BAYER, THOMPSON WIN IN MISSION MISSION, B.C. -- In his second final round appearance in as many races rookie Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Tomas Bayer out ran local favorite Shawn Cowie of Richmond, B.C., while Clint Thompson won for...
BAYER, THOMPSON WIN IN MISSION
MISSION, B.C. -- In his second final round appearance in as many races rookie Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Tomas Bayer out ran local favorite Shawn Cowie of Richmond, B.C., while Clint Thompson won for the second year in a row at the Lordco B.C. Nationals NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Bayer ran 5.30's throughout eliminations, racing to a 5.330 second pass at 266.03 mph in the final to Cowie's 5.432 second, 271.24 mph pass.
"This car is just something else," said Bayer of Fontana, Calif. "It's nothing like the Super Comp or Super Gas car I drive. You let the clutch out on this and you're gone! Being our first year in the car, it's just incredible. I couldn't have done this with out Steve and Patty (Federlin)."
Cowie is also in his rookie season in the alcohol dragster driving a car owned by his father Ron and tuned by veteran racer Bucky Austin.
Thompson of Klamath Falls, Ore., qualified No. 3 and met up with Northwest Division Champion Brian Hough in the Top Alcohol Funny Car Final. Thompson outran Hough of Junction City, Ore., with a 5.675 second, 254.74 mph lap to Hough's 5.747 at 256.99.
Current Northwest Division Comp and Stock Eliminator Champion Jeff Lane ran down Dan Barton with an 8.084 second run at 144.74 mph to Barton's 9.097 at 141.37 in the Comp Eliminator final. Lane, of North Bend, Wash., is also the division's Jegs Allstar representative in both Comp and Stock and will travel to Route 66 Raceway outside Chicago next month to meet up with the best racers from around the country in the Jegs Allstar competition.
In his fifth straight final round appearance at Mission Raceway Park, Sean Cour drove his '05 Cavalier to his fourth Mission Raceway Park win in Super Stock. The Brush Prairie, Wash., resident ran 9.317 seconds at 139.90 mph to Don Thomas and his 9.898 second, 134.38 mph pass. Brad Plourd won in Stock Eliminator out of Covington, Wash., in his '69 Yenko Camaro when Tom Gaynor left early on a red-light in the final.
Anthony Castillo took the win in Super Comp over Mike Seekins with a perfect 8.900 second, 178.60 mph lap. Super Gas went to John Dalrymple of Sunnyside, Wash., in a 9.889 second, 162.71 mph pass. Lake Country, B.C., racer Chad Barclay beat out Casey Plaizier in Super Street. Fellow Canadian Rick Bell of Slave Lake, A.B., won in Top Dragster over Dale Green, and Randy Johnson won in the Auto Max USA Top Sportsman category over Stephen Kondolay.
With a pair of Yakima, Wash., riders in the final of Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley Davidson, it was Jeff Havens taking the win over Steve Miller with a lap of 7.856 seconds at 153.92 mph to Miller's 8.920, 148.22.
Rounding out Sunday's winner circle celebration was Jim Behnke in the Super Pro division with a 10.156 second run in his '67 Barracuda. The Coquitlam, B.C., racers took out Dave Strell of Mission, B.C., who clocked in at 10.337 seconds at 131.00 mph.
Northwest Division racers head to Pacific Raceways for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 15-17.