WILLIAMS CONTINUES WINNING STREAK; LOPEZ RECEIVES TENTH WALLY
ENNIS, Texas. – In the final results from Texas Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, continues his hot streak and defeats Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La. in the final round of Stock Eliminator. This is Williams’s seventh divisional win having previously won at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston in Super Comp.
Williams had the starting line advantage over Cummings and took his car down the track for the win with a run of 11.088 seconds at 114.19 in his 72’ Duster.
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, raced to the final round and received his tenth divisional win. Lopez in his Super Comp dragster with a run of 8.918 seconds at 157.78 seconds took the win over Brandon Mouton, Lake Charles, La, 8.885 seconds at 166.58. Mouton had the starting line advantage, but then took too much stripe and gave the win to Lopez.
Other hometown Texas racers visiting the winner’s circle along with Williams and Lopez this weekend were Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, in Comp Eliminator with a run of 8.503 seconds at 161.73 mph in his 05’ Cavalier, defeated Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, who was too quick on the tree and turned on the red light. In the division’s Top Sportsman class it was Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, taking the win over Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla. The Top Dragster winner was Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, who defeated Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla.
Sportsman Motorcycle Presented by Harley-Davidson also competed at Texas Motorplex and Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas with a run of 8.093 seconds at 145.14 mph, defeated Derek Dorey, Kingood, Texas, 8.806 seconds at 152.06 mph. Dorey had the starting line advantage, but Bennett was able to chase him down to get the win.
Other event winners were Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb, In Super Stock; Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., in Super Gas; and Val Harmon, Luling, La., in Super Street.
South Central Division racers head to No Problem Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 6-8.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex:
Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, ’05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.503, 161.73 def. Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, ’09 GXP, BB/A, foul.
Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., ’10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.624, 134.87 def. Norvell Bowers, Sulphur Springs, Texas, ’83 Firebird, GT/KA, 10.654, 125.02.
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, ’72 Duster, F/SA, 11.088, 114.19 def. Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., ’00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.361, 122.56.
Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, dragster, 8.918, 157.78 def. Brandon Mouton, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 8.885, 166.58.
Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., ’68 Camaro, 9.891, 171.62 def. Kevin Scott, Honey Grove, Texas,
’57 Corvette, foul.
Val Harmon, Luling, La., ’67 Chevy II, 10.901, 146.70 def. Jay Bunce, Piedmont, Okla., ’79 Monza, 10.883, 130.43.
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas, ’95 Suzuki, 8.093, 145.14 def. Derek Dorey, Kingood, Texas, ’03 Trac/Razor, 8.806, 152.06.
Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, dragster, 6.742, 195.34 def. Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, 33.925, no speed.
Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, ’11 Camaro, 6.771, 206.48 def. Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla., ’07 GTO, 7.116, 195.45.
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