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ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street Share the Track at Wild Horse Pass

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

Chandler, ARIZ. (September 11, 2016) – As Arizona’s weather begins to cool slightly, Arizona’s racing organizations are beginning to make their way back to the dragstrip at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  This past Saturday, four different drag racing groups shared the track, all competing for the win at the end of the night.

The ADRA (Arizona Drag Racing Association), American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street all shared the quarter-mile dragstrip, making timed runs prior to entering into elimination rounds that would not be complete until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Running under the American DRAGCAR flag, the Arizona Race Company Street Car Showdown featured some of the fastest door cars of the night.  Though the car counts may be smaller, with race classes by the name of WelterWeight, BantamWeight and Pro Outlaw, they speak for themselves.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

By the end of the night, the WelterWeight Class paired Josh Edwards and Arizona Race Company’s Doug Driggers on the line for the final pass down the track.  Driggers was the No. 1 qualifier.  Edwards, previously running the series in the Seabiscuit Racing Camaro, was determined to gain points running his Nova as he entered the race in the top three in points.  Edwards got off the line first with a .387 light against Driggers’ .591, but his 6.312, 109.22 mph pass wouldn’t hold off Driggers’ 5.846, 136.25 mph 1/8 mile run.  Drigger’s would take the win.

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Pro BantamWeight was won by default as Travis Wallace was the only entrant.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

Pro OutLaw was won by default as Don Bonahoom was the only entrant.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

Willie Wray and Dustin Passerby met at the tree for the final round of American DRAGCAR’s DragSport Eliminator class.  With almost identical reaction times, Wray left with a .093 light against Passerby’s .094.  Running on a 9.90 index, Wray ran a 9.985 at 131.52 mph.  Passerby would take the win with his 12.102, 109.24 mph pass on a 12.10 index.

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Marcos Ocampo won the Double Down DragOut Gambler.  Facing Henry Leyba in the AZ Differential Specialists’ Dodge Dart Swinger, Campos got off the line with a .088 light against Leyba’s .124.  Henry would run too fast with a 11.490 at 114.87 mph on a 11.57 dial.  Ocampo, dead on his number, ran a 10.456 at 127.07mph on a 10.45 dial for the win.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

In ADRA Super Pro, Tara Grova in her Lucas Oil Sponsored dragster would have met up with Michael Hancock and his ’68 Camaro in the finals.   Grova couldn’t make the call.  Hancock left with a .047 light and ran a 10.189 at 134.14 mph on a 10.18 dial.

ADRA Pro saw recently crowned Wild Horse Pass Team Summit Champion Seth Polvadore and Paul Sanders meeting at the starting line in the finals.  When the tree dropped, Polvadore left with a .029 light against Saunders’ .024.  In an extremely close race, Seth ran a 10.42 at 125.61 mph on a 10.40 dial.  Sanders would run his number with a 12.806 at 103.33 mph on a 12.80 dial to take the win.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

Arizona Super Comp finalists were Rich Lash and Don Toia racing their way into the finals.  Both running on an 8.90 index would leave the line with identical .021 reaction times.  Both Lash and Toia would also breakout, crossing the finish line too early.  Lash ran a 9.649 at 109.48 mph against Toia’s 9.114 at 146.45 mph.  Breaking out by less, Toia took the Arizona Super Comp win.

ADRA, American DRAGCAR, Arizona Super Comp and Arizona Super Street race at Wild Horse Pass in September

In Arizona Super Street, Matt Bong and his ’72 Comet would take on Nik Downing and his ’79 Arrow.  Both running on a 10.90 index, Downing got off the line first with a .065 light against Bong’s .070.  Bong’s 10.966, 122.27 mph pass would be enough for Downing’s 10.955, 123.36 mph pass.

Congratulations to all of Saturday’s winners.

Scroll down to take in some of the action on the dragstrip at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday night.

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