Champions crowned at Northwest Division opener in Boise

5/18/2015


DIVISION 6
Firebird Raceway
Boise, Idaho, May 15-17, 2015

Results will be posted as soon as they are available.


Monday

BOISE, Idaho Local racer Mike Coltrin of Boise, Idaho, scored the Super Gas title at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet at Firebird Raceway.

Coltrin drove his '63 Corvette straight through eliminations and into the winner's circle defeating John Whitmore, Mrytle Creek, Ore., with a run of 10.136 seconds at 156.03 mph. Whitmore, driving a '05 Cavalier, left early with a foul start.

Joining Coltrin was Scott Burton and Jeff Lane who took home trophies in Stock and Comp Eliminator respectively. Burton, Golden, Colo., faced off with his son and former division champion Brad Burton with dad getting the best of Brad in his '70 Formula crossing the finish line in 10.637 at 109.55 mph. Brad, Snohomish, Wash., came across in 10.890 seconds at 118.96 mph. Five-time division champion Lane out of North Bend, Wash., had more than enough power to hold off Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb. Lane took the early lead and never looked back posting a run of 8.156, 148.95 in his '10 Chevrolet.

Running in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series was the Nostalgia Funny Car class of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. In dominating fashion, Steven Densham wheeled his Teachers Pet Camaro to his second straight Heritage Series win. Densham qualified number one and beat Wally Giavia and Robert Overhosler in rounds one and two for the right to face off with Roger Garten in the final. Densham raced to his second straight 5.81 second pass at 240.25 mph for the win.

Defending event champion Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., won again in the Rig Rentals Top Dragster class while Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., won in the RH Race Cars Top Sportsman. Provost had a big holeshot with a .001 second reaction time to win over John Chitwood, St. Helens, Ore., in 6.713 seconds at 199.05 mph. Neibauer was out first on Ed Olpin and held on for the win in his '63 Corvette at 7.103, 187.86.

Rounding out the Lucas Oil winners were reigning Northwest Division Stock Champion Mark Faul, Tacoma Wash., in Super Stock; Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C. in Super Comp; and Becky Lindsey, Puyallup, Wash., in Super Street.

In the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson it was Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, and his '95 Suzuki taking the win against Dave Toth, Medicine Hat. Alb.

Northwest Division racers head to Mission Raceway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 5-7.

The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Chev, B/SMA, 8.156, 148.95  def.
Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '13 Camaro, B/AA, 7.088, 195.28.

SUPER STOCK
Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '98 Grand Am, GT/EA, 18.304, 61.48  def.
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, GT/IA, broke.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Formula, B/SA, 10.637, 109.55  def.
Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.890, 118.96.

SUPER COMP
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., dragster, 9.160, 169.10  def.
Katie Nelson, Hayden, Idaho, dragster, 9.130, 160.54.

SUPER GAS
Mike Coltrin, Boise, Idaho, '63 Corvette, 10.136, 156.03  def.
John Whitmore, Mrytle Creek, Ore., '05 Cavalier, foul.

SUPER STREET
Becky Lindsey, Puyallup, Wash., '66 Nova, 11.100, 143.57  def.
Todd Sims, Puyallup, Wash., '66 Nova-Chev, 11.069, 139.95.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 7.103, 187.86  def.
Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.429, 187.57.

TOP DRAGSTER
Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 6.713, 199.05  def.
John Chitwood, St. Helens, Ore., dragster, 7.058, 190.08.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 8.175, 154.37  def.
Dave Toth, Medicine Hat, Alb., '02 Zx 11, 9.041, 144.01.



Saturday

BOISE, Idaho After a rainy Friday, fields were set Saturday for all classes at Firebird Raceway and the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as nearly 400 racers will kick off eliminations on Sunday morning.

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with racing set to begin at 9.  Round 1 for Nostalgia Funny Car is scheduled for 1 p.m. with racing continuing throughout the day and culminating with the winner's circle celebration.

Spectator tickets are $20 for adults, children 15 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call 208-938-8986 or visit www.firebirdonline.com

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Chevrolet, B/SMA, 8.098 seconds, -0.662 (under index)
2) Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '13 Camaro, B/AA, 7.057, -0.623
3) Garth Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '03 Cavarlier, C/AA, 7.528, -0.512
4) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.601, -0.389
5) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '05 Grand Am, D/SM, 8.840, -0.320
6) Bruce Perkin, Maple Ridge, B.C., '92 Camaro, H/A, 9.161, -0.289

SUPER STOCK
1) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '94 Camaro, GT/EA, 9.894 seconds, -1.026 (under index)
2) Rob Blair, Dewinton, Alb., '12 Ford, FSS/B, 8.418, -1.012
3) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.941, -0.949
4) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.691, -0.759
5) James Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/FS, 12.030, -0.730
6) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '67 Chevrolet, SS/H, 10.032, -0.728
7) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.475, -0.725
8) Jim Rau, Sacramento, Calif., '95 Mustang, GT/JA, 10.922, -0.658
9) Rich Scrivner, Caldwell, Idaho, '57 Chevrolet, SS/LA, 11.139, -0.591
10) Rob Youngblood, Nampa, Idaho, '76 Corvette, SS/J, 10.485, -0.585

