Chevy Impala SS/Tim Wilkerson Post-Race/NHRA Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2008 - With two No. 1 qualifying awards and a semifinal round appearance at Gainesville (Fla.), Tim Wilkerson has been pounding loudly on the winner's circle door this season in the Funny Car category. Today the Levi Ray & Shoup Chevy Impala SS driver knocked it completely down and captured his first victory in nearly five years by defeating Ashley Force in the final round. It was Chevrolet's third Funny Car victory this season in only five attempts.
"We've had a good car all year," Wilkerson said. "We've had some mechanical failures and I made some mistakes tuning the car at Houston when we put a hole out in the second round there against Del (Worsham), but he just had his stuff together and whooped me. But this is kind of cool for the single-car teams, don't you think? We have Tony Pedregon winning one, and me and Del, and I think that's really cool. The NHRA has done a really good job leveling the field, and the Chevy Impala, that body is really helping us out. That thing is the cat's meow when it comes to these bad tracks."
Pontiac GXP/Greg Stanfield/ProStock/Las Vegas Pre-Race
LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2008 - Greg Stanfield was looking to capture his first
career Pro Stock victory at the 9th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals,
but his Attitude Apparel Pontiac GXP came up a fraction of a second short
at the finish line. Stanfield qualified in the No. 8 spot and defeated Greg
Anderson in round one, pole-setter Kenny Koretsky in round two and Jim
Yates in the semifinals before facing Line in the title round.
The 42-year-old resident of Bossier City, La., was making his 5th career
final-round appearance in the Pro Stock category and his first since the
2007 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. Stanfield's sterling effort
this weekend was his best yet this season and moves him up one spot in the
POWERade points standings from 10th place to ninth.
"It was an excellent weekend for us," Stanfield said. "The track was tricky
and that was the bottom line for us. Jason is a good racer and that's a
strong team. We got one of the Summit cars in the first round and came up a
little short in the finals -- I missed the tree in that last round. Right
now it's been tough for me to win one but we're not giving up. We're going
to get one of these.
"We were clicking today -- everything felt really good. The competition is
brutal out here and I'm just glad to be a part of it. There was no
guarantee we were going to get by anybody today, but we made four solid
runs, runs we can go back, look at and learn a lot from, and that in itself
is very satisfying. We'll go to Bristol and test and work on raceday stuff.
That's where the track changes so much that we don't have as good a handle
on it as we would like, but I like the way the car is running right now. We
were lacking a little bit, but this weekend was a big step in the right
GMC/Cory McClenathan/Top Fuel/FRAM/Post-Race/Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2008 - Cory McClenathan defeated Antron Brown in the
final round of Top Fuel at the SummitRacing.com Nationals. McClenathan
carried the GMC colors to the winner's circle for his first national-event
victory since October 2006, and his first ever at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
McClenathan qualified the FRAM/GMC dragster in the No. 5 position and
defeated J.R. Todd in round one with a 4.6309 e.t. at 324.05 mph, Morgan
Lucas in round two with a 4.815 e.t. at 305.91 mph, and Brandon Bernstein
in the semifinals with a 4.760 second run at 315.12 mph. In the
championship heat against Antron Brown, McClenathan's dragster crossed the
finish line with a 4.654 e.t. at 315.86 mph to Brown's 4.703-second run at
315.93 mph. McClenathan's margin of victory was .041 of a second.
It was McClenathan's 30th career win, his 52nd career final round
appearance and his second final-round appearance this season moving the
45-year-old resident of Indianapolis into fourth place in the POWERade
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Pontiac GXP/Jason Line Post-Race/Las Vegas NHRA April 13
LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2008 - Jason Line captured his first national-event
victory of the season by defeating Greg Stanfield in a close all-Pontiac
GXP final round. The 38-year-old Minnesota native and current resident of
Troutman, N.C., entered raceday with his Summit Racing Pontiac qualified in
the No. 2 position. Line defeated Johnny Gray in round one running 6.772
seconds at 203.74 mph, Jeg Coughlin in round two with a 6.789 e.t. at
203.83 mph, and in the closest race of the day, Kurt Johnson in the
semifinals with a 6.793 second run at 203.58 mph.
In the finals against Stanfield, both Pontiacs were close to even off the
starting line with Stanfield's GXP grabbing a slight advantage, but by the
330-foot marker, Line's Pontiac edged ahead and crossed the finish line
with a winning 6.782 e.t. at 203.83 mph. Stanfield followed with a
6.816-second run at 203.16 mph. Line's margin of victory was .03 of a
"This is the best car I've had in a year and a half," Line said. "This is
really exciting and a big deal for us, and today we managed to get it done.
The engine didn't perform as well today as we would have liked, but the car
made up for it and the chassis department saved us. Especially when we had
to race Kurt (Johnson) in that right lane. Everybody struggled to get down
it (the right lane) but that 6.79, I have to admit, was a pretty impressive
run by anybody's standards."
Team Chevy/Tim Wilkerson/NHRA Funny Car/Memphis Post Race
MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 28, 2008 - For the second time this season Tim
Wilkerson in the Levi, Ray & Shoup Chevy Impala SS was a John Force Racing
"killer," defeating three Force Racing Fords en route to a Funny Car
victory at the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals at Memphis
Motorsports Park. Today, Wilkerson defeated the Dodge of Melanie Troxel in
Round 1 before facing a trio of Force Racing Fords. He defeated John Force
in Round 2, Robert Hight in the semifinals before defeating Ashley Force in
the final round for his class-leading sixth win of the season, including
back-to-back wins here at Memphis and at Dallas last week. In the finals
Wilkerson had an elapsed time of 4.166 seconds at 298.47 mph to edge
Force's 4.183 e.t. at 294.18 mph.
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