NHRA Sonoma Nationals NHRA Full Throttle DragRacing
Top Dragster
 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Jon Bradford         Spitzer                         6.038  231.64 
   2. Denny Hills          Yancer                          6.080  221.52 
   3. Lyle Burnham         RaceTech                        6.359  212.90 
   4. Andy Spiegel         TNT                             6.542  206.13 
   5. Wade Pennington      Monden                          6.557  207.56 
   6. Steve Will           Reaid                           6.641  205.54 
   7. Val Torres Jr.       Spitzer                         6.643  201.34 
   8. Moe Trujillo         Undercover                      6.650  203.00 
   9. Paul Snell           CNE                             6.684  199.61 
  10. Mike MacBrair        Sarmento                        6.746  198.70 
  11. Robert Button        Spitzer                         6.770  202.15 
  12. George Prather       Sarmento                        6.775  192.03 
  13. Jimmy Lewis          American                        6.781  196.96 
  14. Tom Koenen           N & P                           6.788  199.88 
  15. Dean Hall            Sarmento                        6.788  195.19 
  16. Chris Thode          Victory                         6.812  195.90 
  17. Geneva Nash          Sarmento                        6.819  197.88 
  18. Chuck Glanz          Spitzer                         6.861  196.42 
  19. Jim Pappas           TNT                             6.870  195.65 
  20. Will Harrison        Harrison                        6.901  194.44 
  21. Randy Pressel        Morrison                        6.907  192.77 
  22. Mark Colton Sr.      Yancer                          6.918  192.96 
  23. Rodger Comstock      Yancer                          6.938  195.19 
  24. Bobby Ray McMahan    TNT                             6.963  197.86 
  25. John Richardson      Victory                         6.965  192.41 
  26. Justin Davis         Undercover                      6.978  185.54 
  27. Dave Morgan          Sarmento                        6.994  192.17 
  28. Toni Prockish        Don Davis                       7.006  195.62 
  29. Jake Morris          Sarmento                        7.104  187.44 
  30. Chuck Phelps         Yancer                          7.113  184.14 
  31. Chris Lindsay        M&M                             7.264  185.84 
  32. Terry White          Sarmento                        7.374  184.40 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  33. Eddie Wells          Yancer                          9.932   82.77 
  34. Jimmy Johnson        Sarmento                       11.469  105.27 
  35. Melissa Westerman    Uyhera                         11.905  111.18 

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Jon Bradford         Spitzer                         6.038  232.19 
   2. Denny Hills          Yancer                          6.080  221.52 
   3. Lyle Burnham         RaceTech                        6.359  213.43 
   4. Andy Spiegel         TNT                             6.531  206.89 
   5. Wade Pennington      Monden                          6.557  207.56 
   6. Bobby Ray McMahan    TNT                             6.608  203.92 
   7. Steve Will           Reaid                           6.641  205.54 
   8. Val Torres Jr.       Spitzer                         6.643  202.45 
   9. Moe Trujillo         Undercover                      6.650  203.58 
  10. Eddie Wells          Spitzer                         6.653  209.14 
  11. Paul Snell           CNE                             6.684  201.43 
  12. Mike MacBrair        Sarmento                        6.746  199.46 
  13. Dean Hall            Sarmento                        6.746  198.47 
  14. George Prather       Sarmento                        6.751  194.10 
  15. Chuck Glanz          Spitzer                         6.757  199.73 
  16. Robert Button        Spitzer                         6.770  202.48 
  17. Toni Prockish        Don Davis                       6.774  197.39 
  18. Jimmy Lewis          American                        6.781  198.44 
  19. Tom Koenen           N & P                           6.788  199.88 
  20. Geneva Nash          Sarmento                        6.795  198.23 
  21. Chris Thode          Victory                         6.812  196.99 
  22. Jake Morris          Sarmento                        6.827  198.99 
  23. Terry White          Sarmento                        6.845  195.62 
  24. Jim Pappas           TNT                             6.864  195.68 
  25. Roy Cracraft         Yancer                          6.873  195.08 
  26. Rodger Comstock      Yancer                          6.881  197.94 
  27. Will Harrison        Harrison                        6.901  194.74 
  28. Mark Colton Sr.      Yancer                          6.904  194.58 
  29. Randy Pressel        Morrison                        6.907  194.69 
  30. Justin Davis         Undercover                      6.944  187.23 
  31. John Richardson      Victory                         6.965  194.07 
  32. Dave Morgan          Sarmento                        6.994  195.28 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  33. Chuck Phelps         Yancer                          7.083  186.10 
  34. Chris Lindsay        M&M                             7.237  187.89 
  35. Jimmy Johnson        Sarmento                        8.697  186.56 
  36. Melissa Westerman    Uyhera                         11.905  111.18 

