Pacific Raceways Lucas Oil winners crowned

8/21/2016


DIVISION 6
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Wash., Aug. 18-21, 2016


Saturday

KENT, Wash. - Elimination rounds ensued from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Les Schwab Tires at Pacific Raceways. Hundreds of racers squared off in head to head competition.  Winners were recognized in Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that make up the nationwide series.

Garret Bateman, Albany, Ore., and Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., faced off in the final round of Top Alcohol Dragster. Bateman ran 5.336 seconds, 267.64 mph to handedly defeat McKernan 5.923 seconds, 194.72 mph. In the Top Alcohol Funny Car finale, Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., ran 5.774 seconds, 252.52 mph to defeat Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., 5.761 seconds, 257.33 mph.

Sunday's event produced multiple home state winners at Pacific Raceways. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., hit 8.085, 155.20 mph defeating Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., 8.801 153.70 in the Comp final round. In the Stock Eliminator final, it was Greg Kielman, Vancouver, Wash., who went 11.585, 109.50 defeating Larry Peterson, Eugene, who had a runner up pass of 10.540, 122.67.

Greg Hehr of Ravensdale, Wash., ran 9.937, 117.29 to defeat Dave Kelly of Walla Walla, Wash., who had a runner up finish of 9.898, 157.61 for the Super Gas finale. In Super Street, Jeff Jackson, Tacoma, Wash., cruised at 10.876, 152.54 edging out Stephanie Frisch, Prosser, Wash., 10.868, 125.52.

Shawn Herbst, Selah,Wash., hit 7.156, 192.93 to defeat Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., 6.980, 198.06 in the Top Sportsman final presented by JBS. In the Top Dragster final presented by Rig Rentals, Tony Burton, Lacey, Wash., 7.143, 187.18 defeated Kevin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., 6.958, 195.39.

In Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson, Danny Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., got the starting line advantage and hit 8.155, 152.85  to beat out Jim Werre, Renton, Wash., 9.847, 137.69.

Other drivers visiting the winner's circle were; John Chitwood in Super Pro, Rick McKinney, Richmond, B.C., in Super Stock, Trevor Harkema, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in Super Comp, and Dennis McGinnis, Maple Valley, Wash., in Pro.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event presented by Les Schwab Tires at Pacific Raceways:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., '08 , 5.336, 267.64  def.
Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., '09 , 5.923, 194.72.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '06 Mustang, 5.774, 252.52  def.
Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '15 Camaro, 5.761, 257.33.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.085, 155.20  def.
Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Grand AM, H/A, 8.801, 153.70.

SUPER STOCK
Rick McKinney, Richmond, B.C., '84 Cutlass, GT/KA, 10.699, 122.99  def.
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, GT/JA, 10.797, 119.98.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Greg Kielman, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, G/SA, 11.585, 109.50  def.
Larry Peterson, Eugene, Ore., '71 Chevelle, B/SA, 10.540, 122.67.

SUPER COMP
Trevor Harkema, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, '06 TNT, 8.935, 170.64  def.
Justin Juel, Spokane, Wash., '09 American, 8.925, 177.46.

SUPER GAS
Greg Hehr, Ravensdale, Wash., '90 Camaro, 9.937, 117.29  def.
Dave Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '02 Firebird, 9.898, 157.61.

SUPER STREET
Jeff Jackson, Tacoma, Wash., '68 Mustang, 10.876, 152.54  def.
Stephanie Frisch, Prosser, Wash., '67 Satellite, 10.868, 125.52.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.156, 192.93  def.
Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.980, 198.06.

TOP DRAGSTER
Tony Burton, Lacey, Wash., '07 Mullis, 7.143, 187.18  def.
Kevin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., '03 Hadman, 6.958, 195.39.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
Danny Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, 8.155, 152.85  def.
Jim Werre, Renton, Wash., '12 Kawasaki, 9.847, 137.69.

