Justin Lamb of Henderson and Sean Conner of Boulder City were winners for the second year in a row in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Lamb, who won the LODRS Pacific Division season finale last year in the Super Stock category, won the Competition Eliminator title on Sunday by defeating Clint Neff of Arvada, Colo., in the final. Conner repeated his victory from a year ago in the Sportsman Motorcycle class by defeating John Cabral of Tracy, Calif., in the final.
For Lamb, it was his second victory at The Strip in a week. Lamb won the Competition Eliminator title at the 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals last weekend. In doing so, he became only the fourth driver in NHRA history to win a national event in six different classes. He also has national-event victories in Stock, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Top Comp.
Joey Severance of Woodburn, Ore., joined Lamb in earning titles at both the Toyota Nationals and the Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout. Severance defeated Mike Strasburg of Lehi, Utah, on Sunday and won the Top Alcohol Dragster title - the same title he won a week earlier in the national event.
Champions were crowned Sunday in 18 classes from a field of 853 entries, making the Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout the largest divisional drag race in the country. Also racing with the traditional classes were seven categories from the new NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Short Line Express
Market Gambler Shootout results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER: Joey Severance (Woodburn, Ore.) def. Mike Strasburg (Lehi, Utah).
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR: Ulf Leanders (Niksjofors, Sweden) def. Steve Harker (Gainesville, Ga.).
COMPETITION ELIMINATOR: Justin Lamb (Henderson) def. Clint Neff (Arvada, Colo.).
SUPER STOCK: Phil Unruh (McPherson, Kansas) def. Pete Peery (Bowie, Texas).
STOCK ELIMINATOR: John Gray (Suisun City, Calif.) def. Peter Biondo (Masperth, N.Y.).
SUPER COMP: Chandler Meziere (Chandler, Ariz.) def. Ed Shaughnessy (Coleraine, Minn.).
SUPER GAS: Aaron Kinard (Temecula, Calif.) def. Ryan Herem (Canyon Country, Calif.).
SUPER STREET: Wayde Samuel (Morrison, Colo.) def. Jeff Landholm (Oakland, Neb.).
TOP SPORTSMAN: Wayne Newman (Lancaster, Calif.) def. Shawn Herbst (Selah, Wash.).
TOP DRAGSTER: Dan Lafferty (Wendell, Idaho) def. Tom Koenen (Tucson, Ariz.).
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON: Sean Conner (Boulder City) def. John Cabral (Tracy, Calif.).
TOP FUEL HARLEY: Tommy Grimes (Pfafftown, N.C.) def. Damian Cownden (Victoria, British Columbia).
PRO FUEL HARLEY: Johnny Vickers (Millers Creek, N.C.) def. Bill Bentz (Prescott Valley, Ariz.).
DRAGGIN BAGGER HARLEY: Darrell Schwalbach (Omaha, Neb.) def. Larry Fore (Commerce City, Colo.).
STREET PRO HARLEY: Donnie Doubleday (Louisville, Colo.) was unopposed.
HOT STREET HARLEY: Augustine Herrera (Montebello, Calif.) def. Larry Fore (Commerce City, Colo.).
PRO GAS HARLEY: Clint Rabb (Lloyd Minister, Alberta) def. Dani Grimes (Calif.).
SCREAMIN' EAGLE PERFORMANCE HARLEY: John Cabral (Tracy, Calif.) def. Roberta Seaman (Emporia, Kansas).