Lane, Rupert win in Boise

5/6/2012


DIVISION 6
Firebird Raceway
May 4-6, Boise, Idaho, 2012 

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


Sunday

BOISE, Idaho Jeff Lane grabbed his first win of the year at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as did Jason Rupert for the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series as both series were in competition at the Napa Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho.

Lane, the defending Northwest Division Comp Eliminator Champion, out of North Bend, Wash., drove his '11 Cobalt to the win over Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash. Lane went 8.288 seconds at 137.11 mph to Strong's 8.438, 129.06 in his '05 Cavalier. The win gives Lane an early season lead in the Northwest Division.

Rupert win's came in the AA/Funny Car of the Heritage Series which marks his second win in a row at Firebird defending his Ignitor title from a year ago. The Southern California racer qualified No. 1 on Saturday then beat the No. 2 qualifier John Hale, Dallas, for the win. Rupert covered the quarter mile in 5.782 seconds at 251.60 mph to Hale's 6.043, 233.34.

Boise's own Gordon Boven drove his '72 Barracuda to the Super Street title going 11.125 seconds at 134.48 mph to outrun Steve Glenn, Covington, Wash., in his '55 Wagon. Zak Pedraza nearly gave Boise a pair of wins but he came up one round short falling to Tessa Lancaster, Ontario, Ore., in the Heavy class.

Another former Northwest Champion Michael Dalrymple took the trophy in Super Gas while Cheryl Morris outlasted the Super Comp Field. Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., beat Justin Juel, Spokane, Wash., in his '27 roadster at 130.45 mph and Morris, Olympia, Wash., held off Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., with a 9.166, 166.60 pass.

Kondolay was looking for the rare double up as he also advanced to the final round in Top Sportsman where he came out on the winning side in his '69 Camaro with a pass of 7.380 seconds at 181.61 mph to down Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., clocking in at 7.608, 181.37.

Washington racers took home a total of 8 trophies this weekend including Top Dragster, Stock and Super Stock. Tom Clark, Spokane, outran Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., in Top Dragster going 180.61 mph; Brad Burton, Kirkland, picked up his first divisional win to go with his two national event wins already this season as he beat Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif. in Stock; and Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., won a squeaker against Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., in Super Stock. Cour went 9.428 to Nolan's 9.454.

Rounding out the rest of the of the winner's that celebrated on Sunday night were Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., over Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., in the Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson class; Randy Beck, Veradale, Wash., in Super Pro to Camille Shaffer, Meridian, Idaho; and Twin Falls, Idaho, resident Mark Kidd, and his '55 Chevy beating Lucas Hull, Middleton, Idaho, in Pro ET.

Northwest Division racers head north to Mission Raceway Park, Mission B.C., for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, May 25-27. Next up at Firebird is an open test and unlimited grudge racing on Saturday, May 12 followed by their 25th Annual Hot Truck Nationals presented by Bronco Motors May 20.

The following are Saturday's results for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 42nd Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.076 seconds, -0.744 (under index)
2) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.841, -0.639
3) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.068, -0.632
4) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.171, -0.609
5) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AA, 6.680, -0.570
6) Andy Neyer, Phoenix, Ariz., '57 Chevrolet, AA/PM, 6.589, -0.271
7) Tom Kirkman, Pocatello, Idaho, '32 Bantam, E/EA, 9.652, 0.522
8) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 8.789, 0.779
9) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '05 Cavalier, B/SMA, (no time)

SUPER STOCK
1) Rick Paton, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, SS/AS, 8.693 seconds, -1.147 (under index)
2) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.717, -1.043
3) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.643, -1.007
4) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.482, -0.968
5) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.535, -0.965
6) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.537, -0.963
7) Mike Pruss, Red Deer, Alb., '01 Firebird, SS/HA, 9.907, -0.953
8) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.578, -0.872
9) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.715, -0.865
10) Rob Youngblood, Nampa, Idaho, '76 Corvette, SS/J, 10.210, -0.850

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.179 seconds, -1.111 (under index)
2) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '10 Mustang, E/SA, 10.918, -1.072
3) Angela Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '65 Valiant, K/SA, 11.944, -1.016
4) Les Norton, South Jordan, Utah, '11 Challenger, BB/SA, 9.566, -0.984
5) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, C/SA, 10.725, -0.955
6) Tommy Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '70 Camaro, D/SA, 10.887, -0.943
7) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.251, -0.939
8) Brad Burton, Kirkland, Wash., '72 Formula, E/SA, 11.051, -0.939
9) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 12.075, -0.885
10) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.405, -0.885

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 7.298 seconds, 187.85 mph
2) Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., '69 Camaro, 7.314, 188.20
3) Doug Watts, Syracuse, Utah, '08 GTO, 7.318, 192.14
4) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.353, 186.37
5) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.553, 181.81
6) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., '68 Le Mans, 7.562, 179.71
7) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.564, 182.92
8) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, Nev., '63 Corvette, 7.649, 181.23
9) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.681, 178.35
10) Dan Lundmark, Clarkston, Wash., '00 Firebird, 7.751, 177.40

