Severance, Hunter, and Warter lead winners at Woodburn Dragstrip

Joey Severance, Greg Hunter, and Ryan Warter led the list of winners as Woodburn Dragstrip hosted the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Northwest Division event.
12 Jul 2017
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WOODBURN, Ore., - Defending Lucas Oil World Champion Joey Severance and Jimmy DeFrank took home Wally trophies from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip.

In Top Alcohol Dragster final round, Severance continued his championship defense against rival Shawn Cowie. Severance got off the line first and continued to pull away for the win. Severance registered a winning pass of 5.227 seconds, 278.89 mph. Cowie followed up at 5.260 seconds, 278.29 mph.

DeFrank continued his world title defense as well in the final round of Super Stock. And it was an easy day at the office as Dave Barcelon triggered the red light, yielding the victory to DeFrank. DeFrank made a winning pass of 9.293 seconds, 115.47 mph.

Top Alcohol Funny Car standout Doug Gordon lined up at the starting line to battle against Greg Hunter. Hunter got a small .01-second starting-line advantage at the green and stayed with Gordon all the way down the track to taking the narrow holeshot win by just .004-seconds. Hunter finished first at 5.536 seconds, 271.65 mph. Gordon clocked in at 5.532 seconds, 269.38 mph.

Oregon racer Casey Depeel made his final round debut in the Rig Rental Top Dragster finale. And he made the most of it, as he narrowly defeated Francesca Giroux in a double breakout. Depeel took home the event Wally trophy, registering the win at 7.216 seconds, 179.35 mph. Giroux runner upped at 6.436 seconds, 214.79 mph.

The JBS Top Sportsman final round showcased a battle of Northern versus Southern California, Richard Okerman, of Torrance had an easy path to victory, 7.036 seconds, 196.97 mph as Ted Kellner of San Jose fouled at the line.

Dan Patridge spoiled Mark Adams’ final-round debut in Sportsman Motorcycle. Partridge grabbed a big lead off the starting line and Adams broke attempting to hold him off. Patridge took home the victory at 8.014 seconds, 160.08 mph, Adams 9.260 seconds, 138.63 mph. 

The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Ryan Warter in Comp Eliminator; Jody Lang in Stock Eliminator; Justin Cooper in Super Comp; Chris Cannon in Super Gas; Gary Ericksen in Super Street; Stephanie Nass in Super Pro; Dustin Ward in Pro; Mike Shannon in Super Comp Shootout; Steve Laskowske in Super Gas Shootout; Larry Miner in Super Street Shootout; Sadie Floyd Top Comp Shootout; and Dylan Hough in Jr. Dragster.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.227, 278.89  def. Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.260, 278.29.

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.536, 271.65  def. Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.532, 269.38.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.805, 150.10  def. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.599, 125.10.

SUPER STOCK
Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 9.293, 115.47  def. Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, N/SA, 12.117, 99.77  def. John Buczynski, Pitt Meadows, B.C., '70 Barracuda, E/SA, 11.051, 117.00.

SUPER COMP
Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 8.907, 172.11  def. Joe Kapler, Tacoma, Wash., '98 Mullis, 8.891, 167.87.

SUPER GAS
Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, 9.913, 162.98  def. Ed Hutchinson, Victoria, B.C., '57 Corvette, 9.899, 162.39.

SUPER STREET
Gary Ericksen, Vancouver, Wash., '89 Probe, 10.956, 136.84  def. Ray Carlson, 100 Mile House, B.C., '04 Corvette, 10.830, 135.82.

JBS TOP SPORTSMAN
Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.036, 196.97  def. Ted Kellner, San Jose, Calif., '02 Firebird, foul.

RIG RENTALS TOP DRAGSTER
Casey Depeel, Portland, Ore., '06 Mullis, 7.216, 179.35  def. Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., '13 Spitzer, 6.436, 214.79.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, 8.014, 160.08  def. Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, 9.260, 138.63.

JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Dylan Hough, Junction City, Ore., dragster, 7.931, 80.93  def. Toby Payne, Claremont, Calif., '13 Motivational, foul.

SUPER PRO
Stephanie Nass, Happy Valley, Ore., '01 Undercover, 8.007, 165.50  def. Parker Theobald, St George, Utah, '01 Mullis, 8.940, 175.16.

PRO
Dustin Ward, Renton, Wash., '67 Dart, 10.074, 125.48  def. Amber Rutherford, Wemblee, Alb., '66 Mustang, 9.676, 139.21.

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '15 American, 8.921, 170.87  def. Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 8.932, 168.79.

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., '63 Corvette, 9.937, 165.38  def. Sam Chaney, , , '81 Monza, 9.869, 153.87.

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Larry Miner, Sedro-Wolley, Wash., '69 Camaro, 10.898, 134.04  def. Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '67 Camaro, 10.879, 152.82.

TOP COMP SHOOTOUT
Sadie Floyd, Mooresville, N.C., '01 Hadman, 7.523, 174.21  def. Kurt Gross, Oregon City, Ore., '07 TNT, 7.662, 172.54.

SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER
1) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.207 seconds, 278.98 mph
2) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.222, 278.37
3) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.283, 273.97
4) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Calif., 5.320, 274.39
5) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.431, 259.36
6) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.438, 267.85
7) Todd Swinford, Keizer, Ore., 5.482, 236.28

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR
1) Chip Beverett, Tracy, Calif., '12 Monte Carlo, 5.484 seconds, 264.31 mph
2) Greg Hunter, Castle Rock, Colo., '15 Camaro, 5.524, 272.31
3) Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.572, 263.69
4) Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '16 Camaro, 5.574, 267.14
5) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '14 Camaro, 5.576, 267.14
6) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.577, 263.00
7) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., '17 Camaro, 5.582, 263.15
8) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.585, 269.05
Not Qualified
9) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.663, 264.70
10) Randy Parker, Puyallup, Wash., '07 Impala, 5.766, 249.72
11) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.779, 260.86
12) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '17 Camaro, 5.968, 188.24

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Craig Schuck, Eugene, Ore., '00 Sarmento, I/D, 6.519 seconds, -0.811 (under index)
2) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 8.783, -0.797
3) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.169, -0.741
4) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 7.980, -0.620
5) Randy Goff, Las Vegas, Nev., '98 Chevy, B/T, 8.275, -0.525
6) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.879, -0.421
7) Michael Cherry, Hermiston, Ore., '81 Monza, E/A, 8.162, -0.188

SUPER STOCK
1) Troy Olsonawski, Federal Way, Wash., '66 Malibu, SS/OA, 11.209 seconds, -1.091 (under index)
2) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.599, -1.051
3) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.719, -0.931
4) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/JA, 9.880, -0.920
5) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.144, -0.856
6) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.558, -0.842
7) Steve Hanby, Salem, Ore., '94 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.440, -0.810
8) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 BelAir, SS/P, 11.758, -0.742
9) Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., '81 Malibu, GT/OA, 10.715, -0.735
10) Steve Schwab, Auburn, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/KA, 10.246, -0.654

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, L/SA, 11.542 seconds, -1.158 (under index)
2) James Boyce, Sultan, Wash., '88 Mustang, K/SA, 11.520, -1.130
3) Ken Culver, Medford, Ore., '78 Regal, T/SA, 13.281, -1.119
4) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 8.657, -1.043
5) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.823, -1.027
6) Gary Coe, Portland, Ore., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.684, -1.016
7) Jared Jordan, Bakersfield, Calif., '64 Dodge, H/SA, 11.157, -0.993
8) Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer, V/SA, 14.519, -0.981
9) Tommy Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '71 Corvette, A/SA, 10.020, -0.980
10) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.730, -0.970

