26th Annual HM Motorsports NW VW Bug Run & Jr Drag Racing Series #7 – June 4, 2011
It was more than a Bug invasion. Quite likely, there were more Volkswagens at Woodburn Dragstrip at this event than there had ever been previously. The 26th Annual HM Motorsports Northwest VW Bug Run presented by the Rose City Volksters will be recorded as one of the best events on the 2011 Woodburn Dragstrip schedule. The combined car show, swap meet and drag race packed the pits and provided activity from start to finish throughout the facility. The burn-out contest, engine blow, and show awards provided additional excitement. “A good time was had by all” would be an understatement.
Battle Ground, Washington racer, Travis Matney won the Les Schwab Tire Centers sponsored burn-out contest in his 1970 VW bus carting off a $200 gift certicate and $100 cash from the host club – Rose City Volksters. The engine blow contest drew quite a crowd as the engine ran on and on, lasting for 6 minutes and 39 seconds before it made one last “chug” and grew silent. Bernd Arndt (Pro) and Walter Schmidt (Sportsman) were victorious in the two drag race classes.
In addition, the Woodburn Dragstrip Junior Drag Racing Series provided excellent race competition. Emily Mix scored a perfect light to earn the top-qualifier spot in Fast. Dustin Day and Austin Varner were top-qualifiers in Lightning and Thunder, respectively. Event victories were earned by Jeffrey Taylor, Lane Howard, Kyler Pitts, and Dustin Day. Complete results are listed here, with the driver’s name, city, car, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour, and dial in.
W: Bernd Arndt, Tigard, OR(’93 VW) .294, 11.695, 119.30 (11.60 dial).
R/U: Ron Dupay, Oregon City, OR (’62 Baja) – broke.
Semi’s: Brad Lusink, Federal Way, WA
W: Walter Schmidt, Portland, OR (’62 Bug) .001, 14.052, 83.44 (14.00 dial).
R/U: Brett Schroeder, Milwaukie, OR (’97 Golf) .182, 17.795, 72.97 (17.68 dial).
Semi’s: Carissa Duhrkoop, Portland, OR
W: Jeffrey Taylor, Salem, OR (’05 Dragster) .047, 7.889, 82.15 (7.90 dial).
R/U: Spencer David, Eugene, OR (’08 Motivational) .017,7.894, 83.04 (7.90 dial).
Semi’s: Emily Mix, Aumsville, OR
W: Lane Howard, Newberg. OR (Jr. Dragster) .109, 9.107, 72.31 (9.08 dial).
R/U: Katie Day, Estacada. OR (Jr. Dragster) .057, 11.163, 57.34 (11.18 dial).
Semi’s: Boyd Eickmann, Aumsville, OR
W: Kyler Pitts, Lebanon, OR (Jr. Dragster) .233, 13.914, 48.23 (13.00 dial).
R/U: Josh McMyne, Salem, OR (Jr. Dragster) – foul.
Semi’s: Justin Harmon, Bay City, OR
W: Dustin Day, Estacada, OR (Jr. Dragster) .009, 7.941, 81.85 (7.93 dial).
R/U: Dallas Hill, Vancouver, WA (Jr. Dragster) .011, 8.879, 73.96 (8.90 dial).
Semi’s: Trevin Walberg, Junction City, OR; Casey Ladd, Welches, OR