Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon

Saturday of Fall Classic Run Nearly from Sunup to Sundown

With an unfortunate few delays involved in Saturday’s edition of the Baxter Auto Parts/Bi-Mart Fall Classic, racing was ran until past 7pm yesterday evening in the variety of exhibition passes and bracket competitors.  The final ladders were set for Outlaw 10.5 presented by Killer Kustoms and Pro Nostalgia.  Meanwhile in brackets, race wins were awarded to John Floyd Jr (Street Machine II), Marty Arrigotti (Hot Rod II), Scott Cummins (Inline/Flathead), Mike Graver (Olympic Iron Works Harley Eliminator), Jake Meithof (Jr Lightning), and Jayden Bigsby (Jr Thunder) .   Deep rounds and valuable points were earned by racers in the other categories, with the final Nostalgia Hot Rod Series point’s event being completed.

A special congratulations should also go out to those racers who claimed championships in today’s racing: Gary Wargnier (Top Gas), Rick Sales Sr (Hot Rod I), Hollis Runge (Street Machine I), Garry Heinrich (Hot Rod II), Tony Bombara (Street Machine II), Bruce Poppino (Stick Shift), Walt Skoczylas (Inline/Flathead), and Mike Graver (Olympic Iron Works Harley Eliminator).




Hot Rod II was one of the classes run to completion Saturday, with Marty Arrigotti taking the win over Ed Norgard.  Arrigotti, out of Portland OR., drove his ’64 Catalina to a 12.715 on the 12.70 dial, coupled with a .022 reaction time, to defeat LaPine’s Norgard.  Dan Swick and Seldon Glebe were the semi-finalist.

In Street Machine II, it was Gresham ORs. John Floyd Jr upsetting newly crowned champ Tony Bombara, when Floyd Jr ran a 12.709 on his 12.69 to take away the victory, despite not having the better reaction time.  Derrick Jackson was the lone semi-finalist in the category.

Inline/Flathead competition, which features racers competing with the namesakes’ combination, featured Scott Cummins earning the victory over Michael Bjerklund.  Cummins, out of Lacey WA., earned the victory in a double-breakout affair, separated by just .050.  Richard Bjerklund and Douglas Powers were the semi-finalist.


Mike Graver his second victory of the season in the Olympic Iron Works Harley Eliminator class Saturday, finalizing a dominating season performance in which he lead or was tied for a lead in the points at 5 of the 6 events.  Defeating Bob Osborne in the finals, Graver utilized the starting line advantage to win the race, running a 10.902 on his 10.88 dial.  Multi-Time Harley champ John Plaster, and Dana Herold were the semi-final finishers.

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