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:
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;
Lewis, 5.244, 276.86 def. Murray, 8.044, 119.86; Guest, 5.267, 273.11 def. B. Force, 15.754, 42.75;
Lewis, 5.269, 273.00 def. Guest, broke.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
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;
Bateman, 5.596, 256.26 def. Bartone, 5.663, 252.43; Van Hauen, 15.359, 72.28 def. Butler, broke;
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.
Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '08 Cobalt, DD/AT, 11.515, 76.87 def. William West, Dumas, Texas, '02 Neon, F/AA, foul.
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.
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.
Duane Hawkes, Wichita, Kan., dragster, 8.909, 164.63 def. Jordan Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., dragster, 8.907, 161.38.
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, '57 Corvette, 9.895, 149.91 def. David Nelson, Randall, Minn., '99 Camaro, 9.852, 154.03.
Charlie Owens, White Oak, Texas, '67 Camaro, 10.897, 138.67 def. Nathan Hildahl, Northfield, Minn., '64 Falcon Wgn, foul.
Jerry Holt, Collinsville, Okla., dragster, 6.878, 183.19 def. Dustin Long, Mitchell, S.D., dragster, broke.
Tom Donovan, Olathe, Kan., '02 Mustang, 7.076, 194.86 def. Keith Haney, Broken Arrow, Okla., '09 GXP, 6.712, 207.05.
Alex Barmettler, Maplewood, Minn., '78 Kawasaki, 9.378, 132.21 def. Mike Voss, Maplewood, Minn., '04 Kawasaki, 9.071, 139.67.