Washington’s Kim Parker (above) had to settle for second place in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round as the racer hit a top speed of 277 mph during a 5.229 second run. Surrey’s Shawn Cowie won the event with a 5.196 second run, hitting 279 mph. / Bob Friesen Photos

Canadian drivers dominate at Mission Raceway

Lordco NHRA BC Nationals Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series came to town on the weekend.

Canadian racers dominated at the northwest division Lordco NHRA BC Nationals Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Mission Raceway, which wrapped up on Sunday.

Surrey’s Shawn Cowie, Abbotsford’s Dan Provost and Victoria’s Ed Hutchinson all celebrated big wins during the three-day event.

Cowie took a minor starting-line advantage over Washington’s Kim Parker in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round, and never let up for the win. Cowie registered a victory pass of 5.196 seconds, 279.06 mph to Parker’s runner-up 5.229 seconds, 277.00 mph.

The Rig Rentals Top Dragster final round saw Provost and Edmonton’s David Boucher square off in the finals. Provost earned his third Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wally Trophy, taking the starting-line advantage and cruising to victory. Provost finished first at 6.679 seconds, 200.40 mph. Boucher came in second at 7.108 seconds, 188.32 mph.

Hutchinson triggered a great reaction time – .004 – in the Super Gas Final round, beating out Oregon’s Steve Laskowske, 9.894 seconds, 162.42 mph. Hutchinson registered a victory pass of 9.926 seconds, 162.30 mph.

Top Alcohol Funny Car standouts and Oregon natives Chris Marshall and Brian Hough faced off in the final round. Marshall pulled away first, mounting a big lead, finishing first at 5.670 seconds, 259.29 mph. Hough took his foot off the throttle and coasted to 6.877 seconds, 120.14 mph.

Alberta’s Pat McNally had an easy route to victory in the JBS Top Sportsman final round, as Washington’s Mike Ferderer went red at the starting line. McNally finished at 6.683 seconds, 205.94 mph.

In the Sportsman Motorcycle final round, Oregon’s Don DePeel gave up a big starting-line lead, giving the victory to Alberta’s Riley Toth, who finished at 8.804 seconds, 145.79 mph.

The other drivers visiting the Lucas Oil winners’ circle were Jeff Lane in Comp Eliminator, Dustin Ward in Super Street, Joe Sorensen in Stock, Mark Faul in Super Stock, and Andy Morris winning both Super Comp and Super Comp Shootout.

Specialty events were in competition as the following visited the winners’ circle: Brent McKinney in Super Gas Shootout, Gary Ermish in Superstreet Shootout, Mike Lucas in Top Comp Shootout, and Garrett Richards in Western Drag Racing League Pro Mods.

The following were crowned in the Summit winners’ circle: Mark Thompson in Super Pro ET and Chris Stone in Pro ET.

For full results from the event, visit sportsman.nhra.com.


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