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Cooper doubles to lead champions at NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway

Justin Cooper took home not one but two trophies as he pulled off the double in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series evebt as Firebird Raceway hosted the NHRA Northwest Division for the 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac.
01 May 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Justin Cooper took home not one but two trophies as he pulled off the double in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series while Jeff Arend out ran Shawn Bowen for the Nostalgia Funny Car title in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac at Firebird Raceway. 

Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., knocked out Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., in Super Comp running 9.159 seconds at 161.56 mph with Hiatt posting a 9.171, 161.56. In Super Street, Cooper met up with Al Quigley out of Aldergrove, B.C. Cooper’s ’67 Chevelle covered the quarter mile in 11.140, 129.79 to Quigley’s 11.114, 140.91 in his ’98 Mustang.

Arend qualified on top and beat out Jon Rice and Bobby Cottrell in rounds one and two before meeting up with No. 3 qualifier Bowen. Arend, La Verne, Calif., ran a 5.741 second pass at 249.76 mph as he slowly pulled away from Bowen at 5.866, 224.62.

Jeff Lane and Norman Lapointe joined Cooper at the top of the Lucas Oil Series winners list. Lane, North Bend, Wash., continued to rack up wins in Comp Eliminator as he held off Ralph Van Paepeghem in his ’10 Cobalt with a lap of 8.143 seconds, 159.70 mph to Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, at 7.414, 177.49 in his ’32 roadster.

Lapointe, out of Sherwood Park, Alb., won over Idaho racer Joe Turner from Lewistown. Lapointe crossed the finish line at 9.883, 132.33 with Turner right behind at 10.856, 119.00.

Jake Neibauer and Craig Blaisdell took home the trophies in the JBS Top Sportsman and RAD Top Dragster respectively. Neibauer outran Dan Lafferty going 6.978, 191.84 in his ’63 Corvette and Blaisdell posted a 6.869 at 155.78 in his ’18 dragster to beat out Dave Jackson.

Other racers taking home wins in the Lucas Oil Series were Darrick Ellam over local racer Mick Alley of Eagle, Idaho, in Stock and John Dalrymple put Jason Heard on the trailer in Super Gas. Rick Newport rode his ’95 Suzuki to the win in Sportsman Motorcycle over David Wood of Eagle, Idaho.

In Summit Racing Series categories, it was Juliet Barnhart leading the way in Super Pro taking the win over Chris Jaggers. Levi Burlile out drove Carl Youngstrom in Pro and Rex Petersen out dueled Zak Pedraza in Heavy. Tanner Theobald won the Super Pro Consolation.

The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., '78 Firebird, 5.741, 249.76  def. Shawn Bowen, Goodrich, Mich., '69 Camaro, 5.866, 224.62. 

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.143, 159.70  def. Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.414, 177.49. 

SUPER STOCK
Norman Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.883, 132.33  def. Joe Turner, Lewiston, Idaho, '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 10.856, 119.00. 

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Darrick Ellam, Ridgefeild, Wash., '76 Pinto, W/SA, 16.737, 78.30  def. Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.626, 123.59. 

SUPER COMP
Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 9.159, 161.56  def. Mike Hiatt, Fallon, Nev., '17 TNT, 9.171, 161.56. 

SUPER GAS
John Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '04 Corvette, 10.161, 160.18  def. Jason Heard, Battle Ground, Wash., '86 Mustang, 10.152, 153.37. 

SUPER STREET
Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '67 Chevelle, 11.140, 129.79  def. Al Quigley, Aldergrove, B.C., '98 Mustang, 11.114, 140.91. 

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.978, 191.84  def. Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 7.081, 184.07. 

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '18 Miller, 6.869, 155.78  def. Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., '14 Mullis, foul. 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Rick Newport, Bluffdale, Utah, '95 Suzuki, 8.309, 149.73  def. David Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, 9.173, 132.91. 

