FONTANA, Calif. – Justin Lamb and Bernie Polvadore won for the second week in a row at Auto Club Dragway grabbing the wins for this weekend’s JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Lamb, who won in both Comp Eliminator and Super Stock at last weekend’s Lucas Oil divisional, outran former national champion Alan Ellis to capture the Comp trophy again. Lamb, Henderson, Nev., drove his ’10 Cobalt to an 8.075 second lap at 149.48 mph as Ellis ran 8.300, 108.80 for the runner up finish.
Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., was out first on John Castro in Super Street with a 0.005 second near perfect reaction time and held on with a 10.949, 159.27 mph lap in his ’93 Grand Prix. Castro, Lawndale, Calif., broke out with a 10.884 second pass trying to run down Polvadore.
Richard Okerman and Jennifer Hoffman scored in the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes respectively. Okerman, out of Torrance, Calif., downed local racer Ryan Priddy of Chino, Calif., posting a 7.231, 190.43 in is ‘89 Beretta to Priddy’s 7.439, 182.87 in an ’08 Stratus. Hoffman, San Pablo, Calif., used a 0.005 package along with a perfect 0.000 second reaction time in knocking off Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., for her first ever NHRA national event win. Hoffman ran 7.155 on her 7.15 dial to Trujillo’s 6.767 on a 6.72.
In Stock and Super Stock it was Steve Wann and Mike Graham outlasting the fields with Wann, Modesto, Calif., beating Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif. in his ’62 Fury. Graham covered the quarter mile in 10.408 seconds at 117.20 mph in his ’00 Mustang to take out Brett Brown and his ’65 Chevelle in the Super Stock final.
Rounding out the winners were Kyle Rizzoli in Super Comp, Scott Rollins in Super Gas and Leo Shaver in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson. Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., downed Sarah Moldenhauer, El Cajon, Calif., in an 8.918 to an 8.924 match up. Rollins, Phoenix, ran dead on the dial at 9.900 in his ’69 Camaro against Ryan Herem and Shaver, Las Vegas, held off Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., on his ’87 Kawasaki.
NHRA Pacific Division racers head to Sonoma Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 24-26.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway:
Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., ’10 Cobalt, 8.075 seconds, 149.48 mph def. Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, ’23 Ford, 8.300, 108.80
Mike Graham, Tempe Ariz., ’00 Mustang, 10.408, 117.20 def. Brett Brown, Anaheim Hills, Calif., ’65 Chevelle, 11.465, 113.71
Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., ’62 Fury, 10.492, 101.60 def. Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., ’68 Firebird, 10.597, 113.46
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., ’06 dragster, 8.918, 167.12 def. Sarah Moldenhauer, El Cajon, Calif., ’04 dragster, 8.924, 169.68
Scott Rollins, Phoenix, ’69 Camaro, 9.900, 160.96 def., Ryan Herem, Canyon Country, Calif., ’62 Corvette, 9.908, 169.68
Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., ’93 Grand Prix, 10.949, 159.27 def. John Castro, Lawndale, Calif., ’69 Nova, 10.884, 133.43
Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., ’89 Beretta, 7.231, 190.43 def., Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., ’08 Stratus, 7.439, 182.87
Jennifer Hoffman, San Pablo, Calif., ’95 dragster, 7.155, 189.07 def. Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., ’02 dragster, 6.767, 201.85
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE presented by HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, ’87 Kawasaki, 9.469, 138.60 def., Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., ’93 Suzuki, 8.656, 148.04