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Severance wins again, Bellemeur scores in Funny Car in Woodburn

9/17/2011


DIVISION 6
Woodburn Drgastrip
Woodburn, Ore., July , 2011 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Friday, Sept.  16

WOODBURN, Ore. – In the final results from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip local runner Joey Severance from Woodburn, Ore., scored his fourth Top Alcohol Dragster win in a row in the NHRA Northwest Division and his sixth overall for the year. 

Severance had a bye run in round 1 but had to earn his wins in both his semifinal and final rounds clocking in at 5.460 seconds at 253.37 mph in the semis against Gregg Lawrence and a 5.336, 264.92 over Ray Martin in the final.  Lawrence, Salem, Ore., went 5.492 at a faster 261.93 mph while Anchorage, Alaska, resident Martin, ran 5.468 seconds at 262.92 mph.  The win should lock up the Lucas Oil Division Championship for Severance.

Sean Bellemeur joined Severance in the winner’s circle with his first win of the year in Top Alcohol Funny Car.  Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., ran consistent 5.70’s all day including a 5.728 second lap at 252.38 mph in the final to defeat Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., with a 5.830, 252.24.  Bellemeur beat Jim Peters, Molalla, Ore., in round 1 and division points leader Steve Gasparrelli in his semifinal match up.

Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., also grabbed is fourth win of the season that will all but lock up the division championship for him.  Lane drove his ’11 Cobalt to an 8.012, 155.73 mph win over Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash.

Robert Matthews and Paul Nero added to their win counts as Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., won his third, beating Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., in Top Sportsman running 7.599 seconds at 168.03 mph in his ‘67 Nova.  It was the second win for Nero, Eugene, Ore., in Top Dragster as he held off Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., with a 7.160 second pass at 185.75 mph.

The Super Stock and Stock trophies went to Steve Wann and Mark Faul respectively with Wann, Modesto, Calif., driving his ’69 Barracuda by Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho in 9.816 seconds while Faul, Tacoma, Wash., held off local racer Joe Sorensen of Woodburn, Ore., in his ’69 Chevelle.

Other winners included Emmett McKillop, Lynnwood, Wash., with his second win of the year in Super Comp; Lloyd Flatum, Marysville, Wash., over Rod Souza, Eugene, Ore., in Super Gas; Dudley Gee, Canby, Ore., beating Tom Williams, Selah, Wash., in his ’66 Mustang; and Joe Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., past Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Challenge event:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.371, 238.28 was unopposed;

7) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.551, 254.95 def. 2) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 7.992, 114.62;

6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.425, 264.93 def.
3) Kenny Buzdas, Yuba City, Calif., 5.796, 185.75;

5) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.420, 264.39 def.
4) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 6.173, 156.08;

SEMI-FINALS
Severance, 5.460, 253.37 def. Lawrence, 5.492, 261.93;
Martin, 5.411, 263.92 def. Austin, 5.531, 256.04;

FINALS
Severance, 5.336, 264.62 def. Martin, 5.468, 262.92.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
13) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 5.787, 249.10 def.
8) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.861, 244.83;

4) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 13.994, 69.31 was unopposed;

3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.769, 252.52 def.
6) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 9.431, 97.59;

9) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.765, 251.46 def.
12) Jim Peters, Molalla, Ore., '09 Impala, 5.864, 244.89;

SEMI-FINALS
Thompson, 6.276, 240.44 def. Germain, 6.762, 231.30;
Bellemeur, 5.727, 251.88 def. Gasparrelli, 5.671, 255.39;

FINALS
Bellemeur, 5.728, 252.38 def. Thompson, 5.830, 252.24.


COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.012, 155.73  def.
Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.360, 168.19.

SUPER STOCK
Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/HA, 9.716, 134.56  def.
Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.511, 137.80.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '69 Chevelle, F/SA, 11.463, 110.85  def.
Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.412, 123.84.

SUPER COMP
Emmett McKillop, Lynnwood, Wash., dragster, 8.901, 168.47  def.
Brian Preszler, Kennewick, Wash., dragster, 8.895, 174.52.

SUPER GAS
Lloyd Flatum, Marysville, Wash., '01 S-10, 9.919, 162.68  def.
Rod Souza, Eugene, Ore., '57 Bel Air, foul.

SUPER STREET
Dudley Gee, Canby, Ore., '66 Mustang, 10.923, 131.88  def.
Tom Williams, Selah, Wash., '68 Camaro, 10.953, 129.08.