SUPER PRO
Juliet Barnhart, , , '00 Soran, 7.604, 173.85  def. Chris Jaggers, , , '02 Soran, 7.962, 166.11. 

SUPER PRO CONSOLATION
Tanner Theobald, Saint George, Utah, '14 Trick, 9.247, 161.11  def. James Warden, Santa Ana, Calif., '04 Worthy, 9.311, 151.10. 

PRO
Levi Burlile, Nampa, Idaho, '63 Falcon, 10.289, 127.70  def. Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, Idaho, '70 Trans Am, foul. 

HEAVY
Rex Petersen, , , '99 Corvette, 12.542, 111.15  def. Zak Pedraza, Boise, Idaho, '89 Chev S10, 12.395, 98.59. 

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT
Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '15 American, 9.179, 164.93  def. Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., '06 Undercover, 9.133, 168.85. 

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT
Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., '63 Corvette, 10.177, 161.98  def. Chris Cannon, Bothell, Wash., '63 Corvette, broke. 

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT
Todd Sims, Puyallup, Wash., '66 Nova, 11.163, 134.64  def. Christopher Northup, Boise, Idaho, '68 Camaro, 11.136, 132.75. 

SATURDAY

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1) Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., '78 Firebird, 5.682 seconds, 255.77 mph
2) Mark Sanders, Maple Valley, Wash., '70 Mustang, 5.779, 240.64
3) Shawn Bowen, Goodrich, Mich., '69 Camaro, 5.787, 250.18
4) Bobby Cottrell, Whittier, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.812, 242.71
5) Tim Boychuk, Edmonton, Alb., '69 Camaro, 5.930, 241.76
6) Scott Stanger, West Point, Utah, '73 Cuda, 6.041, 232.31
7) Garth Widdison, Hooper, Utah, '74 Camaro, 6.592, 171.82
8) Jon Rice, Pocatello, Idaho, '79 Corvette, 7.169, 197.02

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.073 seconds, -0.667 (under index)
2) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.357, -0.623
3) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.927, -0.593
4) Mathew Leonard, Salt Lake City, Utah, '32 Bantam, AA/AM, 6.520, -0.580
5) Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colo., '62 Sunbeam, F/A, 8.385, -0.455
6) Michael Cherry, Hermiston, Ore., '81 Monza, E/A, 8.354, -0.176
7) Tom Kirkman, Pocatello, Idaho, '32 Bantam, E/EA, 9.198, 0.038

SUPER STOCK
1) Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '05 Cavalier, SS/CM, 8.643 seconds, -1.087 (under index)
2) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.668, -0.982
3) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.464, -0.976
4) Larry McLanahan, Kennywich, Wash., '16 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.907, -0.973
5) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.376, -0.964
6) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '00 Cobalt, GT/IA, 9.951, -0.959
7) Norman Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.705, -0.945
8) Steve Hanby, Salem, Ore., '94 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.593, -0.927
9) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.293, -0.897
10) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.596, -0.894

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.291 seconds, -1.149 (under index)
2) Cal Method, Kennewick, Wash., '68 Nova, H/SA, 11.425, -1.015
3) Jim Storms, Renton, Wash., '72 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.302, -0.988
4) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.623, -0.977
5) Pete Kost, Covington, Wash., '77 Cutlass, I/SA, 11.636, -0.964
6) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 8.972, -0.958
7) Tommy Gaynor, Vancover, Wash., '15 Chevy, FS/F, 10.513, -0.957
8) Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.575, -0.945
9) Clarence Bidniak, Edmonton, Alb., '70 Road Runner, B/SA, 10.577, -0.943
10) Greg Marshall, Surrey, B.C., '88 Cutlass, K/SA, 12.012, -0.938

