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Sat, 23 Sep 2000, 11:00 AM

Henkelman, August Jr. Crush Southern Oregon Dragway Track Records
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MEDFORD, Ore. -- Over 300 racecars and motorcycles from the NHRA Northwest Division took over the newly renovated Southern Oregon Dragway for the finale the NHRA Northwest Division Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series. In Friday's qualifying, Brandon Henkelman of San Jose, Calif. and Ron August Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif. annihilated the track records in Federal-Mogul Dragster and Federal-Mogul Funny Car, respectively.

In Federal-Mogul Dragster qualifying, six of the nine cars that qualified on Friday were quick enough to break the track e.t. and speed record of 5.95 seconds at 247 mph set in a '98 by John Shoemaker of Sacramento, Calif. Henkelman gets the honor of being the quickest Federal-Mogul Dragster to complete the Medford, Ore. quarter-mile with a pass of 5.592 seconds at 248.46 mph. Mark Hentges of Federal Way, Wash. put his claim on the track speed record with a pass of 5.775 seconds at 251.50 mph, which was good enough for the No. 4 qualifying position. Oregon residents, Steve Federlin of Oregon City, Ore. qualified No. 3 and Gregg Lawrence of Salem, Ore. qualified No. 5.

"I am beginning to like Oregon a lot, " said Henkelman. "I won my first Federal-Mogul Dragster race in Woodburn [Ore.] earlier this year and now we blow away the track record in Medford. If the track stays as good as it was today we will come out shooting for another track record tomorrow" Ron August Jr. drove his '00 Chevrolet Camaro Federal-Mogul Funny Car to the No. 1 qualifying position and the track speed record with a run of 5.967 seconds at 242.34 mph. Brian Hough of Eugene, Ore. set the Federal-Mogul Funny Car track e.t. record in '99 with a pass of 5.95 seconds at 239 mph. Three local drivers made an impressive showing on the first day of qualifying, John Hyland of Springfield, Ore. qualified No. 2, Lloyd Bandle of Jacksonville, Ore. qualified No. 3, and Clint Thompson of Klamath Falls, Ore. qualified No. 6.

Qualifying and time trials will continue at Southern Oregon Dragway on Saturday at 8 a.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. Federal-Mogul Dragster and Funny Car will have qualifying sessions at noon and 4 p.m.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series event at Southern Oregon Dragway:

FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER
1. Brandon Henkelman, San Jose, Calif. 5.592* seconds, 248.46 mph
2. Duane Shields, Las Vegas, Nev., 5.686, 251.43
3. Steve Federlin, Oregon City, Ore., 5.742, 248.65
4. Mark Hentges, Federal Way, Wash., 5.775, 251.50*
5. Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.789, 239.18
6. John Shoemaker, Sacramento, Calif., 5.827, 241.79
7. Paul Jones, Stockton, Calif., 6.203, 171.90
8. Gary Anderson, Anaheim, Calif., 7.539, 133.58
9. Brad Hansen, Custer, Wash., 13.596, 55.85

FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR 
1. Ron August Jr., Pleasonton, Calif., '00 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.967 seconds,
242.34 mph*
2. John Hyland, Springfield,Ore., '00 Camaro, 5.980, 240.52
3. Lloyd Bandle, Jacksonville, Ore., '96 Pontiac Firebird, 6.064, 239.56
4. Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '00 Dodge Avenger, 6.080, 235.63
5. Dan McGlone, Gladstone, Ore., '99 Camaro, 6.107, 236.74
6. Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '97 Camaro, 6.461, 204.56
7. Bucky Austin, Fife, Wash., '00 Camaro, 13.110, 84.11
* Track Record

COMP ELIMINATOR
1. Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., Dragster, G/D, 9.418, 134.74
(0.712-seconds under Index)
2. Jim Warter, Fox Island, Wash., '92 Chevrolet Camaro, B/SM, 8.901, 151.41
(-0.549)
3. Craig Schuck, Eugene, Ore., Dragster, C/ED, 7.539, 177.93 (-0.541)
4. Ed Schuck Jr., Eugene, Ore., Dragster, C/ED, 7.558, 175.74 (-0.522)
5. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '34 Chevrolet Roadster, B/SR, 8.316,
157.38 (-0.504)
6. Nick Jondahl, Battle Ground, Wash., '92 Pontiac Firebird, G/A, 9.128,
147.55 (-0.502)
7. John Edwards, Claremont, Calif., '96 Dodge Avenger, C/EA, 8.472, 157.85
(-0.498)
8. Adam Bowdish, Lake Oswego, Ore., '89 Firebird, C/SM, 9.196, 146.53
(-0.484)
9. Bruce Perkin, Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, '87 Pontiac Trans-am, B/SM,
8.960, 152.02 (-0.482)
10. Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '00 Firebird, C/A, 7.825, 178.76
(-0.455)

SUPER STOCK
1. Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '98 Dodge Avenger, GT/TD, 10.837, 121.26
(1.093-seconds under Index)
2. Dave Rayburn, Modesto, Calif., '68 Dodge Dart, SS/AA, 9.100, 144.62
(-1.050)
3. Howard Thompson, Wildomar, calif., '95 Ford Mustang, GT/EA, 10.070,
130.78 (-1.050)
4. Bob Lambeck, Northridge, Calif., '98 Oldsmobile Cutlass, SS/CM, 9.026,
149.46 (-1.024)
5. Terry Sherrill, Klamath Falls, Ore., '57 Chevrolet Corvette, SS/AM,
8.678, 155.69 (-1.022)
6. Bob Mazzolini, Grant Pass, Ore., '99 Chrysler Sebring, GT/IA, 10.735,
122.59 (-0.945)
7. Guy Czarniak, Redding, Calif., '69 Chevrolet Camaro, SS/DA, 9.743,
137.27 (-0.917)
8. Bill Blakeney, Bell, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/HA, 10.154, 128.15 (-0.916)
9. Don Thomas, Spruce Grove, Alb., Canada, '89 Camaro, GT/DA, 10.131,
131.92 (-0.839)
10. Bill Stewart, Marysville, Wash., '78 Plymouth Cuda, SS/KA, 10.939,
119.96 (-0.791) 

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1. Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Chevrolet Camaro, E/SA, 10.993,
119.70 (1.187-seconds under Index)
2. Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '70 Plymouth GTX, C/SA, 10.748, 121.57
(-1.132)
3. Rob Youngblood, Nampa, Idaho, '71 Ford Mustang, D/S, 10.856, 120.58
(-1.124)
4. Don Elgin, Des Moines, Wash., N/SA, '74 Pontiac, 12.424, 105.62 (-1.076)
5. Don Little, Westley, Wash., '70 Plymouth Cuda, A/SA, 10.444, 126.15
(-1.026)
6. Steve Hanby, Salem, Ore., '85 Camaro, L/SA, 12.215, 107.40 (-0.985)
7. Cal Method, Kennewick,Wash., '71 Camaro, G/SA, 11.510, 114.50 (-0.980)
8. Mike Loge, Antioch, Calif., '72 Cuda, I/SA, 11.860, 110.27 (-0.930)
9. Darin Grossi, Soulsbyville, Calif., '70 Cuda, B/SA, 10.800, 122.25
(-0.930)
10. Shawn Towner, Lynnwood, Wash., '85 Camaro, K/SA, 12.229, 107.91
(-0.921)






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