PAC: Fallon Friday summary

ALLSTAR CHAMPS LEAD FIELDS AT TOP GUN FALLON, Nev. -- Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway. The event is part of the week-long Inaugural City of Fallon Octane Fest. ...

ALLSTAR CHAMPS LEAD FIELDS AT TOP GUN

FALLON, Nev. -- Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway. The event is part of the week-long Inaugural City of Fallon Octane Fest.

Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, the premier classes in the Lucas Oil Series, were the lone classes on tap for opening day of qualifying with Tom Bayer taking the early pole with a lap of 5.673 seconds at 253.00 mph in his Toyo Tires dragster. The Fontana, Calif., resident Bayer is coming off a win at the recent JEGS Allstar event held last week in Chicago.

Chris Demke of Sunland, Calif., put his dragster in the No. 2 spot running 5.720 seconds at 252.96 mph with Kevin Wayman of So. Jordan, Utah, landing in the No. 3 spot at 5.821 seconds, 243.62 mph.

In the Funny Car class it was Doug Gordon of Paso Robles, Calif., leading the field with a pass of 6.351 seconds at 182.10 mph. Gordon is coming off an even bigger win than Bayer as he took out the defending and 11-time national champion Frank Manzo in last week's JEGS Allstars. Gordon is followed by Brian Smith of Fullerton, Calif., at 6.538 seconds, 223.61 mph. With two more qualifying sessions in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car scheduled for Saturday, several teams elected to skip today's session.

Racing continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with qualifying and time trials for all 11 classes in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Children 6 to 14 are just $5 each day and kids 5 and under are free. Top Gun Raceway is located approximately 15 South of Fallon on the west side of Schurz Highway (Hwy. 95) For more information, call (775) 423-0223 or visit www.topgunraceway.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.673 seconds, 253.00 mph
2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.720, 252.96
3) Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.821, 243.62
4) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.954, 228.20
5) Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., 6.450, 216.90

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.351 seconds, 182.10 mph
2) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '07 Camaro, 6.538, 223.61
3) Alexis De Joria, Venice, Calif., '08 Charger, 16.969, 45.96

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Manzo , Brian Smith , Doug Gordon