2016 defending Lucas Oil World Champion Joey Severance and Jimmy DeFrank took home Wally trophies from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip.
In Top Alcohol Dragster final round, Severance, Woodburn, Ore., continued his championship defense, against TAD rival Shawn Cowie, B.C. Severance got off the line first and continued to pull away for the win. Severance registered a winning pass of 5.227 seconds, 278.89 mph. Cowie followed up at 5.260 seconds, 278.29 mph.
Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., continued his world title defense as well in the final round of Super Stock. And it was an easy day at the office as Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., triggered the red light yielding the victory to DeFrank. DeFrank made a winning pass of 9.293 seconds, 115.47 mph.
Top Alcohol Funny Car standout Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., lined up at the starting line to battle against Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo. Hunter got a small 0.010 seconds starting line advantage at the green and stayed with Gordon all the way down the track to taking the narrow hole shot win by just 0.004 seconds, for the win. Hunter finished first at 5.536 seconds, 271.65 mph. Gordon clocked in at 5.532 seconds, 269.38 mph.
Local racer Casey Depeel, Portland, Ore., made his final round debut in the Rig Rental Top Dragster finale. And he made the most of it, as he narrowly defeated Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., in a double breakout. Depeel took home the event Wally trophy, registering the win at 7.216 seconds, 179.35 mph. Giroux runner upped at 6.436 seconds, 214.79 mph.
The JBS Top Sportsman final round showcased a battle of Northern versus Southern California, Richard Okerman, of Torrance had an easy path to victory, 7.036 seconds, 196.97 mph as Ted Kellner of San Jose fouled at the line.
Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., spoiled local racer’s Mark Adams’, Portland, final round debut in Sportsman Motorcycle. Partridge grabbed a big lead off the starting line and Adams broke attempting to hold him off. Patridge took home the victory at 8.014 seconds, 160.08 mph, Adams 9.260 seconds, 138.63 mph.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Ryan Warter in Comp Eliminator; Jody Lang in Stock Eliminator; Justin Cooper in Super Comp; Chris Cannon in Super Gas; Gary Ericksen in Super Street; Stephanie Nass in Super Pro; Dustin Ward in Pro; Mike Shannon in Super Comp Shootout; Steve Laskowske in Super Gas Shootout; Larry Miner in Super Street Shootout; Sadie Floyd Top Comp Shootout; and Dylan Hough in Junior Dragster.
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is scheduled to visit the Northwest Division next on August 18th at Pacific Raceways, Kent Wash. The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
2) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.200, 277.60 def. 7) Todd Swinford, Keizer, Ore., broke;
3) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 9.096, 161.23 def. 6) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 13.977, 67.83;
4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Calif., 5.332, 274.72 def. 5) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.465, 254.45; 1) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.165, 280.54 was unopposed;
Severance, 5.251, 277.43 def. Parker, 5.307, 274.47; Cowie, 5.214, 278.63 def. Bateman, 13.130, 65.18;
Severance, 5.227, 278.89 def. Cowie, 5.260, 278.29.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
8) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.521, 269.70 def. 1) Chip Beverett, Tracy, Calif., '12 Monte Carlo, 5.561, 262.31;
2) Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.521,272.47 def. 7) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '17 Camaro, 9.891, 86.73;
3) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.493, 268.01 def. 6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.669, 263.46;
5) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '14 Camaro, 5.526, 268.81 def. 4) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '16 Camaro, 5.627, 268.09;
Hunter, 5.533, 271.49 def. Gasparrelli, 5.587, 261.39; Gordon, 5.591, 268.01 def. Payne, 10.615, 75.03;
Hunter, 5.536, 271.65 def. Gordon, 5.532, 269.38.
Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.805, 150.10 def. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.599, 125.10.
Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.293, 115.47 def. Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, foul.
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, N/SA, 12.117, 99.77 def. John Buczynski, Pitt Meadows, B.C., '70 Barracuda, E/SA, 11.051, 117.00.
Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 8.907, 172.11 def. Joe Kapler, Tacoma, Wash.,
'98 Mullis, 8.891, 167.87.
Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 9.913, 162.98 def. Ed Hutchinson, Victoria, B.C., '57 Corvette, 9.899, 162.39.
Gary Ericksen, Vancouver, Wash., '89 Probe, 10.956, 136.84 def. Ray Carlson, 100 Mile House, B.C.,
'04 Corvette, 10.830, 135.82.
JBS TOP SPORTSMAN
Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.036, 196.97 def. Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif.,
'02 Firebird, foul.
RIG RENTALS TOP DRAGSTER
Casey Depeel, Portland, Ore., '06 Mullis, 7.216, 179.35 def. Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb.,
'13 Spitzer, 6.436, 214.79.
Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, 8.014, 160.08 def. Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, 9.260, 138.63.
Dylan Hough, Junction City, Ore., dragster, 7.931, 80.93 def. Toby Payne, Claremont, Calif., '13 Motivational, foul.
Stephanie Nass, Happy Valley, Ore., '01 Undercover, 8.007, 165.50 def. Parker Theobald, St George, Utah, '01 Mullis, 8.940, 175.16.
Dustin Ward, Renton, Wash., '67 Dart, 10.074, 125.48 def. Amber Rutherford, Wemblee, Alb., '66 Mustang, 9.676, 139.21.
SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '15 American, 8.921, 170.87 def. Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash.,
'06 Undercover, 8.932, 168.79.
SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., '63 Corvette, 9.937, 165.38 def. Sam Chaney, , , '81 Monza, 9.869, 153.87.
Larry Miner, Sedro-Wolley, Wash., '69 Camaro, 10.898, 134.04 def. Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '67 Camaro, 10.879, 152.82.
TOP COMP SHOOTOUT
Sadie Floyd, Mooresville, N.C., '01 Hadman, 7.523, 174.21 def. Kurt Gross, Oregon City, Ore., '07 TNT, 7.662, 172.54.