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Alan Messer, Orofino, Idaho, '68 Camaro, E/S, 10.964 seconds, -0.976 (under index)
2) Tommy Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '92 Chevrolet, C/SA, 10.752, -0.928
3) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.383, -0.917
4) Jerry Hatch, Lubec, Maine, '71 Plymouth, D/SA, 10.977, -0.863
5) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.447, -0.853
6) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.995, -0.845
7) Terry Hembree, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '69 Camaro, D/SA, 11.004, -0.836
8) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '62 Plymouth, A/SA, 10.444, -0.826
9) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Formula, B/SA, 10.707, -0.823
10) Jon Percy, Pocatello, Idaho, '10 Challenger, FS/D, 10.044, -0.816

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 7.067 seconds, 194.30 mph
2) Rod Hymas, Standard, Alb., '69 Camaro, 7.102, 193.90
3) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 7.151, 190.83
4) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '63 Corvette, 7.194, 189.66
5) Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., '06 Grand AM, 7.380, 186.02
6) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.416, 191.78
7) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.424, 186.82
8) Kirk Lanz, Mission, B.C., '69 Camaro, 7.477, 184.83
9) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.595, 181.30
10) Steve Downs, Milton, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.691, 178.50

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Casey Tehle, Billings, Mont., dragster, 6.618 seconds, 208.42 mph
2) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 6.653, 205.66
3) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 6.777, 201.49
4) Tim Wallace Jr, Meridian, Idaho, dragster, 6.879, 197.97
5) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 6.918, 194.52
6) Tom Koenen, Tuscon, Ariz., dragster, 6.922, 195.76
7) Gerald Devenpeck, Belfair, Wash., dragster, 6.931, 193.54
8) Curt Smith, Stony Plain, Alb., dragster, 6.943, 192.52
9) Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park, Alb., dragster, 6.955, 194.24
10) Toni Prockish, Anchorage, Alaska, dragster, 6.981, 191.19

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002 seconds reaction time
2) Ashton Davis, Middleton, Idaho, '98 Artic CAT, SMC, 0.003
3) Scott Grondahl, Nampa, Idaho, '11 BMW, SMC, 0.007
4) Tim Osmus, Middleton, Idaho, '98 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.009
5) Alex Smith, Kuna, Idaho, '06 Harley, SMC, 0.009
6) Jesse May, Boise, Idaho, '95 Suzuki Gsxr, SMC, 0.013
7) Mike Evanyshyn, Sylvan Lake, Alb., '06 Destroyer, SMC, 0.014
8) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '01 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.015
9) Mike Smith, Kuna, Idaho, '06 Harley, SMC, 0.016
10) Liz Micheletty, Kuna, Idaho, '06 Yamaha, SMC, 0.016

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1) Steven Densham, Bellflower, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.803 seconds, 242.58 mph
2) Kris Krabill, Bellevue, Wash., '78 Firebird, 5.866, 237.30
3) Tim Boychuk, Edmonton, Alb., '74 Satelite, 5.872, 229.16
4) Robert Overholser, Clovis, Calif., '77 Firebird, 5.900, 248.52
5) Richard Townsend, Oakdale, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.929, 242.67
6) Roger Garten, Fallbrook, Calif., '73 Mach 1, 6.113, 232.15
7) Marc Meadors, Alamo, Calif., '70 Camaro, 6.119, 232.71
8) Wally Giavia, Klamath Falls, Ore., '78 Challenger, 6.232, 224.02
9) Scott Stanger, West Point, Utah, '73 Cuda, 6.267, 229.94
10) Chris Davis, Spokane, Wash., '72 Vega, 6.343, 227.46


Preview

BOISE, Idaho Firebird Raceway will host the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet on May 15-17. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event is one of 45 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. The division's RH Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. 

The Ignitor will also mark the second stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series in what has been coined the Stinker Stores Nitro Knockout for the AA/Funny Car class.  Headlining the open 8-car qualified field will be the two-time and reigning Ignitor champion Kris Krabill from Kent, Wash. Krabill will drive the "Northwest Hitter" of O'Brien & Austin. He will be challenged by the March Meet winning "Teacher's Pet" Camaro of Steven Densham and his dad Gary.

Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m.  Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Nostalgia Funny Car qualify on Friday at 4 pm, and Saturday at 1 and 5 pm.  Eliminations will start Saturday afternoon for larger classes and continue Sunday at 9 a.m. Round 1 of Nostalgia Funny Car is Sunday at 1 p.m.

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

For more information call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986, or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, 45th annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet, 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 division's RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will run in conjunction with the event as well as the Nitro Nostalgia 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 15-17

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, May 15 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:30 and 2 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualify is at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 16 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualify at 1 and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 17 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m. Round 1 of Funny Car is at 1 p.m.

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

 2014 EVENT WINNERS: Aaron Strong, Comp Eliminator; Jimmy DeFrank, Super Stock; Tidor Kadar, Stock Eliminator; Tom Gresham, Super Comp; Ed Olpin, Super Gas; Chris Cannon, Super Street; Steve Downs, Top Sportsman; Dan Provost, Top Dragster; Craig Jensen, 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 2015 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 $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2015 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 2015 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional 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 2015 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 RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the 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.

RIG RENTALS 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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