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Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 13:33 PM

Williams Clinches Super Comp World Title
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Rampy Wins 100th



POMONA, Calif. - Steve Williams locked up the 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Comp World Championship and David Rampy won his 100th NHRA national event this weekend at Auto Club Raceway and the Auto Club NHRA Finals.


Steve Williams
Williams, Beaumont, Calif., took the points lead last weekend in Las Vegas and held on as Mark Grame continued to go rounds throughout the weekend but feel one round short as Williams began his celebration. Williams' championship came on a single win in Sonoma, Calif., combined with final round showings in Dallas, Texas, and in Las Vegas for the year.


David Rampy celebrated his 100th National event win.


David Rampy became the fourth driver to win 100 National events.
Rampy collected his 100th NHRA National event Wally trophy as he knocked out Doug Lambeck in Comp Eliminator. Rampy drove his famed red '32 Bantam roadster to an 8.318 mph lap at 112.44 mph for the win.


James Stevens celebrates his first National event win.
James Stevens and Shane Westerfield took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car respectively. Stevens came from the No. 17 alternate qualifying spot to face off with Julie Nataas in the dragster final. Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., clicked off a 5.281 at 275.17 to out run Nataas, Santa Barbara, Calif., and her 5.402, 271.19 for his first national event win.


Shane Westerfield celebrates 10th National event win.
Defending series funny car champion Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., took out Ulf Leanders of Sweden in his final round. Westerfield covered the quarter-mile in 5.446, 271.30 to Leanders' 6.120, 249.72.


Steve Wann celebrates his sixth National event win.


Jeff Taylor celebrates his 46th National event win,
his second this year and fourth in Stock.
A pair of series hitters took home the honors in Super Stock and Stock as Steve Wann beat out Gary Emmons in Super Stock and Jeff Taylor out ran Ryan Mangus in Stock. Wann, Modesto, Calif., went 9.782 at 131.39 in his '62 Sport Fury for his win, and Taylor drove his '15 Camaro to a lap of 9.267 at 143.51.


Chad Webber celebrates his first National event win.


Roger Kato celebrates his first National event win.
Chad Webber and Roger Kato rounded out the winner's list with Webber taking the win in Super Comp over Tony Helms in his first ever national event final round and Kato winning Super Gas over local racer Greg Ventura of Corona, Calif., for his first win in three finals.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Dragway at Pomona:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
James Stevens, 5.281, 275.17 def. Julie Nataas, 5.402, 271.19.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Shane Westerfield, Chevy Camaro, 5.446, 271.30 def. Ulf Leanders, Camaro, 6.120, 249.72.

COMP ELIMINATOR
David Rampy, Bantam Roadster, 8.318, 112.44 def. Doug Lambeck, Pontiac Sunfire, Foul - Red Light.

SUPER STOCK
Steve Wann, Plymouth Fury, 9.782, 131.39 def. Gary Emmons, Ford Mustang, 8.780, 156.08.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jeff Taylor, Chevy Camaro, 9.267, 143.51 def. Ryan Mangus, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.

SUPER COMP
Chad Webber, Dragster, 8.916, 164.51 def. Tony Helms, Dragster, 8.942, 176.03.

SUPER GAS
Roger Kato, Chevy Cavalier, 9.945, 174.98 def. Greg Ventura, Chevy Nova, 9.897, 144.03.





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