Las Vegas race report 2001-06-23

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LAS VEGAS– Chiney Mangru faced off against Randy Wynes tonight, taking the Super Quick win in a 1967 Chevelle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A reaction time of .482-sec. rocketed Mangru down The Strip averaging 145.77 miles per hour, while Wynes’ reaction time was .511-sec. and he averaged 139.86 mph.

Kenny Hodges beat Randy Holly to the finish line in the Pro division, averaging 115.46 mph in a 1971 Chevelle.

Gary Oaks shot down the quarter mile on a Kawasaki 1200 in 9.967-sec., averaging 130.02 mph, taking the Motorcycle-division win and beating Dave Phillips, who red-lit.

Driving the "Rhythm Nation" 1964 El Camino, Michael Jackson beat Brian Miller, driving a 1982 Camaro, to take the Sportsman victory. Miller red-lit and then averaged 112.91 mph. Jackson had an excellent reaction time of .514-sec. and eased knowingly down The Strip at an average of 45.07 mph.

Ron Winters took the Street-division win with a reaction time of .623-sec. and an average speed of 80.41 mph. Bill Dudley, currently first in Street division point standings, took second place in a 2000 Mazda Protégé.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino Reaction-Time Bonus Awards went to to Tim Arden (.509-sec./ Pro), Gary Oaks (.404-sec./ Motorcycle), Stephanie Jones (.500-sec./ Street) and T.J. Fogarty (.515-sec./ Sportsman).

Friday night’s High School eliminations was won by Boulder City’s Nick Ariotti in a 1972 Plymouth Duster. Shaun Anderson placed second.

Piloting a 1994 Firebird, John Phlegar averaged 122.73 mph to take the Gambler win on Friday night, beating Dennis Evans, who fouled at the starting line.

Drag racing continues next Saturday, June 30, with "Match Race Madness" at The Strip and will feature two Pro Modifieds, two Jet Cars, two AA/Fuel Altereds, non-points bracket racing and a fireworks finale to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, military personnel and high schoolers and children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, log on to lvms.com or call LVMS’ ticket office at (800) 644-4444.

-LVMS

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