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2016 Champion

Second Place 2016



Third Place 2016

Fourth Place 2016



Fifth Place 2016

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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.



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.

 

2017 Blown Alcohol Thunder Series

Here is the 2017 Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Schedule:

Yakima, Washington May 26-27 Season Opening Race

Spokane, Washington June 9-10 United Funny Car Invitational

Boise, Idaho June 16-17 Great American Fox Hunt

Yakima, Washington June 30-July 1 Nitro Nights Under the Lights

Butte, Montana July 7-9 Big Sky Swing

Billings, Montana August 5 Big Sky Swing

Spokane, Washington August 18-19 Summer Nitro Nationals

Idaho Falls, Idaho Sept. 1-2 Blown Alcohol Thunder Finals

2017 entry banks have now been posted at the bottom of this pas

Rule and Format Changes Passed for 2017

Here are the rule changes from the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder winter meeting held at the Plaza Hotel in Yakima on Nov. 19. First, the group approved a new race at the new track in Idaho Falls. The event will take place next Sept in place of a second race at Renegade. Next, the group voted to go back to a hard 6.75 index. Nitro is now allowed with blown combinations. And the quickest two cars go to the final regardless of the round. Finally, the Yakima race will go to 1,000 feet next year if the additional barriers are installed.

 


 

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 26-27 Dee Adams Memorial Season Opener

June 31-July 1 Nitro Nights Under the Lights

Yakima (Renegade Raceway)
Promoter Derek Snelson 253-380-4829
Races: Nitro Nights Under the Lights and Season Opener
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: No limit
Special awards: Burn out contest
NHRA Wally given to the winner

Payout for Yakima Races
Win 800 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

Dee Adams Memorial Season Opening Race Pre-Entry

Click Here for Nitro Nights Under the Lights Pre-Entry


 

June 16-17 Great American Fox Hunt

Boise (Firebird Raceway)
Promoter Brad New

Limit to the number of entries: No limit
Foremat: Chicago Style
Test and Tune: Optional Test and Tune on Friday Night

Payout:
Pays $200.00 per pass on Saturday

Important Information: For free 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 to the address at the bottom of the form.

Click here for Boise Fox Hunt Pre-Entry Form



 

July 7-9, 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 8 cars that enter.

Payout for Lost Creek Raceway

Saturday July 8th with the rainout date July 9th. This is a one day race but there is an optional test and tune on Friday.

700.00 Winner
600.00 Runner Up
400.00 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 if necissary.

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.

Click Here for Rocky Mountain Championships Pre-Entry Application

 

 

June 9-10 United Funny Car Invitational

August 17-18 Nitro Summer Nationals

Spokane (Spokane County Raceway)
Promoter Craig Smith 509-244-3333
Dates: FC Invitational, June 9-10 and Nitro Night of Fire August 17-18
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: No limit

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

Important Information: For courtesy entry of one driver and 3 crew members you must Pre-Enter 30 days prior to each event. Please fill out entry and mail to the address at the bottom of the form.

Click Here for Funny Car Invitational Pre-Entry Application

Click Here for Nitro Summer Nationals Pre-Entry Application

 

 

August 5 Big Sky Championships

Billings, MT (Yellowstone Raceway)

Date: August 5
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: 10

Limit to the amount of cars entered: First 9 cars that enter.

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 to the address at the bottom of the form.

Click Here for Billings Pre-Entry Application

 

 

 

Sept. 2 Blown Alcohol Thunder Championships

Idaho Falls, Idaho (Sage Raceway)

Date: September 2
Limit to the amount of cars entered in Pro Comp: 8

Limit to the amount of cars entered: First 8 cars that enter plus 2 alternates*

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 to the address at the bottom of the form.

Click Here for Idaho Falls Pre-Entry Application