Cowie, Lombardo take Woodburn alcohol wins

7/14/2013


DIVISION 6
Woodburn Dragstrip
Woodburn, Ore., July 12-14, 2013 

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


Sunday

WOODBURN, Ore. Sidelined Top Alcohol Dragster star Shawn Cowie, critically injured in a motorcycle accident two years ago in Nashville and told repeatedly that he'd never race again, won the Les Schwab Tires Challenge Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Woodburn Dragstrip his first time back in the seat, qualifying No. 1 and defeating red-hot Chris Demke in the final. In Top Alcohol Funny Car, John Lombardo Jr. returned to early season form with a hard-fought win over the second-quickest field ever assembled.

Cowie's triumphant return began with a 5.45 test run on Thursday that was a victory in itself. Just getting the car down the track would have been a major accomplishment, but Cowie qualified No. 1 with a 5.33 that held up throughout eliminations for low e.t. and ran low e.t. of two of three rounds, including the final, where he edged Demke, 5.41 to 5.43, to cap a fairytale weekend.

Demke, coming off a win at the Route 66 Nationals, qualified No. 2 behind Cowie with a 5.39 and advanced to his seventh final already this season with back-to-back 5.38s against Megan McKernan, who backpedaled into a wheelstand, and track co-owner Joey Severance, who banged the blower.

Cowie's Mundie's Towing team took out defending event champ Gregg Lawrence in the opening round with a 5.37 and Norwalk runner-up Ray Martin in the semi's with a 5.41. Demke and Cowie left simultaneously in the final with .054 reaction times, and Cowie pulled ahead to win by half a car, 5.41, 267 to 5.43, 268 as Demke fell out of the 5.30s and the 270-mph zone for the first time all day.

Demke's 271.00 in the semifinals was good for top speed of the meet, and his latest final-round showing catapults him over yearlong leader Jim Whiteley and into the national points lead. Cowie's victory actually is his second in a row; in his last race before his accident in April 2011, he won the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.

Lombardo scored in Top Alcohol Funny Car for the first time since the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona. He lost photo-finish finals at both the national and regional events in Houston and was upset in the first round in his most recent outing, at Tulsa. This time a close final went his way, 5.70 to 5.75 over defending event champ Jay Payne.

The final was the only race all day in which the lower-qualified driver didn't win. No. 8 Payne defeated No. 5 Steve Gasparrelli in one semifinal match, and No. 7 Lombardo took out No. 6 Sean Bellemeur in the other. In the first round, all four drivers from the top half of the field lost No. 1 Clint Thompson to Payne, No. 2 Doug Gordon to Lombardo, No. 3 Annie Whiteley to Bellemeur, and No. 4 Brian Hough to Gasparrelli.

Qualifying was a show in itself. The bump was a 5.663 the second-quickest ever behind only the 2009 Sonoma event (5.659 bump) won by Gasparrelli. Four drivers from that field also were a part of this one: Lombardo, Gordon, Gasparrelli, and Payne.

Oregon's Thompson qualified No. 1 with a 5.60, and another home state driver, Hough, set top speed with a barrage of 260-mph blasts, including a best of 262.23. Former Division 7 champion Terry Ruckman and 2013 national event winner Jirka Kaplan ran in the 5.60s and didn't qualify, and top-five driver Shane Westerfield just missed with a 5.70. The entire field was separated by less than six-hundredths of a second, from Thompson's 5.604 to Payne's 5.663.

Only one run in all of eliminations would have been quick enough to make the field Lombardo's 5.62 in the first round. He ran a 5.70 against Bellemeur in the semifinals, Payne dispatched Gasparrelli a 5.75 in the other semi, and both drivers duplicated their semifinal times in the final.

Hometown racer Paul Nero took home the trophy in Top Dragster while Brandon Huhtala defended his win from a year ago in Comp Eliminator. Nero, Eugene, Ore., beat out Jake Morris, McKinleyville, Calif., with a lap of 7.558 seconds at 177.09 mph for his second win at Woodburn. Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., defeated Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., to win back to back at Woodburn Dragstrip in his '09 GXP.

Woodburn, Ore., racer Karl Hart took out Kirby Olmsted, McMinnville, Ore., in the Pro bracket class. Hart drove his '84 Firebird to a 13.458 winning pass.

Reigning NHRA Lucas Oil National Champion Jimmy DeFrank knocked out Kory Alby who was celebrating his birthday with a final round appearance. DeFrank had a big starting line advantage and went 8.908, 152.72 for the win.

