RAIN PUTS ELIMINATIONS ON HOLD UNTIL MONDAY AT THE NHRA'S NORTHWEST DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS WOODBURN, Ore. (Sept. 6, 2009) -- After getting hit by rain five times today, NHRA and Woodburn Dragstrip officials pulled ...
RAIN PUTS ELIMINATIONS ON HOLD UNTIL MONDAY AT THE NHRA'S NORTHWEST DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS
WOODBURN, Ore. (Sept. 6, 2009) -- After getting hit by rain five times today, NHRA and Woodburn Dragstrip officials pulled the plug on the NHRA Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals for the day. Eliminations will resume Monday morning at 8 a.m.
There were more than 600 cars in competition and they had gotten through first round of all categories and were almost through the second round of Super Pro when the last rain shower hit. However, according to Division Director Jonathan Adams, the radar indicates this one will last well into the night.
Racers in the NHRA Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals are vying for team and individual honors and a share of the purse worth more than $16,000.
The division's Jr. Dragster category ran eliminations on Saturday. In the Jr. Thunder (8- to 12-year-old) class, Meghan Molinari of Battle Ground, Wash., (Portland Int'l Raceway) scored the win over Woodburn Dragstrip's Jerold Mix, Aumsville, Ore. In Jr. Lightning (13- to 17-year-old), Puyallup resident Taren Smith (Bremerton Raceway) ousted Greyson Wolfe of Spokane, Wash., (Spokane County Raceway).
Track managers had an opportunity to help their teams on Saturday, participating in the Track Manager's Challenge. After the Challenge, the preliminary point standings have Portland Int'l Raceway in first place with 36 points and Spokane County Raceway, Woodburn Dragstrip, Firebird Raceway and Madras Dragstrip all within 10 points.
The following are final round results from Saturday for the Jr. Dragster categories as well as the Track Manager's Challenge at the NHRA Northwest Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Woodburn Dragstrip:
JR. THUNDER (8-12 years old)
Meghan Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., Portland Int'l Raceway, 9.03 second, 73.15 mph def. Jerold Mix, Aumsville, Ore., Woodburn Dragstrip, 11.22, 56.96
JR. LIGHTNING (13-17 years old)
Taren Smith, Puyallup, Wash., Bremerton Raceway, 8.03, 77.70 def. Greyson Wolfe, Spokane, Wash., Spokane County Raceway, 11.33, 55.69
TRACK MANAGER'S CHALLENGE
(Team points for Saturday)
1. Portland Int'l Raceway -- 36
2. Spokane County Raceway -- 30
3. Woodburn Dragstrip -- 29
4. Firebird Raceway -- 27
5. Madras Dragstrip -- 26