LAS VEGAS -
DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., faced off with Tom Gaynor in the final round posting a 9.264 second pass at 121.65 mph for the win in his '10 Cobalt.
This is DeFrank's fourth NHRA Lucas Oil National Championship with his first coming in 1997 followed by one in 1999 and most recently in 2009.
Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., defeated Trevor Larson with a time of 9.069 seconds at 158.43 mph to Larson's 9.092, 151.49 for the event win.
Ray Martin and Annie Whitely took home the honors in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively. Martin, Anchorage, Ala., defeated Chris Demke and Greg Hunter to advance to the final where he posted a 5.853 seconds lap at 250.32 mph over Canadian Don St. Arnaud for the win.
In a rematch of last weekend's Top Alcohol Funny Car match up at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Annie Whiteley matched up with Tony Bartone with Whiteley getting some revenge knocking out Bartone for the win. Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., ran her best run of the day posting a 5.579 second lap at 260.06 mph to Bartone's 5.764, 226.54. Bartone beat Whiteley in last week's final round.
Class hitters Mike DePalma and David Rampy squared off in Comp Eliminator with DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., taking home the trophy in his '89 Trans Am, with a lap of 9.132 seconds at 141.27 mph to the quicker Rampy in his '32 roadster while Las Vegas racer Roger Hall fell to Doug Watts out of Syracuse, Utah, in the division's Top Sportsman class.
Also in competition this weekend was the Nitro Harley class with Andy Beauchemin, Sherwood Park, Alb., CAN, out running Jay Turner, Julian, N.C. Beauchemin went 6.735 seconds at 212.23 mph as Turner clocked in at 7.143, 141.70.
Most of these racers will head to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the season ending the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals next weekend.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER: Round 1 4) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.394, 267.27 def. 5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.972, 193.27; 6) Greg Hunter, Sheridan, Wyo., 5.461, 264.29 def. 3) Sidnei Frigo, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 6.029, 189.55; 7) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.725, 190.57 def. 2) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., broke; 8) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.381, 269.78 def. 1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.562, 264.34; Semifinals Martin, 6.676, 119.00 def. Hunter, foul; St. Arnaud, 5.438, 267.37 def. McKernan, 5.361, 268.44; Final Martin, 5.853, 250.32 def. St. Arnaud, foul. TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: Round 1 5) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.629, 256.60 def. 4) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, broke; 2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.702, 255.34 def. 7) Kris Hool, Casper, Wyo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.712, 256.11; 1) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 5.588, 256.31 def. 8) Shane Westerfield, Lake Forest, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.676, 254.81; 6) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.639, 256.45 def. 3) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '10 Mustang, 9.254, 93.10; Semifinals Whiteley, 5.646, 257.38 def. Lombardo Jr., 5.609, 257.53; Bartone, 6.045, 232.99 def. Thompson, 9.682, 89.81; Final Whiteley, 5.579, 260.06 def. Bartone, 5.764, 226.54. COMP ELIMINATOR Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '89 Trans Am, I/SM, 9.132, 141.27 def. David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.394, 168.87. SUPER STOCK Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 9.264, 121.65 def. Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, foul. STOCK ELIMINATOR Kayla Mozeris, Peoria, Ariz., '88 Camaro, I/SA, 11.783, 111.50 def. Rod Keeney, Overton, Nev., '68 Chevelle, I/SA, 12.180, 106.65. SUPER COMP Jason Kenny, Kutztown, Pa., dragster, 9.069, 158.43 def. Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn., dragster, 9.092, 151.49. SUPER GAS Douglas Crumlich, Irvine, Calif., '96 Corvette, 10.103, 148.38 def. Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 10.184, 135.97. SUPER STREET Brian Phillips Jr, Auburn, Wash., '66 Nova, 11.062, 134.40 def. David Adams, Pahrump, Ariz., '85 Mustang, 11.024, 137.15. TOP DRAGSTER Roy Cracraft, Mesa, Ariz., dragster, 7.114, 190.03 def. Lee Lightfoot, Odessa, Texas, dragster, foul. TOP SPORTSMAN Doug Watts, Syracuse, Utah, '08 GTO, 7.017, 195.73 def. Roger Hall, Las Vegas, '63 Corvette, foul. SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '08 Hayabusa, 8.539, 149.23 def. Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 8.386, 155.04. NITRO HARLEY Andy Beauchemin, Sherwood Park, Alb., '12 Harley, 6.735, 212.23 def. Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., '11 Harley, 7.143, 141.70.
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