The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway played host to another busy weekend of drag racing, including two Wicked HP Bracket Series races and a Short Line Express Markets/Chevron Jr. Dragster Series meet.

Sunday’s event was the final Wicked HP points race and also was the track’s annual National Dragster Challenge. Roger Kato (Super Pro), Neil Evans (Pro), Jon Irving (Sportsman), T.J. Crocker (Motorcycle) and Dakota Nitz (High School) won on Sunday and earned coveted NHRA “Wally” trophies. Kato also (unofficially, until points are audited) clinched the Wicked HP 2010 Super Pro championship.

Saturday Wicked HP Bracket Series winners included: Defending champion Gary Thompson (Super Pro), Ken Paulson (Pro), Jon Irving (Sportsman), Leo Shaver (Motorcycle) and Meaghan Henderson (High School).

Saturday morning Jr. Dragster winners: Brook Wakenhut (Thunder), Alexis Thompson (Lightning) and Josh Gagnon (Jr. Novice).

NEXT RACE: Sept. 17-19 PSCA Accufab Racing West Coast Shootout presented by RC Construction Services.

Results, indicating driver/rider, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time, top speed.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 – Wicked HP Series National Dragster Challenge
SUPER PRO
Winner: Roger Kato (N. Las Vegas) 2005 Cavalier  .020  10.051 sec./158.37 mph.
Runner-up: Glen Copley (Las Vegas) 1968 Camaro  .008  9.347 sec./143.16 mph.

PRO
Winner: Neil Evans (Las Vegas) 1973 Duster  .050  10.938 sec./97.77 mph.
Runner-up: Theodore Logan (Las Vegas) 2002 Chevrolet S-10  -031. (foul)  8.838 sec./161.57 mph.

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Jon Irving (Boulder City) 2002 Camaro  .047  13.544 sec./102.56 mph.
Runner-up: Dan Reaume (Kingman, Ariz.) 1979 Pinto  -.013 (foul)  12.506 sec./101.81 mph.

MOTORCYCLE
Winner: T.J. Crocker (Henderson) 2005 Hayabusa  .023  9.858 sec./134.51 mph.
Runner-up: Rick Newport (West Valley, Utah) 1995 GSXR  .036  8.460 sec./149.95 mph.

HIGH SCHOOL
Winner: Dakota Nitz (Las Vegas) 2001 Ford F-150  .001  18.048 sec./76.27 mph.
Runner-up: Meaghan Henderson (Boulder City) 2000 Dakota  .026  17.435 sec./75.82 mph.

Saturday, Sept. 11 – Wicked HP Bracket Series
SUPER PRO
Winner: Gary Thompson (Pahrump) 1986 Corvette  .030  11.191 sec./123.51 mph.
Runner-up: T.J. Fogarty (Henderson) 1977 Pinto  .123  10.773 sec./112.83 mph.

PRO
Winner: Ken Paulson (Las Vegas) 1963 Nova  .070  10.352 sec./118.52 mph.
Runner-up: Robin Harris (Las Vegas) 1966 Nova  .138  10.641 sec./126.33 mph.

SPORTSMAN
Winner: Jon Irving (Boulder City) 2002 Camaro  .075  13.492 sec./96.14 mph.
Runner-up: Sal Cachia (Las Vegas) 1955 Bel Air  .085  12.081 sec./107.85 mph.

MOTORCYCLE
Winner: Leo Shaver (Las Vegas) 1987 Ninja  .023  9.525 sec./136.91 mph.
Runner-up: Gary Oaks (Las Vegas) 1978 Kawasaki  .020  9.856 sec./127.85 mph.

HIGH SCHOOL
Winner: Meaghan Henderson (Boulder City) 2000 Dakota  .246  17.261 sec./17.261 sec./75.73 mph.
Runner-up: Lyndzi Powers (Boulder City) 2002 Silverado  .265  18.201 sec./65.70 mph.

Saturday, Sept. 11 – Short Line Express Markets/Chevron Jr. Dragsters (1/8-mile)
JR. DRAGSTER – THUNDER
Winner: Brooke Wakenhut (Las Vegas)  .078  8.933 sec./74.09 mph.
Runner-up: Cody Topol (Pahrump)  .096  9.104 sec./70.34 mph.

JR. DRAGSTER – LIGHTNING
Winner: Alexis Thompson (Las Vegas)  .101  7.977 sec./81.54 mph.
Runner-up: Taylor Vetter (Henderson)  .072  8.212 sec./81.49 mph.

JR. DRAGSTER – NOVICE
Winner: Josh Gagnon (Las Vegas)  .056  13.464 sec./46.35 mph.
Runner-up: Keoki Desa (Las Vegas)  .077  13.118 sec./48.77 mph.

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