.285, 83.64;
Westerfield, 5.665, 257.38 def. Hunter, 7.114, 138.12;
Gordon, 6.205, 151.82 def. Thompson, 11.913, 101.26;
Westerfield, 5.648, 257.33 def. Gordon, broke.
Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., '92 Camaro, I/SMA, 9.130, 144.00 def. Garth Giroux, Driftpile,
Alb., '14 Camaro, A/AA, 6.698, 206.86.
Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.046, 135.16 def. Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev.,
'02 S-10, SS/TB, foul.
Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., '69 Camaro, CC/SA, 10.084, 128.75 def. Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo,
Calif., '69 Camaro, CC/SA, 10.137, 129.06.
Raquel Roper, San Diego, Calif., dragster, 9.052, 163.65 def. Larry Scarth, Manhattan Bch, Calif.,
'04 Cavalier, 9.070, 175.71.
Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.054, 153.74 def. Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif.,
'63 Corvette, 10.044, 158.69.
Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., '93 Grand Prix, 11.072, 156.75 def. Dwight Downing, Glendale,
Ariz., '79 Arrow, 11.038, 130.27.
Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., dragster, 7.830, 131.77 def. George Prather, Sacramento, Calif.,
Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., '62 Impala, 7.637, 170.06 def. Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif.,
'89 Beretta, 7.267, 189.39.
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., '87 Kawasaki, 9.585, 136.11 def. Thad Wiltz, Van Nuys, Calif., '06
Suzuki, 8.231, 155.96.
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