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Lane Family Dominates the NHRA Season Opener

Cody Lane and Jeff Lane made their presence known this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA.

POMONA, CA – Cody Lane and Jeff Lane kept the Lane family name proud this weekend, visiting two finals rounds and taking home a win in Competition Eliminator and a runner-up in Stock Eliminator.

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Cody Lane (Comp) , Ken Etter (SS) , Leo Glasbrenner (STK) , James Glenn (SC) , Ed Olpin (SG) , Don Meziere (TS) , and Moe Trujillo (TD) visited the winners circle this weekend at the 2022 NHRA season opener in Pomona.

Read the race recap below to meet the winners & see the final rounds.

2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Competition Eliminator – Cody Lane

Cody Lane defeated Doug Lambeck in the final round, taking home his eighth National event victory. Lane had the starting line advantage, .020 to .069 and never trailed for the trophy. He went a 8.417 at 152 mph to go to the winners circle.

Joe Mozeris was the semi-finalist.

Stock Eliminator – Leo Glasbrenner

Photo taken by Bob Johnson

Leo Glasbrenner defeated Jeff Lane in the final round to take home his eighth National event trophy. Lane had the starting line advantage, .018 to .059, but Leo ran closer to his dial-in to visit the winners circle. Glasbrenner ran a 9.470 at 141 mph on his 9.42 dial-in to go to the winners circle.

John Irving and Brian McClanahan were the semi-finalists.

Super Stock – Ken Etter

Photo taken by Bob Johnson

Ken Etter defeated Jimmy DeFrank in the final round, taking home his second National event Wally. Etter had the starting line advantage, .028 to .045, and ran a 10.178 at 129 mph on his 10.14 dial-in to visit the winners circle.

Jon Irving and Chris Hall were the semi-finalists.

Super Comp – James Glenn

James Glenn won his second National event Wally after defeating Wade Archer in the final round. Archer had the starting line advantage, .004 to .018, but Glenn ran dead on the 8.90 index with a 7 to go to the winners circle. Glenn’s first win was 11 years ago at the Winternationals.

Dan Foley and Randy Beck were the semi-finalists.

Super Gas – Ed Olpin

Photo taken by Bob Johnson

Ed Olpin took home his eighth National even Wally after defeating Pete Bothe in the final round. Olpin had the starting line advantage, .011 to .047, and ran a 9.924 at 167 mph on the 9.90 index to go to the winners circle.

Paul Wiechmann and Wade Archer were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster – Moe Trujillo

Moe Trujillo took home his first National event Wally, after two runner-ups, after defeating Phil Dion in the final round. Dion turned it -.002 to hand the Wally over to Trujillo who was .025 and ran a 7.066 at 188 mph on his 7.05 dial-in.

George Prather was the semi-finalist.

Top Sportsman – Don Meziere

Photo taken by Bob Johnson

Don Meziere took home his sixth National event Wally after defeating Jeff Gillette in the final round. Meziere had the slight starting line advantage, .009 to .015, and ran a 6.776 at 193 mph on his 6.72 dial-in to fly to the winners circle.

Chris Esrick was the semi-finalist.

Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg is a 24 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster with a 648 Oakley Motorsports Engine. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.

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

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