LOPEZ WINS BACK TO BACK AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX DOUBLE HEADER
In the final results from Texas Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series two local racers claimed victories taking home the trophies in Stock Eliminator and Super Street. In Stock, Jeff Lopez, Irving, Texas, made a winning pass against Jerry Emmons in the final round with a time of 9.387 seconds, 136.91 mph, making this Lopez’s second win of the double header weekend. In Supper Street, John Long Jr, Red Oak, Texas, went up against John Leibham with a very tight finish taking the win with a run of 10.873, 121.40.
A pair of NHRA South Central Division hitters went to battle in the Super Stock final and reigning division champion Ross Laris took on Darian Boesch in the SDPC Top Dragster Final. Larris, Raceland, La., took the win running 6.050 seconds at 234.04 mph to Boesch’s 6.114, 222.66. Slate Cummings out ran Jimmy Hidalgo in Super Stock clocking in at 9.414, 139.18 in his ’03 Cavalier to Hidalgo’s 9.737, 134.08 in his ’99 Firebird.
Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Adam Hickey, Ponchatoula, La., in Comp Eliminator; Steve Collier, Benton, La., in Super Comp and Jim Capp, Willis Texas, in Super Gas, In the division’s Top Sportsman class it was Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., taking the win and in Sportsman Motorcycle it was Ricky Kay from Humble, Texas.
In Saturdays action, Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn. and Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Dubbin, worked his way through the field and ran 5.566 seconds at 258.76 mph in his final round victory over Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., who clocked in at 11.313 seconds, 69.72 mph.
Williams faced off against Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., and posted a winning run of 5.572 seconds, 260.51 mph in his ’04 Firebird. Whiteley drove to a 9.763 second, 95.11 mph lap for his runner up finish.
South Central Division racers head to Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa Okla. for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 8-10.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex:
Adam Hickey, Ponchatoula, La., '15 Hasse, B/DA, 7.848, 115.57 def. Travis Gusso, Sioux Falls, S.D., '10 Cobalt, G/A, foul.
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '03 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.424, 139.18 def. Jimmy Hidalgo, Donaldsonville, La., '99 Firebird, SS/GA, 9.737, 134.08.
Jeff Lopez, Irving, Texas, '18 Copo, FS/C, 9.387, 136.91 def. Jerry Emmons, Pasadena, Texas, '69 Chevrolet, A/SA, 10.132, 129.59.
Steve Collier, Benton, La., '06 Undercover, 8.905, 174.46 def. Ross Laris, Raceland, La., '13 American, 8.911, 176.53.
Jim Capp, Willis, Texas, '18 Corvette, 9.993, 152.40 def. Lloyd Parfait, Crosby, Texas, '08 Corvette, 10.060, 146.15.
John Long Jr., Red Oak, Texas, '97 S-10, 10.873, 121.40 def. John Leibham, , , '68 Camaro, 10.862, 142.87.
Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '16 Camaro, 6.508, 214.01 def. Cole Prejean, Saint Amant, La., '06 GTO, 7.145, 187.36.
Ross Laris, Raceland, La., '18 Danny Nelson, 6.050, 234.04 def. Darian Boesch, Kenner, La., '16 Dragster, 6.114, 222.66.
Ricky Kay, Humble, Texas, '92 Suzuki, 8.869, 140.09 def. Micheal Nash, Texarkana, Texas, '12 Koenig, 7.821, 150.63.
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.565, 258.76 def. Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., 11.313, 69.72.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, '04 Firebird, 5.572, 260.51 def. Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '15 Camaro, 9.763, 95.11.