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Jon Bradford         Spitzer                         6.038  232.19 
   2. Denny Hills          Yancer                          6.080  222.03 
   3. Lyle Burnham         RaceTech                        6.359  213.43 
   4. Andy Spiegel         TNT                             6.531  206.89 
   5. Wade Pennington      Monden                          6.557  207.56 
   6. Eddie Wells          Spitzer                         6.570  211.83 
   7. Bobby Ray McMahan    TNT                             6.608  203.92 
   8. Melissa Westerman    Uyhera                          6.628  201.58 
   9. Steve Will           Reaid                           6.641  205.85 
  10. Val Torres Jr.       Spitzer                         6.643  202.45 
  11. Moe Trujillo         Undercover                      6.650  203.58 
  12. Paul Snell           CNE                             6.684  201.58 
  13. Mike MacBrair        Sarmento                        6.746  199.46 
  14. Dean Hall            Sarmento                        6.746  198.47 
  15. Chuck Glanz          Spitzer                         6.749  200.17 
  16. George Prather       Sarmento                        6.751  194.10 
  17. Robert Button        Spitzer                         6.770  202.48 
  18. Toni Prockish        Don Davis                       6.774  197.39 
  19. Jimmy Lewis          American                        6.781  198.44 
  20. Chris Lindsay        M&M                             6.785  193.02 
  21. Tom Koenen           N & P                           6.788  199.88 
  22. Geneva Nash          Sarmento                        6.795  198.23 
  23. Chris Thode          Victory                         6.812  196.99 
  24. Jimmy Johnson        Sarmento                        6.812  195.59 
  25. Jake Morris          Sarmento                        6.827  198.99 
  26. Terry White          Sarmento                        6.845  195.62 
  27. Roy Cracraft         Yancer                          6.852  195.08 
  28. Jim Pappas           TNT                             6.858  196.99 
  29. Rodger Comstock      Yancer                          6.881  197.94 
  30. John Richardson      Victory                         6.891  194.07 
  31. Will Harrison        Harrison                        6.901  194.74 
  32. Mark Colton Sr.      Yancer                          6.904  194.58 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  33. Randy Pressel        Morrison                        6.907  194.69 
  34. Justin Davis         Undercover                      6.944  188.04 
  35. Dave Morgan          Sarmento                        6.994  195.28 
  36. Chuck Phelps         Yancer                          7.083  186.10 

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 1
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Chris Thode               T/D  6.80  0.063     6.824  0.024
 (L) Bobby Ray McMahan         T/D  6.60  -0.003(R) 6.588 -0.012
10:41 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.99 inches, adjusted altitude 959 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Chris Thode gets the easy win. MOV: opponent's -0.003 red light.

