YAKIMA RESULTSDIVISION 6 Renegade Raceways Yakima, Wash. Sept. 12-14
Results will be posted as soon as they are available. Friday Qualifying
Friday after the first round of qualifying at Renegade Raceways events in the 1997 NHRA Federal-Mogul Northwest Drag Racing Series: After the first round of qualifying in Federal-Mogul Dragster, Olympias Dale Carlson stands No. 1 with a very solid 5.79, 241.28 mph. That was way ahead of the pack, as No. 2 Tiffany Hyland of Eugene, Ore., managed a tire-shaking 6.06 at 232.04 mph. In Federal-Mogul Funy Car, the leader in Competition Eliminator is Bob Panella and his E/Altered 94 ChevyThere are two more runs tomorrow. Qualifying for nearly 400 drivers continues tomorrow at 9 a.m. in all eight Federal-Mogul racing categories. The 250 mph Federal-Mogul Dragsters and Federal-Mogul Funny Cars and the sophisticated Competition Eliminator will run at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Gates at Renegade Raceways open at 8 a.m. Saturday and at the same time Sunday when the final round eliminations will begin. General admission both days is $15 for adults, $5 for children 8-14 years old and under 8 are free. FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER 1. Dale Carlson (Olympia, Wash.) 5.795, 241.286 2. Tiffani Hyland (Eugene, Ore.) 6.064, 237.04 3. John Shoemaker (Sacramento, Calif.) 6.134, 196.26 4. Bernie Plourd (Kent, Wash.) 6.22, 227.00 5. Mark Hentges (Kent, Wash.) 6.296, 208.70 6. Chris Denison (Spokane, Wash.) shut-off 7. Paula Gage (Bothell, Wash.) shut-off FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR 1. Dan McGlone (Gladstone, Ore.), 96 Oldsmobile 6.151, 227.07 2. Bucky Austin (Seattle, Wash.),96 Pontiac 6.220, 225.99 3. Mitch Myers (Bremerton, Wash.), 95 Mustang 6.367, 216.38 4. Roger Bateman (Calgary, Alta.), 92 Pontiac 6.470, 223.74 5. Todd Meikle (Napavine, Wash.), 97 Ford 6.532, 213.87 6. Russ Parker (Salem, Ore.), 94 Oldsmobile 6.573, 229.25 7. Matt Goss (Eugene, Ore.)90 Chevy Cavalier 7.029, 202.46 8. Steve Sommer (Nampa, Idaho), 97 Pontiac 7.324, 209.18 COMPETITION ELIMINATOR 1. Bob Panella (Stockton, Calif.) E/A 94 Chevy 8.455.
Saturday Qualifying Final:
Saturday rundown after the final rounds of qualifying at Renegade Raceways, the final of six events in the 1997 NHRA Federal-Mogul Northwest Drag Racing Series: Federal Mogul Northwest points leader Tiffani Hyland, the 28-year-old from Eugene, Ore., moved into first place on the qualifying list with a 5.75-second run at 242 mph. She took the points lead with a win last week in Denver, Colo. In Federal-Mogul Funny Car, Bucky Austin rebounded from Fridays tire-shaking run and recorded a 5.98-second blast that ended at 237 mph. Meanwhile, Andy Manna and his B/Street Roadster from Covina, Calif., leads a California charge in Competition Eliminator, with only Fox Islands Jim Warter the only Northwest driver breaking into the top six places. Doug Lambecks Northridge, Calif.-based SS/C Modified Camaro leads a Super Stock field that is star- studded with the top runners in the Northwest. Eliminations for more than 300 race cars and motorcycles begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. in all eight Federal- Mogul racing categories. The 250 mph Federal-Mogul Dragsters, Federal-Mogul Funny Cars and Competition Eliminator will meet in their first round of head-to-head eliminations at 11 a.m. Gates at Renegade Raceways open at 8 a.m. tomorrow and the final round eliminations will begin at 9 a.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 8-14 years old and under 8 are free. FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER 1. Tiffani Hyland (Eugene, Ore.) 5.752, 242.00 2. Dale Carlson (Olympia, Wash.) 5.776, 242.99 3. John Shoemaker (Sacramento, Calif.) 