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Blown Alcohol Thunder Drivers Include...
Brent Jones

2017 Champion

Second Place 2017




Third Place 2017

Fourth Place 2017



Fifth Place 2017

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Contact us:

Northwest Coordinator:
Rich Bailey
503-370-9164
promotionmotorsports@gmail.com

Central Washington Coordinator
:
Derek Snelson
253-380-4829

Big Sky Montana Coordinator
:
Brent Jones
406-544-5397






2018 Series Update:

 

Entries Are Being Accepted for 2018 Season

Below are the 2018 entry applications for the 2018 DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series. It's advisable to get the entries sent in advance for all of the events you plant to participate in especially for the Montana events which both have a limit on free entries. For all other races it's recommended to get your entries sent in a month in advance if not sooner in order to guarantee free car, driver and crew entry. You don't have to be a member to race at any of our events. Each race is round robin and pays 200.00 per pass on Saturday.

Simply select the race, print it out, fill it out and then send it to the address at the bottom of the application. If you don't have a way to print them out contact us and an application will be sent to you.

Firebird Raceway, Boise June 15-16 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

Spokane County Raceway June 23-24 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

Renegade Raceway, Yakima June 29-30 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

Lost Creek Raceway, Anaconda (Butte) July 6-7 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

Yellowstone Raceway, Billings Montana August 4-5 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

Spokane County Raceway, August 17-18 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY

 

Winter Meeting in Yakima Establishes Schedule and Rule Changes for 2018 Season

Here is a summary of the annual winter meeting held at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on November 18th prior to the awards banquet. All new rules were voted and passed by Blown Alcohol Thunder participants present. thanks to Derek Snelson for providing the venue for the meeting. In 2018 the meeting and awards banquet will move to Spokane.

1. Cars are limited to blown injected alcohol and blown injected nitro only. Cars may NOT be injected only they must have a blower. Cars with pro chargers in place of a blower are also not allowed to compete in the class, no exceptions. Carbs are also illegal.

2. There will be an A and B final at every race.

3. All races will include a test pass on Friday and Two paid rounds on Saturday along with an A and B final round. All participants will be paid 200.00 around for every complete pass maid.

4. Index will stay hard.

5. Jenny Hanneman will be responsible for keeping track of points, accounting and paying competitors. Rich Bailey will continue to take care of public relations, the website and answer to sponsors.

 

Race Teams Awarded at Banquet

In addition to top 5 finishers, special awards were presented November 18th as voted on by their peers that included drivers and crew members who participated in the Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series in 2017. The awards were presented at the elegant Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Yakima Washington.

The big winner of the night was Brent Jones who won $1,000 for finishing in first place. Second was Kelly Flansaas, third was Alvan Baher, fourth was Dane Lachelt (not pictured) and fifth was Rich Bailey. Finishing sixth was Larry Demott (far left).

Special awards vote on included:
Most Improved Driver: Larry Demott
Best Crew Chief: Kurt Flansaas and Jeff Johnson
Best Appearing car: The Reeper, Alvan Baher
Most Professional Team: Capitol Auto Group Racing
Most Fan Friendly Team: Lawless Racing

Final points standings for the 2017 DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Pro Comp Series. Congratulations to all competitors for our most successful year so far!

1. Brent Jones 320
2. Kelly Flansaas 241
3. Alvan Behar 215
4. Dane Lachelt 171
5. Rich Bailey 170
6. Larry DeMott 150
7. Kyle Hanson 135
8. Frank Miller 120
9. Jim Seivers 90
10. Jim Atwell 70
11. Wes Garvin 60 (tied)
Don Harder 60
David Spease 60
Dave Newton 60
12. Pete Korona 50 (tied)
Kim Greenough 50
13. Denton Schillreff 40
14 Lee Johnson 30 (tied)
Jeff Castle
Shane Harder 30
Chris Schore 30
Christos Viahos 30
Mike Weise 30
15. Russ Johnson 20


Flansaas Breaks Through for First Win

Kelly Flansaas finally broke through for his first win at the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Finals at Sage Raceway in Idaho Falls. Runner Up was Larry DeMott in the “Underdog” Dragster. Flansaas who drives the “Rocky Mountain Thunder” Corvette Funny Car also earned the TCS low ET award and the Good Vibrations Best Reaction Time. Brent Jones is the 2017 DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Champion followed by Flansaas, Alvan Behar, Dane Lachelt and Rich Bailey rounds out the top five.

