PAC: Fallon Saturday summary

RECORDS FALL IN QUALIFYING AT TOP GUN LUCAS OIL EVENT FALLON, Nev. -- Tom Bayer bettered his qualifying run from Friday and held on to the top spot in Top Alcohol Dragster for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event...

RECORDS FALL IN QUALIFYING AT TOP GUN LUCAS OIL EVENT

FALLON, Nev. -- Tom Bayer bettered his qualifying run from Friday and held on to the top spot in Top Alcohol Dragster for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway. Bayer clocked in at 5.643 seconds at 254.51 mph and set a new track elapsed time record for alcohol dragster. The previous e.t. record was held by Bayer's crew chief Steve Federlin at 5.664 seconds set back in 2006.

Sunland, Calif., racer Chris Demke is No. 2 with Bayer's teammate Justin Davis in third out of Murietta, Calif. Demke ran 5.681 seconds at 250.96 and Davis ran 5.689, 249.51.

In the Top Alcohol Funny Car class it was Brian Hough running out of Junction City, Ore., leading

the field at 5.991 seconds, 241.11 mph. Hough's 5.991 was also track records in the funny car class previously held by Hank Coolidge at 6.033 seconds.

Doug Gordon held on to the No. 2 position out of Paso Robles running 6.153, 242.94 while Brian Smith is third at 6.297, 229.26.

Comp Eliminator runners J.D. Zink and Dean Carter both set national records with Zink qualifying No. 1 in his A/nostalgia dragster at 7.077 seconds and Carter of Glendale, Ariz., in second at 7.277 seconds in his B/nostalgia dragster.

Running in both the Stock and Super Stock classes this weekend is Steve Wann of Modesto, Calif. He leads the Super Stock field with a time of 10.250 seconds and sits second in Stock Eliminator behind his Dad Don who ran 11.917 for the top spot.

In the Division's Hughes Performance Top Dragster category, Denny Hills of Gilbert, Ariz., is the low qualifier and the only Top Dragster in the 6-second range at 6.804 seconds, 202.08 mph. Hills is followed by Val Torres Jr. and John Propp in the second and third spots respectively.

Rounding out the days top qualifiers are Robert Broguiere in the Sunset Racecraft Top Sportsman class and Tom Medlin in the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley Davidson. Broguiere of Wildomar, Calif., ran 7.374 seconds at 191.40 mph followed by Wayne Silvia of Upland, Calif. La Mirada, Calif., racer Medlin is followed by Tony McVay of North Hills, Calif.

The only elimination rounds of the day were in the K.D. Kanopy Super Shootouts with Rick Camou winning in Super Comp, Chris Naffziger won in Super Gas, and Gary Hardee beat Dave Gotts in Super Street.

Racing continues Sunday at Top Gun Raceway. Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing beginning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars are set for round 1 of eliminations at noon.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 6-14 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free. Top Gun Raceway is located approximately 15 miles South of Fallon on the west side of Schurz Highway (Hwy. 95). For more information, call Top Gun Raceway, (775) 423-0223 or visit www.topgunraceway.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results and Sunday's first-round pairings for TAD and TAFC at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.643 seconds, 254.51 mph
2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.681, 252.96
3) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.689, 251.18
4) Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.742, 247.85
5) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.809, 244.16
6) Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., 5.882, 239.61

First round TAD pairings

1) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.643 seconds, 254.51 mph vs. 6) Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., 5.882, 239.61

2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.681, 252.96 vs. 5) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.809, 244.16

3) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.689, 251.18 vs. 4) Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.742, 247.85

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.991 seconds, 242.52 mph
2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.153, 242.94
3) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '07 Camaro, 6.297, 229.26
4) Alexis De Joria, Venice, Calif., '08 Charger, 7.308, 190.98

First round TAFC pairings

1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.991 seconds, 242.52 mph vs. 4) Alexis De Joria, Venice, Calif., '08 Charger, 7.308, 190.98

2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.153, 242.94 vs.

3) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '07 Camaro, 6.297, 229.26

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) J.D. Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 7.077 seconds, -0.723 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.277, -0.683

SUPER STOCK

1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/IA, 10.250 seconds, -1.320 (under index)
2) John Borden, Redlands, Calif., '66 Nova, SS/HA, 10.359, -1.101
3) Rob Youngblood, Nampa, Idaho, '76 Corvette, SS/J, 10.579, -1.091
4) Tim Smith, Rucklin, Calif., '87 Cavalier, GT/CA, 10.180, -1.070
5) John Winslow, Prunedale, Calif., '97 Dakota, GT/TA, 10.354, -1.056
6) Brian Zavala, El Monte, Calif., '96 Achieva, GT/FA, 10.617, -1.053
7) Bruce Lippstreu, Fairfield, Calif., '98 Grand Am, GT/FA, 10.621, -1.049
8) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '01 S-10, SS/TB, 9.770, -1.010
9) Tony Mandella, Upland, Calif., '90 Camaro, GT/CA, 10.244, -1.006
10) Jim Sherry, Folsom, Calif., '97 Firebird, GT/EA, 10.611, -0.899

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Don Wann, Modesto, Calif., '70 GTX, I/SA, 11.917 seconds, -1.333 (under index)
2) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '74 Dart, E/SA, 11.303, -1.317
3) Charlie Smith, Modesto, Calif., '69 Dart, B/SA, 10.861, -1.279
4) Andy Durham, Chino, Calif., '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.909, -1.231
5) Richie Pauley, Saugus, Calif., '68 Mustang, C/SA, 11.108, -1.192
6) Kevin Dupee, Brentwood, Calif., '68 Coronet, F/SA, 11.608, -1.172
7) Curtis Coulter, Las Vegas, '69 Cyclone, D/S, 11.252, -1.158
8) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '69 Mustang, C/S, 11.122, -1.128
9) Mike Johnston, Highland, Calif., '97 Firebird, C/SA, 11.243, -1.057
10) Tony Hewes, Reno, Nev., '71 Mustang, D/SA, 11.439, -1.021

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Robert Broguiere, Wildomar, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.374 seconds, 191.40 mph
2) Wayne Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.493, 185.44
3) Val Torres Jr., Valinda, Calif., '07 Cobalt, 7.730, 181.49
4) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.731, 178.23
5) Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., '63 Corvette, 7.847, 177.20
6) James Naffziger, Las Vegas, '66 Chevy II, 8.229, 165.54
7) Travis Broguiere, Wildomar, Calif., '63 Corvette, 8.290, 166.07

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.804 seconds, 202.08 mph
2) Val Torres Jr., Valinda, Calif., dragster, 7.174, 189.07
3) John Propp, Granite Bay, Calif., dragster, 7.239, 189.57
4) Carolyn Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 7.304, 192.01
5) Dave Morgan, Concord, Calif., dragster, 7.346, 187.16
6) Rick Mickelson, Smithfield, Utah, dragster, 7.362, 182.17
7) Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., dragster, 7.403, 183.92
8) Will Boxold, Orangevale, Calif., dragster, 7.419, 185.24
9) Garrett Wiles, Ridgecrest, Calif., dragster, 7.480, 181.62
10) Jim Momjian, Apple Valley, Calif., dragster, 7.606, 175.86

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '86 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004 seconds reaction time
2) Tony McVey, North Hills, Calif., '06 H-D, SMC, 0.008
3) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
4) Greg Liskey, Salinas, Calif., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.023
5) Gary Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '06 H-D, SMC, 0.024
6) Ron Gledhill, Taylorsville, Utah, '07 Suzuki, SMC, 0.025
7) Tom Lannie, Tucson, Ariz., '83 Suzuki, SMC, 0.037
8) Jay Matthews, Henderson, Nev., '98 GSX-R, SMC, 0.050

-credit: nhra

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