May 20 2019

Wet Woodburn

We moved south to Woodburn for the next two races. The weather forecast was iffy, but nine racers braved the odds for the first race on Saturday.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Casey DePeel, Tom Bachand, and Dylan Hough decided to enter the race.

We got three qualifying passes and at the end, Diane Petitt was the number one racer, with an 8.901. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. Delta Camshaft was the race sponsor.

Round one started with Darral Petitt taking out Green with a steller 8.902. Loftis used a great .007 light to beat a slowing Boley. DePeel used a holeshot to force a double break out win over Bachand. Diane Petitt got the single and Hough won when Gillespie was no show.

The racers pulled into the lanes for round two, but mother nature decided it was time to quit. Wind, rain, and lightening decided the evening was over. So, the five remaining racers split the purse and will receive second round points.

A small BBQ was held at Petitt’s pits after the rain finally slowed down to a mist.

Sunday started out with a not so promising outlook. This race was sponsored by Stroh’s Automotive. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, and Tom Bachand were entered to race.

The weather did not look promising and the temperature was not very high. A meeting was held, and the racers decided to not race. So, the event was cancelled, and the seven racers will get the attendance points. The sponsor money will be held until the next race at Woodburn.

Next race is at Renegade Raceway on May 25 and 26.

May 14 2019

Bremerton Racing

Ok, it has been awhile since I wrote any results, mainly because our first race of 2019 was rained out. The race sponsor for the Pacific Raceways race was DG Machine and that sponsor money will be added to the August 24 race at Pacific Raceways. No points were awarded because the track did not even open.

So, we move to the second race of the season at Bremerton Raceway. This race was held in conjunction with the NHRA National Open and eighteen racers bought into the event. The event sponsor was Parker Race Shoppe.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Brian Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Greg Linne, Mark Loftis, Dave Secondi, Joe Kapler, Greg Taylor, Megan Gaynor, and John Collecchi were the racers who signed up to race.

After two rounds of qualifying, the field was tight. Three people hit the index with a zero, Greg Linne, Joe Kapler, and David Thornton all went 5.700, but Greg did it first and the made him the #1 qualifier. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Then things changed. The timing system decided it did not like heads up, pro light, index classes and while running SST, it gave the left lane the win for every pair. After numerous phone calls to Bob Brockmeyer (Compulink designer), the system could not be repaired, so Saturday’s race was cancelled. Everyone who was in attendance will receive first round loss points and their entry fee was saved for the next event they attended.

Petitt’s had the evening gala event at their trailer with a great brisket. Unfortunately, I could not attend as I was trying to get the timing system to work so we could race on Sunday. I borrowed Pacific Raceways spare computer and we got it to work for the Super Classes. Please let Ed Garfield know we appreciate him loaning Bremerton Raceway his spare computer.

On to Sunday. This race was sponsored by Design’s Unlimited.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Brian Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Greg Linne, Mark Loftis, Dave Secondi, Joe Kapler, Greg Taylor, Megan Gaynor, and John Collecchi were the racers who signed up to race.

After one round of qualifying Mark Loftis was top qualifier with a 5.702. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Round one started. Dale Green used a slight hole shot to force Dave Secondi farther under the index in a double break out race. Tony Arthur got the win when Chuck Linne went red. Greg Linne got a .000 light, but had problems and slowed to let Brian Schmanke get the win, Diane Petitt got the nod when Greg Taylor went .001 red. Emmett McKillop won when John Theofelis turned on the red eye, Megan Gaynor beat Tom Bachand, 5.734 to a 5.740. Darral Petitt continued his championship ways when Mark Gillespie went big red. Joe Kapler beat Rick Wagenaar on a hole shot, Dave Thornton won when John Collecchi turned on the red light, and Mark Loftis got the bye.

Round two started with Darral Petitt winning on a Gaynor red light. Loftis used a hole shot to beat Diane Petitt; Green got around Schmanke for the win. Arthur used a perfect 5.700 to beat Thornton and McKillop used a holeshot to beat Kapler.

Round three found Petitt over Loftis on a double break out affair. Green got around Arthur by virtue of a better reaction time, and McKillop had the bye.

Semifinal time – McKillop stopped Petitt with a better light, which forced Petitt to break out and Green had the bye.

