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Jason Rupert, Brian Hyerstay, and Jacob Wood all took their pictures in the winner circle of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest division NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Championship presented by Peterson Chevrolet this past weekend at Firebird Raceway. Rupert took the win in Nostalgia Funny Car, Hyerstay won in Comp Eliminator and Wood won in Sportsman Motorcycle class.
02 May 2017
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BOISE, Idaho – Jason Rupert, Brian Hyerstay, and Jacob Wood all took their pictures in the winner circle of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest division NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Championship presented by Peterson Chevrolet this past weekend at Firebird Raceway.  Rupert took the win in Nostalgia Funny Car, Hyerstay won in Comp Eliminator and Wood won in Sportsman Motorcycle class.
 
The quickest Nostalgia Funny Care race in Firebird History took place in the final round.  Rupert, out of Anaheim Hills, Calif., faced off with Dan Horan, Sylmar, Calif., in a ’69 Camaro battle.  Horan made a strong pass down the lane but he was no match for Rupert. Rupert had the starting line advantage and saved his best pass for his last making it a decisive win in his favor with a winning lap of 5.602 seconds, 256.80 mph. Horan had a runner up pass of 5.765 seconds, 247.52 mph.  
 
Eugene, Ore., racer Hyerstay, was the number one qualifier and took home the trophy in Comp Eliminator.   Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., was slow off the light and could not run down Hyerstay in his ’09 dragster, who had a winning pass of 9.166 seconds, 139.78 mph. Hyerstay added to his collection of accomplishments in Comp Eliminator, making this win number nine.
 
The home state racer Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, took home the win in the Sportsman Motorcycle class.  This was a first-time final round appearance for both racers.  Woods’ took home the victory in a double breakout over Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash.
 
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., ran closer to his dial in to capture the win over Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., in Super Stock. Lang tried for a double up win in Stock Eliminator but fell short to Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., who had a great 0.008 light and ran closer to his dial in to secure the win.  
 
In one of the closest finals of the day, experienced Super Comp racers, Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., drove his ’09 Mullis to the win over Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., in Super Comp.  The racers left the line together with identical .019 reaction times but Dalrymple ran .001 to the index for a very close win.  Dalrymple ran 9.151 sec. at 170.51 mph, and that was just enough to beat Shannons’ 9.185 sec. at 160.92 mph. and take the trophy back to Washington. Other racers taking trophies home to Washington include Chris Cannon from Bothell, who won in Super Gas; and Larry Miner of Sedro-Wolley, who won in Super Street.
 
In the Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s it was Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., with a near dead heat finish with Jessica Juel, Spokane, Washington.  Jackson went 7.401 at 179.30 mph and finished closer to his dial in than Juel who ran 7.318, 179.95 for a close runner up finish.  
 
While Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho won in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RV’s race. Ratzloff had a reaction time advantage and ran down Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Washington, clocking in at 7.147 seconds, 194.02 mph.
 
In the bracket classes James Warden, Santa Ana, Calif., won in Super Pro; Kristi Shawver won in Pro and Darrick Ellam, won in the Heavy category.  
 
Northwest Division racers head to Mission Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 2-4

The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener presented by Peterson Chevrolet:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR

Jason Rupert, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.602, 256.80  def. Dan Horan Jr., Sylmar, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.765, 247.52.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 dragster, G/D, 9.166, 139.78  def. Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, H/A, 8.944, 151.27.

SUPER STOCK

Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, GT/NA, 11.111, 113.14  def. Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.520, 140.93.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Formula, B/SA, 10.732, 120.67  def. Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, L/SA, 12.332, 105.54.

SUPER COMP

Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '09 Mullis, 9.151, 170.51  def. Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '15 American, 9.185, 160.92.

SUPER GAS

Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 12.000, 88.68  def. Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., '63 Corvette, foul.

SUPER STREET

Larry Miner, Sedro-Wolley, Wash., '69 Camaro, 11.070, 137.86  def. Matt Kielman, Vancouver, Wash., '70 Nova, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS

Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.147, 194.02  def. Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., '12 GXP, 7.275, 189.76.

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS

Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., '14 Mullis, 7.401, 179.30  def. Jessica Juel, Spokane, Wash., '06 Mullis, 7.318, 179.95.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, 8.816, 138.77  def. Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, 8.183, 153.39.

SUPER PRO

James Warden, Santa Ana, Calif., '04 Worthy, 9.220, 144.81  def. Casey Compton, Boise, Idaho, '04 Qkiss, foul.

PRO

Kristi Shawver, , , '68 Camaro, 11.107, 118.92  def. Chad Campbell, , , '88 Mustang, 10.152, 126.90.

HEAVY

Darrick Ellam, Ridgefield, Wash., '76 Pinto, 16.704, 78.83  def. Rex Petersen, , , '99 Vette, foul. 

