PAC: Series Fallon Saturday summary

Fields Set at Top Gun; Wayman, Gordon on Top FALLON, Nev. (June 13, 2009) -- In the final rounds of qualifying for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Kevin Wayman and defending event champion Doug Gordon ...

Fields Set at Top Gun; Wayman, Gordon on Top

FALLON, Nev. (June 13, 2009) -- In the final rounds of qualifying for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Kevin Wayman and defending event champion Doug Gordon qualifying on top in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Wayman of South Jordan, Utah, laid down a lap of 5.582 seconds at 255.48 mph to lead the dragster field. Johnny Ahten, Saugus, Calif., sits in second at 5.640, 240.80 and Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., is third.

Gordon of Paso Robles, Calif., drove his '06 Monte Carlo to a 5.905 second lap at 245.70 mph followed by Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., at 5.953, 246.45. O'Bannon is undefeated in the NHRA Pacific Division picking up wins in each of the first two events of the year.

A pair of racers from Glendale, Ariz., led the Comp Eliminator field with Mike DePalma on top of former NHRA Lucas Oil National Champion Dean Carter. DePalma runs a '98 Firebird while Carter pilots a nostalgia front engine dragster in the class.

Steve Wann grabbed the early double qualifying No. 1 in both the Stock and Super Stock classes. Wann of Modesto, Calif., drives a '73 Dodge Dart in Stock and a '69 Barracuda in Super Stock. Pete Miclette rode his '97 GSXR past the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson field with a near perfect 0.003 second reaction time.

Jimmy Johnson, Santa Rose, Calif., is No. 1 in the Hughes Performance Top Dragster category with a lap of 7.088 seconds, 187.82 mph with Will Boxold in second out of Orangevale, Calif. J. Wayne Silvia joins the rest of the leaders taking the pole position in Top Sportsman running 6.994, 200.24 mph. The Upland, Calif., racer is followed by Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif.

This weekend's event is part of Fallon's Octane Fest which features multiple motorsports events and concerts at various venues in Fallon.

Racing continues Sunday at 8 a.m. with round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car set for noon.

Tickets are just $10, children 6-14 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free. 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) Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.582 seconds, 255.48 mph
2) Johnny Ahten, Saugus, Calif., 5.640, 240.80
3) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.746, 251.95
4) Jaren Mott, Salt Lake City, Utah, 5.869, 243.72
5) Dennis Swearingen, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., 6.037, 232.59

First round TAD pairings
1) Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.582 seconds, 255.48 mph vs. Bye
2) Johnny Ahten, Saugus, Calif., 5.640, 240.80 vs. 5) Dennis Swearingen, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., 6.037, 232.59
3) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.746, 251.95 vs. 4) Jaren Mott, Salt Lake City, Utah, 5.869, 243.72

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.905 seconds, 247.87 mph
2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.953, 246.45
3) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '02 Camaro, 6.111, 236.65
4) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.292, 232.31
5) Mike Drake, Glendora, Calif., '01 Avenger, 12.169, 62.86

First round TAFC pairings
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.905 seconds, 247.87 mph vs. Bye
2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.953, 246.45 vs. 5) Mike Drake, Glendora, Calif., '01 Avenger, 12.169, 62.86
3) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '02 Camaro, 6.111, 236.65 vs. 4) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., '01 Corvette, 6.292, 232.31

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '98 Firebird, I/A, 8.438 seconds, -0.612 (under index)
2) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.230, -0.530
3) Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, dragster, B/ED, 7.309, -0.471
4) Tyler Hogan, Santa Maria, Calif., dragster, C/DA, 7.560, -0.320

SUPER STOCK

1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/HA, 10.122 seconds, -1.338 (under index)
2) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '09 G5, GT/AA, 9.669, -1.271
3) Mike Graham, Tempe, Ariz., '00 Cobra, GT/FA, 10.450, -1.220
4) Bruce Lippstreu, Fairfield, Calif., '98 Grand Am, GT/FA, 10.490, -1.180
5) Tony Mandella, Upland, Calif., '87 Camaro, GT/DA, 10.223, -1.137
6) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.763, -1.017
7) Tim Smith, Rocklin, Calif., '68 Dart, GT/CA, 10.257, -0.993
8) Don Durham, Vacaville, Calif., '00 Trans Am, GT/HA, 10.982, -0.948
9) Jim Sherry, Folsom, Calif., '97 Firebird, GT/EA, 10.627, -0.883
10) Gary Williams, Mariposa, Calif., '64 Comet, SS/MA, 11.914, -0.866

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '73 Dart, F/SA, 11.315 seconds, -1.465 (under index)
2) Don Wann, Modesto, Calif., '73 GTX, I/SA, 11.922, -1.328
3) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '67 Camaro, D/SA, 11.200, -1.260
4) Leo Glasbrenner, Chino, Calif., '68 Firebird, E/SA, 11.366, -1.254
5) Don Keen, Palmdale, Calif., '69 Mustang, C/S, 11.128, -1.122
6) Gary Humrichouse, Collegeville, Calif., '69 Camaro, D/SA, 11.675, -1.105
7) Tony Hewes, Reno, Nev., '71 Mustang, D/SA, 11.359, -1.101
8) Earl Blake, Las Vegas, '68 Barracuda, F/SA, 11.680, -1.100
9) Chad Loge, Brentwood, Calif., '70 Road Runner, B/SA, 11.048, -1.092
10) Jim Durham, Stonyford, Calif., '72 Duster, F/SA, 11.689, -1.091

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) J Wayne Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 6.994 seconds, 200.24 mph
2) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cavilier, 7.331, 190.67
3) Larry Scarth, Manhatten Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.665, 179.85
4) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.689, 180.89
5) Dave Zewe, Hesperia, Calif., '94 Lumina, 7.767, 177.74
6) Billy Cremo, Palmdale, Calif., '56 Belair, 7.797, 178.82
7) Will Boxold, Orangevale, Calif., '53 Studebaker, 8.095, 168.07

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Jimmy Johnson, Santa Rose, Calif., dragster, 7.088 seconds, 187.82 mph
2) Will Boxold, Orangevale, Calif., dragster, 7.103, 189.76
3) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., dragster, 7.107, 189.74
4) Robert McMahan, Livermore, Calif., dragster, 7.251, 184.83
5) John Propp, Auburn, Calif., dragster, 7.279, 185.65
6) Geoff Nelson, Canyon Lake, Calif., dragster, 7.294, 186.25
7) Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 7.367, 186.59
8) Chris Thode, Manteca, Calif., dragster, 7.515, 179.71
9) Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 7.516, 182.72
10) Terry White, Half Moon Bay, Calif., dragster, 7.532, 181.46

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 GSXR, SMC, 0.003 seconds reaction time
2) John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.012
3) Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.021
4) Augustine Herrera, La Mirada, Calif., '05 Hyabusa, SMC, 0.026
5) Jay Matthews, Henderson, Nev., '98 GSXR, SMC, 0.026
6) Doug Schumann, Hesperia, Calif., '06 Hyabusa, SMC, 0.026
7) Jordan Miclette, Redway, Calif., '98 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.030
8) Wayne Cox, Eureka, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.035
9) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '86 GSXR, SMC, 0.035

-credit: nhra

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