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NHRA Divisional at Las Vegas

Last of the Season


Results compiled by Kay Burk

Photos by Bob Johnson

Kneeling: Matt Woodard, SC; Brian Hyerstay, Comp; Chris Marshall, TAFC, Kahea Woods, Motorcycle. Standing, L to R: Ryan Herem, SST; Pete Peery, SS; Chris Cannon, SG; Ed Olpin, TD; Joe Sorensen, Stock; Jeff Gillette, TS. Kim Parker (TAD) not pictured.


Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Nov. 4 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In addition to the event winners, five 2018 world champions were crowned at the event. Only Comp and Super Comp champions remain to be determined at Pomona.


Kim Parker, Graham, WA, qualified No. 1, then took out Dan Mercier and Johnny Ahten in rounds one and two to advance to the alcohol dragster final against Shawn Cowie who qualified No. 2. Cowie knocked out Matt Sackman and Duane Shields on his way to the final.

Parker (far lane) was out first as Cowie shook the tires and Parker led from start to finish clocking in at 5.604 seconds at 259.21 mph for her second regional event win. Cowie had a 6.521 at 153.51 after falling into tire shake. He recovered but could not chase down Parker in time.


Chris Marshall came from the No. 4 spot and advanced to the funny car final with wins over 2017 World Champion Shane Westerfield and Jirka Kaplan. Ulf Leanders of Sweden took out Steve Burck and John Lombardo Jr. on his way to the final.

Marshall (near lane), McMinnville, OR, took the holeshot and needed it to hold off the quicker Leanders. Marshall went 5.473 at 268.01 to defeat Leanders’ 5.453, 268.01.


COMP ELIMINATOR: Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 8.778, 145.31 def. Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., '92 Camaro, A/SMA, 8.052, 157.52.

SUPER STOCK: Pete Peery (shown), Bowie, Texas, '05 Sunfire, FGT/E, 9.330, 143.86 def. Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '10 Cobalt, SS/AM, 8.698, 156.10.

Justin Lamb clinched the Super Stock championship before he met Pete Peery in the final round.

STOCK ELIMINATOR: Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.420, 114.71 def. Darrick Ellam, Ridgefield, Wash., '76 Pinto Wagon, W/SA, 16.541, 75.74.

BRIAN McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., entered the weekend with a one-point lead in Stock Eliminator over 2017 Champion Lamb as both drivers looked to add to their points totals. With a round one victory, and a loss by Lamb, McClanahan clinched the 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Stock Eliminator World Championship. McClanahan now joins his dad Jerry and his son Ryan for three generations of NHRA Lucas Oil World Champions. Jerry won the NHRA Stock Championship in ’73, ’74 and ’78 and Ryan took the honors in 2010 in Super Stock.

SUPER COMP: Matt Woodard, Petaluma, Calif., dragster, 9.069, 177.91 def. Ken Mostowich, Calgary, Alb., '68 Camaro, 9.074, 168.07.

SUPER GAS: Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 10.044, 164.47 def. Steve Williams, Beaumont, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.043, 173.14.

SUPER STREET: Ryan Herem (near lane), Canyon Country, Calif., '69 Camaro, 11.054, 143.00 def. John Dexter, Surprise, Ariz., '68 Camaro, 11.052, 141.27.

TOP SPORTSMAN: Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '06 GTO, 6.938, 200.00 def. Paul Mitsos, Eastvale, Calif., '08 Stratus, 7.247, 187.31.

In Top Sportsman Proctor was being chased by JR Lobner and Douglas Crumlich as the three were separated by just 18 points. Proctor won both his round one and two match ups, with Lobner falling in round one and Crumlich in round two for Proctor to claim the 2018 Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs World Championship.

TOP DRAGSTER: Ed Olpin (far lane), Pleasant Grove, Utah, dragster, 6.822, 198.79 def. Steve Casner, Sheridan, Calif., dragster, 6.698, 203.22.

Eugene, Ore., racer Paul Nero came into the weekend leading the points in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs over Mark Jones who needed to win the event to overtake Nero. Jones lost in round two and the celebration began for Nero and his team.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE: Kahea Woods (near lane), Las Vegas, Nev., '95 GSXR, 8.771, 143.46 def. Eric Jaquith, Queen Creek, Ariz., '06 Hayabusa, 9.538, 140.50.  



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