Cavar Nets Super Pro Crown; Lewsley Pro Champ
(KENT, Wash) – With two weekly wins to his credit, dragster driver Mark Cavar upended reigning champion Al Chinn in the final standings by 68 points to claim the 2012 Auto Max USA Drag Race Series Super Pro championship.
The Puyallup racer used both his dragster and his trusty Oldsmobile during the season to take the title. After a first round loss at the season opener, Cavar went on a tear with two wins and two semi-final finishes in the next five races. Chinn had three uncharacteristic first round losses in the season to finish in second place less than one round in front of Jason Beggerly. John Ermish finished the season in fourth place followed by
In the Pro class, Ravensdale’ s Scott Lewsley grabbed the points lead late in the season and held on to defeat Greg Steen for the title. Lewsley, driving a Mercury Cougar sponsored by his auto electric shop The Rebuilder, had just one first round loss in the tough Pro class. While he didn’t win a race, Lewsley piled up points on a consistent basis. Rounding out the top 5 in Pro were Brian Gittings, last year’s champ Bill Windley, and Dustin Martin.
Gene Furman had a stellar season in Sportsman to top an outstanding field of drivers edging Bill Cadle for the crown. Don Elgin, Paul Young and Keith Hadley finished in the top 5. Furman had a win and a runner-up during the season.
Renton’s Joe Lind bookend the season winning the first and last races on his way to the 2012 Motorcycle championship. The Motorcycle championship race came down to three riders: Lind, 2011 champ Jacob Havens and Dan Funderburg. Mark Sires and Josh Johnson rounded out the top 5.
Amber Arthur put a stranglehold on Jr. Dragster Lightning. Austin Grotting was the season runner-up. Katie Kapler and Kelsee Gage traded the Jr. Dragster Thunder championship lead back and forth all season with Kapler prevailing in the end over her rival.
In PRDC Motorcycles, Jacob Havens raced to an early season points lead and never let up claiming the championship. Jim Werre was second in points followed by Joe Lind, William Nitta and Jim Funderburg.