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 6.882 seconds, 196.03 mph
2) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 6.951, 194.09
3) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., dragster, 6.952, 192.34
4) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 7.036, 191.93
5) Jarren Mott, Salt Lake City, Utah, dragster, 7.048, 189.71
6) Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 7.116, 188.36
7) Geordie Castle, Sherwood Park, Alb., dragster, 7.139, 191.04
8) Ken Nelson, Hayden Lake, Idaho, dragster, 7.155, 187.73
9) Garth Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., dragster, 7.175, 186.64
10) Jon Riedel, Arlington, Wash., dragster, 7.198, 181.85

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '01 Polaris, SMC, 0.002
3) Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
4) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.006
5) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.008
6) Rich Pedraza Jr, Boise, Idaho, '97 Polaris, ETMX, 0.011
7) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.014
8) Glenn Ives, Boise, Idaho, '03 Yamaha, SMC, 0.018
9) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '01 Artic Cat, ETMX, 0.022
10) Rich Pedraza, Boise, Idaho, '04 Polaris, ETMX, 0.027

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.826 seconds, 250.06 mph
2) John Hale, Dallas, Texas, '69 Camaro, 6.004, 246.30
3) Jim Obalek, Mission, B.C., '73 Satelite, 6.010, 237.71
4) Ryan Davenport, Calgary, Alb., '79 Arrow, 6.652, 180.86
5) Kurt Cruise, Fair Oaks, Calif., '69 Camaro, 8.490, 136.79




Friday

BOISE, Idaho The National Hot Rod Association is at Firebird Raceway for the 42nd Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor this weekend and the Northwest Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  Racing kicked off today but was cut short due to rain, wind and cold temperatures.

Qualifying and time trials will resume on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator making qualifying passes at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eliminations begin on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series is also in action with the 250 mph AA/Funny Cars making it an NHRA Double Header Weekend.  The Funny Cars will make two qualifying runs on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. with round one scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

In celebration of the tracks 45th anniversary all kids 15 and under are free.  Adults are $22 on Saturday or Sunday and every ticket includes a Pit Pass.  For more information please call Firebird Raceway (208) 938-8986, or visit www.firebirdonline.com.

 

In celebration of the tracks 45th anniversary all kids 15 and under are free.  Adults are $22 on Saturday or Sunday and every ticket includes a Pit Pass.  For more information please call Firebird Raceway (208) 938-8986, or visit www.firebirdonline.com.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.261 seconds, -0.929 (under index)
2) Brad Burton, Kirkland, Wash., '72 Formula, E/SA, 11.094, -0.896
3) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 12.075, -0.885
4) Larry Maxwell, Overton, Nev., '72 LeMans, F/SA, 11.273, -0.867
5) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.453, -0.837
6) Tommy Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '70 Camaro, D/SA, 11.001, -0.829
7) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Formula, B/SA, 10.706, -0.824
8) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.480, -0.810
9) Les Norton, South Jordan, Utah, '11 Challenger, BB/SA, 9.774, -0.776
10) Angela Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '65 Valiant, K/SA, 12.200, -0.760


Preview

BOISE, Idaho The 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor will take place at Firebird Raceway on May 4-6, 2012. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event is one of 43 scheduled across the country 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 $519,000.

Also in competition is the 250 AA/Funny Cars of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series with a test session on Friday followed by qualifying on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday.

Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 9 a.m. each day.  Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 and continue Saturday at 9 a.m.  Comp Eliminator qualifying begins at 1 and 4 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.  Eliminations will start Saturday afternoon for larger classes and continue Sunday at 9 a.m. for all classes. 

Tickets for the Ignitor are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday for adults.  Childen15 and younger are admitted free.

Firebird Raceway is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44.  For more information call the track, (208) 938-8986, or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the first of six events in Northwest Division competition 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 $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  The event is the 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 along with the 250 mph AA/Funny Cars of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.

WHERE: Firebird Raceway, Boise, Idaho.  Track is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44.

WHEN:  Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, 2012

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, May 4 - Gates open at 9 a.m.  Time Trials, Qualifying and Record Runs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Comp qualifying is scheduled at 1 and 4 p.m. AA/Funny Car test session at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 5 - Gates open at 9 a.m.  Time Trials, Qualifying and Record Runs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  Comp qualifying is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. AA/Funny Car qualifying at 1 and 5 p.m.  Round 1 of Eliminations for classes 65 or larger starts at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 6 - Gates open at 8 a.m.  Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday. Children 15 and younger are admitted free.  For more information please call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986 or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Robert Harrison, Comp Eliminator; Jackie Alley, Super Stock; Mick Alley, Stock Eliminator; Brian Preszler, Super Comp; Steve Williams, Super Gas; Travis Ringguth, Super Street; Jake Neibayer, Top Sportsman; Mike Henderson, Top Dragster; Al Omond, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions.  Regional awards include $10,00 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of  $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 point fund 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.  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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