TROY OWEN LEADS AA/SUPERCHARGED QUALIFY AT FIREBIRD OLDIES RACE

Beautiful weather greeted a strong turnout of racers and show entries for the 32nd Annual Snap On Oldies But Goodies Drags. After belting out an opening 6.98, Troy Owen, Albany, Ore., returned to lay down the quickest and fastest pass of AA/Supercharged qualifying at a booming 6.94 elapsed time and a speed of 202.24 mph to lead all qualifiers.

First day champions included: Larry Saunders, Fruitland, Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, and Kyle LePire, Boise.

Racing continues on Sunday with the conclusion to the Oldies Drags as gates open at 9 am, followed by first round of racing at noon. Adult admission is $12, kids 6-12 $3, and toddlers 5 & under free.

AA/Supercharged Qualifying
1. Troy Owen, Albany, Ore., 6.94 elapsed time, 200.13 miles per hour.
2. Howard Anderson, Applegate, Calif., 6.97, 199.82.
3. Scott White, Seaside, Ore., 7.07, 198.01
4. Mitch Chamberlin, Orting, Wash., 7.19, 198.76
5. Joel Matton, Oregon City, Ore., 7.44, 187.65.
6. Mike Molea, Grants Pass, Ore., 7.54, 174.48.
7. Scott Wyke, Bend, Ore., 7.90, 170.35
8. Monte Grubb, Tacoma, Wash., 9.65, 120.27.

Super Pro Gambler
Champion-Larry Saunders, Fruitland, .018, 8.53 (8.52 dial) 149.82.
Runner-up-Rayce Kidd, Twin Falls, .007, 8.02 (7.95 dial) 166.11.
Semi-Larry Troudt, Emmett; T.J. Sisson, Buhl.
Quarter-Chris Jaggers, Middleton; John Shaffer, Boise; Jim Tattersall, Eden.

Gold Cup Gambler
Champion-Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, .010, 10.30 (10.29 dial) 127.15.
Runner-up-Lisa Thomas, Meridian, .050, 9.87 (9.88 dial) 131.67.
Semi-Paul Nicolosi, Nampa.
Quarter-Duston Wurtz, Meridian; Debbie Pisca, Caldwell.

Nostalgia Gambler
Champion-Kyle LePire, Boise, .010, 11.36 (11.28 dial) 109.91.
Runner-up-John Howsden, Wendell, .015, 11.83 (11.72 dial) 111.73.
Semi-Ryan Resinkin, Emmett; Sue Reynolds, Nampa.
Quarter-Scott Borchardt, Eagle; Linda Rowland, Notus; John Johnson Jr., Caldwell.