5.878, 234.048 4. Mark Hentges (Kent, Wash.) 5.880, 235.24 5. Paula Gage (Bothell, Wash.) 5.980, 230.10 6. Bernie Plourd (Kent, Wash.) 6.22, 227.00 7. Chris Denison (Spokane, Wash.) 6.919, 163.89 FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR 1. Bucky Austin (Seattle, Wash.),96 Pontiac 5.983, 237.50 2. Steve Sommer (Nampa, Idaho), 97 Pontiac 6.005, 235.58 3. Russ Parker (Salem, Ore.), 94 Oldsmobile 6.036, 230.40 4. Brian Hough (Junction City, Ore.) 96 Pontiac 6.129, 234.56 5. Dan McGlone (Gladstone, Ore.), 96 Oldsmobile 6.138, 232.58 6. Mike Giuliani (Abbotsford, B.C.) 96 Pontiac 6.140, 233.90 7. Todd Meikle (Napavine, Wash.), 97 Ford 6.173, 231.01 8. Roger Bateman (Calgary, Alta.), 92 Pontiac 6.231, 231.17 9. Mitch Myers (Bremerton, Wash.), 95 Mustang 6.240, 233.00 10. Matt Goss (Eugene, Ore.)90 Chevy Cavalier 6.430, 219.91 COMPETITION ELIMINATOR 1. Andy Manna (Covina, Calif.) C/S Roadster 8.907 2. Randy Jones (Dana Point, Calif.) E/A 94 Pontiac 8.390 3. Bob Panella (Stockton, Calif.) E/A 94 Chevy 8.455 4. Frank Dayton (Whittier, Calif.) C/D 7.279 5. John Chamberlin (Napa, Calif.) A/D 6.865 6. Jim Warter (Fox Island, Wash.) B/SM 93 Camaro, 8.986 SUPER STOCK ELIMINATOR 1. Doug Lambeck (Northridge, Calif.) SS/CM 90 Camaro 9.021 2. Rod Stults (Marysville, Wash.), GT/EA 86 Camaro 10.084 3. Rick Pike (Langley, B.C.) SS/NA 56 Chevy 11.619 4. Jeff Lane (North Bend, Wash.) SS/CM 97 Pontiac 9.076 5. Bob Lambeck (Northridge, Calif.) GT/DA 92 Camaro 9.983 6. Terry Sherrill (Klamath Falls, Ore.) SS/AM 57 Corvette 8.849 STOCK ELIMINATOR 1. Joe Sorensen (Tigard, Ore.) K/SA 86 Chevrolet 11.917 2. Kristine Johnson (Eatonville, Wash.) K/SA 78 Olds 11.993 3. Shawn Towner (Lynwood, Wash.) K/SA 82 Camaro 12.008 4. Steve Hanby (Salem, Ore.) N/SA 85 Camaro 12.362 5. Bill Kost (Renton, Wash.) M/SA 77 Olds 12.258 6. Don Elgin (Desmoines, Wash.) O/SA 74 Pontiac 12.631
Final day of Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series from Renegade Raceways in Yakima, Wash., the sixth and final race of the Federal-Mogul Northwest Series: YAKIMA, Wash -- There were some surprises at the NHRA Federal-Mogul Northwest Drag Racing Series here this weekend. Perhaps the biggest was that the event was run at all. After beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday, rain settled in on Sunday and the completion of the event was in doubt until engines fired at 2:30 in the afternoon. But most important of the surprises was that No.1 qualifiers Tiffini Hyland and Bucky Austin were not around for the finals in Federal-Mogul Dragster and Funny Car. Instead, Mark Hentges of Kent and Brian Hough of Junction city, Ore., went home with the wins. But the surprises were compounded in the finals when both of their opponents, Dale Carlson and Russ Parker fouled away the quickest runs of the event. Hentges beat Carlson, 5.84, 235.05 mph to a losing track record 5.71, 244.15 mph package that was wasted by the red light. Meanwhile, Hough beat Parker, 6.00, 240.45 mph to 5.86, 236.20 mph, as Parker wasted the quickest run of the event by leaving a few thousandths of the second too soon. Competition Eliminator held more true to form with Andy Manna, the No. 1 qualified six-cylinder C/Street Roadster going into the final where he beat No. 2 qualifier Randy Jones and his E/Altered Pontiac in an all-California final.
YAKIMA RESULTSDIVISION 6 INSTANT STATS Renegade Raceways, Yakima, Wash. Federal-Mogul Dragster W: Mark Hentges (Kent, Wash.) 5.847, 235.05 R/U: Dale Carlson (Olympia, Wash.) 5.718*, 244.15 mph* Federal-Mogul Funny Car W: Brian Hough (Junction City, Ore.) 96 Pontiac, 6.002, 240.45 R/U: Russ Parker (Salem, Ore.), 94 Oldsmobile, 5.861*, 236.20 Competition W: Andy Manna (Covina, Calif.) C/SR, 8.91 R/U: Randy Jones (Dana Point, Calif.) E/A 94 Pontiac, 8.390 * = track record One new National Record: Larry Peterson, H/SA, Chevelle, 11.724 seconds Started racing at 2:30 p.m.Bob Panella, Jr. red-lighted in round one.