Jul 12 2020

A Bremerton Fourth

Well I guess I should get this done. It is Friday, a week after the last two races and I am really am behind in some stuff.

As most of you know, I was under the weather on Saturday, but we managed to get the racing done before dark.

Twenty racers made it back to Bremerton Raceway for the Access Performance sponsored race. Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Mark Johnson, Tom Bachand, Wade Archer, and Robert Acuna paid their money and took their chances.

Two qualifying sessions later, there were four people with 5.70 something, but Dale Green was the best with a 5.704. He got the low qualifier award from Snap On tools.

First round started with Linne running a 5.700 and taking the win over Secondi. The Diane Petitt ran closer to the index and took out Stutler. Thornton beat Darral Petitt in a close one. Pessemier used a holeshot to beat Acuna. Then Taylor beat Collecchi. McKillop ran a 5.724 to beat Archer. Schmanke won when Johnson went .003 on the red side. Loftis came out ahead on a double breakout with Gillespie. Then Theofelis ran a 5.700 to take the win when Bachand went in deep. And finally, Cavar overcame a slower light to stay ahead of Green.

In round two, Linne continued to run the index when he went 5.707 to McKillop’s break out 5.698. Cavar won when Pessemier broke out by .004. Petitt won over Taylor in a double break out affair. Loftis got to the finish line first against Schmanke, and Theofelis used a hole shot to beat Thornton.

Round three started with Linne going 5.701 to beat Petitt. Cavar had the bye and Loftis beat Theofelis.

Then in the semi final race, Linne and Cavar had a double break out race, with Linne closer and moving to the final. Loftis had the bye into the final.

Final round time, Linne had a better light and turned it into a win over Loftis. Way to go Greg. Thanks to Access Performance for the race sponsorship and to Snap On Tools for the #1 Qualifier award.

Sunday morning came way to soon, but time marches on.

Only nineteen racers today. Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Mark Johnson, Tom Bachand, Wade Archer, and Robert Acuna.

Due to the number of cars, we only had one qualifying session. Two 5.700 runs, with Greg Taylor doing it first. He got the award from Snap On Tools. Designs Unlimited was the race sponsor.

Round one started with Secondi forcing Acuna to break out. Theofelis went 5.702 to force Darral Petitt to break out. McKillop won when Collecchi broke out. Stutler won when Diane Petitt had an issue on the start line and slowed way down. Linne used a start line advantage to stay ahead of Cavar. Archer won when Bachand broke out. Gillespie ran right on, but Green had a better light for the win. Johnson won over Pessemier. Loftis won against Thornton in a double break out race. Taylor had the bye.

Round two found Stutler and Linne matched up, with Stutler winning a double break out race. Archer went 5.701 to force Secondi to break out. Theofelis was closer to the index against Taylor. McKillop used a .002 light to beat Johnson. Green went 5.707 and won when Loftis broke out.

Round three – Sutler was late and McKillop advanced. Archer lost to Theofelis on a close one, 5.687 to 5.686. Green had the bye.

Theofelis had slightly better light than Green and turned it into a win. 5.704 to 5.708. McKillop had the bye.

Final round time. Another pair of 5.70’s. Theofelis went 5.703, McKillop went 5.708. Theofelis wins.

Thanks again to Designs Unlimited and Snap On tools.

Our next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 8 and 9.

Jun 26 2020

Bremerton Racing

Hello racers!!!!!

We did it! We finally got a race done in 2020. What a year so far.

Bremerton Raceway was the scene. Super Comp racing was the deal. Saturday had 17 die hard racers show up to race for not only the money, but the Wally. This was a National Open in conjunction with an Association race.

Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett, McKillop, Greg Linne, Jack Stutler, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Johnson, and Kelley Cavar came and raced. The race sponsor was the Dalrymple Family.

Of course, Mother Nature had to have her say. To start the morning with mist and just enough rain to keep up off the track. Things finally got under way around 1:30 pm and we got one qualifying session done. Dale Green set the standard and got the low qualifier award with a 5.700. Snap-On Tools provided the low qualifier award.

