Demke, Whiteley pad West Region leads in Woodburn

9/9/2012


DIVISION 6
Woodburn Dragstrip
Woodburn, Ore., Sept. 7-9, 2012 

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


Sunday

WOODBURN, Ore. Incoming West Region points leaders Chris Demke and Annie Whiteley swept the Napa Auto Parts Challenge event at Woodburn Dragstrip, Demke scoring for the second time this season in regional competition and Whiteley for the fourth.

Whiteley's husband, Jim, was neck and neck with Demke in the Top Alcohol Dragster final until his car banged the blower near the 1,000-foot mark, slowing him to a 5.41 at just 217 mph. "I heard the boom," Demke said. "I heard him right alongside me the whole way, and then I heard the bang. For a second, I thought it was my car and expected to slow and lose. It took a little bit to realize that I wasn't slowing down."

It was the first time all year that Whiteley, who scored in Las Vegas, Denver, and Tulsa, has lost a round in regional competition. He's led the national standings since early in the season and, because of the new 7/3 national/regional format for the alcohol cars this year, he can earn no more points towards the national title at a regional race.

"This weekend was all about trying to win a regional championship," Demke said. "Jim's already won three he can't improve nationally but we both want to win the regional championship, too, so here we are."

Whiteley qualified No. 1 with a 5.28 and ran another 5.28 on a first-round single and a 5.29 against track co-owner and defending event champ Joey Severance in the semi's, all at 271 mph. Demke was second in qualifying with a 5.31, shook the tires in the first round, and got lane choice for the final with a 5.28 in the semifinals. He pulled away from Whiteley on the top end with a track-record 5.27.

"This weekend was critical for the regional championship," Demke said. "I have to win the Vegas regional in November. If I do and Whiteley is the runner-up, we'll both have three wins and two runner-ups, but I'll win on the tie-breaker: most wins within the region." Beating Whiteley for the national championship will be tougher: Demke has to win his next three national event starts and hope that Whiteley goes out early at his next two.

Rookie Annie Whiteley has won more regional events than anyone in Top Alcohol Funny Car this year four altogether and three in a row: Las Vegas, Tulsa, Sonoma, and now Woodburn. After qualifying second behind Doug Gordon (5.60 to 5.61), she had low e.t. of all three rounds of eliminations, starting with a track-record 5.54 in the first round opposite quick-leaving Sean Bellemeur.

Earlier in that round, 2011 U.S. Nationals Comp champ Jirka Kaplan, who was making his debut in Top Alcohol Funny Car at this race, upset second-ranked Steve Gasparrelli on a holeshot with a .015 reaction time, 5.75 to 5.66. Kaplan had a .018 in the semifinals, but Whiteley drove around him with a 5.610. In the other semifinal matchup, Brian Hough just missed lane choice for the final with a 5.617 against Russ Parker, who had his second consecutive .020 light.

Hough had excellent lights in the first two rounds but Whiteley got the drop on him in the final, .087 to .092, and held it to the finish line, 5.60 to 5.63.

Local favorite Joe Sorensen of Woodburn, Ore., took home his first NHRA Wally trophy over Coos Bay, Ore., racer Korry Alby.  Sorensen drove his '69 Camaro to a lap of 10.182 seconds at 128 mph to knock out Alby's '68 Chevy at 11.4448, 108 mph.

Top Sportsman Robert Strohm made it two for two at Woodburn winning the Lucas Oil event back in July and then again this weekend.  Strohm of Seattle, put his '00 Mustang in the winner's circle running dead on his 7.80 dial at 7.800, 177.30 mph combined with a .008 second reaction time.  Strohm beat the quicker Mike Williams at 7.263, 189.39.

Aaron Kinard has been on a hot streak winning last month in Super Comp in Seattle, then taking the hardware in Super Gas over Curtis Geise this weekend.  Kinard went 9.899 at 161 in the double breakout win while Jess Dale also won on a double breakout in Super Street against Craig Tharp.

Multi-event winner Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., broke through for his first win in Comp Eliminator.  Lamb went 142 mph in 8.636 to take out Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., running 8.434 at 142 mph.