SUPER PRO
John Chitwood, , , '01 Sarmento, 7.491, 175.18  def.
Brianna Lindsey, Puyallup, Wash., '04 Worthy, 7.291, 176.30.

PRO
Dennis McGinnis, Maple Valley, Wash., '88 Mustang, 10.128, 132.97  def.
Aaron Durham, Roy, Wash., dragster, foul.


Saturday

KENT, Wash. Racers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes made final qualifying runs today that set their fields for Sunday's eliminations for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires at Pacific Raceways.  The top eight racers in each class will go into eliminations beginning on Sunday at noon 9:15 a.m.

The Les Schwab Tire sponsored NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Regional event is the fifth of six 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.  Other classes competing include Comp Eliminator, JBS Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series that took to the track on Friday and will conclude on Sunday with final eliminations and the winner's circle celebration. 

Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m.  Racing begins at 9:15 a.m.  Tickets for the event are $20 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 per day and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information call Pacific Raceways (253) 639-5927 or visit www.pacificraceways.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.340 seconds, 271.52 mph
2) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.340, 270.10
3) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.346, 266.64
4) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 5.357, 268.92
5) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.386, 268.44
6) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.459, 268.17
7) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.521, 271.68
8) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 8.745, 101.52

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '15 Camaro, 5.619 seconds, 261.62 mph
2) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '16 Camaro, 5.619, 260.71
3) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '16 Camaro, 5.657, 261.32
4) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.660, 259.11
5) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '06 Mustang, 5.773, 251.20
6) Mark Tarabochia, Astoria, Ore., '05 Pontiac, 5.913, 243.02

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 9.003 seconds, -0.717 (under index)
2) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.315, -0.665
3) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.268, -0.652
4) Ken Reich, Edmonton, Alb., '13 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.095, -0.615
5) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.099, -0.611
6) Brandon Huhtala, Lake Tapps, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 7.445, -0.515
7) Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., '02 Cavalier, A/AP, 6.759, -0.471
8) Bruce Perkin, Maple Ridge, B.C., '96 Beretta, F/A, 8.281, -0.359
9) Dino Kost, Auburn, Wash., '98 Swindahl, B/DA, 7.366, -0.094
10) Michael Cherry, Hermiston, Ore., '81 Monza, E/A, 8.398, 0.048

SUPER STOCK
1) Troy Olsonawski, Federal Way, Wash., '66 Malibu Wagon, SS/OA, 11.191 seconds, -1.109 (under index)
2) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Cobra JET, FSS/D, 8.888, -1.012
3) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.854, -0.946
4) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.710, -0.940
5) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.165, -0.935
6) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.480, -0.920
7) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.106, -0.894
8) Byron Setters, Mesa, Ariz., '12 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.388, -0.862
9) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 Pontiac G5, GT/BA, 9.396, -0.854
10) Rick McKinney, Richmond, B.C., '84 Cutlass, GT/KA, 10.697, -0.753

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steven Horton, Port Orchard, Wash., '72 Ford, U/SA, 13.826 seconds, -1.024 (under index)
2) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.537, -1.013
3) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 8.731, -0.969
4) Kelly Thomas, Auburn, Wash., '94 Ram, M/SA, 11.893, -0.957
5) Pete Kost, Sunmer, Wash., '77 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.501, -0.949
6) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.376, -0.924
7) James Boyce, Sultan, Wash., '88 Mustang, K/SA, 11.739, -0.911
8) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '77 Pacer, V/SA, 14.601, -0.899
9) Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '96 Firebird, C/SA, 10.505, -0.895
10) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.112, -0.888