The event produced three first time winners in Mike Williams, Don Paine, and Cody Cumpton. Williams beat two-time Woodburn winner Barry Hobson in the RH Racecars Top Sportsman class with a pass of 7.306 at 190.79 mph and Paine won on a double breakout over Gary Palmateer in Super Street. Both drivers had 0.004 second reaction times but Paine, Tacoma, Wash., was better at the strip with a 10.890, 137.78. Cumpton was better on both ends of the track to knock out defending event champion Jeff Havens in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson. Havens was 0.003 at the light and 8.577 on his 8.55 dial for the win.

A pair of northwest hitters matched up in Stock Eliminator as Jody Lang faced off with Mark Faul. Lang, Puyallup, Wash., got the best of Faul in his familiar '81 Malibu wagon clocking in at 12.358, 103.62 to the quicker Faul, Tacoma, Wash., at 11.278, 116.26.

Geoff Hughes and Mike Shannon picked up wins in the Super Comp and Super Gas categories as Hughes won his third NHRA Wally trophy in beating Dale Hrenko and Shannon added one to his collection ousting Rob Willis in his '57 Corvette running 10.001 seconds at 139.34 mph.

In the Super Pro bracket class, Jim Glenn, Vancouver, Wash., joined in on the winner circle celebration defeating Charlie Dietrich with a run of 8.805, 175.71.

Northwest Division Lucas Oil racers head to Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle where they will meet up with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals August 2-4. Up next for Woodburn Dragstrip is their Friday Night Fun Drags July 19.

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

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
ROUND ONE
3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.770, 167.19 def.
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 6.018, 256.92;

1) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.377, 268.73 def.
8) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 6.082, 189.75;

5) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.535, 267.85 def.
4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 14.360, 79.62;

2) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.380, 270.59 def.
7) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 6.762, 120.87;

SEMI-FINALS
Demke, 5.389, 271.00 def. Severance, 6.775, 108.04;
Cowie, 5.419, 266.03 def. Martin, 5.719, 262.54;

FINALS
Cowie, 5.411, 267.37 def. Demke, 5.439, 268.73.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
ROUND ONE
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.628, 261.93 def.
2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 15.117, 52.34;
8) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.749, 256.33 def.
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 9.698, 95.84;

5) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.696, 254.45 def.
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 6.992, 161.31;

6) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.672, 256.55 def.
3) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.719, 254.23;

SEMI-FINALS
Payne, 5.758, 257.36 def. Gasparrelli, 5.952, 204.35;
Lombardo Jr., 5.704, 261.47 def. Bellemeur, 5.812, 253.95;

FINALS
Lombardo Jr., 5.701, 260.49 def. Payne, 5.755, 257.87.

COMP
Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.341, 180.68 def.
Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.226, 165.77.

SUPER STOCK
Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.908, 152.72 def.
Kory Alby, Coos Bay, Ore., '68 Chevelle, SS/KA, 11.083, 117.61.

STOCK
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu Wgn, N/SA, 12.358, 103.62 def.
Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '98 Firebird, D/SA, 11.278, 116.26.

SUPER COMP
Geoff Hughes, Eagle, Idaho, dragster, 8.919, 175.19 def.
Dale Hrenko, Port Orchard, Wash., dragster,8.931, 168.31.

SUPER GAS
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 10.001, 139.34 def.
Rob Willis, Edmonds, Wash., '92 Firebird, foul.

SUPER STREET
Don Paine, Tacoma, Wash., '72 Luv, 10.890, 137.78 def.
Gary Palmateer, Monmouth, Ore., '68 Firebird, 10.877, 130.54.

TOP DRAGSTER
Paul Nero, Eugene, Ore., dragster, 7.558, 177.09 def.
Jake Morris, McKinleyville, Calif., dragster, 7.017, 182.00.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.306, 190.79 def.
Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '05 Grand Am, 7.025, 192.22.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, 8.577, 151.92 def.
Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, 8.056, 153.66.

SUPER PRO
Jim Glenn, Vancouver, Wash., dragster, 8.805, 175.71 def.
Charlie Dietrich, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.609, 176.64.

PRO
Karl Hart, Woodburn, Ore., '84 Firebird, 13.458, 99.50 def.
Kirby Olmsted, McMinnville, Ore., '68 Camaro, 9.008, 150.25.


