Jun 11 2018

Pacific Rain Out

This will be short.

The scene was Pacific Raceways on June 9, 2018. We assembled and got ready to race. This would be race five, but Mother Nature said no. 

This race was sponsored by the Kelly’s Auto Repair and C & C Olympic Heating.

Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Josh Schmanke, and Mark GIllespie signed up.

The rain came and the race was cancelled.

The sponsor money will be added to the next race at Pacific. The racers who signed up will get 11 points per our rules.

Our next race is June 30, July 1, at Bremerton Raceway.

May 28 2018

Racing at Renegade

Memorial Day 2018. Take a moment to reflect on the freedoms we have and the sacrifices men and women have made to give us those freedoms. . . . . . . . . . 

Ok, now let us back up a couple of days to Saturday, May 26. The location is Renegade Raceway in Wapato, WA.  Fifteen of the brightest showed up to race the 1/8 at Renegade. This is race 3 for the Super Comp Association.  The event sponsor was the Dalrymple Family.

Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Josh Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Brent McKinney, Shawn Fricke, Mark Johnson, Dave Secondi, Ty Anderson, Benji Martin, and Jakson Gradin were the racers who signed up to race.

The qualifying for the event started at 1 pm. We had two rounds of qualifying and Jakson Gradin ran a stellar 5.701 to garner the #1 qualifier spot. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Renegade is known fo

r running well into the night and this Saturday was no exception. Round one started about 7 pm or so, I lost track.  Gillespie forced Diane Petitt to break out, Darral Petitt used a holeshot to beat Fricke, McKinney won when Secondi went too quick.  Theofelis forced Bachand to break out, Arthur won when Johnson broke on the starting line, Thornton had the better reaction and beat Anderson, Schmanke won when Martin broke out, and Gradin the bye.

Sometime later round two started. Petitt won when Gillespie could not leave the starting line. Arthur used a great light to beat Thornton, Gradin got around McKinney and Theofelis ran closer and beat Schmanke.

Then it got darker and later and we started the semis.  Arthur beat Gradin in a double break out affair and Petitt out ran Theofelis to set up the final.

Around midnight or later, once again I lost track of time (see the Super Street story at PNSSTA.com). Petitt and Arthur staged up and turned on the stage lights. Petitt left first, got there first, and ran 5.700 on the 5.70 dial to take the win.

Darral does it again.  Thanks to the Dalrymple Family for the race. There was no BBQ mostly because it was 1230 in the morning and bedtime was calling.

 

After about 5 hours of sleep, Sunday arrived. This race was sponsored by Access Performance. The track opted to only have one qualifying pass for all classes due to the huge car count.

 

We had twelve racers this time. Dave Thornton had a small issue while running Super Pro and damaged his car. Not too bad, he will return. Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, 

Tony Arthur, Tom Bachand, Brent McKinney, Mark Johnson, Dave Secondi, Ty Anderson, Benji Martin, and Jakson Gradin paid to race.

John Theofelis was top qualifier with a 5.704. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Round one started about 12:30 pm. Gillespie won when McKinney broke out. Bachand outlasted Secondi for the win. Gradin used a holeshot to beat Arthur. Darral Petitt beat Johnson in a double break out. Martin won when Diane Petitt turned on the red eye. Theofelis won when Anderson also turned on the red eye.

 

In round two, Petitt won when Gillespie could not leave the starting line. Bachand red lit against Martin, and Theofelis won when Gradin red lit.

Semifinal time. Theofelis had the bye into the final and Petitt used a holeshot over Martin.

Ok, I think it is starting to look like Petitt is the man to beat. We have had four races and he has been in all four finals. Maybe I will post a bounty for the next race.

Let’s move on to the final. Petitt against Theofelis. Now Theofelis’ son, Ian, had just won in his junior dragster, so there no pressure for John to step and make the winner’s circle. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Petitt had a better light and forced Theofelis to break out. So, Petitt is four for four finals, with two wins and two runner-ups. Not a bad start to the season. Nice double Darral Petitt and thanks to Access Performance for the race sponsorship.

