EAGLE POINT — Shawn Cowie and Terry Ruckman set the pace in the top divisions on the first day of racing at the OnlineAuction.com Northwest Challenge at Champion Raceway Friday.

EAGLE POINT — Shawn Cowie and Terry Ruckman set the pace in the top divisions on the first day of racing at the OnlineAuction.com Northwest Challenge at Champion Raceway Friday.

The event is part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and continues with eliminations today.

Cowie, of Richmond, B.C., qualified with the fastest pass in top alcohol dragster, and Terry Ruckman, of Grand Junction, Colo., led the top alcohol funny car field.

Medford's Mike Austin is seventh in the dragsters field, and Clint Thompson of Klamath Falls is fourth in the funny cars.

Cowie laid down a 5.372-second pass at 265.38 mph to outpace No. 2 qualifier Joey Severance of Spanaway, Wash. Severance ran 5.419 seconds at 257.92 mph.

Austin's 5.634-second, 256.94 mph effort was just enough to keep him off the bump spot in the eight-car field.

Ruckman ran 5.748 seconds at 249.81 mph. It was just enough to cover Ontario, Calif., racer Sean O'Bannon's 5.757-second, 251.77 mph pass.

Reigning division champ Brian Hough, of Junction City, is in the No. 3 spot with a 5.823-second, 247.61 mph run. Thompson clocked in at 5.846 seconds and 249.72 mph.

Gates open at 9 this morning. Final qualifying and time trials are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Eliminations begin at noon. Top alcohol dragsters and funny cars will run the first round of eliminations at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Children 9 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information, visit www.championraceway.com.

NHRA Lucas Oil Racing Series

At Champion Raceway, Eagle Point

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

1, Shawn Cowie, Richmond, B.C., 5.372 seconds, 265.38 mph; 2, Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.419, 257.92; 3, Bobby Mirizio, Riverside, Calif., 5.478, 260.01; 4, Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.499, 260.01; 5, Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.521, 256.55; 6, Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.542, 255.24; 7, Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.634, 256.94; 8, Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.684, 251.67.

First round TAD pairings

1, Shawn Cowie, Richmond, B.C., 5.372 seconds, 265.38 mph vs. 8, Brandon Johnson, Shelton, Wash., 5.684, 251.67; 2, Joey Severance, Spanaway, Wash., 5.419, 257.92 vs. 7, Mike Austin, Medford, Ore., 5.634, 256.94; 3, Bobby Mirizio, Riverside, Calif., 5.478, 260.01 vs. 6, Kevin Wayman, South Jordan, Utah, 5.542, 255.24; 4, Justin Davis, Murrieta, Calif., 5.499, 260.01 vs. 5, Randy Eakins, Carson City, Nev., 5.521, 256.55.



TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR

1, Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '01 Firebird, 5.748 seconds, 249.81 mph; 2, Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.757, 251.77; 3, Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.823, 247.61; 4, Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.846, 249.72; 5, Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.940, 249.39; 6, Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '04 Firebird, 5.975, 241.07; 7, Brian Thiel, Pleasant Grove, Calif., '02 Camaro, 6.016, 230.53; 8, Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack, B.C., '02 Camaro, 6.060, 209.01 ; Not Qualified; 9, Todd Miller, Fairview, Ore., '03 Camaro, 6.089, 221.45; 10, Larry Miner, Woodbridge, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 7.350, 125.97.

First round TAFC pairings

1, Terry Ruckman, Grand Junction, Colo., '01 Firebird, 5.748 seconds, 249.81 mph vs. 8, Tim Nemeth, Chilliwack, B.C., '02 Camaro, 6.060, 209.01; 2, Sean O'Bannon, Ontario, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.757, 251.77 vs. 7, Brian Thiel, Pleasant Grove, Calif., '02 Camaro, 6.016, 230.53; 3, Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.823, 247.61 vs. 6, Russ Parker, Salem, Ore., '04 Firebird, 5.975, 241.07; 4, Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls, Ore., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.846, 249.72 vs. 5, Doug Gordon, Paso Robles, Calif., '06 Monte Carlo, 5.940, 249.39.

