CONSTANT NETS 2K DURING PONTIACS EVENT AT HPT Topeka, Kan. (June 25, 2005) - Racing certainly paid off for Topeka native Deloris Constant at Saturday's Fourth Annual Pontiacs at the Park drag race Presented by Doug Richert Pontiac and NAPA...
CONSTANT NETS 2K DURING PONTIACS EVENT AT HPT
Topeka, Kan. (June 25, 2005) - Racing certainly paid off for Topeka native Deloris Constant at Saturday's Fourth Annual Pontiacs at the Park drag race Presented by Doug Richert Pontiac and NAPA Auto Parts.
After qualifying as one of the 16 fastest Pontiac-powered drag racers, Constant held off Chris Cooper (Lenexa, Kan.) in the final round of the NAPA Door Slammer Quick 16 to win $1,500 and a $500 Pontiac performance bonus award. Constant's final round in her 1985 Pontiac Grand Am covered the quarter-mile in 10.322 seconds at 132.49 MPH, while Cooper went 10.751 seconds at 123.56 MPH.
Cooper's day wasn't all that bad after picking up some hardware in the AFX Electronics class with a win over Jim Thompson (Tucson, Ariz.) in the finals. Cooper went 10.743 seconds at 118.33 MPH in the AFX-E final, while Thompson finished his day with a 10.635 second pass at 127.19 MPH.
In the AFX-No Electronics class, Jason Hennessey (Pleasant Hill, Mo.) took the win with a 10.778 second ride at 101.19 MPH against Paul Oakleaf (Independence, Kan.), who stopped the clocks at 16.118 seconds and 64.63 MPH. Oakleaf's 1966 Pontiac Tempest lost power halfway down the track and dropped off considerably.
In the Super Duty class, Jerry Herrick (Topeka, Kan.) took his 1969 Pontiac GTO to victory circle while registering a 13.805 second run at 89.27 MPH. Rustin Lafferty (Bel Aire, Kan.) was runner-up in Super Duty after going 12.924 seconds at 102.49 MPH.
The only class not featuring Pontiac exclusive vehicles was the Off-Breed category, which was won by Todd Stallbaumer (Seneca, Kan.) in his 1990 Chevrolet Camaro. Stallbaumer took out Matt Brink (Tecumseh, Kan.) in the finals with an elapsed time of 8.503 seconds at 159.12 MPH, while Brink finished his day with a pass at 15.577 seconds and 72.03 MPH.
Heartland Park Topeka, a multi-purpose racing facility located in Topeka, Kan. annually hosts NHRA POWERade drag racing, Championship OFF-Road Racing (CORR), and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in addition to many other events throughout the race season.