SUPER COMP
1) Scott Dean, Olathe, Kan., '04 Worthy, S/C, 8.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Justin Juel, Spokane, Wash., '09 American, S/C, 8.902, 0.002
3) Michael Woodard, Sepastopol, Calif., '07 Yancer, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
4) Jeff Connelly, Mesa, Ariz., '03 Racetech, S/C, 8.905, 0.005
5) Darral Petitt, Bonney Lake, Wash., '99 Peyton, S/C, 8.908, 0.008
6) Jackson Gradin, Spokane, Wash., '07 Undercover, S/C, 8.909, 0.009
7) John Dalrymple, , , '09 Mullis, S/C, 8.913, 0.013
8) Greg Pessemier, Tacoma, Wash., '05 Parker, S/C, 8.920, 0.020
9) Randy Beck, Tacoma, Wash., '02 Undercover, S/C, 8.921, 0.021
10) Chuck Linne, Port Orchard, Wash., '01 Undercover, S/C, 8.925, 0.025

SUPER GAS
1) Al Phee, Crossfield, Alb., '68 Camaro, S/G, 9.901 seconds, 0.001 (over index)
2) Ross Childers, Gladstone, Ore., '84 Thunderbird, S/G, 9.902, 0.002
3) Don Juel, Spokane, Wash., '57 Corvette, S/G, 9.906, 0.006
4) Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.907, 0.007
5) Gary Culp, Hermiston, Ore., '71 Duster, S/G, 9.909, 0.009
6) Eddy Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '63 Corvette, S/G, 9.911, 0.011
7) Andy Boen, Yakima, Wash., '91 Probe, S/G, 9.912, 0.012
8) Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, S/G, 9.915, 0.015
9) Ron Mac Kenzie, New Westminister, B.C., '57 Corvette, S/G, 9.918, 0.018
10) Casey Ladd, Welches, Ore., '67 Ford, S/G, 9.923, 0.023

SUPER STREET
1) Earl Cunningham, Enumclaw, Wash., '81 Mustang, S/ST, 10.900 seconds, 0.000 (over index)
2) Stephanie Frisch, Prosser, Wash., '67 Satellite, S/ST, 10.902, 0.002
3) Nikki Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.903, 0.003
4) Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '67 Camaro, S/ST, 10.904, 0.004
5) Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., '68 Camaro, S/ST, 10.909, 0.009
6) Steve Beggerly, Seatac, Wash., '68 Firebird, S/ST, 10.911, 0.011
7) Bob Landry, Tacoma, Wash., '69 Road Runner, S/ST, 10.917, 0.017
8) Don Paine, Tacoma, Wash., '72 Chevy LUV, S/ST, 10.917, 0.017
9) Larry Miner, Sedro-Wolley, Wash., '69 Camaro, S/ST, 10.918, 0.018
10) Jeffrey Oien, Spokane, Wash., '77 Monza, S/ST, 10.919, 0.019

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.780 seconds, 202.82 mph
2) Joe Loch, Renton, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 6.865, 205.63
3) Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, Glendora, Calif., '70 Barracuda, 6.924, 198.70
4) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.951, 198.55
5) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.978, 198.35
6) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.193, 192.80
7) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., '06 Grand AM, 7.204, 190.27
8) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., '70 Mustang, 7.208, 193.90
9) Mike Ferderer, Buckley, Wash., '06 Grand AM, 7.219, 189.92
10) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.223, 199.14

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., '07 Parker, 6.035 seconds, 230.21 mph
2) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., '13 Spitzer, 6.142, 229.08
3) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., '15 Dragster, 6.204, 230.76
4) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.257, 219.83
5) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., '14 Spitzer, 6.424, 214.11
6) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., '02 Undercover, 6.450, 210.87
7) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., '08 TNT, 6.497, 210.47
8) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., '12 Sarmento, 6.568, 209.14
9) Mike MacBrair, Napa, Calif., '09 Sarmento, 6.623, 205.13
10) Tom Koenen, Tuscon, Ariz., '06 Neil & Parks, 6.627, 199.70

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Jim Werre, Renton, Wash., '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004 seconds reaction time
2) Mark Sires, Auburn, Wash., '06 Zx102, SMC, 0.006
3) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki ZX7, SMC, 0.006
4) Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.007
5) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.010
6) Russ Rockwell, Centralia, Wash., '00 Buell, SMC, 0.010
7) Brandon Hinton, Ellensburg, Wash., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012
8) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.013
9) Danny Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.019
10) Jake Havens, Lynnwood, Wash., '08 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.021



Friday

KENT, Wash. Racing continued today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event presented by Les Schwab Tires, the fifth of six in the NHRA Northwest Division where drivers will earn points leading to national, regional and divisional championships.

