COUGHLIN AND DREW CROWNED CHAMPIONS AT BEECH BEND RACEWAY PARK
In the final results from Beech Bend Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, and Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Coughlin Jr., worked his way through the field and ran 5.385 seconds at 269.13 mph in his final round victory over Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., who clocked in at 9.665 seconds, 84.33 mph.
Drew faced off against Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, and posted a winning run of 5.748 seconds, 247.29 mph in his ’14 Mustang. Esz drove to a 10.133 second, 79.55 mph lap for his runner up finish.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Craig Bourgeois, Materia, La., in Comp Eliminator; Tyler Bohannon, Louisville, Ky., in Super Stock; Todd Hoven, Milltown, N.J., in Stock Eliminator; Michael Shelton, New Carlisle, Ohio, in Super Comp; Jeremy Mason, Richmond, Ky., in Super Gas; and Louis Murray, Eureka, Mo., in Super Street. In the division’s Oakley Motorsports Top Sportsman series, it was Andy Horne, Delaware, Ohio, taking the win while Tim Paap, Charleston, Ill., won in the Oakley Motorsports Top Dragster series.
Saturday’s action was highlighted by the Moser Sportsman Shootout. Racers from seven entirely different classes went against each other in head to head competition with Ed Dudley, Plainfield, Ind., taking the win over Chris Stephenson.
In the Comp Shootout it was Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis taking the win and in the DRAW/RFC Super Shootouts presented by Moser it was Scott Sattler, Celina, Ohio, in Super Comp; Larry Bernshausen, Manito, Ill., in Super Gas and Dalton Deffenbaugh, Lebanon, Ind., in Super Street taking the wins.
North Central Division racers head to Gateway Motorsports, St. Louis, Mo., for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, October 19-21.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Beech Bend Raceway Park:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
4) Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.380, 267.53 def. 5) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.458, 262.08
2) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.365, 270.64 def. 7) Christine Chambless, Scott City, Kan., 5.436, 263.00
3) Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 5.377, 267.85 def. 6) Will Smith, Northport, Ala., 5.573, 241.67;
1) Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, 5.402, 269.83 def. 8) Jeff Chatterson, Brantford, Ont., 5.956, 198.52
Samsel, 5.366, 268.22 def. Stevens, 7.457, 100.55
Coughlin Jr., 5.866, 256.94 def. Dreher, 9.864, 94.37
Coughlin Jr., 5.385, 269.13 def. Samsel, 9.665, 84.33
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., '14 Mustang, 5.669, 257.43 was unopposed
5) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '18 Camaro, 5.731, 257.04 def. 4) Tyler Scott, Exeter, Ont., '17 Camaro, 9.531, 57.67
7) Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, '17 Camaro, 6.067, 187.57 def. 2) Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, '16 Monte Carlo, broke
3) Todd Robertson, Harrison Twp., Mich., '12 Mustang, 7.777, 123.29 def. 6) Rob Pfeister, Crestwood, Ky., '04 Camaro, broke
Drew, 5.650, 258.27 def. Van Hauen, 11.014, 84.34
Esz, 5.746, 248.02 def. Robertson, 9.679, 77.84
Drew, 5.748, 247.29 def. Esz, 10.133, 79.55.
Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., '05 dragster, A/ND, 6.917, 176.19 def. Troy Galbraith,
Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Spitzer, B/DA, 6.771, 172.89
Tyler Bohannon, Louisville, Ky., '88 Camaro, GT/JA, 10.117, 126.28 def. Matt Morris, Bardstown,
Ky., '02 Cavalier, GT/HA, 9.839, 127.34
Todd Hoven, Milltown, N.J., '65 Coronet, AA/SA, 10.139, 106.15 def. Leonard Mattingly, Cox's
Creek, Ky., '00 Firebird, A/SA, broke
Michael Shelton, New Carlisle, Ohio, '16 Mcilvain, 8.917, 168.05 def. Joey Fuesting, Grayslake,
Ill., '16 Mcilvain, 8.936, 162.59
Jeremy Mason, Richmond, Ky., '66 Chevy II, 9.905, 152.31 def. Duane LaFleur, Clarence Center,
N.Y., '68 Camaro, 9.945, 161.63
Louis Murray, Eureka, Mo., '73 Camaro, 10.908, 152.83 def. Ray Miller, Mansfield, Ohio, '75 Monza,
Tim Paap, Charleston, Ill., '10 American, 6.230, 215.75 def. Danny Nelson, Batesville, Ark., '18
Racecraft, 6.133, 217.74
Andy Horne, Delaware, Ohio, '18 Mustang, 6.564, 198.52 def. Stephen Brinegar, Germantown, Ohio,
'12 Mustang, 6.692, 207.85
Ed Dudley, Plainfield, Ind., '11 Spitzer, 12.944, 36.72 def. Chris Stephenson, Tipton, Ind., '68
COMPETITION ELIMINATOR SHOOTOUT
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., '14 Spitzer, B/DA, 6.696, 194.97 def. Brian Browell,
Lafayette, Ind., '15 dragster, D/D, 7.243, 183.32
DRAW/RFC SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Scott Sattler, Celina, Ohio, '02 Miller, 8.928, 166.05 def. Chad Lamont, Fox Lake, Ill., '08
DRAW/RFC SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Larry Bernshausen, Manito, Ill., '73 Vega WGN, 9.901, 144.97 def. Todd Senseney, Clarksville,
Tenn., '02 Firebird, 9.908, 158.91
DRAW/RFC SUPERSTREET SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Dalton Deffenbaugh, Lebanon, Ind., '69 Nova SS, 10.906, 136.97 def. Jim Unum, Anna, Ohio, '69
Firebird, 10.933, 146.02