The PNSCA season opener at Yakima’s Renegade Raceway, sponsored by AB Transmission, was won by Mark Cavar. Mark returned to Super Comp action in the PNSCA and beat Tom Gresham in the final round to take the win. Todd Sims made the semifinals.
The PNSCA would like to thank AB Transmission and Andy Boen for their sponsorship of the Season Opener. AB Transmission is at 3711 W. Washington Avenue, in Yakima. Let AB TRANSMISSION help you with your annual transmission service. We can also take care of your other transmission, transfercase or differential needs. From basic servicing to rebuilding the professionals at AB TRANSMISSION can do it all. Call them at 509-453-1422.
Ten racers were in attendance for the race that also featured a special $100 award for the top qualifier sponsored by Rick Dearinger of Peninsula Lubricants. That prize was taken by Tom Gresham.
Mark takes the early lead in the 2013 PNSCA points, but won’t have time to rest if he wants to keep that lead. The next race is just a a week away, with a double header at Woodburn. Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Get Ready to Race!
The PNSCA season will begin this year in Yakima on May 11.
We will be racing on Saturday in the NHRA National Open scheduled for that weekend. We are hoping for a good car count to start the PNSCA season opener.
I’ve talked to Derek Snelson, the track operator. They are doing some upgrades to the shutdown area for faster cars and also to the return road. Those who raced there last fall will remember that they have cleaned out all the goat-heads. And Derek and his team treated our organization very well.
The stage is set for a good time. It’s your turn to invite your friends and let’s have a great time!
Hello Friends and Racers.
Greetings from the 2013 Board of Directors; President Chuck Linne, Vice President Rick Dearinger, Secretary/Treasurer Diana Linne.
We’d like to thank last year’s board for all the work and dedication it has taken to keep the PNSCA organization working and running; Ed Hauter, Chris Williams and Connie Woodruff, They did a great job. Chris will continue to take care of our website that he has developed and created for us.
Rick, Carina Lea and I have been working to get sponsors for this year, as you will see on the sponsor page. We want to thank them and tell them how much we appreciate their support and participation. We will want to support their businesses as often as we can.
Power Punch has joined up with us again this year to a be the Title Sponsor. Thanks Pete. We are still working to find another company to co-sponsor with him for that title spot.
Right now we have at least one sponsor for every race. That is an added $300 for each race payout and we believe we will have more by our first race in Yakima, May 11.
Thanks to everyone who has helped to make the PNSCA a success over the years, and we are all looking forward to a great 2013. Stay tuned for more information on the races to come. In the meantime, check out the schedule and make your plans to race with us!
The PNSCA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is tomorrow, January 19th, at Johnny’s in Fife. The meeting starts at 4:30, dinner at 6:30. The hardware is waiting!
Please join us and bring your give-aways. The door prize drawing will begin at 7:30, and there will be some extra special prizes. Pacific Raceways has donated tickets to the National Event, as well as tickets to the Divisional race.
For more information on times and location, see the post below.
Hope to see you there!
The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association welcomes everyone to our annual Board Meeting and Awards Presentation the evening of Jan. 19th in Fife at Johnny’s Restaurant. Located just North of Tacoma, East of I-5 at Exit 137. No tickets required, just pay your own dinner and beverage tab.
4:00 pm Banquet Room Available
4:30 pm Board Meeting
5:30 Social Hour
6:30 pm Dinner**
7:30 pm Door prize(s) drawing
8:00 pm Awards Presentation
**Dinner Menu choices: Everything on the menu.
Location is: Johnny’s at Fife 5211 20th ST E Fife, WA 98424 Phone: 253-922-6686
We are happy to continue to have our events at some of the best tracks in Division Six. We plan to return to Woodburn Dragstrip on the three traditional weekends starting in May on the 18th and 19th for their 40th Annual Season Opener, then in June on the 8th and 9th for their 38th Annual Rose Festival Drags, with our final event of the year on September 14th and 15th for their 28th Annual Fall Classic.
In July we will head up to Mission Raceway for a single race on Saturday of their Northwest National Open event on July 20th.
In August Bremerton Raceway will have their 19th Annual Nostalgia Drags that includes a PNSCA double header on Aug. 24th and 25th.
PNSCA is happy to announce the return to Pacific Raceways for a double header on September 7th and 8th.
All of these events and possible additions are subject to the PNSCA Board meeting approval scheduled for January 19th. Annual Awards Banquet scheduled afterwards. More details on the meeting and banquet to follow.
Barring any last minute changes at our board meeting, this is our schedule. Looks like a great schedule and another great year for PNSCA racing! Hope to see everyone out there!
