Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon

First Time Winners @ Northwest Nationals

Kim Parker, Jay Payne, and Bryan Hyerstay all celebrated in the winner’s circle with their teams following their final-round victories at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle.

Local Top Alcohol Dragster runner, Parker of Graham, Wash., squared off against Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., in the final round. The defending Lucas Oil champion, Severance, came out of the gate hot but let off the throttle as he experienced mechanical issues. Parker overtook Severance to take home her first national event Wally, recording a run of 5.748 seconds, 246.48 mph.

California Top Alcohol Funny Car racers Steve Gasparrelli from West Covina and Payne of Claremont dueled in the final round. Payne powered his way down the strip, hitting 5.526 seconds at 266.00 mph, to take the victory.

Hyerstay, Eugene, Ore., knocked off local Washington Comp Eliminator driver Ryan Warter of Olalla in the final round. Hyerstay held off Warter down the stretch, completing his victory pass in 8.692 seconds at 146.08 mph.

Andy Morris, Olympia, Wash., cruised to victory in the final round of Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs after as Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton, Calif., fouled at the starting line. In the final round of Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs, local racer Don Sefton of Port Orchard came from behind to upend Bryan Warr, Riverton, Utah; registering a victory pass of 7.239 seconds, 170.86 mph.

Canadian Top Fuel Harley racer, Kevin Boyer of Edmonton, A.B., invaded and pulled off the mild upset when defending world champion Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., broke shortly after launch. Boyer had his share of mechanical issue as well but was able to surpass Turner for the victory, crossing the finish line at 7.788 seconds, 150.46 mph.

The other drivers visiting the winner’s circle were Jeff Lane in Super Stock; Jody Lang in Stock; Randy Beck in Super Comp; Dan Davis in Super Gas; and Tom Brown in Super Street.


Top Alcohol Dragster — Kim Parker, 5.748, 246.48  def. Joey Severance, 7.822, 120.43.
Top Alcohol Funny Car — Jay Payne, Chevy Camaro, 5.526, 266.00  def. Steve Gasparrelli, Camaro, 5.646, 260.06.
Competition Eliminator — Brian Hyerstay, Dragster, 8.692, 146.08  def. Ryan Warter, Chevy Camaro, 8.818, 151.51.
Super Stock — Jeff Lane, Chevy Cavalier, 8.771, 149.96  def. Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.744, 155.58.
Stock Eliminator — Jody Lang, Chevy Maibu Wagon, 12.322, 104.24  def. Justin Lamb, Chevy Camaro, 9.685, 133.96.
Super Comp — Randy Beck, Dragster, 8.935, 167.20  def. Greg Taylor, Dragster, 8.933, 164.59.
Super Gas — Dan Davis, Ford Probe, 9.924, 163.99  def. Gene Kelly, Chevy Camaro, 9.929, 161.21.
Super Street — Tom Brown, Chevy Nova, 10.855, 141.52  def. Larry Miner, Chevy Camaro, Foul – Red Light.
Top Fuel Harley — Kevin Boyer, Harley, 7.788, 150.46  def. Jay Turner, Dixie, 15.485, 76.88.
Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Andy Morris, Dragster, 7.516, 177.49  def. Kyle Seipel, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.
Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Don Sefton, Pontiac GXP, 7.239, 170.86  def. Bryan Warr, Chevy Corvette, 7.277, 175.43.

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