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NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Practice Sessions Underway At SCR

Today kicked off the first NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Spokane County Raceway in over 37 years.


Courtesy: NHRA Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. (June 12, 2009) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series makes its inaugural stop at Spokane County Raceway this weekend for the third of seven events in Northwest division competition. The foundational event will feature more than 300 cars in eight categories striving to obtain the prestigious Wally trophy and points leading to divisional and national championships. The division’s Auto Max USA Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.

 

Rob Harrison of N. Vancouver, B.C., led the Comp Eliminator field after Friday’s qualifying passes. Harrison, who has won the last two Mission Raceway divisional events, hopes to take his ‘05 Cavalier back to the winner’s circle on Sunday. Super Stock racer Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., grabbed the No.1 position while Tacoma, Wash., resident Bill Edgeworth and his ’77 Firebird took the pole in Stock.

 

In other qualifying action, Barry Daniluk took the No.1 spot in the division’s Auto Max USA Top Sportsman class. The Red Deer, Alb., native powered his ’02 Camaro down the quarter-mile in 6.768 seconds at over 200 mph. The Top Dragster category is lead by Steve Cook of Rexburg, Idaho and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson pole went to Danny Lee Patridge from Kennewick, Wash., by posting a perfect reaction time off the starting line.

 

Gates open Saturday, June 13 at 8 a.m.  Final qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car

qualifying sessions are scheduled at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m.General Admission is $20 for Saturday, where every ticket is a pit pass!  Children 6

to 14 years old are $5 and kids 5 and under are admitted free.  For more information please call Spokane County Raceway at (509) 244-

3333, or visit www.SpokaneCountyRaceway.com.

 

 

The following are Friday’s qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Spokane County Raceway:

 

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., ‘05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.925 seconds, -0.625 (under index)

2) Scott Parks, Burlingame, Kan., dragster, A/ND, 7.036, -0.574

3) Mark Wolfe, Marysville, Wash., ‘94 Thunderbird, AA/AT, 6.568, -0.542

4) Brandon Huhtala, Puyallup, Wash., ‘97 Cutlass, C/A, 7.616, -0.524

5) Casey Plaizer, Edmonton, Alb., ‘04 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.478, -0.522

6) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 7.099, -0.501

7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., ‘09 Cobalt, C/SMA, 8.518, -0.482

8) Bruce Schmiedl, Regina, Sask., ‘32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.603, -0.427

9) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., ‘89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.303, -0.427

10) Ray Hadford, Everett, Wash., dragster, A/ND, 7.187, -0.423

 

SUPER STOCK

1) Byron Setters, Red Deer, Alb., ‘09 G5, GT/BA, 9.613 seconds, -1.227 (under index)

2) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., ‘98 Avenger, GT/FA, 10.280, -1.130

3) Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., ‘91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.885, -1.115

4) Rob Youngblood, Nampa, Idaho, ‘76 Corvette, SS/J, 10.340, -1.070

5) Caitlin Setters, Red Deer, Alb., ‘96 Camaro, GT/EA, 10.235, -1.015

6) Casey Setters, Red Deer, Alb., ‘05 Cavalier, GT/AA, 9.693, -0.997

7) Troy Olsonawski, Federal Way, Wash., ‘66 Malibu, SS/NA, 11.819, -0.971

8) Rodney Stults, Marysville, Wash., ‘92 Ciera, GT/IA, 10.982, -0.838

9) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, ‘69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.987, -0.803

10) Stephanie Walsh, Salmon, Idaho, ‘67 Camaro, SS/GA, 10.386, -0.764

 

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., ‘77 Firebird, M/SA, 12.122 seconds, -1.388 (under index)

2) Randy Hutchings, Calgary, Alb., ‘81 Ram, N/SA, 12.384, -1.286

3) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., ‘68 Malibu, G/S, 11.260, -1.280

4) Charlene Gullett, Calgary, Alb., ‘80 Malibu, L/SA, 12.100, -1.260

5) Wesley Libby, Mead, Wash., ‘71 Challenger, B/SA, 10.640, -1.230

6) Larry Peterson, Eugene, Ore., ‘71 Chevelle, B/SA, 10.664, -1.206

7) Tom Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., ‘95 Firebird, D/SA, 10.975, -1.205

8) Dave Kuhnhoff, Pleasant Hill, Calif., ‘68 Coronet, E/SA, 11.152, -1.178

9) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., ‘79 Pacer Wgn, V/SA, 15.087, -1.153

10) Andrew Wiebe, Richmond, B.C., ‘72 Olds, F/SA, 11.345, -1.145

 

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Barry Daniluk, Red Deer, Alb., ‘02 Camaro, 6.806 seconds, 201.52 mph

2) Curt Geise, Auburn, Wash., ‘08 GTO, 6.954, 201.28

3) Mike Strickland, Moses Lake, Wash., ‘07 GT500, 7.148, 194.16

4) Greg Carlile, Lake Stevens, Wash., ‘96 Corvette, 7.166, 196.76

5) Spencer Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, ‘63 Corvette, 7.216, 190.83

6) Barry Hobson, Seattle, Wash., ‘06 Grand Am, 7.302, 188.75

7) Brian Steif, Billings, Mont., ‘63 Corvette, 7.372, 186.54

8) Todd Fricke, Pasco, Wash., dragster, 7.422, 184.93

9) Frank Nelson, Auburn, Wash., ‘05 Cavalier, 7.482, 185.43

10) Craig Olson, Camano Island, Wash., ‘07 Stratus, 7.493, 184.27

 

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Steve Cook, Rexburg, Idaho, dragster, 6.768 seconds, 197.88 mph

2) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 7.090, 190.40

3) Norm Mitchell, Montrose, B.C., dragster, 7.173, 189.73

4) Glen Hultberg, Medical Lake, Wash., dragster, 7.225, 188.54

5) Marvin Mueller, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 7.265, 183.32

6) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, dragster, 7.267, 187.86

7) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.272, 187.13

8) Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 7.280, 185.61

9) Eric Stroh, Gig Harbor, Wash., dragster, 7.290, 183.37

10) Jeff Bailey, Kalispell, Mont., dragster, 7.352, 193.60

 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) Danny Lee Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., ‘90 GSXR, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time

2) Brett Hordemann, Otis Orchard, Wash., ‘95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001

3) Buff Kobs, Coeur D’lene, Idaho, ‘95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001

4) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., ‘81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002

5) Jim Funderbung, Burien, Wash., ‘00 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.009

6) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., ‘95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.010

7) Wade Johnson, Rapid City, S.D., ‘83 Suzuki, SMC, 0.011

8) Keith Newport, Chilliwack, B.C., ‘04 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.023

9) Gary Stemple, Lacey, Wash., ‘79 Suzuki, SMC, 0.025

10) Joe Lesine, Spokane, Wash., ‘96 Suzuki, SMC, 0.030


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