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

BATEMAN, DOUSHGOUNIAN TAKE LUCAS OIL WINS IN WOODBURN

In the final results from Woodburn Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., and Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Bateman, worked his way through the field and ran 5.272 seconds at 272.64 mph in his final round victory over Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb, who clocked in at 13.260 seconds, 83.79 mph. Both cars in the final were nitro injected cars, with Bateman laying down an impressive run and low ET of the event to take the win as St. Arnaud smoked the tires at the hit.

Doushgounian, faced off against Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., and posted a winning run of 6.515 seconds, 233.34 mph in his ’06 Mustang. Thompson drove to a 10.182 second, 87.44 mph lap for his runner up finish. This was the first time that Thompson and Doushgounian have faced each other and this was also Doushgounian’s first ever final round.  This was a pedal fest between the drivers but Doushgounian took the win and also receive his first ever Lucas Oil win.

Aaron Strong, who was the runner-up at this event last year, picked up his second win of the year in Comp taking out Ryan Warter while reigning Northwest Lucas Oil Super Comp Champion Michael Dalrymple downed Garrett Quinlan for the Super Comp title.  Strong, who won back in May in Spokane, went 8.121 at 165 mph to Warter’s 8.623 at 155.  Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., took the win when Garrett Quinlan left with a red-light foul start.

Other racers visiting the winner’s circle this weekend were Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., in Super Stock; Steven Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., in Stock Eliminator; Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., in Super Gas; and Gordon Boven, Boise, Idaho, in Super Street.  In the Northwest division’s RH Racecars Top Sportsman series it was Michael Strickland, Moses Lake, Wash., taking the win while Brian Carlquist, Zillah, Wash., won in the Rig Rentals Top Dragster Series. Sportsman Motorcycle presented by Harley-Davidson also competed in this event and Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., took home the win.

Northwest Division racers head to Pacific Raceways for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 15-17.

 

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

 

Top Alcohol Dragster:

 

Round 1

1) Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., 5.335, 278.37 def. 9) Jeff Ashwell, Keizer, Ore., broke;

7) Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., 5.328, 271.49 def. 2) Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., foul;

3) Shawn Cowie, Delta, B.C., 5.395, 268.49 def. 6) Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 5.676, 252.17;

4) Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.381, 266.98 def. 5) Megan McKernan, Sierra Madre, Calif., 5.392, 271.08;

 

Semi-Finals

St. Arnaud, 5.319, 280.02 def. Severance, 12.971, 97.42; Bateman, 5.374, 271.49 def. Cowie, 5.373, 267.61;

 

Finals

Bateman, 5.272, 272.64 def. St. Arnaud, 13.260, 83.79.

 

Top Alcohol Funny Car:

 

Round 1

4) Sean Bellemeur, Anaheim, Calif., ’04 Camaro, 5.640, 256.99 def. 5) Bret Williamson, Campbell, Calif., ’01 Corvette, 5.670, 250.83;

3) Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.667, 258.17 def. 6) John Evanchuk, Edmonton, Alb., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.912, 231.66;

7) John Lombardo Jr., Brea, Calif., ’14 Mustang, 5.634, 260.34 def. 2) Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., ’10 Mustang, 5.671, 255.31;

1) Mike Doushgounian, San Martin, Calif., ’06 Monte Carlo, 5.639, 258.47 def. 8) Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., ’02 Camaro, 5.847, 244.83;

 

Semi-Finals

Doushgounian, 5.596, 259.44 def. Bellemeur, 5.658, 256.92; Thompson, 5.582, 259.74 def. Lombardo Jr., 5.571, 260.79;

 

Finals

Doushgounian, 6.515, 233.34 def. Thompson, 10.182, 87.44.

 

COMP ELIMINATOR

Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., ’98 S-10, B/T, 8.121, 165.44 def. Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., ’92 Camaro, F/SM, 8.623, 155.87.

 

SUPER STOCK

Jody Lang, Puyallup, Wash., ’81 Malibu, GT/JA, 10.779, 114.15 def. Jim Caughlin, Woodburn, Ore., ’96 Escort, SS/ES, 11.381, 114.73.

 

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Steven Cozakos, Marysville, Wash., ’69 Nova, G/SA, 13.043, 70.85 def. Larry Scarth, Manhattan Beach, Calif., ’98 Trans Am, D/SA, foul.

 

SUPER COMP

Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., ’09 Mullis, 8.875, 164.38 def. Garrett Quinlan, Nampa, Idaho, ’08 Racetech, foul.

 

SUPER GAS

Steve Laskowske, Tigard, Ore., ’67 Nova, 9.930, 153.58 def. Ross Childers, Gladstone, Ore., ’84 Thunderbird, 9.972, 159.71.

 

SUPER STREET

Gordon Boven, Boise, Idaho, ’72 Plymouth, 10.923, 134.64 def. Justin Cooper, Medical Lake, Wash., ’67 Satellite, 10.894, 143.65.

 

TOP SPORTSMAN

Michael Strickland, Moses Lake, Wash., ’09 Stratus, 7.315, 190.07 def. Ray Martin, Anchorage, Alaska,

’63 Corvette, 6.853, 198.41.

 

TOP DRAGSTER

Brian Carlquist, Zillah, Wash., ’02 Mullis, 7.288, 184.42 def. Andy Spiegel, Acton, Calif., ’12 Spitzer, 6.607, 198.63.

 

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., ’95 Suzuki, 7.969, 163.33 def. Mike Ramirez, Fairfield, Calif., ’79 Kawasaki, 8.227, 153.21.

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