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Kansas natives win in Great Bend

Special to The Hays Daily News

GREAT BEND -- In the final results from NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains and SRCA Dragstrip, Kansas natives Steven Wilson, Emporia, Kan., and JR Lobner, Gardner, Kan., took home the wins in Super Street and Top Sportsman respectively.

Wilson, worked his way through the field and ran 11.052 seconds at 129.02 mph in his final round victory over Jordan Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., who clocked in at 11.122 seconds, 129.32 mph. This was a close race but Wilson took the win by 0.006 seconds, approximately 14 inches.

Lodner faced off against Craig Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., and posted a winning run of 7.368 seconds, 176.63 mph in his '05 S-10. Amerine drove to a 7.713 second, 176.07 mph lap for his runner up finish. Lodner with a nearly perfect reaction time of 0.002 helped secure his Top Sportsman win.

Shaun Vincent, who was also the number one qualifier, met up with Todd Patterson in the final for Comp Eliminator. Vincent posted a winning run of 8.552 seconds, 154.69 mph in his '02 S-10. Patterson with a pass of 8.102 seconds, 166.60 mph gave him the runner up finish.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., in Super Stock; Fred Snavely, Joblin, Mo., in Super Comp; Bill Dennis, Roswell, N.M. in Super Gas; Jason Medlin, Belton, Mo., in Top Dragster, and Brett Speer, Little Falls, Minn., in Stock Eliminator. Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., was the winner in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson.

In conjunction with this weekend's event at SRCA Dragstrip was the Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street Karl's Performance Super Shootout presented by Karl Chevrolet. Todd McCann, Centennial, Colo., with a pass of 9.046 seconds, 151.44 mph took the win over Chris Burrell, Claude, Texas, in Super Comp. Tom Carlson, Two Harbors, Minn., made a winning pass of 10.063 seconds, 143.83 mph, took the win over James Kunkle, Wichita, Kan., in Super Gas. In the Super Street category, Dan Eichem, Wamego, Kan., with a pass of 11.044, 137.39 mph defeated Steven Wilson, Emporia, Kan.

West Central Division racers head to Brainerd International Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, May 31 - June 1.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at SRCA Dragstrip:

COMP ELIMINATOR

Shaun Vincent, Omaha, Neb., '02 S-10, C/TA, 8.552, 154.69 def. Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan., '12 Cobalt, A/SMA, 8.102, 166.60.

SUPER STOCK

David Bogner, Kearney, Neb., '92 Dodge, SS/CS, 9.673, 138.60 def. Tim Nicholson, Concordia, Kan., '67 Chevy II, GT/I, 10.316, 125.18.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Brett Speer, Little Falls, Minn., '70 Nova, B/SA, 10.745, 118.04 def. Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, '72 Duster, F/SA, 11.377, 111.08.

SUPER COMP

Fred Snavely, Joplin, Mo., '05 Jim Ford, 9.071, 167.76 def. Rodney Frazier, Sand Spgs, Okla., '07 Mullis, 9.060, 167.97.

SUPER GAS

Bill Dennis, Roswell, N.M., '08 Davis, 10.065, 160.56 def. Tim Nicholson, Concordia, Kan., '67 Camaro, 10.082, 100.98.

SUPER STREET

Steven Wilson, Emporia, Kan., '67 Chevy II, 11.052, 129.02 def. Jordan Stallbaumer, Wakarusa, Kan., '75 Camaro, 11.122, 129.32.

TOP SPORTSMAN

JR Lobner, Gardner, Kan., '05 S-10, 7.368, 176.63 def. Craig Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., '10 Camaro, 7.713, 176.07.

TOP DRAGSTER

Jason Medlin, Belton, Mo., '05 Mullis, 7.376, 167.72 def. Larry Piper, Wamego, Kan., '07 Racecraft, 6.697, No Speed.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON

Jason Clampitt, Lino Lakes, Minn., '97 Buell, 10.354, 117.30 def. Patrick Roetto, Wichita, Kan., '09 Hayabusa, 9.317, 143.25.

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY KARL CHEVROLET

Todd McCann, Centennial, Colo., '06 Undercover, 9.046, 151.44 def. Chris Burrell, Claude, Texas, '11 TNT, 9.006, 158.84.

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY KARL CHEVROLET

Tom Carlson, Two Harbors, Minn., '03 Corvette, 10.063, 143.83 def. James Kunkel, Wichita, Kan., '68 Camaro, 10.040, 153.04.

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY KARL CHEVROLET

Dan Eichem, Wamego, Kan., '67 Cheverolet, 11.044, 137.39 def. Steven Wilson, Emporia, Kan., '67 Chevy II, foul.