Friends, Chris Gillespie and Rick Robertson, are lined up together.
Chris Gillespie vs. Rick Robertson
Rick's car has a nice, even launch.
Greg Kielman vs. Tommy Gaynor
Tommy's wheelstander takes flight!
Ed Peters vs. Kevin Heffington (Madras)
Mike Fancis vs. Don Schroeder
Tony Schroeder vs. Dave Sattem
Steve Laskowske vs. Garen Ballard
P.I.R. welcomes our racers from the Madras Dragstrip!
Gary Ericksen vs. Dan Shepherd
It's nice to see the Shepherd family here today! (Woodburn)
Greg Rollin vs. Jeff Cross
Ray Metcalf vs. Mark Canty
Anthony vs. Cory
Dawn vs. Harry
Jimmy vs. John
Gary vs. Pete
Getting video of the Madras racers... (^:
Lee Ennis - a Madras racer, I believe...
Jr. Thunder Final: Winner - Rion Coates; R/U - Brenna Taylor
Dustin Day vs. Taylor Nielsen
Dustin Day (Madras)
Todd & Shelby Meikle
Casey Ladd vs. Shelby Meikle
Michael Jaggers (Firebird)
Non-Electronics 2nd Chance: Phil vs. Rick Manzella
Rick was here a couple of weeks ago, in his Rambler race car...
Rick usually races at Madras. (^:
Non-Electronics 2nd Chance: Andy vs. Frank
2nd Chance: no info vs. Brian Riley
2nd Chance: Andy vs. Mike
2nd Chance: Rick Olson
Electronics 2nd Chance: Kevin Peterson vs. Mark Cavar
Electronics 2nd Chance: Scott Pettit vs. Dick Clark
A Blue Heron
Pro: Shannan vs. Scott
Paul vs. Casey
Jeff vs. Tommy
Super Pro: Gary vs. Dave
Steve vs. Don
Jeff vs. Kevin Heffington
Semis: Mark vs. Jay
Sportsman Semis: Gary vs. Dawn
Semis: Lee Ennis vs. John Nelson
Watching the Jr. Lightning Semis...
Jr. Lightning Semis: Casey Ladd vs. Michael Jaggers
Jr. Lightning Semis: Dustin Day
We have royalty among us today! Princess Jonah - one of our Jr. Lightning racers.
Jonah is one of the 2012 Amboy Territorial Days Princesses! She even demonstrated the official "parade wave" - elbow elbow, wrist wrist!
2nd Chance - Non Electronics: no info vs. Phil
2nd Chance: Andy vs. Rick Olson
Watching Andy's run...
2nd Chance - Electronics Final: Winner - Mark Cavar; R/U - Dick Clark
Pro Semis: Shannan vs. Rick
Pro Semis: Paul vs. Tommy
Tommy heads skyward!
Super Pro Semis: Steve vs. Kevin Heffington
Super Pro Semis: Dave S.
Motorcycle Final: Winner - Mark Canty; R/U - Anthony Steinmeyer. Mark is a NWDRA member.
Sportsman Final: Winner - John Nelson; R/U - Dawn Dietrich
Good job, Dawn!
Jr. Lightning Final: Winner - Dustin Day; R/U - Casey Ladd
The handshake. I love the good sportsmanship shown by the Jr. Dragster parents!
Photographers in a row! Ralph is always kidding around... (^:
Ralph, Frank & Jerry
Frank McKinnon - center - makes the flags and T-shirts for P.I.R. You will see some examples on three of the Jr. Dragster racers, who are here from Idaho, just a few photos past this one. You can get a T-shirt with your car on it, too!
You can tell who is the character in this group!
2nd Chance Cash Bash - Non-Electronics: Andy Harris vs. Andy Tabor. Andy Tabor is a NWDRA member.
2nd Chance: Phil
Rion, Michael & Casey are here from Idaho!
They are modeling their new P.I.R. T-shirts with photos of their cars.
Pro Final: Wife vs. husband!
Pro Final: Wife vs. husband - Shannan Gaynor vs. Tommy Gaynor.
Pro Final: Winner - Tommy Gaynor; R/U - Shannan Gaynor. Both are NWDRA members!
Super Pro Final: Winner - Steve Laskowske; R/U - Dave Sattem. Both are NWDRA members!
2nd Chance Cash Bash - Non-Electronics: Winner - Phil Lang; R/U - Andy Tabor (NWDRA member)
John & Wally!!!
Dustin Day - Jr. Lightning Winner!
Dustin Day - Jr. Lightning winner!
Pete gives Mark his Wally & hat.
Mark Canty - Motorcycle winner!
Mark Canty - Motorcycle winner! (NWDRA member)
A very happy Mark!
Rion Coates and support crew!