Today’s race turned out to be just what the script writers ordered. Tory Lea pulled one point ahead of Earl Cunningham in the season points in yesterday’s race, so we were assured that today’s race would be the season decider.
Tory Lea (left) takes on Earl Cunningham for the season championship
When both Tory and Earl won in their first round match-ups today, it set up the deciding race for round two. Tory took the championship with a .090 advantage on the starting line that he never relinquished. Tory then went on to win the race with a final round victory over yesterday’s winner, Chuck Linne.
Today began with an outstanding qualifying effort by Randy Beck who posted a fantastic 8.904 to earn a round one bye. He then posted an even better 8.903 in his bye run, but fell off in round two and lost to Chuck Linne.
Tory Lea and his daughter Carina celebrate the PNSCA Championship
The “extra effort” award goes to Tom Gresham who arrived back from his honeymoon at 7:30pm last night, got up at 3:30am today and drove to Yakima. Still in mathematical contention for the championship when the day began, a tough loss to Earl in round one ended his season. Tom finished third on the year.
Special thanks also go out to Natalie Peck and Geoff Hughes who joined the fun trading off driver duties on Saturday and Sunday, and Tom Bachand to was a finalist on Saturday but had an early exit today.
And a huge thank you to Chuck and Diana Linne of Designs Unlimited, and Rick and Gladys Dearinger of Peninsula Lubricants who sponsored Saturday’s race. Your ongoing support of PNSCA racing is greatly appreciated!
Congrats to Tory for his win in the race today, and especially on his last weekend victory in the season championship!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the awards banquet and annual meeting. Stay tuned to this place for more details in the coming months.
Living up to the pre-race hype, the Series Finals at Yakima started off with a bang. The first race for the PNSCA at the Yakima track wasn’t without it’s bumps, but ended with the first win for a long time PNSCA racer, and resulted in a lead change in the PNSCA series. The last day of the finals promises to be a good one.
The Yakima staff hadn’t seen Super Comp cars before, so we had to set up the computer systems for the racers for the first time. In the first qualifying session, the Autostart was not set properly and racers were held on their converters far too long. Some gave in, some rode it out. In the end, we tossed the first qualifying session, and turned Autostart off. This resulted in some quick trees in Q2, but by Q3 and eliminations, the tree was fine.
In round one, series points leader Earl Cunningham and close second place racer Tory Lea both went out. Because Tory still had races to claim, this resulted in him edging Earl by one point in the series standings. Tomorrow’s race will decide the closest series championship in some time.
Finalists Chuck Linne and Tom Bachand
The final round saw Chuck Linne taking the win over Tom Bachand for Chuck’s first ever win after years of racing in the PNSCA. Congrats to Chuck for this long-overdue victory, to Tom for his first PNSCA final round appearance, and to Geoff Hughes for making the semi-finals.
Tomorrow’s final day of PNSCA competition for the year will be a good one. Hope to see you there!
When the top three drivers in points went out in the first round of the most recent race at Woodburn, the stage was set for a great season finale. With a doubleheader pending, four drivers within striking distance of the championship, and spots in the top 10 up for grabs, the weekend in Yakima will be a fun one!
Here are the details on the Yakima race on September 29-30:
- Renegade raceway is at 1395 North Track Road, Wapato, WA 98951. Here is a Mapquest map of the track.
- The PNSCA will have two races, one each on Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 9am each day.
- PNSCA standard entry fees apply ($60/day, $70/day for non-members). PNSCA racers will also pay the track $30/day at the gate, and can pay an additional $20/day to also run in the track’s Super Pro races. Crew/spectators are $10/day.
- There will be a test and tune session available on Friday for $20, gates open from 5pm to 10pm, racing from 6pm to 9:30.
- Parking/camping available starting Friday.
Derek Snelson and the staff of Renegade are looking forward to welcoming the PNSCA and hope to make this the first of many PNSCA races there. Chris Williams will be there running the race for the PNSCA, please see him for entry or any questions. Look forward to seeing everyone there, please come out and make the final race of the year a huge success.
Woodburn Race #9 is also Sponsored by Victory Builders/DMI, Tom and Bonnie Pappas.
Bob takes home the big check both days edging out Marcia Miller in Sunday’s final round. Dale Hrenko, (both days!!) and Ed made it to the Semi’s. 14 cars competing.
Earl Cunningham, our season long points leader, had a tough weekend losing first round both days. So now Tom and Tory are within about 30 points of Earl’s lead going to the final PNSCA double header.