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LODRS Divisional at Las Vegas

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Results compiled by Kay Burk

Photos by Bob Johnson

The Apr. 12-14 event had over 625 entries, one of the biggest NHRA divisionals/nationals of the 2019 season so far.

Nick Januik of Las Vegas won the TAFC class by defeating Doug Gordon, 2017 World Champ Shane Westerfield, and reigning TAFC champ Sean Bellemeur in the final. Januik’s Camaro (near lane) ran a 5.738 at 258.57 mph to a 6.216/242.98 for Bellemeur.

Shawn Cowie defeated Fred Hansen and Kim Parker in the first two rounds. In the final Cowie (near lane) turned in a 5.284/274.72 to get the win over Garrett Bateman’s 5.374/268/38.


Joey Severance, who was No. 1 TAD qualifier with a 5.259, broke on his burnout in the semifinal against Bateman.

In Competition Eliminator Tony Mandella (near lane) drove his Camaro to an 8.077/165/60 win over Doug Lambeck’s Sunfire that posted an 8.455/158.07.

Larry Zavala was the Super Stock winner with a 10.004/126.58 to Dave Kelly’s 10.330/126.54.

Brad Burton (far lane) got the Stock win over Jimmy DeFrank.

Michael Dalrymple got a close Super Comp win over Brian Preszler (.031 RT, 9.054/175.59 to .035 RT, 9.064/177.07)

Crag Maddox (far lane) drove his 2007 Prowler to the Super Gas win over Ken Mostowich, 10.037/162.94 to 10.046/160.71)

In Super Street it was John Dexter’s ’68 Camaro (near lane) with the win over Harlan Tucker’s ’91 Dodge Daytona.

Rich Okerman of Torrance, CA, was the Top Sportsman winner over Sammy Gonzales of Albuquerque.

Steve Casner (near lane) took the Top Dragster win over Brianna Wiens.

In Sportsman Motorcycle, Rick Newport (near lane) from Bluffdale, Utah, got the win with an 8.210/156.88 over the 8.652/151.12 for Sean Conner of Boulder City, NV.

Standing, from left: Shawn Cowie, Steve Casner, Craig Maddox, Brad Burton, John Dexter, Nick Januik, and Michael Dalrymple. Kneeling: Rich Okerman, Larry Zavala, Tony Mandella, and Rick Newport.  



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