Sunday, June 5, 2005
NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Series titles to Ellis, Stults, Lang at NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor
by Race Author
BOISE, Idaho -- Alan Ellis, of Mapleton, Utah, won the Competition Eliminator title in his popular A/AA, Rod Stults, of Marysville, Wash., took Super Stock, and Jody Lang of Puyallup, Wash., gathered in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Firebird Raceway. It was all part of Firebirdís 35th Annual Napa Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Don Wiebold Ford.
Ellis hit 7.046 at 189.59 mph in the final with his screaming roadster. That was enough to stop Dave Barcelon, of Bremerton, Wash., in his F/Altered Chevy Cavalier.
Also taking Lucas Series titles were Brandon Yoder, of Gresham Wash., in Super Comp; Mike Shannon, of Kelowna, B.C. in Super Gas, while Missoula, Mont.ís Brian Birky took Super Street.
Also on the Ignitor menu was a battle of nostalgia-style Top Fuel racers called the Nitro Knockout. Jack Harris, one of the undisputed champions in this form of racing, scored a three-round decision in the Knockout. He took the final round with a victory over fellow Utah racer Scot Mason. It was a unanimous decision, 5.90, 257.51 mph to 6.228, and only 207.80 as Mason had mechanical troubles near the finish line.
Also on tap was a field of Northwest Division Top Comp dragsters with Todd Gluch of Jordan Valley, Ore., hitting 7.773, 168.22 mph in the final to defeat former NHRA Jr. Drag Racing standout Justin Lamb of Henderson, Nev. Lamb actually went quicker at 7.720, 173.14 mph.
In Sportsman Motorcycle action, Mike Scott, Sumner, Wash., rode his í01 Kawasaki all the way to victory lane, beating Coeur d'Alene, Idahoís Buff Kobs.
The NHRA Northwest Division will next be in action at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., in two weeks, June 17-19.
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Napa Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:
Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah, '23 roadster, A/AA, 7.046, 189.59 def. Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '02 Cavalier, F/A, 8.493, 160.02.
Rod Stults, Marysville, Wash., '92 Ciera, GT/GA, 10.770, 123.74 def. Brad Plourd, Covington, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/CA, 10.575, 123.83.
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, M/SA, 12.852, 94.92 def. Cory Thompson, Abbotsford, B.C., '69 Firebird, E/SA, 11.580, 113.55.
Brandon Yoder, Gresham, Wash., dragster, 9.199, 171.78 def. Ed Olpin, Lindon, Utah, dragster, 9.197, 167.06.
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 10.213, 147.83 def. Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 10.232, 154.50.
Brian Birky, Missoula, Mont., '56 Chevy, 11.215, 121.88 def. Tony Hopkins, Snohomish, Wash., '81 Mustang, 11.265, 128.68.
NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL
Jack Harris, Kaysville, Utah, dragster, 5.901, 257.51 def. Scott Mason, Syracuse, Utah, dragster, 6.228, 207.80.
Todd Gluch, Jordan Valley, Ore., dragster, 7.773, 168.22 def. Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., dragster, 7.720, 173.14.
Mike Scott, Sumner, Wash., '01 Kawasaki, 9.134, 142.97 def. Buff Kobs, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, '95 Kawasaki, 7.823, 170.97.