RACE OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS CROWNED AT NORTHWEST DIVISION'S SUMMIT SERIES FINALS WOODBURN, Ore. (Sept. 5, 2009) -- Racing continued today at Woodburn Dragstrip where the best bracket racers in NHRA's Northwest division have converged...
RACE OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS CROWNED AT NORTHWEST DIVISION'S SUMMIT SERIES FINALS
WOODBURN, Ore. (Sept. 5, 2009) -- Racing continued today at Woodburn Dragstrip where the best bracket racers in NHRA's Northwest division have converged to compete for individual and team honors at the NHRA Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals. Teams representing tracks from across the region are racing in eight categories: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle/Snowmobile, High School, Sport Compact and two categories of Jr. Dragster.
Today's action was highlighted by the Race of Champions (ROC), a race within the race, where the top points earning drivers from each track square off in head-to-head competition. The ROC winners in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle/Snowmobile earn the right to compete for a national championship and a winner-take-all $5,000 purse against the winners from NHRA's other six divisions during the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November.
David Regnier of Bend, Ore., (Madras Dragstrip) wheeled his '66 Nova to the ROC win over Lloyd York, Kent, Wash., (Pacific Raceways) who was behind the wheel of his '68 Nova. Spokane, Wash., racer Dave Oien (Spokane County Raceway) won the ROC in Pro in his '66 Cornet. He ousted fellow Spokane resident Eric Wolfe (Spokane County Raceway) ,in a '67 Fairlane, in the final. The win in the Sportsman ROC went to Martin Jackman, Mission, B.C. (Eagle Motorplex) in his '66 Chevy II. Jackman scored the win when Ted Buzynis, Ft. MacLeod, Alb., (MHDRA Dragstrip) was unable to make the call in the final round. Ken Bromley, Yacolt, Wash., (Portland Int'l Raceway) rode his '06 Honda to the ROC win in Motorcycle/Snowmobile. He beat out Roger Wolff, Dundee, Ore., (Woodburn Dragstrip) aboard his '06 Kawasaki. High School category racer Josh Wilson, Vancouver, Wash., (Woodburn Dragstrip), grabbed the ROC win over Jesse Neveu, Yakima, Wash., (Renegade Raceways).
Eliminations for the Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals start Sunday morning at 8 a.m. More than 600 racers started the event and in the end there will only be eight left standing.
Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271. For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com.
Following are the final round results for the Race of Champions at the NHRA Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Woodburn Dragstrip:
David Regnier, Bend, Ore., Madras Dragstrip, '66 Nova, 10.084, 129.32 def. Lloyd York, Kent, Wash., Pacific Raceways, '68 Nova, 9.057, 154.77.
Dave Oien, Spokane, Wash., Spokane County Raceway, '66 Coronet, 11.191, 118.57 def. Eric Wolfe, Spokane, Wash., Spokane County Raceway, '67 Fairlane, foul.
Martin Jackman, Mission, B.C., Nl'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex, '66 Chevy II, 12.915, 93.06 def. Ted Buzynis, Fort MacLeod, Alb., M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip, '74 Cheyenne, broke.
Ken Bromley, Yacolt, Wash., Portland Int'l Raceway, '06 Honda, 9.782, 130.07 def. Roger Wolff, Dundee, Ore., Woodburn Dragstrip, '06 Kawasaki, 9.529, 147.61.
Josh Wilson, Vancouver, Wash., Woodburn Dragstrip, '93 S-10, 16.734, 78.19 def. Jesse Neveu, Yakima, Wash., Renegade Raceways, '92 Pontiac, 16.514, 80.91.