Dudley wins 2004 NHRA King of the Track crown at The Strip;

Bryan King claims Super Pro finale on Pajama Party Night



Bill Dudley of Las Vegas is the new NHRA King of the Track at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The 61-year-old drag racing veteran defeated Ty Ishibashi of Las Vegas to claim that honor during The Strip¿s NHRA King of the Track Pajama Party, which began at 8 p.m. Saturday and concluded at 3 a.m. Sunday.

In Jerry¿s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series competition, Bryan King of Henderson defeated Carl Cannavo of N. Las Vegas to claim the final-round victory in the Super Pro division.  King, driving a 1988 Mustang, ran 125.41 mph/10.423 sec. to Cannavo¿s 166.99 mph/7.983 sec. effort.

Nick Ariotti of Boulder City claimed Pro honors by defeating Scott Machael of Las Vegas in the final round.

Kristin Kaminski of Henderson claimed her first-ever drag racing victory in the Street category when opponent John Irving of Boulder City fouled at the starting line.

Billy Fraker earned the Sport Compact trophy by defeating perennial favorite Bill Dudley in the final round.

Kahea Woods defeated fellow Las Vegan Leo Shaver for the Motorcycle title.

A total of $1,385 was raised for the Darrell Russell Memorial Fund during the Dash for Darrell competition.  Racers donated a $20 entry fee to compete for prizes donated by Jeg¿s, Marie Callender¿s, Lamb Motorsports, car customizer Tom Daniel, Jerry Mock Motorsports and Rick Rosen Photography.

            Jerry¿s Nugget Casino Reaction-Time Bonus Awards were won by Carl Cannavo (Super Pro), Sam Rendon (Street), Scott Machael (Pro), Leo Shaver (Motorcycle) and Sandra Darby (Sport Compact).  The prize is awarded to the driver/rider who posts the best reaction time on a winning run in the first round of competition.

            The next event at The Strip is the second annual Turbos By Garrett NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, July 16-17.


Results, including: driver/rider, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time (E.T.) and speed.



Winner:  Bill Dudley (Las Vegas) 1986 Nissan  .580  18.579 sec./72.22 mph.

Runner-up: Ty Ishibashi (Las Vegas) 1967 Camaro  .665  11.801 sec./99.15 mph.



Winner: Bryan King (Henderson) 1988 Mustang  .505  10.423 sec./125.41 mph.

Runner-up: Carl Cannavo (N. Las Vegas) dragster  .529  7.983 sec./166.99 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Carl Cannavo (N. Las Vegas).



Winner: Nick Ariotti (Boulder City) 1971 Duster  .589  12.185 sec./102.17 mph.

Runner-up: Scott Machael (Las Vegas) 1963 Dodge  .540  12.947 sec./101.41 mph.



Winner: Kristin Kaminski (Henderson) 1999 Dakota  .585  14.564 sec./92.39 mph.

Runner-up: John Irving (Boulder City) 2002 Camaro  .490 (foul)  13.632 sec./103.29 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Kristin Kaminski (Henderson).



Winner: Kahea Woods (Las Vegas) 1995 Suzuki  .438  8.792 sec./148.77 mph.

Runner-up: Leo Shaver (Las Vegas) 1987 Kawasaki  .381 (foul)  9.988 sec./130.76 mph.



Winner: Billy Fraker (Las Vegas) 1985 Toyota  .551  17.268 sec./77.75 mph.

Runner-up: Bill Dudley (Las Vegas) 1986 Nissan  .608  18.549 sec./73.48 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Billy Fraker (Las Vegas).