Today the 270 mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes highlighted the event making their initial qualifying runs.  They continue with a pair of qualifying runs on Saturday at noon and 3:30 pm which will set their fields for Sunday's eliminations.

The division's JBS Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and Comp Eliminator classes also made a single run today, and will make final qualifying passes on Saturday at 11:45 and 3:15 p.m.  Super Stock, Super Gas and the rest of the classes in competition ran qualifying and time trials today, which will continue tomorrow, followed by early rounds of eliminations, and final eliminations on Sunday. 

Final qualifying on Saturday will also include the final round of eliminations for all classes from the Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals that were postponed two weeks ago at Pacific Raceways due to rain.

Tickets for the Pacific Raceways event are $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children ages 6-12 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  All tickets include a Pit Pass.  For more information, please call the track, (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 Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.340 seconds, 270.10 mph
2) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.344, 265.01
3) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.346, 266.64
4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.435, 265.90
5) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.546, 266.90
6) James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., 6.081, 184.37
7) Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., 8.745, 101.52
8) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 11.405, 78.00

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '16 Camaro, 5.657 seconds, 261.32 mph
2) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '15 Camaro, 5.763, 258.81
3) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '06 Mustang, 5.796, 250.97
4) Mark Tarabochia, Astoria, Ore., '05 Pontiac, 5.913, 243.02
5) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 10.472, 81.85
6) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '16 Camaro, 14.255, 84.62

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '05 Cavalier, D/SMA, 8.315 seconds, -0.665 (under index)
2) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 9.056, -0.664
3) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.268, -0.652
4) Ken Reich, Edmonton, Alb., '13 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.095, -0.615
5) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.099, -0.611
6) Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., '02 Cavalier, A/AP, 6.759, -0.471
7) Dino Kost, Auburn, Wash., '98 Swindahl, B/DA, 9.956, 2.496
8) Brandon Huhtala, Lake Tapps, Wash., '10 GXP, C/A, 13.830, 5.870
9) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '05 Grand AM, H/A, 22.763, 13.443

SUPER STOCK
1) Troy Olsonawski, Federal Way, Wash., '66 Malibu Wagon, SS/OA, 11.191 seconds, -1.109 (under index)
2) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Cobra JET, FSS/D, 8.910, -0.990
3) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/FA, 9.854, -0.946
4) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.165, -0.935
5) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.727, -0.923
6) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.480, -0.920
7) Byron Setters, Mesa, Ariz., '12 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.388, -0.862
8) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., '09 Pontiac G5, GT/BA, 9.396, -0.854
9) Rick McKinney, Richmond, B.C., '84 Cutlass, GT/KA, 10.697, -0.753
10) Steve Schwab, Auburn, Wash., '85 Z28, GT/GA, 10.234, -0.666

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Steven Horton, Port Orchard, Wash., '72 Ford, U/SA, 13.826 seconds, -1.024 (under index)
2) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.537, -1.013
3) Kelly Thomas, Auburn, Wash., '94 Ram, M/SA, 11.893, -0.957
4) Pete Kost, Sunmer, Wash., '77 Cutlass, J/SA, 11.501, -0.949
5) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.376, -0.924
6) James Boyce, Sultan, Wash., '88 Mustang, K/SA, 11.739, -0.911
7) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 8.789, -0.911
8) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '77 Pacer, V/SA, 14.601, -0.899
9) Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '96 Firebird, C/SA, 10.505, -0.895
10) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.112, -0.888

