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

Yukon Gear & Axle/99.5 The Wolf – Thunder Truck Drags – Saturday, August 6, 2011

An enthusiastic crowd watched as the trucks took center stage at the Yukon Gear & Axle•99.5 The Wolf 33rd Annual Thunder Truck Drags at Woodburn Dragstrip on August 6, 2011. There were big trucks, little trucks, all kinds of trucks, grabbin’ those gears and blastin’ through the quarter mile on a perfect day for racing. One of the most distinctly unique happenings was an actual wheelstand by a big rig as it left the starting line. Pat Kyle and Joe Maser were amazing with their smoky burnouts and hundred-plus mile per hour passes in their Super Diesel exhibition trucks. Bill Weissenfluh, in his truck from Canyon City, OR took home the bulk of the hardware by winning his class, posting low ET and top mph for the big rigs, and winning King of the Valley over Walport, OR’s Dale Hunter. Earlier, Hunter had won his class as did Eugene, OR trucker, Brent Boeringer and Walport, OR trucker Scott McElroy. Weissenfluh’s low ET for the day was 15.494 and his top mph was 95.17 in qualifying. Honors in Diesel 4×4 Diesel went to Larry Hoffenbredl from Willamina, OR while Vancouver, WA racer, Marci Shelton took the win in 4×4 Gas. Bart Sowa earned the victory in the Pickup class while Derrick Jackson gunned down all the competitors in Hot Trucks.

Following is the final results with the driver’s name, city, truck, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour and dial in for each class.

Super Diesel
W: Pat Kyle, Bow, WA (’60 Kenworth) .091, 12.706, 107.42.
R/U: Joe Maser, Springfield, OR (’74 International) .327, 13.162, 108.73.

King of the Valley
W: Bill Weissenfluh, Canyon City, OR(’00 Kenworth) .137, 15.940, 92.82 (15.50 dial).
R/U: Dale Hunter, Walport, OR (’94 Kenworth) .275, 20.701, 63.27 (21.00 dial).

Diesel A
W: Bill Weissenfluh, Canyon City, OR (’00 Kenworth) .278, 16.198, 88.41 (15.50 dial).
R/U: Jimmy Gideon, Eugene, OR (’68 Peterbuilt) – foul.

Diesel B
W: Brent Boeringer, Eugene, OR (’77 Kenworth) .191, 20.227, 69.47 (20.00 dial).
R/U: Andrew Perkins, Salem, OR (’55 Freightliner) .020, 23.233, 57.76 (23.30 dial).

Diesel C
W: Dale Hunter, Walport, OR (’94 Kenworth) .249, 21.174, 63.97 (21.00 dial).
R/U: Rick Freeman, Harrisburg, OR (Kenworth) – foul.

Diesel D
W: Scott McElroy, Walport, OR (’03 Kenworth) .412, 20.904, 64.11 (19.50 dial).
R/U: Don Sayage, Independence, OR (’00 Freightliner) .303,26.289, 58.88 (26.50 dial).

4 X 4 Diesel
W: Larry Hoffenbredl, Willamina, OR (’11 Chevy) .086, 16.226, 83.82 (16.25 dial).
R/U: John Hofenbredl, Dallas, OR (’10 Ford) .236, 17.195, 77.75 (17.30 dial).

4 X 4 Gas
W: Marci Shelton, Vancouver, WA (’08 Mercedes) .106, 14.017, 89.26 (13.60 dial).
R/U: Eric Dunks, Portland, OR (’06 Trailblazer) – foul.

Pickups
W: Bart Sowa, Portland, OR (’70 Chevy) .004, 15.340, 84.34 (15.27 dial).
R/U: Craig Putney, Albany, OR (’63 GMC) .155, 13.784, 97.97 (13.90 dial).

Hot Trucks
W: Derrick Jackson, McMinnville, OR (’67 Dodge A100) .026, 12.548, 102.68 (12.44 dial).
R/U: Keith Hanson, North Plains, OR (’73 LUV) .070, 11.523, 117.20 (11.53 dial).

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