 (W) Robert Button             T/D  6.76  0.025     6.810  0.050
 (L) Jon Bradford              T/D  6.01  -0.004(R)17.241 11.231
Bradford goes red by -0.004 and then his blown car does another burnout at the green. Button gets the free pass to round two.
 (W) Steve Will                T/D  6.60  0.000     6.613  0.013
 (L) Jake Morris               T/D  6.95  0.019     7.001  0.051
Perfect RT for Will and he runs 0.013 to his dial for the win.
 (W) Moe Trujillo              T/D  6.66  0.027     6.710  0.050
 (L) Roy Cracraft              T/D  6.83  0.064     6.850  0.020
Cracraft's dragster gets the wheels up on the launch, but Moe Trujillo gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 2 feet).
 (W) Rodger Comstock           T/D  6.93  0.006     6.980  0.050
 (L) Mike MacBrair             T/D  6.75  0.025     6.871  0.121
Great 0.006 light for Comstock and he gets the easy win, as MacBrair slows.
 (W) Geneva Nash               T/D  6.79  -9.999   NT-Took the green light
 (L) Eddie Wells               T/D  6.55  -9.999(R)NT-Left Before Tree
Well that was weird. Both cars go up to stage and are backed off by the starter. Nash gets the car prestaged and Wells rolls through the lights. Nash drives on down for the strange win.
 (W) Randy Pressel             T/D  6.89  0.058     6.896  0.006
 (L) Tom Koenen                T/D  6.77  -0.007(R) 6.773  0.003
Randy Pressel's MOV: opponent's -0.007 red light.
 (W) Will Harrison             T/D  6.91  0.012     6.916  0.006
 (L) Chuck Glanz               T/D  6.76  0.035     6.760  0.000
Will Harrison gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0171 seconds (approximately 5 feet). Glanz runs right on his dial to no avail
 (W) Jimmy Johnson             T/D  6.79  0.203     6.793  0.003
 (L) Melissa Westerman         T/D  6.56           NT-Took the green light
The revs go sky high on Westerman's engine and she quickly clicks it off. Johnson gets the free pass to the next round.
 (W) Toni Prockish             T/D  6.75  0.032     6.763  0.013
 (L) Denny Hills               T/D  6.04  0.045     6.082  0.042
Toni Prockish has the better package for the win. MOV: 0.0421 seconds (approximately 14 feet).
 (W) Paul Snell                T/D  6.68  0.028     6.698  0.018
 (L) Jim Pappas                T/D  6.87  0.016     6.863 -0.007
Paul Snell has the second best RT and gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.007.
 (W) Lyle Burnham              T/D  6.36  0.044     7.289  0.929
 (L) Jimmy Lewis               T/D  6.77  0.030     8.776  2.006
Lewis gets the starting line advantage and then clicks it way early. Burnham slows for the easy win.
 (W) George Prather            T/D  6.75  0.020     7.267  0.517
 (L) Mark Colton Sr.           T/D  6.91  -0.013(R) 9.304  2.394
George Prather's MOV: opponent's -0.013 red light.
 (W) Dean Hall                 T/D  6.76  0.018     6.854  0.094
 (L) John Richardson           T/D  6.88  0.035     7.127  0.247
Richardson slows and Hall gets the win.
 (W) Chris Lindsay             T/D  6.79  0.025     6.835  0.045
 (L) Andy Spiegel              T/D  6.55  0.015     6.549 -0.001
11:02 a.m. RIchardson looks to have left some "stuff" down track. The sweepers are out in force!

11:18 a.m. Back to racing.

Spiegel has the front wheels up at the green and carries them out a long ways, but breaks out by -0.001. Lindsay gets the win.

 (W) Val Torres Jr.            T/D  6.65  0.014     6.672  0.022
 (L) Terry White               T/D  6.92  0.025     6.903 -0.017
Val Torres Jr.'s MOV: Opponent broke out.

       

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 2
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Dean Hall                 T/D  6.75  0.016     6.750  0.000
 (L) Geneva Nash               T/D  6.83  0.011     6.817 -0.013
5:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Two nice RT's and Dean Hall runs right on his dial in for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.013.