COMP ELIMINATOR

1, Rob Harrison, N. Vancouver, B.C., '05 Cavalier, J/A, 7.883 seconds, -0.517 (under index,; 2, J.D. Zink, Chico, Calif., dragster, A/ND, 6.944, -0.516; 3, Adam Bowdish, Oregon City, Ore., '89 Trans Am, H/SM, 9.095, -0.465.

SUPER STOCK

1, Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '08 Cobalt, SS/BS, 8.806 seconds, -1.144 (under index,; 2, Alan Falcone, Seattle, '91 Calais, GT/CA, 9.747, -0.953; 3, Brad Rounds, Reno, Nev., '01 S-10, SS/TB, 9.305, -0.945.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1, Hal Sorensen, Vancouver, Wash., '69 Camaro, J/SA, 11.589 seconds, -1.161 (under index,; 2, Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, Calif., '69 Camaro, B/SA, 10.411, -1.139; 3, Jeff Lane, North Bend, Wash., '96 Corvette, C/SA, 10.590, -1.110.

TOP SPORTSMAN

1, Gary Ross, Trabuco, Calif., '05 Grand Am, 7.013 seconds, 195.90 mph; 2, Mike Molea, Grants Pass, Ore., '33 Willys, 7.169, 188.17; 3, Gary Zellner, Scio, Ore., '53 Corvette, 7.501, 184.67.

TOP DRAGSTER

1, Greg Carlile, Lake Stevens, Wash., dragster, 6.586 seconds, 209.49 mph; 2, Jimmy Johnson, Santa Rose, Calif., dragster, 6.753, 196.33; 3, Matt Mahoney, Puyallup, Wash., '23 T, 6.862, 198.35.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1, Leeland King, Shelton, Wash., '90 Kawasaki, SMC, 0.001 seconds reaction time; 2, Jeff Havens, Yakima, Wash., '95 Suzuki, SMC, 0.001; 3, Jerry Stinson, Medford, Ore., '84 Ninja, SMC, 0.006.

S.O. Speedway

Bob Westcott, of Milwaukie, had the fast time in modified 4 cylinders, and Cody Sells, of Albany, posted the fast time in late models during qualifying for the Roger Lorenzini Sr. Memorial and the Bud 100 Friday at Southern Oregon Speedway.

There were 23 modifieds and 66 late models competing for main-event positioning.

Fast trophy dashes and main events will be tonight.

MODIFIED 4 CYLINDERS

Fast time: Bob Westcott 14.987.

Heat 1: 1, Mason Smith 2, Toby Judd 3, Bob Burkett 4, Mark Hannah 5, Rex Janssen.

Heat 2: 1, Brent Beal 2, Tony Christopher 3, Steve Thompson 4, Dan King 5, Keith Jensen.

Heat 3: 1, Krista Hadley 2, Terry Hadley 3, Tyler Jensen 4, Preston Jones 5, Belinda Duste.

LATE MODELS

Fast time: Cody Sells 13.960.

Heat 1: 1, Trent Elliot 2, Steven Sturdevant 3, John David Duffie 4, Mark Thompson 5, Mike Desilva.

Heat 2: 1, Joe Stone 2, Rick Wyatt 3, Lisa Stroup 4, Steve Fuller 5, Rick Skaggs.

Heat 3: 1, John Campos 2, Bruce Hipple 3, Andy Obertello 4, Chance Hayman 5, Brady Sell.

Heat 4: 1, Andy Freeman 2, Dan Kingsberry 3, JJ Irvine 4, Darren Coffell 5, Greg Brooks.

Heat 5: 1, Mike Miller 2,Steve Moore 3,Rob Campos 4,Dennis Silva 5,Justin Evans.

Heat 6: 1, Paul Guglielmoni 2, Dane Smith 3, Russ sell 4, Anthony Hopper 5, Brett James.

Heat 7: 1, Roger Lorenzini 2, Skip Klimcheck 3, Trevor Glaser 4, Rob Mayea 5, Mark Carol.

Heat 8: 1, Anthony Restad 2, Jeremy Richey 3, Jason Cadwell 4, Chris Salyer 5, Cody Sells.