Faul, Shannon double-up at IHRA Division 6 season opener
Border Bandits hitters McNally, Congdon, Neitsch add wins at Eagle Motorplex
ASHCROFT, British Columbia (June 28, 2013) – Western Canada’s top IHRA racers were on hand for the Division 6 season opener over the weekend at the NL ‘Akapxm Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft, British Columbia with the usual hitters quickly rising to the top.
Four of the seven Division 6 champions from 2012 found victory lane during the two-race competition headed by double winner Mark Faul.
Faul won both Super Stock and Stock over the weekend and added a runner-up finish in Super Stock on Day 2 to give the Tacoma, Washington native three Ironman trophies in one day. Due to rain both events were finished on Sunday.
Kelowna, British Columbia’s Mike Shannon also took home multiple trophies over the weekend with a pair of wins in Quick Rod and Super Rod on Day 2 plus a runner-up finish.
The rest of the winners from the Division 6 season opener were Pat McNally and Zak Clark (Top Sportsman), Dan Provost and Trevor Ritchie (Top Dragster), Faul and Art Congdon (Super Stock), Sean Ferguson and Faul (Stock), Mike Pople and Shannon (Quick Rod), Kirk Lanz and Shannon (Super Rod) and Jack Slinger and Warren Neitsch (Hot Rod).
Junior Dragster winners were Chevy Reeves and Ethan Ochitwa (Master), Darren Provost and Mackenna Ochitwa (Advanced) and Ryan O’Connor (Beginner).
Faul claimed the Super Stock win on Day 1 over Darrell Stobbe when the Abbotsford, B.C. native lit the red light by -.434 to hand Faul the win. On Day 2 Faul made both finals, driving his ’95 Grand Am Super Stocker to a second final and a runner-up finish to defending division champion Art Congdon and taking the win in his ’98 Firebird in Stock over Casey Plaizier. Faul had a .002 light and ran a 11.620 on an 11.61 dial to give him a .012 package and an easy win.
Fellow double winner Mike Shannon began his weekend with a runner-up finish in Super Rod to Kirk Lanz before firing off two wins on Day 2. Shannon drove his ’57 Corvette back to the Super Rod final and this time brought home the win over Scott Robinson who went red and added a Quick Rod win over Eric Goulden who also went red.
Pat McNally and Zak Clarke picked up wins in Top Sportsman, both times keeping Shawn LaChambre at bay. McNally drove his ’06 GTO to an easy win on Day 1 with a .032 light and a 7.180 on a 7.16 dial and Clarke put his ’67 Nova in the winner’s circle after LaChambre went red.
Defending Hot Rod champion Warren Neitsch put his incredibly unique 2002 PT Cruiser back in the winner’s circle on Day 2 with a solid .016 package to defeat Carey Borchuk.
In perhaps the most competitive class of the weekend, Trevor Ritchie too the Day 1 Top Dragster title over Andy Scheu who lit the red bulb by -.014 and Dan Provost put his dragster in the winner’s circle with a .009 light and a 7.223 on a 7.18 to defeat Dave Senid.
Border Bandits racers head to Castrol Raceway for their next IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL event July 5-7.
The following are the final results from the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL doubleheader at NL ‘Akapxm Eagle Motorplex.
GOOD VIBRATIONS TOP SPORTSMAN - Pat McNally, St. Albert, Alb., '06 GTO, 7.180, 194.51 def. Shawn LaChambre, Pilot Butte, B.C., '00 Corvette, 8.029, 172.51.
GOOD VIBRATIONS TOP DRAGSTER - Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 7.223, 188.00 def. Dave Senid, Rally View, Alb., dragster, 7.694, 175.47.
SUPER STOCK - Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '95 Grand Am, UNK, 10.464, 110.75 def. Darrell Stobbe, Abbotsford, B.C., '64 Chevelle, UNK, foul.
