PAC: Las Vegas final summary

HENDERSON'S LAMB VICTORIOUS IN VEGAS LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2009) -- In the final results from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Shootout presented by Torco Race Fuels Henderson, Nev., racer Justin Lamb grabbed the win in Comp Eliminator...

HENDERSON'S LAMB VICTORIOUS IN VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2009) -- In the final results from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Shootout presented by Torco Race Fuels Henderson, Nev., racer Justin Lamb grabbed the win in Comp Eliminator to join Saturday's Top Alcohol winners Shawn Cowie and Sean O'Bannon.

Lamb worked his way through the field in his '09 Cobalt before meeting up with the former NHRA Lucas Oil National Champion Dean Carter of Glendale, Ariz., in his final round win.

Val Torres Jr., Valinda, Calif., and Randy Balough, Newbury Park, Calif., topped the super categories with Torres beating Steve Williams and his K&N sponsored dragster in Super Comp and Balough taking his '63 Corvette to the winner's circle over Vincente Campa with a hole-shot win in Super Gas.

In the Hughes Top Dragster class it was Geoff Nelson, Canyon Lake, Calif., running 7.111 seconds, 189.15 mph to beat Mike Henderson while Rick Takahashi ran down J. Wayne Silvia of Upland, Calif., in the final of Top Sportsman. The San Gabriel, Calif., racer ran right on his dial at 7.540 seconds, 183.27 mph.

Scott Burton qualified second behind his son Brad and picked up the win in Stock Eliminator over Dave Workman prior to Tom Albritton's win in Super Stock over local favorite Stephanie Wong of Las Vegas.

The Super Street title was decided by just 4-inches as Gary Reust ousted Ryan Giacone and Craig Wood knocked off the No. 1 qualifier Bill Burkhart in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson class.

Cowie of Delta, B.C. CAN., and O'Bannon out of Ontario, Calif., secured their victories on Saturday night in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively. Cowie beat Jim Whiteley running 5.653 seconds at 256.60 mph and O'Bannon held off Terry Ruckman with a 5.654, 254.90 mph lap.

Pacific Division racers head to Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway for next weekend's JEGS Pacific Sportsnationals presented by K&N before heading to Top Gun Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional event, June 13-14.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Spring Shootout presented by Torco Race Fuels event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.653, 256.60 def. Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.874, 178.73.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.654, 254.90 def. Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction,

Colo., '08 Monte Carlo, 7.668, 119.24.

COMP ELIMINATOR

Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '09 Cobalt, G/SMA, 17.666, 62.67 def. Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, broke.

SUPER STOCK

Tom Albritton, West Jordan, Utah, '90 Trans Am, SS/DM, 10.006, 106.02 def. Stephanie Wong, Las Vegas, '97 Pontiac, SS/JA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '71 Formula, D/SA, 10.814, 117.79 def. Dave Workman, Casa Grande, Ariz., '89 Mustang, L/SA, 12.843, 98.38.

SUPER COMP

Val Torres Jr., Valinda, Calif., dragster, 9.068, 173.18 def. Steve Williams, Loma Linda, Calif., dragster, 9.092, 163.02.

SUPER GAS

Randy Balough, Newbury Park, Calif., '63 Corvette, 10.057, 144.74 def. Vincente Campa, San Diego, Calif., '34 Chevy, 10.054, 166.25.

SUPER STREET

Gary Reust, Rancho Cordova, Calif., '55 BelAir, 11.059, 134.20 def. Ryan Giacone, Phoenix, '88 Thunderbird, 11.052, 137.22.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Craig Wood, Tucson, Ariz., '97 GSXR, 8.773, 138.44 def. Bill Burkhart, Anaheim, Calif., '00 Suzuki, 9.361, 143.44.

TOP SPORTSMAN

Rick Takahashi, San Gabriel, Calif., '09 Cavalier, 7.540, 183.37 def. J Wayne Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 6.814, 201.37.

TOP DRAGSTER

Geoff Nelson, Canyon Lake, Calif., dragster, 7.111, 189.15 def. Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 7.245, 183.84.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Henderson , Dean Carter , Steve Williams
Teams Williams