Leading the rest of the winner's was Cam Chowen with a perfect .000 second reaction time in Stock to defeat Mick Alley.  Raymond Jones won in Super Comp when Jolene Scott went too quick running 8.883 seconds on the 8.90 dial, Clint Geise collected his first win in Top Dragster over Art Hoover, Al Ommond won in Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson, Paul Snell won in Super Pro and Steve Stuart beat Steve Williams in Pro.

This was the final 2012 event for NHRA Northwest Division however racers can travel outside their home division and continue to earn points toward national, regional and divisional championships. 

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Inaugural NAPA Auto Parts Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 10.160, 73.69 def.
5) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., broke;

3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.410, 263.46 def.
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 10.952, 70.58;

1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.286, 271.41 was unopposed;

SEMI-FINALS
Demke, 5.283, 268.25 was unopposed;
Whiteley, 5.299, 271.98 def. Severance, 9.295, 113.46;

FINALS
Demke, 5.271, 268.57 def. Whiteley, 5.418, 217.49.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.923, 194.46 def.
5) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '09 Mustang, 7.092, 141.62;

6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.757, 247.11 def.
3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.661, 258.24;

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.542, 260.41 def.
7) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.843, 253.30;

8) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '02 Camaro, 5.853, 246.44 def.
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.477, 253.87;

SEMI-FINALS
Hough, 5.617, 256.92 def. Parker, 5.890, 244.29; Whiteley, 5.610, 258.69 def. Kaplan, 7.034, 204.03;

FINALS
Whiteley, 5.603, 257.73 def. Hough, 5.636, 255.75.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '08 Cobalt, F/SMA, 8.636, 142.60  def.
Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, G/A, 8.434, 142.81.

SUPER STOCK
Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, SS/EA, 10.182, 128.36  def.
Kory Alby, Coos Bay, Ore., '68 Chevelle, SS/LA, 11.448, 108.23.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Cam Chowen, Prince George, B.C., '94 Camaro, C/S, 10.703, 115.19  def.
Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, CC/SA, 10.219, 126.97.

SUPER COMP
Raymond Jones, Auburn, Wash., dragster, 8.910, 150.77  def.
Jolene Scott, Graham, Wash., dragster, 8.883, 169.61.

SUPER GAS
Aaron Kinard, San Marcos, Calif., '63 Corvette, 9.899, 161.49  def.
Curt Geise, Auburn, Wash., '02 Firebird, 9.892, 164.53.

SUPER STREET
Jess Dale, Bonney Lake, Wash., '70 Dart, 10.889, 146.50  def.
Craig Tharp, Battle Ground, Wash., '69 AMX, 10.838, 125.13.

TOP DRAGSTER
Clint Geise, Renton, Wash., dragster, 7.219, 182.70  def.
Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., dragster, 6.702,180.50.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Robert Strohm, Seattle, Wash., '00 Mustang, 7.800, 177.30  def.
Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.263, 189.39.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, 8.171, 151.89  def.
Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, 8.453, 148.71.

SUPER PRO
Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.718, 187.18  def.
Randy Pressel, Estacada, Ore., dragster, 6.988, 193.29.

PROET
Steve Stuart, Estacada, Ore., '66 Chevelle, 9.429, 125.87  def.
Steve Williams, McMinnville, Ore., '68 Camaro, 10.623, 122.41.


Saturday

WOODBURN, Ore. Day two is complete for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Napa Auto Parts Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip as fields were set for Sunday's eliminations in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes, Comp Eliminator and the more than 400 racers competing this weekend.  

The event is the final race in the NHRA Northwest Division with racers earning points toward national, regional and divisional championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $500,000.  Stock, Super Stock and Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson are among the other classes also in action that kicked off on Friday and will conclude on Sunday with the winner's circle celebration. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with eliminations set to begin at 9 a.m. followed by round one of Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars at noon.  Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, children 6-14 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Woodburn Dragstrip at (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 Inaugural NAPA Auto Parts Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.283 seconds, 272.89 mph
2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.315, 269.78
3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.355, 266.35
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.400, 265.80
5) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.593, 255.24

First round TAD pairings
1) Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., 5.283 seconds, 272.89 mph vs. Bye

