Mopar Nationals Results
There were Mopars everywhere at Woodburn Dragstrip at the 26th Annual Lucas Oil Mopar Nationals on Sunday, July 24 as Chrysler Corporation products were on display in a Show-n-Shine and Drag Race. Parts of all kinds were available at the swap meet area as well. The Mopar MuscleCars car club organized a fantastic display of chrome and paint on wheels as the best show cars in the west filled all the spaces north of the tower. Meanwhile on the drag strip, driver skill and horsepower were displayed to the max as winners were crowned in seven separate classes. Both local racers and racers from a distance secured the victory at this event. Tom DeBartolo made the long trek from Utah pay off by earning the win in Super Pro. John Smith, from Ontario, Oregon added the Woodburn Dragstrip victory to his recent victory in the same class at Firebird Raceway. Washington racers Daniel Burdick from Monroe and Chad Wallin from Renton, were successful in their classes. Defending their home turf and earning victories in their respective classes were local racers, Derrick Jackson, Randy Ashley, and Cliff Mansfield.
Following is the final results for each class listing the driver’s name, city, car, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour, and dial in.
W: Tom DeBartolo, Grantsville, UT (’07 Yancer) .009, 7.418, 178.89 (7.39 dial).
R/U: Bill Bityk, Salem, OR (’63 Dodge) .015, 10.354, 129.21 (10.30 dial).
Semi’s: Cory Williams, Portland, OR; Dick Clark, Eagle Creek, OR
W: John Smith, Ontario, OR (’70 Plymouth) .055, 10.552, 120.25 (10.52 dial).
R/U: Raymond Rippe, Portland, OR (’70 Dart Swinger) .057, 10.892, 122.51 (10.83 dial).
Semi’s: Dave Wicken, Marysville, WA; Ken Allum, Camas, WA
W: Daniel Burdick, Monroe, WA (’71 Demon) .001, 11.042, 120.69 (11.05 dial).
R/U: Cab Burge, Bend, OR (’71 Duster) .034, 10.068, 133.45 (10.14 dial).
Semi’s: Bruce Wallace, Vancouver, WA
W: Chad Wallin, Renton, WA (’10 Grand Cherokee) .109, 12.831, 102.85 (12.78 dial).
R/U: Rob Classen, Vancouver, WA (’05 PT Cruiser) .029, 15.941, 82.89 (15.76 dial).
Semi’s: Brian Wilson, Oregon City, OR; Mike Laetzsch, Salem, OR
W: Derrick Jackson, McMinnville, OR (’67 Dodge A100) .086, 12.754, 94.58 (12.67 dial).
R/U: Rob Rhine, Vancouver, WA (’70 Charger) .118, 14.066, 96.96 (14.00 dial).
Semi’s: Don Zirk, Gresham, OR; Mitchell Davis, Gresham, OR
W: Randy Ashley, Sandy, OR (’62 Lancer) .037, 16.486, 80.11 (16.40 dial).
R/U: Jim Devine, Yakima, WA(’72 Duster) .195, 11.572, 113.06 (11.58 dial).
Semi’s: Ken Graham, Falls City, OR
W: Cliff Mansfield, Odell, OR (’67 Coronet) .112, 11.849, 96.92 (11.66 dial).
R/U: Eric Anderson (’70 Dart) .199, 13.463, 100.33 (13.22 dial).