 (W) Robert Button             T/D  6.80  0.029     6.929  0.129
 (L) Steve Will                T/D  6.64  -0.240(R) 6.633 -0.007
Robert Button's MOV: opponent's big time red light.
 (W) Chris Thode               T/D  6.85  0.001     6.835 -0.015
 (L) Will Harrison             T/D  6.95  0.025     6.935 -0.015
Just 0.010 in dial ins and Chris Thode cuts a terrific 0.001 light in the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0240 seconds (approximately 7 feet) in a identical -0.015 double breakout.
 (W) George Prather            T/D  6.75  0.033     6.750  0.000
 (L) Jimmy Johnson             T/D  6.78  -0.500(R) 6.829  0.049
George Prather runs right on his dial in. MOV: opponent's red light.
 (W) Moe Trujillo              T/D  6.65  0.016     6.655  0.005
 (L) Lyle Burnham              T/D  6.37  -0.003(R) 6.319 -0.051
Moe Trujillo runs 0.005 to his dial in the win. MOV: opponent's -0.003red light.

He will race Thode next round.

 (W) Val Torres Jr.            T/D  6.68  0.021     6.687  0.007
 (L) Toni Prockish             T/D  6.79  0.086     6.773 -0.017
Val Torres Jr. runs 0.007 to his dial. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0410 seconds (approximately 12 feet), opponent broke out.

Hall will be in the other lane next round.

 (W) Randy Pressel             T/D  6.91  0.023     6.918  0.008
 (L) Rodger Comstock           T/D  6.92  0.027     6.930  0.010
Just 0.01 difference in the dial ins and Randy Pressel has a little better package, MOV: 0.0068 seconds (approximately 22 inches).

He will race Button in round three later.

Rodger Comstock's package: 0.037. Randy Pressel's package: 0.031.

 (W) Chris Lindsay             T/D  6.78  0.039     6.781  0.001
 (L) Paul Snell                T/D  6.70  0.031     6.716  0.016
Chris Lindsay runs 0.001 to his dial and will race Prather later. MOV: 0.0078 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

5:51 p.m.


       

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 3
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Dean Hall                 T/D  6.76  0.017     6.808  0.048
 (L) Val Torres Jr.            T/D  6.69  0.024     6.734  0.044
6:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Dean Hall gets the close hole shot win. MOV: 0.0031 seconds (approximately 11 inches).

 (W) Chris Thode               T/D  6.83  0.030     6.931  0.101
 (L) Moe Trujillo              T/D  6.64  0.016     7.239  0.599
Trujillo gets the starting line advantage and the has to lift , when the dragster gets loose. Thode gets the easy win.
 (W) George Prather            T/D  6.75  0.014     6.793  0.043
 (L) Chris Lindsay             T/D  6.78  -0.004(R) 7.307  0.527
George Prather's MOV: opponent's -0.004 red light.

He races Hall tomorrow.

 (W) Robert Button             T/D  6.80  0.034     6.860  0.060
 (L) Randy Pressel             T/D  6.91  0.031     6.981  0.071
Pressel came into the field as an alternate and just misses going on to the next round. Robert Button runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0085 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

He races Thode in round four.

6:35 p.m.


       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 4
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 4 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Bob Button                T/D  6.79  0.001     6.880  0.090
 (L) Chris Thode               T/D  6.82  0.197     6.809 -0.011
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,520 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Button with a near perfect light ant the win.

 (W) George Prather            T/D  6.74  0.012     6.687 -0.053
 (L) Dean Hall                 T/D  6.74  -0.001(R) 6.719 -0.021
Hall is too quick on the tree and turned on the red light.

       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Bob Button                T/D  6.78  0.016     6.807  0.027
 (L) George Prather            T/D  6.70  0.021     6.693 -0.007
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 1,773 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Button with the starting line advantage and the win when Prather took too much stripe. Button picks up his third National event win, his first in top Dragster and his second win here in Sonoma.