Boise Friday qualifying summary

RACING UNDERWAY FOR ANNUAL IGNITOR BOISE, Idaho -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Firebird Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, Comp Eliminator ...

RACING UNDERWAY FOR ANNUAL IGNITOR

BOISE, Idaho -- In the first rounds of qualifying at Firebird Raceway and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, Comp Eliminator driver Randy Jones and Super Stock racer Jeff Lane took the No. 1 qualifying positions in their classes.

Jones of Monarch Beach, Calif., leads the field with a 9.127 second pass followed by Adam Bowdish of Oregon City, Ore., in his '89 Trans Am. Dan Barton of Post Falls, Idaho, currently sits in the No. 4 position in Comp. Lane posted a lap of 8.898 seconds in his '08 Cobalt.

Local runner Wayne Ryder of Baker City Ore., landed in the No. 2 spot in the division's Auto Max USA Top Sportsman class behind No. 1 qualifier Frank Tamez of Yakima, Wash. Tamez ran 7.015 seconds at 198.01 mph in his '07 Mustang with Ryder clocking in at 7.329 seconds in his '55 pickup. Ken Ratzloff of Idaho Falls, Idaho, is fifth in his '53 Studebaker

A pair of Idaho riders qualified one and two in the Sportsman Motorcycle series presented by Harley Davidson. However, they were both aboard snowmobiles as they are allowed to compete in the motorcycle class. Boise, Idaho, resident Jim Lambert qualified on top with a perfect reaction time of 0.000 seconds on his '02 Artic Cat followed by David Wood of Eagle, Idaho, with a time of 0.001 seconds.

Rounding out today's action was Hal Sorensen taking the honors in Stock Eliminator and Greg Carlile of Lake Stevens, Wash., in Top Dragster. Sorensen ran 10.171 in his '69 Camaro and Carlile covered the quarter mile in 6.707 seconds at 197.97 mph. Rod Langley and Cody Hiatt, both of Boise, Idaho, qualified 16th and 21st respectively in Top Dragster with Langley running 7.398 seconds and Haitt sitting at 7.494 seconds.

Racing continues Saturday at Firebird Raceway. Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing set to kick off at 9 a.m. Pro Nitro qualifying is scheduled for 1 and 5 p.m. highlighted by Jack "the Sheriff" Harris in his "Nitro Thunder" AA/Fuel Dragster coming off a win at the recent NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series 50th March Meet in Bakersfield, Calif. Tickets are $20. Kids 6-12 are just $5 and toddlers 5 and under are free. The track is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44. For more information, call Firebird Raceway (208) 938-8986.

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford event at Firebird Raceway:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, H/SM, 9.127 seconds, -0.733 (under index)
2) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.166, -0.694
3) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '06 GTO, B/AA, 7.155, -0.675
4) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '04 Cavalier, G/SMA, 8.938, -0.652
5) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 8.067, -0.623
6) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 7.121, -0.599
7) Skip Dunn, Orem, Utah, '02 Grand Am, B/AA, 7.256, -0.574
8) Mark Stewart, Medford, Ore., '98 Achieva, G/SMA, 9.054, -0.536
9) Doug Lambeck, Corona Del Mar, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.711, -0.529
10) Lonnie Kuenzli, Meridian, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.584, -0.506

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.898 seconds, -1.482 (under index)
2) Mike Blackstone, Livermore, Calif., '90 Calais, SS/BS, 8.913, -1.467
3) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/IA, 9.965, -1.405
4) Mike Pruss, Red Deer, Alb., '02 Firebird, SS/GA, 9.890, -1.320
5) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, GT/FA, 10.158, -1.312
6) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.439, -1.311
7) Ritch Ahrens, Greeley, Colo., '85 Firebird, GT/EA, 10.030, -1.280
8) Bob Fordyce, Vista, Calif., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.800, -1.260
9) Sam Tufano, Los Gatos, Calif., '97 Camaro, SS/BS, 9.126, -1.254
10) Jon Percy, Pocatello, Idaho, '64 Savoy, SS/AA, 9.090, -1.240

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.171 seconds, -1.509 (under index)
2) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '77 Firebird, L/SA, 11.943, -1.487
3) Don Forester, Riverside, Calif., '80 Delta 88, M/SA, 12.108, -1.482
4) Glenn Person, Mesa, Ariz., '70 Challenger, D/SA, 10.776, -1.464
5) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '74 Dart, E/SA, 10.982, -1.418
6) Charlie Smith, Modesto, Calif., '69 Dart, B/SA, 10.528, -1.402
7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.702, -1.388
8) Wesley Libby, Mead, Wash., '71 Challenger, A/SA, 10.304, -1.376
9) Debbie Hewes, Reno, Nev., '71 Mustang, D/SA, 10.895, -1.345
10) Bob Gullett, Calgary, Alb., '68 Nova, G/S, 11.292, -1.318

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Frank Tamez, Yakima, Wash., '07 Mustang, 7.015 seconds, 198.01 mph
2) Wayne Ryder, Baker City, Ore., '55 Pickup, 7.329, 180.93
3) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, '63 Corvette, 7.511, 185.60
4) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.582, 185.60
5) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.599, 180.75
6) Kim Fredrick, Logan, Utah, '63 Corvette, 7.671, 180.57
7) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.735, 175.60
8) Aaron Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '02 Cavalier, 7.749, 179.14
9) Randy Johnson, Bothell, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 7.756, 177.27
10) Bob Israelson, Lynwood, Wash., '63 Corvette, 7.921, 190.51

TOP DRAGSTER
1) Greg Carlile, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 6.707 seconds, 197.97 mph
2) Steve Cook, Rexburg, Idaho, dragster, 6.881, 192.43
3) Tom Koenen, Tucson, Ariz., dragster, 6.982, 193.13
4) Dave Poulsen, Nibley, Utah, dragster, 7.078, 189.71
5) Jeff Devey, Twin Falls, Idaho, dragster, 7.079, 188.08
6) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.114, 189.91
7) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.130, 186.95
8) Mark Colton, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 7.133, 187.30
9) Sarah Smith, Worland, Wyo., dragster, 7.168, 187.14
10) Terry Wilcox, Lake Tapps, Wash., dragster, 7.187, 186.91

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jim Lambert, Boise, Idaho, '02 Artic Cat, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '01 Artic Cat, SMC, 0.001
3) Miles Hauer, Seattle, '81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
4) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.003
5) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004
6) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '01 Polaris, SMC, 0.009
7) Doug Rathbun, Oak Harbor, Wash., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.012
8) R.J. McAnulty, Billings, Mont., '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.017
9) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.020
10) Nick Kessler, Medford, Ore., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.034

-credit: nhra

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