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Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 1
KENT, Wash. - SEATTLE - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
     Right Lane: Jim Peters       Runs 6.428/240.77, Now #1
2:12 p.m. First round of the Alcohol cars comes into the staging lanes. Peters opens with a pretty soft hit on a right lane single.
      Left Lane: Jeff Ashwell     Runs 5.830/241.63, Now #1
     Right Lane: Tim Nemeth       Runs 9.133/87.48, Now #3
Nemeth was on and off the throttle before half track and coasting from there on out. Ashwell gets the full pull and so the early top spot.
      Left Lane: Keeter Ray       Runs 5.746/245.72, Now #2
     Right Lane: Sean Bellemeur   Runs 5.741/250.41, Now #1
Nearly identical runs for this pair and it's Bellemeur going to the top over Keeter Ray by .005. Nice side by side qualifying race.
      Left Lane: Dave Germain     Runs 8.882/232.19, Now #6
     Right Lane: J. Lombardo Jr.  Runs 5.641/248.84, Now #1 
Germain spun the tires at the hit and he was never able to recover. Lombardo Jr. hooked hard in the right lane and takes the top spot away from Bellemeur by a full tenth.
      Left Lane: Jason Rupert     Runs 15.769/66.03, Now #9
     Right Lane: Dennis Taylor    Runs 5.743/252.38, Now #3
Taylor hurt some parts at the Division 6 race last weekend at Woodburn but here he is at the National event. Rupert had to pedal early and stayed off the power. Taylor got the full power pass and goes to #3 with top speed of the class.
      Left Lane: John Evanchuk    Runs 5.768/249.26, Now #6
     Right Lane: Brian Thiel      Runs 5.710/250.23, Now #2
Another side by side qualifier and Thiel gets the best of this pair. He goes to #2 behind Lombardo and Evanchuk spots in at #6.
      Left Lane: S. Gasparrelli   Runs 5.669/255.63, Now #3
     Right Lane: Brian Hough      Runs 5.655/250.78, Now #2
This time both runners are in the 5.6 range and Hough goes into the second spot. Gasparrelli is #3 for the moment.
      Left Lane: Clint Thompson   Runs 5.705/253.90, Now #4
     Right Lane: Doug Gordon      Runs 5.705/239.91, Now #5
Identical ETs make Thompson #4 based on his speed over #5 Gordon.
      Left Lane: Ken Webster      Runs 5.768/255.92, Now #10
     Right Lane: Roger Bateman    Runs 6.343/175.75, Now #13
Webster shook a bit at the hit but recovered for a decent ET. Bateman had his problems in the second half of the course and shut off early.
      Left Lane: Sean O'Bannon    Runs 5.685/257.43, Now #4
     Right Lane: Jay Payne        Runs 5.765/251.72, Now #11
Sean O'Bannon's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.564, 660ft-3.779/204.39 mph, 1,000ft-4.811. Payne and O'Bannon were even early in the run but O'Bannon pulled away from half track to the stripe.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. John Lombardo Jr.    Camaro                          5.641  248.84 
   2. Brian Hough          Olympus Trailers Monte Carlo    5.655  250.78 
   3. Steve Gasparrelli    Gasparrelli Racing Mustang      5.669  255.63 
   4. Sean O'Bannon        Monte Carlo                     5.685  257.43 
   5. Clint Thompson       Cascade Chevrolet Monte Carlo   5.705  253.90 
   6. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo  5.705  239.91 
   7. Brian Thiel          BT Racing Camaro                5.710  250.23 
   8. Sean Bellemeur       MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebird    5.741  250.41 
   9. Dennis Taylor        btosports.com Camaro            5.743  252.38 
  10. Keeter Ray           Keeter Ray Racing Mustang       5.746  245.72 
  11. Jay Payne            FireIce/Valvoline Mustang       5.765  251.72 
  12. Ken Webster          Synoil Fluids Racing Monte Car  5.768  255.92 
  13. John Evanchuk        Rush Hour Racing Firebird       5.768  249.26 
  14. Jeff Ashwell         Ashwell Racing Firebird         5.830  241.63 
  15. Roger Bateman        DocsHoliday.com Mustang         6.343  175.75 
  16. Jim Peters           Impala                          6.428  240.77 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Dave Germain         Quinault Resort & Casino Fireb  8.882  232.19 
  18. Tim Nemeth           TND Construction Camaro         9.133   87.48 
  19. Jason Rupert         Car Credit/Lucas Oil Camaro    15.769   66.03 

Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 2
KENT, Wash. - SEATTLE - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
 
      Left Lane: Tim Nemeth       Runs 8.082/110.86, Now #18
                                  Best prior run: 9.133/87.48, Was #18
     Right Lane: Jason Rupert     Runs 5.859/246.75, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 15.769/66.03, Was #19
4:59 p.m. Nemeth banged the blower pretty good before half track and he was coasting from there. Rupert picks up from his hit earlier but it's still nothing to crow about.
      Left Lane: Jay Payne        Runs 5.638/256.36, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 5.765/251.72, Was #11
     Right Lane: Jeff Ashwell     Runs 5.783/243.99, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 5.830/241.63, Was #14 
We have a new leader in the clubhouse. Payne goes out and moves Lombardo down to the second position. Ashwell improves but remains in the 14th spot.
      Left Lane: Dennis Taylor    Runs 5.743/251.72, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 5.743/252.38, Was #10
     Right Lane: John Evanchuk    Runs 5.744/249.81, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 5.768/249.26, Was #13 
Taylor duplicates his ET from the first session right down to that final position. Evanchuk goes quicker and picks up two spots in the field.
      Left Lane: Sean Bellemeur   Runs 14.049/63.96, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 5.741/250.41, Was #9
     Right Lane: Ken Webster      Runs 5.818/240.17, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 5.768/255.92, Was #13 
Bellemeur shook his brains out at the hit and coasted all the way down. Webster slows from the first session.
      Left Lane: Brian Thiel      Runs 5.689/248.98, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 5.710/250.23, Was #8
     Right Lane: Keeter Ray       Runs 5.745/250.92, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 5.746/245.72, Was #12 
Thiel picks up about .02 and two spots on the field. Not much help for Ray.
      Left Lane: Doug Gordon      Runs 5.690/255.77, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 5.705/239.91, Was #8
     Right Lane: Clint Thompson   Runs 5.760/249.81, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 5.705/253.90, Was #7 
We go in two different directions on this one. Gordon picks up and Thompson falls off just a bit.
      Left Lane: Brian Hough      Runs 5.704/250.27, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 5.655/250.78, Was #3
     Right Lane: Sean O'Bannon    Runs 5.665/256.36, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 5.685/257.43, Was #5 
O'Bannon picks off one spot on the ladder but Hough gives a nickel back from his first run.
      Left Lane: J. Lombardo Jr.  Runs 5.653/255.15, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 5.641/248.84, Was #2
     Right Lane: S. Gasparrelli   Runs 5.716/253.04, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 5.669/255.63, Was #5 
Nice runs for both drivers but neither will move up in the show.
      Left Lane: Roger Bateman    Runs 5.984/238.85, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 6.343/175.75, Was #16 
Something bad at the end of that run. Roger Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.654, 660ft-3.943/191.81 mph, 1,000ft-5.045. Early numbers looked good but it fell off after half track.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Jay Payne            FireIce/Valvoline Mustang       5.638  256.36 
   2. John Lombardo Jr.    Camaro                          5.641  255.15 
   3. Brian Hough          Olympus Trailers Monte Carlo    5.655  250.78 
   4. Sean O'Bannon        Monte Carlo                     5.665  257.43 
   5. Steve Gasparrelli    Gasparrelli Racing Mustang      5.669  255.63 
   6. Brian Thiel          BT Racing Camaro                5.689  250.23 
   7. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo  5.690  255.77 
   8. Clint Thompson       Cascade Chevrolet Monte Carlo   5.705  253.90 
   9. Sean Bellemeur       MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebird    5.741  250.41 
  10. Dennis Taylor        btosports.com Camaro            5.743  252.38 
  11. John Evanchuk        Rush Hour Racing Firebird       5.744  249.81 
  12. Keeter Ray           Keeter Ray Racing Mustang       5.745  250.92 
  13. Ken Webster          Synoil Fluids Racing Monte Car  5.768  255.92 
  14. Jeff Ashwell         Ashwell Racing Firebird         5.783  243.99 
  15. Jason Rupert         Car Credit/Lucas Oil Camaro     5.859  246.75 
  16. Roger Bateman        DocsHoliday.com Mustang         5.984  238.85 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Jim Peters           Impala                          6.428  240.77 
  18. Tim Nemeth           TND Construction Camaro         8.082  110.86 
  19. Dave Germain         Quinault Resort & Casino Fireb  8.882  232.19 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 3
KENT, Wash. - SEATTLE - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
 
