WOODBURN, Ore. - In the final results from Woodburn Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Les Schwab Tires Challenge, Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., and Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Cowie, worked his way through the field and ran 5.296 seconds at 273.63 mph in his final round victory over Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., who clocked in at 10.147 seconds, 85.51 mph.
Payne, faced off against Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., and posted a winning run of 5.748 seconds, 260.86 mph in his '18 Camaro. Kaplan drove to a 5.826 second, 245.09 mph lap for his runner up finish.
In Super Street and Super Comp, a pair of brothers were close in making the win a family affair. Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., took home the Super Street win in his '61 Camaro with a pass of 10.863 seconds, 155.03 mph. Brother Michael met up with Marion Hurst, Tacoma, Wash., who put an end to the Dalrymple sweep taking out Michael with a run of 8.909 seconds, 175.33 mph to take home the win in Super Comp. Michael, Sunnyside, Wash., tripped the clocks at 8.945 seconds, at 178.78 mph for his runner up finish.
In the division's JBS Top Sportsman class, local racer Danny Wargnier, Keizer, Ore., drove his '08 GTO across the finish line with a winning pass of 7.480 seconds, 185.10 mph to defeat Rod Andreas. Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., had a great reaction time of 0.006 seconds to take the early lead and held off Paul Nero for the win in RAD Top Dragster by about 2 feet. In Sportsman Motorcycle local racer Ted Brown, Beaverton, Ore., was victorious over Stacy Hesch, Shelton, Wash., who was late at the light and broke out trying to catch up to Brown.
Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., in Comp Eliminator; Jimmy De Frank, Chatsworth, Calif., in Super Stock; Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, in Stock; Brian Preszler, Kennewick, Wash., in Super Gas and Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., in Top Comp.
Northwest Division racers head to Pacific Raceways for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 17-19
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Woodburn Dragstrip:
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Round 1 1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 10.939, 82.59 def. 6) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., foul 3) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.420, 275.56 def. 4) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.400, 272.72 2) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.298, 275.22 def. 5) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.496, 259.51 Semifinals Severance, 5.314, 273.22 was unopposed Cowie, 5.281, 275.06 def. Bateman, 15.850, 63.66 Final Cowie, 5.296, 273.63 def. Severance, 10.147, 85.51. TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR Round 1 1) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.595, 266.58 def. 8) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '16 Camaro, 15.212, 74.30 5) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.705, 258.32 def. 4) Steve Macklyn, Bountiful, Utah, '13 Mustang, 7.738, 153.76 6) Robert Johnseine, Kirkland, Wash., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.634, 260.56 def. 3) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.781, 259.59 7) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.708, 258.76 def. 2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.764, 264.08 Semifinals Kaplan, 5.706, 256.41 def. Marshall, 5.913, 259.89 Payne, 5.708, 260.79 def. Johnseine, 5.993, 255.31 Final Payne, 5.748, 260.86 def. Kaplan, 5.826, 245.09