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Oregon Airstrip Attack, presented by OB Prestige Auto and 503 Motoring


Article by Corey Davis. Photography by Corey Davis, Becca Furnish, and Celerity Photography.

Last year, the "Heart of Oregon Wine Country,” McMinnville, Oregon was host to the very first Oregon Airstrip Attack. The event was a hit, and couldn’t have gone better. The bar was set. The quality of cars left us speechless and we’ve been biting at the bit to see what this year had to offer. Everyone was looking forward to it being bigger and better than the last.





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Last year, the "Heart of Oregon Wine Country,” McMinnville, Oregon was host to the very first Oregon Airstrip Attack. The event was a hit, and couldn’t have gone better. The bar was set. The quality of cars left us speechless and we’ve been biting at the bit to see what this year had to offer. Everyone was looking forward to it being bigger and better than the last.












Coming into the event, tensions were elevated as the imminent shutdown of the event loomed just three weeks out. Our entire event was modified to accommodate new standards and regulations set by the FAA. The result? A well-oiled machine that saw 190+ cars rotate through the pits and onto the tarmac effortlessly. We lucked out. With the FAA and mother nature on our side, it was time to launch the second annual Oregon Airstrip Attack presented by OB Prestige Auto and 503 Motoring! And this time, (thankfully) there were no wildfires preventing us from seeing the beauty that is Oregon.













To say that this event was a massive success is quite an understatement. The battle between Underground Racing Lamborghini drivers Gidi and Richard was like that of a boxing match. Both cars traded blows and consistently ran 200 + mph runs throughout the day. Each run pushing their cars more and more.










Spectators from all around the Pacific Northwest, as well as everybody tuned into our first Live Stream would see the World Record ½ Mile Trap Speed set three times, and broken a fourth. That speed clocked in at an insane 247.252 mph! At the end of the day UGR could only grin at how well their builds did.









UGR wasn’t the only top dog at our event. As always, English Racing was out in full force in their own back yard. They once again claimed the fastest GTR half-mile record in the Extreme Turbo Systems R35 GTR trapping 244.831 mph. Note how this inched out Gidi by tenths.












Overall, this was the fastest trap speed weekend we’ve seen to date. We’ve never had so many cars trap 200 + mph, let alone break a world record multiple times. There are a few competitors to note, who will be back with a vengeance next time. The World Record ½ Mile Trap Speed Audi R8 from Dallas Performance will certainly be a contender for future events, hitting 235.849 mph. Mopar fanatics rejoice! We had a Dodge Viper break the 200 mph mark. Antonio Calvo’s Viper TA trapped 213.675 mph. Last, but not least, the OB Prestige Lamborghinis who are always in the Top 10.  "Don’t Blink” posted 237.341 mph and "Double Trouble” hit 215.517 mph.











Top 10 Uniques

#102 Richard Fowler, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan 247.252 mph
#79 Lucas English, 2009 Nissan GTR 244.831 mph
#1 Gidi Chamdi, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 244.299 mph
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) 237.341 mph
#114 Sebastian Robles, 2012 Audi R8 235.849 mph
#130 Todd Wages, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 234.864 mph
#108 Ross Fowler, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 234.864 mph
#101 Richard Fowler, 2008 Lamborghini Galardo 216.972 mph
#369 Haig Kanadjian, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Blue) 215.517 mph
#13 Antonio Calvo, 2014 Dodge Viper TA 213.675 mph














With cars being pushed to their limits, stuff breaks, cars lose control and nerves get to the drivers. A few cars put on some fireworks at the expense of an engine, or more. One car slid into our timing equipment and kicked quite a bit of debris into the air and onto the track. As with all our events, safety is of the utmost importance and the fire and emergency crew were on top of the cars and drivers within seconds.














Despite a close call with the FAA, the event was a major success. Over 3,500 spectators showed up to welcome us back to McMinnville, and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue and volunteers to host such an amazing event. We look forward to next year!













We would like to give a huge thank -you to all that made the second OB Prestige Auto and 503 Motoring Oregon Airstrip Attack, presented by Revvolution.com and Shift-S3ctor happen. Most of all, our sponsors. Without you, this event wouldn’t have been possible!



