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Grimes Wins in Top Fuel Harley

Grimes Wins in Top Fuel Harley

Rout 66 Raceway Postpones Lucas Oil Series Eliminations

  • Glendale, CA
  • 8 June 2015

The Route 66 Raceway NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event was rained out on Sunday, June 7 as final rounds of eliminations have been rescheduled. Due to Sunday’s weather forecast, NHRA and track officials move up eliminations to Saturday night and ran late to get as much completed as possible. Round three of Super Street, Stock and Super Gas were able to be completed before the showers rained out the rest of the day.

The NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series was also contested at the event with all but one of the classes finishing up on Saturday night. Tommy Grimes, Pfafftown, N.C., led the list of winners taking home the trophy in Top Fuel Harley. Grimes faced off against Jay Turner, Julian, N.C. and posted a winning run of 6.433 seconds, 224.14 mph. In Pro Gas Harley, taking the win was William R Rowe Jr, Helletown, Pa., on his ’06 Destroyer, posting a winning run of 9.619 seconds, 134.19 mph. The racer taking the win in Draggin’ Bagger Harley was Ken Winsor, Alexandria, Va., who faced off against David Cartwright, Evansville, Ind.

In Street Pro Harley and Hot Street Harley, John Toth, Twilight, Pa., took home the Wally in both categories with his winning run of 14.343 seconds, 96.83 mph and 11.219 seconds, 129.94 mph respectively. Roberta Seaman, Emporia, Kan., defeated Steve Williams, S Chicago Heights, Ill., in the Screamin’ Eagle Performance Harley category and scored a winning run of 10.521 seconds, 124.36 mph.

Pro Fuel Harley was the only motorcycle category not completed as the final round will be contested at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, in Tulsa, Okla., next weekend, June 12-14. Janette Thornley, Mocksville, N.C., will take on David Larson, Topeka, Kan., in the final round.

The Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car categories completed their semifinal rounds before the rain hit and will run their final rounds at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. In the final round of Top Alcohol Dragster, Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., faces off against Mia Tedesco, Pittsburg, Pa., and Wayne Butler, Forest City, Ill., and Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, will battle it out in the final of Top Alcohol Funny Car.

The remainder of the NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman categories will complete the rest of their elimination rounds at the next North Central Division Lucas Oil event which would be at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio, July 24-26.

The Pro Stock Snowmobile final will be completed at the next North Central Division Snowmobile race in conjunction with the Night of Thunder event, Saturday, July 11th.


The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H.O.G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions, Wiley X, LAT Racing Oils and Nitrolube. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.

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