KENT, Wash. --
Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 09:37 AM
Severance, Gordon Score at Pacific Raceways
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Joey Severance and Doug Gordon took home big wins this weekend in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series at Pacific Raceways for the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Joey Severance defeated Chris Demke
Severance, Woodburn, Ore., met up with Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., for what would be a great
final round matching up numbers 1 and 2 in the national points standings for Top Alcohol Dragster
as well as the one and two qualifiers for the event. Severance had been running in the 5.20's all
weekend, as was Demke other than a 5.31 in his round 1 win over Johnny Ahten. Severance then ran
low e.t. of the event in the final posting a 5.238 second lap at 273.11 mph to Demke's 5.251 which
was his event best as well. The win moved Severance closer to Demke who held on to the top spot in
Doug Gordon defeated Sean Bellemeur
Gordon, out of Paso Robles, Calif., scored his fifth NHRA national event win and his third at
Pacific Raceways taking out Sean Bellemeur in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final. Bellemeur, Tustin,
Calif., qualified third as was out front of Gordon, the No. 1 qualifier, but Gordon ran him down
crossing the finish line in 5.609 seconds at 256.55 mph to Bellemeur's 5.650, 254.38.
Brandon Huhtala defeated Ryan Warter
In Comp Eliminator, it was local runner Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., picking up his first win
as did second generation driver Tim Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y., in Stock. It was Huhtala's third
final round appearance as he posted a run of 7.600, 146.89 in his Pontiac GXP to beat Ryan Warter,
Olalla, Wash., and his Chevy Camaro. This was Fletcher's first final round as he was better at
both ends of the track to close the deal on Mike Alley, Eagle, Idaho, with a run of 11.148, 110.09.
Terry Anderson defeated Alan Falcone
Marc Heritage, Spanaway, Wash., and Kyle Colletti, Snohomish, Wash., also scored their first NHRA
national event wins this weekend with Heritage beating Rodger Comstock, Las Vegas, in a double
breakout in Super Comp and Colletti winning over John Ermish, Renton, Wash., in Super Street.
Heritage was out first then broke out by just .001 seconds with Comstock running 8.884, breaking
out by .016. Colletti went 10.899 at 147.52 mph after Ermish rolled the beam with a red light foul
Tim Fletcher defeated Mick Alley
Mike Shannon rounded out the list of winners as he bagged his second win in his third final at the
Seattle event. Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., CAN., drove his Chevy Corvette to a 9.920 at 145.66 to end
Sparks, Nev., racer Tanner Hiatt's day who ran 9.914 at 159.51 in his losing effort. Shannon won
here back in 2009 as well.
Marc Heritage defeated Rodger Comstock
NHRA Northwest Division racers will return to Pacific Raceways in two weeks for the Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series West Region event, August 15-17.
Mike Shannon (far lane) defeated Tanner Hiatt
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series O'Reilly Auto Parts
NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Kyle Colletti defeated John Ermish
Joey Severance, 5.238, 273.11 def. Chris Demke, 5.251, 273.00.
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Doug Gordon, Ford Mustang, 5.609, 256.55 def. Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.650, 254.38.
Brandon Huhtala, Pontiac GXP, 7.600, 146.89 def. Ryan Warter, Chevy Camaro, foul.
Terry Anderson, Chevy Nova, 10.076, 131.28 def. Alan Falcone, Chevy Cavalier, 9.380, 134.97.
Tim Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 11.148, 110.09 def. Mick Alley, Camaro, 10.488, 126.27.
Marc Heritage, Dragster, 8.899, 174.17 def. Rodger Comstock, Dragster, 8.884, 176.51.
Mike Shannon, Chevy Corvette, 9.920, 145.66 def. Tanner Hiatt, Corvette, 9.914, 159.51.
Kyle Colletti, Chevy, 10.899, 147.52 def. John Ermish, Chevelle, broke.
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