JBS TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.876 seconds, 201.02 mph
2) Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '14 Camaro, 6.927, 199.68
3) Doug Crumlich, Irvine, Calif., '63 Corvette, 6.965, 198.28
4) Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., '12 GXP, 7.012, 197.97
5) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.020, 196.76
6) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.136, 194.38
7) Doug Bracey, Vallejo, Calif., '02 Cavalier, 7.201, 192.38
8) Darren Shank, Kennewick, Wash., '10 Cobalt, 7.262, 189.63
9) Stephanie Skaggs, Danville, Calif., '14 Camaro, 7.272, 187.61
10) Terry Wilcox, , , '17 Camaro, 7.364, 189.11

RIG RENTALS TOP DRAGSTER
1) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '16 Yancer, 6.014 seconds, 234.07 mph
2) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., '07 Parker, 6.042, 228.42
3) Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale, Ariz., '15 American, 6.045, 234.37
4) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.138, 224.66
5) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., '14 Spitzer, 6.218, 224.55
6) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., '17 Spitzer, 6.245, 220.69
7) Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., '13 Spitzer, 6.390, 215.36
8) Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake, Wash., '99 Neil & Parks, 6.394, 211.46
9) Randy Pressel, Estacada, Ore., '01 Morrison, 6.722, 202.20
10) Paul Nero, Eugene, Ore., '14 Undercover, 6.734, 197.67

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
3) Mike Graver, Aloha, Ore., '00 Sportster, SMC, 0.005
4) Mark Adams, Portland, Ore., '01 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.006
5) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.009
6) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.025
7) Ted Brown, Beaverton, Ore., '09 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.034
8) Gary Stemple, Lacey, Wash., '79 Suzuki GS1000, SMC, 0.066
9) Ruben Pierce, Bend, Ore., '07 Suzuki, SMC, 0.084
10) Wesley Wallace, Tualatin, Ore., '13 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.128

JUNIOR DRAGSTER
1) Beau Bateman, Albany, Ore., dragster, JRD, 0.012 seconds, 0.012 (over index)
2) Lincoln Rutherford, Wembley, Alb., dragster, JRD, 0.044, 0.044
3) Toby Payne, Claremont, Calif., '13 Motivational, JRD, 0.054, 0.054
4) Dylan Hough, Junction City, Ore., dragster, JRD, 0.086, 0.086
5) Aden Short, Graham, Wash., '09 Creative, JRD, 0.192, 0.192

FRIDAY

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division Les Schwab Tires Challenge:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Craig Schuck, Eugene, Ore., '00 Sarmento, I/D, 6.519 seconds, -0.811 (under index)
2) Brian Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., '09 Frameworks, G/D, 8.813, -0.767
3) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.277, -0.633
4) Randy Goff, Las Vegas, Nev., '98 Chevy, B/T, 8.346, -0.454
5) Michael Cherry, Hermiston, Ore., '81 Monza, E/A, 8.163, -0.187
6) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 9.338, 0.038
7) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 16.784, 8.184

SUPER STOCK
1) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/JA, 9.880 seconds, -0.920 (under index)
2) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.732, -0.918
3) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.561, -0.839
4) Steve Hanby, Salem, Ore., '94 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.440, -0.810
5) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/BS, 8.929, -0.721
6) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 BelAir, SS/P, 11.781, -0.719
7) Christopher Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '97 Camaro, SS/JA, 10.335, -0.665
8) Steve Schwab, Auburn, Wash., '91 Calais, GT/KA, 10.263, -0.637
9) Jimmy DeFrank, Thousand Oaks, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/CM, 8.908, -0.592
10) Troy Olsonawski, Federal Way, Wash., '66 Malibu, SS/OA, 11.714, -0.586

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, L/SA, 11.542 seconds, -1.158 (under index)
2) James Boyce, Sultan, Wash., '88 Mustang, K/SA, 11.520, -1.130
3) Ken Culver, Medford, Ore., '78 Regal, T/SA, 13.362, -1.038
4) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, F/SA, 10.830, -1.020
5) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 8.691, -1.009
6) Tommy Gaynor, Vancouver, Wash., '71 Corvette, A/SA, 10.026, -0.974
7) Don Little, Westley, Calif., '70 Challenger, AA/SA, 9.730, -0.970
8) Chuck Rayburn, Castro Valley, Calif., '64 Belvedere, AA/SA, 9.730, -0.970
9) Gary Coe, Portland, Ore., '14 Mustang, FS/A, 8.734, -0.966
10) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.042, -0.958