STOCK ELIMINATOR - Sean Ferguson, Lamgley, B.C., '88 Mustang, UNK, 12.596, 97.44 def. Tom Skjonsberg, Red Deer, Alb., '70 Barracuda, UNK, 10.484, 125.48.
QUICK ROD - Mike Pople, Calgary, Alb., dragster, 8.993, 167.34 def. Andy Sheu, Calgary, Alb., dragster, foul.
SUPER ROD - Kirk Lanz, Mission, B.C., '12 Cavalier, 10.028, 156.14 def. Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 10.081, 142.02.
HOT ROD - Jack Slinger, Chestermere, Alb., '71 Chevy, 10.995, 138.10 def. Warren Neitsch, Edmonton, Alb., '02 PT Cruiser, 10.963, 138.86.
TOP ET - Al Quigley, Aldergrove, B.C., '95 Mustang, 9.466, 138.52 def. Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 7.202, 188.00.
MOD ET - Al Stefiuk, Lower Nicola, B.C., '02 Silverado, 15.818, 85.07 def. Keith Vahle, Ashcroft, B.C., '00 Blazer, 9.861, 125.71.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER MASTERS - Chevy Reeves, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 8.029, 79.67 def. Matthew Michaud, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 7.975, 79.59.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER ADVANCED - Darren Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, 9.402, 69.61 def. Jenna Michaud, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 8.909, 74.47.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER BEGINNER - Ryan O'Connor, Ft. St. John, B.C. , RPC, 12.070, 52.50 def. Travis Hartley, Red Deer, Alb. , Junior, foul.
GOOD VIBRATIONS TOP SPORTSMAN - Zak Clarke, Mission, B.C., '67 Nova, 7.787, 176.05 def. Shawn LaChambre, Pilot Butte, B.C., '90 Corvette, foul.
GOOD VIBRATIONS TOP DRAGSTER - Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park, Alb., dragster, 7.160, 191.81 def. Andy Scheu, Calgary, Alb., dragster, foul.
SUPER STOCK - Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, UNK, 9.946, 128.82 def. Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '96 Grand Am, UNK, 10.350, 127.42.
STOCK ELIMINATOR - Mark Faul, Tacoma, Wash., '98 Firebird, 11.620, 108.48 def. Casey Plaizier, Edmonton, Alb., '96 Firebird, 10.750, 109.21.
QUICK ROD - Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., UnderCover, 13.450, 61.05 def. Eric Goulden, Airdrie, Alb., Fritz, foul.
SUPER ROD - Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., '57 Corvette, 9.976, 143.44 def. Scott Robinson, Abbotsford, B.C., '27 roadster, foul.
HOT ROD - Warren Neitsch, Edmonton, Alb., '02 PT Cruiser, 11.005, 140.16 def. Carey Borchuk, Beaumont, Alb., '97 Camaro, 11.004, 139.64.
TOP ET - Ken Goldade, Medicine Hat, Alb., '72 Mustang, 10.931, 140.49 def. Dan Provost, Abbotsford, B.C., dragster, foul.
MOD ET - Andy Closkey, Quesnel, B.C., '65 Chevy, 10.367, 125.94 def. Norm Fleenor, Kamloops, B.C., '55 Chevy, 10.198, 124.98.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER MASTERS - Ethan Ochitwa, Beaumont, Alb., dragster, 7.952, 81.69 def. Sheena Okrainetz, Devon, Alb., dragster, 7.946, 81.69.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER ADVANCED - Mackenna Ochitwa, Beaumont, Alb., dragster, 8.910, 72.45 def. Shelby Hagen, Whitelaw, Alb., dragster, 10.094, 65.62.
GOOD VIBRATIONS JUNIOR DRAGSTER BEGINNER - Ryan O'Connor, Ft. St. John, B.C., dragster, 12.154, 49.92 def. Travis Hartley, Red Deer, Alb., dragster, 12.361, 48.51.