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Other winners at the event were Paul Booth (Super Gas), Casey Plaizier (Super Street), Darryn O'Connor (Top Comp), Ken Goldade (Super Pro), Terry Opsal (Pro), Jason Hughes (Sportsman), and Mike Stairs (Motorcycle).

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									 Division 6 National Open

Porter, Goulden score victories at the Hat
photos by Rich Carlson

    M.H.D.R.A. DRAGSTRIP,
Medicine Hat, Alta. (Aug. 2) — The
season is winding down in the
Northwest Division, but the first day of
the National Open doubleheader north
of the border was definitely not snooze-
worthy. Chuck Porter got off the
starting line first and won a close final-
round Stock/Super Stock Combo race
over breakout-opponent Randy Hastings,
12.33 (12.32 dial) to 15.93 (15.94). The
Super Comp final was a close decision;
Mike Shannon had Eric Goulden at the
Tree by five-thousandths but broke out
of the 9.10 index by the same margin to                                                                             Chuck Porter, near lane, won the Stock/Super
Goulden’s dead-on with a six effort.                                                                                Stock Combo when Randy Hastings broke out by
    Other winners at the event were Paul                                                                            just eight-thousandths.
Booth (Super Gas), Casey Plaizier (Super
Street), Darryn
O’Connor (Top Comp),
Ken Goldade (Super
Pro), Terry Opsal (Pro),
Jason Hughes
(Sportsman), and Mike
Stairs (Motorcycle).
Austin Stettner got the
win in Jr. Thunder, and
Evan Thorogood made
his way to the winner’s
circle in Jr. Lightning.                                                                            (Left) The Super Comp final was decided when Mike Shannon, near
           — Kelly Wade                                                                             lane, broke out by five-thousandths and handed the win to Eric
                                                                                                    Goulden. (Above) Paul Booth, near lane, was better at the starting
                                                                                                    line by seven-thousandths and ran 10.11 on the 10.10 index to defeat
                                                                                                    Dennis White, who was 10.12 at the finish line, in the Super Gas final.




Edmonton, Alta.’s Casey Plaizier, near lane, left the starting line .004-second
behind Ray Carlson, who got the win light with an 11.11
								
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