WC: Series Topeka final summary

Lewis, Bateman Pick Up Victories at Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. (August 30, 2009) -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series wrapped up this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka. Racers completed the long two day event, which was the fifth of six events on...

Lewis, Bateman Pick Up Victories at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (August 30, 2009) -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series wrapped up this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka. Racers completed the long two day event, which was the fifth of six events on the division calendar. The event featured drivers in eleven categories vying for crucial points leading to divisional and national championships. Winning the Heartland Championships presented by Aeromotive were Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Brandon Lewis of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Roger Bateman, Winnipeg, Manit., in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class.

Lewis made his way out of the No.2 qualifying position to pick up the win with his 5.269 second, 273.00 mph pass. He made his first trip to the winner's circle this season as Monroe Guest of Mannford, Okla., broke in the final.

In Top Alcohol Funny Car action, Roger Bateman picked up his third consecutive win of the season. Lance Van Hauen out of Reinbeck, Iowa, was a no show in the final which gave the win light to Bateman.

Other top honors were awarded to Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., who picked up his fourth divisional victory in Comp Eliminator; Steve Wann of Modesto, Calif., claimed the Super Stock trophy; and Brad Haugaard, North Branch, Minn., won in Stock Eliminator. Super Comp honors went to Duane Hawkes from Wichita, Kan.; Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, won in Super Gas; and Charlie Owens out of White Oak, Texas, grabbed the Super Street title.

West Central Division Top Dragster Series honors went to Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla.; Tom Donovan of Olathe, Kan., won the Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series; and the NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson title went to Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn.

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central division heads to Tri-State Raceway September 11-13 to complete the season.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

Round 1
6) Scott Murray, Winnipeg, Manit., 5.485, 264.80 def. 3) Courtney Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., 5.609, 265.95;

4) Brittany Force, Yorba Linda, Calif., 5.325, 258.57 def. 5) Chase Copeland, Walters, Okla., 5.441, 242.98;

1) Monroe Guest, Mannford, Okla., 5.234, 272.45 def. 8) Edwin Schmeeckle, Gothenburg, Neb., 6.182, 167.95;

2) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.328, 273.05 def. 7) Malcolm Wahle, Claremore, Okla., 14.867, 74.59;

Semifinals
Lewis, 5.244, 276.86 def. Murray, 8.044, 119.86; Guest, 5.267, 273.11 def. B. Force, 15.754, 42.75;

Final
Lewis, 5.269, 273.00 def. Guest, broke.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

Round 1
6) Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck, Iowa, '05 Firebird, 5.737, 246.98 def. 3) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '09 Mustang, 5.740, 254.52;

1) Roger Bateman, Winnipeg, Manit., '08 Mustang, 5.627, 255.48 def. 8) Kebin Kinsley, Kennedale, Texas, '02 Camaro, broke;

5) Tony Bartone, Long Island City, N.Y., '09 Mustang, 5.655, 253.66 def. 4) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Camaro, 9.560, 82.05;

7) Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., '03 Firebird, 5.913, 244.12 def. 2) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '07 Mustang, broke;

Semifinals
Bateman, 5.596, 256.26 def. Bartone, 5.663, 252.43; Van Hauen, 15.359, 72.28 def. Butler, broke;

Final
Bateman, took the green light def. Van Hauen, no show.

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 5.269, 273.00 def. Monroe Guest, Mannford, Okla., broke.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Roger Bateman, Winnipeg, Manit., '08 Mustang, took the green light def. Lance Van Hauen, Reinbeck,

Iowa, '05 Firebird, no show.

COMP ELIMINATOR
Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '08 Cobalt, DD/AT, 11.515, 76.87 def. William West, Dumas, Texas, '02 Neon, F/AA, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/HA, 9.747, 134.22 def. David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., '92 Daytona, SS/CS, 13.733, 83.06.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Brad Haugaard, North Branch, Minn., '72 Demon, F/SA, 11.108, 117.45 def. Tyler Wudarczyk, Salina, Kan., '73 Camaro, G/SA, 11.134, 115.55.

SUPER COMP
Duane Hawkes, Wichita, Kan., dragster, 8.909, 164.63 def. Jordan Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., dragster, 8.907, 161.38.

SUPER GAS
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '57 Corvette, 9.895, 149.91 def. David Nelson, Randall, Minn., '99 Camaro, 9.852, 154.03.

SUPER STREET
Charlie Owens, White Oak, Texas, '67 Camaro, 10.897, 138.67 def. Nathan Hildahl, Northfield, Minn., '64 Falcon Wgn, foul.

TOP DRAGSTER
Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.878, 183.19 def. Dustin Long, Mitchell, S.D., dragster, broke.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Tom Donovan, Olathe, Kan., '02 Mustang, 7.076, 194.86 def. Keith Haney, Broken Arrow, Okla., '09 GXP, 6.712, 207.05.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn., '78 Kawasaki, 9.378, 132.21 def. Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '04 Kawasaki, 9.071, 139.67.

-credit: nhta

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Bartone , Kebin Kinsley , Vern Moats , Jay Payne , Jerry Haas , Wayne Butler , Kirk Williams , Courtney Force , Brittany Force
Teams Williams