Severance goes two for two in Seattle

8/20/2011


DIVISION 6
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Wash., Aug. 19-20, 2011 

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


Saturday

KENT, Wash. In the final results from Pacific Raceways and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Joey Severance took home his second trophy in as many events.  The Woodburn, Ore., racer continued his dominance in the NHRA Northwest Division qualifying number one and beating James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., in the final of Top Alcohol Dragster. 

Severance also won the O'Reilly Auto Parts Northwest Nationals earlier this month at Pacific Raceways and now has four wins this year in six final round appearances.  His division points lead is 127 over Spencer Martin while he sits sixth in the national points standings.   

Ketter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., ran 5.70's (seconds) throughout eliminations with a 5.760, at 253.04 mph in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final to defeat division points leader Steve Gasparrelli who padded his points lead with his third final round of the year.

Jeff Lane and Al Omond continued their winning ways as they each picked up their third win this season in Comp Eliminator and in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.  Lane, North Bend, Wash., drive his '11 Cobalt to the win in Comp over Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., while Omond, Surrey, B.C., took out Travis Pastridge, Kennewick, Wash.  Both racers lead the Northwest division points and lane is forth nationally.

A number of homestate racers made trips top the winner's circle led by Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., with his second of the year in Top Sportsman.  Matthews went 7.721 seconds at 151.83 mph in his '67 Nova to beat Mike Williams.  In Stock Eliminator it was Toby Lang, Auburn, Wash., winning over Eric Waldo, Richland, Wash; Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., took out last year's event winner Mick Shannon, in Super Gas; and Tom Manfred, Liberty Lake, Wash., put his '81 Mustang out front of David Wakefield, Lake Tapps, Wash., in Super Street.

Rounding out the weekend winners were defending National  Champion Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., in Super Stock; Kyle Rizzoli out of San Louis Obispo, Calif., in Super Comp; and Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., in the division's Top Dragster class.

Northwest Division racers head to Champion Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Sept. 9-11.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Scarff Ford at Pacific Raceways:


TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.876, 223.50 def. 6) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 7.742, 110.35;

5) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.515, 259.96 def.
2) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.464, 262.54;

3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.453, 263.62 def.
4) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.475, 259.91;

SEMI-FINALS
Severance, 5.439, 262.85 was unopposed;

SEMIFINALS
Severance, 5.439, 262.85 was unopposed;
Butler, 5.505, 261.32 def. Martin, 8.278, 102.14;

FINALS
Severance, 5.446, 261.83 def. Butler, 5.790, 194.72.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE
5) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.793, 253.47 def.
4) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.999, 246.48;

7) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.742, 254.28 def.
2) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.769, 251.95;

1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.740, 251.30 def.
9) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.737, 254.57;

3) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.716, 253.75 def.
6) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.880, 243.72;

SEMIFINALS
Gasparrelli, 5.882, 250.32 def. Hough, 5.943, 201.82;
Ray, 5.785, 252.71 def. Thompson, 6.034, 245.54;

FINALS
Ray, 5.760, 253.04 def. Gasparrelli, 6.580, 160.02.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North
Bend, Wash.
, '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 9.248, 115.07  def.
Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.644, 140.56  def. Mike Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.997, 112.50.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Toby Lang, Auburn, Wash., '69 Chevelle, F/SA, 11.553, 112.50  def.
Eric Waldo, Richland, Wash., '69 Mustang, C/S, foul.

SUPER COMP
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., dragster, 8.904, 160.63  def.
Tom Gresham, Gresham, Ore., dragster, 8.913, 175.87.

SUPER GAS
Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Chevelle, 9.895, 148.38 
def. Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 9.891, 149.31.

SUPER STREET
Tom Manfred, Liberty Lake, Wash., '81 Mustang, 10.911, 132.75  def.
David Wakefield, Lake Tapps, Wash., '71 Chevelle, 10.877, 122.52.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.721, 151.83  def.
Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.469, 184.80.

TOP DRAGSTER
Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.941, 192.60  def.
Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., dragster, 7.676, 174.53.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, 8.127, 159.66  def.
Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, foul.




Friday

KENT, Wash. Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Northwest division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Scarff Ford at Pacific Raceways with racers in eleven classes looking to battle the quarter mile this weekend.  Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars highlight the event, making two qualifying runs today and running all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday along with eliminations in all classes and the winner's circle celebration.  Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., is looking for his second win this month at Pacific Raceways scoring a win in Top Alcohol Dragster at the recent O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals while the Top Alcohol Funny Car national's runner up Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., is hoping for one extra win light this weekend.

The division's Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson are also in competition making a final qualifying run on Saturday prior to the start of eliminations.  Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with racing set to begin at 9:15.

Saturday admission tickets for the event are $20 for adults, children 7-15 are just $5 and kids under 6 are free with a paid adult.  Pacific Raceways is located at 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, Wash.  For more information call the track at (253) 639-5927, or visit www.pacificraceways.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Pacific Raceways:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.391 seconds, 265.38 mph
2) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.423, 265.69
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.451, 264.44
4) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.466, 261.27
5) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.745, 255.77
6) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 5.817, 207.78

First round TAD pairings
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.391 seconds, 265.38 mph vs.
6) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 5.817, 207.78

2) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.423, 265.69 vs.
5) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.745, 255.77

3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.451, 264.44 vs.
4) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.466, 261.27

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.642 seconds, 255.97 mph
2) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.715, 253.09
3) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.716, 253.95
4) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.734, 254.33
5) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.750, 254.66
6) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.794, 245.94
7) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 6.460, 161.30
8) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 6.930, 151.22
Not Qualified
9) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 9.218, 93.05

