Wasilla man sets drag racing record

Alaska Dispatch News

Wasilla’s Robert Wilson set a new Alaska Raceway Park record when he topped 250 mph in his top alcohol dragster Sunday. 

Wilson surpassed his former record of 244 mph set in 2012. 

Also over the weekend, Nathan Thornsley and Monte Soper, both of Palmer, secured a spot in the Summit Super Series that will be held Aug. 15-17 in Edmonton. 

Alaska Raceway Park 

Sunday’s results 

Top eliminator — 1) Robert Wilson; 2) Tony Harris. Pro-Nostalgia — 1) Chris Richards; 2) Scott Granus. Top sportsman – 1) Wade Howe; 2) Nathan Thornsley. Mod ET — 1) Monte Soper; 2) JJ Jackinsky. Super ET — 1) Karl Solberg; 2) Jim Jurgens. Open air — 1) Johny Jones; 2) Roy Rank. Junior dragster — 1) Connor Bowlus; 2) Brandon Huck. Trophy — 1) Michelle Larose; 2) Kim Johnson. 

Saturday’s results 

Top sportsman — 1) Clint Van Noy; 2) Nathan Thornsley. Mod ET — 1) Monte Soper; 2) JJ Jackinsky. Super ET — 1) Karl Solberg; 2) Nathan Thornsley. Open air ­— 1) Jim Trueblood; 2) Rick Coffman. Junior dragster — 1) Kaleb Davis; 2) Jesse Bodenstadt. Trophy — 1) Sam Wagoner; 2) Kim Johnson.