Kim Parker, Jay Payne, and Bryan Hyerstay all celebrated in the winner’s circle with their teams following their final round victories at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Local Top Alcohol Dragster runner, Parker of Graham, squared off against Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., in the final round. The Defending Lucas Oil Champion, Severance came out of the gate hot but let off the throttle as he experienced mechanical issues. Parker overtook Severance, to take home her first National Event Wally, hitting 5.748 seconds, 246.48 mph.
California Top Alcohol Funny Car racers, Steve Gasparrelli from West Covina and Payne of Claremont dueled in the final round. Payne powered his way down the strip hitting 5.526 seconds, 266.00 mph, to take the victory.
Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., knocked off local Washington Comp Eliminator driver Ryan Warter of Olalla in the final round, holding off Warter down the stretch; completing his victory pass at 8.692 seconds, 146.08 mph.
Andy Morris, Olympia, Wash., cruised to victory in the final round of Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs, as Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., fouled at the starting line. In the final round of Top Sportsman presented by RacingRv’s, local racer Don Sefton of Port Orchard came from behind to upend Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah; registering a victory pass of 7.239 seconds, 170.86 mph.
Canadian Top Fuel Harley racer, Kevin Boyer of Edmonton, A.B., invaded and pulled off the mild upset; defending World Champion Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., broke shortly after launch. Boyer had his share of mechanical issue as well but was able to surpass Turner for the victory, crossing the finish line at 7.788 seconds, 150.46 mph.
The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Jeff Lane in Super Stock; Dan Davis in Super Gas; Randy Beck in Super Comp; Tom Brown in Super Street; and Jody Lang in Stock Eliminator.
The Following are the final results from the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Kim Parker, 5.748, 246.48 def. Joey Severance, 7.822, 120.43.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Jay Payne, Chevy Camaro, 5.526, 266.00 def. Steve Gasparrelli, Camaro, 5.646, 260.06.
Brian Hyerstay, Dragster, 8.692, 146.08 def. Ryan Warter, Chevy Camaro, 8.818, 151.51.
Jeff Lane, Chevy Cavalier, 8.771, 149.96 def. Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.744, 155.58.
Jody Lang, Chevy Maibu Wagon, 12.322, 104.24 def. Justin Lamb, Chevy Camaro, 9.685, 133.96.
Randy Beck, Dragster, 8.935, 167.20 def. Greg Taylor, Dragster, 8.933, 164.59.
Dan Davis, Ford Probe, 9.924, 163.99 def. Gene Kelly, Chevy Camaro, 9.929, 161.21.
Tom Brown, Chevy Nova, 10.855, 141.52 def. Larry Miner, Chevy Camaro, Foul - Red Light.
TOP FUEL HARLEY
Kevin Boyer, Harley, 7.788, 150.46 def. Jay Turner, Dixie, 15.485, 76.88.
TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Don Sefton, Pontiac GXP, 7.239, 170.86 def. Bryan Warr, Chevy Corvette, 7.277, 175.43
TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Andy Morris, Dragster, 7.516, 177.49 def. Kyle Seipel, Dragster, Foul - Red Light.