TOP DRAGSTER
Paul Nero, Eugene, Ore., dragster, 7.160, 185.75  def.
Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., dragster, 6.814, 197.62.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.599, 168.03  def.
Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, foul.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, 8.896, 143.03  def.
Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, 8.313, 122.53.


Fact sheet for event resumption, Sept. 16

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Challenge event where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.  Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The event is one of six in Northwest Division competition. The division’s Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.  This is the rescheduled event from July 15-17, 2011 that was postponed due to weather and will coincide with the tracks 26th Annual Fall Classic which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 17 -18.  Qualifying is complete and the fields are set.

WHERE: Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore.  Track is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Sept. 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Time trials are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. for all classes.  Eliminations are set to begin at noon.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car round 1 at 1 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $20 Friday, children 6 to 14 years old are $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Woodburn Dragstrip, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.

2010 EVENT

WINNERS: Joey Severance, Top Alcohol Dragster; Brian Hough, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Brandon Huhtala, Comp Eliminator; Tony Mandella, Super Stock; Steve Cozakos, Stock Eliminator; Michael Dalrymple, Super Comp; Steve Laskowske, Super Gas; Bob Sims, Super Street; Barry Hobson, Top Sportsman; Tom Malicki, Top Dragster; Pete Miclette, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS  

PROGRAMS: NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND -- a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional champions and national champions.  Divisional awards include $8,500 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions; $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 purse from Jegs High Performance.  The 2012 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.  The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2012 Jegs Allstars during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July, 2012.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division’s team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions.  Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece.  Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants.  Any 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $14,000 champions’ purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.


Sunday

WOODBURN, Ore. – Mother Nature got the best of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as the Woodburn Dragstrip Les Schwab Challenge event was postponed because of continued rain on Sunday.  The event was moved to Friday, September 16, and will coincide with the track’s 26th Annual Fall Classic which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept.17 -18.

Qualifying is complete and the fields are set as local racer Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., took the pole in the Top Alcohol Dragster class with a 5.387 second pass at 261.17 mph.  Joining Severance with a No. 1 qualifying spot is Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., in Top Alcohol Funny Car posting a lap of 5.668, 255.02.  Payne is followed by John Lombardo Jr. in the No. 2 spot with Junction City, Ore., racer Brian Hough landing in the sixth spot in the 8-car field.

NHRA Northwest Division racers will head north to Pacific Raceways for a pair of events before returning to Woodburn.  The first event is the NHRA Northwest Nationals and the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, August 5-7, which is followed by the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways, August 19-21.


Saturday

WOODBURN, Ore. – Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car drivers made their final qualifying runs today for this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Tires Challenge event at Woodburn Dragstrip.  Winners will take home their share of the prize money along with the coveted “NHRA Wally” trophy during winner’s circle. 

Racing starts up at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning with round 1 of Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars set for 12 noon.  Tickets are $25 for adults, children 6-14 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with paid adult.  The track is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1 ½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271. For more information please call Woodburn Dragstrip, (503) 982-4461 or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Challenge event at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.387 seconds, 261.17 mph
2) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 5.510, 245.90
3) Kenny Buzdas, Yuba City, Calif., 5.563, 258.39
4) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.595, 254.09
5) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.596, 252.80
6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.610, 258.54
7) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.939, 235.78

First round TAD pairings
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.387 seconds, 261.17 mph vs. Bye

2) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 5.510, 245.90 vs.
7) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.939, 235.78

3) Kenny Buzdas, Yuba City, Calif., 5.563, 258.39 vs.
6) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.610, 258.54

4) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.595, 254.09 vs. 5
) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.596, 252.80

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.668 seconds, 255.02 mph
2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.702, 253.87
3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.703, 255.31
4) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.722, 252.38
5) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '10 Camaro, 5.743, 249.30
6) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.748, 251.95
7) Ken Webster, Red Deer, Alb., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.762, 251.25
8) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.799, 245.90
Not Qualified
9) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.803, 248.00
10) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.830, 249.30
11) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.909, 252.10
12) Jim Peters, Molalla, Ore., '09 Impala, 5.972, 239.10
13) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 7.728, 194.21

First round TAFC pairings
1) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.668 seconds, 255.02 mph vs.
8) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.799, 245.90

2) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.702, 253.87 vs.
7) Ken Webster, Red Deer, Alb., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.762, 251.25

