The father-and-son team of Tony and Chaysse Trimp shared the winner's circle today at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Tony, of Wilton, Calif., ran in the Super Pro class for Sacramento Raceway. He posted a perfect reaction time (.000), then ran an 8.624 sec. on an 8.62 sec. dial-in (at 147.75 mph) for the win over Mike Proctor of Mesa, Ariz.

Tony’s son Chaysse drove his 1969 Opel through the Sportsman field and into a final round match-up with Jon Irving of Boulder City. Chaysse, who also is from and represented Sacramento Raceway, went 12.034 sec./115.16 mph to Irving’s red-light foul start. Both will join Ryan Smith and Aaron Pine in advancing to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship held during the Auto Club NHRA Finals next month in Pomona, Calif.

Smith of Chandler, Ariz., drove his 1963 Falcon to a double-breakout win over Jeff LaSalle of Santa Rosa, Calif. Smith clocked in at 10.070 sec./134.23 mph on his 10.08 dial-in.
Pine took the honors in the Motorcycle class on his 2009 Kawasaki against T.J. Crocker of Henderson. 

Both riders left early with red-light starts with Pine running it out to a 9.429 sec./148.49 mph lap.

The home team – Team Vegas – amassed 84 points to dominate the Team Championship, taking the trophy away from last year’s team champions, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif., who finished in second place with 70 points.  Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, Calif., was third.

More than 500 drivers and riders entered the event.

Daniel Henderson of Boulder City finished runner-up in the High School class during Saturday’s Race of Champions.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

Super Pro
Winner: Tony Trimp (Wilton, Calif.) 1999 dragster, 8.624 sec./147.75 mph.
Runner-up: Mike Proctor (Mesa, Ariz.), 2003 dragster, 8.992 sec./175.57 mph.

Pro
Winner: Ryan Smith (Chandler, Ariz.) 1963 Falcon wagon, 10.070 sec./134.23 mph.
Runner-up: Jeff LaSalle (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 1967 Dodge Coronet, 10.406 sec./127.13 mph.

Sportsman
Winner: Chaysse Trimp (Wilton, Calif.) 1969 Opel GT, 12.034 sec./115.16 mph.
Runner-up: Jon Irving (Boulder City) 2002 Camaro, (foul) 13.583 sec./92.16 mph.

Motorcycle
Winner: Aaron Pine (La Mirada, Calif.) 2009 Kawasaki, 9.429 sec./148.49 mph.
Runner-up: T.J. Crocker (Henderson) 2005 Suzuki, 9.811 sec./136.90 mph.

NHRA Div. 7 team championships:
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 84.
Infineon Raceway – 70.
Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway – 49.
Firebird International Raceway – 40.
Speedworld – 38.
Sacramento Raceway – 32.
Auto Club Famoso Raceway – 31.
Barona 1/8th-Mile Drags – 28.
Top Gun Raceway (Fallon, Nev.) – 28.
Toyota Dragstrip at Irwindale – 28.
Albuquerque Dragway – 14.
Samoa Drag Strip – 2.

Saturday’s Race of Champions
Super Pro: Steven Shearer (Exetez, Calif.), 2010 dragster, 7.828 sec./167.20 mph. defeated Kyle Seipel (Pleasanton, Calif.), 2009 dragster, 7.788 sec./170.15 mph.

Pro: Steven Parrish (Richmond, Calif.) 10.700 sec./117.57 mph defeated Mark Warmouth (Lodi, Calif.) 1978 Camaro, 10.400 sec./127.44 mph.

Sportsman: Ryan Mangus (Rialto, Calif.) 1971 Nova, 13.401 sec./102.40 mph defeated Maryo Mendez (San Jose, Calif.), 1969 Torino, 18.882 sec./72.58 mph.

Motorcycle: Jay Thompson (Phoenix) 1973 Kawasaki, 10.020 sec./129.94 mph defeated Denny Alves (El Cerrito, Calif.), 10.184 sec./128.68 mph.

High School: Katelyn Whynaught (Oceanside, Calif.), 13.113 sec./98.18 mph defeated Daniel Henderson (Boulder City) 17.164 sec./78.31 mph.

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