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ADRA Races into 2018 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Chandler, ARIZ. (January 7, 2018) – ADRA (Arizona Drag Racing Association) members kicked off the 2018 points racing series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday.  Being the first race of the 2018 season, the event drew in a good car count for the event.  Arizona Super Comp Association and American DRAGCAR were also sharing the track throughout the day.

After dialing in their rides elimination began.  With each round of racing, another competitor would move on while another was put on the trailer to head home and lick their wounds.  Eventually, each class of racing would end with just two racers remaining in the final round of eliminations.

Saturday’s race results are below followed by photos of the action on the track.

ADRA Super Pro

ADRA Race No. 1 for 2018 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports ParkADRA Super Pro class saw Surprise’s Scott Hess and his ’66 Nova up against Tucson’s Chuck Hawk Jr. and his ’00 Chevy S10 in the final round of eliminations.  Hawk got off the line first with a .021 light against Hess’ .031.  Trying to fend Hawk off Hess ran too fast, breaking out with a 8.729, 154.26 mph pass on a 8.73 dial.  Hawk Jr. ran a 8.216, 163.95 mph pass on a 8.21 dial.


Glendale’s Ross Walker and his ’66 Chevy II met San Tan Valley’s Dustin Passerby and his ’79 Chevy Malibu in the final round of Pro eliminations.  When the tree dropped, Walker red light by -.211, handing the win to Dustin.  Passerby left on a .065 light and went on to run a 11.613, 115.10 mph pass on a 11.61 dial for the win.


Motorcycle would see the Northwest Valley’s Tyler Anderson running the Southeast Valley’s Sean Phipps.  Phipps on an ’02 Hayabusa and Anderson on an ’04 Hayabusa.  Anderson broke, giving the win to Phipps.  Phipps ran a 10.181 at 135.28 mph on a 10.10 dial for the win.

Junior Sport

Cave Creek’s Chloe Lippen and Buckeye’s Dylan Smith made their way to the Jr. Dragster Finals.  Dylan got off the line first with a .047 light against Chloe’s .053.  In a double breakout, Chloe ran a 8.896 at 73.76 mph on a 9.85 dial.  Dylan ran a 8.082 at 78.63 mph on a 9.05 dial.

Arizona Super Comp Association

The final round of Arizona Super Comp saw Glendale’s Nick Alejandre and Mesa’s Mallory Rels meeting in the finals.  Both driving ’00 Neil & Parks dragsters.  Running on an 8.90 index, Alejandre got off the line first with a .012 lights against Nels .017.  Crossing the stripe, Nels broke out, running too fast with a 8.895 pass.  Alejandre took the win with a 8.941, 141.88 mph pass.

American DRAGCAR

Paul Lorton and Mike Zimmerman met in the final round of the American DRAGCAR series.  Zimmerman would take the win with a holeshot, leaving with a .010 light against Lorton’s .103.  Zimmerman ran a 11.406 at 114.17 mph on a 11.38 dial for the win.  Lorton almost ran his number with a 11.319, 106.80 mph pass, but his .103 light would do him in.

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track Saturday.

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