A pair of Batemans won the Top Alcohol finales at the Short Line Express Markets NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race Sunday evening at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Garrett Bateman of Cameron Park, Calif., defeated John Finke of Selkirk, N.Y., for Top Alcohol Dragster honors.  Roger Bateman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, defeated Clint Thompson of Klamath Falls, Ore., to claim the Top Alcohol Funny Car crown.

The Top Alcohol Dragster category's No. 1 Qualifier Duane Shields of Boulder City was defeated in the semi-final round when his engine expired t approximately the 1000-ft. mark.

Comp Eliminator: Craig Bourgeois of Metarie, La., defeated Jacklyn Gebbhardt of Jacksonville, Ill.

Super Stock: Larry Zavala of San Gabriel, Calif., defeated Abe Loewen of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Stock Eliminator: Jim Waldo of Richland, Wash., defeated Pete Biondo of Maspeth, N.Y.

Super Comp: Jim Cheney of Cambridge, Minn., defeated Mike Hiatt of Fallon, Nev.  Milt Gedo of Pahrump was the class' No. 1 Qualifier.

Super Gas: Ray Sawyer of Acton, Mass., defeated Kevin Kleineweber of Phoenix.

Super Street: Rodger Sauder of Sidney, Neb., defeated Carl Hagen of Napa, Calif.

Top Comp: Greg Lair defeated Steve Swenson of Valley Springs, S.D.

Super Eliminator: Dean Hall of Guerneville, Calif., defeated Jed Bourquin of Canyon Country, Calif.

Sportsman Motorcycle: Brian Johnson of Anoka, Minn., defeated Craig Treble of Hensley, Ark.

A total of 977 cars and motorcycles - from as far away as Maspeth, N.Y. - entered the four-day meet, which for the sixth consecutive year was the NHRA's largest Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season.  As a "farewell-for-now," Nick Heinrich, starter for The Strip at LVMS, started the Alcohol-class finals.  Heinrich is a member of the U.S. Air Force and will be deployed to Iraq later this week.

Saturday qualifying: Duane Shields of Boulder City saved the best for last as he qualified in first place during the final round of Top Alcohol Dragster qualifying this evening for the Short Line Express Markets NHRA Division 7 Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Shields' blistering pass of 5.349 sec./261.67 mph bumped A&E TV star Ashley Force, of Yorba Linda, Calif., from the eight-car field.  Shields' company, Short Line Express Markets, also is the sponsor of the event.  Force finished just one position out of a qualifying berth - ninth of 24 Top Alcohol Dragster entries.  Frank Dischbein of Las Vegas was 14th.

Steve Harker of Gainesville, Ga., ran 5.646 sec./254.18 mph to earn No. 1 Qualifier status in Top Alcohol Funny Car competition.  Paul Crifasi of Las Vegas was 21st of 26 cars.  The eight-car Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying field is the quickest ever for any NHRA divisional event, with a bump of 5.710 sec.

Shields will face Larry Miersch of Huntington Beach, Calif., in the first round of eliminations Sunday.

Sunday's eliminations will begin at 7:30 a.m.  A total of 974 cars are entered in the event.