"Pizza Man" Cannavo delivers Super Pro victory in Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series action at The Strip

                                                                                                       

            Carl "Pizza Man" Cannavo won the Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series Super Pro finale at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night.  Cannavo, who grew up in the shadow of Shea Stadium in Queens, N.Y., defeated Brian Miller of Las Vegas for the victory.

            Dan Reaume of Kingman, Ariz., won the final round of Pro competition over Robin Harris of Las Vegas.

            Las Vegan Ron Winters defeated Boulder City's John Irving for Street honors.

            Rick Newport of West Valley, Utah, claimed the Motorcycle title over Leo Shaver.

            Bill Dudley of Las Vegas defeated Billy Fraker for the win in the Sport Compact category.

            Jerry's Nugget Reaction Time Bonus Awards were won by Cannavo (Super Pro), Ty Ishibashi (Pro), Newport (Motorcycle, with a perfect reaction time of .000), Dudley (Sport Compact) and Kristin Ariotti (Street).  All final-round winners also received gift certificates to Uncle Angelo's Pizza Joint, located inside Jerry's Nugget Casino.

            On Saturday morning, The Strip presented the Meadow Gold NHRA Jr. Dragster Series Presented By Short Line Express Markets.  Vanessa Hodges of Las Vegas won the finale in the Thunder division over Frank Randell. Shyann Desa of Las Vegas won the Lightning final over Kayla Sewell.

 

Results, indicating: Driver/rider, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time (E.T.) and top speed.

SUPER PRO

Winner: Carl Cannavo N. Las Vegas) 1995 Yancer dragster  .003  8.045 sec./164.81 mph.

Runner-up: Brian Miller (Las Vegas) 1982 Camaro  .025  10.164 sec./132.05 mph.

 

PRO

Winner: Dan Reaume (Kingman, Ariz.) 1965 Ranchero  .008  10.782 sec./120.75 mph.

Runner-up: Robin Harris (Las Vegas) 1966 Nova  .023  10.746 sec./126.55 mph.

 

STREET

Winner: Ron Winters (Las Vegas) 1968 El Camino  .076  16.689 sec./82.27 mph.

Runner-up: John Irving (Boulder City) 2004 Corvette  -.070 (foul)  13.676 sec./102.49 mph.

 

MOTORCYCLE

Winner: Rick Newport (West Valley, Utah) 1995 Suzuki  .009  8.780 sec./153.65 mph.

Runner-up: Leo Shaver (Las Vegas) 1987 Ninja  -.002 (foul)  10.048 sec./130.63 mph.

 

SPORT COMPACT

Winner: Bill Dudley (Las Vegas) 1986 Nissan  .088  18.125 sec./74.79 mph.

Runner-up: Billy Fraker (Las Vegas) 1985 Supra  .016  14.267 sec./88.17 mph.

 

MEADOW GOLD JR. DRAGSTER SERIES - LIGHTNING

Winner: Shyann Desa (Las Vegas) 2004 Spritzer  .142  8.923 sec./73.04 mph.

Runner-up: Kayla Sewell (Henderson) 2001 Carney  -.028 (foul)  9.031 sec./72.97 mph.

 

MEADOW GOLD JR. DRAGSTER SERIES - THUNDER

Winner: Vanessa Hodges (Las Vegas) 1998 Van Ness  .218  12.643 sec./50.78 mph.

Runner-up: Frank Randell (Las Vegas) 1996 Carney  .327  12.679 sec./47.42 mph.

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