NW: Woodburn Friday summary

BAYER, EVENCHUK HEAD QAULIFIERS AT WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP WOODBURN, Ore. -- The 31st Annual Les Schwab Challenge, a round of the NHRA Northwest division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, kicked off today at Woodburn Dragstrip. Racers are...

BAYER, EVENCHUK HEAD QAULIFIERS AT WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP

WOODBURN, Ore. -- The 31st Annual Les Schwab Challenge, a round of the NHRA Northwest division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, kicked off today at Woodburn Dragstrip. Racers are vying for points leading to divisional and national championships. Reigning division Top Alcohol Dragster champ Thomas Bayer leads the qualifiers in his class while John Evanchuk set the pace in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Bayer, a resident of Fontana, Calif., who is wheeling the entry owned and tuned by former division champ Steve Federlin of Oregon City, Ore., laid down a 5.486-second, 262.16 mph pass for the No. 1 spot. Delta, B.C., racer Shawn Cowie is the No. 2 qualifier with a 5.632-second, 258.84 mph effort.

Evanchuk hails from Edmonton, Alb. His 5.933-second, 240.00 mph run was more than enough to cover second-place qualifier Russ Parker of Salem, Ore. Parker ran 6.004 seconds at 241.35 mph.

J.D. Zink, Chico, Calif., heads the Comp Eliminator field while Don Little, Westley, Calif., is atop the Super Stock contingent in his '70 Charger. In Stock Eliminator, Steven Swenson, Castaic, Calif., wheeled his '72 Mustang to the No. 1 spot and Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., is the top qualifier in Top Dragster. The leader in Sportsman Motorcycle is Jeff Haven of Yakima, Wash.

Racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Woodburn Dragstrip. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Final qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Saturday and eliminations start Sunday morning at 9. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will have two more qualifying passes on Saturday, at noon and 4 p.m., and begin eliminations Sunday at noon.

Tickets for the 31st Annual Les Schwab Challenge are $20 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children 6 to 14 years old are $5 each day and kids 5 and under are admitted free.

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.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the 31st Annual Les Schwab Challenge, a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1) Thomas Bayer, Fontana, Calif., 5.486 seconds, 262.16 mph
2) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.632, 258.84
3) Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.753, 255.39
4) Gregg Lawrence, Salem, Ore., 5.811, 241.93
5) Doug Hegge, Vancouver, Wash., 6.558, 231.24
6) Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 7.384, 119.95
7) Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 9.785, 78.28

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Firebird, 5.933 seconds, 240.00 mph
2) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '04 Firebird, 6.004, 241.35
3) Sean O'Bannon, Fontana, Calif., '08 Monte Carlo, 6.053, 248.00
4) Larry Miner, Lodi, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.053, 240.64
5) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., '99 Firebird, 6.069, 241.22
6) Alexis De Joria, Venice, Calif., '08 Charger, 6.094, 234.49
7) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 6.710, 165.56
8) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 8.790, 86.21

Not Qualified
9) Jim Peters, Molalla, Ore., '08 Impala, 11.759, 64.99

COMP ELIMINATOR

1) J.D. Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.838 seconds, -0.662 (under index)
2) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '05 Cavalier, G/SMA, 8.736, -0.624
3) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '05 Cavalier, H/SM, 8.960, -0.600
4) Jim Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.730, -0.590
5) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.815, -0.585
6) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 6.985, -0.525
7) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.087, -0.473
8) Mark Stewart, Medford, Ore., '98 Achieva, G/SMA, 8.889, -0.471
9) Skip Dunn, Orem, Utah, '02 Grand Am, B/AA, 7.172, -0.468
10) Aaron Strong, Milton, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.213, -0.467

SUPER STOCK

1) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, SS/JA, 10.041 seconds, -1.259 (under index)
2) Alan Falcone, Seattle, '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.504, -1.196
3) Jimmy Defrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.764, -1.186
4) Chuck Stubeck, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Roadrunner, SS/FA, 9.626, -1.124
5) John Borden, Redlands, Calif., '66 Nova, SS/HA, 9.781, -1.119
6) Jack Bystrom, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., '68 Camaro, SS/FA, 9.714, -1.036
7) Kevin Cour, Portland, Ore., '04 Cavalier, GT/DA, 9.801, -0.999
8) Tony Mandella, Upland, Calif., '90 Camaro, GT/CA, 9.704, -0.996
9) Gary Howe, Gig Harbor, Wash., '55 Chevy, GT/L, 10.606, -0.994
10) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.708, -0.992

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Steven Swenson, Castaic, Calif., '72 Mustang, E/SA, 9.822 seconds, -2.178 (under index)
2) Jim Waldo, Richland, Wash., '02 Firebird, B/S, 10.102, -1.398
3) Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 9.978, -1.322
4) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.386, -1.314
5) Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '67 Pontiac, D/SA, 10.546, -1.304
6) John Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska, '86 Camaro, H/SA, 11.148, -1.302
7) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '77 Firebird, K/SA, 11.655, -1.295
8) Bill Kost, Renton, Wash., '77 Cutlass, K/SA, 11.680, -1.270
9) Tom Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '96 Firebird, C/SA, 10.480, -1.220
10) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.035, -1.165

TOP SPORTSMAN

1) Not on File, dragster, 6.720 seconds, 207.56 mph
2) Todd Hoerner, Deer Park, Wash., '07 Stratus, 6.867, 204.54
3) Barry Hobson, Seattle, '06 Grand Am, 7.136, 193.50
4) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, '63 Corvette, 7.476, 188.24
5) Gary Zellner, Scio, Ore., '53 Corvette, 7.502, 185.56
6) Randy Johnson, Bothell, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 7.561, 182.37
7) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.592, 181.01
8) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.617, 183.63
9) Steve Downs, Edgewood, Wash., '01 S-10, 7.645, 180.10
10) Ronnie Lahn, Norwalk, Calif., '04 Cavalier, 7.671, 180.03

TOP DRAGSTER

1) Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.855 seconds, 197.10 mph
2) Paul Gladden, Tracy, Calif., dragster, 6.861, 204.45
3) Eddie Wells, Eugene, Ore., dragster, 6.945, 195.05
4) Mike Peck, Woodinville, Wash., dragster, 6.952, 195.22
5) John Propp, Granite Bay, Calif., dragster, 6.958, 196.72
6) Glen Hultberg, Medical Lake, Wash., dragster, 7.006, 193.75
7) Todd Miller, Fairview, Ore., '23 roadster, 7.026, 187.77
8) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.043, 193.29
9) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.048, 190.75
10) Mike Henderson, Tacoma, Wash., dragster, 7.071, 189.79

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Doug Rathbun, Oak Harbor, Wash., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.004
3) Terry Giese, Milwaukee, Ore., '83 Suzuki, ETMX, 0.005
4) Eric Johns, Milwaukie, Ore., '79 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.011
5) Brett Hordemann, Otis Orchard, Wash., '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.011
6) Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '82 Suzuki, SMC, 0.012
7) Leeland King, Shelton, Wash., '99 Ninja, ETMX, 0.016
8) Jim Shellenberger, Salem, Ore., '76 Kawasaki, ETMX, 0.016
9) Van Smith, Portland, Ore., '81 Kawasaki, , 0.017
10) Buff Kobs, Coeur D'lene, Idaho, '95 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.019

-credit: nhra

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