BAYER, HOUGH WIN IN NORTHWEST EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- In the final results from Champion Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Championship it was Thomas Bayer taking his second win of his rookie season in ...
BAYER, HOUGH WIN IN NORTHWEST
EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- In the final results from Champion Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Championship it was Thomas Bayer taking his second win of his rookie season in Top Alcohol Dragster. The California racer took the win when Joey Severance broke on the burnout giving Bayer a single run in the final. The win extended Bayer's Northwest Division points lead over Severance to nearly 100 points.
Klamath Falls resident Clint Thompson came into this weekend's event with a 22-point lead over Hank Coolidge and 32-points ahead of defending division champion Brian Hough in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Thompson fell to Coolidge in a semi-final match up, then Coolidge, the No. 1 qualifier this weekend, lost in the final to Hough who ran a 5.942 second, 245.40 mph pass to Coolidge's quicker 5.835 at 244.07. The win moves Hough into the point's lead.
In Comp Eliminator it was one vs.. two with the No. 2 qualifier Doug Lambeck taking the win over J.D. Zink with a 9.434 second pass. Zink gave away the win when he left early with a red-light.
Alan Falcone beat out Mike Blackstone in the final of Super Stock with a lap of 9.755 seconds at 135.16 mph and Tommy Gaynor won in Stock Eliminator over Mark Faul with an 11.466, 116.60 mph run. Dave Morgan narrowly won in Top Dragster over Stan Leerkamp with a 7.245 second lap to Leerkamp's 7.295.
Randy Johnson held off No. 1 qualifier Kurtis Tamez in the Top Sportsman class running 7.679 seconds at 177.39 mph while Carl Hagen won over former division champion Jeff Jackson in Super Street. Hagen, last year's event runner-up, ran 10.909 seconds at 148.79 mph over Jackson.
Other winner's this weekend included Michael Dalrymple beating Mike Henderson in Super Comp; Mike Coltrin won over Greg Zucco in Super Gas; and Leeland King took the trophy in the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley Davidson with an 8.734 second pass at 152.02 mph.
Northwest Division racers head to Woodburn Dragstrip for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 6-8.