NW: Kent Saturday summary

TAYLOR DEFENDS TITLE, SHIELDS WINS IN DRAGSTER KENT, Wash. -- Dennis Taylor grabbed his second Top Alcohol Funny Car win in as many years running a 5.567 second, 259.36 mph pass in the final at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag...

TAYLOR DEFENDS TITLE, SHIELDS WINS IN DRAGSTER

KENT, Wash. -- Dennis Taylor grabbed his second Top Alcohol Funny Car win in as many years running a 5.567 second, 259.36 mph pass in the final at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 1949 Terminal Velocity event at Pacific Raceways. Taylor knocked off NHRA North West Division point's leader Clint Thompson in his semifinal match-up on his way to the final round against Sean O'Bannon of Ontario, Calif. O'Bannon, in his third final round of the year, suffered mechanical problems in the final round handing the win to Taylor.

In the Top Alcohol Dragster category is was defending NHRA Pacific Division Champion Duane Shields capturing the win and taking home the trophy with a pass of 5.286 seconds at 273.72 mph. The Boulder City, Nev., racer took out No. 1 qualifier Randy Eakins who tripped the clocks in 5.659 seconds at 246.98 mph in his loosing efforts.

The alcohol cars were the only ones in eliminations today as Rob Harrison of N. Vancouver, B.C., held on to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Comp Eliminator with his '05 Cavalier followed by Doug Lambeck of Corona Del Mar, Calif.

Super Stock qualifying remained unchanged from Friday's qualifying with Chatsworth, Calif., racer Jimmy DeFrank holding the top spot in his '08 Cobalt at 8.776 seconds. Washington resident Sean Cour of Brush Prairie remained No. 2 and Seattle's Alan Falcone in third.

Wesley Libby jumped to the top of Stock Eliminator in his '71 Challenger followed by Jeff Lane of North Bend, Wash., in second and DeFrank, pulling double duty, in third. Lane is also driving in two classes this weekend and is qualified fourth in Super Stock.

In Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson R.J. McAnulty is on top out of Billings, Mont., on his '05 Suzuki with Brett Hordemann of Otis Orchard, Wash., in second.

Greg Carlile leads the Top Dragster class with a lap of 6.517 seconds, at 210.11 mph. Carlile, of Lake Stevens, Wash., is followed by Paul Gladden of Tracy, Calif., at 6.606, 201.91 and Bellingham, Wash., racer Quentin Chambers at 6.656, 206.04 in third. The Division's Auto Max USA Top Sportsman class is led by Canadian Terry Spargo running 6.754 seconds at 204.39 mph in his '02 Cavalier. Frank Tamez is second out of Yakima, Wash., in a '07 Mustang and Barry Hobson of Seattle if third.

Racing continues Sunday at Pacific Raceways at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 7-14 are just $5 and kids 6 and under are free. The track is located at 31001 144th Ave., SE, in Kent. For more information, call (253) 639-5927 or visit www.PacificRaceways.com

The following are round by round elimination results for Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Car and final qualifying at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 1949 Terminal Velocity event at Pacific Raceways:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:

Round 1
2) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.310, 274.27 def. 7) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.616, 249.12

3) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.389, 262.28 def. 6) Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.637, 260.86

1) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.301, 266.16 def. 8) Gary Ormsby Jr, Granite Bay, Calif., 5.693, 222.73

4) Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.412, 263.72 def. 5) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.402, 261.98

Semifinals
Shields, 5.349, 272.61 def. Bayer, 8.324, 103.85
Eakins, 5.367, 266.58 def. Severance, 5.389, 260.26

Final
Shields, 5.286, 273.72 def. Eakins, 5.659, 246.98

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

Round 1
1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.620, 255.58 def. 8) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.799, 253.18

2) Dennis Taylor, Anaheim, Calif., '05 Camaro, 5.735, 255.24 def. 9) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '05 Firebird, 5.848, 248.52

3) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.715, 248.66 def. 6) Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '02 Camaro, 5.798, 248.39

4) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '05 Monte Carlo, 5.627, 258.27 def. 5) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '00 Firebird, 5.788, 248.93

