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QUALIFYING IN THE BOOKS AT NHRA SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION'S LUCAS OIL EVENT AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ENNIS, Texas (April 4, 2009) -- Qualifying is complete at Texas Motorplex's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Eliminations were...

QUALIFYING IN THE BOOKS AT NHRA SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION'S LUCAS OIL EVENT AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

ENNIS, Texas (April 4, 2009) -- Qualifying is complete at Texas Motorplex's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Eliminations were slated to begin Sunday morning, however, due to high winds in the forecast, NHRA and track officials chose to begin eliminations today and run as many rounds as possible in all categories. When qualifying was done Kemmelyn Buff-Pesz of The Woodland, Texas, remained the No. 1 qualifier in Top Alcohol Dragster and Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., kept the to spot in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Buff-Pesz did not improve on Friday's 5.325-second, 274.72 mph run but it was enough to keep her in the top slot. Harker failed to improve on Friday's qualifying as well but his 5.623-second, 250.13 mph effort still eclipsed the competition.

The top qualifiers in the other classes remained the same as well. Pat Nahan of St. Cloud, Minn., was the best qualifier in Comp Eliminator and Rick Reinhart, Rosenberg, Texas, wheeled his '66 Impala to the top of the Super Stock field. In Stock Eliminator, David Buckner, New Waverley, Texas was the No. 1 qualifier in his '72 Duster. Raceland, La.'s Earl Folse lead the Top Sportsman field in his '68 Camaro and Michael Kile, Westlake, La., was No. 1 in Top Dragster while David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., rode to the head of the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson class.

For information about racing on Sunday call Texas Motorplex, (972) 878-8641, or visit www.TexasMotorplex.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 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., 5.585, 260.46
8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.606, 259.41

Not Qualified

9) Karl Brounkowski, Magnolia, Texas, 5.755, 240.64
10) Chris Holley, Freeport, Texas, 6.452, 164.07
11) Michael Manners, Willis, Texas, 6.749, 262.85
12) Vitali Kazakevich, Houston, 13.138, 77.03

First round TAD pairings

1) Kimmelyn Buff-Pesz, The Woodlands, Texas, 5.325 seconds, 274.72 mph vs. 8) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.606, 259.41

2) Malcolm Wahle, Claremore, Okla., 5.347, 265.90 vs. 7) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.585, 260.46

3) Shayne Lawson, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.393, 258.96 vs. 6) Darryl Hitchman, Greenville, Texas, 5.572, 260.41

4) Dan Kracht, Gretna, Neb., 5.432, 267.75 vs. 5) Chase Copeland, Ft. Worth, Texas, 5.455, 267.85

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) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.930, 227.54
8) Ro Yale, Houston, '98 Daytona, 7.464, 186.20

First round TAFC pairings

1) Steve Harker, Gainesville, Ga., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.623 seconds, 250.13 mph vs. 8) Ro Yale, Houston, '98 Daytona, 7.464, 186.20

2) Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.718, 255.58 vs. 7) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.930, 227.54

3) Lee Callaway, Baytown, Texas, '09 Mustang, 5.720, 251.11 vs. 6) Paul Anderson, Firestone, Colo., '02 Camaro, 5.878, 248.39

4) Burl Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '00 Avenger, 5.749, 241.84 vs. 5) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.843, 246.44

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

1) Pat Nahan, St. Cloud, Minn., dragster, E/D, 7.440 seconds, -0.680 (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) Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '01 S-10, PST, 7.427, -0.583
7) Adam Hickey, Hammond, La., '06 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.252, -0.578
8) Cordis Johnson, Springdale, Ark., '07 Cobalt, H/SMA, 9.010, -0.550
9) Pete Carbery, Odessa, Texas, '07 Cobalt, B/A, 7.011, -0.549
10) Scott Benham, La Grange, Texas, '02 S-10, B/TA, 8.312, -0.548

SUPER STOCK

1) Rick Reinhart, Rosenberg, Texas, '66 Impala, SS/NA, 11.181 seconds, -1.269 (under index)
2) Lloyd Wofford, Jonesboro, Ark., '78 Volare, SS/JA, 10.096, -1.204
3) Stephen Hebert, Westlake, La., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.550, -1.200
4) Mike Town, Paola, Kan., '84 Regal, GT/LA, 10.672, -1.178
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, Texas, '07 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.887, -1.063
8) Jerry Emmons, Pasadena, Texas, '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.662, -1.038
9) Gary Stinnett, Emporia, Kan., '92 Camaro, GT/AA, 9.363, -1.037
10) John Covington, Center, Texas, '98 Grand Am, GT/DA, 9.766, -1.034

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) Dean Oliver, Stuttgart, Ark., '79 Malibu, K/SA, 11.764, -1.186
4) John Duzac, Covington, La., '67 Camaro, D/S, 10.615, -1.185
5) Jerry Davis, Santa Fe, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 10.983, -1.167
6) Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '99 Firebird, B/SA, 10.409, -1.141
7) Bill McClister, Shoreacres, Texas, '72 Mustang, E/SA, 10.888, -1.112
8) Jimmy Holzman, Wichita, Kan., '08 Cobra Jet, AA/SA, 9.794, -1.106
9) Martin Burke, Leonard, Texas, '69 Mustang, B/SA, 10.455, -1.095
10) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '02 Firebird, A/SA, 10.213, -1.087

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, 6.787, 204.14
7) Keith Haney, Broken Arrow, Okla., '09 GXP, 6.814, 203.65
8) Scott Randall, Carrollton, Texas, '08 GXP, 6.825, 200.65
9) Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., '08 GTO, 6.855, 203.12
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, 208.52
4) Don Aydelott, Vernon, Texas, dragster, 6.605, 208.14
5) Jimmy Lewis, Forney, Texas, dragster, 6.636, 203.58
6) Jason Dennis, Lubbock, Texas, dragster, 6.645, 203.83
7) Danny Allen, Stephenville, Texas, dragster, 6.655, 204.70
8) Bryan Bennett, Lubbock, Texas, dragster, 6.663, 201.04
9) Allen Constantine, La Place, La., dragster, 6.669, 201.37
10) Brandon Chauvin, Gonzales, La., dragster, 6.673, 201.31

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., '05 Suzuki, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rich Gentili, Humble, Texas, '83 Suzuki, 0.001
3) Gary Mitchell, Lakewood, Colo., '00 Harley, 0.001
4) Kevin Cook, Houston, '06 Kawasaki, 0.002
5) James Kay, Porter, Texas, '92 Suzuki, 0.004
6) Raegan Gentili, Crosby, Texas, '83 Suzuki, 0.007
7) Craig Treble, Harvey, La., '00 Suzuki, 0.007
8) Larry Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, '00 Suzuki, 0.009
9) Dan Rollman, Oklahoma City, '74 Kawasaki, 0.013
10) Ben Brown, Irving, Texas, '04 Hayabusa, 0.014

-credit: nhra

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