Round one finally got started around six pm. Diane Petitt used a holeshot to defeat Gillespie. Secondi went red against Collecchi. Johnson got the head start on Darral Petitt and got to the finish line first. Then Linne won when Theofelis went red by -.007. McKillop forced Schmanke to break out and Archer went 5.700 to defeat Thornton. Loftis went 5.706 to get around Stutler who had a better light but was a little too slow. Arthur used a 5.702 to force Cavar to break out, and Green got the first-round bye.

Round two started about 7:40 pm. Linne got a better light and beat Petitt.  Green got around Loftis. Archer had a .005 light and forced Arthur to break out. Johnson ran closer to the dial to beat Collecchi, and McKillop had the bye.                                                       

Next round three, 8:15 pm, found Linne with the bye. McKillop used a .008 light to stay ahead of Archer. Green defeated Johnson, 5.711 to 5.715.

The semis were next. Time was 8:55 pm. Green had the bye, and Linne went .000 to beat McKillop on a double break out race.

OK, time for the final round. Wait it is after 9, no lights, no can see track, no race until Sunday.

Sunday came and we could not finish until the Sunday race was done, because Green did really well on Sunday, also. When Linne and Green finally met for the final, Linne had some start line issues and Green won the race.

Then we had a protest meal at the Petitt pits. Food was good.

Congrats to Dale and thanks to the Dalrymple family for the support.

Let us move on to Sunday. The rain came back. So, the track cancelled time runs for everybody except new entries.

We started racing about noon or so. We only had 16 sign up for the Association race. Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett, McKillop, Greg Linne, Jack Stutler, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, John Collecchi, Mark Johnson, and Kelley Cavar. Race sponsor was Parker’s Race Shoppe.

Random pair first round. Archer beat Linne on a double red light. McKillop used a .007 to beat Gillespie. Green went .000 for the win over Darral Petitt. Secondi defeated Arthur. Thornton won when Stutler went red. Loftis had a .000 light for the win over Theofelis. Diane Petitt had the bye. Cavar went 5.703 to beat Collecchi and Johnson won when Schmanke rolled through the start line.

Cavar ended up being the low qualifier and used that to have the bye in round two. McKillop won when Secondi went red. Green beat Johnson. Thornton went 5.702 to defeat Loftis. Archer used a .005 to stay ahead of Petitt.

In round three, Green won over McKillop. Archer defeated Cavar, and Thornton had the bye.

The semi final round found Archer against Thornton. Archer had a much better light and stayed ahead for the win. Green had the bye.

Final round time. Green went .031 on the tree and Archer was off his game a little. Green took the win.

So, race 3 and 4 are in the books. Dale Green missed the first two races but made up for it by taking both wins.

Our next race is at Bremerton Raceway on July 4 and 5.

Jun 09 2020

Delayed Start to New Year

Well, we finally get to race. After all the silliness put the death throes on the first four races of the season, we made it to Bremerton Raceway.

Saturday morning was kind of overcast and the forecast did not look good, so the track decided to only have one time run for all the classes.

Thirteen Super Comp racers braved the iffy weather and showed up. Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, and Jack Stutler were entered. We started time runs for the brackets, had a couple of oil downs, couple of rain showers, and finally got in a qualifying run. Three people were on the money, with .70 something.  Tony Arthur had the best, with a 5.700 to grab the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On tools for the great awards.

The race sponsor was Nelson Family Racing.

The ladder was set and then we waited.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not take kindly to our endeavors to race and decided to reward us with more rain.

The track started round one of the brackets, but after Sportsman and Pro ran, the rains came again. It was too late in the day to try to continue, so the race was called.

The money was split 13 ways, and everyone will receive first round loss points.

Moving on to Sunday. Today race was sponsored by C&C Olympic Heating.

Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, and Jack Stutler stayed to see if the weather might change.

After some track drying, time trials started. Dave Thornton ran a 5.701 to take the number one spot.

After all the classes got a run in, Sportsman ran first round, then it really rained. Much worse than Saturday. The track pulled the plug, so 12 racers split the money and received first round loss points.

Big thanks to the race sponsor – C&C Olympic Heating.

The next race is at Bremerton Raceway on June 20 and 21. It is the postponed National Open. So, gate fee is $100 per day and then Association fee of $60. Come run for a Wally and the money.

So far, the rest of the schedule has stayed the same.

Apr 22 2020

Banquet and 2020 Season

Ok, I guess I should write a short story and let everyone know the plans for 2020.

We had our 2020 Awards Banquet on January 25 at Pacific Raceways. It was catered by Two Busy to Cook and I think everyone got enough to eat. We had a crowd of over 50 people in attendance. 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 2019 season, the upcoming season, current rules, and other things. We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade in SC and SST. We got a couple of weekends back at Pacific Raceways and because we always seem to get rained out at Woodburn in the spring, I opted to go back to Pacific twice instead of Woodburn twice.

 

Congratulations to Diane Petitt who won the SC Championship.

 

We have 14 races this year and 10 will count for the championship.

May 16/17 – Bremerton Raceway

May 24/25 – Renegade Raceway

June 6/7 – Bremerton Raceway

July 4/5 – Bremerton Raceway

Aug 8/9 – Pacific Raceway

Aug 29/30 – Pacific Raceway

Sept 19/20 – Woodburn Dragstrip

 

As of now, the plan is to start the season at Bremerton. That weekend is the NHRA National Open and because of that the gate price is $100 and the association price is $60. If you race the association, you will be racing for two checks and the wally. Also, remember at Bremerton Raceway, paid pit spots are reserved. Please do not park in a spot that someone has paid for.

 

Remember to

Let’s go racing!

 

Dennis Boley

Sep 23 2019

Woodburn Finale

The final two races for the 2019 season. A short drive to Woodburn Dragstrip. All but one of the top ten racers were present. Looks to be a great showdown for the championship.

Saturday morning was a little foggy, but the racing started pretty much on time.

We had fourteen Super Comp racers enter the Saturday race. Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, Wade Archer, and Jack Stutler were entered. On the first qualifying pass, Wade ran a great 8.902. I stopped by his trailer and told him he left the door open for the #1 spot. Sure, enough on the next qualifying pass, Mark Loftis sealed the deal with an 8.901 to take the #1 spot and earn the Snap-On tool prize. Thanks to Snap-On tools for the great awards.

The race sponsor was JA Morris Construction.

The ladder was set and then we got to wait for the feature cars and stuff breaking.

First round started with Darral taking out Pessemier. Then Gillespie and current points leader Diane squared up. In the battle of red lights, Gillespie lost, -.005 to -.003. The points leader moves on. Secondi dashed McKillops hope for another championship by having a .004 light and running an 8.907 to McKillops break out. Green improved his chance at another championship when Stutler turned on the red light. Anderson won when Thornton also red lit. Arthur lost to Loftis with yet another red light and finally Archer used a better light to force Linne to break out.

Round two found Anderson vs Diane. Diane had the better light .001 to Andersons .004. But Anderson ran closer to the index to take the win. That left the championship battle open to Green and Darral. And they ran each other next. Green was a little late and did not have enough room to get around Darral. Darral went 8.907 and Green went 8.909. Darral moves on. Archer had a red light against Secondi and Loftis had the bye.

Darral meets Secondi in the semi-finals. Darral throws a .021 package out and Secondi could only come up with a .026 package. Darral to the final. On the other side, Anderson is the winner when Loftis goes red.

Darkness found us and so we could not run the final. Petitt and Anderson split the purse, and each got 65 points for the race.

We had spaghetti feed and awards ceremony in the Petitt pits. Worst Losing Package award went to Mark Gillespie.

