Kidd, Coulter overall Super Pro, Pro champions at

Las Vegas Bracket Nationals at The Strip at LVMS

 

Teams from Idaho and Las Vegas area dominate three-day meet

 

Mark Kidd of Twin Falls, Ida., and Bob Coulter of Las Vegas won overall points championships in the Super Pro and Pro classes during the three-day Las Vegas Bracket Nationals at The Strip at LVMS.

 

Kidd, driving a 2001 Undercover dragster, won the final round of Super Pro competition on Friday and Sunday night to walk off with $10,000.  Paul Eddins won Saturday night's Super Pro finale to claim the $5,000 first prize.

 

Coulter, driving his familiar white 1964 Ford Falcon in the Pro class, won on Saturday night.  Mark "Mr. Super Chevy" Meier, also of Las Vegas, won Sunday's Pro finale and Chris Jaggers of Middleton, Ida., claimed Friday's top honors.  Coulter also won Friday's Run-for-the-Money contest.

 

Levi Burlile of Eagle, Ida., won the Street finals on Friday and Sunday.  Michael Miller of  N. Las Vegas singled in Saturday's Street finale after opponent John Irving was disqualified due to unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

Best Engineered Awards went to Chris Jaggers (Pro) and Jack Hewitt (Super Pro).  Best Appearing Car Awards were earned by Steve Fabrizio (Pro) and Peter Costello (Super Pro).  The Long Distance Award was claimed by Roger Rogalla, who towed his 1968 Camaro from Charlottesville, Va., to compete in the weekend's action.

 

Justin Lamb, a 16-year-old drag racer from Henderson, entered all three classes each day, driving a total of four vehicles in competition.  Lamb's best finish was runner-up in the Street class on Friday night.

 

A total of 310 teams ¿ from 11 states and two Canadian provinces ¿ entered the high-stakes bracket event.  Rain delayed the start of Sunday's program but it was completed by 6 p.m.

 

Racers and race fans donated a car full of non-perishable food items to The Strip's Thanksgiving food drive.  Toys and a total of $751 in cash donations also were contributed for distribution to local causes.

 

The AutoZone Super Chevy Show will be held at The Strip Nov. 21-23.  The final event of the 2003 drag racing season at The Strip is Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem on Friday, Dec. 5.

 

SUPER PRO ¿ FRIDAY

Winner: Mark Kidd (Twin Falls, Ida.) '01 Undercover dragster  .514 RT  7.870 sec./165.25 mph.

Runner-up: Frank Kohutek (Mesquite, Texas) '01 Cameron dragster  .522 RT  7.579 sec./177.67 mph.

 

SUPER PRO ¿ SATURDAY

Winner: Paul Eddins (Rexburg, Ida.) '80 Toyota Pickup  .535 RT  8.952 sec./150.63 mph.

Runner-up: Carl Cannavo (N. Las Vegas) '95 Yancer dragster  .499 RT (foul)  13.028 sec./79.26 mph.

 

SUPER PRO ¿ SUNDAY

Winner: Mark Kidd (Twin Falls, Ida.) '01 Undercover dragster  .507 RT  7.869 sec./158.84 mph.

Runner-up: Jeff Strunk (Woodland Park, Colo.) dragster  .516 RT  8.674 sec./156.05 mph.

 

PRO ¿ FRIDAY

Winner: Chris Jaggers (Middleton, Ida.) '27 Ford  .516 RT  8.563 sec./152.18 mph.

Runner-up: Mark Faul (Tacoma, Wash.) '98 Grand Am  .546 RT  10.322 sec./127.69 mph.

 

PRO ¿ SATURDAY

Winner: Bob Coulter (Las Vegas) '64 Falcon  .522 RT  12.142 sec./110.54 mph.

Runner-up: Ken Frickey (Nampa, Ida.) '64 Nova  .426 RT (foul)  9.904 sec./134.66 mph.

 

PRO ¿ SUNDAY

Winner: Mark Meier (Las Vegas) '72 Vega  .503 RT  12.401 sec./103.06 mph.

Runner-up: Denny Valvo (Valencia, Calif.) '72 Chevelle  .562 RT  12.175 sec./106.99 mph.

 

STREET ¿ FRIDAY

Winner: Levi Burlile (Eagle, Ida.) '02 Dodge Dakota  .647 RT  17.011 sec./79.03 mph.

Runner-up: Justin Lamb (Henderson) '96 GMC Pickup  .623 RT  17.709 sec./73.88 mph.

 

STREET ¿ SATURDAY

Winner: Michael Miller (N. Las Vegas) '02 GMC  86.36 mph (single pass ¿ opponent disqualified).

 

STREET ¿ SUNDAY

Winner: Levi Burlile (Eagle, Ida.) '02 Dodge Dakota  .664 RT  16.903 sec./79.29 mph.

Runner-up: Douglas Jordan (Boise, Ida.) '03 Monte Carlo  .483 RT (foul) 17.471 sec./79.33 mph.

 

RUN-FOR-THE-MONEY WINNERS

Randy Holley (Friday, Super Pro), Bob Coulter (Friday, Pro), Brian King (Saturday, Super Pro), Tom Davis (Saturday, Pro), Jennifer Carey (Sunday, Pro).