3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.703, 255.31 vs.
6) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.748, 251.95

4) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.722, 252.38 vs.
5) Brian Smith, Fullerton, Calif., '10 Camaro, 5.743, 249.30

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.469 seconds, -0.621 (under index)
2) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Escort, J/A, 7.638, -0.602
3) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '09 GXP, B/AA, 6.968, -0.602
4) Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/SMA, 8.055, -0.575
5) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.008, -0.572
6) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.369, -0.561
7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.085, -0.545
8) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.032, -0.538
9) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.717, -0.533
10) Gary Anderson, Fox Island, Wash., '05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.611, -0.369

SUPER STOCK
1) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.301 seconds, -0.949 (under index)
2) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.268, -0.932
3) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.762, -0.888
4) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/HA, 9.771, -0.829
5) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.667, -0.783
6) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.623, -0.777
7) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.538, -0.762
8) Rick Pike, Langley, B.C., '56 Chevy, SS/MA, 11.103, -0.747
9) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/DA, 9.756, -0.744
10) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, GT/FA, 10.056, -0.744

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '12 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.688 seconds, -0.912 (under index)
2) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '78 Firebird, H/SA, 11.264, -0.886
3) Pete Kost, Seattle, Wash., '77 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.586, -0.864
4) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.161, -0.839
5) John Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska, '09 Challenger, A/SA, 10.181, -0.819
6) Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.203, -0.797
7) Terry Hembree, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '69 Camaro, D/SA, 10.759, -0.791
8) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.217, -0.783
9) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '73 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.236, -0.764
10) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.137, -0.763

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Barry Daniluk, Red Deer, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.475 seconds, 215.15 mph
2) Curt Geise, Auburn, Wash., '09 GTO, 6.754, 209.20
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.776, 203.61
4) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.981, 198.67
5) Gary Zellner, Scio, Ore., '53 Corvette, 7.157, 191.32
6) Paia Agatonoviz, Beaverton, Ore., '69 Camero, 7.174, 193.00
7) Darryn O'Connor, Fort St. John, B.C., '04 Cavalier, 7.304, 187.85
8) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.361, 187.65
9) Larry Scarth, Manhatten Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.372, 186.10
10) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.398, 188.04

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.753 seconds, 200.26 mph
2) Johan Overland, Anchorage, Alaska, dragster, 6.827, 196.59
3) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., dragster, 6.855, 197.97
4) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.884, 196.72
5) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.896, 196.24
6) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '37 Fiat, 6.905, 200.35
7) Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 6.940, 192.84
8) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 6.970, 194.34
9) Randy Pressel, Colton, Ore., dragster, 7.052, 191.81
10) Mark Colton, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 7.099, 190.43

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 GSXR, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
3) Jan Cook, Kamloops, B.C., '75 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001
4) Roger Wolff, Dundee, Ore., '06 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002
5) James Johnson, Portland, Ore., '03 Kamasaki, SMC, 0.004
6) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
7) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
8) Nick Puhl, Portland, Ore., '05 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.009
9) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.010
10) Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010


Friday

WOODBURN, Ore. – The National Hot Rod Association returned to Woodburn Dragstrip this weekend for Northwest division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Tires Challenge.  Racing kicked off today with qualifying and time trials for more than 300 racers in eleven different classes battling it out on the quarter mile for both championship points and their share of the event purse and contingency payouts.

Local racer and division Top Alcohol Dragster points leader Joey Severance from Woodburn, Ore., will be looking for his second win in a row as he won last month in Spokane, Wash., while last year’s Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., looks to get on track and pick up his first win of the season.

Racers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Cars will make their initial qualifying run Saturday along with the rest of the classes in competition.  Qualifying and time trials continue on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.   Highlighting Saturday’s action will be all three rounds of qualifying for the alcohol classes at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m.  Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator will run their final qualifying on Saturday as well, which will set the fields for Sunday’s eliminations.

