NW: Mission Saturday summary

FIELDS SET AT MISSION RACEWAY PARK'S LORDCO BC NATIONALS MISSION, B.C. - Qualifying is complete at the Lordco BC Nationals, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Mission Raceway Park. After two additional qualifying passes, ...

FIELDS SET AT MISSION RACEWAY PARK'S LORDCO BC NATIONALS

MISSION, B.C. - Qualifying is complete at the Lordco BC Nationals, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Mission Raceway Park. After two additional qualifying passes, Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., stayed atop the Top Alcohol Dragster field and Klamath Falls, Ore., racer Clint Thompson remained No. 1 in Top Alcohol Funny Car. In fact, Stock Eliminator is the only category that had a new No. 1 qualifier from Friday's initial rounds.

Shields's 5.231-second, 272.80 mph pass was more than enough to cover No. 2 qualifier Randy Eakins's 5.307-second run at 268.41 mph. Eakins also failed to improve on Friday's run. Richmond's Shawn Cowie did improve just slightly and remained in the fourth qualifying spot. Bill Edwards Jr. of Sumas, Wash., and Leo Grocock of Mission failed to make the eight-car eliminations field after qualifying in the No. 11 and 12 spots, respectively.

Thompson's 5.626-second, 257.51 mph pass also stood as the best effort. Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., remained No. 2 and Chilliwack racer Tim Nemeth dropped from to the No. 3 position to No. 5.

North Vancouver resident Rob Harrison is the No 1 qualifier in Comp Eliminator and Kelly Voss of Coquitlam held on to the No. 1 spot in Sportsman Motorcycle. Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., is No. 1 in Super Stock, and Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., edged out Vancouver, Wash., resident Tom Gaynor for the top spot in Stock Eliminator. Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., set the pace in Top Sportsman and Greg Carlisle, Lake Stevens, Wash., heads up the Top Dragster contingent.

Several other local racers qualified in the top 10 for the weekend including Langley residents Bob Marshall (No. 4 Comp Eliminator), Rick Pike (No. 9 Super Stock), and Rash Dhalliwal (No. 6 Top Sportsman); Surrey residents Martin Zazula (No. 2 Top Dragster) and Al Omond (No. 7 Sportsman Motorcycle); and Kevin Brennan of Chilliwack (No. 8 Sportsman Motorcycle).

Racing continues Sunday at Mission Raceway Park. Gates open at 8 a.m. and eliminations start at 9 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run first round of eliminations at noon.

General admission tickets for the Lordco BC Nationals are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Pit passes are available for $5.

Mission Raceway Park is located 10 miles north of Sumas, Wash., on Highway 11. For more information call the track, (604) 826-6315, or visit www.MissionRaceway.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results and Sunday's first-round pairings for TAD and TAFC at the Lordco BC Nationals at Mission Raceway Park:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.231 seconds, 272.80 mph
2) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.307, 268.41
3) Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.367, 265.25
4) Shawn Cowie, Richmond, B.C., 5.391, 268.09
5) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.397, 264.23
6) Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.457, 266.82
7) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.557, 260.49
8) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.603, 250.62

Not Qualified
9) Gary Ormsby Jr., Granite Bay, Calif., 5.658, 240.51
10) Doug Hegge, Vancouver, Wash., 5.692, 259.59
11) Bill Edwards Jr., Sumas, Wash., 5.755, 246.30
12) Leo Grocock, Mission, B.C., 5.839, 203.48
13) Troy Sitko, Edmonton, Alb., 6.174, 227.38
14) Ashley Bart, High River, Alb., 8.555, 102.51

First round TAD pairings
1) Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.231 seconds, 272.80 mph vs. 8) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.603, 250.62

2) Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.307, 268.41 vs. 7) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.557, 260.49

3) Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.367, 265.25 vs. 6) Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.457, 266.82

4) Shawn Cowie, Richmond, B.C., 5.391, 268.09 vs. 5) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.397, 264.23

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.626 seconds, 257.51 mph
2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.653, 255.97
3) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Firebird, 5.730, 250.48
4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.741, 252.88
5) Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack, B.C., '02 Camaro, 5.820, 248.07
6) Randy Parker, Puyallup, Wash., '04 Mustang, 5.903, 242.78
7) Ken Kraus, Great Falls, Mont., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.925, 248.20
8) Nathan Sitko, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, 6.015, 236.90

Not Qualified
9) Dave Germain, Toledo, Wash., '02 Firebird, 6.178, 228.25
10) Shane Harter, Wenatchee, Wash., '00 Avenger, 6.241, 228.83

