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BUFF-PESZ, HARKER LEAD QUALIFIERS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ENNIS, Texas. (Friday, April 3, 2009) -- In the first rounds of qualifying at the NHRA South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex, Kimmelyn ...

BUFF-PESZ, HARKER LEAD QUALIFIERS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

ENNIS, Texas. (Friday, April 3, 2009) -- In the first rounds of qualifying at the NHRA South Central division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex, Kimmelyn Buff-Pesz, The Woodlands, Texas, set the pace in Top Alcohol Dragster and Gainesville, Ga., Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Steve Harker took the top spot in his class.

Buff-Pasz's impressive 5.325-second, 274.72 mph pass was just enough to get around Malcolm Wahle of Caremore, Okla. Wahle ran 5.347 seconds at 265.90 mph to put him in the No. 2 spot.

Harker outpaced the field with a 5.623-second, 250.13 mph lap. Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale, Texas, and Lee Callaway are in the second and third slots after running 5.718 seconds at 255.58 mph and 5.720 seconds at 251.11 mph, respectively.

Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., leads the Comp Eliminator field. Rick Reinhart, Rosenberg, Texas, wheeled his '66 Impala to the top of the Super Stock field and New Waverly, Texas's David Buckner in his '72 Duster sits atop the Stock Eliminator field. Earl Folse, Raceland, La., is No. 1 in Top Sportsman, Michael Kile, Westlake, La., is No. 1 in Top Dragster and in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson, David Latino of Donaldsonville, La., is No. 1.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Texas Motorplex. Spectator gates open at 11 a.m. both days. Qualifying for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman is scheduled at noon and 3 p.m. and Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying sessions are scheduled at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eliminations start on Sunday. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex are $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 6 to 15 years old are $10 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Spectator parking is $5.

Texas Motorplex is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45. From Dallas, take I-45 to Hwy. 287 west to the track, or take I-35E to Hwy. 287 east to the track. From Fort Worth, take Hwy. 287 east to Waxahachie toward the track. For more information call Texas Motorplex, (972) 878-8641, or visit www.TexasMotorplex.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Kimmelyn Buff Pesz, The Woodlands, Texas, 5.325 seconds, 274.72 mph
2) Malcolm Wahle, Claremore, Okla., 5.347, 265.90
3) Shayne Lawson, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.393, 258.96
4) Dan Kracht, Gretna, Neb., 5.432, 267.75
5) Chase Copeland, Ft. Worth, Texas, 5.455, 267.85
6) Darryl Hitchman, Greenville, Texas, 5.572, 260.41
7) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.732, 245.94
8) Karl Brounkowski, Magnolia, Texas, 6.147, 218.37

Not Qualified
9) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 10.612, 86.88
10) Vitali Kazakevich, Houston, 13.138, 77.03
11) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 15.631, 73.50

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.623 seconds, 250.13 mph
2) Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.718, 255.58
3) Lee Callaway, Baytown, Texas, '09 Mustang, 5.720, 251.11
4) Burl Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '00 Avenger, 5.749, 241.84
5) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.843, 246.44
6) Paul Anderson, Firestone, Colo., '02 Camaro, 5.878, 248.39
7) Ro Yale, Houston, '98 Daytona, 7.464, 186.20
8) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, (no time)

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

1) Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.444 seconds, -0.676 (under index)
2) Matthew Harris, Nebraska City, Neb., '05 Grand Am, E/A, 7.699, -0.661
3) Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.916, -0.614
4) Bob Hass, Houston, '04 Grand Am, B/AA, 7.032, -0.608
5) Shane Gray, Artesia, N.M., '06 Stratus, B/A, 6.974, -0.586
6) Adam Hickey, Hammond, La., '06 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.252, -0.578
7) Cordis Johnson, Springdale, Ark., '07 Cobalt, H/SMA, 9.010, -0.550
8) Scott Benham, La Grange, Texas, '02 S-10, B/TA, 8.312, -0.548
9) Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '01 S-10, PST, 7.466, -0.544
10) Will Hatcher, Satanta, Kan., dragster, A/DA, 6.607, -0.533