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, '63 Corvette, 6.780 seconds, 202.82 mph
2) Joe Loch, Renton, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 6.878, 205.63
3) Lynsi Snyder-ellingson, Glendora, Calif., '70 Barracuda, 6.924, 198.12
4) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.966, 198.55
5) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.978, 198.35
6) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.193, 192.80
7) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., '70 Mustang, 7.208, 193.90
8) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.223, 199.14
9) Kirk Lanz, Mission, B.C., '69 Camaro, 7.225, 189.71
10) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.263, 190.48

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., '07 Parker, 6.035 seconds, 230.21 mph
2) Jon Bradford, Tucson, Ariz., '13 Spitzer, 6.142, 229.08
3) Bob Button, Winters, Calif., '15 Dragster, 6.204, 230.76
4) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.257, 219.83
5) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., '14 Spitzer, 6.424, 214.11
6) Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley, Ore., '02 Undercover, 6.450, 210.87
7) Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi, Calif., '08 TNT, 6.497, 210.47
8) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., '12 Sarmento, 6.581, 207.56
9) Tom Koenen, Tuscon, Ariz., '11 Spitzer, 6.627, 193.27
10) John Bond, Winters, Calif., '11 Dragster, 6.636, 208.39

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON
1) Jim Werre, Renton, Wash., '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004 seconds reaction time
2) Mark Sires, Auburn, Wash., '06 Zx102, SMC, 0.006
3) Brandon Hinton, Ellensburg, Wash., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012
4) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '04 Suzuki, SMC, 0.013
5) Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.014
6) Russ Rockwell, Centralia, Wash., '00 Buell, SMC, 0.015
7) Danny Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.019
8) Jake Havens, Lynnwood, Wash., '08 Hayabusa, SMC, 0.021
9) Doug Schumann, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '98 Suzuki, SMC, 0.026
10) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.032



Preview

KENT, Wash. The Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires will take place at Pacific Raceways on August 18-21. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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 JBS 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 event will kick off on Thursday with elimination rounds for the postponed Lucas Oil event from Spokane County Raceway originally scheduled earlier this year. All classes will get one time trial followed by all rounds of eliminations and the winner's circle ceremony.

Friday kicks off the Pacific Raceways Lucas Oil event as gates open at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are at 9:15 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at noon and 3 p.m. and Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 3:30 p.m. Eliminations for some classes begin Saturday afternoon and continue Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run round 1 at noon on Sunday.

Final qualifying on Saturday will also include the final round of eliminations for all classes from the Protect the Harvest NHRA Nationals that were postponed two weeks ago at Pacific Raceway due to rain.

Tickets for the Pacific Raceways event are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children ages 6-12 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. All tickets include a Pit Pass.

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: Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires , one of six events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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 JBS 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.

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

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, Aug. 18 - Gates open at 8 a.m. time trials start at 9 a.m. followed immediately by eliminations for the Spokane County Raceway Lucas Oil event eliminations and run to conclusion.

FRIDAY, Aug. 19 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials start at 9:15 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at noon and 3 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 20 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials continue at 9:15 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualify at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at noon and 3:30 p.m. Final qualifying will include final round eliminations for all classes from the Pacific Raceways national event.

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9:15 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car run round 1 at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $20 Friday; $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 year old are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. For more information please call Pacific Raceways, (253) 639-5927 or visit www.PacificRaceways.com.

2015 EVENT WINNERS: Chris Demke, Top Alcohol Dragster; Sean Bellemeur, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Jeff Lane, Comp Eliminator; Alan Falcone, Super Stock; Tommy Gaynor, Stock Eliminator; Brian Preszler, Super Comp; Mike Shannon, Super Gas; Todd Sims, Super Street; Don Sefton, Top Sportsman; Andy Morris, Top Dragster; Ted Brown, 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 2016 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 2017 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 2017 Jegs Allstars to be held at the 2017 K&N Filters NHRA Route 66 Nationals. 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 2017 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.

JBS 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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