Sunday morning arrived and so did the rain. We held out for a couple of hours, but mother nature won in the end. Sunday was a rain out. Everyone in attendance get the 11 points for the race.

I did some rough calculations and it looks like a Petitt is the 2019 Champion. Diane Petitt, with Darral Petitt in second place, followed by Dale Green and then Emmett McKillop.

Big thanks to the race sponsor – JA Morris Construction. Bigger thanks to all of the 2019 Sponsors and hope to see you back in 2020.

The awards banquet will probably be the last Saturday in January. Not sure where, will keep you informed.

The 2020 race schedule is still in the works. Should have it finalized soon.

Aug 28 2019

Great Racing at Pacific

Well I missed another fine Super Comp race at Pacific Raceways on August 24. The weather was pretty good, and nineteen racers were there at the quarter mile track.  

Alexis Acuna, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, Marion Hurst, Mark Heritage, Danny Hauter, Tory Lea, and Wade Archer decided to attack the track.

During the first qualifying session, Darrel Petitt turned in a splendid 8.905 and thought he would be good. But Diane came up and ended his joy with a stellar 8.900. That was it for the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsors were C&C Olympic Heating and Kelly’s Auto Repair.

Time for first round. C Linne used a .007 light to get around Secondi. McKillip used a .003 light to hammer on Loftis. Heritage won when Lea slowed a little. McMasters forced Green to break out. G Linne had a better light than Acuna and she broke out. Hauter won when Thornton broke out and Collecchi let Arthur get around him for the win. Darral was a winner when Gillespie was a no show and Diane had the bye. Archer won his race when Hurst was a no show.

Round two started with Archer running an 8.908 and forcing McMasters to break out. McKillop went 8.877, but C Linne went 8.868 McKillop moved on. Arthur found himself on a single when Hauter did not show up. Diane used a slightly better light to beat Heritage in a double break out affair. Darral and G Linne had an epic battle. Greg went .000 and then ran 8.890 to Darrel’s 8.894. Greg you needed one more whomp at the finish line.

In round three, McKillop had the bye. Diane won when Archer slowed way down. Arthur stayed just ahead of Darral for the win.

In the semi-final round, Arthur had the bye and McKillop moved to the final round when Diane missed the tree.

Final round time. McKillop and Arthur. Both nailed the tree with the same .012 light. McKillop ran closer to 8.90 and took the win light. Emmett is your winner.!!!! Thanks to the C&C Olympic Heating and Kelly’s Auto Repair for the extra moolah in the checks.

The last two races of the season are at Woodburn Dragstrip on September 21 and 22. You can leave your trailer there if you attend the LODRS race the week before.

Jul 23 2019

Bremerton Summer Race

Race 10 and 11 at Bremerton Raceway, on July 20 and 21.

We had fifteen racers show up to battle for points.  

Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, and Wade Archer were present and accounted for.

The first qualifying session ended with Greg Linne setting the bar at 5.708.  He was looking for that all important first round bye. The second session came around and Mark Loftis gave it a shot, but only went 5.709 and that gave Greg the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsor was Gilbertsen Enterprises, LLC.

First round found G Linne on the bye, running a 5.703. Archer then took out C Linne on a double break out race. Gillespie won when Diane Petitt went red first. McKillop then ran closer to the index to beat Green. Thornton had the hole shot on Arthur but slowed. Arthur went to quick to allow Thornton the win. Schmanke used a hole shot to take out Secondi, McMasters used a hole shot to force Darrell Petitt to break out, and Collecchi overcame a double break out to beat Loftis.  After first round, the top five points leaders were out.

Round two found Thornton and Archer in a great battle. Thornton had a slightly better light and at the finish line ran a 5.709 to beat Archer’s 5.707. Gillespie got handed a gift when Schmanke turned on the red light. McKillop won when Collecchi went to quick, and G Linne used a .001 light to force McMasters to break out.

