Thornton goes 211, wins PSCA Pro Street finale;

Local racers Reaume, Reff, Dowd, LeClair, McDaniel win weekend finals


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LAS VEGAS ¿ Ed Thornton of Chino Hills, Calif., drove the Hillbilly Racing '69 Camaro to a top speed of 210.73 mph to win Sunday's PSCA Pro Street finale at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Thornton also set PSCA Top Speed and Low E.T. marks of 211.36 mph and 6.809 sec. during qualifying.


The fastest pass of the weekend belonged to Kip Dupuis of Los Gatos, Calif.  Dupuis' '57 Buick Pro Modified ran 224.92 mph to claim West Coast Pro Mod Association Top Speed honors.


Kingman, Ariz., racer Dan Reaume, who competes regularly at The Strip in the Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series, defeated Damian Kozul of San Mateo, Calif., in the Open Comp finale.


On Saturday, John Dowd scored the first points-paying win of the 2003 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series by defeating fellow Las Vegan Antonio Hite for Outlaw Eliminator (formerly known as Super Quick) honors.


On Sunday, Mike Reff of Las Vegas singled to claim the Outlaw Eliminator victory after opponent Carl Cannavo of North Las Vegas was unable to make the call.


Corey LeClair of North Las Vegas won the PSCA Bracket 1 class and Ken McDaniel of Las Vegas won the PSCA Hughes Performance Trophy class.


Clarence Thomas of Las Vegas earned No. 1 Qualifier status on Saturday and Sunday to claim both Jerry's Nugget Casino No. 1 Qualifier Awards for the LVMS Outlaw Eliminator class.


Damian Kozul of San Mateo won Saturday night's burnout contest ($250).


The Strip will host Mopars at The Strip (an all-Chrysler racing and car show track rental) March 28-30 before the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series comes to town April 3-6 for the NHRA Nationals.  Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem No. 2 will take place Friday, March 28, from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.


LVMS Outlaw Eliminator (Saturday)

Winner: John Dowd (Las Vegas) '71 Corvette  10.096 sec./141.61 mph.

Runner-up: Antonio Hite (Las Vegas) '66 Nova  9.309 sec./144.30 mph.


 LVMS Outlaw Eliminator (Sunday)

Winner: Mike Reff (Las Vegas) Spitzer dragster  (singled).

Runner-up: Carl Cannavo (North Las Vegas) '95 Yancer dragster  (unable to run).


PSCA Pro Street

Winner: Ed Thornton (Chino Hills, Calif.) '69 Camaro 6.825 sec./210.73 mph (singled).

Runner-up: Josh Barnes (Bismark, N.D.) '69 Camaro.

No. 1 Qualifier and Top Speed: Ed Thornton (Chino Hills, Calif.) 6.809 sec./211.36 mph.


West Coast Pro Modified Association

Winner: Glen Kerunsky (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) 6.415 sec./222.55 mph.

Runner-up: Kip Dupuis (Los Gatos, Calif.) '57 Buick  7.170 sec./154.35 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Glen Kerunsky ¿ 6.415 sec.

Top Speed: Kip Dupuis ¿ 224.92 mph.


PSCA Open Comp

Winner: Dan Reaume (Kingman, Ariz.) '64 Falcon Ranchero  11.056 sec./123.36 mph.

Runner-up: Damian Kozul (San Mateo, Calif.) '64 Malibu  12.246 sec./112.17 mph.


PSCA Real Street

Winner: Giuseppe Gentile (N. Hollywood, Calif.) Ford  8.058 sec./175.14 mph.

Runner-up: Matt Schmidt (Perris, Calif.) '66 Nova  8.557 sec./136.73 mph.


PSCA True Street

Winner: George Raygoza (Orland, Calif.) '68 Chevrolet  8.821 sec./156.41 mph.

Runner-up: Leonard Acosta (Whittier, Calif.) '83 Ford  9.469 sec./116.12 mph.


PSCA X-Treeme Street

Winner: Dave Bowmen ¿ '63 Nova  8.225 sec./169.06 mph.

Runner-up: John Wilson (Santa Cruz, Calif.) '65 Chevrolet  10.852 sec./90.46 mph.


PSCA Outlaw 10.5

Winner: Greg Orr (Pueblo, Colo.) '88 Chevrolet  7.700 sec./186.10 mph.

Runner-up: Doug Sikora (Barstow, Calif.) '02 Mustang  7.785 sec./177.09 mph.


PSCA Heavy Street

Winner: Joe Barrt (Colo. Springs, Colo.) 8.183 sec./170.67 mph.

Runner-up: Roger Rydell (Lancaster, Calif.) '67 Chevelle  13.288 sec./73.14 mph.


PSCA Wild Street

Winner: Casey Vantol (Orland, Calif.) '68 Camaro  9.613 sec./147.91 mph.

Runner-up: Dave Eggerling (Berthoud, Colo.) '70 Camaro  10.653 sec./148.54 mph.


PSCA Bracket 1

Winner: Corey LeClair (North Las Vegas) '92 Swindel dragster  9.048 sec./151.95 mph.

Runner-up: Jason Dawson (Las Vegas) '91 Spitzer dragster  8.576 sec./152.93 mph.


PSCA Hughes Performance Trophy

Winner: Ken McDaniel (Las Vegas) '65 Pontiac  11.141 sec./117.21 mph.

Runner-up: Ken paulson (Henderson) '72 Camaro  11.216 sec./120.42 mph.


PSCA Top Eliminator

Winner: Keoki De Sa (Oceanside, Calif.) '00 Spitzer dragster (singled) 6.932 sec./191.54 mph.


PSCA Limited Street

Winner: Mike Saiki (Long Beach, Calif.) '66 Chevrolet  10.588 sec./97.79 mph.

Runner-up: John Esy (Phoenix) '90 Mustang.


PSCA Edelbrock

Winner: Craig Gustafson (Encinitas, Calif.) '56 Chevrolet 210  9.192 sec./151.77 mph.

Runner-up: Anthony Valentio ¿ '70 Nova.