Jul 05 2018

Bremerton Race Results

It was kind of overcast and it sprinkled a couple of times, but the Association race at Bremerton Raceway went fairly well.  There was at issue early in the day and I thought about the situation and discussed it with several racers during the day. At the Saturday evening awards ceremony, we had a short meeting and discussed it again. A vote was taken and a new rule has been added to the current Association rules. This rule has been added to clarify entry into our races. It is part of rule #2, the addition was: At a standalone race, if a racer stages the vehicle on a qualifying pass, the racer will be on the ladder and the racer MUST pay the entry fee. You can see all the rules, with the changes highlighted, here.

On to the racing. We had sixteen racers qualify for the race. David Thornton, Dave Secondi, Mark Gillespie, Emmett McKillop, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Greg Linne, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Ty Anderson, Dale Green, John Collecchi, Mark Loftus, John Theofelis, Diane Petitt, and Trevor Harkema were entered in the event. After two session, David Thornton collected the #1 Qualifier Award with a 5.711 on the 5.70 index. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

Westbay Auto Parts was the race sponsor.

First round was late due the huge number of cars in the Footbrake Race. McKillop won against Collecchi in a double break out race, C Linne used a hole shot to beat Thornton, Darral Petitt won when Loftus turned on the red light. Secondi won when Anderson rocked out of the start line beams and turned on the red light. Theofelis red lit against Schmanke, Harkema won against Bachand, Gillespie won when Green red lit and Diane Petitt won when G Linne went to quick and broke out.

After a bunch more foot brake racing, we got back to it. Gillespie was the winner when Diane lit the red eye. C Linne finished off the Petitt’s be using a hole shot force Darral to break out. Schmanke won against a slowing Secondi and McKillop moved on against Harkema using a .008 and a 5.694 against a .011 and a 5.689.

More foot brakers – Semi final time. Gillespie overcame a late light to run closer than C Linne and McKillop had a stellar .010 to beat Schmanke.

In the final as the sun was setting, it was McKillop on top with a .002 to Gillespie’s -.001. Congratulations to Emmett for a fine win and thanks to Westbay Auto Parts for the sponsorship. FBN Racing sponsored a best losing package award for this race and congratulation to Chuck Linne won it by losing better than all the others who lost.

A fine feast was put on Saturday night by the Petitt’s and a good bull session was had the racers.

Sunday arrived and more racers showed up. Derek McMasters, Tony Arthur, David Thornton, Dave Secondi, Mark Gillespie, Emmett McKillop, Darral Petitt, Josh Schmanke, Greg Linne, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Ty Anderson, Dale Green, John Collecchi, Mark Loftus, John Theofelis, Diane Petitt, and Trevor Harkema signed up to race. Two qualifying sessions later, there were six racers with a 5.70 something. At #1, was Derek McMasters with a 5.700, then there was 5.705, 5.706, 5.708, 5.708, and 5.709. That is some fine driving.

First round and first race was a doozie. Secondi beat Harkema – Secondi was .005 with a 5.743 and Harkema was .006 with a 5.743. That was close. McKillop hole shot Schmanke, C Linne also used a hole shot to beat Diane, Darral had another close race against Anderson. Both ran 5.709, but Darral had the better light for the win. G Linne won when Gillespie could not make the call. Green beat Bachand, McMasters was better than Loftus, Arthur won against Collecchi and Thornton won when Theofelis turned on the red bulb.

Round two was much earlier than the day before. McMasters had the bye, Darral used a hole shot to beat C Linne, G Linne won when Secondi broke, McKillop used another stellar .003 to beat Thornton, and Arthur was slightly better than Green and won the round.

Round three found McMasters against Petitt with McMasters winning when Petitt went red. G Linne also won when McKillop went red and Arthur had the bye.

In the semi final round, Arthur got the nod when McMasters went too quick and broke out. G Linne had the bye.

Final round time.  Arthur had a .035 light and ran 5.700. G Linne actually had room, he had a .026 light, but was on the wrong end of the index when he went 5.697. That there was some close stuff. Congratulations to Tony Arthur and a big shout to the race sponsor – Cloise and Mike Construction.

Our next race is July 21 and 22 at Mission Raceway during their National Open.