Next race is Pacific Raceways June 9.

May 22 2018

Season Debut at Woodburn

It is May and finally the Super Comp Association is ready to race.  Off to Woodburn for the first of thirteen races.  The winter was long and wet, but the weather cleared up for the Saturday race. Fourteen racers bought into the event.  The event sponsor was Delta Camshaft.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Josh Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Nick Shepherd, Alan Harland, Brent McKinney, and John Collecchi were the racers who signed up to race.

After two rounds of qualifying, Emmett McKillop was the #1 qualifier with an 8.900. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

FBN Racing put a $100 bonus for the best package of the day. That was won by Dale Green with a .026 package. Thanks Dennis for the extra bonus.

After some delays with the track and all the extra classes, round one got started.  Darral Petitt put a hole shot on Thornton, McKinney also used a holeshot to overcome Diane Petitt.  Schmanke won when Shepherd turned on the red light. Gillespie beat Bachand, Green won when Theofelis red lit, Arthur beat a slowing Harland, and McKillop won when Collecchi was a no show.

About two hours later we got to round two. Petitt beat Schmanke in a double red-light affair, Green used a holeshot to beat Gillespie. McKinney won on double breakout race, but Arthur had already turned on the red light, and McKillop got the bye into the semi’s.

The sun was getting really close to the tree line and we started the semifinals.  Green forced McKillop to break out and Petitt won when McKinney fouled out.

OK now the sun was almost gone. Green and Petitt staged up. They were off, both green, lights were close.  Green ran 8.906 to force Petitt to break out with an 8.882. First race of the season was in the books. Green has started on the way to take back the championship.

Thanks to Delta Camshaft for their sponsorship. Way to go Dale Green.

A nice BBQ and awards ceremony was held at the Association trailer.

 

On to Sunday. This race was sponsored by Stroh’s Automotive. It was decided by the track to only have one qualifying pass for all classes due to the huge car count.

We had fourteen racers again. Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Josh Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Nick Shepherd, Alan Harland, Brent McKinney, and Ross Souza.

Dave Thornton was top qualifier with an 8.915. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Round one started a whole lot earlier than it did on Saturday. Gillespie beat a breaking out Schmanke. Diane Petitt ran a stellar 8.900 to overcome McKinney, Shepherd beat the reigning champion, who turned on the red light. Souza beat the #1 qualifier, Thornton. Arthur beat Harland, Darral Petitt used a hole shot to beat Bachand, and Theofelis won when Green turned on the red light.

In round two, Darral Petitt hole shot Gillespie for the win, Theofelis hole shot Diane Petitt Shepherd forced Arthur to break out and Souza got the bye.

Semi final time. Shepherd won when Souza went .001 red, and Petitt won with another hole shot over Theofelis.

The final was much earlier, but it was starting to really cool down.  In a double break out race, Shepherd went 8.887 to run closer than Petitt’s 8.876 for the win.

Two races down and eleven more to go. Nice win Nick Shepherd and big shout out to Stroh’s Automotive for the race sponsorship.

Next race is Renegade Raceway. May 26 and 27.

Mar 06 2018

Banquet Wrap-Up

I just realized I have not written a story about the 2017 Awards Banquet. I guess I should get busy before our season starts!

The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association Banquet was held January 13, 2018.  It was at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma.  We had a record crowd of 51 people in attendance. At least it is a record since I took over. I think that next year we will have to move the banquet due to the size.  Lots of racing bs was discussed, and everyone won a great door prize.  A big thank you to the sponsors who donated the door prizes – Westbay Auto Parts, Snap-On Tools, Honest Performance, Designs Unlimited, K&N Filters, DG Machine, A-1 Performance, Seeitimagery, FBN Racing, and Spring Fling Million.

We had a general meeting at 5:00 pm.  We discussed the 2017 season, the upcoming season, current rules and other things.  We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade and Bremerton in both SC and SST. Also, we will have a doubleheader at Mission Raceway.