      Left Lane: Dave Germain     Runs 6.324/242.28, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 8.882/232.19, Was #19
2:06 p.m. We have nineteen cars in this class so three are not going to play in eliminations. Germain spun the tires hard at the hit and then drove through it. The engine went bang in the lights and sent the burst panel high into the afternoon skies. BTW, Roger Bateman is on the bump with a 5.984 time. Nothing on the track so the call is 'Fire the next pair!'
      Left Lane: Jason Rupert     Runs 6.036/242.98, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 5.859/246.75, Was #15
     Right Lane: Tim Nemeth       Runs 5.812/247.16, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 8.082/110.86, Was #19 
Nemeth will try to bump in and Rupert will try to get away from it. Nemeth does his job and pedals his way into the show. Rupert has to pedal and he winds up...on the bump with one car left that can put his out. Bateman is bumped but in line to requalify.
      Left Lane: Jeff Ashwell     Runs 5.859/226.32, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 5.783/243.99, Was #14
     Right Lane: Jim Peters       Runs 5.919/235.68, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 6.428/240.77, Was #19 
Peters and Bateman both have shots to get back in so let's see how this goes. Peters just misses so he's eliminated from the qualifying program. Ashwell repeats and remains #14.
      Left Lane: Ken Webster      Runs 19.427/33.93, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 5.768/255.92, Was #13
     Right Lane: Roger Bateman    Runs 5.696/253.75, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 5.984/238.85, Was #18 
It's put up time for Bateman, a top ten player from 2008. Bateman does it with ease and Rupert gets bumped out of the show for the final time this weekend. Webster had problems early in the run and the Safari has to go out and drag him off the top end.
      Left Lane: Keeter Ray       Runs 5.655/250.83, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 5.745/250.92, Was #13
     Right Lane: Dennis Taylor    Runs 5.904/193.96, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 5.743/252.38, Was #11 
Ray sets his career best ET here in the final round of qualifying. Taylor was on a nice pass until about 1000ft at which point the blower went bang pretty hard.
      Left Lane: John Evanchuk    Runs 5.700/250.09, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 5.744/249.81, Was #13
     Right Lane: Sean Bellemeur   Runs 8.440/104.93, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 5.741/250.41, Was #11 
Evanchuk makes his best his of the weekend and he moves up to #10. Bellemeur has the tires turn square and he shakes pretty hard.
      Left Lane: Clint Thompson   Runs 7.253/134.24, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 5.705/253.90, Was #11
     Right Lane: Doug Gordon      Runs 5.630/256.36, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 5.690/255.77, Was #8 
Doug Gordon goes quick for the weekend and takes over the top spot here in the final stages of qualifying. Thompson rattles the tires hard and winds up coasting most of the length of the track.
      Left Lane: S. Gasparrelli   Runs 6.573/160.48, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 5.669/255.63, Was #7
     Right Lane: Brian Hough      Runs 5.699/253.71, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 5.655/250.78, Was #5 
Gasparrelli had to fight the car to keep it in his lane and he finally had to give it up. Hough slows from his best but still puts up some pretty good numbers.
      Left Lane: Sean O'Bannon    Runs 5.648/256.80, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 5.665/256.36, Was #6
     Right Lane: J. Lombardo Jr.  Runs 5.619/256.06, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 5.641/248.84, Was #3 
Lombardo must have liked that top spot as he moves right back to to the top of the heap in Alcohol Funny Car. He moves Gordon down to #2 and will watch the final few cars. O'Bannon was close but no cigar.
      Left Lane: Brian Thiel      Runs 5.705/251.30, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 5.689/248.98, Was #8
     Right Lane: Jay Payne        Runs 5.610/258.67, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 5.638/256.36, Was #3 
Payne saved the best for last as he takes his Fire and Ice/Valvoline car right back to the #1 spot in the field. This has been a fairly exciting final session with three different folks taking turns at the top of the ladder. Thiel had good numbers but just not enough for the top spot in the show.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Jay Payne            FireIce/Valvoline Mustang       5.610  258.67 
   2. John Lombardo Jr.    Camaro                          5.619  256.06 
   3. Doug Gordon          Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo  5.630  256.36 
   4. Sean O'Bannon        Monte Carlo                     5.648  257.43 
   5. Keeter Ray           Keeter Ray Racing Mustang       5.655  250.92 
   6. Brian Hough          Olympus Trailers Monte Carlo    5.655  253.71 
   7. Steve Gasparrelli    Gasparrelli Racing Mustang      5.669  255.63 
   8. Brian Thiel          BT Racing Camaro                5.689  251.30 
   9. Roger Bateman        DocsHoliday.com Mustang         5.696  253.75 
  10. John Evanchuk        Rush Hour Racing Firebird       5.700  250.09 
  11. Clint Thompson       Cascade Chevrolet Monte Carlo   5.705  253.90 
  12. Sean Bellemeur       MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebird    5.741  250.41 
  13. Dennis Taylor        btosports.com Camaro            5.743  252.38 
  14. Ken Webster          Synoil Fluids Racing Monte Car  5.768  255.92 
  15. Jeff Ashwell         Ashwell Racing Firebird         5.783  243.99 
  16. Tim Nemeth           TND Construction Camaro         5.812  247.16 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Jason Rupert         Car Credit/Lucas Oil Camaro     5.859  246.75 
  18. Jim Peters           Impala                          5.919  240.77 
  19. Dave Germain         Quinault Resort & Casino Fireb  6.324  242.28 

