Martin beats Severance at Lordco Nationals

Joey Severance came in second place at last weekend’s Lordco Nationals at Mission Raceway Park.

Joey Severance came in second place at last weekend’s Lordco Nationals at Mission Raceway Park.

John and Josh Dalrymple of Sunnyside, Wash., shared the winner’s circle as father and son for the Lordco Auto Parts NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing event at Mission Raceway Park last weekend.

Josh was up first for the final in Super Street where he drove his ’67 Camaro to the win over Jess Dale, Bonney Lake, Wash., and his ’70 Dart. Then it was up to Dad and his ’04 Super Gas Corvette. John clocked in at 10.108 seconds at 131.86 mph for the win over Greg Hehr, Ravensdale, Wash., and the opportunity to share the winner’s circle with his son.

In the alcohol classes it was Ray Martin and Steve Gasparrelli taking the wins in dragster and funny car, respectively. Martin made the trip down from Anchorage, Ala., and qualified first in his first-ever race. He then went on to beat Joey Severance to start his racing career with a win and take home his first NHRA “Wally” trophy. Martin beat Ashley Bart, Calgary, Alta., in round one and had a bye run in the semifinals.

Gasparrelli, West Covina, Calif., came from the number two qualifying spot to face Dave Germain and Brian Hough in rounds one and two to advance to the final against Clint Thompson who qualified first. Gasparrelli left first and never looked back clocking in at 5.712 seconds at 255.89 mph. Thompson spun the tires at the hit of the throttle and slowed to a 7.019 second lap.

Rick McKinney won in Super Stock over Charlene Gullett, with Surrey racer Al Omond taking the win and the trophy in the Sportsman Motorcycle Series.

In Comp Eliminator Jeff Lane put his ’10 Cobalt in the winner’s circle beating Calgary’s Jirka Kaplan and his ’27 Ford, while Dallas Glenn won in his ’96 Corvette against Dave Rastad.

Rounding out the winner’s list this past weekend were Emmett McKillop in Super Comp; Robert Matthews  in Top Sportsman over Craig Cawte; Paul Nero, beating Stefan Kondolay; and Al Chinn in Super Pro with his ’64 Nova.

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