LANE FATHER AND SON CROWNED, OLPIN WINS THIRD WALLY OF SEASON
Champions were recognized yesterday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Drag Race at Wild Horse Motorsports Park. Fans in attendance were treated to Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas, and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide sportsman series.
Sunday was a special day for father and son, Jeff and Cody Lane of North Bend, Wash., as both took home divisional Wally trophies. In the Comp Eliminator final round, Jeff Lane, took the starting line advantage running 8.132 148.92 defeating Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., 8.440, 145.09. In the Super Stock finale, Cody Lane , made a victory pass of 8.864, 136.59 outlasting Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 8.947, 137.98.
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah scored his third Wally of the season, running unopposed in the Top Sportsman final round. Olpin doubled up at Winternationals last month, winning Wally’s in Top Sportsman and Super Gas. Currently Ed sit atop the divisional standings in both classes.
Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., earned his 18th divisional Wally Trophy, running 5.236 seconds, 275.62 mph to win the final round in Top Alcohol Dragster. Cowie took full of advantage of Joey Severance’s, Woodburn, Ore., mechanical issues who broke at the starting line.
In the Top Alcohol Funny Car finale, Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., started with a great light and held power to hold on for a hole shot win, coming in at 5.453 seconds, 268.87 mph. Westerfield won his fourth Lucas Oil Divisional Wally trophy, second of the season. Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., completed a runner-up pass of 5.439 seconds, 270.70 mph.
Local Stock Eliminator driver Tibor Kadar, Phoenix, Ariz., took home the divisional Wally trophy as Brent Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., fouled at the starting line.
The other drivers visiting the winner's circle were Allison Mckoane in Super Comp; Terry Keddington in Super Gas; Greg Ventura in Super Street; Ryan Priddy in Top Dragster; and Jay Thompson Sportsman Motorcycle.
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the Southwest Division April 7-9, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
3) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.288, 276.01 def. 4) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.373, 266.53;
6) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.286, 271.46 def. 1) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.306, 270.59;
2) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.288, 272.17 def. 5) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.363, 259.76;
Cowie, 5.241, 275.11 def. Shields, 5.290, 275.06; Severance, broke was unopposed;
Cowie, 5.236, 275.62 def. Severance, broke.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
4) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.485, 265.33 def. 5) Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., '13 Monte Carlo, foul;
1) Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.513, 268.81 def. 8) William Bernard, Englewood, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.587, 258.42;
2) Jonnie Lindberg, Brownsburg, Ind., '16 Camaro, 5.487, 265.90 def. 7) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.549, 261.07;
3) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.508, 267.43 def. 6) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.525, 264.86;
Westerfield, 5.473, 269.19 def. Lindberg, 9.206, 152.43; Gordon, 5.438, 269.94 def. Hunter, 5.478, 269.03;
Westerfield, 5.453, 268.87 def. Gordon, 5.439, 270.70.
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.132, 148.92 def. Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.440, 145.09.
Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.864, 136.59 def. Ray Martin, Acchorage, Alaska, '14 Camaro, FSS/C, 8.947, 137.98.
Tibor Kadar, Phoenix, Ariz., '64 Fairlane, A/SA, 10.168, 129.23 def. Brent Calvert, Lancaster, Calif., '14 Mustang, FS/AA, foul.
Allison Mckoane, Clovis, Calif., '05 Undercover, 8.905, 174.96 def. Madison Whitten, Corona, Calif., '14 American, 8.866, 172.59.
Terry Keddington, Bluffdale, Utah, '57 Corvette, 9.919, 165.03 def. Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., '93 Grand Prix, 9.900, 168.64.
Greg Ventura, Corona, Calif., '66 Nova, 10.905, 137.69 def. Ryan Giacone, Glendale, Ariz., '88 Thunderbird, 10.865, 146.67.
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro def. Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette.
Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., '12 Spitzer, 6.619, 190.46 def. John Taylor, Apache Junction, Ariz.,
'06 Quay, 7.748, 172.08.
Jay Thompson, Wittmann, Ariz., '73 Suzuki KZ, 9.522, 130.78 def. Steve Kaplan, Acton, Calif., '04 Hayabusa, 9.043, 147.97.