Congratulations to Emmett McKillop who won the SC Championship. It was a close battle and came down to the final race at Woodburn.

We have 13 races again this year and 10 will count for the championship.

May 19/20 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 26/27 – Renegade Raceway
June 9 – Pacific Raceway
June 30 – Bremerton Raceway
July 1 – Bremerton Raceway
July 21/22 – Mission Raceway
July 28 – Pacific Raceway
Aug 25 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 22/23 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Let’s go racing!

Dec 12 2017

Banquet Scheduled for Jan 13

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Winter is upon us, so get those cars ready for the next season.

The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association Banquet will be held January 13, 2018.  It will be at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma.  The same place it was last year.  The cost will be $30.00, payable at the door. 

We will have a general meeting at 5:00 pm, with the dinner at 6:00 and the awards after dinner.  Bring your own adult beverages.

Please let me know if you are attending by January 5th.  Phone number is 253-225-3990, email is oldspinto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to 2018, I hope to have 13 races again.  I will post tentative dates soon. 

Sep 30 2017

Season Ends in Woodburn

Six weeks have passed since the last PNSCA race happened at Pacific Raceways, but the battle for the championship was far from over. Emmett McKillop was on top, but there were a couple of racers who could unseat him.  So, we went to Woodburn Dragstrip for the last two races of 2017.  Twelve racers were present. The event sponsor was Design’s Unlimited.

Arlyn Staiger, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Pessemier, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, Rick Dearinger, Rod Lee, and newcomer (to Super Comp) Diane Petitt were the racers who signed up to race.

After two rounds of qualifying, Diane Petitt was the #1 qualifier with an 8.903. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Peninsula Lubricants put a $100 bonus for the best package of the day. That was won by Dale Green in round two. Thanks Rick for the extra bonus.

Round one. Darral Petitt beat a slowing Diane Petitt. Green got a competition single when McKillop was a no-show. Staiger won when Anderson turned on the red light, Gillespie forced Pessemier to break out. Arthur won when Lee fouled out and Theofelis beat Dearinger.

Round two found Arthur beating Gillespie on a holeshot, Green put up a .013 light with an 8.900 to force Petitt to break out, and Staiger got a holeshot on Theofelis and forced him to break out.

In the semifinals, Green had the bye and Staiger beat Arthur on a double breakout race.

In the final, Green needed a win to have a chance to catch McKillop for the Championship. He did just that in a double breakout race against Staiger. Green – 8.893 to Staiger – 8.890.

Thanks to Design’s Unlimited for their sponsorship. Way to go Dale Green

The Championship battle was heating up.

On to Sunday and the final race. This race was sponsored by Pessemier’s Racing Powerglides. McKillop hurt his car on Saturday and could do nothing but sit and wait.

Only nine racers signed up for the race. Arlyn Staiger, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Greg Pessemier, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, and Rod Lee.

After two rounds of qualifying, Ty Anderson was on top with an 8.906. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

The only person who could catch McKillop for the Championship was Dale Green. In round one Green put a .000 light on Staiger. But Staiger had already turned on the red light, so the race went to Green. Arthur used a holeshot to beat Theofelis, Petitt used a holeshot to beat Gillespie and Anderson had the bye.  Pessemier was supposed to race Lee, but Lee hurt his car in qualifying and was a no-show.

Five cars left in round two. Anderson used a better light to outlast Arthur, and Petitt killed Green’s shot at a fourth championship by cutting a better light and forcing Green to break out.  Pessemier had the bye.

Semifinal time. Pessemier got to the final by using a .010 reaction time and an 8.918 to beat Anderson and Petitt had the bye.

Final round of the 2017 season. The championship had been decided, but who gets the last competition trophy. In a double breakout race, Pessemier wins with an.8.889 over Petitt’s 8.869. Congratulations to Greg Pessemier and thanks to Pessemier’s Racing Powerglides for the race sponsorship.

