2016 Lucas Oil Central Division Top Alcohol Funny Car (TAFC) Champions
Centre Pointe Collision is the proud sponsor of the TAFC driven by John Lombardo Jr.
Tuned by Rick Jackson, owner of Centre Pointe Collision Centers and the Jackson Lombardo Racing "JLR" Race team.
JLR has set and reset the National Speed Record in the NHRA TAFC Class three times and holds the current speed record at 274.61 mph.
Owner - Operator of Centre Pointe Collision Centers
Race Team Owner and Tuner
Rick and his wife Kathy are active members of the day to day business and enjoy their weekends at the dragstrip running their Top Alcohol Funny Car.
The team has won multiple races and several back to back Regional Championships - they are still on the hunt for the coveted NHRA Championship.
Driver of the team race car and brings with him the NAPA Auto Parts family.
John is an Owner/Operator of the NAPA Auto Parts store in Brea, CA. John and his wife Michele, along with their son Ryan and daughter Jordan, enjoy joining the team at the racetrack on the weekends.
John has driven several different styles of race cars including the prestigious Nitro Fuel Funny Car. John Lombardo Jr. currently holds the National Speed Record in TAFC at 274.61 mph.
Crew chief on the TAFC.
On the off race weekends, Les can be found in his machine shop in Alberta, Canada.
Les has a passion for speed like none other and his hobby is driving his own Land Speed Car - it looks like a bullet and travels faster than one at 333 mph with their current goal to reach 500 mph!
Les and his wife Helen, also enjoy spending their time with their llamas on their Alberta Farm.
Chris is the team manager and handles all the details of the race car including driving the transporter to each event.
Chris is an LA native and enjoys being home to see the Dodgers play as much as being on the race track!
Lew is the staple on the team. He keeps the engines serviced and the good times rolling as he tows the race car to the lanes and back. Lew and his wife Laura live in the LA area.
Lew is an avid racer from his time in the seat of his drag boats, to all the customer engines he has built over the years.
Scott is the clutch specialist and is truly the best! Scott's day to day job is at Lenco Transmissions.
On the off weekends, Scott is home with his wife Monique and their puppies. Or he is traveling even more, going to the Drag Boat Races to service the customers of Lenco.
LuAnn handles the Marketing and Sponsor Relations for the team.
LuAnn is a native of Indianapolis. She has passed her passion for drag racing onto her husband Randy and her youngest son Justin, who both work in the sport. On her off weekends, LuAnn spends time with her two older boys, Jeremiah and Michael, or visiting her Daughter Holly and granddaughters in Michigan.
Please feel free to contact us for any race team needs such as: Race Car Display, Driver Appearance, or Corporate Events.
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Back to Back Championship wins for 2015 and 2016 in the Central Region
Current Point Standings updated 6-20-17
#1 John Lombardo JR 488 4/3
#2 Shane Westerfield 393 4/2
#3 Doug Gordon 372 4/2
Pomona CA - Qualified #2
John Lombardo--RT.085. ET 5.477 MPH 270.64
Mike Drake RT 143. ET 6.551 MPH 168.11
-RT.071 ET 5.445 MPH 268.01
John Lombardo--RT.062 ET 5.463 MPH 271.57
GAINESVILLE Qualified #1
John LombardoTAFC--RT .071 ET 5.409 MPH 274.61
Phil BurkartTAFC-- RT .103 ET 5.424 MPH 269.89
This is a great side race as these two go to the top of the list. Lombardo Jr. launched hard and was straight down the groove. Lombardo with a big top end speed and he sets the National speed record.
John LombardoTAFC--RT.068 ET 9.518 MPH 95.77
Kris HoolTAFC------------------No show
John LombardoTAFC--RT.111 ET 5.459 MPH 273.27
Ann Marie WhiteleyTAFC--RT.081 ET 5.404 MPH 273.05
John LombardoTAFC--RT.061 ET 5.425 MPH 273.72
Las Vegas: Qualified #3
John LombardoTAFC--RT .021 ET 5.520 MPH 267.00
D.J. CoxTAFC---RT .079 ET 11.399 MPH 116.66
John LombardoTAFC--RT .050 ET 5.513 MPH 266.64
Terry RuckmanTAFC--RT.027 ET 5.598 MPH 262.28
John LombardoTAFC--RT.064 ET 5.774 MPH 262.74
Doug GordonTAFC--RT.035 ET 5.587 MPH 265.27
LasVegas Lucas Oil Regional
Qualified# 6 - Event Winner
John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '16 Camaro, 5.488, 268.65 def. Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.620, 264.80
Lombardo Jr., 5.542, 268.22 def. Januik, 10.274, 82.75
Lombardo Jr., 5.507, 268.87 def. Gordon, 5.674, 263.46.
For anyone who had made the trip from California, they were treated to an all California final round in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Lombardo, Brea, Calif., shot off the starting line first, never looking back for an easy victory. The Brea driver finished at 5.507 seconds, 268.87 mph. Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., finished second at 5.674 seconds, 263.46 mph.
Topeka KS - Qualified #1 - Event Winner
John Lombardo RT 0.063 ET 5.403 MPH 272.89
Steve Burk RT 0.031 ET 9.205 MPH 96.33
John Lombardo RT .061 ET 5.398 MPH 274.16
Doug Gordon RT .028 ET 5.443 MPH 270.75
** Lombardo Career best and the third quickest pass in the history of TAFC**
John Lombardo RT .058 ET 5.423 MPH 272.12
John Lombardo Winner
John Lombardo RT .063 ET 6.261 MPH 263.05
Annie Whitely RT .047 ET 9.229 MPH 111.41
Joliet IL Qualified #7 - Event Winner
John Lombardo Jr. - RT 0.080 ET 5.569 MPH 256.26 **WINNER**
Andy Bohl RT 0.119 ET 5.896 MPH256.26
Bohl is late and runs well off of his qualifying pace. John Lombardo Jr. gets an easy win.
John Lombardo RT 0.063 ET 5.765 MPH 267.37 **WINNER**
Scott McVey RT 0.076 ET 8.749 MPH 102.45
John Lombardo Jr. RT 0.084 ET 5.590 MPH 268.06 **WINNER**
Chris Foster RT0.069 ET 9.882 MPH 89.16
Denver CO. - Qualified #1 -Event Winner
John Lombardo RT 0.037 ET 13.01 MPH 62.37 **Winner **
Kris Hool RT Red light - 050 ET 5.83 MPH 247.20
John Lombardo Jr -0.092 ET 7.52 MPH 127.96 **Winner**
Bill Bernard - Red light -092 ET 5.712 MPH 249.95
Tulsa OK #1 Qualifier