In the final, McKillop had a better light by .004, but broke out by .001 and Green ran a 5.701 for the win.

Thanks to Design’s Unlimited and Parker’s Race Shoppe for the race sponsorship.

Next race is Woodburn Dragstrip on May 18 and 19.

Jan 30 2019

Banquet Report

The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association Banquet was held January 26, 2019. It was at the Tacoma Scottish Rite in Tacoma. We had a crowd of over 50 people in attendance. We had Two Busy to Cook, provide the delicious meal. 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, Bremerton Raceway, FBN Racing, and Spring Fling Million.

We had a general meeting at 5:00 pm. We discussed the 2018 season, the upcoming season, current rules and other things. We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade in SC. It was voted by the SST drivers to run 1/4 mile at Renegade. Bremerton Raceway is now a 1/8mile track. We lost a race at Pacific Raceways and Mission Raceway is not having a National Open, therefore no race at Mission.

Congratulations to Darral Petitt who won the SC Championship.

We have 14 races this year and 10 will count for the championship.
April 6 – Pacific Raceway
May 11/12 – Bremerton Raceway
May 18/19 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25/26 – Renegade Raceway
June 29/30 – Bremerton Raceway
July 20/21 – Bremerton Raceway
Aug 24 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 21/22 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Let’s go racing!

Dec 06 2018

Banquet and 2019 Schedule

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 26, 2019.  It will be at the Tacoma Scottish Rite Tacoma.  The address is 817 S Vassault St, Tacoma, WA.98465.  The cost will be $30.00, payable at the door. 

We will have a general meeting at 4:30 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 21st. Phone number is 253-225-3990, email is oldspinto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to 2019, we plan on having 14 races next year.

Apr 6, 2019 –Pacific Raceways
May 11, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
May 12, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
May 18, 2019 – WoodburnDragstrip
May 19, 2019 –Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25, 2019 –Renegade Raceway
May 26, 2019 –Renegade Raceway
June 29, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
June 30, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
July 20, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
July 21, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
August 24, 2019 –Pacific Raceways
September 21, 2019– Woodburn Dragstrip
September 22, 2019– Woodburn Dragstrip

Sep 27 2018

Season Finale at Woodburn

It has been a few weeks since the race at Pacific Raceways. Only two more for the 2018 season. We travel to Woodburn Dragstrip and on Friday the weather was overcast and dry. Woke up Saturday morning to a rain shower.

Thirteen Super Comp racers braved the weather and bought tech cards. Darral Petitt, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Chuck Linne, Mark Loftis, Casey DePeel, Ty Anderson, and Steve Laskowske were entered. Due to the rain in the morning, the track did not get started with time runs until about 10:15. We made one qualifying run at 12:30. Due to weather and car count, we only got on attempt. Ty Anderson was #1 with an 8.919. Ty gets the award from Snap-On Tools and the first-round bye. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

The race sponsor was Design’s Unlimited.

I think round one started about 4:00 pm. McKillop beats a slowing Linne, Darral P wins when Thornton breaks out. Secondi has a .000 light but takes too much stripe and breaks out more against Green. Loftis uses a much better light to force Arthur to break out. Diane P wins when Theofelis goes red by .007. DePeel uses a better light to beat Laskowske in a double break out race and Anderson gets the bye.

Some more delay and round two begins. Darral runs closer to the index and beats McKillop. Anderson wins when Diane goes red. DePeel forces Loftis to break out and Green has the bye.

Semi final time. The sun is setting in the west and Anderson wins over Darral in a double break out race. Then on the other side of the ladder, Green beats DePeel in another double break out race. The final will be held Sunday during the qualifying session.

Sunday morning and lots of fog and it was cold. Due to track conditions, our qualifying session was late, as was the final from Saturday. Finally, Anderson and Green staged up. Anderson was .008, Green was .004. Anderson went 8.920, Green went 8.928. Margin of victory for Anderson was .004. Congratulations to Ty and thanks to Designs Unlimited for the race sponsorship.

Ross Souza donated $100 for the Best Losing package and that award went to Dale Green in the final.

Now the points race tightened up. Because Arthur went out first round, he could not catch Pettit for first place. But, the 2 through 6 places were up for grabs.

