The remaining portion of Pomona (Calif.) Raceway's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event concluded Thursday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Eight racers earned belated wins. 

Competitors finding the winner's circle Thursday included Gary Carter of Glendale, Ariz. (Comp), Jimmy DeFrank of Tarzana, Calif. (Super Stock), Gene Buell of Hesperia, Calif. (Stock), Jim Hughes of Cave Creek, Ariz. (Super Comp), Dean Hall of Guerneville, Calif. (Super Gas), Travis Theobald of Saint George, Utah (Super Street) and Denny Hills of Gilbert, Ariz. (Super Eliminator).  In NHRA Kerker Motorcycle Series competition, Scott Hewitt of Bakersfield, Calif., also took home a win, the first of his career.

Gary Kestler of Las Vegas finished runner-up in the Stock Eliminator finale. 

Originally scheduled for August 9-11 at Pomona Raceway, the only racing categories that finished on schedule that weekend were Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, won respectively by Lucas Oil Products, Inc., team members Morgan Lucas and Jason Rupert. 

Held in conjunction with Pomona's eliminations Thursday was a test and tune session for racers planning on competing this weekend at the Las Vegas Gambler Shootout presented by Short Line Express Market, the final divisional event of the year in NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition.  With this race being the last opportunity for racers across the country to earn points towards divisional championships, more than 800 racers are expected to be competing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this three-day event.

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Winner: Morgan Lucas (Riverside, Calif.) 5.633 sec./257.65 mph

Runner-up: Darren Nicholson (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 6.882 sec./139.81 mph 

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Winner: Jason Rupert (Yorba Linda, Calif.) '02 Camaro  7.487 sec./145.67 mph

Runner-up: Mert Littlefield (Garden Grove, Calif.) '99 Camaro 6.790 sec./148.24 mph

COMP ELIMINATOR
Winner: Gary Carter (Glendale, Ariz.) '02 E.T.  7.393 sec./172.19 mph

Runner-up: Michael De Palma Jr. (Glendale, Ariz.) '92 Lumina  7.636 sec./174.55 mph

SUPER STOCK
Jimmy De Frank (Tarzana, Calif.) '89 Camaro 10.801 sec./108.41 mph

Runner-up:  John Schiess (North Hills, Calif.) '91 Cutlass 11.765 sec./79.87 mph

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Winner: Gene Buell (Hesperia, Calif.) '70 Challenger 11.355 sec./114.76 mph

Runner-up: Gary Kestler (Las Vegas), '71 Challenger, 10.791, 120.90

SUPER COMP
Winner: Jim Hughes (Cave Creek, Ariz.) '01 Yancer 9.059 sec./158.76 mph

Runner-up: Tom Yancer (Chandler, Ariz.) '00 Yancer 9.020 sec./164.99 mph 

SUPER GAS
Winner: Dean Hall (Guerneville, Calif.) '97 Sarmento 10.075 sec./151.48 mph

Runner-up: Brian Seligmiller (Glendale, Ariz.) '55 Bel Air 10.059 sec./138.50 mph

SUPER STREET
Winner: Travis Theobald (St. George, Utah) '72 Vega 11.100 sec./124.03 mph

Runner-up: Stephanie Warn (Danville, Calif.) '98 Firebird 11.109 sec./134.70 mph

SUPER ELIMINATOR
Winner: Denny Hills (Gilbert, Ariz.) '95 Yancer 8.032 sec./177.23 mph

Runner-up: Darin Dolezal (Chandler, Ariz.) '90 Firebird 8.044 sec./169.34 mph 

NHRA KERKER MOTORCYCLE SERIES
Winner: Scott Hewitt (Bakersfield, Calif.) '93 Suzuki 12.605 sec./58.62

Runner-up: Eddy Palmer (Salinas, Calif.) '91 Suzuki 27.10 sec./109.91 mph