NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Saturday from Red River Raceway


NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES - SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION

RED RIVER RACEWAY, GILLIAM, LA.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006


            GILLIAM, La. - Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Steve Torrence and
Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Brandon Lewis lead qualifying for this
weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Louisiana State
Championships at Red River Raceway. 

Torrence of Kilgore, Texas, jumped to the top of the field in the final
qualifying session running a 5.404 second lap at 259.46 mph after
loosing the No. 1 spot to Lee Callaway in the morning session. Callaway
clocked in at 5.407 seconds, 265.64 mph in the first session which was
enough to hold on to the No. 2 position. Both Torrence's elapsed time
(5.404 seconds) and Callaway's speed (265.64 mph) are track records in
the Top Alcohol Dragster class.

            Twenty-year old Lewis of Broken Arrow, Okla., ran 5.761
seconds at 249.39 mph to lead funny car. Lewis is followed by Ron
Morrison and Jackie Stidham both of Oklahoma. Morrison, of Oklahoma
City, is second running 5.800 seconds, 247.20 mph and Stidham of
Chickasha, Okla., is third at 5.842, 242.02 mph. 

            Comp Eliminator runner Joey Tanksley is on top with a run of
7.017 seconds with Michael Johnson second and Craig Bourgeois of
Metairie, La., landing in third.

            Kent La Porte of New Iberia, La., held on to the top spot in
Stock Eliminator with an 11.658 second pass in his '91 Chevy and is
followed by Jim Hale of Van Buren, Ark. Bossier City, La., racer Bobby
Brannon sits 18th in the 60-car field. Irvin Johns put his '02 Cavalier
in the No. 1 position in Super Stock and is followed by J. Adger Smith
of Texarkana, Ark., in second in his '86 Camaro.

            The Top Sportsman class is lead by a couple of Louisiana
racers with Keith Raftery of Lake Charles in the No. 1 spot running
6.687 seconds at 208.52 mph and Earl Folse of Raceland in second at
6.709, 207.46 mph. Glenn Barrilleaux took home the honors and the $2000
purse in the Didier Top Sportsman Shootout, a special race held Saturday
afternoon. Barrilleaux ran 7.082 seconds at 196.70 but it was over at
the starting line when Bob Fitzhenry left early with a red light handing
the win to Barrilleaux.

            Kevin Krott leads the Sportsman Motorcycle field with David
Latino in second going into tomorrow's eliminations. Michael Kile of
Westlake, La., ran 6.850 seconds at 195.36 to lead the Top Dragster
field with John Garner of Houston in second and Kile's son Michael G.
Kile in third.

Racing continues Sunday at 9 a.m.  Gates open at 8 a.m.  Tickets are
$20. The track is located at 13500 Scott-Slough Road, approximately 18
miles north of Shreveport, just off Highway 71. For more information,
call Red River Raceway, (318) 296-4500.

 

            The following are Saturday's final qualifying results and
Sunday's first-round pairings for TAD and TAFC at the NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series Louisiana State Championships at Red River Raceway:

 

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Steve Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, 5.404 seconds, 260.41 mph
2) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.407, 265.64
3) Spencer Massey, Ft. Worth, Texas, 5.452, 260.51
4) Steve Federlin, Oregon City, Ore., 5.460, 262.18
5) James Thompson Jr, Vernon, Texas, 5.516, 256.94
6) Brandon Pierce, Moore, Okla., 5.846, 222.07
7) David Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.857, 250.46
8) Karl Brounkowski, Magnolia, Texas, 5.870, 251.49
Not Qualified
9) Chris Holley, Freeport, Texas, 6.465, 236.26
10) Darryl Hitchman, Hanford, Calif., 6.511, 224.88

First round TAD pairings
1) Steve Torrence, Kilgore, Texas, 5.404 seconds, 260.41 mph vs. 8) Karl
Brounkowski, Magnolia,
Texas, 5.870, 251.49
2) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.407, 265.64 vs. 7) David
Brounkowski, Cypress, Texas, 5.857,
250.46
3) Spencer Massey, Ft. Worth, Texas, 5.452, 260.51 vs. 6) Brandon
Pierce, Moore, Okla., 5.846,
222.07
4) Steve Federlin, Oregon City, Ore., 5.460, 262.18 vs. 5) James
Thompson Jr, Vernon, Texas, 5.516,
256.94

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.761 seconds,
249.39 mph
2) Ron Morrison, Oklahoma City, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.800, 247.20
3) Jackie Stidham, Chickasa, Okla., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.842, 242.06
4) Jimmy Jones, Cleburne, Texas, '99 Camaro, 5.847, 246.35
5) Steve Harker, Brisbane, Australia, '99 Avenger, 5.896, 242.71
6) Nancy Matter, Austin, Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.940, 243.55
7) Burl Brown, Gainesville, Texas, '98 Avenger, 6.007, 239.74
8) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '06 Camaro, 6.109, 236.59
Not Qualified
9) Will Hanna, Richwood Village, Texas, '06 Monte Carlo, 7.684, 117.51

First round TAFC pairings
1) Brandon Lewis, Broken Arrow, Okla., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.761 seconds,
249.39 mph vs. 8) Steve
Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, '06 Camaro, 6.109, 236.59
2) Ron Morrison, Oklahoma City, '06 Monte Carlo, 5.800, 247.20 vs. 7)
Burl Brown,
Gainesville, Texas, '98 Avenger, 6.007, 239.74
3) Jackie Stidham, Chickasa, Okla., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.842, 242.06 vs.
6) Nancy Matter, Austin,
Texas, '02 Camaro, 5.940, 243.55
4) Jimmy Jones, Cleburne, Texas, '99 Camaro, 5.847, 246.35 vs. 5) Steve
Harker, Brisbane,
Australia, '99 Avenger, 5.896, 242.71

