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

Day One of Night of Fire in the Books

With day one completed in the 5th Annual Baxter Auto Parts/Sunbelt Rentals/Bi-Mart sponsored Night of Fire—and man what a show! The Nostalgia BB/Funny Cars featured 11 drivers making qualifying passes—ranging from 6.55 to a 6.811 in the top 8 qualifiers. The 10.5 Outlaw class presented by Killer Kustoms showcased Lee Smith going to the number one qualifying position again—runnning a 4.828 at 168.66mph 1/8 mile pass. Number two qualifier Paja Agatonovic completed his run with a 4.879 at 124.03, and number three Frank Acosta ran a 5.256 at 135.21mph. Richard Smith left us in aww with the Jet Dragster, running an early shut-off 274 mph shot, and Dan Hicks and Troy Owen’s Nitro Fuel Injected Altereds threw header flames deep into the night on a pair of early shut-off passes.

The first of three K&N Filters ET Bracket Triple Crown races were completed with wins going in favor of a pair of regular heavy hitters winning in Dave Sattem (Electronics) and Derrick Jackson (Non-Electronics). As for the Yukon Gear & Axles Dragster vs Door Car Shootout, the dragsters slayed the door cars winning in a landslide. The final outcomes were not completed due to time constraints, as will be finalized Saturday morning. In the Modified Eliminator class, another pair of bigtime hero’s found themselves in the final with Michael Pliska set to take on Brad Burton.
Listed below are day one qualifying results, and the final round results of the two racers that were finalized.

BB/FUNNY CAR
1. Greg Howland, Wenatchee WA, 6.557 E.T. @ 212.86 mph
2. Justin Taylor, Spokane WA, 6.687 @ 214.08
3. Todd Swinford, Keizer OR, 6.696 @ 209.20
4. Russ Parker, Salem OR, 6.736 @ 210.42
5. Ron Huegli, Wilsonville OR, 6.767 @ 208.71
6. Royce Taylor, St. John WA, 6.789 @ 208.52
7. Kim Parker, Graham WA, 6.797 @ 202.93
8. Marty Stewart, Wilsonville OR, 6.811 @ 200.13
9. Jesse Welch, Wenatchee WA, 6.879 @ 199.11
10. Don Harter, E Wenatchee WA , 7.258 @ 190.88
11. Brent Murray, Parksville BC 9.333 @ 94.96

10.5 OUTLAW PRESENTED BY KILLER KUSTOMS
1. Lee Smith, Salem OR, 4.828 @ 168.66
2. Paja Agatonovic, Beaverton OR, 4.879 @ 124.03
3. Frank Acosta, Portland OR, 5.256 @ 135.21
4. KJ Glennon, Salem OR, 5.602 @ 131.71
5. Art Raz, Ridgefield OR, 5.610 @ 130.49
6. Greg Hindman, Vancouver WA, 5.837 @ 143.26
7. Mike McConnell, Rochester WA, 5.897 @ 125.12
8. Gary Maine, Castle Rock WA, 5.920 @ 119.88
9. Walter Poyner, Castle Rock WA, 5.981 @ 125.33
10. Derek Losey, Tacoma WA, 6.155 @ 123.42
11. Doug Lyons, Portland OR, 6.305 @ 110.78
12. Sherry Rohr, Ethel WA, 6.321 @ 112.42
13. Ryan Griffin, Olympia WA, 6.688 @ 76.08

Electronics
W: Dave Sattem, Camas WA (’99 Dragster) [.010] 8.252, 163.63 (8.24 dial).
R/U: Jim Glenn, Kelso WA (’03 Mullis) [.024] 8.002, 164.86 (8.00 dial).
Semi’s: Shane Thompson, Henderson NV; Allen Macham, Everett WA.

Non-Electronics
W: Derrick Jackson, McMinnville OR (’67 Dodge A100) [.041] 12.736, 96.94 (12.69 dial).
R/U: Oliver Appleton, Bremerton WA (’84 Regal) [.098] 11.291, 119.44 (11.26 dial).
Semi’s: Dom Andreotti, Warren OR.

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