NHRA Division 7 Race

NHRA Division 7 Race
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NHRA Divison 7

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,

at Auto Club Dragway

Fontana, CA

5-20,21,22-16

Story & Pictures by Roger Rohrdanz

 

   On May 20-22, 2016 at the legendary Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA. drag racers came from all over the Pacific Division to compete in 9 NHRA classes.  The weather was cool with temps in the low 70’s.  The spectators and the race cars loved it.  The experienced track crew kept the competition fast and safe.  On Sunday May 22 the, predominantly California, champions were crowned.  Preventing the California sweep was a pair of Arizona racers, Michael Proctor in Super Comp and Frank Gostyla in Top Sportsman.  The Racers in the Lucas Oil Series earn points toward national and divisional championships with a year end points fund of more than $500,000.!  
   Pacific Division racers head to Sonoma Raceway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 22-24 followed by the NHRA Sonoma Nationals the following weekend.

Thanks for the Show!!


TOP DRAGSTER
Jesse Adams, Yuba City, CA., '02 Cameron, 7.617et, 176.44mph  def. 


TOP DRAGSTER
Andy Spiegel, Acton, CA., '14 Spitzer, 6.646et, 202.15mph. 


TOP SPORTSMAN
Frank Gostyla,(far lane) Scottsdale, AZ., '02 Grand AM, 7.490et, 177.86mph  def. 
          Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, UT., '68 Camaro, 7.064et, 196.82mph. 


COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Doug Lambeck,(far lane) Irvine, CA., '08 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.388et, 152.69mph  def. 
          Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, CA., '34 Chevrolet, C/SR, 8.431et, 154.16mph. 


SUPER STOCK
Jimmy DeFrank,(near lane) Thousand Oaks, CA., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.955et, 148.62mph  def. 
          Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, CA., '96 Firebird, GT/CA, 9.652et, 141.98mph. 


STOCK ELIMINATOR
John Calvert,(far lane) Lancaster, CA., '16 Mustang, FS/AA, 8.463et, 161.15mph  def. 
           Chad Langdon, La Mirada, CA., '71 Barracuda, E/SA, 10.982et, 117.39mph.


SUPER COMP
Michael Proctor,(far lane) Chandler, AZ., '02 Yancer, 8.925et, 171.34mph  def. 
          Michael Boner, Riverside, CA., '93 Cutlass, 8.912et, 165.17mph. 


SUPER GAS
Robert Naber,(far lane) Ontario, CA., '63 Corvette, 9.894et, 158.48mph  def. 
          Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, CA., '62 Corvette, 9.891et, 157.69mph. 


SUPER GAS
Ed Langan was #1 qualifier in Super Gas.


SUPER STREET
Greg Ventura,(near lane) Garden Grove, CA., '66 Nova, 10.913et, 135.86mph  def. 
          Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, AZ., '93 Grand Prix, 10.898et, 155.63mph. 


SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Tom Medlin,(near lane) La Mirada, CA., '93 Suzuki GSXR, 8.205et, 162.00mph  def. 
           Denny Alves, El Cerrito, CA., '83 Suzuki GS, foul. 

 

The Auto Club Dragway at Fontana banner.The Auto Club Dragway at Fontana banner.80+ Super Comp’s in the staging lanes.Alan Ellis from Mapleton, UT. drives “RUSH”, a ’23 Ford.Kenny Yeoman from Logandale, NV. won the “Best Appearing Car” award for  his outstanding 1993 Dodge Daytona Super Gas car.Kenny Yeoman from Logandale, NV. won the “Best Appearing Car” award for  his outstanding 1993 Dodge Daytona Super Gas car.Wheelies Wheelies Wheelies Wheelies Wheelies Wheelies