Lubbock Dragway
May 15, 2004
By: Alfonso Acevedo Jr.

The Young and Young-at-Heart Love the Races!

(Idalou, TX)
Racers and fans were on hand Saturday to see the young racers battle it out in the NHRA Jr. Dragster Challenge. As an added bonus, spectators were treated to seeing Craig Hughes (Portales, NM.) break the track record for a full-bodied car. Hughes 2001 Dodge Dakota blasted down the track to a 7.430 at 184 mph.

Super Pro brought out all the heavy hitters from the surrounding areas. Mike Lamberson (Amarillo,TX.) piloted his dragster to a win over Alan Bracey’s (Lubbock, TX.) `67 Camaro. Lamberson had .031 light and 8.08 (8.07). Joe Collier (New Deal, TX.) was the class semi.

Bobby Fira’s (Crosbyton, TX.) `69 Nova defeated `03 Track Champion, Jack Robnett (Lubbock, TX.), to advance to the finals in Sportsman. Fira’s quicker reaction helped him take the win from Gary Metcalf (Lubbock, TX.). Metcalf ran an 11.787 (11.78).

Modified winner Brad Gore (Levelland, TX.) took care of business at the tree with .001 in his `82 Camaro to beat previous winner David Warshauer (Lubbock, TX.). Gregg Davis (Olton, TX.) and Tony Guerrero (Crosbyton, TX.) were the class semis.

David Warshauer’s `71 Camaro pulled double duty and it paid off for the win in Street. In the semis, Ethan Villanueva’s (Ralls, TX.) `03 Mach 1 pushed Danny Knox’s (Plainview, TX.) `82 S10 to a bigger break out.

Gerald Brown’s (Lubbock, TX.) `00 Hayabasu three peats in Motorcycle Class with a 10.74 (10.70) at 114 mph.

Heath Kiser (Levelland, TX.) received top honors in the 8-11 bracket and Sara Leek (Odessa, TX) was the winner in the 12-16 class in the O’Reilly’s Jr. Challenge.

Kiser’s .042 and 12.70 (12.62) helped seal the win over Bradly Canady (Odessa, TX.). Keiri Ferguson was the lone semi finalist.

Sara Cortez (Plainview, TX.) and Kallie Ferguson (Hereford, TX.) both had respectable reaction times against their opponents in the semis. However, they ran too fast for their dials, which set up a clash of two different young ladies in the finals. Sonjia Cortez (Plainview, TX.) and Sara Leek both have an excellent feel for the tree, despite an outstanding .035 light and 9.44 (9.41), Sonjia was bested by Sara, who showed off her skills with a .006 and an 8.01 (7.97).

 

Super Pro             
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
4994 ALAN BRACEY LUBBOCK TX 65 CHEVELLE 502 0.014 10.450 10.459 127.2
473D JOE COLLIER NEW DEAL  TX 88 RED SMALL 0.020 9.290 9.359 141.39
4231 MIKE LAMBERSON AMARILLO TX 01 CHEV   0.014 8.050 8.072 164.29
  SINGLE              
FINALS                
4231 MIKE LAMBERSON AMARILLO TX 01 CHEV   0.031 8.070 8.082 156.93
4994 ALAN BRACEY LUBBOCK TX 65 CHEVELLE 502 0.025 10.440 10.487 128.6
                 
Sportsman              
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
7061 BOBBY FIRA CROSBYTON TX 69 NOVA 454 0.024 13.340 13.362 94.93
Q466 JACK ROBNETT LUBBOCK  TX 70 MUSTANG SPORTS 302 -0.054 11.210 11.240 118.46
JXX6 GARY METCALF LUBBOCK TX     0.009 11.800 11.782 112.4
  SINGLE              
FINALS                
7061 BOBBY FIRA CROSBYTON TX 69 NOVA 454 0.043 13.310 13.335 98.45
JXX6 GARY METCALF LUBBOCK TX     0.069 11.780 11.787 111.39
                 
Modified              
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
2651 DAVID WARSHAUER LUBBOCK TX 71CAMARO 350 0.059 13.370 13.456 94.26
2132 TONY GUERRERO CROSBYTON TX 91 CHEVY S10 350 0.239 14.000 14.011 95.91
2545 BRAD GORE LEVELLAND  TX 1982 CAMARO 305 0.026 11.620 11.603 114.73
Q451 GREGG DAVIS OLTON  TX 75 DUSTER 400 -0.062 12.270 12.231 110.24
FINALS                
2545 BRAD GORE LEVELLAND  TX 1982 CAMARO 305 0.001 11.600 11.662 104.57
2651 DAVID WARSHAUER LUBBOCK TX 71CAMARO 350 0.089 13.360 13.397 100.37
                 
Street              
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
1062 ETHAN VILLANUEVA RALLS  TX 2003 MACH 1   0.047 13.450 13.425 105.07
1254 DANNY KNOX PLAINVIEW 82 S10 350 0.069 14.150 14.109 90.91
2651 DAVID WARSHAUER LUBBOCK TX 71CAMARO 350 0.064 13.370 13.337 101.39
  SINGLE              
FINALS                
2651 DAVID WARSHAUER LUBBOCK TX 71CAMARO 350 0.057 13.330 13.373 100.88
1062 ETHAN VILLANUEVA RALLS  TX 2003 MACH 1   0.046 13.450 13.505 100.08
                 
Jr. Dragster 8-11 yrs             
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
JD7 BRADLY CANADY ODESSA TX     0.551 11.220 11.287 56.34
4478 KEIRI FERGUSON HEREFORD  TX 93 SPITZER   0.350 14.340 14.272 40.86
JD4 HEATH KISER LEVELLAND TX     -0.038 12.620 12.649 49.53
  SINGLE              
FINALS                
JD4 HEATH KISER LEVELLAND TX     0.042 12.620 12.700 49.27
JD7 BRADLY CANADY ODESSA TX     0.178 11.260 11.411 55.48
                 
Jr. Dragster 12-16 yrs             
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
4391 SARA LEEK ODESSA TX     0.077 7.980 7.992 80.24
4501 SARA CORTEZ PLAINVIEW TX     0.057 12.170 12.046 51.39
4002 SONJIA CORTEZ PLAINVIEW TX     0.056 9.430 9.424 67.45
4412 KALLIE FERGUSEON HEREFORD TX     0.088 8.100 8.059 78.91
FINALS                
4391 SARA LEEK ODESSA TX     0.006 7.970 8.011 77
4002 SONJIA CORTEZ PLAINVIEW TX     0.035 9.410 9.441 67.57
                 
Motorcycle              
Car # Racer Town Vehicle Engine Reaction Dial-In E.T. M.P.H.
7179 GERALD BROWN LUBBOCK  TX 2000 HAYABUSA   0.433 10.700 10.744 114.08
1253 BILLY STEPHENS LUBBOCK  TX 82 SUZUKI   0.151 9.400 11.508 72.03