May 18 2010

Morris Dominates Woodburn Opener

Andy Morris and Ed Hauter Ready for Saturday's Final

The weather was nearly perfect, if you don’t count the short sprinkle while in the staging lanes for Sunday’s round three.  The track was in good shape.  The turnout was pretty good.  And the weekend was dominated by Andy Morris.

On Saturday, 17 cars competed for points and cash with Andy Morris of Olympia, WA coming out on top.  Ed Hauter was runner up, moving into second place in PNSCA points. New to PNSCA competition was Nick Bresaw of Beaverton, OR who made it to the semi-finals.  Andy was also the winner in the track’s Electronics Gambler class with the same car just minutes earlier.  That made him certifiably on fire.

Andy Morris Collects the Hardware and the Check from PNSCA President Ed Hauter with Connie Schmoll and Chris Williams Looking On

First time PNSCA competitors Sadie Floyd, Tom Pappas, Neil Schindler, Brian Anderson and Ryan Carlson also joined us for the race. Welcome to the fun!  We certainly hope you all enjoyed it and that we’ll see you again.

At Saturday’s awards, PNSCA Champion for 2008 and 09, and current points leader Bob Woodruff was presented with a t-shirt showing how much the rest of the PNSCA field loves him.  It was all in good fun, and with so many hot newcomers, Bob would be wise to be looking over his shoulder.

Bob Woodruff gets a new uniform with the Approval of Andy Morris, Mike Roebeck, and Bob Miller

On Sunday, 15 cars competed, with Andy Morris winning again and rocketing from nowhere to third place in the points. Don Knoblauch, Sumner, WA, also new to PNSCA competition, was the runner-up. PNSCA points leader, Bob Woodruff of Maple Valley, WA was in the semi’s with Emily Williams of Woodinville, WA, moving her into a tie for sixth place in the points standings.

Don Knoblauch and Emily Williams Prep for Sunday's Semis

Sunday’s race was sponsored by Roebeck Custom Fabrication. Mike Roebeck in Sweet Home, Oregon, serves all Northwest drag racers with fabrication, everything from new cars to minor updates, building and rebuilding transmissions, and performance parts sales.

Soon-to-be-Married Andy Morris and Kacee Bootsma

Andy becomes only the third person in known PNSCA history to win both halves of a double header.  He joins the elite company of Mike Seekins and reigning PNSCA champ Bob Woodruff in that illustrious group.  Andy and Kacee Bootsma are planning to marry on August 7th, we wish them both the best.  Although it might be nice if he lets some other folks win now and then…

We are all looking forward to seeing everyone out on the 4th of July weekend at the next PNSCA doubleheader at Mission Raceway in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.  It’s a beautiful facility and a great way to spend the holiday weekend.