Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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Devon Hilton ~ Volkswagen Champion

At the final point’s race in the Volkswagen series, Bernd Arndt suffered his first first round of the season. That left a 50 point difference between him and the second place racer, coincidentally; the same points swing available if this racer were to go four rounds and win the final event.

The first event of a new season in the Volkswagen category saw not only a win for Jerry Caddell and the flyin’ lime Volkswagen Pickup over Bernd Arndt.   While the second event was rained out, the third event was held at the 29th Annual NW VW Bug Run offered two winners, as a Pro and Sportsman class was run. Sportsman had Norbert Monteau defeating Todd Getty, while Pro showcased Bernd Arndt reaching his second consecutive final round, this time getting the win by defeating Brad Roberts. Halfway through the season, the points standings were as follows: Arndt with 180 Points, Caddell with 130, and Devon Hilton with 120 points.

On June 29th, the fourth event of the six race series rolled into town, and for the third consecutive time it was Bernd Arndt in the finals, this time losing to The Burnout King Rick Elverud. Then, at the second to last event, Don Fritschie reached the winners circle when he defeated Devon Hilton.  With Hilton’s stride, he was able to put himself within striking distance of the Championship, now sitting 5 rounds of racing out of the lead (280-230), while Jerry Caddell and Fritschie sat fourth with 210 points.

 

The final event had all the makings of a great show.  With Arndt suffering his first first round loss of the season in the Volkswagen class, Hilton needed to transverse through the field and make his way into the winner’s circle.  Four rounds of racing later, Hilton defeated Molly McFerran via red light to clinch the Volkswagen Championship via five tiebreakers.

 

Head-to-Head

Hilton

Arndt

Caddell

Fritschie

Morrow

Others

Overall

D. Hilton

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0-0

3-0

0-1

1-0

8-4

12-5

B. Arndt

0-0

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0-1

0-2

1-0

11-2

12-5

J. Caddell

0-3

1-0

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3-0

0-0

6-1

10-4

D. Fritschie

1-0

1-0

0-3

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0-1

4-1

6-5

M. Morrow

0-1

0-1

0-0

1-0

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7-1

8-3

How to read Head-to-Head table: To find a comparison of how each driver did facing off against other driver’s read the table starting on the left column, then finding the name to the top row. For example, in the Volkswagen Series, D. Hilton (left column) had a 3-0 record against [Jerry] Caddell (top row).

Points finishes are listed in order of driver name, hometown, and point’s total.

  1. Devon Hilton, Vancouver WA, 310 Points
  2. Bernd Arndt, Tigard OR, 310 Points
  3. Jerry Caddell, Puyallup WA, 260 Points
  4. Don Fritschie, Portland OR, 250 Points
  5. Mike Morrow, Lincoln City OR, 210 Points

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