Rion Coates, Eagle Idaho - Jr. Thunder 1st place winner!
Rion Coates - Jr. Thunder winner!
John Nelson - Sportsman winner!
Dad's #1 and Mom's #2!
The Gaynor/Compton/Idaho support crew!
Tommy Gaynor - Pro winner! Wfie, Shannan was R/U! (Both are NWDRA members.)
Ty, and Dad, Tommy
Gimme that Wally!!! Shannan & Tommy
Ahhh.... Maybe Shannan gets the money????
I'll let you hold Wally later...
Tommy Gaynor - Pro winner!
Lauren is sad that Mom didn't win...
Greg showing his patriotism on this beautiful 4th of July!
Steve Laskowske - Super Pro 1st place winner! (NWDRA member.)
Greg, Steve, Julie & Tommy
Steve, Wally & Julie!
Steve Laskowske - Super Pro winner!
Phil Lang - 2nd Chance Cash Bash - Non -Electronics winner!
Phil and his 'purdy' new bike!
Behind Phil are part of his support crew. (^:
Phil Lang - Non-Electronics, 2nd Chance Cash Bash winner!
Golf Cart Race - Ladd crew vs. Wolfpack Racing
Casey at the wheel
Part of the Idaho crew
Gaynor crew - John driving
Idaho vs. Gaynor
Coates crew vs. Idaho/Gaynor crew
Did somenoe red-light???
Lauren is hanging on!
Comeau/Heriford crew vs. Jaggers family - Michael co-piloting
Paul and Gregg
Michael & Dad
Ken Green & Vonnie at the wheel
Off they go!
Here's Phil's support crew!
Phil tries to look shorter!
Stan and Phil
Idaho crew vs. Wolfpack Racing
Ladd Team vs Coates Team
I love to see those Racers For Christ (RFC) stickers!
Paul & Gregg
Comeau/Heriford vs. Idaho//Gaynor crew
Ken/Vonnie vs. Jaggers crew
Newly Weds - Rebecca and Brian
They were married just last week!
Too cute! Brian works in the burnout box...
Ladd crew vs. Wolfpack Racing
Gaynor vs. Jaggers
Shannan getting some photos...
Proudly may she wave!
Idaho crew vs. Coates crew
Paul, Anthony & Gregg
Ken/Vonnie crew vs. Comeau/Heriford crew
What, no burnout or launch from these two???
Jaggers Team vs. Wolfpack Racing
Bruce, Jeff, Missy & Mark watching...
Paul displays their E.T.
Comeau/Heriford crew vs. Idaho/Gaynor crew, with a little extra help for each from Anthony and Bruce!
Coates vs. Idaho/Gaynor
Coates vs. jaggers
Golf Cart Final: Winner - The Coates Crew; R/U - The Jaggers crew!
Win light in right lane - Coates Team wins!
Ralph helps take down the tree...
He's a full-service photographer!
Beaches Slow Drags Contest.
The cars line up at the 1st set up cones, wait for the starting flag and then gun it until the second set of cones - then shift into neutral.
A very unique Caddy...
Jim waves the flag and they're off!
Now they shift into neutral and coast. The slowest car - or the last to cross the finish line, wins!
It looks like the passengers have been there for a LOONNNNGGGG time!
Coasting toward the finish line... The Caddy "wins' this one.
The next pair...
The flag drops!
The next pair up...
Jim drops the flag!
Pete waiting at the Finish Line...
Paul Owenby in the silver Nova - owner and previous racer of the black primer Nova Kane car.
Paul's a character!
They're just 'dyin' to race ya!
Ratty Caddy wins! He will go back around and get in line to go again.
Far lane wins...
Paul wins this round...
There are an uneven amount of cars, so he has a 'single.'
Far lane wins... One car is eliminated, each round.
Paul - far lane...
A 'purdy' Olds Cutlass!
Paul's nice Nova...
The near lane wins..
Slow Drags Final
Near lane wins...
Signing the paperwork for a $200 gift card!
The Olds Cutlass and owner - Slow Drags Winner! I think his first name is Mark.
Beaches has a guided trip around the race track. Tommy Gaynor takes his big car hauler around the race track!
Waiting for their turn...
Cars exit from the track...
Pete regulates the cars...
There he goes!
You can see all of the Cottonwood fuzz in the air!
More cars exit the track after their turn is done...
Bye bye, Ratty Caddy... We like your flag!
A regular Beaches Cruise-In patron...
Here comes the Gaynor family. I wonder how fast he took the turns in his big rig?
And so ends a very special 4th of July, National Dragster Challenge, Jr. Dragster Racing League Challenge, and Beaches Cruise-In, slow drags and race track rides! We hope you all had a nice Independence Day!