NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results - Pacific Raceways
8/22/2011
Kent, WA
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In the final results from Pacific Raceways and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Joey Severance took home his second trophy in as many events.  The Woodburn, Ore., racer continued his dominance in the NHRA Northwest Division qualifying number one and beating James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., in the final of Top Alcohol Dragster.

Severance also won the O’Reilly Auto Parts Northwest Nationals earlier this month at Pacific Raceways and now has four wins this year in six final round appearances.  His division point’s lead is 127 over Spencer Martin while he sits sixth in the national points standings.

Ketter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., ran 5.70’s (seconds) throughout eliminations with a 5.760, at 253.04 mph in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final to defeat division points leader Steve Gasparrelli who padded his points lead with his third final round of the year.

Jeff Lane and Al Omond continued their winning ways as they each picked up their third win this season in Comp Eliminator and in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.  Lane, North Bend, Wash., drive his ’11 Cobalt to the win in Comp over Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., while Omond, Surrey, B.C., took out Travis Pastridge, Kennewick, Wash.  Both racers lead the Northwest division points and lane is forth nationally.

A number of home state racers made trips top the winner’s circle led by Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., with his second of the year in Top Sportsman.  Matthews went 7.721 seconds at 151.83 mph in his ’67 Nova to beat Mike Williams.  In Stock Eliminator it was Toby Lang, Auburn, Wash., winning over Eric Waldo, Richland, Wash; Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., took out last year’s event winner Mick Shannon, in Super Gas; and Tom Manfred, Liberty Lake, Wash., put his ’81 Mustang out front of David Wakefield, Lake Tapps, Wash., in Super Street.

Rounding out the weekend winners were defending National  Champion Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., in Super Stock; Kyle Rizzoli out of San Louis Obispo, Calif., in Super Comp; and Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., in the division’s Top Dragster class.

            Northwest Division racers head to Champion Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, September 9-11.
 
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways:
 
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER:
Round 1
1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.876, 223.50 def. 6) Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alb., 7.742, 110.35
5) James Butler, Prescott, Ariz., 5.515, 259.96 def. 2) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.464, 262.54
3) Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska, 5.453, 263.62 def. 4) Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.475, 259.91
 
Semifinals
Severance, 5.439, 262.85 was unopposed
Butler, 5.505, 261.32 def. Martin, 8.278, 102.14
 
Final
Severance, 5.446, 261.83 def. Butler, 5.790, 194.72
 
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:
Round 1
5) Steve Gasparrelli, W. Covina, Calif., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.793, 253.47 def. 4) Sean Bellemeur, Tustin, Calif., '04 Camaro, 5.999, 246.48
7) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.742, 254.28 def. 2) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.769, 251.95
1) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '11 Mustang, 5.740, 251.30 def. 9) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., '10 Monte Carlo, 5.737, 254.57
3) Keeter Ray, Newport Beach, Calif., '10 Mustang, 5.716, 253.75 def. 6) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore.,
'09 Mustang, 5.880, 243.72
 
Semifinals
Gasparrelli, 5.882, 250.32 def. Hough, 5.943, 201.82
Ray, 5.785, 252.71 def. Thompson, 6.034, 245.54
 
Final
Ray, 5.760, 253.04 def. Gasparrelli, 6.580, 160.02
 
COMP ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 9.248, 115.07 def. Dale Giroux, Canyon Creek, Alb., '04 Cavalier, B/AA, foul.
 
SUPER STOCK
Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.644, 140.56 def. Mike Parmenter, Aurora,
Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.997, 112.50.
 
STOCK ELIMINATOR
Toby Lang, Auburn, Wash., '69 Chevelle, F/SA, 11.553, 112.50 def. Eric Waldo, Richland, Wash., '69
Mustang, C/S, foul.
 
SUPER COMP
Kyle Rizzoli, San Luis Obispo, Calif., dragster, 8.904, 160.63 def. Tom Gresham, Gresham, Ore.,
dragster, 8.913, 175.87.
 
SUPER GAS
Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Chevelle, 9.895, 148.38 def. Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57
Corvette, 9.891, 149.31.
 
SUPER STREET
Tom Manfred, Liberty Lake, Wash., '81 Mustang, 10.911, 132.75 def. David Wakefield, Lake Tapps, Wash., '71 Chevelle, 10.877, 122.52.
 
TOP SPORTSMAN
Robert Matthews, Gig Harbor, Wash., '67 Nova, 7.721, 151.83 def. Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '03
Corvette, 7.469, 184.80.
TOP DRAGSTER
Tom Koenen, North Bend, Ore., dragster, 6.941, 192.60 def. Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., dragster,
7.676, 174.53.
 
SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, 8.127, 159.66 def. Travis Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '90
Suzuki, foul.

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