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Joey Tanksley, Greenwell Spring, La., dragster, C/D, 7.017 seconds,
-0.583 (under index)
2) Michael Johnson, Springdale, Ark., '03 Cavalier, F/SMA, 8.760, -0.580
3) Craig Bourgeois, Metarie, La., dragster, A/ND, 6.971, -0.569
4) Raymond Martin, Mt Belvieu, Texas, '32 Bantam, K/AA, 7.824, -0.556
5) Rodger Brogdon, Tomball, Texas, '04 Cavalier, C/SM, 8.374, -0.556
6) Brian Self, Hempstead, Texas, '04 Cavalier, E/SM, 8.690, -0.550
7) Sean Dodd, Double Oak, Texas, '06 Cobalt, B/AA, 7.157, -0.543
8) Scott Cashio, Ventress, La., '02 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.416, -0.514
9) Ernest Watson Sr, Humble, Texas, '05 Sunfire, H/SMA, 9.166, -0.504
10) Adam Hickey, Hammond, La., '33 Dodge, B/SR, 8.127, -0.473

SUPER STOCK
1) Irvin Johns, Charlestown, Ind., '02 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.597 seconds,
-1.203 (under index)
2) J. Adger Smith, Texarkana, Alaska, '86 Camaro, SS/CX, 10.205, -1.195
3) Korey Mawhee, Frisco, Texas, '95 Achieva, GT/DA, 9.729, -1.071
4) Jerry Emmons, Pasaena, Texas, '91 Cutlass, GT/EA, 9.924, -1.026
5) Ken Howell, Baytown, Texas, '82 Firebird, GT/D, 9.634, -1.016
6) Terry Pearson, Spanish Fort, Ala., '02 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.546, -1.004
7) Cliff Reigle, Ashland City, Tenn., '67 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.753, -0.997
8) Mike Crutchfield, Montgomery, Ala., '05 Sunfire, SS/BS, 9.055, -0.995
9) Elisha Boyd, Sumrall, Miss., '05 Sunfire, GT/DA, 9.809, -0.991
10) J.B. Clegg, Victoria, Texas, '74 Firebird, SS/JA, 10.407, -0.893

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Kent LaPorte, New Iberia, La., '91 Camaro, F/FIA, 11.658 seconds,
-1.292 (under index)
2) Jim Hale, Van Buren, Ark., '67 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.935, -1.215
3) Amy Faulk, Collierville, Tenn., '01 Firebird, C/FIA, 10.812, -1.188
4) Greg Turk, Pasadena, Texas, '80 Malibu, M/SA, 12.026, -1.124
5) Jerry Davis, Santa Fe, Texas, '71 Duster, E/SA, 10.939, -1.061
6) Dempsey Pendarvis, Douglas, La., '00 Firebird, A/FIA, 10.245, -1.055
7) Austin Ford, Spring, Texas, '67 Shelby, D/SA, 10.819, -1.031
8) Gerald Nivans, Memphis, Tenn., '91 Ranger, M/FIA, 15.937, -1.013
9) James Paul, Ft. Worth, Texas, '73 Duster, G/SA, 11.288, -1.012
10) Sharon Bogues, Bethany, La., '71 Nova, H/SA, 11.439, -1.011

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., '03 Grand Am, 6.687 seconds, 208.52
mph
2) Earl Folse, Raceland, La., '68 Camaro, 6.709, 207.46
3) J. Lee Didier, Fort Smith, Ark., '04 Cavalier, 6.715, 208.42
4) Allen Firestone, Velma, Okla., '01 S-10, 6.747, 207.75
5) Scott Randall, Carrollton, Texas, '02 Cavalier, 6.852, 204.66
6) Robert Davis, Boca Raton, Fla., '63 Corvette, 6.863, 205.10
7) Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas, '04 Grand Am, 6.940, 200.23
8) Rusty Head, Buda, Texas, '03 Grand Am, 7.008, 197.97
9) Bob Fitzhenry, Tomball, Texas, '02 Corvette, 7.022, 195.93
10) Glenn Barrilleaux, Oakwood, Texas, '04 Cavalier, 7.051, 197.33

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Michael Kile, Westlake, La., dragster, 6.850 seconds, 196.76 mph
2) John Garner, Houston, dragster, 6.926, 193.96
3) Michael G. Kile, Westlake, Texas, dragster, 6.949, 194.41
4) Andre Landry, Pierre Part, La., dragster, 6.958, 193.85
5) Rick Wickline, Granbury, Texas, dragster, 7.020, 193.02
6) Joe Holzer, Houston, dragster, 7.034, 193.79
7) Mark Hambelton, Sachse, Texas, dragster, 7.048, 189.58
8) Debbie Fitzhenry, Tomball, Texas, dragster, 7.064, 190.54
9) Kevin Ford, Amarillo, Texas, dragster, 7.094, 191.40
10) Loretta Eckert, Calhoun, La., dragster, 7.125, 190.78

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Kevin Krott, Waxahachie, Texas, '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.000 seconds
reaction time
2) David Latino, Donaldsville, La., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.000
3) Lee Paterson, Livingston, Texas, '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
4) Eddie Glaze, Houston, '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
5) Jerry Pomilla, Conroe, Texas, '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
6) Gerald Jordan, Kyle, Texas, '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004
7) Larry Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, '00 Koenig, SMC, 0.004
8) J.J. Hughes, The Colony, Texas, '00 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
9) Keith Altazin, Broussard, La., '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
10) Maurie Spratt, Texarkana, Texas, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.007


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