RUPERT WINS FIREBIRD IGNITOR TITLE IN TRACK RECORD FASHION

Jason Rupert from Yorba Linda, Calif., won the Funny Car title for the second straight year at the 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener at Firebird. In the semi-final round, Rupert unleashed the quickest and fastest performance in track history at 5.76 elapsed time and a speed of 251.60 miles per hour. The reigning NHRA World Champion followed up with a convincing victory, recording a 5.78 at 251.60 mph to defeat John Hale from Dallas.

Locally, two Idaho racers collected NHRA Division 6 titles. Gordon Boven, Boise, won the Super Street category, while Mark Kidd from Twin Falls captured the Pro eliminator title with his `55 Chevy.

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The following are Sunday results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.782, 251.60  def. John Hale, Dallas, Texas, '69 Camaro, 6.043, 233.34.

SUPER PRO
Randy Beck, Veradale, Wash., dragster, 9.178, 160.34  def. Camille Shaffer, Meridian, Idaho, dragster, 8.061, 161.40.

PRO ET
Mark Kidd, Twin Falls, Idaho, '55 Chevy, 9.483, 127.69  def. Lucas Hull, Middleton, Idaho, '89 Mustang, 12.344, 106.48.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '11 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.288, 137.11  def. Aaron Strong, Auburn, Wash., '05 Cavalier, F/A, 8.438, 129.06.

SUPER GAS
Michael Dalrymple, Sunnyside, Wash., '27 roadster, 10.207, 130.45  def. Justin Juel, Spokane, Wash., '57 Corvette, foul.

SUPER COMP
Cheryl Morris, Olympia, Wash., dragster, 9.166, 166.60  def. Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., dragster, 9.183, 165.74.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE
Dan Patridge, Kennewick, Wash., '03 Suzuki, 8.339, 158.33  def. Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, 8.316, 153.89.

TOP DRAGSTER
Tom Clark, Spokane, Wash., dragster, 7.463, 180.61  def. Shane Molinari, Battle Ground, Wash., dragster, foul.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Stefan Kondolay, Chilliwack, B.C., '69 Camaro, 7.380, 181.01  def. Daryl Hemley, Burley, Wash., '02 Cavalier, 7.608, 181.37.

HEAVY
Tessa Lancaster, Ontario, Ore., '66 El Camino, 13.082, 100.12  def. Zak Pedraza, Boise, Idaho, '89 S-10, foul.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Brad Burton, Kirkland, Wash., '72 Formula, E/SA, 11.114, 113.69  def. Steve Wann, Modesto, Calif., '69 Barracuda, C/SA, 10.742, 121.53.

SUPER STREET
Gordon Boven, Boise, Idaho, '72 Barracuda, 11.125, 134.48  def. Steve Glenn, Covington, Wash., '55 Wagon, foul.

SUPER STOCK
Sean Cour, Brush Prairie, Wash., '09 Cobalt, GT/BA, 9.428, 133.84  def. Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.454, 139.88.