Carrell, Ragland Outlast Fields at Tulsa LODRS Event
Oct. 3, 2023

Photos by Robert Grice, Tim Sokoloski, and Ella Hudson

Blane Carrell (age 6-12) and Race Ragland (13-17) scored Wallys during the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park.

Carrell, the lone 6-9 class competitor to attend the event, was added to the 10-12 age bracket, and he outlasted the older competitors to earn his second straight LODRS Wally. In the final, Turner Houser, near lane, had the reaction-time advantage but carried too much momentum on the top end and broke out with an 8.857 (8.90). That opened the door for Carrell, who won with a 14.187 (14.17).

Western Conference Finals champion Ragland, near lane, added another big win to his season tally when Dakota Little red-lighted in the 13-17 category final. Ragland celebrated with an 8.649 (8.13) victory pass.