Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

Archives for the ‘2012 Race Results’ Category

Hot Rod I Champion – Paul Comeau

While the points spread was a bit larger in Hot Rod I than Hot Rod II, the action was as intense as ever with late season event misses creating more action.
At the first event of the season (April 21st), Paul Comeau claimed victory over Tim McDaniel. The following point’s race (May 5th) McDaniel took it [...]



Hot Rod II Champion – Bob Comeau

Hot Rod II is a class for the golden age of drag racing, featuring cars that were born in 1959 or older and run slower than a 12.00 elapsed time in the quarter-mile. And, for a series that featured back and forth dramatic action throughout the season, the final race made it all look like [...]



Street Machine I Champion – Steve Stuart

Street Machine I, the class in which cars ranging from 1960-1975 and running 7.00 to 11.99, featured close racing throughout the entire season. Heading into the final race of the season, there were six different racers with a shot at the title. Unfortunately for five of them, the points leader won that event! Steve Stuart [...]



Street Machine II Champion – Jimmy Heriford

Any time that a series championship comes down to a round of racing…you know the season was absolutely intense. Jimmy Heriford came out on the positive end of that one round of racing over series runner-up Gordon Cady Jr, but it wasn’t without its fair share of dramatic events.
At the Street Machine II (cars 1960-’75 [...]



Inline/Flathead Champion – Michael Bjerklund

2012 was a banner year for Michael Bjerklund, as the Lebanon, Oregon racer scored the track championship in the Inline/Flathead series. With four final round showings, including a win at the final event, Bjerklund held off Jim Johnson and Walt Pierce to score the championship.
To start off the series on March 21st, Jim Johnson took [...]



Dragster/Roadster Champion – Ron Austin

In the Dragster/Roadster category over the past few years, there has been one man to rule the roost, and his name is Ron Austin. Austin has claimed three championships in four years in a car that he personally built in his race shop business. The formula for winning was very successful as he enjoyed one [...]



Woodburn Dragstrip And Its Racers Score Big At NHRA Northwest Division Awards Ceremony

At the recently completed NHRA Northwest Division Awards Ceremony two of Woodburn Dragstrip’s top racers from the 2012 season walked away with a few special awards. Derrick Jackson was awarded the Mel Bresaw Memorial Bracket Driver of the Year award while Kyler Pitts received the Don Rhyne Memorial Jr Driver of the Year award. Jackson [...]



Super Shifter Champion – John Masterman

The 2012 Super Shifter class showed a lot more parity, as the class size increased by an outstanding 40%. However, the dust settled at the end of the year, and it was the ‘same ol’ song and dance’ as John Masterman locked up his second straight championship, with an even more commanding season than his [...]



Sport Compact Pro Champion – William Breese

In 2011, Bernd Arndt won the Sports Compact Pro title by a slim three rounds. In 2012, Bernd was unable to put together a points total as he had in 2011, and that opened the door for the other great competitors, including last year’s runner-up William Breese. William and his Eagle Talon put together a [...]



Sport Compact Sportsman Champion – Hoppy Hopkins

The Sports Compact Sportsman title was won in a way that will go down for the ages. Christina Presser jumped out to the commanding lead, but a late-season charge by Hoppy Hopkins and his 1993 Honda were able to take the win by a rounds-win tie breaker at the last race. Both drivers finished with [...]