JBS TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb., '09 GXP, 6.876 seconds, 201.02 mph
2) Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '14 Camaro, 6.927, 199.68
3) Doug Crumlich, Irvine, Calif., '63 Corvette, 7.005, 197.93
4) Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., '12 GXP, 7.012, 197.97
5) Richard Okerman, Torrance, Calif., '89 Beretta, 7.029, 196.76
6) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.136, 194.30
7) Stephanie Skaggs, Danville, Calif., '14 Camaro, 7.296, 187.61
8) Darren Shank, Kennewick, Wash., '10 Cobalt, 7.302, 188.95
9) Terry Wilcox, , , '17 Camaro, 7.364, 188.87
10) Lee Goranson, Gresham, Ore., '97 Cutlass, 7.392, 186.52

RIG RENTALS TOP DRAGSTER
1) Phil Dion, Paradise Valley, Ariz., '16 Yancer, 6.014 seconds, 234.07 mph
2) Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale, Ariz., '15 American, 6.051, 234.37
3) Quentin Chambers, Bellingham, Wash., '07 Parker, 6.105, 228.13
4) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.138, 224.66
5) Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek, Ore., '14 Spitzer, 6.240, 221.51
6) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., '17 Spitzer, 6.288, 219.19
7) Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake, Alb., '13 Spitzer, 6.390, 215.36
8) Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake, Wash., '99 Neil & Parks, 6.438, 211.46
9) Randy Pressel, Estacada, Ore., '01 Morrison, 6.739, 199.33
10) Tom Koenen, Tuscon, Ariz., '06 Neil & Parks, 6.776, 200.49

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Don DePeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.003
3) Mike Graver, Aloha, Ore., '00 Sportster, SMC, 0.005
4) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.018
5) Ruben Pierce, Bend, Ore., '07 Suzuki, SMC, 0.084
6) Gary Stemple, Lacey, Wash., '79 Suzuki GS1000, SMC, 0.263
7) Cody Cumpton, Vancouver, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, -0.011
8) Ted Brown, Beaverton, Ore., '09 Kawasaki, SMC, -0.012

JUNIOR DRAGSTER
1) Lincoln Rutherford, Wembley, Alb., dragster, JRD, 0.044 seconds, 0.044 (over index)
2) Toby Payne, Claremont, Calif., '13 Motivational, JRD, 0.054, 0.054
3) Beau Bateman, Albany, Ore., dragster, JRD, 0.081, 0.081
4) Aden Short, Graham, Wash., '09 Creative, JRD, 0.192, 0.192
5) Dylan Hough, Junction City, Ore., dragster, JRD, -0.026, -0.026

PREVIEW

WOODBURN, Ore. - Woodburn Dragstrip will host the Les Schwab Tires Challenge NHRA Northwest Division event on July 14- 16. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. 

Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s JBS Top Sportsman Series, Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series will also run in conjunction with the event. 

Tickets for the Woodburn Dragstrip are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children ages 6 to 14 are $5 each day. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. 

Woodburn Dragstrip is located at 7730 Highway 219, 1½ miles off I-5 at Woodburn exit 271.  For more information call the track, (503) 982-4461, or visit www.WoodburnDragstrip.com. 

FRIDAY, July 14
Gates open at 8 a.m. 
Time trials and qualifying 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car testing at noon and 4 p.m. 
            
SATURDAY, July 15
Gates open at 8 a.m. 
Time trials and qualifying  9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car Qualifying at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 16
Gates open at 8 a.m. 
Eliminations  9 a.m. 
Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car Round 1 at Noon.