Aug 18 2015

Pacific Race 8

On Friday, August 14 the Seattle weather did not look to good for racing on the next day. But, come Saturday morning the rain had stopped and there was a light cloud cover. Super Comp racers came to Pacific Raceways by the dozen. This was the eighth race for the Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association. The racers were: Tory Lea, Emmett McKillop, Mark Gillespie, Dale Hrenko, Tim Petitt, Mark Johnson, Randy Beck, Greg Pessemier, Tony Burton, Marion Hurst, Tom Gresham, and Darral Petitt were the dozen gunning for the gold. Welcome aboard Tory Lea, Marion Hurst, and Tony Burton.

Track conditions were great, thanks to the team effect of the Pacific Raceways crew.

Tory Lea grabbed the low qualifier spot with a 8.903, just edging out Emmet McKillop. On the top half of the ladder, Darral started his road to the final with a holeshot win over Mark Johnson. A triple zero light didn’t give Mark much room. Then Darral knocked out the #1 qualifier and then had to face the other Petitt in the semifinal. Meanwhile Randy Beck caught a break in round one, when his opponent was a no show. Then on a double breakout run, he was closer than Ed Hauter to take the win. Semis saw Randy and Tom Gresham battle it out. Identical .027 lights made for a steller race. Another double break out. 8.897 was .002 closer than Tom’s 8.895, putting Randy in the final. I did not get the final round stats, but Randy was the winner, and Darral the runner up.

Our final two races are August 29 and 30 at Woodburn Dragstrip. We will have a picnic at my trailer Saturday evening. Mark and I will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring anything else you want.

Dennis Boley