 

Jones Continues Hot Streak in Billings

Congratulations to Brent Jones for winning the Big Sky Championships at Yellowstone Dragstrip on August 5th in Billings, Montana. Jones continues his hot streak in the Lawless Funny Car by beating first time contestant Denton Schillreff driving a dragster in the final round. The Good Vibrations best reaction time went to Kelly Flansaas. The TCS low ET of the race went to Brent Jones.

Below are the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder point totals as of August 7th.
1. Brent Jones 260
2. Kelly Flansaas 195
3. Alvan Behar 145
4. Rich Bailey 140
5. Dane Lachelt 105
6. Frank Miller 90
7. Larry DeMott 80
8. Kyle Hanson 76
9. Wes Garvin 60 (tied)
Jim Seivers 60 (tied)
Don Harder 60 (tied)
David Spease 60 (tied)
Dave Newton 60 (tied)
10. Pete Korona 50
11. Denton Schillreff 40
12. Jim Atwell 30 (tied)
Shane Harder 30 (tied)
Christos Viahos 30
Mike Weise 30 (tied)
13. Ross Johnson 20 (tied)

 

Blown Alcohol Thunder Series Welcomes New Sponsor TCS Products

The DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Racing Series is excited to welcome TCS Products to our family of sponsors. TCS Products Specializes in Torque Converters that are used in most of the cars that race in our Pro Comp Series! TCS pays $100.00 to the low qualifier at each of our events.

 

Brent Jones Takes Third Straight in Butte

Congratulations to Brent Jones for winning his third straight race! Jones beat Kelly Flansaas in a close final round win. Jones ran a 4.57 to Flansaas’ 4.65. Flansaas made it close with with an excellent .008 reaction time. In the B Final, Alvan Behar took the win over popular Montana racer Larry DeMott who made it to his first final round. Behar recorded a 4.84 win over DeMott’s valiant 4.89. Jones won the TCS Products Low ET of the race with a 4.52 and Kelly Flansaas took the Good Vibrations best reaction time with the .008 RT.

Here are the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder points totals after the Lost Creek Raceway event, July 10, 2017 near Butte, Montana.

1. Brent Jones 214
2. Kelly Flansaas 160
3. Alvan Behar 115
4. Rich Bailey 110
5. Dane Lachelt 105
6. Frank Miller 90
7. Kyle Hanson 76
8. Larry DeMott 60
Wes Garvin 60 (tied)
Jim Seivers 60 (tied)
Don Harder 60 (tied)
David Spease 60 (tied)
9. Dave Newton 50 (tied)
10. Jim Atwell 30 (tied)
Pete Korona 30 (tied)
Shane Harder 30 (tied)
Mike Weise 30 (tied)

Brent Jones Wins Again in Yakima

Brent Jones continued his dominance over the Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series by winning the “Nitro Nights Under the Lights” race in Yakima, Washington on July 1. Jones driving the Lawless Funny Car was instated into the final round to take on top qualifier Dane Lachelt when no. 2 qualifier Rich Bailey was unable to make the call after hurting his engine in the second stanza. The finals were a great a side-by-side race with both drivers exceeding the 4.25 index. Jones blasted to a 4.24 over Lachelt’s quicker 4.22. Since Jones broke out by the least amount he was declared the winner.

Lachelt took home both the Good Vibrations Best Reaction Time Award and the TCS Products Low ET of the Event Award. The series now heads for the “Big Sky Swing” with an event near Butte, Montana on July 9th and Billings, Montana, August 5th. Currently Jones leads the series followed by Kelly Flansaas, Rich Bailey, Dane Lachelt and Frank Miller rounds out the top five.

Here are the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder points totals after “Nitro Nights Under The Lights” at Renegade Raceway in Yakima, July 1, 2017.

1. Brent Jones 168
2. Kelly Flansaas 120
3. Rich Bailey 110
4. Dane Lachelt 105
5. Frank Miller 90
6. Alvan Behar 80
7. Kyle Hanson 76
8. Wes Garvin 60
Jim Seivers 60 (tied)
Don Harder 60 (tied)
9. David Spease 50
10. Jim Atwell 30
Larry DeMott 30
Shane Harder 30 (tied)
Dave Newton 30 (tied)
Mike Weise 30 (tied)

 

Jones Wins Big in Boise at Fox Hunt

The DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series enjoyed two successful back-to-back races in both Spokane, June 10 at Spokane County Raceway and the following weekend in Boise at Firebird Raceway.

In Boise, at the “Great American Fox Hunt” Jones made up for his runner up loss the prior weekend as he beat Bailey in the final round of a Chicago style race. Jones rang up a 6.83 to Bailey’s 7.70. Jones was reinstated in the finals after Flansaas cracked a brake caliper in the second round. Bailey won the Good Vibrations Best Reaction Time while Flansaas won the TCS Products Low ET Award. The series now moves on to Yakima, WA, for a Saturday night event on July 1 at Renegade Raceway.

