Jul 12 2020

A Bremerton Fourth

Well I guess I should get this done. It is Friday, a week after the last two races and I am really am behind in some stuff.

As most of you know, I was under the weather on Saturday, but we managed to get the racing done before dark.

Twenty racers made it back to Bremerton Raceway for the Access Performance sponsored race. Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Mark Johnson, Tom Bachand, Wade Archer, and Robert Acuna paid their money and took their chances.

Two qualifying sessions later, there were four people with 5.70 something, but Dale Green was the best with a 5.704. He got the low qualifier award from Snap On tools.

First round started with Linne running a 5.700 and taking the win over Secondi. The Diane Petitt ran closer to the index and took out Stutler. Thornton beat Darral Petitt in a close one. Pessemier used a holeshot to beat Acuna. Then Taylor beat Collecchi. McKillop ran a 5.724 to beat Archer. Schmanke won when Johnson went .003 on the red side. Loftis came out ahead on a double breakout with Gillespie. Then Theofelis ran a 5.700 to take the win when Bachand went in deep. And finally, Cavar overcame a slower light to stay ahead of Green.

In round two, Linne continued to run the index when he went 5.707 to McKillop’s break out 5.698. Cavar won when Pessemier broke out by .004. Petitt won over Taylor in a double break out affair. Loftis got to the finish line first against Schmanke, and Theofelis used a hole shot to beat Thornton.

Round three started with Linne going 5.701 to beat Petitt. Cavar had the bye and Loftis beat Theofelis.

Then in the semi final race, Linne and Cavar had a double break out race, with Linne closer and moving to the final. Loftis had the bye into the final.

Final round time, Linne had a better light and turned it into a win over Loftis. Way to go Greg. Thanks to Access Performance for the race sponsorship and to Snap On Tools for the #1 Qualifier award.

Sunday morning came way to soon, but time marches on.

Only nineteen racers today. Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Mark Johnson, Tom Bachand, Wade Archer, and Robert Acuna.

Due to the number of cars, we only had one qualifying session. Two 5.700 runs, with Greg Taylor doing it first. He got the award from Snap On Tools. Designs Unlimited was the race sponsor.

Round one started with Secondi forcing Acuna to break out. Theofelis went 5.702 to force Darral Petitt to break out. McKillop won when Collecchi broke out. Stutler won when Diane Petitt had an issue on the start line and slowed way down. Linne used a start line advantage to stay ahead of Cavar. Archer won when Bachand broke out. Gillespie ran right on, but Green had a better light for the win. Johnson won over Pessemier. Loftis won against Thornton in a double break out race. Taylor had the bye.

Round two found Stutler and Linne matched up, with Stutler winning a double break out race. Archer went 5.701 to force Secondi to break out. Theofelis was closer to the index against Taylor. McKillop used a .002 light to beat Johnson. Green went 5.707 and won when Loftis broke out.

Round three – Sutler was late and McKillop advanced. Archer lost to Theofelis on a close one, 5.687 to 5.686. Green had the bye.

Theofelis had slightly better light than Green and turned it into a win. 5.704 to 5.708. McKillop had the bye.

Final round time. Another pair of 5.70’s. Theofelis went 5.703, McKillop went 5.708. Theofelis wins.

Thanks again to Designs Unlimited and Snap On tools.

Our next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 8 and 9.