Local Pro bracket racer Carl Youngstrom earned top
honors in the Grand Championship runoff at the NAPA Halloween Classic
XIX event at Firebird. After winning the Heavy class title, he defeated
the reigning Halloween champion Chris Hall from Brigham City, Utah. Hall
redlighted by a mere three thousandths of a second (.003) to end his
hopes of repeating his feat of one year ago. Youngstrom, Hall, Dan
Lafferty, A.J. Armstrong, John Johnson Jr., Casey Compton and Chandler
Steen all earned NHRA Idaho State Championships.
Jake Neibauer from Billings, Mont., swept the Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout
at the NAPA Halloween Classic at Firebird Raceway. Neibauer drove his
split-window `63 Corvette to a winning 7.42 seconds at 186.02 to defeat
Brett Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo., who finished at 7.32-184.12 with
his `02 Dragster.
One day earlier, the Halloween Air Show delivered an overwhelming
display of amazing wheelstands. When all was said and done, it was Jamie
DenBesten (photo by Brian Losness/Nitrophoto) and Steve Stuart who would
win for overall “highest” and “longest” in spectacular fashion.
Congratulations to both (and all the other contestants) for one of the
wildest nights in track history.
Classic Grand Championship
Champion-Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .005, 10.16 (11.50 dial) 114.94.
Runner-up-Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, -.003 foul, 13.19 (10.24 dial)
Semi-Dan Lafferty, Wendell, A.J. Armstrong, Star.
Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout Runoff
Champion-Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., .009, 7.42 (7.40 dial) 186.02
Runner-up-Brett Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo., .025, 7.32 (7.31 dial)
Top Gun – Open Wheel
Champion- Brett Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo., .017, 7.31 (7.32 dial)
Runner-up-Cody Hiatt, Boise, .044, 7.37 (7.39 dial) 182.81.
Semi-Blu Hayball, Boise, Tom Clark, Spokane, Wash.
Quarter-Tim Wallace, Meridian, Tom Bailey, Soda Springs, Sadie Floyd,
Happy Valley, Ore., Brian Preszler, Kennewick, Wash.
Top Gun – Full Bodied
Champion-Jake Neibauer, Billings, Mont., .045, 7.41 (7.40 dial) 178.53.
Runner-up-Chad Demler, Providence, Utah, .010, 8.05 (8.07 dial) 159.17.
Semi-Steve Lambert, Boise, Marty Castagno, Grantsville, Utah.
Quarter-Ron Smith, Grantsville, Utah, Jamie DenBesten, Lyman, Wyo., Russ
Parker, Salem, Ore., Bud Preuss, Grand Junction, Colo.
Champion-Dan Lafferty, Wendell, .018, 7.41 (7.41 dial) 179.82.
Runner-up-Rayce Kidd, Twin Falls, .009, 7.69 (7.66 dial) 171.20.
Semi-Christopher Northup, Boise, Blu Hayball, Fort Hall.
Quarter-Don Anderson, Twin Falls, Katie Nelson-Harkema, Hayden, Frank
Greenough, Idaho Falls.
Eighth-Bill Matern, Layton, Utah, Tracy Hawker, Rock Springs, Wyo.,
Jerry Odman, Pendleton, Ore., Alan Carey, Fallon, Nev., Trevor Harkema,
Hayden, Jim Climer, Kimberly.
Champion-Chris Hall, Brigham City, Utah, .054, 10.26 (10.26 dial)
Runner-up-Troy Pecht, Caldwell, .052, 10.11 (10.08 dial) 132.04.
Semi-Kory Alby, Coos Bay, Ore.
Quarter-John Pickering, Taylorsville, Utah, Melissa Wright, Sacramento,
Eighth-Matt Compton, Boise, Jackie Alley, Eagle, David Chun Jr.,
Vancouver, Wash., Todd Trueblood.
Champion-Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .107, 10.01 (11.60 dial) 132.74.
Runner-up-Michelle Dooley, Adams, Ore., -.017 foul, 11.72 (11.74 dial)
Semi-Ryan Resinkin, Emmett, Edward May, Payette.
Quarter-Ron Wurtz, Caldwell, Bruce Nickerson, Spokane, Wash., Bob
Erskine, Baker City, Ore., Jerry Trolard, Vale, Ore.
Eighth-Paul Wallace, Boise, Jason White, Jerome, Don Childers, Boise,
Linda Rowland, Notus, Linda Panunzio, Plain City, Utah, Susan Wikfors,
Eagle, Dan Hurlbert, Eagle.
Champion-A.J. Armstrong, Star, .011, 12.92 (12.94 dial) 107.79.
Runner-up-Dustin Ward, Renton, Wash., .088, 12.38 (12.42 dial) 102.19.
Semi-Levi Burlile, Nampa, Sue Reynolds, Nampa.Quarter-Kyle Witherspoon,
Boise, Lynde Fischer, Nampa, Duston Wurtz, Meridian, Jeff Burns, Boise.
Eighth-Blaine Sterling, Caldwell, Jerry Durant Jr., Oregon City, Ore.,
Kerry Draper, Meridian, Tyler Rush, Boise, Steve Nebeker, Emmett, Glen
Phillips, Middleton, Ericka Heideman, Chad Foruria, Emmett.
Champion-John Johnson Jr., Caldwell, .008, 10.35 (10.20 dial) 127.08.
Runner-up-Zak Pedraza, Boise, .147, 10.00 (9.98 dial) 125.00.
Semi-Jim Lambert, Garden City, Jacob Wood, Meridian.
Quarter-Mike Smith, Kuna, Liz Micheletty, Kuna, Dave Allen, Meridian.
Champion-Jabe Tattersall, Meridian, -.020, 10.06 (10.05 dial) 132.37.
Runner-up-Josh Simons, Rifle, Colo., -.031 foul, 10.10 (10.08 dial)
Semi-Ken Casteel, Nampa, Steven Jones, Preston.
Champion-Casey Compton, Boise, .067, 8.77 (8.72 dial) 70.30.
Runner-up-Paul Sheridan, Nampa, .270, 8.53 (8.55 dial) 75.76.
Semi-Amber Meadows, Clarkston, Wash., Andres Chavez, Boise.
Quarter-Shelby Schoenfeld, Magna, Utah, Miranda Floyd, Gresham, Ore.,
Wes Morris, Boise, Michael Jaggers, Middleton.
Champion-Chandler Steen, Idaho Falls, .002, 9.03 (8.96 dial) 71.93.
Runner-up-Thomas Anderson, Sandy, Utah, .126, 10.41 (10.39 dial) 61.98.
Semi-Jayden Hawker, Wellsville, Utah, Jacob Geier, Nampa.
Quarter-Lane Gerow, Hythe, Alta., Collin Thomas, Kettle Falls, Wash.,
Hannah VanderMeer, Nampa.