SUPER STOCK

1) Rick Reinhart, Rosenberg, Texas, '66 Impala, SS/NA, 11.181 seconds, -1.269 (under index)
2) Stephen Hebert, Westlake, La., '89 Plymouth, SS/AH, 8.550, -1.200
3) Lloyd Wofford, Jonesboro, Ark., '78 Volare, SS/JA, 10.101, -1.199
4) Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/LA, 10.675, -1.175
5) Ed Wright, Tulsa, Okla., '96 Trans Am, SS/JA, 10.185, -1.115
6) Tony Cowell, Weatherford, Texas, '81 Camaro, GT/JA, 10.532, -1.068
7) Jonathan Womack, Houston, '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.910, -1.040
8) Jerry Emmons, Pasadena, Texas, '91 Oldsmobile, GT/CA, 9.662, -1.038
9) Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., '92 Camaro, GT/AA, 9.363, -1.037
10) Johnny Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/DA, 9.813, -0.987

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) David Buckner, New Waverly, Texas, '72 Duster, E/SA, 10.750 seconds, -1.250 (under index)
2) R.J. Sledge, Boerne, Texas, '67 Fairlane, F/SA, 10.933, -1.217
3) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.615, -1.185
4) Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.779, -1.171
5) Jerry Davis, Santa Fe, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 10.983, -1.167
6) Jimmy Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '08 Cobra Jet, AA/SA, 9.794, -1.106
7) Martin Burke, Leonard, Texas, '69 Mustang, B/SA, 10.455, -1.095
8) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '02 Firebird, A/SA, 10.213, -1.087
9) Sammy Pizzolato, Houma, La., '69 Corvette, B/SA, 10.472, -1.078
10) Butch Marlow, Canton, Texas, '77 Road Runner, H/SA, 11.390, -1.060

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Earl Folse, Raceland, La., '68 Camaro, 6.368 seconds, 222.36 mph
2) Billy Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, '07 Cobalt, 6.466, 216.34
3) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '07 GTO, 6.477, 213.20
4) Glen Barrilleaux, Oakwood, Texas, '07 GTO, 6.508, 216.00
5) Royce Freeman, Kindsay, Okla., '67 Firebird, 6.757, 205.26
6) Bert Prejean, St. Amant, La., '06 GTO, 6.792, 204.14
7) Keith Haney, Broken Arrow, Okla., '06 GTO, 6.819, 203.65
8) Scott Randall, Carrollton, Texas, '08 GXP, 6.825, 200.65
9) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., '08 GTO, 6.867, 201.88
10) Monte Weaver, Lubbock, Texas, '63 Corvette, 6.887, 199.67

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.078 seconds, 225.82 mph
2) P.J. Vicari, Morrero, La., dragster, 6.481, 209.01
3) Rick Wickline, Granbury, Texas, dragster, 6.543, 207.91
4) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, dragster, 6.636, 203.58
5) Bryan Bennett, Lubbock, Texas, dragster, 6.663, 201.04
6) Allen Constantine, La Place, La., dragster, 6.687, 200.41
7) Brandon Chauvin, Gonzales, La., dragster, 6.698, 201.31
8) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.700, 200.47
9) Kevin Ford, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, 6.701, 198.85
10) John Angelle, Breaux Bridge, La., dragster, 6.756, 200.23

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '05 Suzuki, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rich Gentili, Humble, Texas, '83 Suzuki, 0.001
3) James Kay, Porter, Texas, '92 Suzuki, 0.004
4) Raegan Gentili, Crosby, Texas, '83 Suzuki, 0.007
5) Craig Treble, Harvey, La., '00 Suzuki, 0.007
6) Dan Rollman, Oklahoma City, '74 Kawasaki, 0.013
7) Mike McCullah, Houston, '00 GSRX, 0.019
8) Robert Sanders, Houston, '04 Kawasaki, 0.020
9) Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas, '84 Suzuki, 0.020
10) Ben Brown, Irving, Texas, '04 Hayabusa, 0.024

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