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Mon, 07 May 2018, 16:26 PM

Cooper Doubles, Arend Wins Nostalgia Funny Car
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

BOISE, Idaho - Justin Cooper took home not one but two trophies as he pulled off the double in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series while Jeff Arend out ran Shawn Bowen for the Nostalgia Funny Car title in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac at Firebird Raceway.

Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., knocked out Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., in Super Comp running 9.159 seconds at 161.56 mph with Hiatt posting a 9.171, 161.56. In Super Street, Cooper met up with Al Quigley out of Aldergrove, B.C. Cooper's '67 Chevelle covered the quarter mile in 11.140, 129.79 to Quigley's 11.114, 140.91 in his '98 Mustang.

Arend qualified on top and beat out Jon Rice and Bobby Cottrell in rounds one and two before meeting up with No. 3 qualifier Bowen. Arend, La Verne, Calif., ran a 5.741 second pass at 249.76 mph as he slowly pulled away from Bowen at 5.866, 224.62.

Jeff Lane and Norman Lapointe joined Cooper at the top of the Lucas Oil Series winners list. Lane, North Bend, Wash., continued to rack up wins in Comp Eliminator as he held off Ralph Van Paepeghem in his '10 Cobalt with a lap of 8.143 seconds, 159.70 mph to Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, at 7.414, 177.49 in his '32 roadster.

Lapointe, out of Sherwood Park, Alb., won over Idaho racer Joe Turner from Lewistown. Lapointe crossed the finish line at 9.883, 132.33 with Turner right behind at 10.856, 119.00.

Jake Neibauer and Craig Blaisdell took home the trophies in the JBS Top Sportsman and RAD Top Dragster respectively. Neibauer outran Dan Lafferty going 6.978, 191.84 in his '63 Corvette and Blaisdell posted a 6.869 at 155.78 in his '18 dragster to beat out Dave Jackson.

Other racers taking home wins in the Lucas Oil Series were Darrick Ellam over local racer Mick Alley of Eagle, Idaho, in Stock and John Dalrymple put Jason Heard on the trailer in Super Gas. Rick Newport rode his '95 Suzuki to the win in Sportsman Motorcycle over David Wood of Eagle, Idaho.

In Summit Racing Series categories, it was Juliet Barnhart leading the way in Super Pro taking the win over Chris Jaggers. Levi Burlile out drove Carl Youngstrom in Pro and Rex Petersen out dueled Zak Pedraza in Heavy. Tanner Theobald won the Super Pro Consolation.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac:

Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., '78 Firebird, 5.741, 249.76 def. Shawn Bowen, Goodrich, Mich., '69 Camaro, 5.866, 224.62.

Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.143, 159.70 def. Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.414, 177.49.

Norman Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.883, 132.33 def. Joe Turner, Lewiston, Idaho, '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 10.856, 119.00.

Darrick Ellam, Ridgefeild, Wash., '76 Pinto, W/SA, 16.737, 78.30 def. Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.626, 123.59.

Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 9.159, 161.56 def. Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., '17 TNT, 9.171, 161.56.

John Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '04 Corvette, 10.161, 160.18 def. Jason Heard, Battle Ground, Wash., '86 Mustang, 10.152, 153.37.

Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '67 Chevelle, 11.140, 129.79 def. Al Quigley, Aldergrove, B.C., '98 Mustang, 11.114, 140.91.

Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.978, 191.84 def. Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 7.081, 184.07.

Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '18 Miller, 6.869, 155.78 def. Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., '14 Mullis, foul.

Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 8.309, 149.73 def. David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, 9.173, 132.91.

Juliet Barnhart, '00 Soran, 7.604, 173.85 def. Chris Jaggers, '02 Soran, 7.962, 166.11.

Tanner Theobald, Saint George, Utah, '14 Trick, 9.247, 161.11 def. James Warden, Santa Ana, Calif., '04 Worthy, 9.311, 151.10.

Levi Burlile, Nampa, Idaho, '63 Falcon, 10.289, 127.70 def. Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, Idaho, '70 Trans Am, foul.

Rex Petersen, '99 Corvette, 12.542, 111.15 def. Zak Pedraza, Boise, Idaho, '89 Chev S10, 12.395, 98.59.

Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '15 American, 9.179, 164.93 def. Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 9.133, 168.85.

Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., '63 Corvette, 10.177, 161.98 def. Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, broke.

Todd Sims, Puyallup, Wash., '66 Nova, 11.163, 134.64 def. Christopher Northup, Boise, Idaho, '68 Camaro, 11.136, 132.75.

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