We had one more person sign up for Sunday’s race. Nick Shephard, Darral Petitt, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Chuck Linne, Mark Loftis, Casey DePeel, Ty Anderson, and Steve Laskowske paid to race. Only one qualifying session and this time Tony Arthur came out on top with an 8.901. Thanks again to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifying award. The race sponsor is Pessemier’s Racing Transmission.

First round found Darral overcoming Laskowske in a close one – 8.911 to 8.918. Anderson beat Theofelis in a double break out affair. Arthur used a better light to force Green farther under the index. Thornton ran closer than Linne for the win, Loftis won when Shephard red lit. McKillip went 8.900 to force DePeel to an 8.898 run and Diane won when Secondi could not make the call.

In round two, McKillop used a .009 light to force Diane to break out. Anderson won when Darral went red. Loftis beat Thornton in a double break out race, and Arthur got the single.

The semi final found Arthur and Loftis against each other. Loftis could not make the call and Arthur moves to the final. McKillop got the other side of the final when Anderson went red.

This race will decide the second and third place in the championship. Arthur has a great .002 light, and both racers break out. Arthur 8.889, McKillop 8.884. Pretty damn good race. Congrats to Tony Arthur for the win. Thanks to Pessemier’s Racing Transmission for the race sponsor.

Also, note the on both days, the #1 qualifier was the winner. Pretty cool if you ask me.

The banquet will probably be January 26th. I am not sure of the location yet, but it will be in Tacoma.

Aug 27 2018

Super Saturday at Pacific

Race number 11, Pacific Raceways, August, cloudy, drizzle, smokey, and a bunch of racers. What could be better. Well, no rain would be better, but we got it done.

Fourteen racers bought in for the Super Saturday and all fourteen paid for the Association race.  It sure makes it easier when it comes to payout time. Arlyn Staiger, Darral Petitt, Derek McMasters, Greg Pessemier, John Theofelis, Joe Kapler, John Collecchi, Tony Arthur, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, and Mark Gillespie paid their money. After two qualifying attempts and some rain, Darral Petitt was number 1 with an 8.904. Darral gets the award from Snap-On Tools. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

The race sponsor was Parker Race Shoppe.

More delay and finally round one. McKillop nails the tree and forces Thornton to a massive break out. Gillespie get a single due to Diane Petitt having engine trouble. Green gets by Pessemier in a double break out affair. Kapler wins when Secondi breaks on the starting line. Arthur trees Staiger and forces him to break out. Darral Petitt wins when Collecchi turns on the red light and McMasters advances over Theofelis in another double break out race.

In round two, McMasters has a stellar .001 light and forces Arthur to break out. Green is a little better on the tree and Kapler breaks out, McKillop wins when Gillespie forget to let go of the button and breaks out 

trying to catch him and Darral has the bye.

Round three action has McMasters with a slight holeshot advantage over Petitt and taking the win light. Green and McKillop match up and Green gets the win light.

In the Final, Green wins when McMasters breaks out.

Congratulations to Dale Green and thanks to the, Parkers Race Shoppe.

Our next race is September 22 and 23 at Woodburn Dragstrip. Remember you can leave your trailer there if you are attending the LODRS the week prior. Only two races left in the season!

Saturday night we will be having chili dogs at my trailer.

Jul 31 2018

Hot Racing at Pacific

We now move to Pacific Raceways for number 10 of the race series. The last time we were here, it rained and rained and rained and the race was cancelled. Not this time, the weather was hot and the racing hotter.  We added the rainout sponsor money to the existing sponsor and had a huge payout available.

It was a Super Saturday at Pacific and eighteen racers showed for the Super race. Only seventeen bought in to our event. Arlyn Staiger, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Derek McMasters, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, John Theofelis, Joe Kapler, Steve Radunovich, Kyle Colletti, Tony Arthur, Tom Bachand, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Mark Loftus, and Mark Gillespie. After two qualifying passes, Mark Gillespie had the number again, 8.901. Mark gets another award from Snap-On Tools. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

The race sponsors were C&C Olympic Heating, Kelly’s Auto Repair, and DG Machine.

Let us move to round one. Pessemier used a .000 light for force G Linne to break out more. McKillop won when Bachand red lit. Diane used an 8.900 to get around Green. Gillespie forced Theofelis to break out. Radunovich won over Colletti on a double breakout race. Darral used a much better light to force Kapler to break out. Loftus was closed than Staiger on another double break out race. Arthur overcame a bad light to beat C Linne, double break out again. McMasters got a competition single when Poppleton (not signed up in our race) was a no show.