The semi final round found G Linne sending Thornton to the trailer and Gillespie got around McKillop using a better light.

Final round time. G Linne and Gillespie squared up. Linne had the better light, Gillespie broke out and the win went to Greg Linne. Good thing he won, the car owner, Debra Linne, was there from the Midwest to watch. Way to go Greg. Thanks to the Gilbertsen Enterprises, LLC for the race sponsorship.

Bremerton Raceway posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Dale Green.

There was an awards ceremony and dinner at the Petitt pit area. Thanks to them for hosting.

Sunday’s race was sponsored by RPM Automotive.

The same fifteen raced played the game on Sunday. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, and Wade Archer.

One the first qualifying session, Dave Thornton set the bar at 5.701. No one could get around it, so Dave was #1. Snap-On Tools provided the #1 award.

Thornton got the bye in round one. Diane Petitt got the better of Gillespie, Secondi hole shot Collecchi for the win. Archer won when Schmanke had some problems. Arthur used a better light to beat C Linne. Darrel also used a better light to beat Loftis. McKillop forced McMasters to break out, and Green beat G Linne.

In round two, Secondi beat Darral and Diane won against Green. Then McKillop used a better light to beat Thornton and Archer got to the semi final round by getting around Arthur on a double break out race.

McKillop won in the semi final round when Secondi went red and Diane beat up on Archer to advance to the final.

In the final round, McKillop forced Diane to break out. Congratulations to Emmett McKillop.

Thanks to RPM Automotive for the added money.

Next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 24. Remember only 3 races left in 2019.

Jul 03 2019

Bremerton Fun

The end of June finds us at Bremerton Raceway for race 8 and 9. The weather on Thursday did not look promising, but by Saturday it was fine.

Fifteen racers came the tackle the Bremerton eighth mile track.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Trevor Harkema, Job Kapler, Alexis Acuna, Greg Linne, and Chuck Linne showed up to race.

First qualifying session was about 11:00 am. Darral Petitt decided to not give anybody a chance and went 5.700 on the 5.70 index. Shut the door on number one spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsor was Westbay Auto Parts. Just to prove it was not a fluke, Darral went 5.70 on the second qualifying pass, also.

Darral Petitt came out for the single in round one and ran a 5.695. Harkema beat C Linne on the line and won with a 5.26 to a 5.73. Pessemier had a stellar .000 light but could not slow down enough and gave G Linne the win. Loftis outran Schmanke and then Diane Petitt had a better light to put Thornton on the trailer for the day. Green used a holeshot to overcome Secondi, then Arthur used a better hole shot to beat Gillespie. Kapler got the win when Acuna roll through the start line.

On to round two. G Linne and Diane Petitt had the same .013 reaction time, but Linne was closer to the index and got the win light. Green took out the other Petitt via a .007 light and a 5.701 run. Kapler moved to the semifinal round using a .000 light to beat Loftis. Harkema beat Arthur for the other semifinal spot.

The semifinals found G Linne with a .001 light against Kapler and Linne took the win light. Harkema used a holeshot to put Green out of competition.

Final round time. It was a great race with Linne and his .002 light taking the win over Harkema.

This was Greg Linne’s first win in Super Comp, way to go Greg. Thanks to the Westbay Auto parts for the race sponsorship.

Bremerton Raceway posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Darral Petitt.

There was an awards ceremony and dinner at the Petitt pit area. Thanks to them for hosting Taco Night at the Races.

Sunday came and the sun came out in force. The race was sponsored by Cloise and Mike Construction.

Fourteen racers stayed. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Greg Pessemier, Trevor Harkema, Job Kapler, Alexis Acuna, Greg Linne, and Chuck Linne.

Two qualifying sessions later, Darral Petitt was once again #1 with a 5.703. The sun must have slowed him down by .003. Snap-On Tools provided the #1 award.