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
1) Bud Pruess, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.778 seconds, 202.88 mph
2) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.887, 201.07
3) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 6.972, 195.34
4) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.092, 194.60
5) Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., '12 GXP, 7.121, 196.10
6) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.148, 194.02
7) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.165, 193.35
8) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.188, 193.24
9) Darren Shank, Kennewick, Wash., '10 Cobalt, 7.247, 188.83
10) Mike Lucas, Fort St. John, B.C., '00 Camaro, 7.447, 183.19

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
1) Robert Tehle, Billings, Mont., '05 Davis, 6.026 seconds, 228.46 mph
2) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.235, 222.25
3) Gerry Devenpeck, Gig Harbor, Wash., '18 TNT, 6.288, 220.69
4) Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '18 Miller, 6.408, 216.97
5) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '16 TNT, 6.491, 212.23
6) Steve Thompson, West Richland, Wash., '15 TNT, 6.502, 215.86
7) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., '13 M&M, 6.730, 202.03
8) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '18 Chev, 6.880, 198.79
9) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '32 Bantam, 6.894, 194.52
10) Clinton Geise, Renton, Wash., '14 Spitzer, 6.927, 191.13

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Gary Stemple, Lacey, Wash., '79 Suzuki, SMC, 0.000 seconds reaction time
2) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.001
3) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
4) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '00 Polaris, SMC, 0.001
5) Don Depeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.009
6) Larry Mota, Orem, Utah, '15 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010
7) Jay Mendes, Caldwell, Idaho, '13 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.011
8) William Nitta, Seattle, Wash., '08 Suzuki, SMC, 0.019
9) Scott Grondahl, Nampa, Idaho, '09 Honda, SMC, 0.022
10) Brendon Hinton, Spanaway, Wash., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.026

FRIDAY

The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1) Bobby Cottrell, Whittier, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.812 seconds, 242.71 mph
2) Tim Boychuk, Edmonton, Alb., '69 Camaro, 5.985, 241.76
3) Mark Sanders, Maple Valley, Wash., '70 Mustang, 6.031, 185.89
4) Jeff Arend, La Verne, Calif., '78 Firebird, 6.156, 178.83
5) Garth Widdison, Hooper, Utah, '74 Camaro, 6.816, 138.13
6) Shawn Bowen, Goodrich, Mich., '69 Camaro, 10.082, 90.68
7) Jon Rice, Pocatello, Idaho, '79 Corvette, 10.746, 75.82

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.116 seconds, -0.624 (under index)
2) Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, '32 Bantam, A/EA, 7.357, -0.623
3) Mathew Leonard, Salt Lake City, Utah, '32 Bantam, AA/AM, 6.572, -0.528
4) Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 9.019, -0.501
5) Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colo., '62 Sunbeam, F/A, 8.435, -0.405
6) Tom Kirkman, Pocatello, Idaho, '32 Bantam, E/EA, 9.198, 0.038
7) Michael Cherry, Hermiston, Ore., '81 Monza, E/A, 9.042, 0.512

SUPER STOCK
1) Dave Barcelon, Bremerton, Wash., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.668 seconds, -0.982 (under index)
2) Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.464, -0.976
3) Alan Falcone, Olympia, Wash., '05 Cavalier, GT/EA, 9.404, -0.936
4) Steve Hanby, Salem, Ore., '94 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.593, -0.927
5) Tom Gaynor, Battle Ground, Wash., '00 Cobalt, GT/IA, 9.991, -0.919
6) Larry McLanahan, Kennywich, Wash., '16 Cobra JET, FSS/C, 8.994, -0.886
7) Kevin Cour, Ladera Ranch, Calif., '09 Cobalt, GT/IA, 10.035, -0.875
8) Michael Parmenter, Aurora, Ore., '55 Chevy, SS/O, 11.620, -0.870
9) Norman Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '08 Cobalt, GT/GA, 9.783, -0.867
10) Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '02 S-10, SS/TB, 9.328, -0.862

