Jul 12 2016

Pacific Raceway Highlights

Race eight of thirteen found the Association at Pacific Raceways on a Saturday morning. Coming in to the track, it did not look like we would get the race completed. It was very overcast and there was a lot of moisture on the track.  The Pacific Raceway crew got to work and things started to look better.Johnson No1

This race was sponsored by Kelly’s Auto Repair and Jim & Cheryl Morris.

Due to the late start and the fact there were over 200 cars in attendance, it was decided to have only one round of qualifying.  Of the eleven Association racers, Mark Johnson got the coveted Low Qualifier Award from Snap On Tools with a great 8.902.

Mark Johnson, Emmett McKillop, Arlyn Staiger, Tim Petitt, John Theofelis, Ed Hauter, Randy Beck, David Thorton, Darral Pettit, Mark Gillespie, and Dale Green made the trip to first round.

Dale Green and Emmett McKillop met in the final round. Dale defeated Nick Drzayich, Darral Pettit, and Randy Beck on his way to the final. On the other side of the ladder, Emmett got around Dave Thorton, John Theofelis, and Ed Hauter. Emmett was also doing pretty well in Super Pro and so the Super Comp final was the last race of the day.  Emmett won Super Pro and came back around to try and double up. But, alas the double was not to happen this day.  Emmett turned on the red light to give the race to Dale.

Green WinnerThe weather held off long enough to get the race done, and while taking winner’s circle pictures, Mother Nature finally unleashed the showers.

Next race is Saturday, July 23, at Mission Raceway. This race is sponsored by RPM Automotive. The Association race is on Saturday, and on Sunday is the National Open.

The T shirts by Designs Unlimited were a hit. Get yours before they are gone.  The price is $15 a shirt, with the money going to the prize fund.