Round two found Gillespie with the bye. McKillop went .003 to stay ahead of a breaking out Arthur. McMasters went 8.905 to force Pessemier to break out. Darral won a close one with Radunovich, 8.889 to 8.885. And Loftus won when Diane when 8.850 to his 8.882.

Moving things along, we got to round three. Darral won when Gillespie went way red. McKillop went 8.904 to Loftus’s 8.890. And McMasters had the bye.

In the semi final round, McMasters used a holeshot to stay ahead of Darral and McKillop had the bye.

When we got to the final, the sun was doing its normal thing and blinding the racer in the left lane. So, we waited for the sun to drop behind the trees. McKillop was a little bit slower off the line than McMasters and broke out trying to catch him. Derek McMasters is the winner.  Congratulations and thanks to the three sponsors, C&C Olympic Heating, Kelly’s Auto Repair, and DG Machine

Our next race is August 25 at Pacific Raceways. Only three races left in the season!

Jul 24 2018

Mission Raceway Results

Well, where to start. On the one hand, I have to say, I do not enjoy trying to get in to Canada anymore. Yes, once again I had to park the trailer and step inside the border crossing, wait fifteen minutes, and then be told you are free to go. No explanation, no nothing.  Oh well we did get to the track.

Mission Raceway, no bugs on this trip, I think I am glad I did not go to the Division race earlier this year.  On Saturday we had nine racers sign up for our race. Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Tony Arthur, Tom Bachand, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Mark Loftus, and Mark Gillespie. We got three qualifying passes and Mark Gillespie set the number to beat on the first qualifying pass with an 8.902. No one could get around him, so Mark got the award from Snap Op Tools. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

The race sponsor was JA Morris Construction.

First round started about four thirty. Darral used a slightly better light to force Schmanke to break out, Arthur ran closer than Bachand on a double break out race. Diane won when McKillop turned on the red bulb, by .001. Green used a holeshot to force Loftus to break out, and Gillespie got the bye.

Second round found Diane against Gillespie, with Diane having the better light and the better run for the win. Green won when Arthur went too quick and Darral had the bye.

In the semi’s, it was mom and son racing. Mom showed her son how to drag race by having a better light and an 8.906 run to force her son to break out. It was a great race. Then Green, who had the bye, decided to show us all how to do the Super Comp thing, by having a .000 light and running an 8.900.  Myself, I think he should have saved that run for the final.

So, it was final time Diane against Dale. We got called to the lanes, but then had to wait for the sun to get behind the trees. Finally, it was time to race. Diane had a better light and ran closer to take her first Super Comp win. Congratulations to Diane for her first SC win and thanks to JA Morris Construction for the sponsorship. SC racer Tom Papp sponsored a best losing package award for this race and congratulation to Mark Gillespie who won it by losing better than all the others who lost.

Hamburgers and all the fixings were put on Saturday night at the Boley trailer and a good bull session was had the racers.

Sunday morning, we started earlier and there was not as many classes to run. We got one more qualifying session and people tried to get around Gillespie for that #1 spot but couldn’t do it. So, Gillespie was on top of the pile again. Thanks to Snap On Tools for the #1 Qualifier Award.

We added one racer to the mix on Sunday.   Bill Leong, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Tony Arthur, Tom Bachand, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Mark Loftus, and Mark Gillespie were the ten who paid for our race.

Race sponsor this day was RPM Automotive.

Things started with Green getting close to the perfect run over Schmanke. Green had a .004 light and went 8.900. Gillespie had a worse light than Leong, but ran closer to take the win, McKillop beat Bachand by using a better light. Arthur holeshot Loftus for the win and Darral paid back his mother by beating her in the opening round.

Arthur won when McKillop red lit, Gillespie had the bye, and Darral moved to the semi’s when Green turned on the red light.

Gillespie got to the final by using a better light to force Darral to break out, and Arthur had the bye.

Final round time. Arthur and Gillespie. Arthur went .025 – 8.891. Gillespie went .036 – 8.890, what a race. Arthur wins and moves closer to the top in the points.  Way to go Tony Arthur, thanks to Mike Shannon at RPM Automotive for the sponsorship.