Emmett McKillop is the 2017 Season Champion. With Dale Green in second and Darral Petitt in third.

The awards banquet will be January 20, 2018 at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma. Plan on having a good time.

Thanks to everyone for a great year. Hope to see you at the races in 2018.

 

Aug 15 2017

Pacific Raceway Results

The week after the Northwest Nationals. Pacific Raceways hosted race eleven for the Northwest Super Comp Association.  The weather cooled down to around 70 and there was some overcast in the skies. Thirteen racers showed up for the Super Saturday and eleven bought into the PNSCA race. Parker’s Race Shoppe was the event sponsor.

Qualifying started around 1 pm. Darral Petitt was the #1 qualifier. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Darral Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Mark Gillespie, Arlyn Staiger, Greg Pessemier, Tony Arthur, Greg Linne, John Theofelis, Ed Hauter, Joe Kapler, and Chuck Linne paid the association entry fee.

Round one started with McMasters, who was not entered in our race, forcing Staiger to break out. Kapler used a triple zero reaction time to stay ahead of Hauter, Arthur got around G Linne, when Linne broke out by .008. Pessemier also used a triple zero reaction time to force Cavar to break out. McKillop holeshot Gillespie to take the win light, C Linne won when Theofelis broke and Petitt got the bye run.

Round two started with McMasters forcing Kapler to break out. C Linne had the bye. McKillop advanced over Arthur via a holeshot and Petitt won when Pessemier turned on the red light.

Semifinal round. McMasters and C Linne paired off first. McMasters had an .027 to Linne’s .029 and on a double break out, McMasters was closer with an 8.891 to an 8.875. Then Petitt and McKillop squared off. Petitt with a .007 and McKillop .009. Double break out, Petitt 8.881 to McKillop 8.865. What a pair of races!!!!

Finally, it was the final round. Petitt took home the money and win when McMasters turned on the red light.

Thanks to Parker’s Race Shoppe for their sponsorship. Congratulations Tim Petitt.

It now down to two races in the 2017 season. We will be traveling to Woodburn Dragstrip September 23 and 24.  Our race is the week after the LODRS at Woodburn.  If you attend that race, you can leave your trailer on the property. Remember it is $50 a day at the gate and then only $35 a day to the Association.

Designs Unlimited came with a new design for the T-shirts. Get yours before they are gone.  The price is $15 a shirt, with the money going to the prize fund.

Jul 31 2017

Pacific Raceway Results

Race ten for the Northwest Super Comp Association was held at Pacific Raceways on July 29.  It was a pretty good day weather wise and fifteen racers signed up for the PNSCA race.  It was a Super Saturday at Pacific and a total of seventeen racers were on the property.  DG Machine was the event sponsor.

Qualifying started around 1 pm. Mark Gillespie smoked the field with an 8.902 and it held up for the #1 spot. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Mark Gillespie, Arlyn Staiger, Greg Pessemier, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Tim Petitt, Greg Linne, Pat Jacobsen, John Theofelis, Joe Kapler, Dave Secondi, and Chuck Linne paid the association entry fee.

McMasters, who was not entered in our race, took out Jacobsen on a hole shot.  McKillop ran an 8.904 to beat Cavar, who turned on the red light. Pessemier beat D Petitt, Green used a better light to take out G Linne. C Linne also used a hole shot to beat T Petitt. Arthur won when Secondi red lit. Kapler used a hole shot to beat Thornton. Theofelis beat Staiger on a double breakout run and Gillespie had the bye.

Round two saw Arthur take out McMasters, Theofelis beat C Linne, Green was much better on the tree to beat Pessemier. Kapler forced to Gillespie to break out and McKillop got the bye.

Round three started with the two points leaders against each other. McKillop used a .002 light to force a double break out, and he won with an 8.879 to Green’s 8.861. Kapler then went 8.900 to beat Theofelis who had a better light but could get around Kapler.  Arthur had the bye.

