Boise Saturday qualifying summary

RECORD SETTING DAY AT FIREBIRD BOISE, Idaho. -- Qualifying wrapped up today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford with 31 NHRA national records being set along...

RECORD SETTING DAY AT FIREBIRD

BOISE, Idaho. -- Qualifying wrapped up today for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 38th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford with 31 NHRA national records being set along with the Firebird Raceway Track record in AA/Fuel Dragster.

The 31 records were split between racers in the Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, and Stock classes. Eighteen racers in all set elapsed time (e.t.) records with thirteen of those also setting the mph records in their respective classes. The 31 mark is just three shy of the NHRA Northwest Division record of 34 set seven years ago here at Firebird Raceway.

Boise, Idaho, racer George Phillips topped the Super Stock records in SS/HA with a run of 10.55 seconds at 126.15 mph. The previous records were 10.75 seconds and 120.00 mph.

Jack "the Sheriff" Harris of Paso Robles, Calif., reset the Firebird Raceway track e.t. record in AA/Fuel Dragster with a lap of 5.694 seconds at 252.73 mph. The old record was held by Brad Thompson at 5.83 seconds. Joining Harris in the pro nitro class is Howard Haight of Brownsburg, Ind., clocking in at 6.208 seconds, 239.55 mph.

In qualifying efforts it was Rob Harrison of North Vancouver, B.C., on top in Comp Eliminator with a run of 7.846 seconds in his '05 Cavalier and Jeff Lane grabbed the top spot in Super Stock at 8.815 seconds in his '08 Cobalt.

Frank Tamez held onto the No. 1 spot in the Auto Max USA Top Sportsman class followed by Baker City Ore., resident Wayne Ryder in his '55 pickup. Tamez ran 7.000 seconds at 199.42 while Ryder ran a lap of 7.329 at 180.93 mph. Ken Ratzloff of Idaho Falls, Idaho, landed in the No. 5 spot with a lap of 7.582, 181.74.

Boise, Idaho's own Jim Lambert grabbed the top spot in the Sportsman Motorcycle class presented by Harley Davidson with a perfect 0.000 second reaction time. Greg Carlile and Don Forester round out the event leaders taking the top qualifying position in Top Dragster and Stock Eliminator respectively. Carlile leads Top Dragster running 6.707 seconds at 197.97 mph while Forester, of Riverside, Calif., ran his '80 Delta 88 to a time of 12.000 seconds.

Racing continues Sunday at 9 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. and Pro Nitro is set for 1 p.m. Tickets are $20. Children 6-12 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free. The track is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44. For more information, call (208) 938-8986 or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results and elapsed time (E.T.) and MPH records from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford event at Firebird Raceway:

COMP ELIMINATOR
1) Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.846 seconds, -0.844 (under index)
2) Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., '04 Cavalier, H/SM, 9.066, -0.794
3) Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, '04 Cavalier, G/SMA, 8.857, -0.733
4) Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.162, -0.698
5) Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., '06 GTO, B/AA, 7.155, -0.675
6) Doug Lambeck, Corona Del Mar, Calif., '06 Sunfire, D/SMA, 8.588, -0.652
7) Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AP, 6.869, -0.631
8) Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 7.103, -0.617
9) Lonnie Kuenzli, Meridian, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.513, -0.577
10) Skip Dunn, Orem, Utah, '02 Grand Am, B/AA, 7.256, -0.574

SUPER STOCK
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.815 seconds, -1.565 (under index)
2) Mike Blackstone, Livermore, Calif., '90 Calais, SS/BS, 8.840, -1.540
3) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, SS/IA, 9.866, -1.504
4) Mike Pruss, Red Deer, Alb., '02 Firebird, SS/GA, 9.746, -1.464
5) Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.290, -1.460
6) Jon Percy, Pocatello, Idaho, '64 Savoy, SS/AA, 8.920, -1.410
7) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, GT/FA, 10.071, -1.399
8) Alan Falcone, Normandy Park, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.671, -1.389
9) Ritch Ahrens, Greeley, Colo., '85 Firebird, GT/EA, 9.927, -1.383
10) Sam Tufano, Los Gatos, Calif., '97 Camaro, SS/BS, 9.039, -1.341

