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Blown Alcohol Thunder Drivers Include...


2015 Champion

Second Place 2015



Third Place 2015

Fourth Place 2015



Fifth Place 2015

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Series Update:

Good Vibrations Renews Series!

DragParts.com Becomes Title Sponsor for Blown Alcohol Thunder Pro Comp Racing Series for the third straight Year!

Blown Alcohol Thunder Pro Comp Racing Series now has a title sponsor! The full name of the series is now known as The Dragparts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Pro Comp Racing Series. Good Vibrations who owns Dragparts.com will give the winner of the points series $1,000 to be awarded at the Renegade Raceway Awards Banquet. In addition, this season the runner up gets a $200.00 bonus.

Good Vibrations will give the driver with the quickest reaction at each race a check for $100.00 at each event. Good Vibrations is the premier supplier of parts for blown alcohol racing of all types. We want to welcome Jim Maher and his staff and thank them for their generosity in sponsoring the series.

Important: To qualify for money easch car must run the Good Vibrations sticker on both side of the car all season.



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Dane Lachelt Wins Second Race in a Row Over Reining Champion Brent Jones


Congratulations to Canadian Dane Lachelt for winning his second DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder event in a row! In a repeat of the final round in Spokane just one week ago, Dane in a blown alcohol dragster beat the Lawless funny car entry of Montana favorite Brent Jones in a very tight final round race. The event happened at Lost Creek Raceway in Anaconda, Montana where there was not only a full field but a good turnout of spectators. Funny car vs. Dragster, this is Pro Comp racing at it’s best! Rich Bailey got the Good Vibrations Best Reaction time with a .0004 light.

 

 

Renegade Raceway to Host Major Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Event

Perhaps the largest field ever of blown alcohol pro comp entries in the history of the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series will converge on the vastly improved Renegade Raceway in Yakima, Washington, Friday and Saturday, July 1-2.

The Central Washington facility now has an improved track surface and the word is getting out attracting blown alcohol dragsters, funny cars and altereds from four western states and Canada according to track manager Derek Snelson. “We are expecting close to 16 cars which is the biggest field of blown alcohol cars we’ve seen at Renegade in many years” Snelson said. The race will also include a big bracket shoot out and even a 7.60 down to 12.60 heads up class with no throttle stops.

Some of the pro comp entries expected include all of last year’s top five finishers including series champion Brent Jones in the Lawless funny car, second place finisher Kyle Hansen from near by Moses Lake, Rich Bailey who recently broke through the 200 MPH barrier, Kelly Flansaas in the Rocky Mountain Thunder funny car and rounding out the top five is George Moore in his wild crowd favorite roadster.

In addition, drag racing legend Jerry “the King” Ruth has been named the Grand Marshal of the event.

Gates open each day at 12 noon. The blown alcohol car will run at 7, 9 and 10 each night. Admission is only $10.00 on Friday and 15.00 on Saturday which includes pit access and free parking. Bring a can of food for the food drive and save $5.00 at the gate on Saturday.

 

Cold Weather and Poor Traction Doom Season Opening Medford Race

And the winner of the Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder event in Medford was the weather! After a week of hot 85 degree weather, a cold front naturally came rushing in overnight on Friday dooming the Season Opener at Champion Raceway. And the sad thing was the race still could have been contested but the track management errored on the side of caution as an approaching storm that was supposed to have blown through town after the first round never reached the track.

The afternoon wasn't too bad weather wise and it wasn't until Blown Alcohol Thunder was called to the staging lanes at 5 PM that it began to sprinkle. After an hour delay the alterds including George Moore and Frank Miller ran first and they had a tough time negotiating the track but they got down it. Next it was Rich Bailey who was given a single followed by the funny cars of Brent Jones and Kelly Flansaas who were also squirly. Early in the day the blown alcohol drivers decided to go ahead and run eighth mile rather than the quarter in the interest of safety.

