BOISE, Idaho -- Over 500 racers, representing NHRA's Northwest division took to the track for the first day of time trials at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals.
A total of 16 member tracks are expected to complete for team honors, with defending champion, and host track, Firebird Raceway hoping to defend their title.
"We are very excited to have the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals here at Firebird for the first time in 7 years. We look forward to defending our title; it would be especially nice to win it on our home turf," said Firebird Raceway's Scott New.
Saturday morning, racers will once again suit up for a round of time trials. Saturday afternoon, qualified racers will compete in the highly regarded Race of Champions, which will qualify four drivers for the Summit Racing NHRA National E.T Finals, to be held at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, November 8-11 in Pomona, Calif. There they will complete for a "winner-takes-all" $5000 purse.
Gates will open tomorrow at 7 a.m. Time trials for all categories will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with eliminations for the Race of Champions set to begin at 1 p.m.
The following is the list of racers who will be competing in the NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals Race of Champions:
Mission Raceway; Mission, B.C., Canada Jim Behnke Martin Rachel John Korfiatis Cory Thompson Damien Giddens John Dwyer Terry Spargo Tye McCann Chris Brandt Ken Burns Lisa Rastad Lorne Ridley Al Ormond Bill Bourdon Stewart Keines Jan Cook Eagle Motorplex; Ashcroft, B.C., Canada Carl Wardrobe Holly Clark Dave Copeland Diane Jackman Jeff Buechler Tammy Ladret Cory Ferguson David Rastad Ryan Ladret Dave Desnover Bob Behnke Al Hampton Dave Jung Wilf Friesen Colin Moore Jamie Smith Ann Copeland North Central Motorsports Park; Prince George, B.C., Canada Nicole Brandner Chris Smith Race City Motorsport Park; Calgary, Alberta, Canada Ted Buzunis Rod Havens Tom Bonin Tom Skjonsberg Glenn Bazylo Andy Scheu Al Williams Paul Boucherd Corey Burkitt Steve Cross Mark Hall Randy Morken Brett Hawker Geoff Buckenham Cody Scheu Brook Hawker Firebird Raceway; Boise, Idaho Tom Elliot Brian Burger John Shaffer Chris Jaggers Matt Paulin Jackie Alley Chris Wood Dennis Jorgensen Scott Busby Jennifer Krueger Molli Wingert Dale Beverlin Richard Pedraza Joe Collette Jacob Wood Monte Stills Cody Gardner Kristi Dever Necia Cox Timmy Wallace Mike Breshears Cory Zibizaieta Lewistown Raceway; Lewistown, Montana Brian Barnhart Don Whitcome Bob Braulick Jim Hughes Dave Newton Dean Stapleton Chuck Dirkson AJ Braulick David Trenk Lost Creek Raceway; Anaconda, Montana Larry Allen Bill Biggers Hugh Martinsen Jim Richey Tom Howard Ron Fassett Jennifer Denboer Amy Long Chris Schell Isaiah Nelson Kathy Garrett Gary Fasset Crissi Lescantz Blake Buchanan Cody Cunningham Paul Jordon Jeff Porter Zach Cunningham Mike Butterfield Mike Blassinger Danny Eck Todd Porter Coos Bay International Speedway; North Bend, Oregon Brittany Cooper Cynthia Dawson Lindsey Lawrence Craig Rych Dan Dollins Don Richardson Tracey Bailey Mike Lunetta Ken Stevens Mike Morales Mark Dawson Michael Goding Marvin Walton Allen Williams Archie Aldrich Steve Cooper Eric Denny Rick Smyth Paul Nero Lakeview Dragstrip; Lakeview, Oregon Bill Baker Clydeen Dick Melvin Dick Carl Sundet Ric Cobian Ernie Lucas Bob Bomengen Jesse Alexander Mike Yates Nolan Ringulet Janine Sundet Madras Raceway Park; Madras, Oregon Dan Freeman Barney Davis Rod Gregg Debbie Kroske Gina Nimmo Fred Lang Tom Stockero Loren Rehwinkle Larry Bangs Odell Titsworth Vicki McKelvey Harold Jacobus Rich Davis Gary McMackin Neil Fagen Joel Laton Willie Wright Portland International Raceway; Portland, Oregon Gary Ericksen Steve Laskowske Nick Nicholson Mike Nicholson Jedy Lang Casey Allum Joe Richardson Caory Seekins David Chun, Jr. Jim Bradford Justin Saxe Shirley Good Andy Tabor Jason DeTour Van Smith Jay Vandehey Don Vandehey Bryce Livesay Sammy Scott Matt Tumlinson Charlie Till Southern Oregon Dragway; White City, Oregon Brian Kolkemo Denny Gilliland John Ruff Steve Dehle Pat Marino Wayne Floyd John Cymbala Dan Holscher Romona Hartman Tom Wilcox Tim Huffine Mike Wescom Gwen Herndon Scott Pollacheck Jerry Stinson Brent Michael Woodburn Dragstrip; Woodburn, Oregon Jason Heard Bob Schmidt Derrick Jackson Mike Miller Jerry Durant, Jr. Marv Buchanan Bill Prince Dave Flett Jerry Weber Mike Connell Robert Shaffer Bremerton Raceway; Bremerton, Washington David Weis Branson Bills Nate Bills Rob Hoffman Tyler Krick Kraig Heinz Stacy Hesch Milo Bennett James Empey Jason Biscay Jerry Gossette Steve Adams Terry Malm Mike Allen Richard Smith Rick Welter Ken O'Keef Jim Bruns Kim Brynn Lonnie Sharkey Dennis Kooker Renegade Raceways; Yakima, Washington Dave Docken Bret Lombard Rick Jarnecke Gary Stoddard Cindy Fluaitt Larry Harmon Roy Scoggins Don Asbury Steve Beggerly Wayne Linder, Jr. Joe Payne Bryan Hudson Steve Miller Dan Partridge Craig Worrell Kyle Holden Cory Worrell Jessica Leddbetter Kyle Scholtfield Michelle Elliot Seattle International Raceway; Kent Washington Dale Green Al Chinn Gary Estes Brian Horn Randy Steinman Jon Mormon Scott Lewsley Gene Furman Bob Burleen John Mandelin Cobina Olin Mark Feuerborn Dan Dahl Andre Williams Sean Kennedy Amanda Lason Caroline Stedman Jeramie Ronan
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