TEAM WOODBURN LEADS WINNERS AT NHRA NORTHWEST DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS WOODBURN, Ore. -- Nearly 700 of the best racers from across NHRA's Northwest division converged on Woodburn Dragstrip this weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing...
TEAM WOODBURN LEADS WINNERS AT NHRA NORTHWEST DIVISION SUMMIT RACING SERIES FINALS
WOODBURN, Ore. -- Nearly 700 of the best racers from across NHRA's Northwest division converged on Woodburn Dragstrip this weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing Series Division Finals. The top points-earning drivers from participating tracks came seeking individual and team honors and a chance at a share of the $11,300 purse. In the end, the team from Woodburn Dragstrip took home the team title.
The Super Pro final was a battle between Vancouver, Wash., residents. Devon Hilton wheeled his '76 Vega to the win over the dragster-driving Jeremy McGhee. In Pro, Bremerton, Wash., racer Sean Kennedy drove his '69 El Camino around Buhl, Idaho's Larry Hale in his '60 Studebaker. Sportsman class winner Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., was behind the wheel of his '79 Malibu when he earned the win over Dustin Ward, Renton, Wash., in a '67 Dart. In the Motorcycle/Sled final, two motorcycles squared off. Leeland King, Shelton, Wash., rode his '97 ZX7 to the win against Jan Cook of Kamloops, B.C., aboard a '75 Kawasaki.
For the first time, the NHRA Northwest division had a Sport Compact class compete at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Division Finals. T.J. Hooker of Bend, Ore., wheeled his '81 VW to the win over Dan Bullis, Vancouver, Wash., in an '04 VW.
Saturday's action included the Race of Champions, a race within a race where the best of the best run off in head-to-head competition. In the Super Pro Race of Champions, Tim Schroedl of Bremerton, Wash., got the win over Wade Hall of Butte, Mont. The Pro Race of Champions winner, Ken Stevens, Springfield, Ore., beat out Nicholas Shepherd of Tigard, Ore. Justin Saxe, Oregon City, Ore., scored the Race of Champions win in Sportsman. He earned the win over Phillip Marvetz of Bellingham, Wash. Mark Canty, scored the Race of Champions win as he rode past Jim Funderburg, Burien, Wash., in the final.
Winners of the Race of Champions will compete at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., for a national championship. They will run for a winner-take-all payday of $5,000. Each racer will also receive $3,500 for competing at the NHRA Finals.