Winners Crowned at Route 66 Raceway

Eliminations are complete at Route 66 Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, the third of six events in NHRA North Central division competition. Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., scored his second Top Alcohol Dragster title in the division and Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., grabbed the Top Alcohol Funny Car trophy.

Reichert, who qualified in the second spot, made his best pass of the weekend in the final, 5.358 seconds at 270.81 mph, to beat out No. 4 qualifier Lee Callaway. Callaway, Channelview, Texas, ran 5.500 seconds at 257.92 mph.

Defending division Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Snyder took the win over top qualifier, Jay Payne of Claremont, Calif. Snyder out ran Payne with a 5.792-second, 252.00 mph pass to Payne’s 5.826-second, 255.34 mph effort.

In Comp Eliminator, Bo Butner, Clarksville, Ind., beat out his teammate and reigning national champion, Jeff Taylor of Floyds Knobs, Ind. Charlie Bohannon, Valley Station, Ky., drove his ’67 Camaro to the Super Stock win, beating Dan Kyle, Lawrenceburg, Ind., and his ’87 Firebird. The Stock Eliminator crown went to Brian Livengood, Plainfield, Ind., as he wheeled his ’69 Camaro around Larry Hodge, LaPlace, Ill., and his ’75 Omega. In Super Comp, Brina Splingaire, Lemont, Ill., scored the win over Elwood, Ill., resident Bill Ellis. Super Gas racer Chris Tenuta, Kenosha, Wis., earned the win over Steven Bailey, Plainfield, Ill., and in Super Street, Matt Lauterbach, Springfield, Ill., grabbed the win over Roger Weaver of Indianapolis. Joining them in the winner’s circle was Top Sportsman winner Reed Hughes, Terre Haute, Ill., who beat out Brian Brown, Coal City, Ill.

NHRA North Central Division racers head to St. Louis for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Gateway International Raceway will host the series August 4-6.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway:

Round 1
8) Noah Condo, Monticello, Ind., 5.555, 261.12 def.
1) Todd Datweiler, Herscher, Ill., 11.271, 83.72

2) Bill Reichert, Owosso, Mich., 5.450, 270.21 def.
7) Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.677, 243.85

3) Ken Perry, Gormley, Ont., 5.517, 257.33 def.
6) Jeff Bohr, Plymouth, Mich., 13.063, 62.16

4) Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.568, 246.75 def.
5) Dave Heitzman, Grand Rapids, Ohio, 5.772, 249.16

Reichert, 5.397, 270.43 def. Perry, 5.567, 257.73
Callaway, 6.884, 137.40 def. Condo, foul;

Reichert, 5.358, 270.81 def. Callaway, 5.500, 257.92

Round 1
1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.703, 256.75 def.
8) Bruce Carlson, Prior Lake, Minn., '05 Corvette, 5.828, 246.30

2) Danny Townsend, Muncie, Ind., '05 Stratus, 5.752, 251.11 def.
7) Bobby Martin, Beaver Falls, Pa., '01 Avenger, 5.825, 248.71

3) Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., '02 Firebird, 5.814, 250.88 def.
10) Jeff Wilson, Winfield, Mo., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.821, 245.18

5) Vern Moats, Des Moines, Iowa, '03 Camaro, 6.021, 238.01 def.
4) Jeff Burnett, Brownsburg, Ind., '00 Avenger, foul

Snyder, 5.821, 252.05 def. Townsend, 5.840, 251.11
Payne, 5.717, 257.28 def. Moats, broke

Snyder, 5.792, 252.00 def. Payne, 5.826, 255.34

Bo Butner, Clarksville, Ind., '05 Cavilier, AA/SM, 7.885, 137.67 def.
Jeff Taylor, Floyds Knob, Ind., '05 Grand Am, E/SM, 9.660, 105.60

Charlie Bohannon, Valley Station, Ky., '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.956, 130.52 def.
Dan Kyle, Lawrenceburg, Ind., '87 Firebird, GT/DA, 9.891, 132.88

Brian Livengood, Plainfield, Ind., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.669, 119.11 def.
Larry Hodge, LaPlace, Ill., '75 Omega, L/SA, 12.138, 106.66

Brina Splingaire, Lemont, Ill., dragster, 8.903, 165.97 def.
Bill Ellis, Elwood, Ill., '92 Grand Prix, 8.911, 153.77

Chris Tenuta, Kenosha, Wis., '64 Corvette, 9.901, 149.30 def.
Steven Bailey, Plainfield, Ill., '79 Fairmont, 9.899, 139.01

Matt Lauterbach, Springfield, Ill., '86 Cutlass, 10.916, 127.91 def.
Roger Weaver, Indianapolis, '67 Mustang, 10.891, 131.55

Reed Hughes, Terre Haute, Ill., '90 Firebird, 7.285, 181.18 def.
Brian Brown, Coal City, Ill., '02 Camaro, 7.467, 182.33

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