Day 1 Top Races


#102 Richard Fowler, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan 241.157 mph
#1 Gidi Chamdi, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 239.616 mph
#108 Ross Fowler, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 234.619 mph
#130 Todd Wages, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 232.919 mph
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) 230.296 mph
#114 Sebastian Robles, 2012 Audi R8 229.826 mph
#101 Richard Fowler, 2008 Lamborghini Galardo 216.972 mph
#696 Olivier Benloulou, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan (Pink) 209.692 mph
#132 Trent Huffman, 2012 Audi R8 GT 207.182 mph
#78 Lucas English, 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution 205.855 mph


Top Races by Class: MOTORCYCLE (Trap Speed Competition)


#134 Zak Garrett, 2013 Kawasaki ZX10R 184.880 mph
#43 Harman Thabel, 2016 BMW S1000RR 174.013 mph


Top Races by Class: Sedan (Trap Speed Competition)


#78 Lucas English, 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution 205.855 mph
#177 Atif Awan, 2005 Mitsubishi Evo IX 203.435 mph
#30 David Otzwirk, 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 170.972 mph
#22 Brett Svodoba, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V 168.792 mph
#16 Barrett Lash, 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat 154.320 mph
#97 Patrick Nanton, 2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX 154.004 mph
#186 Todd Huso, 2007 Volvo S60R 134.730 mph
#15 Atif Awan, 2007 Mitsubishi Evo IX 132.119 mph


Top Races by Class: Naturally Aspirated (Trap Speed Competition)


#38 Erik Bengston, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 163.636 mph
#71 Juan Gonzalez, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 161.174 mph
#29 David Staley, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 156.467 mph
#174 Steven Aghakhani, 2016 Porsche GT3RS 151.006 mph


Top Races by Class: Exotic (Trap Speed Competition)


#120 Steven Aghakhani, 2015 McLaren 650s 163.874 mph


Top Races by Class: Corvette (Trap Speed Competition)


#92 Mookie Dedic, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 172.943 mph
#100 Chuck Laochumnanvanit, 2004 Subaru STi 170.325 mph
#32 Derek Bolt, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 163.161 mph
#110 Ryan Volk, 2013 Dodge Viper 147.928 mph
#160 Juan Gonzalez, 2016 Corvette Z06 147.058 mph
#55 Jesus Higareda, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 142.766 mph


Top Races by Class: BMW/AMG (Trap Speed Competition)


#8 Andy Nissen-Barber, 2002 BMW M3 169.811 mph
#52 Jeremie Raugust, 2009 BMW 135i 160.599 mph
#173 Mark Knight, 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 158.786 mph
#56 Jesus Higareda, 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG 144.787 mph
#103 Rik Van Egdom, 2015 BMW M3 143.678 mph
#122 Tanner Caraway, 2009 BMW 135i 134.649 mph
#9 Andy Divers, 2007 BMW 335i 118.296 mph
#75 Ken Atkinson, 2007 BMW 335i 108.433 mph


Top Races by Class: AWD (Trap Speed Competition)


#102 Richard Fowler, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan 241.157 mph
#1 Gidi Chamdi, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 239.616 mph
#108 Ross Fowler, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 234.619 mph
#130 Todd Wages, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 232.919 mph
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) 230.296 mph
#114 Sebastian Robles, 2012 Audi R8 229.826 mph
#696 Olivier Benloulou, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan (Pink) 209.692 mph
#132 Trent Huffman, 2012 Audi R8 GT 207.182 mph
#74 Kaleb Hinton, 2014 Nissan GTR 195.312 mph
#4 Akash Chhabra, 2009 Nissan GTR 192.802 mph


Top Races by Class: 6-Speed (Trap Speed Competition)


#101 Richard Fowler, 2008 Lamborghini Galardo 216.972 mph
#125 Ted Hlokoff, 0 Dodge Viper 192.802 mph
#14 Armik Aghakhani, 2006 Ford GT 191.326 mph
#2 Aaron ONeil, 1994 Honda Civic 178.006 mph
#68 Josh Kalis, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 174.553 mph
#116 Shawn Muskovic, 1996 Nissan 240sx 166.666 mph
#121 Stu Hagen, 1998 Toyota Supra 163.636 mph
#73 Justus Steckman, 1997 Toyota Supra 160.485 mph
#46 Jamie Silvester, 1991 Nissan 240sx 154.852 mph
#27 Clint Shearer, 0 Dodge Viper 143.494 mph


Top Races by Class: 2WD (Trap Speed Competition)


#13 Antonio Calvo, 2014 Dodge Viper TA 203.989 mph
#94 Morris Malone, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 197.368 mph