2) Chris Demke, Sunland, Calif., 5.315, 269.78 vs.
5) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.593, 255.24

3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.355, 266.35 vs.
4) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.400, 265.80

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.605 seconds, 257.95 mph
2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.617, 256.62
3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.634, 259.66
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.652, 257.43
5) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.693, 255.10
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.715, 249.30
7) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.767, 253.16
8) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '02 Camaro, 5.876, 244.83
Not Qualified
9) Jim Peters, Molalla, Ore., '09 Impala, 6.019, 218.97
10) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '09 Mustang, 6.048, 191.93
11) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 28.000, (no speed)

First round TAFC pairings
1) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.605 seconds, 257.95 mph vs.
8) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '02 Camaro, 5.876, 244.83

2) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '09 Mustang, 5.617, 256.62 vs.
7) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.767, 253.16

3) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.634, 259.66 vs.
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.715, 249.30

4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '09 Mustang, 5.652, 257.43 vs.
5) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.693, 255.10

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.271 seconds, -0.659 (under index)
2) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, G/A, 8.273, -0.637
3) Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., '08 Cobalt, F/SMA, 8.558, -0.612
4) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '05 Cavalier, B/SMA, 7.997, -0.593
5) Craig Schuck, Springfield, Ore., dragster, C/ED, 7.321, -0.539
6) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.739, -0.511
7) Steve Graham, S. San Francisco, Calif., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.437, -0.493
8) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.887, -0.473
9) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '12 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.152, -0.438
10) Bruce Perkin, Maple Ridge, B.C., '96 Beretta, E/A, 7.894, -0.366

SUPER STOCK
1) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.255 seconds, -0.995 (under index)
2) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.240, -0.960
3) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.624, -0.826
4) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.590, -0.810
5) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.521, -0.779
6) Mike Parmenter, Portland, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/P, 11.725, -0.775
7) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '70 Challenger, SS/JA, 10.235, -0.765
8) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.470, -0.730
9) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.780, -0.720
10) Jeff Davison, Las Vegas, Nev., '89 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.748, -0.702

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer, V/SA, 14.512 seconds, -0.988 (under index)
2) Daniel Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.279, -0.971
3) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 10.958, -0.942
4) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 11.712, -0.938
5) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.105, -0.895
6) John Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '98 Camaro, D/SA, 10.663, -0.887
7) Craig Bloom, Gresham, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.374, -0.876
8) Cam Chowen, Prince George, B.C., '94 Camaro, C/S, 10.476, -0.874
9) Angela Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '65 Valiant, K/SA, 11.818, -0.832
10) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.492, -0.808

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Curt Geise, Auburn, Wash., '09 GTO, 6.874 seconds, 195.77 mph
2) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '06 Grand Am, 6.998, 196.07
3) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '96 Trans Am, 7.009, 199.64
4) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.265, 192.67
5) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.265, 188.71
6) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.281, 190.23
7) Doug Arthur, Auburn, Wash., '90 Beretta, 7.466, 185.33
8) Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., '72 Le Mans, 7.478, 183.63
9) Rod Andreas, Silverton, Ore., '63 Corvette, 7.576, 183.48
10) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.630, 182.33

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 6.341 seconds, 216.55 mph
2) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., dragster, 6.663, 202.52
3) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.703, 201.52
4) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 6.885, 198.15
5) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '37 Fiat, 6.953, 199.07
6) Randy Pressel, Estacada, Ore., dragster, 6.989, 193.92
7) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 7.019, 193.84
8) Marvin Mueller, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 7.035, 191.04
9) Tom Malicki, Brush Prairie, Wash., dragster, 7.042, 189.03
10) Gene Heaton, Vancover, Wash., dragster, 7.067, 194.00

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
3) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
4) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
5) Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.007
6) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 GSXR, SMC, 0.009
7) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.016




Friday

WOODBURN, Ore. Racing kicked off today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Napa Auto Parts Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip with racers in eleven classes looking to battle the quarter mile this weekend.  Comp Eliminator, along with the division's Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes made initial qualifying runs today that will be followed by final qualifying and time trials on Saturday for all classes.