When the cars got back to the pits the teams were informed that the track would run out the desel pickup class followed by ther jet car and that would be it for the night. So everyone left with a little bit of money and 20 points for the blown alcohol class.


DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder points after Lost Creek Raceway event as of 7/18/2016.

1. Brent Jones, Missoula, Montana, funny car, 158 points
2. Dane Lachelt, Kelowna, BC Canada, dragster, 152 points
3. Kelly Flansaas, Helena MT, funny car, 130 points (tied)
3. Rich Bailey, Salem, Oregon, rear engine dragster, 130 points (tied)
4. Alvan Behar, Spokane WA, roadster, 110 points
5. Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake Washington, dragster, 96 points
6. Mark Odell, Helena MT, roadster, 80 points (tied)
6. David Spease, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, roadster, 80 points (tied)
7. Pete Krona, roadster, Columbia Falls Montana, 60 points
8. George Moore, Redmond, Oregon, roadster, 50 points (tied)
8. Frank Miller, Medford, Oregon, roadster, 50 (tied)
9. Norm Mitchell, Montrose BC Canada, dragster, 50 points
10. Dale Harsin, Funny Car, Boise Idaho, 35 points
11. Jim Atwell, Calgary Canada, dragster, 20 points

 

 

DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Points as of 5/15/16

George Moore 20
Rich Bailey 20
Brent Jones 20
Kelly Flansaas 20
Frank Miller 20

 

 

2016 DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series Schedule

May 14 Season Opener
Champion Raceway, Medford*

July 1-2 Nitro Nights Under the Lights

Renegade Raceway, Yakima*

The Big Sky Swing:

July 8-9 Nitro Summer Nationals
Spokane County Raceway

July 15-16 Rocky Mountain Championships
Lost Creek Raceway, Anaconda MT*

Sept. 16-17 The Fall Blown Alcohol Championships
Renegade Raceway Yakima*

Questions? Contact Us Here!

* 1/8th Mile

What's New?

We now have the pre-entry application forms available for the 2016 season at the bottom of this page!

 



Get those Race Applications in Early and Often!

The 2016 season is coming up quick! Please get your applications in soon! You can print them out at the bottom of this page and then send them in to the address on each application. Currently we have 5 to 7 known for the Medford race and 8 for the Montana event. Spokane and Yakima are unknown at this time!

 

Special Hero Card Offer for All Blown Alcohol Thunder Racers!

In order to help our racers, ProMotion Motorsports Design is offering free design and set up of hero cards for any competitor that races in the Dragparts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series in 2016. These cards make you look professional and are one of the best marketing tools you can have for existing sponsors or attracting a new sponsor. Plus, it’s a rewarding experience to sign them and give them out to the fans that come by your pit especially the little ones.

The only stipulation is the printing has to be done by Competition Printing at their already low price (this is direct pricing we get no kickbacks) and you must order 100 cards or more (since it’s not worth anyone's time to do less than 100). Also racers must furnish a photo of the car approved for printing by the photographer or you can take your own photo. These are very nice cards with a gloss coating on the front. ProMotion has been making cards for both pro and sportsman teams since 2001. Call Rich Bailey at 503-370-9164 for details or email him at promotionmotorsports@gmail.com .

 

DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Returns!

2016 might be the best and most competitive year yet for the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series! With the price of gas down, more teams plan to travel to more events and it already looks like we will have double the cars at the Medford and Yakima events. Also, our friends from Good Vibrations and DragParts.com are back and have thrown in an extra 200.00 for the series runner up!

The Medford event is going to be eighth mile this year and we will be ending the season in Mid-September at a second race in Yakima thanks to Derek Snelson who added the race. With only a few tracks running cars quicker than brackets, we didn't want to give up on the Medford track as Champion Raceway has always been good to us so we are hoping that going to eighth mile will help our car count and be safer for all. The track has a great shut down and safe barrier walls so some work on the track is all that's missing.