Day 2 Top Races


#102 Richard Fowler, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan 247.252 mph
#79 Lucas English, 2009 Nissan GTR 244.831 mph
#1 Gidi Chamdi, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 244.299 mph
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) 237.341 mph
#114 Sebastian Robles, 2012 Audi R8 235.849 mph
#130 Todd Wages, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 234.864 mph
#108 Ross Fowler, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 234.864 mph
#101 Richard Fowler, 2008 Lamborghini Galardo 216.972 mph
#369 Haig Kanadjian, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Blue) 215.517 mph
#13 Antonio Calvo, 2014 Dodge Viper TA 213.675 mph


Top Races by Class: MOTORCYCLE (Trap Speed Competition)


#43 Harman Thabel, 2016 BMW S1000RR 175.097 mph
#134 Zak Garrett, 2013 Kawasaki ZX10R 171.493 mph
#153 Douglas Such, 2008 Yamaha R6 150.905 mph


Top Races by Class: Sedan (Trap Speed Competition)


#177 Atif Awan, 2005 Mitsubishi Evo IX 213.472 mph
#183 Andy Hartogh, 2005 Subaru WRX 177.865 mph
#22 Brett Svodoba, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V 170.583 mph
#16 Barrett Lash, 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat 154.852 mph
#205 Michelle Barringer, 2005 Subaru WRX 124.722 mph
#30 David Otzwirk, 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 82.659 mph

Top Races by Class: Naturally Aspirated (Trap Speed Competition)


#29 David Staley, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 159.801 mph
#192 Joe Ernst, 2014 Porsche 911 156.240 mph
#164 Michael Beeney, 2014 Dodge Viper GTS 154.320 mph
#174 Steven Aghakhani, 2016 Porsche GT3RS 147.637 mph
#141 Ben Black, 2013 Dodge Viper 146.960 mph


Top Races by Class: Exotic (Trap Speed Competition)


#169 Vlad Trishkin, 2008 Porsche Turbo 165.929 mph
#120 Steven Aghakhani, 2015 McLaren 650s 163.280 mph
#48 Jason Smith, 0 McLaren MP4-12C 161.987 mph
#145 Chris Nolke, 2014 Porsche Turbo S 161.637 mph
#128 Tim Waldbridge, 0 Lamborghini Huracan 160.599 mph
#190 Adam Taft, 2014 Ferrari F12 159.461 mph
#162 Leroy Ostrem, 2014 Audi R8 146.480 mph


Top Races by Class: Corvette (Trap Speed Competition)


#92 Mookie Dedic, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 175.918 mph
#55 Jesus Higareda, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 159.235 mph
#110 Ryan Volk, 2013 Dodge Viper 153.269 mph


Top Races by Class: BMW/AMG (Trap Speed Competition)


#8 Andy Nissen-Barber, 2002 BMW M3 167.660 mph
#173 Mark Knight, 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 165.077 mph
#103 Rik Van Egdom, 2015 BMW M3 136.944 mph
#196 Andy Divers, 2008 BMW 335i 125.488 mph

Top Races by Class: AWD (Trap Speed Competition)


#102 Richard Fowler, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan 247.252 mph
#79 Lucas English, 2009 Nissan GTR 244.831 mph
#1 Gidi Chamdi, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 244.299 mph
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) 237.341 mph
#114 Sebastian Robles, 2012 Audi R8 235.849 mph
#130 Todd Wages, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 234.864 mph
#108 Ross Fowler, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SL 234.864 mph
#369 Haig Kanadjian, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Blue) 215.517 mph
#4 Akash Chhabra, 2009 Nissan GTR 198.587 mph
#74 Kaleb Hinton, 2014 Nissan GTR 193.133 mph

Top Races by Class: 6-Speed (Trap Speed Competition)


#101 Richard Fowler, 2008 Lamborghini Galardo 206.232 mph
#68 Josh Kalis, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 188.758 mph
#125 Ted Hlokoff, 0 Dodge Viper 188.442 mph
#2 Aaron ONeil, 1994 Honda Civic 183.374 mph
#121 Stu Hagen, 1998 Toyota Supra 168.665 mph
#46 Jamie Silvester, 1991 Nissan 240sx 159.123 mph
#58 Jim Cassidy, 2008 Ford Mustang 141.154 mph
#189 Yurdy Ged, 2008 Audi R8 132.430 mph


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