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Medical Lake racer Cooper's twin wins a rarity

Two drag race wins at same event put him in very special company


Last updated 5/17/2018 at 9:24am


Contributed photo from NHRA Medical Lake's Justin Cooper shows off the two "Wally" trophies he won in one day May 7, at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho. It's a feat not often duplicated anywhere in major National Hot Rod Association competition, and never in several decades among local drag racers.

Medical Lake drag racer Justin Cooper had a very special Sunday on May 7 at Boise, Idaho's Firebird Raceway.

Not only did he drive his way to one championship at the 48th annual IGNIGTOR in the Super Street class, but accomplished an even more unusual feat by doubling down and also emerging victorious in Super Comp as well.

Cooper, driving cars owned by Tom Clark of Spokane Valley, knocked out Mike Hiatt, of Fallon, Nev., in Super Comp, a dragster class, running 9.159 seconds at 161.56 mph to Hiatt's 9.171, 161.56 in a battle of dragsters.

In the "doorslammer" Super Street class, Cooper me...

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