Saturday

WOODBURN, Ore. Day two is in the books and the fields are set for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Tries Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip. Qualifying was also finalized in Comp Eliminator, RH Racecars Top Sportsman and the remaining seven classes in competition. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racers battling it out in head to head competition for a chance at taking home the trophy and their share of cash and contingency awards.  Tickets 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 results for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Tries Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.334 seconds, 269.86 mph
2) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.397, 270.18
3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.406, 223.93
4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.418, 267.77
5) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.448, 267.85
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.449, 264.08
7) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.472, 263.23
8) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.517, 258.84
Not Qualified
9) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., 6.014, 233.82

First round TAD pairings
1) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.334 seconds, 269.86 mph vs.
 8) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.517, 258.84

2) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 5.397, 270.18 vs.
7) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.472, 263.23

3) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.406, 223.93 vs.
6) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.449, 264.08

4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.418, 267.77 vs.
 5) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.448, 267.85

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.604 seconds, 261.09 mph
2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 5.615, 257.80
3) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.630, 258.54
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.638, 262.23
5) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.640, 259.29
6) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.644, 256.99
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.651, 260.11
8) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.663, 258.47
Not Qualified
9) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.680, 257.36
10) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '09 Mustang, 5.687, 256.84
11) Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.704, 256.19
12) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '02 Camaro, 5.898, 245.90
13) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.899, 239.23
14) Randy Parker, Puyallup, Wash., '04 Mustang, 6.170, 219.24

First round TAFC pairings
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.604 seconds, 261.09 mph vs.
8) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '09 Mustang, 5.663, 258.47

2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '11 Mustang, 5.615, 257.80 vs.
7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.651, 260.11

3) Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., '10 Mustang, 5.630, 258.54 vs.
6) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.644, 256.99

4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '10 Mustang, 5.638, 262.23 vs.
5) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.640, 259.29

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Todd Miller, Fairview, Ore., '23 Ford T, AA/AM, 6.270 seconds, -0.700 (under index)
2) Adam Bowdish, Vancouver, Wash., '13 Cobalt, B/SMA, 7.891, -0.699
3) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.228, -0.692
4) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 9.043, -0.647
5) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.622, -0.638
6) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.216, -0.624
7) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.139, -0.611
8) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.014, -0.556
9) Steve Graham, S. San Francisco, Calif., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.399, -0.521
10) Gary Anderson, Tacoma, Wash., '05 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.249, -0.491

SUPER STOCK
1) Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.181 seconds, -1.019 (under index)
2) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 G5, GT/CA, 9.425, -0.975
3) Shawn Blair, Sumas, Wash., '68 Dart, SS/JA, 10.086, -0.914
4) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.306, -0.894
5) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.614, -0.886
6) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '06 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.816, -0.834
7) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.638, -0.762
8) Jeff Davison, Las Vegas, Nev., '89 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.697, -0.753
9) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.759, -0.741
10) Mike Parmenter, Portland, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.515, -0.685

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 10.926 seconds, -1.074 (under index)
2) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 10.962, -1.038
3) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Firebird, E/SA, 10.691, -1.009
4) Dan Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.252, -0.998
5) Angela Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '65 Valiant, K/SA, 11.695, -0.955
6) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 11.698, -0.952
7) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, CC/SA, 9.660, -0.940
8) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, A/SA, 10.064, -0.936
9) Craig Bloom, Gresham, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.346, -0.904
10) Terry Hembree, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '69 Camaro, D/SA, 10.648, -0.902

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 6.909 seconds, 200.57 mph
2) Joe Loch, Renton, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 6.939, 201.92
3) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '05 Grand Am, 6.996, 196.72
4) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.182, 192.02
5) Bob Israelson, Lynwood, Wash., '63 Corvette, 7.200, 201.25
6) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., '68 Le Mans, 7.314, 188.24
7) Doug Arthur, Auburn, Wash., '90 Beretta, 7.399, 186.79
8) Steve Downs, Edgewood, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.507, 182.81
9) Rod Andreas, Silverton, Ore., '63 Corvette, 7.548, 184.01
10) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.594, 181.63

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.144 seconds, 232.07 mph
2) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.555, 214.64
3) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., dragster, 6.562, 209.64
4) Anita Pulliam, Grand Junction, Colo., dragster, 6.599, 207.75
5) Wally Stelmach, Winnipeg, Manit., dragster, 6.608, 212.86
6) Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake, Wash., dragster, 6.608, 209.64
7) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 6.753, 200.49
8) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 6.759, 203.16
9) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, dragster, 6.825, 199.37
10) Clint Geise, Renton, Wash., dragster, 6.875, 195.10

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
3) John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002
4) Brett Payne, Vancouver, B.C., '82 Suzuki, SMC, 0.008
5) Al Omond, Abbotsford, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010
6) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.011
7) Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, SMC, 0.011
8) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012
9) Phillip Lang, Portland, Ore., '08 Suzuki, SMC, 0.013
10) Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014




Friday

WOODBURN, Ore. The NHRA Northwest division is at Woodburn Dragstrip for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Les Schwab Tries Challenge highlighted by the 260 mph Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars.  

This weekend's event is one of six in the division and one of 44 that will take place throughout the year from coast to coast with nearly 400 of the best racers from the region looking for valuable points leading toward national, regional and divisional championships. 

