Lori Weber earns Janet Lang Memorial Gracious Lady Award, Woodburn earns Be a Winner, Be a Member title at 2014 NHRA Division 6 Banquet.
It was a special moment at the NHRA Division 6 Awards Banquet when Lori Weber was awarded with the Janet Lang Memorial Gracious Lady Award. The award, which is given to ladies of the sport who best display comradery and friendship across the Northwest, is voted on by fellow racers and crew in the Northwest Division. Also awarded to Woodburn Dragstrip was the Be a Winner, Be a Member award, an opportunity which is given to all winners who are NHRA Members.
Weber, who dedicates the majority of her time to her home track of Woodburn Dragstrip, is also very involved in the D.R.A.W. community, as well as many fundraiser opportunities. At Woodburn, Lori can be seen in the Booster Club nearly every weekend, running everything from 50-50 drawings and silent auctions to the Annual Golf Cart Drags, all the while supplying dog treats for friendly racer’s pets. It is through her hard work and dedication that the Booster club is able to pay all of Team Woodburn’s racer’s entry fees at the ET Finals every year.
The Be a Winner, Be a Member program is one that is open to any NHRA member racer who wins at a member track. When that racer wins, their track staff supplies them with a ‘Be a Winner’ form, which is filled out by the racer and then submitted online. After it is successfully submitted, the racer is then eligible for awards and prizes based on a random drawing. In 2013, Woodburn Dragstrip submitted 218 Be a Winner, Be a Member forms: more than two other Divisions combined! Finishing second was Division 1’s Atco Dragway with 192. The closest Division 6 competitor was Portland International Raceway with 170.
Following is a list of specialty awards that were handed out at the NHRA Division 6 Banquet.
NHRA DIVISION 6 SPECIALTY AWARDS
National Dragster Contributor Award – Scott New/Firebird
National Dragster Team Spirit Award – Spokane Raceway
Don Rhyne Jr Driver of the Year – Josh Schmanke
Sportsman Driver of the year – Jeff Lane
Mel Bresaw ET Driver of the Year – Chris Stone
Rod Hoerner Rookie of the Year – Kory Alby
Jerry Verhaul Alcohol Crew Chief of the Year – Jeff Johnson
Sportsman Crew Chief of the Year – Jerry Hancock
NHRA DIVISION 6 CLASS CHAMPIONS
Comp Eliminator – Jeff Lane
Super Stock Eliminator – Kory Alby
Stock Eliminator – Jody Lang
Top Dragster – Paul Nero
Top Sportsman – Shawn Herbst
Super Comp – Mike Dalrymple
Super Gas – Randy Sides
Super Street – Brad Vinje
Motorcycle – Jeff Havens
Top Alcohol Dragster – Jim Whiteley (Regional)
Top Alcohol Funny Car – Jay Payne (Regional)
NHRA DIVISION 6 NATIONAL OPEN SERIES CHAMPIONS
Jr Storm – Luke Cavar
Jr Thunder – Josh Schmanke
Jr Lightning – Emily Lewis
Sportsman – Gerald Patzer
Pro – Denise Jarnecke
Super Pro – Andy Schlenker
Super Street – Becky Lindsey
Super Gas – Todd Sims
Super Comp – Mark Cavar
Stock / Super Stock combo – Don Elgin
Top Comp – Mark Campbell
Motorcycle/Sled – Jim Funderberg