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DE PALMA, KADAR SCORE WINS AT SIR'S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT TUCSON, Ariz. (March 7, 2009) -- Mike De Palma and Tibor Kadar both carried their No. 1 qualifying efforts into the winner's circle at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series...

DE PALMA, KADAR SCORE WINS AT SIR'S LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT

TUCSON, Ariz. (March 7, 2009) -- Mike De Palma and Tibor Kadar both carried their No. 1 qualifying efforts into the winner's circle at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Budweiser at Southwestern Int'l Raceway. Glendale, Ariz., resident De Palma took home the hardware in Comp Eliminator, wheeling his '98 Firebird to the win over Dean Carter, another Gledale racer. Kadar, a resident of Peoria, Ariz., scored the win in Super Stock over Ryan Mc Clanahan of Upland, Calif.

Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., earned the win in Stock Eliminator as he knocked out the category's best qualifier, Scott Burton, Golden, Colo. Andrew Madrid, Chatsworth, Calif., ousted Gabriel Torres, La Puente, Calif., in the Super Comp final and, in Super Gas, Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., got the win over Michael Miller of Santa Fe. The Super Street win went to Patrick Mc Henery of Mesa, Ariz., when he beat Joe Kidd of Marana, Ariz. Top Sportsman racer Brad Wagner, Henderson, Nev., beat Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., in the final while Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., scored the win in Top Dragster over Mike Mac Brair, Napa, Calif. La Verne, Calif., racer Gary Moreno rode his '06 Harley Davidson to the Sportsman Motorcycle win, beating out Tracy Bailey of Coos Bay, Ore.

In the Pro Mod exhibition race, Dennis Radford, Baker City, Ore., drove his '70 Duster to the win over Rod Pearce of Granite Bay, Calif., behind the wheel of his '63 Corvette.

NHRA Pacific division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors will head to Las Vegas for the next event. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the first of two Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events April 10-12. The second is slated for November 5-8.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Southwestern Int'l Raceway:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

Mike DePalma, Glendale, Ariz., '98 Firebird, I/A, 8.310, 151.26 def. Dean Carter, Glendale, Ariz., dragster, B/ND, 7.369, 151.44

SUPER STOCK

Tibor Kadar, Peoria, Ariz., '92 Camaro, SS/BX, 11.287, 86.30 def. Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BM, 10.280, 86.69

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '74 Dart, F/SA, 11.343, 114.85 def. Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '71 Formula, D/SA, 10.730, 121.35

SUPER COMP

Andrew Madrid, Chatsworth, Calif., dragster, 9.169, 158.82 def. Gabriel Torres, La Puente, Calif., dragster, 9.169, 161.36

SUPER GAS

Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., '03 Grand Am, 10.130, 164.43 def. Michael Miller, Santa Fe, N.M., '27 roadster, 10.120, 144.04

SUPER STREET

Patrick McHenery, Mesa, Ariz., '77 Vega Wagon, 11.102, 140.44 def. Joe Kidd, Marana, Ariz., '73 Nova, 11.087, 118.21

TOP SPORTSMAN

Brad Wagner, Henderson, Nev., '97 Cutlass, 7.233, 188.60 def. Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '06 GTO, 7.493, 181.25

TOP DRAGSTER

Mera Silvia, Upland, Calif., dragster, 7.334, 182.67 def. Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., dragster, 7.272, 184.95.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Gary Moreno, La Verne, Calif., '06 H-D, 10.075, 112.36 def. Tracy Bailey, Coos Bay, Ore., '75 Kawaski, 10.098, 129.26

PRO MODIFIED

Dennis Radford, Baker City, Ore., '70 Duster, 6.844, 174.03 def. Rod Pearce, Granite Bay, Calif., '63 Corvette, 6.905, 203.58

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