LAMB, LANG, AND NERO HEADLINE PHOENIX SPORTSMAN WINNERS
Justin Lamb, Jody Lang, and Paul Nero marched to victory and celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle this past weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
Lamb, Henderson, Nev., continued the title defense of his 2017 Lucas Oil Super Stock World Championship with a victory over local driver Mike Cotten of Cave Creek. Cotten took a late start and broke out attempting to catch Lamb running 10.025 seconds, 130.99 mph. Lamb notched a victory pass of 8.513 seconds, 149.02 mph.
Stock stand out Lang, Puyallup, Wash., captured his 29th national event victory and 20th Stock win as Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., triggered the red light at the starting line. Lang cruised to victory in his Chevy Malibu at 12.328 seconds, 94.78 mph.
Rodger Comstock, Fort Lauderdale Fla., made his first final round debut in Top Dragster Presented by Racing RVs. Comstock got off to a great start but Nero, Eugene, Ore., spoiled his debut; forcing Comstock to breakout and stealing the victory. Nero, registered a winning pass of 6.760 seconds, 195.62 mph.
Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah ran 6.978 seconds, 196.22 mph to successfully hold off Bud Preuss, Grand Junction Colo., for the Top Dragster Presented by Racing RVs national event Wally.
Tii Tharpe, East Bend, N.C., defeated fellow North Carolina rider Jay Turner in the final round of the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley. Turner of Julian, broke at the starting line and Tharpe made a clean pass of 6.337 seconds, 217.39 mph
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Trevor Harkema in Super Comp; Todd Barton in Super Gas, and David Kiesel in Super Street.
The Following are the final results from the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Motorsports Pass:
Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.513, 149.02 def. Mike Cotten, Plymouth Barracuda, 10.025, 130.99.
Jody Lang, Chevy Malibu Wagon, 12.328, 94.78 def. Brian McClanahan, Chevy Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
Trevor Harkema, Dragster, 8.968, 172.08 def. Glenn Kern, Dragster, 8.927, 170.79.
Todd Barton, Chevy Bel Air, 9.905, 151.56 def. Val Torres, Chevy Corvette, 9.899, 159.63.
David Kiesel, Chevy Vega, 10.895, 133.17 def. Chris Borges, Chevy Chevelle, 10.890, 137.37.
TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Paul Nero, Dragster, 6.760, 195.62 def. Rodger Comstock, Dragster, 6.817, 198.50.
TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Bryan Warr, Chevy Corvette, 6.978, 196.22 def. Bud Preuss, Chevy Camaro, 6.851, 202.55.
MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES TOP FUEL HARLEY
Tii Tharpe, Harley, 6.337, 217.39 def. Jay Turner, Harley, Broke.