Sep 23 2019

Woodburn Finale

The final two races for the 2019 season. A short drive to Woodburn Dragstrip. All but one of the top ten racers were present. Looks to be a great showdown for the championship.

Saturday morning was a little foggy, but the racing started pretty much on time.

We had fourteen Super Comp racers enter the Saturday race. Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, Wade Archer, and Jack Stutler were entered. On the first qualifying pass, Wade ran a great 8.902. I stopped by his trailer and told him he left the door open for the #1 spot. Sure, enough on the next qualifying pass, Mark Loftis sealed the deal with an 8.901 to take the #1 spot and earn the Snap-On tool prize. Thanks to Snap-On tools for the great awards.

The race sponsor was JA Morris Construction.

The ladder was set and then we got to wait for the feature cars and stuff breaking.

First round started with Darral taking out Pessemier. Then Gillespie and current points leader Diane squared up. In the battle of red lights, Gillespie lost, -.005 to -.003. The points leader moves on. Secondi dashed McKillops hope for another championship by having a .004 light and running an 8.907 to McKillops break out. Green improved his chance at another championship when Stutler turned on the red light. Anderson won when Thornton also red lit. Arthur lost to Loftis with yet another red light and finally Archer used a better light to force Linne to break out.

Round two found Anderson vs Diane. Diane had the better light .001 to Andersons .004. But Anderson ran closer to the index to take the win. That left the championship battle open to Green and Darral. And they ran each other next. Green was a little late and did not have enough room to get around Darral. Darral went 8.907 and Green went 8.909. Darral moves on. Archer had a red light against Secondi and Loftis had the bye.

Darral meets Secondi in the semi-finals. Darral throws a .021 package out and Secondi could only come up with a .026 package. Darral to the final. On the other side, Anderson is the winner when Loftis goes red.

Darkness found us and so we could not run the final. Petitt and Anderson split the purse, and each got 65 points for the race.

We had spaghetti feed and awards ceremony in the Petitt pits. Worst Losing Package award went to Mark Gillespie.

Sunday morning arrived and so did the rain. We held out for a couple of hours, but mother nature won in the end. Sunday was a rain out. Everyone in attendance get the 11 points for the race.

I did some rough calculations and it looks like a Petitt is the 2019 Champion. Diane Petitt, with Darral Petitt in second place, followed by Dale Green and then Emmett McKillop.

Big thanks to the race sponsor – JA Morris Construction. Bigger thanks to all of the 2019 Sponsors and hope to see you back in 2020.

The awards banquet will probably be the last Saturday in January. Not sure where, will keep you informed.

The 2020 race schedule is still in the works. Should have it finalized soon.

Aug 28 2019

Great Racing at Pacific

Well I missed another fine Super Comp race at Pacific Raceways on August 24. The weather was pretty good, and nineteen racers were there at the quarter mile track.  

Alexis Acuna, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, Marion Hurst, Mark Heritage, Danny Hauter, Tory Lea, and Wade Archer decided to attack the track.

During the first qualifying session, Darrel Petitt turned in a splendid 8.905 and thought he would be good. But Diane came up and ended his joy with a stellar 8.900. That was it for the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsors were C&C Olympic Heating and Kelly’s Auto Repair.

Time for first round. C Linne used a .007 light to get around Secondi. McKillip used a .003 light to hammer on Loftis. Heritage won when Lea slowed a little. McMasters forced Green to break out. G Linne had a better light than Acuna and she broke out. Hauter won when Thornton broke out and Collecchi let Arthur get around him for the win. Darral was a winner when Gillespie was a no show and Diane had the bye. Archer won his race when Hurst was a no show.

Round two started with Archer running an 8.908 and forcing McMasters to break out. McKillop went 8.877, but C Linne went 8.868 McKillop moved on. Arthur found himself on a single when Hauter did not show up. Diane used a slightly better light to beat Heritage in a double break out affair. Darral and G Linne had an epic battle. Greg went .000 and then ran 8.890 to Darrel’s 8.894. Greg you needed one more whomp at the finish line.

In round three, McKillop had the bye. Diane won when Archer slowed way down. Arthur stayed just ahead of Darral for the win.

In the semi-final round, Arthur had the bye and McKillop moved to the final round when Diane missed the tree.

Final round time. McKillop and Arthur. Both nailed the tree with the same .012 light. McKillop ran closer to 8.90 and took the win light. Emmett is your winner.!!!! Thanks to the C&C Olympic Heating and Kelly’s Auto Repair for the extra moolah in the checks.

The last two races of the season are at Woodburn Dragstrip on September 21 and 22. You can leave your trailer there if you attend the LODRS race the week before.

Jul 23 2019

Bremerton Summer Race

Race 10 and 11 at Bremerton Raceway, on July 20 and 21.

We had fifteen racers show up to battle for points.  

Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, and Wade Archer were present and accounted for.

The first qualifying session ended with Greg Linne setting the bar at 5.708.  He was looking for that all important first round bye. The second session came around and Mark Loftis gave it a shot, but only went 5.709 and that gave Greg the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsor was Gilbertsen Enterprises, LLC.