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Joe Sorensen, Woodburn, Ore., '69 Camaro, H/SA, 11.291 seconds, -1.149 (under index)
2) Bill Bushmaker, Auburn, Wash., '76 Road Runner, I/SA, 11.623, -0.977
3) Tommy Gaynor, Vancover, Wash., '15 Chevy, FS/F, 10.513, -0.957
4) Clarence Bidniak, Edmonton, Alb., '70 Road Runner, B/SA, 10.577, -0.943
5) Cal Method, Kennewick, Wash., '68 Nova, H/SA, 11.516, -0.924
6) Roger Hall, Las Vegas, Nev., '68 Chevelle, B/SA, 10.611, -0.909
7) Norm Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '68 Malibu Wagon, O/SA, 12.563, -0.907
8) Larry McLanahan, Kennewick, Wash., '16 Mustang, FS/A, 9.025, -0.905
9) Will Kelly, Walla Walla, Wash., '70 Barracuda, G/SA, 11.394, -0.896
10) Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, '70 Camaro, B/SA, 10.654, -0.866

TOP SPORTSMAN PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
1) Bud Pruess, Grand Junction, Colo., '69 Camaro, 6.778 seconds, 202.88 mph
2) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '63 Corvette, 6.887, 201.07
3) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '69 Camaro, 6.972, 195.31
4) Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, '53 Studebaker, 7.092, 194.60
5) Gary Forkner, Temecula, Calif., '12 Camaro, 7.156, 194.02
6) Don Sefton, Port Orchard, Wash., '12 GXP, 7.158, 195.22
7) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '68 Camaro, 7.176, 193.35
8) Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.188, 193.24
9) Darren Shank, Kennewick, Wash., '10 Cobalt, 7.322, 187.89
10) Mike Lucas, Fort St. John, B.C., '00 Camaro, 7.447, 183.19

TOP DRAGSTER PRESENTED BY RACINGRVS.COM
1) Robert Tehle, Billings, Mont., '05 Davis, 6.039 seconds, 227.61 mph
2) Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.285, 220.84
3) Gerry Devenpeck, Gig Harbor, Wash., '18 TNT, 6.354, 217.00
4) Craig Blaisdell, Anderson, Calif., '18 Miller, 6.408, 216.97
5) Steve Thompson, West Richland, Wash., '15 TNT, 6.502, 215.86
6) Dan Lafferty, Wendell, Idaho, '16 TNT, 6.558, 210.18
7) Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., '13 M&M, 6.742, 201.64
8) Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove, Utah, '18 Chev, 6.880, 198.47
9) Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., '32 Bantam, 6.918, 194.27
10) Clinton Geise, Renton, Wash., '14 Spitzer, 6.952, 191.02

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
1) Jacob Wood, Eagle, Idaho, '16 Arctic CAT, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time
2) Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001
3) Larry Mote, Orem, Utah, '15 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.010
4) Don Depeel, Gladstone, Ore., '74 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.012
5) William Nitta, Seattle, Wash., '08 Suzuki, SMC, 0.019
6) Gary Stemple, Lacey, Wash., '79 Suzuki Gs1000, SMC, 0.019
7) Scott Grondahl, Nampa, Idaho, '09 Honda, SMC, 0.022
8) Craig Jensen, Chubback, Idaho, '00 Polaris, SMC, 0.026
9) Brendon Hinton, Spanaway, Wash., '01 Suzuki, SMC, 0.026
10) Ron Alves, Colusa, Calif., '80 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.030

PREVIEW

Firebird Raceway will host the NHRA Northwest Division for the 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac on May 4-6. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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. 

In addition, the event will play host to the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class. Lucas Oil categories include 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.

Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualifies on Friday at 5 pm, and Saturday at 2 and 5 pm. Eliminations begin Saturday afternoon and continue on Sunday at 9 a.m. Round 1 of Nostalgia Funny Car is Sunday at 12 noon.

Tickets for the Ignitor are $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and Sunday for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free.

For more information call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986, or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.