Boyd, Roubicek split SoCal Top Comp doubleheader at The Strip

 

 

John Boyd and Joe Roubicek earned wins in the SoCal Top Comp Association¿s doubleheader, held at The Strip Saturday and Sunday during the NHRA Nitro Blast-off test session.

John Boyd¿s ¿Saturday¿ win actually happened on Sunday, as racing was suspended Saturday evening due to the lateness of the hour.  Boyd scored his win on Sunday morning while Roubicek won on Sunday evening.  Forty cars were entered in Saturday¿s show; 37 cars answered Sunday¿s call.  Best effort for a local driver was turned in by Gary Gilbert of Henderson.  Gilbert lost in the semi-final on Sunday to Robert Tievs.

 

Results, showing driver, hometown, car, reaction time, elapsed time (ET) and top speed:

 

SoCal Top Comp (Saturday)

Winner: John Boyd (Fontana, Calif.) 1998 dragster  .024  8.132 sec./164.43 mph.

Runner-up: Jack Beckman (North Hills, Calif.)  .021  8.059 sec./168.03 mph. 

 

SoCal Top Comp (Sunday)

Winner: Joe Roubicek (Westlake Village, Calif.) 2003 Worthy dragster  .007  7.152 sec./177.65 mph.

Runner-up: Robert Tievs (Fontana, Calif.) 2003 Yancer  .139  7.625 sec./173.25 mph.