BOISE, Idaho - Five Idaho racers took home trophies from this weekend's Napa Auto Parts Ignitor Opener presented by Dan Wiebold Ford Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho, led by Dan Lafferty and Kevin Griffiths.
Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, qualified No. 7 and took out Sadie Floyd, Happy Valley, Ore., in the final of Top Dragster with a lap of 7.053 seconds at 182.40 mph for the win. Lafferty is a former Ignitor winner having won back in 2010. Floyd clocked in at 7.435, 179.14
Griffiths, out of Fruitland, Idaho, got the starting line advantage in Super Gas which propelled him to his first ever Super Gas win knocking out the quicker Todd Sims in his '23 roadster while Chubback, Idaho, racer Craig Jensen beat Eagle, Idaho, resident Jacob Wood in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson. Both Jensen and Wood ride snowmobiles in the series with Jensen posting a time of 9.723 seconds at 129.49 mph.
Kris Krabill raced to the win in Nostalgia Funny Car and the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series that ran in conjunction with this weekend's event. During eliminations, Krabill ran 5.90, 5.87, and a final round 5.85, 245.63 mph with the Bucky Austin and Mike O'Brien-owned `78 Trans Am. They defeated Dan Horan Jr., who finished at 5.91, 246.64, red-lighting his chances away in the final. Horan recorded top speed of the weekend at 248.00 mph.
Rounding out the home state winners were Jim Dillon, Nampa, Idaho, and Blu Hayball, Fort Hall, Idaho. Dillon defeated Doug Wikfors, Eagle, Idaho, in Pro ET with this '90 Camaro and Hayball ran down Tom Clark with his dragster in Super Pro.
The Comp Eliminator title went to Adam Bowdish and Les Norton covered the field in Super Stock. Bowdish downed Jeff Lane in the heads-up final with a great reaction time of 0.006 seconds and an 8.203 second pass at 160.48 mph. In the final race of the day, Norton won against Brad Rounds on a breakout as Rounds was too quick by 0.008 seconds.
Other winners this weekend were Tom Gresham in Super Comp, Jody Lang in Stock, Josh Dalrymple in Super Street, and Shawn Herbst in the division's RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series
Northwest Division racers head to Spokane County Raceway for their next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, May 24-25. Next up for Firebird Raceway is their Stinker Stores double header, May 4-5.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford event at Firebird Raceway:
COMP ELIMINATOR Adam Bowdish, Vancouver, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.203, 160.48 def. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.184, 154.82. SUPER STOCK Les Norton, South Jordan, Utah, '10 Challenger, SS/FA, 10.118, 126.58 def. Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.432, 137.21. STOCK ELIMINATOR Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu Wagon, N/SA, 12.780, 100.43 def. Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer, V/SA, 15.046, 87.22. SUPER COMP Tom Gresham, Gresham, Ore., dragster, 9.194, 171.42 def. Douglas Johnson, Pleasant Grove, Utah, dragster, 9.172, 151.15. SUPER GAS Kevin Griffiths, Fruitland, Idaho, '23 roadster, 10.145, 128.27 def. Todd Sims, Puyallup, Wash., '91 Probe, 10.124, 151.26. SUPER STREET Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '67 Camaro, 11.169, 136.36 def. Brad Pattan, Emmett, Idaho, '68 Firebird, 11.160, 126.90. TOP DRAGSTER Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, dragster, 7.053, 182.40 def. Sadie Floyd, Happy Valley, Ore., dragster, 7.435, 179.14. TOP SPORTSMAN Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '63 Corvette, 8.337, 126.97 def. Robert Strohm, Seattle, Wash., '00 Mustang, foul. SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '01 Polaris, 9.732, 129.49 def. Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '01 Artic Cat, 9.104, 145.06. NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR Kris Krabill, Bellevue, Wash., '78 Firebird, 5.851, 245.63 def. Dan Horan, Sylmar, Calif., '70 Mustang, foul. SUPER PRO Blu Hayball, Fort Hall, Idaho, dragster, 7.415, 176.71 def. Tom Clark, Spokane, Wash., dragster, 7.509, 177.61. PRO ET Jim Dillon, Nampa, Idaho, '90 Camaro, 10.038, 133.86 def. Doug Wikfors, Eagle, Idaho, '63 Fury, foul.
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