THOMAS, CAMPBELL, PETERSEN & BITTICK WIN GOLD CUP TITLES AT STINKER SEASON OPENER

Carl Downard from Boise swept the first day of the Super Shifter class at the Stinker Season Opener at Firebird Raceway. Having raced at Firebird since it first opened in 1968, the 73 year old Downard stopped reigning track champion Glen Phillips from Middleton. Driving his stick shift `55 Chevy, Downard won the division with a 14.42 seconds run at 86.28 miles per hour.

In the kickoff round point’s event in the Boise Muffler Gold Cup Series, Troy Thomas, Chad Campbell, Rex Petersen, and Chase Bittick took the early lead in each of their respective categories. In addition, Wes Morris won his third race in-a-row in the Junior Dragster class.

Results from the Stinker Stores Season Opener at Firebird
Super Pro
Troy Thomas, Meridian, .024, 8.26 (8.22 dial) 155.44 def. Rayce Kidd, Twin Falls, .033, 7.73 (7.69 dial) 166.38.

Pro
Chad Campbell, Meridian, .026, 10.27 (10.27 dial) 120.77 def. John Lindbloom, Eagle, .103, 9.41 (9.43 dial) 142.87.

Sportsman
Rex Petersen, Boise, .120, 12.94 (12.89 dial) 106.64 def. Tyler Rush, Boise, -.003 foul, 18.33 (13.29 dial) 50.57.

Sled/Bike
Chase Bittick, Caldwell, .133, 10.69 (10.62 dial) 118.98 def. Rich Pedraza, Boise, .195, 9.89 (9.87 dial) 126.61.

Super Shifter
Carl Downard, Boise, .252, 14.42 (14.32 dial) 86.28 def. Glen Phillips, Middleton, .031, 13.30 (12.61 dial) 107.43.

Nostalgia
Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .077, 12.29 (12.27 dial) 107.90 def. Marcia Randall, Emmett, -.012 foul, 11.16 (11.16 dial) 120.22.

Junior Dragster
Wes Morris, Boise, .074, 7.89 (7.95 dial) 83.60 def. Michael Jaggers, Middleton, -.052 foul, 8.43 (8.39 dial) 76.21

Outlaw Street
Dan Hurlbert, Eagle, .074, 12.17 (12.16 dial) 110.66 def. David Meimann, Middleton, -.020 foul, 14.25 (14.26 dial) 98.61.

Street Bike
David Kletzien, Boise, .023, 9.49 (9.46 dial) 135.66 def. Liz Micheletty, Kuna, .155, 10.18 (10.22 dial) 139.81.

Street Truck
Ashton Davis, Middleton, .082, 17.74 (17.68 dial) 78.37 def. Justin Partlow, Middleton, .339, 14.22 (14.45 dial) 87.71.