First round TAFC pairings
1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.642 seconds, 255.97 mph vs.
8) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 6.930, 151.22

2) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.715, 253.09 vs.
7) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 6.460, 161.30

3) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.716, 253.95 vs.
6) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.794, 245.94

4) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.734, 254.33 vs.
5) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.750, 254.66

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '01 S-10, C/TA, 8.453 seconds, -0.627 (under index)
2) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.308, -0.622
3) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '09 GXP, B/AA, 6.961, -0.609
4) Matt Hartford, Phoenix, Ariz., dragster, A/DA, 6.524, -0.576
5) Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., '02 Cavalier, A/AP, 6.607, -0.563
6) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.022, -0.558
7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.076, -0.554
8) Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/SMA, 8.086, -0.544
9) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Escort, J/A, 7.696, -0.544
10) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.073, -0.497

SUPER STOCK
1) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.448 seconds, -0.952 (under index)
2) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.263, -0.937
3) Rick Pike, Langley, B.C., '56 Chevy, SS/NA, 11.224, -0.926
4) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.567, -0.833
5) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '05 Cavalier, SS/DM, 8.949, -0.801
6) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.524, -0.776
7) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/DA, 9.759, -0.741
8) Casey Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '05 Cavalier, GT/BA, 9.516, -0.734
9) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.489, -0.711
10) Bob Marshall, Olds, Alb., '02 S-10, GT/TA, 9.926, -0.624

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.062 seconds, -0.938 (under index)
2) Pete Kost, Seattle, Wash., '77 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.529, -0.921
3) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '73 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.955, -0.895
4) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.017, -0.883
5) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 11.770, -0.880
6) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '78 Firebird, H/SA, 11.273, -0.877
7) Brad Burton, Kirkland, Wash., '72 Formula, E/SA, 10.849, -0.851
8) Daniel Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.414, -0.836
9) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.179, -0.821
10) Alex McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 9.806, -0.794

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Craig E. Olson, Camano Island, Wash., '69 Camaro, 6.341 seconds, 221.13 mph
2) Frank Tamez, Yakima, Wash., '07 GTO, 6.398, 220.48
3) Don Wilk, Medicine Hat, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.546, 212.36
4) Darryn O'Connor, Fort St. John, B.C., '04 Cavalier, 6.718, 209.07
5) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.751, 204.60
6) Michael Strickland, Moses Lake, Wash., '69 Camaro, 6.983, 201.37
7) Greg Anderson, Snohomish, Wash., '03 Grand Am, 7.012, 197.94
8) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '06 Grand Am, 7.031, 194.80
9) Todd Fricke, Pasco, Wash., '63 Corvette, 7.251, 189.23
10) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.333, 188.07

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 6.352 seconds, 215.82 mph
2) Craig E. Olson, Camano Island, Wash., dragster, 6.571, 213.13
3) Craig Olson, Camano Island, Wash., dragster, 6.771, 199.70
4) Chuck Roark, Great Falls, Mont., '23 Ford T, 6.821, 196.73
5) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.873, 196.10
6) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.907, 195.65
7) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., dragster, 6.928, 195.56
8) Randy Pressel, Colton, Ore., dragster, 6.956, 194.69
9) Jon Riedel, Arlington, Wash., dragster, 7.014, 187.36
10) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.025, 192.30

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
3) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.008
4) Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.014
5) Russell Rockwell, Oakville, Wash., '06 Buell, SMC, 0.020
6) Jim Werre, Renton, Wash., '07 Suzuki, SMC, 0.023
7) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.029
8) Jan Cook, Kamloops, B.C., '75 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.041


Preview

KENT, Wash. - Pacific Raceways will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series August 19-20, 2011. The event is the fifth 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. 

On tap for Saturday night at Pacific Raceways are all rounds of Eliminations for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car along with a special exhibition featuring Top Fuel Harleys. 

Gates at Pacific Raceways open at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Qualifying and time trials begin Friday at 9:30 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. again.  Eliminations for all classes except Top Alcohol will follow the conclusion of time trial and qualifying runs on Saturday.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have three qualifying runs on Friday, at 1:30, 4, & 6:30 p.m. and eliminations are set to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the Pacific Raceways event are $15 Friday and $20 Saturday.  All tickets include a Pit Pass.  Children ages 7-15 are $5 each day.  Kids 6 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. 

Pacific Raceways is located at 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042.  For more information, please call the track, (253) 639-5927, or visit www.PacificRaceways.com.

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 fifth 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: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington.  Track is located at 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042

WHEN:  Friday through Saturday, August 19-20, 2011

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Aug. 19 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Time Trials are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying are scheduled at 1:30, 4, and 6:30 p.m.  Comp qualifying is at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m.   

SATURDAY, Aug. 20 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Time trials start at 9:15 a.m. followed by Eliminations.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car will run round 1 at 1 p.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $15 Friday, $20 Saturday. Children 7 to 15 year old are $5 each day and kids 6 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Pacific Raceways, (253) 639-5927 or visit www.PacificRaceways.com.

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Mike Austin, Top Alcohol Dragster; Brian Hough, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Aaron Strong, Comp Eliminator; Art Congdon, Super Stock; Dallas Glenn, Stock Eliminator; Michael Dalrymple, Super Comp; Mike Shannon, Super Gas; Dustin Martin, Super Street; Darryn O'Connor, Top Sportsman; Brian Phillips, Top Dragster; Jeff Havens, 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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