AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – Jackie Alley and Al Omond made it two in a row taking wins this weekend at the NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Thunderfest event at Spokane County Raceway. Both drivers won the last Northwest Divisional event at Mission Raceway Park.
Alley, the defending NHRA Lucas Oil Series National Champion, beat fellow Idaho racer Butch Walsh in a battle of Camaros for the Super Stock title. Alley, Eagle, Idaho, went 9.736 seconds at 130.79 mph for the win with Walsh, Firth, Idaho, crossing the finish line in 10.278 seconds.
Omond out of Surrey, B.C., ran down Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., on his '97 Kawasaki in the Sportsman Motorcycle series presented by Harley Davidson. Omond went 150.75 mph in 8.136 seconds for the win.
Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., used a slight starting line advantage and held on for the win in Comp Eliminator over Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., in his '05 cavalier. Strong clocked in at 8.478, 160.65 mph.
Barry Daniluk added to his collection of NHRA Wally trophies in Top Sportsman while Scott Hearn picked up his first in Top Dragster. Daniluk, Red Deer, Alb., outran Tom Burke, Selah, Wash., in his '68 Camaro at 6.645, 184.72 mph and Hearn, Sherwood Park, Alb., beat Clint Geise, Renton, Wash., with a lap of 7.665, 159.32 mph.
Crowd favorite Jim Mantle driving a '79 Pacer in Stock Eliminator took out Mike Hering, Boise, Idaho, with a final round lap of 14.503 seconds at 91.02 mph to the hard charging Hering coming in at 10.638, 118.82.
The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series was also in action this weekend at Spokane County Raceway with Jim Young taking his second win of the season in defeating Tony Bartone, Long Island, N.Y. Young, Salem, Wis., ran strong all day with a 5.658 second, 259.66 mph lap in the final to Bartone's 5.889, 216.19. Young also won the season opener March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
Rounding out the winners this weekend were Ty Anderson, Vancouver, Wash., in a great race with Scott Taylor in Super Comp; Eddy Plaizier, in Super Gas over Steve Apted; Becky Lindsey, Puyallup, Wash., who beat Dwaine Ringguth in Super Street; Keri Ebertz in Super Pro over Leroy Carnes, Spokane, Wash.; and Jim Bonner, Deer Park, Wash., over Todd Haste, Kennewick, Wash., in Pro.
Northwest Division racers head to Woodburn Dragway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, July 13-15.
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Thunderfest event at Spokane County Raceway:
Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, G/A, 8.478, 160.65 def. Pat Byron, Hoquiam, Wash., dragster, C/D, 7.059, 190.27.
Jackie Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, SS/DA, 9.736, 130.79 def. Butch Walsh, Firth, Idaho, '67 Camaro, SS/GA, 10.278, 129.03.
Jim Mantle, Black Creek, B.C., '79 Pacer, U/SA, 14.503, 91.02 def. Mike Hering, Boise, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/S, 10.638, 118.82.
Ty Anderson, Vancouver, Wash., dragster, 9.117, 164.02 def. Scott Taylor, St. Isidore, Alb., dragster, 9.130, 165.62.
Eddy Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '63 Corvette, 10.115, 162.16 def. Steve Apted, Medford, Ore., '67 Corvette, 10.125, 161.60.
Becky Lindsey, Puyallup, Wash., '66 Nova, 11.125, 133.76 def. Dwaine Ringguth, Grand Prairie, Alb.,
'86 Camaro, 11.128, 124.42.
Al Omond, Surrey, B.C., '97 Kawasaki, 8.136, 150.75 def. Jon Jenkins, Richmond, B.C., '84 Suzuki, 8.958, 146.48.
Scott Hearn, Sherwood Park, Alb., dragster, 7.665, 159.32 def. Clint Geise, Renton, Wash., dragster, 7.397, 182.48.
Barry Daniluk, Red Deer, Alb., '68 Camaro, 6.645, 184.72 def. Tom Burke, Selah, Wash., '92 Camaro, 7.989, 174.55.
NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL
Jim Young, Salem, Wis., dragster, 5.658, 259.66 def. Tony Bartone, Long Island, N.Y., dragster, 5.889, 216.19.
Jim Bonner, Deer Park, Wash., '73 Vega, 12.024, 112.38 def. Todd Haste, Kennewick, Wash., '70 Camaro, foul.
Keri Ebertz, Sherwood Park, Alb., dragster, 7.798, 173.37 def. Leroy Carnes, Spokane, Wash., '27 roadster, 10.757, 119.71.