WINNERS
TUNED BY MATRIX SPORT COMPACT NATIONALS
AL MOTOR
Winner Jesus Padilla '85 Mazda RX-7 (20B) 10.28 @ 128
Runner-up Scott Kelley Toyo Tires VW 10.81 @ 122
STREET TIRE
Winner Paul Coggeshall Honda Civic 12.84 @ 94
Runner-up Robert Dito Mitsubishi Eclipse 13.28 @ 105
HOT ROD
Winner Bruce Mortensen Venom Racing Civic 9.116 @ 154
Runner-up Marty Ladwig Bothwell Motorsports 9.118 @ 155
MODIFIED
Winner Matt Hartford Lingenfelter/Summit Cavalier 8.03 @ 165
Runner-up Jimmy O'Connor Venom Racing Supra 7.98 @ 170
PRO
Winner Grant Downing Venom Racing Tundra 7.24 @ 191
Runner-up Manny Cruz Duttweiler/DRT foul
PRO V8
Winner Matt Scranton Turbonetics Celica 7.22 @ 197
Runner-up John Mihovetz AccuFab Cougar 7.48 @ 190

Turbo Magazine Timeslip Of The DayThe Hot Rod final was a classic import vs. domestic battle. Marty Ladwig and the Bothwell Motorsports Pontiac Sunfire had made great strides at Woodburn (9.24) and had blasted into the 8-second club, the elite of unibody FWD drag racing, early in the card at Sonoma.

Across the lane, Bruce Mortensen and the Venom Racing Civic were also making great strides, bullying their way into the NHRA record book with a wicked 8.72 earlier in the day. The buzz around this race was big and the action on the track was bigger. Bruce got a scant .016 advantage at the flash of the green and parlayed that into a .018-second victory by running .002 seconds quicker-9.116 vs. 9.118. The margin of victory at the traps was less than three feet.

Reaction Bruce vs. Marty
.563 .579
60 foot 1.432 1.472
330 3.884 3.968
1/8 e.t 5.829 5.951
1/8 mph 117.41 123.72
1000 7.650 7.669
1/4 e.t. 9.116 <-----Win-- 9.118
1/4 mph 153.74 155.47
SOURCE
National Hot Rod Association
Glendora
CA
626-914-4761
www.nhra.com