NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series - Memphis Motorsports Park

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NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES – SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISIONMEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK, MEMPHIS, TENN.Sunday, March 25, 2007Contact: Jerrie Foss, NHRA (626) 278-1956 LUCAS, WILKERSON COLLECT WINS AT MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK’S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT             MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Morgan Lucas scored his second win of the season in the Top Alcohol Dragster class at the NHRA Sportsman Championships presented by TCI, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Memphis Motorsports Park.  Joining Lucas in the winner’s circle was Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot Daniel Wilkerson, who earned his first win of the season.            Lucas, a Brownsburg Ind., resident who also campaigns a Top Fuel Dragster in NHRA’s PowerAde Series, was the No. 3 qualifier this weekend.  In the first round of eliminations he beat Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, and knocked off Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., in the semis.  In the final he faced off against the event’s top qualifier, Brandon Pierce of Moore, Okla.  Lucas had run better numbers than Pierce all day and in the final Pierce red-lighted but Lucas still made a 5.299-second, 273.27 mph pass against him.             In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Wilkerson of Springfield, Ill., had qualified No. 2 behind Steve Harker of Gainesville, Ga.  The two faced off in the final and despite the fact that Harker had had better performance throughout eliminations, it was Wilkerson who turned on the win light with a 5.894-second, 251.91 mph pass to Harker’s 6.285-second, 195.56 mph effort.

            Memphis’s Jesse Glenn won in Super Gas, taking out Mark Skipper of Transylvania, La.  In Comp Eliminator, Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., carried his No. 1 qualifier momentum into the winner’s circle, taking the win over Michael Johnson of Springdale, Ark.  Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, took the win in Super Stock, driving his 1996 Firebird around Hagen Gary of Youngsville, La.  Epps, La., racer Chris Jackson wheeled his 1969 Camaro to the Stock Eliminator win, beating Gregory Hill, Louisville, Ky., who was driving his 1970 Camaro.  In Super Comp, Robert Cool, LaPlace, La., got the win over Mira Loma, Calif., resident Shawn Langdon who also competed in the Top Alcohol Dragster class this weekend. Strawn, Texas’s Craig Abbott beat out Dale Gebhart of Owasso, Okla., in Super Street and Mark Pickens, Germantown, Tenn., got the Top Sportsman win over Jerry Donovan, Columbia, Tenn.  John Maddox, Jacksonville, Texas, grabbed the Top Dragster win over Jesse Bobo, Walnut, Miss., and in Sportsman Motorcycle Micheal Nash of Texarkana, Texas, picked up the win over Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn.

            NHRA South Central division racers head to Texas for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.  Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, will host the race April 13-15.  It will be the fourth of seven Lucas Oil Series events on the division calendar.

 

The following are the final results from the NHRA Mid-South Sportsman Championships event presented by TCI at Memphis Motorsports Park:

 

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Round 1

1) Brandon Pierce, Moore, Okla., 5.690, 261.93 def. 8) Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif., 8.259, 101.60

2) Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.359, 252.14 def. 7) Lindsey Wood, McAlpin, Fla., 5.444, 262.23

3) Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg, Ind., 5.393, 271.73 def. 6) Darvin Martinets, Lake Jackson, Texas, 5.590, 247.20

4) Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, 5.333, 263.98 def. 5) Todd Datweiler, Herscher, Ill., 5.418, 258.12

 

Semifinals

Lucas, 5.346, 270.16 def. Meyer, 5.475, 248.93

Pierce, 5.506, 264.39 def. Massey, foul

 

Final

Lucas, 5.299, 273.27 def. Pierce, foul

 

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Round 1

1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.657, 255.29 def. 8) Casey Beal, Basehor, Kan., '99 Camaro, 5.983, 241.02

2) Daniel Wilkerson, Springfield, Ill., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.761, 252.66 def. 7) Ron Morrison, Oklahoma City, Okla., '06 Monte Carlo, 7.306, 172.92

5) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.722, 252.57 def. 4) Jimmy Jones, Cleburne, Texas, '99 Camaro, 5.768, 253.23

6) Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.794, 247.02 def. 3) Roger Bateman, Calgary, Alb., '02 Camaro, broke

 

Semifinals

Wilkerson, 5.751, 248.57 def. Kinsley, broke

Harker, 5.674, 254.90 def. Lewis, 7.370, 128.84

 

Final

Wilkerson, 5.894, 251.91 def. Harker, 6.285, 195.56

 

COMP ELIMINATOR

Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Springs, La., dragster, C/D, 7.169, 173.63 def. Michael Johnson, Springdale, Ark., '03 Cavalier, H/AA, 8.949, 147.20

 

SUPER STOCK

Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '96 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.423, 120.13 def. Hagen Gary, Youngsville, La., '02 Camaro, GT/DA, 10.195, 107.49

 

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Chris Jackson, Epps, La., '69 Camaro, F/SA, 11.516, 112.30 def. Gregory Hill, Louisville, Ky., '70 Camaro, E/SA, 11.082, 117.83

 

SUPER COMP

Robert Cool, LaPlace, La., dragster, 8.850, 167.74 def. Shawn Langdon, Mira Loma, Calif.,

dragster, foul

 

SUPER GAS

Jesse Glenn, Memphis, Tenn., '91 Beretta, 9.973, 146.89 def. Mark Skipper, Transylvania, La., '70 Nova, 9.987, 142.64

 

SUPER STREET

Craig Abbott, Strawn, Texas, '77 Vega Wgn, 10.863, 136.06 def. Dale Gebhart, Owasso, Okla., '70 AMC, broke

 

TOP SPORTSMAN

Mark Pickens, Germantown, Tenn., '92 Cutlass, 7.450, 179.09 def. Jerry Donovan, Columbia, Tenn., '63 Corvette, 7.704, 177.67

 

TOP DRAGSTER

John Maddox, Jacksonville, Texas, dragster, 7.528, 180.94 def. Jesse Bobo, Walnut, Miss., dragster, 7.563, 174.91

 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, dragster, 9.299, 128.66 def. Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn., '78 Kawasaki, 10.013, 129.08.

 

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