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Division 5 Topeka Double Race Results

Doug Engels, Justin Jenkins, and James Kunkel all walked away with two Wally’s after doubling up at the LODRS Division 5 race at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas. 

Racers from all over the country traveled to Heartland Park Topeka to compete for a chance at two Wally’s. The weekend was full of 100-degree temps, but winners were crowned in each of the classes over the four days of racing.

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Doug Engels, Justin Jenkins, and James Kunkel were lucky enough to be victorious in both events, taking home two Wally’s a piece.

Race #1
Competition Eliminator
Doug Engels

Doug Engels took his D/DA dragster to the final round after defeating Clark Smiley in the final round. Engels had the starting line advantage and got to the stripe first for the win.

David Billingsley and Christine Harris were the semi-finalists.

Super Stock
Justin Jenkins Super Stock
Justin Jenkins

Justin Jenkins took home his first Wally of the weekend after defeating Brett Speer in the final round. Speer had the starting line advantage but gave the stripe to Jenkins to give him the win.

James Caro and Jason DeForrest were the semi-finalists.

Stock Eliminator
Logan Wernet

Logan Wernet took home the Stock Eliminator Wally in race #1 after defeating Jeff Lopez in the final round. Lopez turned on the red bulb by -.006, handing the win over to Logan.

Phillip Giles was the semi-finalist.

Super Comp
James Kunkel

James Kunkel took his door car to the final round and was victorious over Gary Stinnett after having the starting line advantage and running dead on the 8.90-index with his reverse throttle stop combination.

Kyle Secrest and Jason Crank were the semi-finalists.

Super Gas
Ryan Siffring

Ryan Siffring took home the Super Gas Wally after defeating Rick Cates in the final round. Siffring was .000 on the tree and put together a 7-total package which was too much for Cates to handle, with his .016 reaction time.

Rodger Sauder was the semi-finalist.

Super Street
Mark Von Heeder

Mark Von Heeder defeated Glenn Dilday in the final round of Super Street after having the starting line advantage, .026 to .032, and running closer to the 10.90-index.

Dave Ash was the semi-finalist.

Top Sportsman
Allen Firestone

Allen Firestone took home the victory over Don O’Neal in the final round of Top Sportsman after O’Neal turned on the red bulb by -.001. Firestone ran into some problems in the shutdown and unfortunately took a trip to the right- and left-hand wall, but he ended up being okay.

Rich Smith and Mike Secrest were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster
J.R. Baxter

J.R. Baxter defeated Robbie Gear in the final round after his win light shined about a double breakout race.

Ross Gregory was the semi-finalist.

Race #2
Competition Eliminator
Doug Engels

Doug Engels took home his second Wally of the week after defeating Chase Williams in the final round. Engels had the starting line advantage and got to the starting line first for the victory.

Chad Voges was the semi-finalist.

Super Stock
Justin Jenkins Super Stock Mile High winner
Justin Jenkins

Justin Jenkins found his way to the final round again and took home his second Wally of the weekend after defeating Tyler Bohannon in the final round on a double breakout. Bohannon had the starting line advantage but broke out by more, giving Jenkins the win.

Phillip Giles and Korey Mawhee were the semi-finalists.

Stock Eliminator
Ted Romero

Ted Romero took his B/SA stocker to the final round and took home the trophy over John Beason. Beason turned on the red bulb by -.013, handing over the win to Romero.

Jamis Jurgens was the semi-finalist.

Super Comp
James Kunkel

The most popular man with a door car right now, James Kunkel, found his way to the final round again after 16 consecutive rounds and defeated Terry Pollard for his second Wally of the weekend. Kunkel had the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

Jon Medlin was the semi-finalist.

Super Gas
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Steve Williams

Steve Williams took home the Super Gas Wally after defeating Mitch Withers in the final round. Withers had the starting line advantage, .008 to .018, but took too much stripe to breakout by .008.

Terry Pollard was the semi-finalist.

Super Street
Jay Bunce

Jay Bunce was victorious over Tony Jones in the Super Street final round and took home the trophy. Jones turned on the red bulb by -.015 which handed the win over to Bunce.

Allan Butler was the semi-finalist.

Top Sportsman
Mike Morehead

Mike Morehead, who recently just bought his car last Thursday and licensed at Heartland Park, took home his first Wally in his first ever race after defeating Bengt Blomberg in the final round. Morehead had the starting line advantage and never looked back for the win.

Jerry Tucker and Matt Driskell were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster
Bradley Johnson

Bradley Johnson was victorious over Ross Gregory in the final round after Gregory left the starting line too early, -.005, handing the win to Johnson.

Joe Fisher was the semi-finalist.

Megan Strassweg

About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 22 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a degree in Photojournalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. 

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

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