Biancalana Dominates First Day Of The K & N Filters ET Bracket Triple Crown
David Biancalana could not be detained on Friday of the K & N Filters ET Bracket Triple Crown as he went 13 rounds in two races and pocketed $6800 with his ’70 Cuda. Dave’s consistent ‘Cuda ran between 8.52 and 8.58 in each of those 13 rounds. Aaron Spitzer used a .005 reaction time to defeat Biancalana in round two of the Electronics class, but Dave bought back in and went four more rounds to meet Dustin Hentges in the finals. Biancalana took a .010 to .024 lead at the tree and ran 8.553 on his 8.53 dial-in to take the win. Dan Lafferty and Kevin Heffington took semi-final honors.
Yukon Gear & Axle added $1000 bonus payout to the Door Cars vs Dragsters Shootout. In the semi-finals, David Biancalana defeated Brad Craig while Devon Hilton downed Brad Swinford to set up the winner-take-all finals. Biancalana’s outstanding .007 reaction time was too much for Hilton to overcome, even though he ran 8.214 on his 8.21 dial-in.
Steve Kelly met Steve Stuart in the finals of the Non Electronics class. When Stuart went red by .005, Kelly cinched the victory, running 10.534 at 116 mph. Chris Stone won the Non-Electronics Cash Bash held Friday evening over Tim Miller. Chris’s much better reaction time paved the way to his win, running 10.336 on his 10.30 dial-in. Nicholas Shepherd and Paul Comeau earned semi-final honors.
In the evening, the crowd was treated to two rounds of BB Funny Car qualifying, with Greg Howland running 6.804 and 6.838. Royce Taylor and Don Harter also ran 6.83’s in anticipation of Saturday night’s finals. Ed Jones, with his wheel-standing stage coach, wowed the crowd with a full pass on the rear wheels and then tossed out Jelly Belly treats to the crowd. Justin Brenneman made a 159 mph pass with his A/FX Dodge after his patented smoky burnout and Gary Eickmann brought the crowd to life with his nitro Funny Car. The Incinerator and Black Rat jet dragsters driven by Richard Smith and Scott Ariaga brought the evening to a close with blasts down track at 290 mph after a raucous fire and thunder show at the starting line.
Final results for Friday are listed for each class, giving the driver’s name, city, car, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour and dial-in
W: David Biancalana, Springfield, OR (’70 Cuda) .010, 8.553, 157.15 (8.53 dial).
R/U: Dustin Hentges, Olympia, WA (’10 Mullis) -.024,7.734, 183.00 (7.65 dial).
Semi’s: Dan Lafferty, Wendell, ID; Kevin Heffington, Moxee, WA
W: Steve Kelly, Vancouver, WA (’67 Camaro) .038, 10.534, 116.58 (10.49 dial).
R/U: Steve Stuart, Estacada, OR (’66 Chevelle) – foul.
Semi’s: Paul Comeau, Vancouver, WA
NON-ELECTRONICS CASH BASH
W: Chris Stone, Mission, BC (’69 Dart) .022, 10.336, 120.14 (10.30 dial).
R/U: Tim Miller, Sweet Home, OR (’67 Fairlane) .122, 10.049, 130.79 (10.07 dial).
Semi’s: Paul Comeau, Vancouver, WA; Nicholas Shepherd, Tigard, OR
YUKON GEAR & AXLE DOOR CAR VS DRAGSTER SHOOTOUT
W: David Biancalana (’70 Cuda) .007, 8.573, 156.73 (8.55 dial).
R/U: Devon Hilton (’38 Chevy) .049, 8.214, 159.12 (8.21 dial).
Semi’s: Brad Craig, Olympia, WA; Brad Swinford, Salem, OR