Photo Extra: NHRA’s South Central Division Heats Up Tulsa

Photographer Patrick “Red” Williams showcases his captures from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 4 event at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma, highlighted by 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars.

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In the final results from Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., and Brian Brown, Gainesville, Texas, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Sisters, Megan and Rachel Meyer ran a close race in the final round in Top Alcohol Dragster. Megan worked her way through the field and ran 5.297 seconds at 282.84 mph in her final round victory over Rachel, Spring Hill, Kan., who clocked in at 5.284 seconds, 276.58 mph.

Brown faced off against Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, and posted a winning run of 6.273 seconds, 198.61 mph in his ’04 Firebird. The win is Brown’s first in four final rounds. Williams was quick off the line but broke, ending his hopes of a win.

Dale Hulquist, Crosby, Texas, and Slate Cummings, Hammons, La., had a close race in the Stock Eliminator class. Both drivers were quick off the line but Hulquist took the win with a run of 11.102 seconds, 118.43 mph. Cummings was close behind with a run of 10.576 seconds, 119.05 mph.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Clint Neff, Avado, Colo., in Comp Eliminator; Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, in Super Stock; Don Nichols, Lincoln Neb., in Super Comp; Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, in Super Gas; and Cy Hill, Lubbock, Texas, in Super Street. In the division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman class, it was Jim White, Haysville, Kan., taking the win while Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., won in the division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Dragster class and Eddie Glaze, Missouri City, Texas, won in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Round 1
5) Gary Cooper, Wichita, Kan., 5.475, 258.96 def. 4) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.412, 269.19
2) Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.369, 274.55 def. 7) Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., 5.591, 255.82
1) Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., 5.335, 281.30 def. 8) Terry Schmidt, Tuttle, Okla., 5.619, 255.48
3) Spencer Massey, Fort Worth, Texas, 5.464, 265.64 def. 6) Shane Conway, Spring, Texas, 14.673, 77.72

Semifinals
R. Meyer, 5.341, 274.66 def. Massey, 17.893, 69.92
M. Meyer, 5.292, 282.19 def. Cooper, 5.546, 258.22

Final
M. Meyer, 5.297, 282.84 def. R. Meyer, 5.284, 276.58.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Round 1
3) Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, ’04 Firebird, 5.676, 255.10 def. 4) Steve Burck, Corpus Christi, Texas, ’17 Camaro, 10.781, 81.37
5) Bryan Brown, Gainesville, Texas, ’16 Camaro, 6.206, 210.28 def. 2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., ’16 Camaro, 8.840, 72.70
1) Jeff Jones, Weatherford, Texas, ’17 Camaro, 5.642, 253.90 was unopposed

Semifinals
Brown, 5.651, 260.81 was unopposed
Williams, 5.643, 256.31 def. Jones, 5.701, 248.

Final
48Brown, 6.273, 198.61 def. Williams, broke.

COMP ELIMINATOR
Clint Neff, Arvada, Colo., ’11 Neil & Parks, K/AA, 9.259, 97.17 def. Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, ’09 GXP, BB/A, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Norman Marsden, Santo, Texas, ’66 Chevy II, SS/KA, 10.534, 117.16 def. Mike Cotten, Cave Creek, Ariz., ’70 Plymouth, SS/IA, 9.974, 131.02.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Dale Hulquist, Crosby, Texas, ’67 Chev, D/SA, 11.102, 118.43 def. Slate Cummings, Hammond, La.,
’00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.576, 119.05.

SUPER COMP
Don Nichols, Lincoln, Neb., ’07 Don Davis, 8.934, 161.65 def. Austin McClure, Topeka, Kan., ’15 Dragster, 8.920, 171.66.

SUPER GAS
Tommy Phillips, Forney, Texas, ’63 Corvette, 9.927, 157.10 def. Christopher Best, Plano, Texas,
’69 Chevy Nova, 9.932, 152.97.

SUPER STREET
Cy Hill, Lubbock, Texas, ’92 Camaro, 10.901, 146.13 def. Jordan Pratt, Ostego, Minn., ’68 Camaro, 10.928, 143.70.

TOP DRAGSTER
Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., ’13 Spitzer, 6.091, 227.61 def. Danny Nelson, Batesville, Ark., ’18 Racecraft, 6.111, 229.66.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jim White, Haysville, Kan., ’09 Cobalt, 6.880, 181.13 def. Bengt Blomberg, Cypress, Texas, ’97 Firebird, 7.123, 191.81.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Eddie Glaze, Missouri City, Texas, ’10 Suzuki, 9.245, 106.17 def. Ricky Kay, Humble, Texas, ’92 Suzuki, broke.

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