POMONA, Calif. -
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 13:33 PM
Williams Clinches Super Comp World Title
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Rampy Wins 100th
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.
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
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'
Steve Wann celebrates his sixth National event win.
Jeff Taylor celebrates his 46th National event win,
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.
David Rampy, Bantam Roadster, 8.318, 112.44 def. Doug Lambeck, Pontiac Sunfire, Foul - Red Light.
Steve Wann, Plymouth Fury, 9.782, 131.39 def. Gary Emmons, Ford Mustang, 8.780, 156.08.
Jeff Taylor, Chevy Camaro, 9.267, 143.51 def. Ryan Mangus, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Chad Webber, Dragster, 8.916, 164.51 def. Tony Helms, Dragster, 8.942, 176.03.
Roger Kato, Chevy Cavalier, 9.945, 174.98 def. Greg Ventura, Chevy Nova, 9.897, 144.03.
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