Valandingham wins NHRA Jr. Dragster King-of-the-Track title;

Hodges, Miller win Meadow Gold Jr. Dragster Series at The Strip

 

Ryan Valandingham is the 2005 NHRA Jr. Dragster King of the Track at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The young racer from Kingman, Ariz., scored the prestigious victory on Saturday, June 11, during The Strip's Night of Destruction show.  Valandingham defeated Jake Miller of Golden Valley, Ariz., for the 1/8-mile title.  To face each other in the final round, Valandingham had to defeat Ryen Lamb of Boulder City and Miller trailered Vanessa Hodges of Las Vegas.

On Saturday morning, Miller defeated Valandingham for Lightning division honors during the track's regular Meadow Gold NHRA Jr. Dragster Series Presented By Short Line Express Markets competition.  Vanessa Hodges of Las Vegas outran John "Bubby" Klutz for the Thunder division trophy.

 

Results, indicating driver, hometown, reaction time, elapsed time (E.T.) and top speed (1/8 mile):

 

NHRA JR. DRAGSTER KING OF THE TRACK

Winner: Ryan Valandingham (Kingman, Ariz.) .099  8.174 sec./78.59 mph.

Runner-up: Jake Miller (Golden Valley, Ariz.) .244  9.307 sec./69.25 mph.

 

MEADOW Gold NHRA Jr. Dragster Series Presented By Short Line Express Markets - THUNDER DIVISION

Winner: Vanessa Hodges (Las Vegas) .068  12.766 sec./49.67 mph.

Runner-up: John "Bubby" Klutz (Las Vegas) .152  13.909 sec./43.98 mph.

 

MEADOW Gold NHRA Jr. Dragster Series Presented By Short Line Express Markets - LIGHTNING DIVISION

Winner: Jake Miller (Golden Valley, Ariz.) .076  9.105 sec./72.28 mph.

Runner-up: Ryan Valandingham (Kingman, Ariz.)  n/a

 

MEADOW GOLD NHRA JR. DRAGSTER SERIES PRESENTED BY SHORT LINE EXPRESS MARKETS - THUNDER DIVISION -- after 8 events

1. Frankie Randell -- 315

2. Luke Aaron Winters - 280

3. Kayla Glenn - 216

4. John Randell - 190

5. Jordan Arnold - 180

6. Chance Maudlin - 178

7. Lacey Powers - 162

8. Christopher Payne - 132

9. Mackenzie Phillips - 129

10. Blayke McKie - 126

11. Burgundy Weathersbee - 74

12. Sara Price - 32

13. Rileigh Ricken -- 26

14. Teri Jackson -- 16

 

MEADOW GOLD NHRA JR. DRAGSTER SERIES PRESENTED BY SHORT LINE EXPRESS MARKETS -- LIGHTNING DIVISION -- after 8 events

1. Jett Dwyer - 360

2. Ryan Valandingham - 330

3. Ian Perri -- 282

4. Colton Valandingham -- 275

5. Kayla Sewell - 245

6. Jessica Arnold - 218

7. Jonathan Maynard - 212

8. Shyann Desa - 201

9. Ryen Lamb - 182

10. Vincente Generalao Jr. - 178

11. Kyle Glenn - 168

      Taylor Vetter - 168

13. Justin Ebel - 152

14. Steven Kenzevich - 146

15. Macy Bailey - 122

      Meaghan Henderson - 122

17. Ty Sanders - 120

18. Jeffrey Briana - 84

19. Amanda Phillips - 78

20. Courtney Martin - 74

21. Chad Webber - 58

22. Lyndzi Powers - 48

23. Teri Jackson - 42

24. Zach Cummings - 32

25. Garrett Ferguson -- 26

26. Rachael Laws - 16

 

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