Hull Is The King Of The Valley Champion At Annual Thunder Truck Drags
The staging lanes were full of diesel big rigs and the drag racing did not disappoint on the hottest day of the year. Casey Hull defeated Ross Cribbs in the King of the Valley Finals at the 34th Annual Lucas Oil/Wilson’s NAPA/99.5 The Wolf Thunder Truck Drags held at Woodburn Dragstrip on August 4, 2012. Ross Cribbs had defeated Chris Kisselburgh and Casey Hull had earned the win over Rick Freeman for the right to race it off for the “King of the Valley” title. Jimmy Bobby downed Leeway for Consolation honors. Bill Weissenfluh, from Canyon City, nailed the quickest and fastest run with a 15.246 second pass at 94.12 miles per hour in his 1200 horsepower truck powered by Caterpillar.
Joe Maser was the star of the show with his Super Diesel “Cornfield Corvette”. With blasts over 103 mph and more power than his tires could control in the heat of the day. Maser was by far quicker and faster than any of the big rigs.
Winners in the other classes were Bill Allen over Dino Ignagni (Hot Truck), Jerry Durant, Jr. over Larry Canfield (Pick Up), Frank Muno over Larry Hofenbredl (4X4 Diesel), and Chad Hookland over Wes Trivelpiece (4X4 Gas).
Photos of this event are posted at the following URL courtesy of track photographer, George Adams. https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.402775236451157.86630.155981491130534&type=3
Final Results are listed giving driver’s name, city, truck, reaction time, elapsed time, miles per hour, and dial-in for each class.
KING OF THE VALLEY
W: Casey Hull, Monroe, OR (Cummins) .010, 31.440, 39.16 (31.25 dial).
R/U: Ross Cribbs, Dallas, OR (Cummins) .321 19.521, 72.40 (18.80 dial).
W: Ross Cribbs, Dallas, OR (Cummins) .270, 18.786, 74.38 (18.90 dial).
R/U: Chris Kisselburgh, Sweet Home, OR (Cummins) .030, 18.183, 76.96 (18.32 dial).
W: Casey Hull, Monroe, OR (Cummins) .098, 31.304, 37.69 (31.25 dial).
R/U: Rick Freeman, Eugene, OR (Caterpillar) .234, 17.094, 83.18 (17.00 dial).
W: Jimmy Bobby, Eugene, OR (Cummins) .202, 20.136, 65.66 (20.00 dial).
R/U: Leeway, Toledo, OR (3406 Cat) .552, 19.518, 70.69 (19.10 dial).
W: Joe Maser, Springfield, OR (Cornfield Corvette) .313, 14.515, 103.89.
R/U: Eric Anderson, Port Angeles, WA (Diesel) .244, 16.077, 85.74.
W: Bill Allen, Vancouver, WA (’06 Dodge) .179, 13.448, 99.38 (12.99 dial).
R/U: Dino Ignagni, Hoodsport, WA (’86 GMC) -.071 foul.
W: Jerry Durant, Jr, Oregon City, OR (’05 Dodge) .078 14.408, 94.15 (14.53 dial).
R/U: Larry Canfield, Portland, OR (’63 Chev) -.015 foul.
W: Frank Muno, Dallas, OR (’99 F350) .171, 18.542, 67.14 (18.35 dial).
R/U: Larry Hofenbredl, Willamina, OR (’11 Chevy) .200, 16.967, 80./65 (16.65 dial).
W: Chad Hookland, Junction City, OR (’12 Dodge) .109, 15.332, 87.57 (15.30 dial).
R/U: Wes Trivelpiece, Yamhill, OR (’01 F350) .189, 18.528, 69.44 (18.45 dial).