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Don Forester, Riverside, Calif., '80 Delta 88, M/SA, 12.000 seconds, -1.590 (under index)
2) Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.118, -1.562
3) Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '74 Dart, E/SA, 10.840, -1.560
4) Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., '77 Firebird, L/SA, 11.906, -1.524
5) Glenn Person, Mesa, Ariz., '70 Challenger, D/SA, 10.776, -1.464
6) Shawn Kvaas, Sherwood Park, Alb., '77 Firebird, N/SA, 12.330, -1.410
7) Mary Ann Method, Weston, Ore., '69 Nova, B/SA, 10.526, -1.404
8) Charlie Smith, Modesto, Calif., '69 Dart, B/SA, 10.528, -1.402
9) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.702, -1.388
10) Wesley Libby, Mead, Wash., '71 Challenger, A/SA, 10.293, -1.387

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Frank Tamez, Yakima, Wash., '07 Mustang, 7.000 seconds, 199.42 mph
2) Wayne Ryder, Baker City, Ore., '55 Pickup, 7.329, 180.93
3) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, '63 Corvette, 7.477, 186.18
4) Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.574, 181.59
5) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.582, 181.74
6) Kim Fredrick, Logan, Utah, '63 Corvette, 7.657, 181.45
7) Randy Johnson, Bothell, Wash., '04 Cavalier, 7.675, 181.45
8) Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.682, 176.71
9) Aaron Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '02 Cavalier, 7.738, 178.74
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, 6.918, 194.59
4) Jeff Devey, Twin Falls, Idaho, dragster, 7.014, 190.88
5) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, dragster, 7.057, 192.55
6) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., dragster, 7.059, 191.73
7) John Propp, Granite Bay, Calif., dragster, 7.074, 189.95
8) Dave Poulsen, Nibley, Utah, dragster, 7.078, 189.71
9) Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, 7.086, 188.67
10) Mark Colton, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 7.123, 187.22

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jim Lambert, Boise, Idaho, '02 Artic Cat, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Miles Hauer, Seattle, Wash., '81 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
3) David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '01 Artic Cat, SMC, 0.001
4) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '05 Suzuki, SMC, 0.002
5) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.003
6) Nick Kessler, Medford, Ore., '78 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
7) Doug Rathbun, Oak Harbor, Wash., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.007
8) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '01 Polaris, SMC, 0.009
9) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90 Suzuki, SMC, 0.016
10) R.J. McAnulty, Billings, Mont., '85 Suzuki, SMC, 0.017

New Records
New elapsed time records with mph listed with new mph record as well. E.T.'s and mph are listed at altitude and have not been adjusted to sea level.

COMP ELIMINATOR
Bob Marshall, Langley, B.C., B/AA, 7.15 elapsed time (old mark-7.18).
Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., H/SM, 9.06 (old-9.21).
Dan Barton, Post Falls, Idaho, G/SMA, 8.85 (8.92 old).
Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., J/A, 7.84, 170.77 (old-8.00, 168.03).

SUPER STOCK
George Phillips, Boise, Idaho, SS/HA, 10.55, 126.15 (old-10.75, 120.00).
Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., SS/FS, 12.04, 109.76 (old-12.15, 107.10).
Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., SS/IA, 9.96, 131.17 (old-10.85, 125.00).
Gary Howe, Gig Harbor, Wash., GT/L, 10.96, 120.25 (old-11.71, 119.41).
Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., SS/TB, 9.36, 142.47 (old-9.58, 140.16).
Rich Ahrens, Greeley, Colo., GT/EA, 9.92, 131.75 (old-9.95, 130.75).
Alan Falcone, Seattle, Wash., GT/CA, 9.67, 136.46 (old-9.87, 133.70).

STOCK
Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., E/SA, 10.98 (old-10.99).
Glen Person, Regina, Sask., D/SA, 10.77 (old-10.87).
Caleb Hansen, Sumas, Wash., H/S, 11.92, 112.16 (old-12.19, 110.00).
Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., A/SA, 10.11, 128.36 (old-10.26, 128.42).
Bill Edgeworth, Tacoma, Wash., L/SA, 11.90, 109.38 (old-12.18, 107.03).
Don Forrester, Riverside, Calif., M/SA, 12.00, 109.19 (old-12.17, 106.50).
Robert Pond, Riverside, Calif., AA/S, 10.08, 132.13 (old 10.23, 129.84).

-credit: nhra

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