Regional/Divisional at Las Vegas

Regional/Divisional at Las Vegas


Shane Westerfield

In the final results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance and Shane Westerfield took home the wins on March 23rd in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Severance, Woodburn, Ore., worked his way through the field and ran 5.315 seconds at 269.24 mph in his final round victory over Mark Taliaferro, Odessa, Texas, who clocked in at 5.408 seconds, 271.02 mph.

Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., faced off against Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., and posted a winning run of 5.648 seconds, 257.33 mph in his '06 Monte Carlo. Gordon drove his '12 Mustang to a runner up finish.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Tony Mandella, Riverside, Calif., in Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., in Super Stock; Peter Biondo, Maspeth, N.Y., in Stock Eliminator; Raquel Roper, San Diego, Calif., in Super Comp; Robert Naber, Ontario, Calif., in Super Gas; and Bernie Polvadore, Sun City, Ariz., in Super Street.

In the division’s Top Sportsman class it was Dean Hall, Guerneville, Calif., taking the win while Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., won in Top Dragster. In Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson Leo Shaver, Las Vegas, Nev., took the win.