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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

JOLIET, Ill. -- 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 finish.

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.

Comp Eliminator
Mike De Palma, '89 Trans Am, 10.702, 89.42 def. John Frech, '88 Weddel, 8.652, 118.61.

Super Stock
Phil Unruh, '10 Cobalt, 8.688, 153.30 def. Larry Hodge, '86 Monte Carlo, 10.547, 116.89.

Stock Eliminator
Drew Skillman, '12 Mustang, 8.869, 152.16 def. Don Fezell, '08 Mustang, 23.396, 31.97.

Super Comp
Nick Folk, '13 American, 8.927, 163.83 def. Aaron Kinard, '04 Adkins, 8.921, 160.84.

Super Gas
Ray Connolly '63 Corvette, 9.908, 156.95 def. Ray Sawyer, '02 Camaro, 9.914, 171.62.

Super Street
Ricky Shipp, '70 Nova, 10.913, 135.77 def. Michael Blodgett, '72 Vega, 10.899, 129.63.

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