ROD BURBAGE RUNS 6.20, 6.18 AND 6.20 TO SWEEP PRO MOD TITLE AT FIREBIRD FOX HUNT
Rod Burbage from Anderson, California, recorded a
6.20, 6.18, and a 6.20 to win the Pro Modified final at the 34th Annual
Little Caesars Pizza Fox Hunt at Firebird Raceway. Burbage defeated Andy
Neyer, who redlighted with the Dan Coates-`57 Chevy, to win his second
straight Firebird major event title.
In the closest Professional final of the night, Greg Howland, Wenatchee,
Wash., ran 7.01 to beat a 7.00 in the Nostalgia Funny Car final round.
The runner-up was Kim Parker from Graham, Wash., who lost the final on a
In Gold Cup action, two families reached victory lane in front of an
enthusiastic crowd. Brother and sister, Rayce and Marissa Kidd won Super
Pro and Box Gambler, respectively, while the mother and son duo of
Melanie and Kevin Higgins took top honors in Fox and Sportsman
Image of Burbage Corvette from Brian Losness/Nitrophoto.
Champion-Rod Burbage, Anderson, Calif., .036, 6.20 e.t., 229.24 m.p.h.
Runner-up-.Andy Neyer, Phoenix, Ariz., -.127 foul, 6.73, 206.13.
Semi-Dan Nickelson, LaVerne, Calif.; Tommy Johanns, Castle Rock, Colo.
Champion-Greg Howland, Wenatchee, Wash., 7.01, 199.86.
Runner-up-Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., 7.00, 198.86.
Semi-Mark Tarabochia, Astoria, Ore.; Todd Swinford, Keizer, Ore.
Jet Funny Car Exhibition
1st-Richard Smith, Bend, Ore., .515, 6.24, 256.92.
2nd-Derek Snelson, Anchorage, Alaska, .324, 6.52, 240.38.
Champion-Rayce Kidd, Twin Falls, .021, 7.76 (7.75 dial) 173.44.
Runner-up-Darrell Carr, Fruitland, .024, 11.63 (11.67 dial) 115.81.
Semi-Larry Troudt, Emmett.
Quarter-Aaron Marcum, Meridian; Dave Allen, Boise.
Champion-Mark McDonald, Nampa, .054, 11.64 (11.60 dial) 112.12.
Runner-up-Steve Pyburn, Nampa, .093, 9.90 (9.84 dial) 134.48.
Semi-Bruce Compton, Boise; Steve Wingert, Boise.
Quarter-Troy Pecht, Caldwell; Dan Tuttle, Weiser; Anthony Keller, Kuna;
Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell.
Champion-Kevin Higgins, Boise, .080, 16.16 (16.25 dial) 87.15.
Runner-up-Joseph Karnes, Eagle, .092, 12.81 (12.92 dial) 105.93.
Semi-Glen Phillips, Middleton; Ron Wurtz, Caldwell.
Quarter-Mike Smith, Kuna; Luana Skibiel, Boise; Lindsay Burlile, Nampa.
Champion-Rich Pedraza Jr., Boise, .035, 9.96 (9.99 dial) 123.61.
Runner-up-David Wood, Eagle, .052, 9.91 (9.97 dial) 123.67.
Semi-Jim Lambert, Garden City; Dave Allen, Meridian.
Quarter-Jacob Wood, Meridian; Ashton Davis, Middleton; Jesse May, Boise;
Jay Mendes, Caldwell.
Champion-Duston Wurtz, Meridian, .051, 12.06 (12.05 dial) 111.95.
Runner-up-Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .098, 10.13 (10.11 dial) 128.88.
Semi-John Howsden, Wendell; Greg Buckert, Star.
Quarter-Larry Lancaster, Payette; Alex Lambert, Boise; Monte Benson,
Champion-Melanie Higgins, Boise, .013, 11.40 (11.35 dial) 115.22.
Runner-up-Tessa Lancaster, Ontario, Ore., .084, 12.99 (13.05 dial)
Semi-Catherine Seamons, Kuna.
Quarter-Stephanie Meimann, Middleton; Marcia Randall, Emmett.
Champion-Marissa Kidd, Twin Falls, .078, 7.86 (7.86 dial) 164.77.
Runner-up-Necia Cox, Boise, .057, 9.90 (9.91 dial) 135.70.
Semi-Buzz Nielsen, Rexburg.
Quarter-Camille Shaffer, Meridian; Victor Clark, Boise; Jim Tattersall,
No Box Gambler
Champion-David Deming, Nampa, .011, 10.72 (10.70 dial) 123.45.
Runner-up-John Johnson Jr., Caldwell, .052, 9.17 (9.18 dail) 135.72.
Semi-Lucas Hull, Middleton.
Quarter-Chris Wingert, Lewiston; Ron Wurtz, Caldwell.