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JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N Underway at Auto Club Dragway FONTANA, Calif. (April 17, 2009) -- Nearly 400 sportsman competitors from across the country have traveled to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway to...

JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N Underway at Auto Club Dragway

FONTANA, Calif. (April 17, 2009) -- Nearly 400 sportsman competitors from across the country have traveled to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway to compete at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals presented by K&N. The SPORTSnationals series concentrates its attention on the Sportsman ranks, while maintaining the importance and thrills of a National event. Featured NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. The division's Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes along with Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the race.

Leading the pack was local racer John Edwards of Claremont, Calif., who drove his '99 Neon to the top qualifying pole in the Comp Eliminator field. Hot on his heels in the No. 2 spot is Dean Carter of Glendale, Ariz., who took the Comp crown here in 2007. Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., started the event off very well by posting the No.1 qualifying position in Super Stock and registered the second best pass in Stock behind Brian Tait, from Fraizer Park, Calif.

In other action, J Wayne Silvia of Upland, Calif., ran a time of 6.756 seconds at 207.40 mph, to lead the very fast Top Sportsman class. In Hughes Performance Top Dragster competition, Henderson, Nev., resident Lyle Burnham powered his rail to a 6.587 second pass at over 200 mph. The lead pole in Sportsman Motorcycle went to Lance Samson of Tucson, Ariz., posting a 0.003-second reaction time.

The fun continues tomorrow with qualifying and time trials scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets are $20 per day for adults and children 12 and under are free. For more information please contact Auto Club Dragway, (909) 429-5060 or visit www.AutoClubSpeedway.com

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Fourth annual NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) John Edwards, Claremont, Calif., '99 Neon, C/AA, 7.396 seconds, -0.594 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 6.956, -0.594
3) Jim Cowan, Dewey, Ariz., '08 Cobalt, I/AA, 8.200, -0.590
4) Tom Mettler, Bakersfield, Calif., '01 Dakota, PST, 7.449, -0.561
5) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '98 Firebird, I/A, 8.147, -0.553
6) Ross Wilson, Upland, Calif., '05 Sunfire, C/SMA, 8.294, -0.536
7) Ed Sigmon, Chatsworth, Calif., '34 Chevy, C/SR, 8.634, -0.486
8) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.790, -0.470
9) Steve Graham, S. San Francisco, Calif., '04 Grand Am, C/A, 7.546, -0.434
10) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '09 Cobalt, G/SMA, 9.599, 0.239

SUPER STOCK
1) Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.685 seconds, -1.165 (under index)
2) Kip Martin, Phoenix, Ariz., '64 Mustang, SS/L, 10.416, -1.134
3) Wayne Taylor, Chino, Calif., '99 Sebring, GT/IA, 10.378, -1.122
4) Shane Studley, Bellflower, Calif., '99 Dakota, GT/TB, 10.036, -1.114
5) John Rains, Santa Paula, Calif., '68 Dart, SS/AH, 8.639, -1.111
6) John Schiess, Granada Hills, Calif., '09 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.591, -1.109
7) Fred Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '69 Mustang, SS/GA, 9.753, -1.097
8) Bob Fordyce, Vista, Calif., '91 Calais, GT/BA, 9.464, -1.086
9) Gary Emmons, Friendswood, Texas, '96 Firebird, SS/IA, 9.958, -1.042
10) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.712, -1.038


STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Brian Tait, Fraizer Park, Calif., '66 Impala, T/SA, 13.490 seconds, -1.210 (under index)
2) Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '02 Firebird, A/SA, 10.163, -1.137
3) Peter Dodge, Redding, Calif., '68 Camaro, B/S, 10.387, -1.113
4) Ron Durham, Arcadia, Calif., '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.439, -1.111
5) John Schloe, Garden Grove, Calif., '69 Firebird, D/SA, 10.769, -1.081
6) Chuck Norton, Covina, Calif., '96 Camaro, C/SA, 10.674, -1.026
7) Paul Cannan, Devore Hts, Calif., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.275, -1.025
8) Harry Doolittle, Wickenberg, Ariz., '02 Firebird, N/SA, 12.285, -1.015
9) Robert Pond, Riverside, Calif., '67 Fairlane, AA/S, 9.923, -0.977
10) Chuck Echmalian, Huntington Beach, Calif., '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.483, -0.967


TOP SPORTSMAN
1) J Wayne Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 6.756 seconds, 207.40 mph
2) Robert Broguiere, Wildomar, Calif., '09 GTO, 6.885, 200.56
3) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., '06 Cobalt, 6.966, 197.57
4) Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 7.004, 196.24
5) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cavilier, 7.011, 196.79
6) Brad Wagner, Henderson, Nev., '97 Cutlass, 7.055, 197.39
7) Spencer Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 7.193, 192.22
8) Walter Booker, Norco, Calif., '94 Lumina, 7.223, 192.85
9) Wayne Silva, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.377, 185.95
10) Chris Newman, Lancaster, Calif., '08 Cobalt, 7.383, 186.72

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Lyle Burnham, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 6.587 seconds, 205.47 mph
2) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.695, 200.50
3) Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., dragster, 6.718, 204.51
4) Tony Jardino, San Dimas, Calif., dragster, 6.829, 196.99
5) George Nann, Novato, Calif., dragster, 6.873, 198.93
6) Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 6.877, 195.39
7) Tom Yancer, Chandler, Ariz., dragster, 6.923, 194.41
8) Steve Will, Fortuna, Calif., dragster, 6.986, 197.02
9) Geoff Nelson, Canyon Lake, Calif., dragster, 6.999, 193.65
10) Stephanie Crifasi, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 7.011, 188.17

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Lance Samson, Tucson, Ariz., '98 Suzuki, SMC, 0.003 seconds reaction time
2) Aaron Pine, La Mirada, Calif., '94 GSXR, SMC, 0.004
3) Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '00 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
4) Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
5) Gary Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.005
6) Wayne Cox, Eureka, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.007
7) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '86 GSXR, SMC, 0.017
8) John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.020
9) Mike Burkhart, Huntington Beach, Calif., '86 GSXR, ETMX, 0.028
10) Jay Matthews, Henderson, Nev., '98 GSXR, SMC, 0.030

-credit: nhra

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