The 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes are also in competition with three rounds of qualifying on Saturday at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. that will set the fields for Sunday's eliminations. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with final qualifying and time trials set to begin at 9 a.m.  Sunday's action kicks off at 9 a.m. with round one of elimination.  Round one of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car is scheduled for noon.

Admission tickets for the event are $25 for adults, children 6-14 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.   For more information call Woodburn Dragstrip at (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 Inaugural NAPA Auto Parts Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, G/A, 8.310 seconds, -0.600 (under index)
2) Craig Schuck, Springfield, Ore., dragster, C/ED, 7.321, -0.539
3) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '05 Cavalier, B/SMA, 8.083, -0.507
4) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.887, -0.473
5) Steve Graham, S. San Francisco, Calif., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.486, -0.444
6) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.608, -0.322
7) Bruce Perkin, Maple Ridge, B.C., '96 Beretta, E/A, 8.322, 0.062
8) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 9.669, 0.419
9) Cliff Wright, Ridgefield, Wash., '94 Thunderbird, A/A, (no time)

SUPER STOCK
1) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.240 seconds, -0.960 (under index)
2) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.624, -0.826
3) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.590, -0.810
4) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '85 Cutlass, GT/JA, 10.521, -0.779
5) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.470, -0.730
6) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.792, -0.708
7) Jeff Davison, Las Vegas, Nev., '89 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.748, -0.702
8) Mike Parmenter, Portland, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/P, 11.841, -0.659
9) Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/FS, 11.806, -0.644
10) Butch Walsh, Firth, Idaho, '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 9.958, -0.592

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer, V/SA, 14.512 seconds, -0.988 (under index)
2) Daniel Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.279, -0.971
3) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 10.958, -0.942
4) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 11.712, -0.938
5) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.105, -0.895
6) John Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '98 Camaro, D/SA, 10.663, -0.887
7) Craig Bloom, Gresham, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.374, -0.876
8) Cam Chowen, Prince George, B.C., '94 Camaro, C/S, 10.476, -0.874
9) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.492, -0.808
10) Mary Ann Method, Weston, Ore., '69 Nova, A/SA, 10.208, -0.792

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jeff Gillette, Benicia, Calif., '96 Trans Am, 7.009 seconds, 199.64 mph
2) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '06 Grand Am, 7.057, 195.65
3) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.265, 188.71
4) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.281, 190.23
5) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.424, 186.37
6) Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., '72 Le Mans, 7.499, 182.18
7) Rod Andreas, Silverton, Ore., '63 Corvette, 7.604, 183.48
8) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.630, 182.33
9) Steve Downs, Edgewood, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.634, 179.78
10) Dennis Myers, Prosser, Wash., '02 Neon, 7.725, 177.76

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 6.365 seconds, 216.55 mph
2) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., dragster, 6.663, 202.52
3) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 6.740, 201.52
4) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 6.885, 198.15
5) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '37 Fiat, 6.953, 199.07
6) Randy Pressel, Estacada, Ore., dragster, 6.989, 193.92
7) Tom Malicki, Brush Prairie, Wash., dragster, 7.042, 189.03
8) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 7.046, 193.84
9) Marvin Mueller, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 7.048, 191.04
10) Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., dragster, 7.126, 188.16

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
3) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.008
4) Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.020
5) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.021
6) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.023
7) Pete Miclette, Garberville, Calif., '97 GSXR, SMC, 0.076




Preview

WOODBURN, Ore. Woodburn Dragstrip will host the NAPA Auto Parts Challenge, the last event of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division on Sept. 7-9. The Lucas Oil Series event is one of 43 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional, and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. The Northwest 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 9 a.m. and continue Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have a two test sessions on Friday at noon and 4 p.m. with three qualifying runs on Saturday, at noon, 2 and 4 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 Woodburn Dragstrip are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children ages 6 to 14 are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

 

Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1 miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271. For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.

 

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

 

WHAT: NAPA Auto Parts Challenge NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event: The last of six events in Northwest Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. 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, 1 miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.

 

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, September 7-9, 2012

 

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Sept. 7 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car test sessions at noon and 4 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, Sept. 8 - 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 and 4 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, Sept. 9 - 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, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday. 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

 

BONUS PROGRAMS: NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 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 $10,000 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.

 

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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