SEVERANCE AND LAMB DEFEND CROWNS IN LAS VEGAS
Joey Severance and Justin Lamb visited the winner’s circle this past weekend in the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In the Top Alcohol Dragster final round, Julie Natass, Drøbak, Norway got off to a great start; peaking at 5.349 seconds, 267.32 mph. However, she was unable to hold off hard charging Severance, Woodburn, Ore., who registered a victory pass of 5.244 seconds, 275.00 mph. Severance continued the defence of his 2017 Lucas Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship.
Local racer Lamb of Henderson, doubled up defending his 2017 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Stock and Super Stock World Championships. In the Stock final round, Lamb gained a small starting line advantage and held off Larry Gilley, Hilmar, Calif., for the final round win. Lamb recorded a victory pass of 10.025 seconds, 130.51 mph. Lamb had a seamless path to victory in the Super Stock final round. Brad Burton, Snohomish Wash., triggered the red light at the starting line to give Lamb the easy win. Lamb finished his pass at 8.725 seconds, 155.52 mph.
In the Top Alcohol Funny Car finale, Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., faced off against fellow Californian John Lombardo Jr., of Brea. Bellemeur took the lead and never looked back running as 5.470 seconds, 265.69 mph for the win. Lombardo had mechanical issues and had to shut down shortly after takeoff.
Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., ousted fellow Californian Steve Casner of Sheridan in the Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs final round. MacBrair attained the starting line advantage and never lost momentum, hitting 6.617 seconds, 203.00 mph. In the Top Sportsman final round presented by RacingRvs, Bud Preuss, Grand Junction Colo., hit a perfect light (0.000 seconds) then ran 7.490 seconds, 154.53 mph capturing the final round win. Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., fouled at the line, setting off the red light.
Rickey House, Humble, Texas, defeated Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., in the final round of the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley class. House registered a winning pass of 6.324 seconds, 217.14 mph, Turner, 6.795 seconds, 158.97 mph.
The other drivers visiting winner’s circle were Joe Mozeris in Comp Eliminator, Bradley Johnson in Super Comp, and Michael Miller in Super Gas.
The following are Sunday's final results from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Joey Severance, 5.244, 275.00 def. Julie Nataas, 5.349, 267.32.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.470, 265.69 def. John Lombardo Jr., Camaro, 10.788, 80.67.
Joe Mozeris, Dragster, 7.008, 188.25 def. Scott McClay, Dragster, 7.454, 158.59.
Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.725, 155.52 def. Brad Burton, Pontiac Firebird, Foul - Red Light.
Justin Lamb, Chevy Camaro, 10.025, 130.51 def. Larry Gilley, Dodge Dart, 11.043, 117.84.
Bradley Johnson, Dragster, 9.067, 168.39 def. Ryan McClanahan, Dragster, 9.081, 175.39.
Michael Miller, '27-T Ford, 10.037, 145.28 def. Aaron Kinard, Chevy Corvette, 10.029, 163.18.
TOP SPORTSMAN presented by RACINGRVS.COM
Bud Preuss, Chevy Camaro, 7.490, 154.53 def. Jeff Gillette, Pontiac GTO, Foul - Red Light.
TOP DRAGSTER presented by RACINGRVS.COM
Mike MacBrair, Dragster, 6.617, 203.00 def. Steve Casner, Dragster, 6.738, 198.12.
TOP FUEL HARLEY
Rickey House, Harley, 6.324, 217.14 def. Jay Turner, Dixie, 6.795, 158.97.