Our next race is July 28 Pacific Raceways. Only four races left in the season, come get your points!

Jul 05 2018

Bremerton Race Results

It was kind of overcast and it sprinkled a couple of times, but the Association race at Bremerton Raceway went fairly well.  There was at issue early in the day and I thought about the situation and discussed it with several racers during the day. At the Saturday evening awards ceremony, we had a short meeting and discussed it again. A vote was taken and a new rule has been added to the current Association rules. This rule has been added to clarify entry into our races. It is part of rule #2, the addition was: At a standalone race, if a racer stages the vehicle on a qualifying pass, the racer will be on the ladder and the racer MUST pay the entry fee. You can see all the rules, with the changes highlighted, here.

On to the racing. We had sixteen racers qualify for the race. David Thornton, Dave Secondi, Mark Gillespie, Emmett McKillop, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Greg Linne, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Ty Anderson, Dale Green, John Collecchi, Mark Loftus, John Theofelis, Diane Petitt, and Trevor Harkema were entered in the event. After two session, David Thornton collected the #1 Qualifier Award with a 5.711 on the 5.70 index. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

Westbay Auto Parts was the race sponsor.

First round was late due the huge number of cars in the Footbrake Race. McKillop won against Collecchi in a double break out race, C Linne used a hole shot to beat Thornton, Darral Petitt won when Loftus turned on the red light. Secondi won when Anderson rocked out of the start line beams and turned on the red light. Theofelis red lit against Schmanke, Harkema won against Bachand, Gillespie won when Green red lit and Diane Petitt won when G Linne went to quick and broke out.

After a bunch more foot brake racing, we got back to it. Gillespie was the winner when Diane lit the red eye. C Linne finished off the Petitt’s be using a hole shot force Darral to break out. Schmanke won against a slowing Secondi and McKillop moved on against Harkema using a .008 and a 5.694 against a .011 and a 5.689.

More foot brakers – Semi final time. Gillespie overcame a late light to run closer than C Linne and McKillop had a stellar .010 to beat Schmanke.

In the final as the sun was setting, it was McKillop on top with a .002 to Gillespie’s -.001. Congratulations to Emmett for a fine win and thanks to Westbay Auto Parts for the sponsorship. FBN Racing sponsored a best losing package award for this race and congratulation to Chuck Linne won it by losing better than all the others who lost.

A fine feast was put on Saturday night by the Petitt’s and a good bull session was had the racers.

Sunday arrived and more racers showed up. Derek McMasters, Tony Arthur, David Thornton, Dave Secondi, Mark Gillespie, Emmett McKillop, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Greg Linne, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Ty Anderson, Dale Green, John Collecchi, Mark Loftus, John Theofelis, Diane Petitt, and Trevor Harkema signed up to race. Two qualifying sessions later, there were six racers with a 5.70 something. At #1, was Derek McMasters with a 5.700, then there was 5.705, 5.706, 5.708, 5.708, and 5.709. That is some fine driving.

First round and first race was a doozie. Secondi beat Harkema – Secondi was .005 with a 5.743 and Harkema was .006 with a 5.743. That was close. McKillop hole shot Schmanke, C Linne also used a hole shot to beat Diane, Darral had another close race against Anderson. Both ran 5.709, but Darral had the better light for the win. G Linne won when Gillespie could not make the call. Green beat Bachand, McMasters was better than Loftus, Arthur won against Collecchi and Thornton won when Theofelis turned on the red bulb.

Round two was much earlier than the day before. McMasters had the bye, Darral used a hole shot to beat C Linne, G Linne won when Secondi broke, McKillop used another stellar .003 to beat Thornton, and Arthur was slightly better than Green and won the round.

Round three found McMasters against Petitt with McMasters winning when Petitt went red. G Linne also won when McKillop went red and Arthur had the bye.

In the semi final round, Arthur got the nod when McMasters went too quick and broke out. G Linne had the bye.

Final round time.  Arthur had a .035 light and ran 5.700. G Linne actually had room, he had a .026 light, but was on the wrong end of the index when he went 5.697. That there was some close stuff. Congratulations to Tony Arthur and a big shout to the race sponsor – Cloise and Mike Construction.

Our next race is July 21 and 22 at Mission Raceway during their National Open.

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.