Positively beautiful weather greeted an outstanding field of racers and show participants at the 23rd edition of the Peterson Stampede Northwest Mopar & Gold Cup Championships.

Traditionally held on the second week of June, the Mopar day featured four racing categories and an assortment of judged show classes. Congratulations to all the award winners.

New for 2011, the NHRA King of the Track runoff was staged in June versus the month of September. Putting together an outstanding number of elimination runs (eight in total), Shayne Schaefer successfully swept the NHRA 60th Anniversary Wally trophy, along with a pair of NHRA national event full event vouchers by upending Pro winner Bruce Compton. Schaefer also collected the overall title in the Sportsman class.

Driving a Mustang that he first raced in high school, Schaefer put together quite an array of runs throughout the day. His best reaction was a .003 coupled with runs of 13.18, 13.07, 13.01, 13.06, 13.12, 13.10, 13.04, and 13.01 this with a car that is 100% street legal. Two runs were dead on his dial and another two were .01-over his target e.t.

A tip of the hat is also extended to both Chris Jaggers (Super Pro winner) and J.R. Cox (Sled/Bike champ) in reaching the final four runoff in King of the Track competition.

In the show `n shine, Best of Show-Mopar was awarded to Ron and Barb Larson with their impeccable `71 Dodge Demon. Other special Mopar award winners included: Judy Radford (Quickest-Slicks), Tim Shaw (Quickest-Street Tires), Dave Tweedy, Doug Wikfors, Sam Bolinder, Dennis Cole, Gary Fassett, Stephen Jones, Steve Whitaker, Dave & Linda Harrison, Joseph Karnes, Jeff Feaster, and Rocky Fullerton.

We’d like to say thanks to Gary Himes and the staff photographers for giving us an opportunity to showcase some of the cars attending this year’s event. We hand picked a few that grabbed our attention – hope you enjoy the assortment we selected from this year’s Mopar show `n go (and full Boise Muffler Gold Cup point’s event).



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