Racers made qualifying and time trial runs today as some of the teams in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car made test runs in preparation for their three qualifying runs on Saturday scheduled for noon, 2 and 4 p.m.  The division's Comp Eliminator, Top Dragster and RH Racecars Top Sportsman ran a single qualifying session today and will make two more on Saturday that will set their fields for Sunday's eliminations.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with final qualifying and time trials beginning at 9 a.m.  Tickets 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 Les Schwab Tries Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.248 seconds, -0.672 (under index)
2) Adam Bowdish, Vancouver, Wash., '13 Cobalt, B/SMA, 7.970, -0.620
3) Todd Miller, Fairview, Ore., '23 Ford T, AA/AM, 6.361, -0.609
4) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.657, -0.603
5) Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '98 S-10, B/T, 8.174, -0.576
6) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., dragster, G/D, 9.120, -0.570
7) Steve Graham, S. San Francisco, Calif., '09 GXP, C/A, 7.399, -0.521
8) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, 7.057, -0.513
9) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.359, -0.481
10) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.983, -0.427

SUPER STOCK
1) Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.230 seconds, -0.970 (under index)
2) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.614, -0.886
3) Shawn Blair, Sumas, Wash., '68 Dart, SS/JA, 10.121, -0.879
4) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.759, -0.741
5) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '06 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.916, -0.734
6) Jeff Davison, Las Vegas, Nev., '89 Camaro, GT/KA, 10.725, -0.725
7) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.678, -0.722
8) Jim Isherwood, Mission, B.C., '67 Belvedere, SS/DA, 9.485, -0.715
9) Mike Parmenter, Portland, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.517, -0.683
10) Rick McKinney, Richmond, B.C., '84 Cutlass, SS/LA, 10.799, -0.651

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.022 seconds, -0.978 (under index)
2) Angela Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '65 Valiant, K/SA, 11.695, -0.955
3) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, CC/SA, 9.660, -0.940
4) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, A/SA, 10.073, -0.927
5) Brian Stewart, Medford, Ore., '90 Firebird, K/SA, 11.744, -0.906
6) Dan Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.361, -0.889
7) Craig Bloom, Gresham, Ore., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.379, -0.871
8) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.402, -0.848
9) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, F/SA, 11.003, -0.847
10) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '77 Pacer, V/SA, 14.656, -0.844

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 6.909 seconds, 200.57 mph
2) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '05 Grand Am, 7.014, 196.72
3) Bob Israelson, Lynwood, Wash., '63 Corvette, 7.200, 201.25
4) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03 Corvette, 7.223, 191.57
5) Shane Molinari, Battleground, Wash., '68 Le Mans, 7.314, 188.24
6) Steve Downs, Edgewood, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.537, 182.48
7) Rod Andreas, Silverton, Ore., '63 Corvette, 7.562, 184.01
8) Dan Lundmark, Clarkston, Wash., '00 Firebird, 7.630, 179.89
9) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.635, 180.68
10) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.665, 182.07

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.144 seconds, 226.92 mph
2) Wally Stelmach, Winnipeg, Manit., dragster, 6.608, 212.86
3) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., dragster, 6.617, 207.37
4) Anita Pulliam, Grand Junction, Colo., dragster, 6.626, 207.37
5) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.728, 206.46
6) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 6.779, 202.29
7) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 6.783, 199.55
8) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, dragster, 6.846, 197.62
9) Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake, Wash., dragster, 6.882, 194.72
10) Clint Geise, Renton, Wash., dragster, 6.886, 195.05

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Brett Payne, Vancouver, B.C., '82 Suzuki, SMC, 0.008
3) Al Omond, Abbotsford, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010
4) John Widmann, Garberville, Calif., '97 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.011
5) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012
6) Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
7) Denny Alves, El Cerrito, Calif., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
8) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '06 Suzuki, SMC, 0.018
9) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.022
10) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.025



Preview

WOODBURN, Ore. - Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on July 12-14, 2013. The event is one of 44 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. The Northwest Division's RH Racecars 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 pair of 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 the Les Schwab Tires Challenge event 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: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the fourth 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 RH Racecars 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, July 12-14, 2013

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, July 12 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying are at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car test at noon and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 13 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials and qualifying are at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 14 - 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

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Gregg Lawrence, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Brandon Huhtala, Comp Eliminator; Mark Faul, Super Stock; Brad Burton, Stock Eliminator; Mike Shannon, Super Comp; Ross Childers, Super Gas; Larry Miner, Super Street; Robert Strohm, Top Sportsman; Gerald Devenpeck, Top Dragster; Jeff Havens, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS  PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2013 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 2014 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 2014 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning regional and divisional teams will share $25,000 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 2013 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.

RH RACECARS 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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