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Woodburn's Joey Severance falls in finals of Top Alcohol Dragster competition

In the final results from Woodburn Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Les Schwab Tires Challenge on July 15, Shawn Cowie, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and Jay Payne, of Claremont, California, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, respectively.

Cowie worked his way through the field and ran 5.296 seconds at 273.63 mph in his final round victory over Joey Severance, of Woodburn, who clocked in at 10.147 seconds, 85.51 mph.

Payne faced off against Jirka Kaplan, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and posted a winning run of 5.748 seconds, 260.86 mph in his 2018 Camaro. Kaplan drove to a 5.826 second, 245.09 mph lap for his runner-up finish.

In Super Street and Super Comp, a pair of brothers were close in making the win a family affair. Josh Dalrymple, of Sunnyside, Washington, took home the Super Street win in his 1961 Camaro with a pass of 10.863 seconds, 155.03 mph. Brother Michael met up with Marion Hurst, of Tacoma, Washington, who put an end to the Dalrymple sweep, taking out Michael Dalrymple with a run of 8.909 seconds, 175.33 mph, to take home the win in Super Comp. Michael Dalrymple, also of Sunnyside, Washington, tripped the clocks at 8.945 seconds, at 178.78 mph for his runner-up finish.

In the division's JBS Top Sportsman class, Danny Wargnier, of Keizer, drove his 2008 GTO across the finish line with a winning pass of 7.480 seconds, 185.10 mph to defeat Rod Andreas.

Ryan Carlson, of Maple Valley, Washington, had a great reaction time of 0.006 seconds to take the early lead and held off Paul Nero for the win in RAD Top Dragster by about 2 feet.

In Sportsman Motorcycle, racer Ted Brown, of Beaverton, was victorious over Stacy Hesch, of Shelton, Washington, who was late at the light and broke out trying to catch up to Brown.

Other racers visiting the winner's circle this weekend were Ryan Warter, of Olalla, Washington, in Comp Eliminator; Jimmy De Frank, of Chatsworth, California, in Super Stock; Mick Alley, of Eagle, Idaho, in Stock; Brian Preszler, of Kennewick, Washington, in Super Gas; and Dave Jackson, of Poulsbo, Washington, in Top Comp.

Northwest Division racers head to Pacific Raceways for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Aug. 17-19.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Woodburn Dragstrip:

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

Round 1

1) Joey Severance, Woodburn, 10.939, 82.59 def. 6) Russ Parker, Salem, foul

3) Garrett Bateman, Albany, 5.420, 275.56 def. 4) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.400, 272.72

2) Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., 5.298, 275.22 def. 5) Casey Grisel, Orangevale, Calif., 5.496, 259.51

Semifinals

Severance, 5.314, 273.22 was unopposed

Cowie, 5.281, 275.06 def. Bateman, 15.850, 63.66

Final

Cowie, 5.296, 273.63 def. Severance, 10.147, 85.51.

***

TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

Round 1

1) Chris Marshall, McMinnville, '17 Camaro, 5.595, 266.58 def. 8) Nick Januik, Las Vegas, '16 Camaro, 15.212, 74.30

5) Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., '16 Camaro, 5.705, 258.32 def. 4) Steve Macklyn, Bountiful, Utah, '13 Mustang, 7.738, 153.76

6) Robert Johnseine, Kirkland, Wash., '11 Monte Carlo, 5.634, 260.56 def. 3) Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., '17 Camaro, 5.781, 259.59

7) Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., '18 Camaro, 5.708, 258.76 def. 2) Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '15 Camaro, 5.764, 264.08

Semifinals

Kaplan, 5.706, 256.41 def. Marshall, 5.913, 259.89

Payne, 5.708, 260.79 def. Johnseine, 5.993, 255.31

Final

Payne, 5.748, 260.86 def. Kaplan, 5.826, 245.09

***

COMP ELIMINATOR

Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.847, 150.05 def. Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.578, 138.52

***

SUPER STOCK

Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '10 Cobalt, SS/BM, 8.969, 147.29 def. Steve Hanby, Salem, '94 Camaro, SS/KA, 10.712, 120.08

***

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Mick Alley, Eagle, Idaho, '69 Camaro, A/SA, 10.354, 120.85 def. Greg Kielman, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, F/SA, 11.685, 110.98

***

SUPER COMP

Marion Hurst, Tacoma, Wash., '08 Mullis, 8.909, 175.33 def. Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '09 Mullis, 8.945, 178.78

***

SUPER GAS

Brian Preszler, Kennewick, Wash., '57 Corvette, 9.907, 164.77 def. Mike Coltrin, Boise, '18 Camaro, 9.896, 165.99

***

SUPER STREET

Josh Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '67 Camaro, 10.863, 155.03 def. Jason Zemanek, Kent, Wash., '68 Chevelle, broke

***

TOP SPORTSMAN

Danny Wargnier, Keizer, '08 GTO, 7.480, 185.10 def. Rod Andreas, Silverton, '63 Corvette, foul

***

TOP DRAGSTER

Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley, Wash., '10 RCF, 6.571, 209.88 def. Paul Nero, Eugene, '14 Undercover, 7.088, 188.32

***

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

Ted Brown, Beaverton, Ore., '09 Kawasaki, 9.615, 138.01 def. Stacy Hesch, Shelton, Wash., dragster, 8.577, 148.78

***

TOP COMP

Dave Jackson, Poulsbo, Wash., '14 Mullis, 7.063, 190.63 def. Shawn Herbst, Selah, Wash., '68 Firebird, 7.080, 195.73

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