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SCHMALL, LEWONDOWSKI REPEAT; PUEBLO MOTORSPORTS PARK TAKES TEAM TITLE MORRISON, Colo. -- Pueblo Motorsports Park and five racers made a long weekend worth every bit of effort in taking home victories at this weekend's NHRA West ...

SCHMALL, LEWONDOWSKI REPEAT; PUEBLO MOTORSPORTS PARK TAKES TEAM TITLE

MORRISON, Colo. -- Pueblo Motorsports Park and five racers made a long weekend worth every bit of effort in taking home victories at this weekend's NHRA West Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Bandimere Speedway. Andy Schmall and Tim Lewondowski defended their titles and will get a second shot at the National Championship when they head to Pomona, Calif., and do battle with the other NHRA Division Champions in mid-November.

Schmall, of Lino Lakes, Minn., and running for Brainerd International Raceway held off Phil Bish, Centennial, Colo., of host track Bandimere Speedway for the win in the Pro category.

Lewondowski, St. Paul, Minn., represented Grove Creek Raceway in the winner's circle with his win in Sportsman over Jeff Scheinost out of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Douglas Motorsports Park.

Jeff Soloman recorded a perfect 0.00 second reaction time on his way to beating Darrell Contreras, of Pueblo Motorsports Park by 0.0125 seconds for the win in Super Pro. The Pleasant Hill, Mo., racer from Kansas City Int'l Raceway clicked off eight round wins on his way to the winner's circle.

Davenport, Iowa, racer Tom Klemme, running for Cordova Dragway Park, took the win in the Motorcycle class over Alex Barmettler of Maplewood, Minn., and Ricky James of S.R.C.A. Dragstrip won the High School eliminator in his '67 Chevy II over Cody Moser out of Bandimere Speedway and Northglenn, Colo.

The team from Pueblo Motorsports Park collected 63 points on their way to dominating the Team Championship with a 10 point lead over second place Bandimere Speedway and nearly 20 points over third place finisher S.R.C.A. Dragstrip.

The newly crowed NHRA West Central Division Champions will travel to Pomona, Calif., to take on division champions in the other six NHRA divisions for the title of NHRA Summit Racing Series National Champion and a $5000 winner's purse.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Series event at Bandimere Speedway:

SUPER PRO
Jeff Solomon, Pleasant Hill, Mo., Kansas City Int'l Raceway, dragster, 8.142, 160.42 def. Darrell Contreras, Pueblo, Colo., Pueblo Motorsports Park, dragster, 8.313, 163.20

PRO
Andy Schmall, Lino Lakes, Minn., Brainerd Int'l Raceway, '71 Vega, 10.911, 121.92 def. Phil Bish, Centennial, Colo., Bandimere Speedway, '84 Monte Carlo, 9.586, 144.74

SPORTSMAN
Tim Lewondowski, St. Paul, Minn., Grove Creek Raceway '55 BelAir, 13.619, 98.28 def. Jeff Scheinost, Scottsbluff, Neb., Douglas Motorsports Park, '69 Road Runner, foul

MOTORCYCLE
Tom Klemme, Davenport, Iowa, Cordova Dragway Park, '77 Kawasaki, 9.193, 137.43 def. Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn., Rock Falls Raceway, '78 Kawasaki, 9.887, 136.18

HIGH SCHOOL
Ricky James, Inman, Kans., SRCA Dragstrip, '67 Chevy II, 12.941, 104.51 def. Cody Moser, Northglenn, Colo., Bandimere Speedway, '72 Nova, 12.991, 105.20

Team Standings
1. Pueblo Motorsports Park 63
2. Bandimere Speedway 53
3. SRCA Dragstrip 35
4. Heartland Park Topeka 34
5. Eddyville Raceway Park 30
6. Brainerd Int'l Raceway 30
7. Rock Falls Raceway 29
8. Douglas Motorsports Park 29
9. Kansas Int'l Dragway 23
10. Kansas City Int'l Raceway 20
11. Western Colorado Dragway 18
12. Rolling Thunder Dragstrip 17
13. Julesburg Dragstrip 16
14. Grove Creek Raceway 16
15. Cordova Dragway Park 13
16. Oahe Speedway 12
17. Tri-State Raceway 12
18. Kearney Raceway 10
19. Interstate Dragways 9

-credit: nhra

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