Sep 14 2009

Woodburn Season Finale Recap

This weekend’s season ending double-header at Woodburn provided plenty of movement in the points, and a few surprise stars to wrap up the year.  While the championship wasn’t in doubt, only one other position in the top 10 was held by the same racer when the weekend was over.


The Beautiful PNSCA Hardware

Friday night’s move in and dinner were a real hot box, with heat in the mid-90s.  Saturday’s temps were just a little cooler topping out in the high 80s.  But the racing was still hot.  At the end of the day, Geoff Hughes took the win over Rick Dearinger.  But the final appearance was enough for Rick to move into second place in the points, edging past the recently scalding hot John Young who was unable to make the trip to Woodburn.

Sunday was much cooler, with a passing sprinkle or two, but the racing was still great.  The semis featured only one top 10 PNSCA racer, Tom Gresham.  Joining Tom in the semis were occasional PNSCA racers Greg Pessimer, Natalie Peck, and Saturday’s winner Geoff Hughes.  Natalie won her first S/C round win with a .019 light and an 8.908, tuning the car herself and taking down our President Ed Hauter. In the final, Tom edged Geoff for the trophy.  The win solidified Tom’s 5th place position in the points.  And Geoff’s final round appearance capped a 151 point weekend, almost tripling his season points.  Check out the full points standings to see the final tallies.

And of course the weekend capped a wonderful year for Bob Woodruff who literally walked away with the championship, his second in a row.  Bob had a new crew member over the weekend, his daughter Kimberley helping out and cheering him on to another PNSCA Championship.

Congrats to Bob Woodruff for the season title, the weekend’s winners Geoff Hughes and Tom Gresham, and the rest of the PNSCA top 10 for a wonderful season.  And stay tuned for details on the end of the year banquet.