Here are the points totals after the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Race held over the Weekend at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho. Ties are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
1. Brent Jones 122
2. Kelly Flansaas 90
3. Rich Bailey 80
4. Dane Lachelt 65
5. Frank Miller 60
Jim Seivers 60 (tied)
6. Alvan Behar 50
7. Kyle Hanson 40
8. Larry DeMott 30
Wes Garvin 30 (tied)
Shane Harder 30 (tied)
Dave Newton 30 (tied)
Jesse Welch 30 (tied)
9. David Spease 20

 

 

Dane Lachelt Wins Spokane FC Invitational



Dane Lachelt beat Yakima winner Brent Jones at the Funny Car Invitational at Spokane County Raceway Park in a close side by side battle. Lachelt made it to the finals after beating Kelly Flansaas in the semis. Jones beat Rich Bailey in the other semi-final match up.

Here are the points totals after the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Race at Spokane County Raceway held June 9-10. Because of the format, points were given for two qualifying rounds only and ten points for showing up. Ties are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

1. Brent Jones 76
2. Dane Lachelt 65
3. Kelly Flansaas 60
Frank Miller 60 (tied)
Jim Seivers 60 (tied)
4. Rich Bailey 50
Alvan Behar 50 (tied)
5. Kyle Hanson 40
6. Wes Garvin 30
Shane Harder 30 (tied)
Jesse Welch 30 (tied)
7. David Spease 20

 

Jones Wins at Big Opening Race in Yakima

Brent Jones in his Lawless funny car entry won the first DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder race of the year over Kyle Hanson whose dragster went under the 4.25 index. In the B Final, the dragster came out on top as Dane Lachelt beat Kelly Flansaas' Rocky Mountain Funny Car. Twelve blown Alcohol cars and one injected nitro car participated in the event. Next, the Pro Comp series moves to Spokane WA. June 9-10.

Here are the provisional points totals from the first DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Race held Memorial Day Weekend at Renegade Raceway in Yakima Washington at Renegade Raceway. Ties are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

1. Brent Jones, Funny car 46
2. Kyle Hanson, Dragster 40
3. Dane Lachelt, Dragster 35
4. Kelly Flansaas, Funny car 30
Wes Garvin, Altered 30
Shane Harder, Funny Car 30
Frank Miller, Atered 30
Jim Seivers, Injected Nitro Altered, 30
Jesse Welch, Funny Car 30
5. Rich Bailey, Dragster 20
Alvan Behar, Altered 20
David Spease, Altered 20

 

 

DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Q&A

Interested in competing in with us? Here's a quick Q and A. Feel free to Contact Us Here! for information not covered here!

Q: Is this a members only association and if so can I still compete if I'm not a member?

A: Blown Alcohol Thunder (BAT) is not a members only association and you can enter individual races that suites your schedule. There is no fee or formal membership to race in any of our events.

Q: Can I just show up at a race or do I have to pre-enter?

A: It is recommended that you pre-enter in advance for free entry as some tracks have a quota while others do not. If you did not pre-enter for a certain race feel to call the track or Contact Us Here! to make arrangements.

Q: Where and how do I pre-enter?

A: Pre-entry forms for each event are available on this website below. Print them out and send them in at the address on the entry form.

Q: Can I compete utilizing my Top Dragster or Pro Sportsman car?

A: There are very few rules in BAT but you must have an NHRA or IHRA competitor's licence and the chassis must past the track's tech. BAT is open to dragsters, funny cars, altereds (roadsters), and pro mods. The engine has to be either blown and injected on alcohol or injected on nitro. Race cars with carbs are not aloud to compete.

Q: How does the Blown Alcohol Thunder format work?

A: BAT is a "Chicago style" format meaning each car make two passes and then the quickest two cars come back for the finals. There is a 6.75 target ET in the quartermile so the two car closest to the 6.75 go to the final round. In the final round the 6.75 target ET is still in effect. The 6.75 target is utilized in order to keep the costs down in the class. Most cars run high sixes and low sevens so that's a full pull for most of them. In the eighth mile the format is the same but the target is 4.25 except in Montana where it is 4.50.

Q: Does BAT or the track enforce the rules in competition and who handles the payout?

A: The track makes all final decisions during competition and enforces the rules in competition. The track's decisions are final. The track also handles the payout and they all have good credibility there has been no problems or complaints getting paid since the series began.