First round found G Linne on the bye, running a 5.703. Archer then took out C Linne on a double break out race. Gillespie won when Diane Petitt went red first. McKillop then ran closer to the index to beat Green. Thornton had the hole shot on Arthur but slowed. Arthur went to quick to allow Thornton the win. Schmanke used a hole shot to take out Secondi, McMasters used a hole shot to force Darrell Petitt to break out, and Collecchi overcame a double break out to beat Loftis.  After first round, the top five points leaders were out.

Round two found Thornton and Archer in a great battle. Thornton had a slightly better light and at the finish line ran a 5.709 to beat Archer’s 5.707. Gillespie got handed a gift when Schmanke turned on the red light. McKillop won when Collecchi went to quick, and G Linne used a .001 light to force McMasters to break out.

The semi final round found G Linne sending Thornton to the trailer and Gillespie got around McKillop using a better light.

Final round time. G Linne and Gillespie squared up. Linne had the better light, Gillespie broke out and the win went to Greg Linne. Good thing he won, the car owner, Debra Linne, was there from the Midwest to watch. Way to go Greg. Thanks to the Gilbertsen Enterprises, LLC for the race sponsorship.

Bremerton Raceway posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Dale Green.

There was an awards ceremony and dinner at the Petitt pit area. Thanks to them for hosting.

Sunday’s race was sponsored by RPM Automotive.

The same fifteen raced played the game on Sunday. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, John Collecchi, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Derek McMasters, and Wade Archer.

One the first qualifying session, Dave Thornton set the bar at 5.701. No one could get around it, so Dave was #1. Snap-On Tools provided the #1 award.

Thornton got the bye in round one. Diane Petitt got the better of Gillespie, Secondi hole shot Collecchi for the win. Archer won when Schmanke had some problems. Arthur used a better light to beat C Linne. Darrel also used a better light to beat Loftis. McKillop forced McMasters to break out, and Green beat G Linne.

In round two, Secondi beat Darral and Diane won against Green. Then McKillop used a better light to beat Thornton and Archer got to the semi final round by getting around Arthur on a double break out race.

McKillop won in the semi final round when Secondi went red and Diane beat up on Archer to advance to the final.

In the final round, McKillop forced Diane to break out. Congratulations to Emmett McKillop.

Thanks to RPM Automotive for the added money.

Next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 24. Remember only 3 races left in 2019.

Jul 03 2019

Bremerton Fun

The end of June finds us at Bremerton Raceway for race 8 and 9. The weather on Thursday did not look promising, but by Saturday it was fine.

Fifteen racers came the tackle the Bremerton eighth mile track.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Trevor Harkema, Job Kapler, Alexis Acuna, Greg Linne, and Chuck Linne showed up to race.

First qualifying session was about 11:00 am. Darral Petitt decided to not give anybody a chance and went 5.700 on the 5.70 index. Shut the door on number one spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The race sponsor was Westbay Auto Parts. Just to prove it was not a fluke, Darral went 5.70 on the second qualifying pass, also.

Darral Petitt came out for the single in round one and ran a 5.695. Harkema beat C Linne on the line and won with a 5.26 to a 5.73. Pessemier had a stellar .000 light but could not slow down enough and gave G Linne the win. Loftis outran Schmanke and then Diane Petitt had a better light to put Thornton on the trailer for the day. Green used a holeshot to overcome Secondi, then Arthur used a better hole shot to beat Gillespie. Kapler got the win when Acuna roll through the start line.

On to round two. G Linne and Diane Petitt had the same .013 reaction time, but Linne was closer to the index and got the win light. Green took out the other Petitt via a .007 light and a 5.701 run. Kapler moved to the semifinal round using a .000 light to beat Loftis. Harkema beat Arthur for the other semifinal spot.

The semifinals found G Linne with a .001 light against Kapler and Linne took the win light. Harkema used a holeshot to put Green out of competition.

Final round time. It was a great race with Linne and his .002 light taking the win over Harkema.

This was Greg Linne’s first win in Super Comp, way to go Greg. Thanks to the Westbay Auto parts for the race sponsorship.

Bremerton Raceway posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Darral Petitt.

There was an awards ceremony and dinner at the Petitt pit area. Thanks to them for hosting Taco Night at the Races.

Sunday came and the sun came out in force. The race was sponsored by Cloise and Mike Construction.

Fourteen racers stayed. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Tony Arthur, Greg Pessemier, Trevor Harkema, Job Kapler, Alexis Acuna, Greg Linne, and Chuck Linne.

Two qualifying sessions later, Darral Petitt was once again #1 with a 5.703. The sun must have slowed him down by .003. Snap-On Tools provided the #1 award.

In the first round we find Thornton vs. Darral Petitt. Thornton put a .021 package on the table and forced Petitt to break out. C Linne won when Pessemier rolled through the starting line. Gillespie had a holeshot win over Secondi. Loftis won when Kapler had issues on the start line. Diane Petitt went 5.704 to take the win over Arthur. Harkema won when G Linne went red and Green won when Acuna went red.

In round two, Thornton got the bye. C Linne beat Diane Petitt, Green won when Loftis went way to quick and Harkema got around Gillespie.

