National Dragster Challenge Champions Crowned at HPT

By: From: Heartland Park
By: From: Heartland Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 15, 2007) –The National Dragster Challenge Champions were crowned in Super Pro, Pro E.T., Sportsman and Trophy classes Saturday evening at Heartland Park Topeka.

With a reaction time of .008, Chris Damico of Kansas City, MO defeated Mark Grame of Overland Park, KS in the Super Pro class. Damico had an elapsed time of 9.616 seconds on a dial -in of 9.59 going 138.06 MPH.

Ryan Montford, Wichita,KS, took home the championship in th Pro E.T. class defeating Mark Hogg of Greeley, KS. Montford ran a 9.547 second elapsed time on a 9.53 dial-in for 131.64 MPH.

In the Sportsman class, Michael Failer of Emett, KS defeated Bob Lash of St. George, KS to take home the prized “Wally.” Failer ran a 13.721 second E.T. on a 13.67 dial-in.

Lee Lockhart, out of Topeka was crowned champion in the Trophy class. Lockhart defeated Darrell Wilson of Meriden, KS with an E.T. of 12.110 seconds and a dial-in of 12.04 going 109.04 MPH.

National Dragster Challenge Results
Super Pro

Chris Damico (Kansas City,MO), .008 reaction time, 9.616 seconds (9.59 dial-in), 138.06 MPH def.
Mark Grame (Overland Park, KS), .001 reaction time, 7.141 seconds (7.15 dial-in), 188.60 MPH

Pro E.T.

Ryan Montford (Wichita, KS), .014 reaction time, 9.547 seconds (9.53 dial-in), 131.64 MPH def.
Mark Hogg (Greeley, KS), .062 reaction time, 10.386 seconds (10.37 dial-in), 123.33 MPH


Michael Failer (Emmett, KS), .057 reaction time, 13.721 seconds (13.67 dial-in), 102.14 MPH def.
Bob Lash (St. George,KS), .103 reaction time, 12.718 seconds (12.70 dial-in), 110.32 MPH


Lee Lockhart (Topeka, KS), .349 reaction time, 12.110 seconds (12.04 dial-in), 109.04 MPH def.
Darrell Wilson (Meriden, KS), 291 reaction time, 15.156 (15.30 dial-in), 87.06 MPH

E.T. drag racers will be back on the dragstrip Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 for the Mega Bucks Race. Racers can also take advantage of the Street Wars/Test and Tune event Friday, July 20th.

Heartland Park Topeka, a multi-purpose racing facility located in Topeka, Kan., annually hosts NHRA POWERade drag racing, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and many other pro and amateur drag racing, road racing, and dirt racings events throughout the race season.

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