2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Final Results from Route 66 Raceway


Larson Leads West Central Division to JEGS Allstar Title

JOLIET, Ill. – Shane Westerfield scored a pair of wins this weekend and the coveted JEGS double-up for winning both the JEGS Allstar event on Saturday then backing it up with a win at the 19th annual K&N NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday.

Westerfield’s win in Top Alcohol Funny Car is his second in seven final round appearances at the national event level as the Anaheim, Calif., racer defeated Any Bohl in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final on Sunday when Andrew Bohl had trouble after leaving the line. Westerfield had a 5.528 second pass at 269.19 mph to flip on the win light. Westerfield defeated Kris Hool on a hole shot in the JEGS Allstar final posting a 5.636, 266.16 to Hool’s quicker 5.575, 261.16.

Joey Severance, the reigning Top Alcohol Dragster National Champion from Woodburn, Ore., secured the win by taking the advantage at the start against Megan Meyer and never looked back capture the win. Severance worked his way through the field and ran 5.268 seconds at 274.16 mph in his final round victory over Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., who clocked in at 5.397 seconds, 272.34 mph. With this win Severance captured his 13th career national event win and his third this year. Severance had a strong weekend of races as he was also the runner up in the JEGS Allstars event falling to former national champion Chris Demke. Demke’s 5.264, 272.24 just nipped Severance with a 5.277, 272.01. Demke outran Megan’s dad Randy Meyer in round two of the allstars.

In the Stock final, Slate Cummings of Hammond, La, had a perfect light in winning over Ryan Herem for his sixth career win. Cummings also took home his forth JEGS Allstar trophy taking out Don Keen in Super Stock.

Matt Driskell, the No.2 qualifier in Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com, laid down a 6.414 second, 209.62 mph pass in the final to win over Les Feist. In the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRV.com’s it was Chad Pekrul driving his Camaro to victory in 7.098, 185.38 mph past Sandy Wilkins.

Other racers visiting the winners circle on Sunday were Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., in Comp Eliminator; Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., in Super Stock; Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, in Super Comp; Mia Tedesco, Pittsburgh, Pa., in Super Gas; and Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan., in Super Street.

In the JEGS Allstar Team Championship it was the NHRA West Central Division taking their second title led by Trevor Larson who doubled up in Allstar competition winning in both the Super Comp and Super Gas categories. JJ Heber also anchored the West Central team with a win in Top Sportsman as he got past Michael Cerro.

The North Central Division finished second with a pair of individual wins by Troy Galbraith in Comp Eliminator and Joe Hessling in Top Dragster. Galbraith beat national champion Alan Ellis and Hessling downed Steven Furr.

Westerfield and Demke lead the West Region to their second Top Alcohol Regional Team Championship along with teammates Severance and Annie Whiteley.

Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, won in Stock to join his wife Jackie as a JEGS Allstar champion while Jonathan Anderson won in Super Street. Alley knocked out Jeff Hairington and Anderson ended Keith Mayers run.

The following are NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series final results from the 19th Annual K&N NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway:


Joey Severance, 5.268, 274.16 def. Megan Meyer, 5.397, 272.34.


Shane Westerfield, Chevy Camaro, 5.528, 269.19 def. Andy Bohl, Camaro, 10.473, 85.82.


Brian Hyerstay, Dragster, 9.294, 139.89 def. Todd Patterson, Chevy Cobalt, 7.966, 166.25.


Dan Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 10.360, 116.44 def. Bryan Worner, Camaro, 10.053, 128.73.


Slate Cummings, Chevy Corvette, 10.323, 127.76 def. Ryan Herem, Chevy Camaro, 8.696, 156.52.


Austin Williams, Dragster, 27.034, 42.51 was unopposed.


Mia Tedesco, Chevy Cavalier, 9.926, 166.07 def. Gabriel Torres, Chevy Corvette, 9.883, 165.19.


Phil Unruh, Chevy Cobalt, 10.899, 149.56 def. Scott Mackie, Chevy II, 10.887, 137.15.


Matt Driskell, Dragster, 6.414, 209.62 def. Les Feist, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.


Chad Pekrul, Chevy Camaro, 7.098, 185.38 def. Sandy Wilkins, Camaro, 6.616, 204.26.

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