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 1
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Roger Bateman (DocsHoliday.com Mustang)     0.050      5.682 252.95
 (L) Brian Thiel (BT Racing Camaro)              0.033      5.729 250.88
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.79 inches, adjusted altitude 2,028 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Thiel with the starting line advantage, but Bateman has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and drives away for the win byRoger 0.0307 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Bateman with his quickest pass of the weekend.

 (W) Steve Gasparrelli (Gasparrelli Racing Musta 0.098      5.639 256.75
 (L) John Evanchuk (Rush Hour Racing Firebird)   0.122      5.692 250.00
Gasparrelli with the starting line advantage and never looked back for the win with his quickest pass of the weekend. Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.518, 660ft-3.730/204.26 mph, 1,000ft-4.762.

Evanchuk with his quickest pass in a losing effort.

 (W) Brian Hough (Olympus Trailers Monte Carlo)  0.071      5.657 252.71
 (L) Clint Thompson (Cascade Chevrolet Monte Car -0.127(R) 15.766  85.68 
Thompson goes red and then smokes the tires while Hough matches his qualifying time for the win.
 (W) Sean Bellemeur (MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebir 0.101      5.728 251.25
 (L) Keeter Ray (Keeter Ray Racing Mustang)      0.090      5.934 245.76
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.77 inches, adjusted altitude 2,213 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Ray with the starting line, but then started to shake the tires and had to pedal it one time...that was all Bellemeur needed to take the win. Bellemeur with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