Semifinals
O'Bannon, 5.609, 259.06 def. Hough, 5.628, 255.97
Taylor, 5.693, 258.02 def. Thompson, 6.997, 161.32

Final
Taylor, 5.567, 259.36 def. O'Bannon, broke

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.777 seconds, -0.653 (under index)
2) Doug Lambeck, Corona Del Mar, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.419, -0.601
3) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.923, -0.587
4) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 8.988, -0.582
5) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '05 Cavalier, H/SM, 8.988, -0.582
6) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '05 Cavalier, G/SMA, 8.779, -0.581
7) Mark Wolfe, Marysville, Wash., '96 Thunderbird, AA/AT, 6.513, -0.577
8) Jim Warter, Olalla, Wash., '98 Camaro, F/SM, 8.834, -0.486
9) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '08 GTO, B/AA, 7.168, -0.472
10) Casey Plaizer, Edmonton, Alb., '04 Cavalier, C/SMA, 8.393, -0.467

SUPER STOCK

1) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.776 seconds, -1.274 (under index)
2) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.285, -1.115
3) Alan Falcone, Seattle, '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.593, -1.107
4) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '08 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.778, -1.022
5) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.698, -1.002
6) Norm Lapointe, Edmonton, Alb., '06 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.578, -0.972
7) Steve Polack, Enumclaw, Wash., '92 Camaro, SS/CM, 8.860, -0.940
8) Rick Pike, Langley, B.C., '56 Chevy, SS/OA, 11.764, -0.836
9) Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '98 Grand Am, GT/EA, 10.180, -0.770
10) Shon Thomas, Vernon, Alb., '87 Camaro, GT/FA, 10.384, -0.716

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Wesley Libby, Mead, Wash., '71 Challenger, B/SA, 10.307 seconds, -1.243 (under index)
2) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.492, -1.208
3) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.419, -1.131
4) Mary Ann Method, Weston, Ore., '69 Nova, B/SA, 10.428, -1.122
5) Bill Kost, Renton, Wash., '77 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.883, -1.067
6) Dave Kuhnhoff, Pleasant Hill, Calif., '68 Coronet, E/SA, 10.938, -1.062
7) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.254, -1.046
8) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer Wgn, V/SA, 14.791, -1.009
9) Dan Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.292, -1.008
10) John Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska, '86 Camaro, I/SA, 11.609, -0.991

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., '02 Cavalier, 6.754 seconds, 204.39 mph
2) Frank Tamez, Yakima, Wash., '07 Mustang, 6.854, 201.91
3) Barry Hobson, Seattle, '06 Grand Am, 7.071, 191.89
4) Frank Nelson, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, 7.241, 190.78
5) Greg Anderson, Snohomish, Wash., '03 Grand Am, 7.270, 188.75
6) Todd Fleck, Medicine Hat, Alb., '06 GTO, 7.380, 185.05
7) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.445, 183.57
8) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.535, 181.69
9) Randy Johnson, Bothell, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 7.545, 181.47
10) Steve Downs, Edgewood, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.591, 179.44

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Greg Carlile, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 6.488 seconds, 211.33 mph
2) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., dragster, 6.606, 201.91
3) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 6.656, 206.04
4) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.841, 195.39
5) Rick Smyth, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.870, 191.81
6) Mike Peck, Woodinville, Wash., dragster, 6.965, 197.54
7) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.002, 191.95
8) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.062, 188.38
9) Dale Green, Kent, Wash., dragster, 7.065, 189.42
10) Glen Hultberg, Medical Lake, Wash., dragster, 7.094, 190.48

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) R.J. McAnulty, Billings, Mont., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Brett Hordemann, Otis Orchard, Wash., '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.002
3) Miles Hauer, Seattle, '81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
4) Robley Evans, Kent, Wash., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.003
5) Jim Sibley, Edmonds, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004
6) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.005
7) Doug Rathbun, Oak Harbor, Wash., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
8) Jan Cook, Kamloops, B.C., '75 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
9) Buff Kobs, Coeur D'lene, Idaho, '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.008
10) Leeland King, Shelton, Wash., '99 Ninja, SMC, 0.011

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Greg Anderson , Jimmy DeFrank , Duane Shields , Mark Faul , Jeff Lane , Dennis Taylor