 

SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener presented by Peterson Chevrolet:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1) Ryan Hodgson, Sturgeon County, Alb., '69 Camaro, 5.607 seconds, 260.97 mph
2) Dan Horan Jr., Sylmar, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.726, 251.95
3) Michael Peck, Woodinville, Wash., '77 Firebird, 5.752, 248.43
4) Bobby Cottrell, Tacoma, Wash., '69 Camaro, 5.801, 241.71
5) Jason Rupert, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.879, 246.62
6) Bill Windham, El Dorado Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.881, 238.05
7) Marc Meadors, Alamo, Calif., '70 Camaro, 5.917, 236.80
8) Cameron Ferre, Huntington Beach, Calif., dragster, 5.931, 239.40
9) Wally Giavia, Klamath Falls, Ore., '78 Challenger, 5.996, 245.23
10) Chris Davis, Spokane, Wash., '77 Arrow, 6.301, 225.48

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 9.179 seconds, -0.651 (under index)
2) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.442, -0.638
3) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, H/A, 9.001, -0.539
4) Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colo., '62 Sunbeam, F/A, 8.434, -0.406
5) Mathew Leonard, Salt Lake City, Utah, '32 Bantam, AA/AM, 6.714, -0.386
6) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 9.668, 0.878

SUPER STOCK
1) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.793 seconds, -1.087 (under index)
2) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.814, -1.066
3) Gene Bichlmeier, Norfolk, Neb., '66 Chevy II, GT/M, 10.240, -0.970
4) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.482, -0.858
5) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 BelAir, SS/P, 11.951, -0.849
6) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '91 Firebird, GT/KA, 10.335, -0.825
7) Sheldon Erfle, Saskatoon, Sask., '96 Achieva, GT/JA, 10.248, -0.812
8) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.656, -0.794
9) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.501, -0.759
10) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.433, -0.757

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, M/SA, 12.040 seconds, -1.120 (under index)
2) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.289, -1.001
3) Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.263, -0.997
4) Scott Burton, Golden, Colo., '70 Formula, B/SA, 10.574, -0.946
5) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, AA/SA, 10.015, -0.945
6) Cal Method, Kennewick, Wash., '68 Nova, H/SA, 11.499, -0.941
7) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 9.009, -0.921
8) Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.603, -0.917
9) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.914, -0.916
10) Terry Hembree, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '69 Camaro, E/SA, 11.077, -0.903

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS
1) David Kowalski, Fort Saint John, B.C., '15 Corvette, 6.565 seconds, 210.11 mph
2) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '63 Corvette, 6.701, 224.43
3) Bud Pruess, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.876, 200.26
4) Pat McNally, St. Albert, Alb., '06 GTO, 6.891, 201.37
5) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 7.046, 194.18
6) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 7.134, 194.13
7) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.143, 195.31
8) Chris McCallum, Grand Junction, Colo., '63 Corvette, 7.170, 191.70
9) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.189, 193.02
10) Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah, '04 Corvette, 7.255, 186.23

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS
1) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.354 seconds, 215.44 mph
2) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., '11 Mullis, 6.550, 207.02
3) Francesca Plaizier-Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., '13 Spitzer, 6.572, 209.39
4) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., '08 Sarmento, 6.578, 212.29
5) Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park, Alb., '16 TNT, 6.806, 203.09
6) Clinton Geise, Renton, Wash., '14 Spitzer, 6.857, 192.91
7) Wes Garvin III, Pasco, Wash., '32 Bantam, 6.874, 204.48
8) Ken Nelson, Hayden Lake, Idaho, '15 M & M, 6.874, 197.05
9) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '32 Bantam, 6.943, 195.70
10) Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '08 Sarmento, 6.961, 186.64

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Matthew Giusti, Boise, Idaho, '06 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004
3) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
4) Anthony Amado, Meridian, Idaho, '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.008
5) Whitney Marie Carlson, Meridian, Idaho, '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014
6) Don Trafford, Nampa, Idaho, '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.015
7) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.017
8) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.020
9) Zak Pedraza, Boise, Idaho, '97 Polaris, SMC, 0.020
10) David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.023

FRIDAY

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener presented by Peterson Chevrolet:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR

1) Ryan Hodgson, Sturgeon County, Alb., '69 Camaro, 5.667 seconds, 259.51 mph

2) Dan Horan Jr., Sylmar, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.803, 250.13

3) Bobby Cantrell, Tacoma, Wash., '69 Camaro, 5.810, 230.80

4) Jason Rupert, Anaheim Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.925, 243.46

5) Bill Windham, El Dorado Hills, Calif., '69 Camaro, 6.049, 218.19

6) Chris Davis, Spokane, Wash., '77 Arrow, 6.301, 225.48

7) Marc Meadors, Alamo, Calif., '70 Camaro, 6.715, 151.24

8) Jon Rice, Pocatello, Idaho, '79 Corvette, 6.762, 210.28

9) Wally Giavia, Klamath Falls, Ore., '78 Challenger, 8.410, 110.42

10) Michael Peck, Woodinville, Wash., '77 Firebird, (no time)

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

1) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 9.179 seconds, -0.651 (under index)

2) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.442, -0.638

3) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, H/A, 9.081, -0.459

4) Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colo., '62 Sunbeam, F/A, 8.446, -0.394

5) Mathew Leonard, Salt Lake City, Utah, '32 Bantam, AA/AM, 6.714, -0.386

6) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Chev, B/SMA, 9.668, 0.878

SUPER STOCK

1) Darrell Dietz, Medicine Hat, Alb., '10 Cobra Jet, FSS/C, 8.814 seconds, -1.066 (under index)

2) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.896, -0.984

3) Gene Bichlmeier, Norfolk, Neb., '66 Chevy II, GT/M, 10.240, -0.970

4) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.482, -0.858

5) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 BelAir, SS/P, 11.960, -0.840

6) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '91 Firebird, GT/KA, 10.335, -0.825

7) Sheldon Erfle, Saskatoon, Sask., '96 Achieva, GT/JA, 10.248, -0.812

8) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.656, -0.784

9) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.501, -0.759

10) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.433, -0.757

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, M/SA, 12.040 seconds, -1.120 (under index)

2) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.289, -1.001

3) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, AA/SA, 10.015, -0.945

4) Cal Method, Kennewick, Wash., '68 Nova, H/SA, 11.499, -0.941

5) Brad Burton, Snohomish, Wash., '72 Formula, D/SA, 10.914, -0.916

6) Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.351, -0.909

7) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 9.040, -0.890

8) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.727, -0.873

9) Justin Jerome, Fullerton, Calif., '73 Duster, F/SA, 11.278, -0.862

10) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, AA/SA, 10.132, -0.828

 

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM

1) David Kowalski, Fort Saint John, B.C., '15 Corvette, 6.565 seconds, 210.11 mph

2) Paul Snell, Sandy, Utah, '13 6.701, 224.43

3) Bud Pruess, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.876, 200.26

4) Pat McNally, St. Albert, Alb., '06 GTO, 6.930, 201.34

5) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 7.046, 194.18

6) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.143, 195.31

7) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 7.169, 193.43

8) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.189, 193.02

9) Chris McCallum, Grand Junction, Colo., '63 Corvette, 7.216, 190.70

10) Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah, '04 Corvette, 7.255, 186.23

 

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM

1) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.421 seconds, 214.66 mph

2) Mike Quayle, Red Deer, Alb., '11 Mullis, 6.550, 207.02

3) Art Hoover, Concord, Calif., '08 Sarmento, 6.614, 212.29

4) Francesca Plaizier-giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., '13 Spitzer, 6.660, 207.78

5) Clinton Geise, Renton, Wash., '14 Spitzer, 6.862, 192.91

6) Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park, Alb., '16 TNT, 6.864, 203.09

7) Wes Garvin III, Pasco, Wash., '32 Bantam, 6.890, 204.48

8) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '32 Bantam, 6.943, 195.70

9) Brad Spilak, Slave Lake, Alb., '14 T&T, 6.984, 192.52

10) Tom Koenen, Tuscon, Ariz., '11 Spitzer, 7.088, 193.54

 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1) Matthew Giusti, Boise, Idaho, '06 Kawasaki Zx14, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time

2) Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.004

3) Whitney Marie Carlson, Meridian, Idaho, '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.014

4) Don Trafford, Nampa, Idaho, '08 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.015

5) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.017

6) David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic, SMC, 0.023

7) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '00 Polaris, SMC, 0.036

8) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.046

9) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.046

10) Anthony Amado, Meridian, Idaho, '12 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.08

 

PREVIEW

Boise, Idaho. - The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division arrives at Firebird Raceway for the first of six events in the division. This Friday through Sunday, May 5 - 7, 2017.  Drivers will be racing to earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. 

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars are running in conjunction with the event along with these Lucas Oil Series sportsman classes: Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s JBS Top Sportsman Series and Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series will make their appearances at the event as well. Tickets are $15 on Friday, and $20 on Saturday and Sunday, with children 15 and under admitted free daily with a paid adult. The schedule is as follows: 

FRIDAY, May 5
Gates Open: 8 am 
Qualifying and Time Trials: 9 am 
Comp Qualifying: 11:15 am and 2:15 pm 
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 4 pm 
Gates Close: 8 pm 
Spectator Pit Side: $15 
Spectator 15 & Under: Free 

SATURDAY, May 6 
Gates Open: 8 am 
Qualifying and Time Trials: 10 am 
Comp Qualifying: 12:30 am and 4:30 pm 
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 2:30 pm & 5 pm 
Jet Dragster Showcase: 5:45 pm 
Spectator Pit Side: $20 
Spectator 15 & Under: Free

SUNDAY, May 7 
Sportsman eliminations: 9 am 
AA/Nitro Funny Car Eliminations: Noon 
Eliminations continues throughout the day 
Jet Dragster Showcase: 5 pm 
Spectator Pit Side: $20 
Spectator 15 & Under: Free  

See more at: https://firebirdonline.com/events/napa-auto-parts-ignitor/