The semifinals found Arthur against McKillop and Arthur moved to the finals via a .009 light. Kapler had the bye.

Final round time. Arthur and Kapler. Kapler had a better light, but Arthur was victorious because he ran an 8.911 to an 8.939.

Thanks to DG Machine for their sponsorship. Way to go Tony Arthur.

Only three races left in 2017. Our next race is August 12 at Pacific Raceways.  Another Super Saturday at the track. Race is sponsored by Parkers Race Shoppe.

Designs Unlimited came with a new design for the T-shirts. Get yours before they are gone.  The price is $15 a shirt, with the money going to the prize fund.    

Jul 24 2017

Mission Results

Super Comp racers made the scenic drive to Mission Raceway for the ninth race of 2017. Some of us had a little trouble at the border, but all in all it was a nice drive. RPM Automotive was the race sponsor.

Saturday started out wet. Eight racers sat around until about 2 pm for qualifying. After we finally got started, we did get two rounds of qualifying done. Dale Green hit the #1 spot with an 8.907. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

 

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Emmett McKillop, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, Al Hampton, and Mike Shannon were eight racers to do battle.

First round started around 7pm. Petitt used a hole shot and ran closer to beat Hampton. Gillespie ran closer to the 8.90 to get around Bachand. Shannon used a stellar .003 to knock out McKillop and Green went 8.954 to Schmanke’s 8.959 to get the win light.

Round two was a couple of hours later. Gillespie used a hole shot to beat Petitt, 8.934 to 8.921. In the other half of the semi’s, Shannon went .000 to beat Green.

The final was around 10:15 pm. Shannon and Gillespie. Once again, the final round blues bit Gillespie. Shannon had a much better light to force Gillespie to break out.

Thanks to RPM Automotive for their sponsorship. Congrats to Mike Shannon.

Our next race is July 29 at Pacific Raceways. Super Saturday time at the track. Race is sponsored by DG Machine.

Designs unlimited came with a new design for the T-shirts. Get yours before they are gone. The price is $15 a shirt, with the money going to the prize fund.

Jul 11 2017

Pacific Raceways Results

Pacific Raceways was the setting for the 8th race of the 2017 season.  This race was a double sponsored race. Jim & Cheryl Morris and Kelly’s Auto Repair added money to the payout.

Two rounds of qualifying found Dave Thornton #1 with an 8.906.  Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Arlyn Staiger, Dale Green, David Thornton, Greg Pessemier, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Greg Linne, Josh Schmanke, Tony Arthur, Emmett McKillop, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, and John Theofelis were there.

There were 17 racers in round one, but only 14 had paid for our race.

G Linne got a single when Kapler was a no show. McKillop used a better light to force Secondi out, Pessemier got by Petitt, and then Green beat Hauter. C Linne had a great light against a slowing Theofelis, then Bachand got the better of Schmanke in a double break out race. Staiger hole shot Arthur in a really close 8.896 to an 8.894 run, Thornton had the bye and Gillespie had a single when Johnson was a no show.

In Round two, C Linne had the bye. G Linne hole shot Gillespie, Pessemier beat Thornton in a double break out race. Green used a hole shot to beat Bachand and McKillop won when Staiger was a no show.

Then on to round three where G Linne had the bye. Then Green and C Linne squared off. Green .006 to Linne .009 – Green 8.888 to Linne 8.873 – pretty close racing. McKillop then took out Pessemier.

Semi final time – McKillop had the bye and Green just got around G Linne for the win.

There was no time for the final round, Green and McKillop split the winner and runner up money.

Thanks to Jim & Cheryl Morris and Kelly’s Auto Repair for their sponsorship. Congrats to Emmett McKillop and Dale Green.

Our next race is July 22 at Mission Raceway.  Remember this a National Open, so on Sunday you will be racing for a Wally. Our race is on Saturday.  There will be a BBQ at Petitt pit area.

Designs Unlimited came with a new design for the T-shirts. Get yours before they are gone.  The price is $15 a shirt, with the money going to the prize fund.