NW: Mission final summary

SEVERANCE, THOMPSON SCORE WINS AT MISSION RACEWAY PARK MISSION, B.C. - Although weather threatened to cut racing short all weekend, winners were crowned today at the Lordco BC Nationals, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.Champions...

SEVERANCE, THOMPSON SCORE WINS AT MISSION RACEWAY PARK

MISSION, B.C. - Although weather threatened to cut racing short all weekend, winners were crowned today at the Lordco BC Nationals, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.Champions were lead by Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., in Top Alcohol Dragster and Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., in Top Alcohol Funny Car.It was the first win of the year for both of them.

Severance had qualified in the No. 3 spot and beat Richmond's Shawn Cowie on a hole-shot in the final.Severance covered the quarter-mile in 5.357 seconds at 269.54 mph.Cowie's run was quicker, 5.366 seconds at 269.29 mph, but Severance had a better reaction time which put him at the finish line first.In the semis, Cowie took out No. 1 qualifier Duane Shields of Boulder City, Nev.

Thompson carried his No. 1 qualifying effort all the way to the winner's circle.In the final, he took on second-place qualifier Sean O'Bannon of Ontario, Calif.Thompson's 5.682-second, 258.02 mph run was just enough to cover O'Bannon's 5.691-second, 257.06 mph shot.

North Vancouver racer Rob Harrison, who was the top qualifier, scored the win in Comp Eliminator after knocking out Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash.In Super Stock, Don Thomas, Spruce Grove, Alb., grabbed the win in his '04 Grand Am, beating Norm Lapointe, Edmonton, Alb., in his '06 Cobalt.Stock Eliminator racer Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., drove his '96 Corvette to the win around David Rastad of Maple Ridge wheeling a '77 Firebird.Chilliwack's Stefan Kondolay, a former division champion, earned the win in Super Comp over Earl Cunningham, Bonney Lake, Wash.; Lindsey Larson, University Place, Wash., got the win in Super Gas after beating Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash.; and Tony Hernandez took his '66 Nova to the win by taking out Nick Cannon, Bothell, Wash.The Top Sportsman win went to Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., driving a '67 Nova, when he defeated Chilliwack resident Bill Kondolay in his '04 Cavalier.Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., knocked off J.R. Leerkamp, Olympia, Wash., in the Top Dragster final and in Sportsman Motorcycle, Buff Kobs, Coeur D'lene, Idaho, rode his '95 Kawasaki around Jeff Haven, Yakima, Wash., for the title.

The track also ran its Super Pro class during the event and Surrey resident Kenny Trociuk wheeled his Chevelle to the win over Kevin Chambers of Bellingham, Wash.

NHRA Northwest Division racers head to Seattle for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.

Pacific Raceways will host the series June 20-22.

The following are the final results from the Lordco BC Nationals at Mission Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Round 1
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 6.798, 218.81 def. 8) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 8.589, 97.65

7) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.483, 262.85 def. 2) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.495, 266.27

3) Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.368, 264.62 def. 6) Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 12.349, 79.05

4) Shawn Cowie, Richmond, B.C., 5.356, 270.10 def. 5) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.391, 265.48

Semifinals
Severance, 5.354, 262.46 def. Davis, 5.458, 263.08
Cowie, 5.357, 269.54 def. Shields, 5.429, 272.06

Final
Severance, 5.373, 265.40 def. Cowie, 5.366, 269.29

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Round 1
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.630, 257.06 def. 8) Nathan Sitko, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, 5.875, 242.06

2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.589, 260.41 def. 7) Ken Kraus, Great Falls, Mont., '07 Monte Carlo, 6.927, 159.97

3) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Firebird, 5.737, 246.30 def. 6) Randy Parker, Puyallup, Wash., '04 Mustang, 17.697, 60.83

4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.675, 256.04 def. 5) Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack, B.C., '02 Camaro, 6.098, 244.96

Semifinals
Thompson, 5.639, 257.28 def. Hough, 5.710, 255.24
O'Bannon, 5.685, 258.02 def. Evanchuk, 5.746, 252.45

Final
Thompson, 5.682, 256.70 def. O'Bannon, 5.691, 257.06

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.801, 164.35 def. Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 7.028, 193.96

SUPER STOCK
Don Thomas, Spruce Grove, Alb., '04 Grand Am, GT/CA, 12.120, 77.92 def. Norm Lapointe, Edmonton, Alb., '06 Cobalt, GT/BA, foul

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.493, 123.22 def. David Rastad, Maple Ridge, B.C., '77 Firebird, M/SA, 12.106, 108.45

SUPER COMP
Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., dragster, 8.917, 164.89 def. Earl Cunningham, Bonney Lake, Wash., dragster, 8.901, 171.00

SUPER GAS
Lindsey Larson, University Place, Wash., '00 Corvette, 9.901, 161.98 def. Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 9.932, 161.57

SUPER STREET
Tony Hernandez, Buckley, Wash., '66 Nova, 10.900, 141.11 def. Nikki Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '67 Nova, 10.923, 142.99

TOP SPORTSMAN
Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.571, 173.84 def. Bill Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., '04 Cavalier, 7.977, 170.51

TOP DRAGSTER
Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 7.148, 187.65 def. JR Leerkamp, Olympia, Wash., dragster, foul

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Buff Kobs, Coeur D'lene, Idaho, '95 Kawasaki, 8.022, 168.03 def. Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, 7.916, 152.41

SUPER PRO
Kenny Trociuk, Surry, B.C., '70 Chevelle, 10.054, 129.36 def. Kevin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 7.860, 170.32

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Mike Henderson , Kevin Chambers , Duane Shields , Jeff Lane