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Mon, 07 May 2018, 16:26 PM

Cooper Doubles, Arend Wins Nostalgia Funny Car
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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:

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

COMP ELIMINATOR
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.

SUPER STOCK
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.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPERSTREET SHOOTOUT
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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