Las Vegas NHRA Nationals NHRA Full Throttle DragRacing
Finals
 

Top Fuel

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Spencer Massey (US Smokeless Dragster)      0.032      3.827 314.53
 (L) Larry Dixon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)      0.047      5.503 174.87
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Dixon is 3 - 2 against Massey in prior events and Dixon is 1 - 0 against Massey in prior final rounds. Massey is out of the gate first and never trails as Massey wins his second National event when Dixon is up in smoke before he gets to the Christmas tree. Dixon pedaled it one time, but couldn't get it to hook up so he will go into Pomona trailing Schumacher by one point. Massey runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


       

Funny Car

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Robert Hight (AAA of So. Cal Mustang)       0.075      4.125 304.46
 (L) Jack Beckman (Valvoline/MTS Charger)        0.058      4.154 303.16
5:14 p.m. Beckman is 8-8 in final in final rounds, 2-2 this year. This is his second final round at this track. He won this event in 2006.

Hight is 13-12 in final rounds, 2-1 this year. He beat Beckman in one final round in Dallas earlier this year. Hight has the three quickest times in eliminations today.

Beckman gets out of the gate first and hangs on to the lead until just past the 330 foot mark. Hight was making up ground quickly and drove around him at that point. Hight kept the candles lit all the way through the run and pulled away for the win.

With this win Hight will have a 105 point lead over his team-mate Force-Hood going into the last race.

Robert Hight's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.024), 330 ft(-0.017), 660ft(0.004). MOV: 0.0127 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


       

Pro Stock

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Larry Morgan (Lucas Oil Stratus)            0.012      6.720 205.69
 (L) Rickie Jones (Quarter-Max/RJ Stratus)       0.041      6.794 203.16
Jones is 2 - 1 against Morgan in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. the news from the pits is the Jones was running Morgan power to get to the finals, and after the semifinal Morgan went by the Jones pit and got his powerplant back. Jones put in one of his engines. Morgan with the starting line advantage and take s the win light. Morgan with his first win since Sonoma 2002. This is Morgan's tenth National event win.

       

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines -0.014     6.998 190.70
 (L) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              -0.144(R)  9.816  86.50
5:08 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Arana is 5-0 in final rounds this year, 6-2 overall. Hines is 17-13 in final rounds, 2-1 this year.

Arana leaves way too early and gives hines the easy win.

Arana will take a 54 point lead into the final race of the year.


       

Pro Mod

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Jay Payne (FireIce *'68 Camaro)             0.053      5.984 240.25
 (L) Brad Personett (Big Stuff *'68 Camaro)      -9.999(R) NT-Left Before Tree
The both pre-stage and then there is a mini-burn down as neither driver will stage finally Personett goes in first. Personett starts bringing up the rpms and then the car launches and he leaves before the light turns green. Payne with a great looking pass for the win.
 * = Supercharged Engine

       

Top Alcohol Dragster

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Shawn Cowie (Mundies Towing B/AD)           0.047      5.353 267.69
 (L) Brandon Johnson (Ti-Xp Xtreme Springs A/FD) 0.041      5.455 252.24
Johnson with a slight starting line advantage, but Cowie has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Cowie with a great pass and he wins his first National event.

       

Top Alcohol Funny Car

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Daniel Oliver (Randy Goodwin Racing Monte C 0.039      5.658 254.09
 (L) Alexis De Joria (Tequila Patron Mustang)    0.103      5.641 255.63
5:04 p.m. Neither of these drivers has won a national event in this class. De Joria won the Pacific SportsNationals in '06 in Super Comp.

Oliver gets a huge hole-shot, then goes right down the groove and holds De Joria off for the win.


       

Comp Eliminator

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class  Index    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Dan Fletcher            B/EA   8.44  0.019     8.463  0.023
 (L) Ross Wilson            C/SMA   8.84  -0.017(R) 8.731 -0.109
5:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Fletcher has 63 national event wins, seven this year. He has won three times at this event and is the defending champ.

Wilson leaves the line too soon and gives Fletcher his 64th win.


       

Super Stock

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 7 eliminations in Super Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) David Bogner           SS/CS   9.67  0.013     9.657 -0.013
 (L) Chuck Stubeck          SS/FA   9.83  -0.003(R) 9.826 -0.004
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Stubeck is too quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Bogner wins his second National event.


       

Stock

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 7 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Jody Lang               N/SA  13.15  0.029    13.178  0.028
 (L) Toby Lang               G/SA  11.95  0.089    11.937 -0.013
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

It Lang brothers all the time here in the Stock final, This is the fourth time they have raced each other and Jody holds a 2 - 1 advantage. Jody with a great light and he collects his 17th National event win and third against his brother. Jody sweeps the Las Vegas National events this year.


       

Super Comp

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 8 eliminations in Super Comp at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class  Index    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Troy Coughlin Jr         S/C   9.05  0.008     9.061  0.011
 (L) Anthony Castillo         S/C   9.05  0.016     9.068  0.018
5:00 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

This is Coughlin's first ever final round. Castillo is 4-1 in final rounds.

Coughlin has been doing very well today and he continues that here. He gets another great light and puts together a .019 package to take the win.


       

Super Gas

Final Round 
LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 7 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class  Index    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Max Tafoya               S/G  10.05  0.010    10.094  0.044
 (L) Val Torres               S/G  10.05  0.025    10.091  0.041
4:56 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,136 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Tafoya has never won a national event. This is his first final. Torres' only win came at the '06 Winternationals.

Tayofa gets the hole-shot and hangs on to get his first national event win.