 (W) Sean O'Bannon (Monte Carlo)                 0.065      5.617 257.78
 (L) Dennis Taylor (btosports.com Camaro)        0.172     11.956  62.24
O'Bannon with the starting line advantage and then he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Sean O'Bannon's incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.507, 660ft-3.718/204.57 mph, 1,000ft-4.744. Taylor launches with the front end in the air and then starts drifting toward the centerline before he clicked it off. O'Bannon will have lane choice over Bellemeur in round two.
 (W) Doug Gordon (Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo 0.043      5.614 256.99
 (L) Ken Webster (Synoil Fluids Racing Monte Car 0.060      5.848 241.97
Gordon with the starting line advantage and then runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win...Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.952 sec., 330ft-2.494, 660ft-3.708/203.89 mph, 1,000ft-4.739. Gordon will have lane choice over Hough in the next round. Webster starts to shake the tires and had to pedal it one time.
 (W) John Lombardo Jr. (Camaro)                  0.100      5.703 254.04
 (L) Jeff Ashwell (Ashwell Racing Firebird)      0.096      5.829 243.81
The leave together and then Lombardo Jr. slows from his qualifying time, but still take s the win light. Lombardo Jr. will give up lane choice to Gasparrelli in round two.
 (W) Jay Payne (FireIce/Valvoline Mustang)       0.114      5.629 257.63
 (L) Tim Nemeth (TND Construction Camaro)        0.081      5.832 246.98
Nemeth with the starting line advantage, but Payne has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and drives away for the win. Payne will have lane choice over Bateman in round two.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 2
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Steve Gasparrelli (Gasparrelli Racing Musta 0.076      5.607 257.43
 (L) John Lombardo Jr. (Camaro)                  0.308      5.649 254.47
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.86 inches, adjusted altitude 2,127 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Gasparrelli with a huge starting line advantage and then runs the quickest pass of the weekend of the weekend for the win. Lombardo Jr. was out of the groove and close to the wall.

 (W) Roger Bateman (DocsHoliday.com Mustang)     0.075      5.556 256.84
 (L) Jay Payne (FireIce/Valvoline Mustang)       0.129      5.627 258.86
Bateman is out of the gate first and runs the quickest pass of the event for the win light.
 (W) Sean Bellemeur (MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebir 0.042      5.668 253.09
 (L) Sean O'Bannon (Monte Carlo)                 0.041      5.948 213.13
They leave together, but it was all Bellemeur from there on with his quickest pass of the weekend. He will give up lane choice to Bateman in the semifinal.
 (W) Doug Gordon (Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo 0.039      5.585 258.86
 (L) Brian Hough (Olympus Trailers Monte Carlo)  0.053      5.639 253.23
Gordon with a great light and the starting line advantage and never looked back as he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Hough with his quickest pass of the weekend in a losing effort. Gordon will have lane choice over Gasparrelli in the semifinal.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 3
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Doug Gordon (Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo 0.068      5.607 256.70
 (L) Steve Gasparrelli (Gasparrelli Racing Musta 0.084      5.634 256.50
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 29.85 inches, adjusted altitude 1,843 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Gordon with the starting line advantage and never looked back to take the win by 0.0438 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

 (W) Roger Bateman (DocsHoliday.com Mustang)     0.053      5.684 254.71
 (L) Sean Bellemeur (MasterCam/Lucis Oil Firebir 0.094      5.694 252.47
Bateman is out of the gate first and never looks back to take the win. Bateman will give up lane choice to Gordon in the final.

       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
KENT, Wash. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Doug Gordon (Morro Bay Cabinets Monte Carlo 0.032      5.572 258.91
 (L) Roger Bateman (DocsHoliday.com Mustang)     0.028      9.047  94.18
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.81 inches, adjusted altitude 2,336 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Bateman is in his sixth National event final and still looking for his first win. Gordon has three National event wins in seven National event final rounds. They both have great lights and Bateman is up in smoke as soon as he let the clutch out. Gordon with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win and his second win here in Seattle. Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.476, 660ft-3.678/205.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.704.