Las Vegas report 2001-04-28

LAS VEGAS - Chiney Mangru smoked past Alan Ellis tonight to take first place in the Super Quick division finals for the second week in a row. Mangru's reaction time of .429 helped him charge his 1967 Chevelle to a speed of 147.15 miles per hour...

LAS VEGAS - Chiney Mangru smoked past Alan Ellis tonight to take first place in the Super Quick division finals for the second week in a row.

Mangru's reaction time of .429 helped him charge his 1967 Chevelle to a speed of 147.15 miles per hour in 9.330 seconds.

Steven Bovel flew like a rocket down the quarter-mile in his 1986 Buick Grand National, edging Woody Railley of Scottsdale, Ariz., by a mere .016 of a second to win the Buick Grand National division.

Last week's Jerry's Nugget Casino Reaction-Time Bonus Award winner Sean Conner defeated Las Vegan Dave Phillips in the Motorcycle division.

Cruising at 109 miles per hour, Kirk Schroeder conquered Bill Muller to win the Sportsman division title.

Despite a near-perfect reaction time of .509 seconds, Chris Naffziger could not hold off Tim Arden's 1967 Camaro. Arden ran 11.216-sec./136.57 mph to win the Pro E.T. finals.

Becky Landram drove her Triple J II 1969 Chevy Nova to Street division victory, defeating Mike Benefico, who broke out.

Having the best reaction times during a winning run in the evening's first round of competition earned Bob Coulter (Sportsman), Mark Acton (Street), John Phlegar (Pro E.T.) and Dave Phillips (Motorcycle) the Jerry's Nugget Casino Reaction-Time Bonus Awards for this weeks event.

Returning to The Strip next Saturday and Sunday is the Goodguys Inaugural Las Vegas Spring Nitro Classic featuring A/Gassers, Top Fuel Dragsters, street rods and muscle cars. Also included in the festivities are the manufacturers' midway, swap meet, and car show. Admission is $20 daily or $35 for the weekend. Children ages seven through 12 are $5 daily and $10 for the weekend. Tickets are available through the LVMS ticket office at (800) 644-4444.

Super Quick:

Winner: Chiney Mangru (Las Vegas) 1967 Chevelle - 9.330-sec./147.15 mph

Runner-Up: Alan Ellis (Mapleton, Utah) 1994 Fritz Altered - 10.011-sec./112.52 mph

Sportsman:

Winner: Kirk Schroeder (Las Vegas) 1970 Olds 442 - 11.936-sec./109.92 mph

Runner-Up: Bill Muller (N. Las Vegas) 1966 Chevy Nova SS - 12.314-sec./105.09 mph

Winner: Tim Arden (N. Las Vegas) 1967 Camaro - 11.216-sec./136.57 mph

Runner-Up: Chris Naffziger (N. Las Vegas) Chevy Nova - 10.571-sec./125.71 mph

Motorcycle:

Winner: Sean Conner (Boulder City, Nev.) 1998 Kawasaki - 8.350-sec./141.45 mph

Runner-Up: Dave Phillips (Las Vegas) -- 9.729-sec./135.39 mph

Street:

Winner: Becky Landram (Las Vegas) 1969 Chevy Nova - 13.705-sec./101.02 mph

Runner-Up: Mike Benefico (Mt. Charleston) 1979 Firebird - 19.219-sec./70.35 mph

Buick Grand National:

Winner: Steven Bovel (Healdsburg) 1986 Buick GN - 12.516-sec./100.46 mph

Runner-Up: Woody Railey (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 1986 Buick GN - 12.526-sec./81.48 mph

-LVMS

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