In the first round we find Thornton vs. Darral Petitt. Thornton put a .021 package on the table and forced Petitt to break out. C Linne won when Pessemier rolled through the starting line. Gillespie had a holeshot win over Secondi. Loftis won when Kapler had issues on the start line. Diane Petitt went 5.704 to take the win over Arthur. Harkema won when G Linne went red and Green won when Acuna went red.

In round two, Thornton got the bye. C Linne beat Diane Petitt, Green won when Loftis went way to quick and Harkema got around Gillespie.

Then the semi final round came. C Linne won over Harkema in a double break out race. Green and Thornton had the same reaction times, but Thornton broke out and gave the win to Green.

Final round time. C Linne and Green matched up. Reaction time advantage went to Green, but he misdialed the car and went too quick by .003 to give the win the Chuck Linne. Not bad weekend for the Linne Family.

Thanks to Cloise and Mike Construction for the added money.

Next race is at Bremerton Raceway on July 20 and 21.

May 28 2019

Renegade Racing

Ok, third weekend in row for Super Comp racing. On the weekend set aside for remembering those who have given their life, so we can do what we do. I want to take a moment and reflect on the reason for the long weekend.

We move the venue to Renegade Raceway for race 6 and 7 on our schedule. We had seventeen racers sign up on Saturday.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, Jakson Gradin, Nick Shephard, and Dale Poppleton were present.

Qualifying was completed and Emmett McKillop was on top with a stellar 5.704. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The Dalrymple Family was the race sponsor.

Let’s go racing. Round one started with Diane Petitt on a competition single when Gillespie could make the call. Secondi used a better reaction time to take out Gradin on a double break out. Arthur beat Thornton on another double break out race. Darral Petitt used a .003 to take out Loftis, Anderson won when Boley ran too quick. Green won when Theofelis turned on the red eye, and Bachand won when Collecchi also had a red light start. Shepherd had a better light than Poppleton and forced him to break out and McKillop had the bye.

In round two, Diane Petitt moved forward over Arthur using a .009 light and a 5.705 run. McKillop hole shot Anderson for the win, Secondi ran closer to the index to beat Shepherd, Darral Petitt beat Bachand 5.693 to a 5.691 affair. And Green had the bye.


In round three, Diane Petitt beat the #1 qualifier, McKillop, using a better light, which forced McKillop to break out. Darral Petitt also had a better light than Green and won the round. Secondi had the bye.

The semi finals found Secondi using a holeshot to take out Darral and Diane had the bye in to the final.

The final round was held at about 12:45 am. Diane had the better light and forced Secondi to break out.

Congratulations to Diane Petitt and thanks to the Dalrymple Family for the race sponsorship.

Dale Green posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Ty Anderson.

Sunday’s race was sponsored by Access Performance. The day started out very wet. Fourteen racers stayed to brave the weather and see if we could race. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Jakson Gradin, and Nick Shephard hung around. Due to the late start, the track decided it would give one qualifying round and all classes would run 1/8 mile.

Tony Arthur ended up being the #1 qualifier and received the award from Snap-On Tools.

Round one got underway with McKillop winning when Shepard turned on the red light. Diane had a better light than Gradin and ran closer to the index for the win. Gillespie got his car figured out and won when Thornton broke out. Secondi beat Arthur by running a 5.705. Green forced Loftis to break out, Darral won when Theofelis went .007 red and Boley got the win when Collecchi went .004 red.


Round two found Diane against McKillip, with Diane getting the win. Darral beat Green with a .008 light and a perfect 5.700 run. Boley won when Gillespie went deep on the starting line and Secondi had the bye.

Diane won over a breaking out Secondi and Darral won when Boley also went to quick.

That set up a stellar mother/son final round. Both drivers were ready to race. After a short sprinkle they pulled into the water boxes. Both drivers turned on the red light, Diane -.008 to Darral’s -.013. So, Diane Petitt pulled off a double win weekend. Way to go, Diane. Thanks to Access Performance for the added money.

Next race is at Bremerton Raceway on June 29 and 30.

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.