Don Rhyne Memorial NHRA Jr Dragster Challenge, Jr Drag Racing Series #10 – Sunday, July 3, 2011
Anthony Friesen, Kacee Pitts, and Taylor Nielsen will always remember their victories earned at the Don Rhyne Memorial NHRA Northwest Division Junior Dragster Challenge held July 3rd at Woodburn Dragstrip. In addition to winning the Wally, the most prestigious trophy in drag racing, these racers earned valuable points in the Woodburn Dragstrip Junior Drag Racing Series. In the first of three races for each driver at this event, Anthony Friesen defeated Maria Maroquin, Kacee Pitts defeated Alyssa Madison, and Taylor Nielsen defeated Charlie Dietrich in each of their respective finals.
In the second race of the day, Justin Harmon downed Mason Watts, Cheyanne Helvey defeated Miranda Floyd, Amanda Hitchcock was victorious over Nicole Fluge, and Tucker Tooke-Terry topped Travis Hilton. Both Travis Hilton and Nicole Fluge would improve on their runner-up finish in this race to earn the victory in the third race of the day. Nicole Fluge defeated Katie Day for “Queen of the Track” honors and Travis Hilton hole-shot his way to victory over Yeshua Wilcox and was crowned “King of the Track.”
Final results for each race is listed here with the driver’s name, city, car, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour, and dial in.
W: Anthony Friesen, Sutherlin, OR (Junior Dragster) .160, 12.121, 52.86 (11.90 dial).
R/U: Maria Marroquin, Wood Village, OR (’99 Dragster) .348, 13.543, 41.98 (13.15 dial).
Semi’s: Nathan Watts, Richland, WA
W: Kacee Pitts, Lebanon, OR (Junior Dragster) .104, 8.724, 66.73 (8.58 dial).
R/U: Alyssa Madison. Portland, OR (’11 Eickmann) .209, 9.816, 65.90 (9.69 dial).
Semi’s: Meghan Molinari, Battle Ground, WA
W: Taylor Nielsen, Damascus, OR (’01 Half Scale) .018, 7.939, 81.61 (7.93 dial).
R/U: Charlie Dietrich, Battle Ground, WA (’07 Motivational) .101, 7.875, 82.74 (7.90 dial).
Semi’s: Jeffrey Taylor, Salem, OR; Ken Lang, Portland, OR
Thunder Race 2
W: Justin Harmon, Bay City, OR (’00 Van Ness) .127, 11.815, 53.31 (11.76 dial).
R/U: Mason Watts, Richland, WA (’07 Quarter Scale) .304, 13.581, 47.79 (13.53 dial).
Semi’s: Austin Varner, Astoria, OR
Junior Tuff Race 2
W: Cheyanne Helvey, Milwaukie, OR (’09 Eickmann) .265, 9.273, 69.91 (9.25 dial).
R/U: Miranda Floyd, Gresham, OR (Junior Dragster) – foul.
Semi’s: Jerold Mix, Aumsville, OR
Lightning Race 2
W: Amanda Hitchcock, North Bend, WA (’00 Motivational) .004, 7.979, 81.30 (7.94 dial).
R/U: Nicole Fluge, Gladstone, OR (Dragster) – foul
Semi’s: Austin “A J” Harmon, Bay City, OR
Fast Race 2
W: Tucker Tooke-Terry, Portland, OR (Dragster) .086, 7.958, 80.76 (7.90 dial).
R/U: Travis Hilton, Vancouver, WA (’10 Half Scale) – foul.
Semi’s: Casey Ladd, Welches, OR
Queen of the Track
W: Nicole Fluge, Gladstone, OR (Dragster) .081, 8.174, 81.13 (8.17 dial).
R/U: Katie Day, Estacada. OR (Junior Dragster) .075, 11.293, 54.91 (11.33 dial).
Semi’s: Taylor Toftemark, Castle Rock, WA; Amber Aurthur, Bonney Lake, WA
King of the Track
W: Travis Hilton, Vancouver, WA (’08 Half Scale) .077, 8.019, 75.00 (7.90 dial).
R/U: Yeshua Wilcox, Bonney Lake, WA (’10 Half Scale) .296, 8.950, 72.61 (8.90 dial).
Semi’s: Taylor Nielsen, Damascus, OR; Spencer David, Eugene, OR