PAC: Fontana Saturday qualifying summary

ONTARIO RESIDENT MIHOVETZ LEADS QUALIFIERS AT AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY'S LUCAS OIL RACE FONTANA, Calif. -- Ontario racer John Mihovetz is the No. 1 qualifier in Comp Eliminator at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at...

ONTARIO RESIDENT MIHOVETZ LEADS QUALIFIERS AT AUTO CLUB DRAGWAY'S LUCAS OIL RACE

FONTANA, Calif. -- Ontario racer John Mihovetz is the No. 1 qualifier in Comp Eliminator at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Auto Club Dragway. The three-day event kicked off Friday and will conclude with eliminations on Sunday. Mihovetz is one of a plethora of local racers taking part in the race which is the third of seven Lucas Oil events on the Pacific division calendar.

Mihovetz covered the quarter-mile strip in his '02 Cougar in 6.393 seconds and was 0.697-seconds under his index. No. 2 qualifier, J.D. Zinke of Chico, Calif., was 0.637 seconds under his index.

In Super Stock, former national and divisional champion Jimmy DeFrank of Chatsworth, Calif., drove his '02 Camaro to the top spot while Stock Eliminator racer Don Wann, Modesto, Calif., was the best qualifier in his '70 GTX. Wann passed yesterday's best qualifier, Brian McClanahan of Alta Loma. McClanahan is now the second-place qualifier in the category. Robert Broguiere, Wildomar, Calif., wheeled his '06 GTO to the top of the Top Sportsman field and Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., is No. 1 in Top Dragster. North Hills, Calif., resident Tony McVey leads the Sportsman Motorcycle contingency ahead of No. 2 qualifier Tom Medlin of La Mirada, Calif.

Racing continues Sunday at Auto Club Dragway. Gates open at 7 a.m. and eliminations start at 8 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Auto Club Dragway is located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana. For more information call the track, (909) 429-5060, or visit www.AutoClubSpeedway.com/dragway.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Auto Club Dragway:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) John Mihovetz, Ontario, Calif., '02 Cougar, AA/AT, 6.393 seconds, -0.697 (under index)
2) J.D. Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.863, -0.637
3) Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.077, -0.593
4) Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., '07 Cobalt, C/EA, 8.146, -0.574
5) Jim Cowan, Dewey, Ariz., '08 Cobalt, I/AA, 8.236, -0.554
6) Tom Huggins, Santa Paula, Calif., '06 GTO, B/A, 7.110, -0.540
7) Doug Lambeck, Corona Del Mar, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.480, -0.540
8) Mike Chrisman, Lake Forest, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.965, -0.535
9) Wayne Ramay, Simi Valley, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.976, -0.524
10) John Edwards, Claremont, Calif., '99 Neon, C/AA, 7.509, -0.511

SUPER STOCK
1) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.824 seconds, -1.226 (under index)
2) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '02 Camaro, SS/BX, 9.648, -1.202
3) Kip Martin, Phoenix, '64 Mustang, SS/L, 10.394, -1.156
4) Fred Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '69 Mustang, SS/GA, 9.777, -1.073
5) Ken Etter, Riverside, Calif., '93 Shadow, GT/IA, 10.470, -1.030
6) Rick Houser, Pasadena, Calif., '68 Barracuda, GT/BA, 9.554, -0.996
7) Dave Raybourn, Modesto, Calif., '68 Barracuda, SS/AH, 8.806, -0.994
8) Brittany Johnson, Palm Desert, Calif., '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.879, -0.971
9) John Borden, Redlands, Calif., '66 Nova, SS/HA, 9.935, -0.965
10) Dan Mason, San Clemente, Calif., '85 Camaro, GT/BA, 9.586, -0.964

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Don Wann, Modesto, Calif., '70 GTX, I/SA, 11.392 seconds, -1.208 (under index)
2) Brian McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '02 Pontiac, A/SA, 10.139, -1.161
3) Don Forester, Riverside, Calif., '80 Delta 88, M/SA, 11.995, -1.155
4) Bryan Phillips, Alta Loma, Calif., '67 Firebird, E/SA, 10.895, -1.105
5) Harry Doolittle, Wickenberg, Ariz., '02 Firebird, N/SA, 12.230, -1.070
6) Jim Meador, Yorba Linda, Calif., '67 Camaro, D/SA, 10.784, -1.066
7) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '74 Dart, E/SA, 10.963, -1.037
8) Andy Durham, Chino, Calif., '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.519, -1.031
9) Carl Battis, Huntington Beach, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.542, -1.008
10) Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '77 Firebird, L/SA, 11.992, -1.008

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Robert Broguiere, Wildomar, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.008 seconds, 198.38 mph
2) Gary Ross, Trabuco, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 7.064, 195.62
3) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., '07 Cobalt, 7.108, 194.91
4) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., '63 Corvette, 7.167, 192.93
5) Mike Willoughby, Huntington Beach, Calif., '03 Cavalier, 7.170, 194.30
6) Brad Wagner, Henderson, Nev., '97 Cutlass, 7.268, 191.00
7) Ron Weems, Riverside, Calif., '05 Gran Am, 7.285, 190.46
8) Val Torres Jr., Valinda, Calif., '07 Cobalt, 7.302, 189.68
9) Wayne Silvia, Upland, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.311, 183.97
10) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '05 Cavilier, 7.349, 190.67

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Denny Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.410 seconds, 216.62 mph
2) Derik Milanesio, Strathmore, Calif., dragster, 6.428, 212.16
3) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., dragster, 6.679, 201.46
4) Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village, Calif., dragster, 6.798, 198.64
5) Chip Rumis, Ramona, Calif., dragster, 6.807, 199.20
6) Tony Jardino, San Dimas, Calif., dragster, 6.825, 196.90
7) Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower, Calif., dragster, 6.839, 200.77
8) Del Cox Jr., Downey, Calif., dragster, 6.849, 196.16
9) Jimmy Johnson, Santa Rose, Calif., dragster, 6.892, 200.44
10) Carolyn Hills, Gilbert, Ariz., dragster, 6.950, 195.28

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Tony McVey, North Hills, Calif., '06 H-D, 0.003 seconds reaction time
2) Tom Medlin, La Mirada, Calif., '86 Suzuki, 0.004
3) Ron Gledhill, Taylorsville, Utah, '07 Suzuki, 0.006
4) Jay Matthews, Henderson, Nev., '98 GSX-R, 0.006
5) Sean Conner, Boulder City, Nev., '06 H-D, 0.013
6) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 Suzuki, 0.015
7) Aaron Pine, La Mirada, Calif., '91 GSX-R, 0.024
8) Don Tankage, Huntington Beach, Calif., '00 Kawasaki, 0.028
9) Rick Newport, West Valley, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 0.029
10) Lonnie Woodruff, Boutiful, Utah, '02 Kawasaki, 0.030

-credit: nhra

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