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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 14:33 PM

Ellis, Defrank, and Torres Close Out Night of Fire Part 1
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Allan Ellis, Tony DeFrank, and Val Torres finished up strong at the first event of the Pacific division's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series double header at Rocky Mountain Raceway.

Local Comp Eliminator runner, Ellis of Mapleton, got a quick jump off the starting line and passed John Marottek, Brighton, Colo., for the final round victory. Ellis completed a winning pass of 7.168 seconds, 130.05 mph, Brighton, 8.070 seconds, 140.84 mph.

California Stock Eliminator driver, DeFrank of West Hills, brother of 2016 Lucas Oil Super Stock National Champion Jimmy DeFrank, took a slow start but successfully reeled in Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., for the final round win, running closer to his dial- in. DeFrank clocked in at 10.713 seconds, 121.85 mph.

A California showdown in the Super Comp final round showcased Torres of Valinda taking on Marko Perivolaris of Petaluma. Torres took the holeshot win as Perivolaris took too much stripe and broke out. Torres peaked out at 9.368 seconds, 163.96 mph.

Randy Balough, Newbury Park, Calif., got the better start off the line and held off local driver Bryan Warr of Riverton for the Top Sportsman final round win; running 7.720 seconds, 171.07 mph. In the Top Dragster final round, Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., had an easy win with a final stride of 7.308 seconds, 158.59 mph. Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., fouled at the line.

The other drivers visiting the winner's circle were Ryan McClanahan in Super Stock, Tanner Hiatt in Super Gas, Matt Blodgett in Super Street, and Cody Cumpton in Sportsman Motorcycle.

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific division event at Rocky Mountain Raceway:

Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 Ford, A/AA, 7.168, 130.05 def. John Marottek, Brighton, Colo., '15 dragster, A/ND, 8.070, 140.84.

Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.762, 155.33 def. Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.215, 148.05.

Tony DeFrank, West Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.713, 121.85 def. Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.637, 112.76.

Val Torres, Valinda, Calif., '15 TNT, 9.368, 163.96 def. Marko Perivolaris, Petaluma, Calif., '14 TNT, 9.343, 177.33.

Tanner Hiatt, Sparks, Nev., '05 Corvette, 10.366, 138.48 def. Luke Bogacki, Centerville, Ill., '63 Corvette, 10.378, 143.42.

Matt Blodgett, Long Beach, Calif., '72 Vega, 11.372, 125.62 def. Gary Wamboldt, Arvada, Colo., '78 Camaro, 11.301, 115.41.

Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki GSXR, 9.202, 130.15 def. Eric Jaquith, Queen Creek, Ariz., '06 Hayabusa, 9.782, 136.86.

Randy Balough, Newbury Park, Calif., '68 Camaro, 7.720, 171.07 def. Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah,'04 Corvette, 7.386, 185.14.

Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., '99 Uyemento, 7.308, 158.59 def. Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore.,'12 Sarmento, foul.

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