Also, this year we have added a few more rules. The big one is that carbs have been completely banned by a vote of the racers at our Winter Meeting at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Yakima. So, teams can now only compete with a blown and injected alcohol or injected nitro combination only. The new rules can be found in an article below. This year we are emphasizing the "Big Sky Swing" which are two races back to back in Spokane and Butte (Anaconda) Montana. So, get your cars ready to go because the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series will be here before you know it!

 

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. are not aloud.

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.

 

Brent Jones Wins 2015 DragParts.com Blown
Alcohol Thunder Championship



Brent Jones won the 2015 Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Championship. Jones from Missoula, Montana was presented a check for $1,000 and a trophy during the Renegade Raceway awards banquet at the Howard Johnson Gateway Hotel on November 21 in Yakima, Washington.

Jones who pilots the Lawless blown alcohol funny car won two events in the six race series that were contested in Medford and Yakima respectively to earn enough points to win the title over second place finisher Kyle Hansen. Finishing out the top five were Rich Bailey, Kelly Flansaas and George Moore. A total of 18 dragsters, funny cars, alterds and promods participated in this year’s series at events in Washington, Montana and Oregon.



The top five include Kyle Hansen (not pictured) Rich Bailey, Kelly Flansaas (Kurt Flansaas in for Kelly),
Brent Jones, George Moore. Also pictured in Mr. Odell standing in for Mark Odell who just missed the top.



2015 Final Points Standings

1. Brent Jones, Missoula, Montana, funny car, 173 points
2. Kyle Hansen, Moses Lake Washington, rear engine dragster, 120 points
3. Rich Bailey, Salem, Oregon, rear engine dragster, 120 points
4. Kelly Flansaas, Helena MT, funny car, 100 points
5. George Moore,
Redmond, Oregon, roadster, 90 points
6. Mark Odell
, Helena MT, roadster, 90 points (tied with three others)
7. David Spease, Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, roadster, 90 points (tied with three others)
8. Dane Lachelt, Kelowna, BC Canada, rear engine dragster, 86 points
9. Ken Nelson, Heydon Lake Idaho, rear engine dragster, 76 points
10. Larry Demott, Missoula, Montana, rear engine dragster, 60 points (tied with four other)
11. Pete Krona, roadster, Columbia Falls Montana, 60 points (tied with three others)
12. Ken Krause, Spokane WA, roadster, 40 points
13. Norm Mitchell, Montrose BC Canada, rear engine dragster, 30 points (tied with four others)
14. Alvan Behar, Spokane WA, roadster, 30 points (tied with four others)
15. Chris Schnore, roadster, Columbia Falls Montana, 30 points (tied with four others)
16. Mike Weiss Seattle, Corvette Pro Mod 30
17. Elane Sellers, roadster, Spokane, 20 points (tied with four others)
18. Gene LaMay, Anchorage Alaska, blown Anglia, 20 points

> tied breaker goes to the car that had the quicker ET at a Drag Parts.com BAT event this season.


Blown Alcohol Thunder Awards and Meeting Held

For the first time an awards banquet and a winter meeting was hosted by Derek Snelson for the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Series at the upscale Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in downtown Yakima. The competitor’s meeting was at 2 PM in an adjoining seminar room while the awards began for all Renegade Raceway competitors including Blown Alcohol Thunder in the grand ballroom at 6 PM.

Eight competitors and their crews showed up for the first ever winter meeting which was a success and very productive by all accounts. Some changes have been made for 2016 as a result of the meeting which were agreed to by the majority present.

New rules or clerification include:
1. Competitors are not allowed to use any type of carburetor or flying toilet. Blown injected only.
2. In addition, Injected nitro cars are allowed.
3. To collect points a car must display Good Vibration stickers
4. Tracks may run a final four format but the index applies
5. Quarter mile index is still at 6.75 under or over
6. Eighth mile index at 4.25 except in Montana where it is 4.50
7. Pro Mods and AA Supercharged cars are allowed if blown.

