Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

Steve Marcus ~ Dragster/Roadster Champion

The Dragster/Roadster class is one that featured one of the more exciting finals of the year, where the final round featured first and second in the points standings, with the winner earning the championship.

With unfortunate weather at the first two events, the third event of the year is when the action really kicked off. At the first event, the Oldies But Goodies brought to you by NAPA Auto Parts, featured Steve Marcus getting the win over Nick Pruett after Pruett turned on the red light. Next, at the Baxter Auto Parts sponsored Night of Fire, it was Gary Hogansen breaking through for the big win after Mike Ekerson encountered problems. With Hogansen’s win, he leaped into the points lead with 179, while Steve Marcus stood second at 178, and Ekerson biding time in third with 174.

 

At the Hot Rod Nationals, the second to last event of the series, three-time Dragster/Roadster Champion Ron Austin defeated Tom Stanford in the final round by posting a .056 package for the victory.  With one event remaining, and FIVE drivers in contention for the championship, it was anybody’s match. In just over one month, the final event was upon us as the 29th running of the Baxter Auto Parts/Bi-Mart sponsored Fall Classic came through on the horizon. In a story that Hollywood couldn’t have planned, in the quarterfinals there were five cars left. Those five cars? The five driver’s in contention for the championship. With the best of the best battling it out, the final two in contention were Steve Marcus and Tom Stanford.  The .4 Pro Tree came down and both driver’s left with green lights, advantage to Steve Marcus. Down they went to the quarter mile where the victory was decided by under .004 when Stanford broke out, meaning that the 2015 Dragster/Roadster Championship went in favor of Steve Marcus

 

Head-to-Head

Marcus

Stanford

Hogansen

Ekerson

Lewis

Others

Overall

S. Marcus

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1-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

5-1

9-1

T. Stanford

0-1

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1-1

1-0

1-1

6-1

9-4

G. Hogansen

0-1

1-1

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1-0

0-0

5-1

7-3

M. Ekerson

0-0

0-1

0-1

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1-0

6-2

7-4

J. Lewis

0-2

1-1

0-0

0-1

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3-0

4-4

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 Dragster/Roadster Series, S. Marcus (left column) had a 1-0 record against [Tom] Stanford (top row).

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

  1. Steve Marcus, Molalla OR, 307 Points
  2. Tom Stanford, Sherwood OR, 285 Points
  3. Gary Hogansen, Eugene OR, 279 Points
  4. Mike Ekerson, Tigard OR, 277 Points
  5. Jeff Lewis, Salem OR, 238 Points

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