Tickets are for adults are $20 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday.  Children 6-14 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with paid adult.  For more information please call Woodburn Dragstrip, (503) 982-4461 or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Challenge
event at Woodburn Dragstrip:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.469 seconds, -0.621 (under index)
2) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Escort, J/A, 7.638, -0.602
3) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.384, -0.546
4) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '09 GXP, B/AA, 7.025, -0.545
5) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.036, -0.544
6) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.085, -0.485
7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.202, -0.428
8) Gary Anderson, Fox Island, Wash., '05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.621, -0.359
9) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.937, -0.313
10) Mark Wolfe, Marysville, Wash., '96 Thunderbird, AA/AT, 10.136, 3.096

SUPER STOCK
1) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.354 seconds, -0.896 (under index)
2) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.328, -0.872
3) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/HA, 9.771, -0.829
4) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.667, -0.783
5) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.629, -0.771
6) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.538, -0.762
7) Rick Pike, Langley, B.C., '56 Chevy, SS/MA, 11.103, -0.747
8) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/DA, 9.756, -0.744
9) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, GT/FA, 10.056, -0.744
10) Rich Scrivner, Boise, Idaho, '57 Chevy, SS/LA, 10.761, -0.689

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '12 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.688 seconds, -0.912 (under index)
2) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '78 Firebird, H/SA, 11.264, -0.886
3) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.161, -0.839
4) Pete Kost, Seattle, Wash., '77 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.628, -0.822
5) John Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska, '09 Challenger, A/SA, 10.181, -0.819
6) Terry Hembree, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '69 Camaro, D/SA, 10.759, -0.791
7) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.217, -0.783
8) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.137, -0.763
9) Mary Ann Method, Weston, Ore., '70 Nova, C/SA, 10.641, -0.759
10) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '73 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.241, -0.759

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Barry Daniluk, Red Deer, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.475 seconds, 215.15 mph
2) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.819, 203.61
3) Ted Carli, Temecula, Calif., '09 Cobalt, 6.981, 198.67
4) Curt Geise, Auburn, Wash., '09 GTO, 7.042, 197.49
5) Gary Zellner, Scio, Ore., '53 Corvette, 7.157, 191.32
6) Darryn O'Connor, Fort St. John, B.C., '04 Cavalier, 7.335, 187.85
7) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.361, 187.65
8) Larry Scarth, Manhatten Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.372, 186.10
9) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.398, 188.04
10) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., '68 Le Mans, 7.499, 183.37

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.776 seconds, 200.13 mph
2) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., dragster, 6.855, 197.97
3) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.884, 196.72
4) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '37 Fiat, 6.905, 197.49
5) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.929, 194.84
6) Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 6.940, 192.84
7) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 6.970, 194.34
8) Randy Pressel, Colton, Ore., dragster, 7.052, 191.81
9) Mark Colton, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 7.104, 190.43
10) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 7.134, 188.12

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 GSXR, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
3) Roger Wolff, Dundee, Ore., '06 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002
4) James Johnson, Portland, Ore., '03 Kamasaki, SMC, 0.004
5) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
6) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
7) Nick Puhl, Portland, Ore., '05 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.009
8) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.010
9) Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010
10) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012


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WOODBURN, Ore. – Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge July 15-17, 2011. The event is one of six events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division where drivers across the country earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.  The division’s Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. 

Gates at Woodburn Dragstrip open at 8 a.m. every day.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 1 p.m. and continue Saturday morning at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have all three qualifying runs on Saturday, at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m.  Eliminations start Sunday at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round at noon.

Tickets for the Les Schwab Tires Challenge event are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $25 Sunday.  A three-day pass is $50.  Children ages 6 to 14 are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are admitted free. 

Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.  For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.

LES SCHWAB CHALLENGE NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.  Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The event is the fourth of six in Northwest Division competition. The division’s Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore.  Track is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 15 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Time trials and qualifying are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Time trials and qualifying are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying are scheduled at noon, 2:30, and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Eliminations start at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car run round 1 at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $25 Sunday.  A three-day pass is $50.  Children 6 to 14 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Woodburn Dragstrip, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Joey Severance, Top Alcohol Dragster; Brian Hough, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Brandon Huhtala, Comp Eliminator; Tony Mandella, Super Stock; Steve Cozakos, Stock Eliminator; Michael Dalrymple, Super Comp; Steve Laskowske, Super Gas; Bob Sims, Super Street; Barry Hobson, Top Sportsman; Tom Malicki, Top Dragster; Pete Miclette, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
-- a $561,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional champions and national champions.  Divisional awards include $8,500 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions; $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 purse from Jegs High Performance.  The 2012 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.  The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2012 Jegs Allstars during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in July, 2012.  Points are based on in-division races only. 

The winning division’s team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions.  Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece.  Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants.  Any 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $14,000 champions’ purse posted by Harley Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division’s Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships.  The $3,500 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

 


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