Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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Jay Phillips ~ Hole in the Hood Champion

When news broke of the new 2014 class, this driver was very excited. A certain driver brought out his Duster and won the first three races of the Hole in the Hood series, was defeated in the finals of the fourth race, and then won out the last two for good measure! To create a five ‘fer six race win record.

 

In the first inaugural Hole in the Hood race, again which is designated for supercharged/tunnel rammed vehicles or vehicles where the carburetor protrudes through the stock hood line, featured Jay Phillips and Steve Canton in the finals.  With the dial-ins separated by less than a second, an exciting final round was over early when Canton turned on the red light by .011. Among the racers who showed up at the second event, the final two in competition were again Jay Phillips and Steve Canton.  Phillips defeated Rick Norrington before earning a single into the final, while Canton downed John Schmidt and Steve Sherman to earn his way into the final two cars.   In the final round, Phillips had the starting line advantage needed to earn his second win in as many races.  After the conclusion of this event, Phillips held a 40 point lead over second place Canton.

On June 1st, it was again Jay Phillips versus Steve Canton to see who would be the winner of the third point’s event. Canton’s Corvair left the line first with a .062 reaction time, while Phillips’ Duster chased right afterwards with a .046. Neck and neck at the finish line, both driver’s ran right on their dialed-in numbers, with Phillips getting the win by .017. The fourth event, held on July 6th, had a final round showcased between Mark Dolan and Jay Phillips.  For the first time this year, Jay Phillips was not the winner when he broke out at the finish line by just .039. However, the class was soon to learn that ‘don’t poke the bear’ isn’t just a common saying!

September 6th featured the second to last point’s event in the series, as Jay Phillips and Rick Norrington raced off in the finals. Phillip’s familiar Duster left with the starting line advantage and he never looked back, getting the win by running a 10.339 at 129.34mph on his 10.30 dial-in. Herschel Gates was the lone semi-finalist. With only one race remaining, and a substantial lead for Phillips, the battle for second was on!  Jay Phillips faced off with Rick Norrington again raced into the final round at the final event.  Phillips left off the starting line with a .032 reaction time to get the lead, and took it all the way to the Quality Concrete/Salem Concrete Paving Winner’s circle. Steve Sherman was the lone semi-finalist, while Phillips was the number one qualifier.

 

Head-to-Head

Phillips

Norrington

Canton

Sherman

Dolan

Others

Overall

J. Phillips

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4-0

3-0

0-0

0-1

3-0

10-1

R. Norrington

0-4

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0-1

1-0

0-0

2-0

3-5

S. Canton

0-3

1-0

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1-0

0-1

1-0

3-4

S. Sherman

0-0

0-1

0-1

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0-0

2-0

2-2

M. Dolan

1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

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0-0

2-0

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 Hole in the Hood Series, J Phillips (left column) had a 4-0 record against [Rick] Norrington (top row).

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

  1. Jay Phillips, Aumsville OR, 340 Points
  2. Rick Norrington, Oregon City OR, 180 Points
  3. Steve Canton, Boring OR, 150 Points
  4. Steve Sherman, Beavercreek OR, 80 Points
  5. Mark Dolan, Oregon City Or, 60 Points

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