Phlegar wins Jerry¿s Nugget Super Pro finale at The Strip;

Evans, Winters, Woods, Fraker also share victory spotlight

 

John Phlegar of Las Vegas drove his 1972 Chevelle to another victory Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the eighth edition of the 2004 Jerry¿s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series.  Phlegar¿s Marie Callender¿s-sponsored Chevrolet defeated the Kruse & Raymond Beretta driven by Don Kruse of Las Vegas for the title.

Dennis Evans did his sponsor proud by winning the Pro category.  Evans¿ 1972 Dodge Challenger is sponsored by Jerry¿s Nugget Casino, which also sponsors the bracket-racing series at The Strip.  Ron Winters claimed the Street title and Kahea Woods won the Motorcycle finale with a perfect reaction time of .400.  Billy Fraker topped Jerry Chester for Sport Compact honors.

Jerry¿s Nugget Reaction Time Bonus Awards were won by: Steve Kachoian (Pro), Doug Schneider (Super Pro), Leo Shaver (Motorcycle), Jim Jones (Street) and A.J. DelRosario (Sport Compact).  The award is won by posting the best reaction time on a winning run during the first round of eliminations.

In Short Line Express Markets NHRA Jr. Dragster competition on Saturday morning, Ryen Lamb of Henderson won the Thunder division and Nicholas Verlingo of Alta Loma, Calif., won the Lightning class.

The Strip is dark until Sept. 4-5 for the PSCA Edelbrock Labor Day Nationals and NHRA Jr. Dragster Series Division 7 Finals.  For additional information, please visit The Strip at www.LVMS.com or call (702) 632-8213.

 

Results, including driver/rider, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time and top speed:

SUPER PRO

Winner: John Phlegar (Las Vegas) 1972 Chevelle  .506  10.999 sec./128.21 mph. 

Runner-up: Don Kruse (Las Vegas) 1995 Beretta  .531  10.085 sec./151.22 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Tony Santos (Las Vegas).

 

PRO

Winner: Dennis Evans (Las Vegas) 1972 Challenger  .551  10.702 sec./124.42 mph.

Runner-up: Nick Ariotti (Boulder City)  .547  12.085 sec./107.01 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Larry Maxwell (Overton, Nev.).

 

STREET

Winner: Ron Winters (Las Vegas) 1968 El Camino  .503  16.739 sec./82.12 mph.

Runner-up: Jim Jones (Henderson) 1969 Roadrunner  .483 (foul)  12.613 sec./107.32 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Ron Winters (Las Vegas).

 

MOTORCYCLE

Winner: Kahea Woods (Las Vegas) 1995 Suzuki  .400  8.864 sec./150.25 mph.

Runner-up: Shaver (Las Vegas) 1987 Kawasaki  .486  9.893 sec./130.48 mph.

 

SPORT COMPACT

Winner: Billy Fraker (Las Vegas) 1985 Supra  .644  16.983 sec./83.31 mph.

Runner-up: Jerry Chester (Las Vegas) 2004 Cavalier  .500  17.691 sec./75.30 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: A.J. Del Rosario (Las Vegas).

 

SHORT LINE EXPRESS MARKETS NHRA JR. DRAGSTER ¿ THUNDER (1/8-mile)

Winner: Ryen Lamb (Henderson)  .513  12.477 sec./50.84 mph.

Runner-up: Frank Randell (Las Vegas)  .623  11.700 sec./54.28 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Luke Winters (Las Vegas).

 

SHORT LINE EXPRESS MARKETS NHRA JR. DRAGSTER ¿ LIGHTNING (1/8-mile)

Winner: Nicholas Verlingo (Alta Loma, Calif.)  .579  7.935 sec./74.09 mph.

Runner-up: Ty Sanders (Las Vegas) .590  7.931 sec./77.16 mph.

No. 1 Qualifier: Bob Jackson (Cedar City, Utah).