Racer takes off at the 2012 Houston Drags Aug. 18-19.

Racer takes off at the 2012 Houston Drags Aug. 18-19.

2012 Houston Drags Results

Forty-two drivers turned out to race a 1/4 mile track at the Houston airstrip for the 16th Houston Drags Aug. 18-19.



Forty-two drivers turned out to race a 1/4 mile track at the Houston airstrip for the 16th Houston Drags last weekend. Here are the top contenders:

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

King of the Hill award

Pete Brewer, from Houston, racing a 1971 Chevy Chevelle

 

Junior King award

Lou Ribeiro, from Kitimat, racing a 2001 junior drag car

 

Gamblers award

Gus Poirier, from Smithers, racing a 2011 Camaro

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

A Class winners

First place: Russ Gutknecht, from Smithers, racing a 1950 Chev pickup

Second place: Nicholas Gutknecht, from Smithers, racing 2001 Spitzer dragster

 

B Class winners

First place: Pete Brewer

Second place: Dan Minchin, from Kitimat, racing a 1970 Torino Cobra

 

Bike Class

First place: Seth Harmer, from Telkwa, racing a 2004 Harley Davidson V-Rod

Second place: Victor Gagnier, from Smithers, racing a 2008 KTM 530

 

Junior Dragsters

First place: Quinn Amado, from Kitimat, racing a 2002 Cosby

Second place: Delany Ribeiro, from Kitimat, racing a 1998 junior dragster