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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:

 


DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Awards Banquet Info and Winter Meeting

The Annual Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Awards Dinner at the upscale Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Yakima is only a month away. On Saturday night, November 17 the top 5 competitors will awarded plus there will be special awards including:

Most Improved Driver
Best Crew Chief
Rookie Driver of the Year
Most Professional Appearing Team


Drivers and crew members who regularly participated during the 2018 season are allowed to vote. Please email your choices to: dereksnelson@yahoo.com

Prior to the awards dinner, the annual Winter Meeting will be held in one of the seminar rooms at 2 PM. Again drivers and crew members who regularly participated are welcome to attend. Also, hotel rooms are usually discounted to 50.00 per night through Renegade Raceway.

 

Kroeker Scores Big in Spokane Jones Wins DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Title

It was Blown Alcohol Thunder frenzie in Spokane as 14 true blown alcohol cars showed up for the final 2018 Pro Comp event of the year! The event was held in front of a packed house at the Nitro Summer Nationals, at Spokane County Raceway. And to nobody's surprise, Brent Jones walked away with the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Championship for the second straight year!

Canadian Dave Kroeker (dragster) took the main event win in the "A Final" over Brent Jones (funny car) in a close race. In the "B Final" it was a couple of first time finalists as Royce Taylor (funny car) from Spokane beat Montana's Lee Johnson (dragster).

#1 TCS Top Qualifier Bonus:

Dave Kroeker


Good Vibrations Quickest Reaction Time Bonus:

Alvan Behar

Fnal 2018 Points Standings

1. Brent Jones 276
2. Dave Kroeker 259
3. Jeff Cassell 175
4. Jim Seavers 174
5. Dave Newton 138
6. Alvan Behar 127
7. Dane Lachelt 108
8. Rich Bailey 105
9. Larry Demott 92
10. Wes Garvin 79
11. David Spiece 71
12. Kyle Hansen 63
13. Lee Johnson 60
14. Pete Krona 57
15. Royce Tayler 56
16. Jim Atwell 53
17. Troy Hannemann 43
18. Justin Tayler 42
19. Chris Schnore 38
20. Cody Peterson 34
21. Pete Ortiz 31
22. Tim Eickstadt 10
23. Dave Cook 10

 

Brent Jones in the Driver’s Seat with Third Win

Brent Jones, driver of the Lawless Funny Car has won three of five DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder events going into the final race of the season in Spokane, August 17-18. Jones of Stevensville, Montana picked up his third win this past weekend at Yellowstone Dragstrip in Billings, Montana. Jones also had wins this year in Boise and Yakima.

In Billings, Jones beat Canadian rival Dave Kroeker in the final. Kroeker racing a dragster, has one win so far this season at Lost Creek Raceway near Butte, Montana and is second in points behind Jones.

In the Billings B Final, there was a first time winner as Dave Speace driving an altered upset hometown favorite Dave Newton driving a dragster. Speace also won the Good Vibrations Best Reaction Time Bonus while Jones won the TCS Products #1 Qualifier award.

DragParts.come Blown Alcohol Thunder Series Point Standings After Race #5 in Billings MT.

Brent Jones 254
Dave Kroeker 229
Jeff Cassell 138
Jim Seavers 128
Dane Lachelt 108
Rich Bailey 81
Dave Newton 79
Alvan Behar 79
Wes Garvin 79
Dave Speace 71
Larry Demott 67
Kyle Hansen 63
Pete Krona 57
Jim Atwell 54
Troy Hannemann 43
Cody Peterson 34
Pete Ortiz 31
Chris Schnore 25
Dave Cook 10

 

Jones, Kroeker, Cassell and LaChelt Dominate Tough Opponents so Far in 2018

Brent Jones in the Lawless funny car continues to lead the point standing with solid finishes in Boise and Yakima where he won both events, in Spokane where he was runner up and in Butte where he won the B final. Canadian newcomer David Kroeker is also having a good year after a runner up to Jones in Boise, a win in Butte and a runner up in the B Final in Yakima. Dane Lachelt who is competing on a limited schedule this year won Spokane and was runner up in Yakima. Jeff Cassle has been doing well in the B Finals having won the Boise opener and the Yakima event in the popular consolation bracket.

DragParts.come Blown Alcohol Thunder Series Point Standings After Race #4 in Butte MT.

Brent Jones 203
Dave Kroeker 185
Jim Seavers 128
Dane Lachelt 108
Jeff Cassell 106
Rich Bailey 81
Alvan Behar 79
Wes Garvin 79
Larry Demott 67
Kyle Hansen 63
Pete Krona 57
Jim Atwell 54
Dave Newton 46
Troy Hannemann 43
Cody Peterson 34
David Spease 34
Pete Ortiz 31
Chris Schnore 25
Dave Cook 10

 

Jones Wins Opening Race in Boise, Idaho



Congrats to Brent Jones for winning the opening race in Boise, Idaho. The race called the Fox Hunt packed'em in at Firebird Raceway. This is one of the biggest stops on the circuit and the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder teams didn't disappoint.

Jones won a close final over Canadian Dave Croker in the "A" Final. In the "B" Final Jeff Cassle (below) won over fellow Spokane rival Alvan Behar. Who will be holding the Good Vibrations banner next? The series now moves to Washington with back to back races in Spokane and Yakima.

Points after Boise:

1. Brent Jones 53
2. Dve Kroker 48
3. Jeff Cassle 40
4. Alvan Behar 36
5. Larry Demott 34
6. Pete Ortez 31
7. Jim Sievers 23
8. Rich Bailey 22
9. Dave Cook 10

 

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 Completed! Winner: BRENT JONES

Spokane County Raceway June 23-24 Completed! Winner: DANE LACHELT

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.