First round TAFC pairings
1) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.626 seconds, 257.51 mph vs. 8) Nathan Sitko, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, 6.015, 236.90

2) Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '08 Monte Carlo, 5.653, 255.97 vs. 7) Ken Kraus, Great Falls, Mont., '07 Monte Carlo, 5.925, 248.20

3) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Firebird, 5.730, 250.48 vs. 6) Randy Parker, Puyallup, Wash., '04 Mustang, 5.903, 242.78

4) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.741, 252.88 vs. 5) Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack, B.C., '02 Camaro, 5.820, 248.07

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.735 seconds, -0.745 (under index)
2) Clint Neff, Westminster, Colo., '23 roadster, K/A, 7.859, -0.741
3) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.864, -0.676
4) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '08 GTO, B/AA, 7.029, -0.611
5) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, H/SM, 8.997, -0.573
6) Mark Wolfe, Marysville, Wash., '96 Thunderbird, AA/AT, 6.541, -0.549
7) Phil Cocuzza, Acton, Calif., '07 GTO, B/EA, 7.832, -0.508
8) Mark Stewart, Medford, Ore., '98 Achieva, G/SMA, 8.876, -0.484
9) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '05 Cavalier, G/SMA, 8.883, -0.477
10) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.096, -0.474

SUPER STOCK
1) Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., '96 Escort, SS/FS, 11.423 seconds, -1.327 (under index)
2) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.127, -1.273
3) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.812, -1.238
4) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.609, -1.141
5) Mike Pruss, Red Deer, Alb., '02 Firebird, SS/HA, 9.775, -1.125
6) Alan Falcone, Normandy Park, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.577, -1.123
7) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '04 S-10, GT/TA, 9.777, -1.073
8) Rick Paton, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, SS/BS, 8.988, -1.062
9) Rick Pike, Langley, B.C., '56 Chevy, SS/PA, 11.905, -1.045
10) Jared Erichsen, Hanna, Alb., '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.894, -1.006

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.563 seconds, -1.387 (under index)
2) Tom Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Firebird, C/SA, 10.503, -1.197
3) Mary Ann Method, Weston, Ore., '69 Nova, B/SA, 10.358, -1.192
4) Dan Cyr, Portland, Ore., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.138, -1.162
5) John Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska, '87 Camaro, I/SA, 11.439, -1.161
6) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.546, -1.154
7) Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, AA/SA, 9.759, -1.141
8) Larry Peterson, Eugene, Ore., '71 Chevelle, B/SA, 10.443, -1.107
9) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer Wgn, V/SA, 14.713, -1.087
10) Steve Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., '69 Nova, G/SA, 11.224, -1.076

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Terry Spargo, Delta, B.C., '02 Cavalier, 6.743 seconds, 205.52 mph
2) Dean Woods, Duncan, B.C., '06 GTO, 7.183, 193.38
3) Frank Tamez, Yakima, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.190, 188.36
4) Doug McCaskill, Whitecourt, Alb., '01 S-10, 7.260, 188.08
5) Aaron Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '02 Cavalier, 7.314, 187.69
6) Rash Dhalliwal, Langley, B.C., '01 Mustang, 7.412, 166.79
7) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.423, 185.33
8) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.506, 181.23
9) Randy Johnson, Bothell, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 7.527, 182.44
10) Geordie Castle, Sherwood Park, Alb., '04 S-10, 7.616, 172.01

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Greg Carlile, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 6.519 seconds, 212.96 mph
2) Martin Zazula, Surrey, B.C., dragster, 6.634, 204.22
3) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., dragster, 6.717, 206.13
4) Neil Lachelt, Kelowna, B.C., dragster, 6.776, 210.57
5) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.858, 195.95
6) Mike Peck, Woodinville, Wash., dragster, 6.969, 195.10
7) Glen Hultberg, Medical Lake, Wash., dragster, 7.054, 192.84
8) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.074, 188.04
9) Jeff Bailey, Kalispell, Mont., dragster, 7.084, 195.73
10) Dale Green, Kent, Wash., dragster, 7.090, 188.52

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Kelly Vos, Coquitlam, B.C., '78 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002 seconds reaction time
2) Brett Hordemann, Spokane, Wash., '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
3) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.006
4) Buff Kobs, Coeur D'lene, Idaho, '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
5) Miles Hauer, Seattle, '81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.010
6) Nick Kessler, Medford, Ore., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
7) Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '94 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.022
8) Kevin Brennan, Chilliwack, B.C., '92 Suzuki, SMC, 0.028
9) Christopher McKnight, Arlington, Wash., '00 Suzuki, SMC, 0.049
10) Jim Shellenberger, Salem, Ore., '76 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.049

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