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LODRS Divisional at Phoenix

Lane Father and Son Crowned, Olpin Wins Third Wally of Season

Shawn Cowie took the TAD win.

Champions were recognized Sunday, March 5, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Drag Race at Wild Horse Pass 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, WA, 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, CA, 8.440, 145.09. In the Super Stock finale, Cody Lane made a victory pass of 8.864, 136.59 outlasting Ray Martin, Anchorage, AK, 8.947, 137.98.

Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, UT, scored his third Wally of the season. Olpin doubled up at the Winternationals last month, winning Wally’s in Top Sportsman and Super Gas. Currently Ed sit atop the divisional standings in both classes.

Paul Gladden’s Top Sportsman car has a terrific paint scheme, but went out in the first round.