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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

St. John owner/driver wins NW funny car title


October 18, 2018

Royce Taylor

At the final race for the 2018 season of NWBB funny car Sept. 23 in Woodburn, Ore., the winning crew, from left to right, Chais Anderson, Travis Anderson, Rachell Anderson, Justin Taylor, Leslie Martin, Russ Seaton, Lisa Taylor, Royce Taylor and Mike Hall. Photo courtesy Mike Hall.

They go from zero to 100 MPH in one second. In race format, the funny car that clocks closest to 6.70 seconds for the quarter-mile track is the winner.

That top car for the 2018 season of the NWBBFC (Northwest BB Funny Car Association) is owned by Royce Taylor of St. John.

He drove a red 1970 replica-framed Mach 1 Ford Mustang, taking top points for the year, for which Taylor will be presented a trophy at the NWBBFC banquet in Chehalis in February.

"It's the satisfaction of knowing you did better than everybody else," said Taylor.

The "BB" in the NWBBFC represents a second-class under the...

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