Also discussed:
1. Brett Jones is the go to guy for racers and events in Idaho and Montana
2. Derek Snelson is the go to guy for racers and events in Washington
3. Rich Bailey is the go to guy for racers and events in Oregon

After the meeting the banquet began. Brent Jones was the big winner of the night winning $1,000 from Good Vibrations for becoming the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Champion. Kyle Hansen was second and Rich Bailey and was third.

 

Tracks, Pre Entry Forms and Payout

If you enter and race at all five events you will receive five extra bonus points and that could be the difference in winning the Championship or even a tie breaker!

May 14, 2016 Season Opener

Medford (Champion Raceway)
Promoter Kirk Hobson 541-290-3724
Race: Season Opener May 10
Limit to the amount of cars entered: First 10 cars that enter plus 2 alternates*

Payout for Champion Raceway

Saturday Medford May 2nd. This is a one day race but there is an optional test and tune on Friday.

800.00 Winner
600.00 Runner Up
200.00 Round two session*
200.00 round one session*
Plus 100.00 for best reaction time of the event
*200 per pass with no minimum ET
Race schedule 5,7, finals at 9PM on Saturday.

Important Information: For courtesy entry of one driver and 4 crew members you must Pre-Enter 15 days prior to each event. Please fill out entry and mail it or fax it to the address at the bottom of the form. Pre-race is available to any entry that fits the description of cars in the paragraphs above.

Click Here for Champion Raceway Pre-Entry

 

 

July 1-2 Nitro Nights Under the Lights
Sept. 16-17 Blown Alcohol Championships

Yakima (Renegade Raceway)
Promoter Derek Snelson 253-380-4829
Race: Nitro Nights Under the Lights June 26-27 and July 31 - Aug 1
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: None
Special awards: Burn out contest and nicest back up girl
NHRA Wally given to the winner
Free weekend motel stay included for teams making a pass on Friday Night

Payout for Yakima Race
Win 1,100 and a Wally (Nitro Nights only) RU 600
All Pre Finalists not making the finals paid on performance include:
4.0 to 4.20 $300.00
4.20 to 4.50 $200.00
4.50 to 5.00 $100.00

Important Information: For courtesy entry of one driver and 4 crew members you must Pre-Enter 30 days prior to the event. Please fill out entry and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form. Pre-race is available to any entry that fits the description of cars in the paragraphs above.

Click Here for Nitro Nights Under the Lights Pre-Entry

Blown Alcohol Championships Pre-Entry

 

July 15 -16, 2016 Rocky Mountain Championships

Anaconda (30 miles north of Butte) Lost Creek Raceway
Race: Rocky Mountain Blown Alcohol Championships July 17-18
Limit to the amount of cars entered: First 9 cars that enter plus 2 alternates*

Payout for Lost Creek Raceway

Saturday July 17th with the rainout date July 18. This is a one day race but there is an optional test and tune on Friday.

700.00 Winner
600.00 Runner Up
200.00 Round two session*
200.00 round one session*
Plus 100.00 for best reaction time of the event
*200 per pass with no minimum ET
Race on Saturday rain, date on Sunday.

Important Information: For courtesy entry of one driver and 4 crew members you must Pre-Enter 15 days prior to each event. Please fill out entry and mail it or fax it to the address at the bottom of the form. Pre-race is available to any entry that fits the description of cars in the paragraphs above.

Click Here for Rocky Mountain Championships Pre-Entry Application

 

 

July 8-9 Nitro Summer Nationals

Spokane (Spokane County Raceway)
Promoter Craig Smith 509-244-3333
Dates: Fox Hunt July 19 and Nitro Night of Fire August 16
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: none

Payout for both Spokane races:
See Spokane Counttry Raceway Website for details

Please note you must have a belly pan below the engine and transmission to compete at either or both Spokane events.

Important Information: For courtesy entry of one driver and 4 crew members you must Pre-Enter 30 days prior to each event. Please fill out entry and mail it or fax it to the address at the bottom of the form. Pre-race is available to any entry that fits the description of cars in the paragraphs above.

Click Here for Pre-Entry Application

 




 

 

 

 

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