Then the semi final round came. C Linne won over Harkema in a double break out race. Green and Thornton had the same reaction times, but Thornton broke out and gave the win to Green.

Final round time. C Linne and Green matched up. Reaction time advantage went to Green, but he misdialed the car and went too quick by .003 to give the win the Chuck Linne. Not bad weekend for the Linne Family.

Thanks to Cloise and Mike Construction for the added money.

Next race is at Bremerton Raceway on July 20 and 21.

May 28 2019

Renegade Racing

Ok, third weekend in row for Super Comp racing. On the weekend set aside for remembering those who have given their life, so we can do what we do. I want to take a moment and reflect on the reason for the long weekend.

We move the venue to Renegade Raceway for race 6 and 7 on our schedule. We had seventeen racers sign up on Saturday.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Ty Anderson, Jakson Gradin, Nick Shephard, and Dale Poppleton were present.

Qualifying was completed and Emmett McKillop was on top with a stellar 5.704. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The Dalrymple Family was the race sponsor.

Let’s go racing. Round one started with Diane Petitt on a competition single when Gillespie could make the call. Secondi used a better reaction time to take out Gradin on a double break out. Arthur beat Thornton on another double break out race. Darral Petitt used a .003 to take out Loftis, Anderson won when Boley ran too quick. Green won when Theofelis turned on the red eye, and Bachand won when Collecchi also had a red light start. Shepherd had a better light than Poppleton and forced him to break out and McKillop had the bye.

In round two, Diane Petitt moved forward over Arthur using a .009 light and a 5.705 run. McKillop hole shot Anderson for the win, Secondi ran closer to the index to beat Shepherd, Darral Petitt beat Bachand 5.693 to a 5.691 affair. And Green had the bye.


In round three, Diane Petitt beat the #1 qualifier, McKillop, using a better light, which forced McKillop to break out. Darral Petitt also had a better light than Green and won the round. Secondi had the bye.

The semi finals found Secondi using a holeshot to take out Darral and Diane had the bye in to the final.

The final round was held at about 12:45 am. Diane had the better light and forced Secondi to break out.

Congratulations to Diane Petitt and thanks to the Dalrymple Family for the race sponsorship.

Dale Green posted an award for the Best Losing Package, which was won by Ty Anderson.

Sunday’s race was sponsored by Access Performance. The day started out very wet. Fourteen racers stayed to brave the weather and see if we could race. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Jakson Gradin, and Nick Shephard hung around. Due to the late start, the track decided it would give one qualifying round and all classes would run 1/8 mile.

Tony Arthur ended up being the #1 qualifier and received the award from Snap-On Tools.

Round one got underway with McKillop winning when Shepard turned on the red light. Diane had a better light than Gradin and ran closer to the index for the win. Gillespie got his car figured out and won when Thornton broke out. Secondi beat Arthur by running a 5.705. Green forced Loftis to break out, Darral won when Theofelis went .007 red and Boley got the win when Collecchi went .004 red.


Round two found Diane against McKillip, with Diane getting the win. Darral beat Green with a .008 light and a perfect 5.700 run. Boley won when Gillespie went deep on the starting line and Secondi had the bye.

Diane won over a breaking out Secondi and Darral won when Boley also went to quick.

That set up a stellar mother/son final round. Both drivers were ready to race. After a short sprinkle they pulled into the water boxes. Both drivers turned on the red light, Diane -.008 to Darral’s -.013. So, Diane Petitt pulled off a double win weekend. Way to go, Diane. Thanks to Access Performance for the added money.

Next race is at Bremerton Raceway on June 29 and 30.

May 20 2019

Wet Woodburn

We moved south to Woodburn for the next two races. The weather forecast was iffy, but nine racers braved the odds for the first race on Saturday.

Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, Casey DePeel, Tom Bachand, and Dylan Hough decided to enter the race.

We got three qualifying passes and at the end, Diane Petitt was the number one racer, with an 8.901. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. Delta Camshaft was the race sponsor.

Round one started with Darral Petitt taking out Green with a steller 8.902. Loftis used a great .007 light to beat a slowing Boley. DePeel used a holeshot to force a double break out win over Bachand. Diane Petitt got the single and Hough won when Gillespie was no show.

The racers pulled into the lanes for round two, but mother nature decided it was time to quit. Wind, rain, and lightening decided the evening was over. So, the five remaining racers split the purse and will receive second round points.

A small BBQ was held at Petitt’s pits after the rain finally slowed down to a mist.

Sunday started out with a not so promising outlook. This race was sponsored by Stroh’s Automotive. Darrel Petitt, Diane Petitt, Dale Green, Mark Loftis, Dennis Boley, Mark Gillespie, and Tom Bachand were entered to race.

The weather did not look promising and the temperature was not very high. A meeting was held, and the racers decided to not race. So, the event was cancelled, and the seven racers will get the attendance points. The sponsor money will be held until the next race at Woodburn.

Next race is at Renegade Raceway on May 25 and 26.

May 14 2019

Bremerton Racing

Ok, it has been awhile since I wrote any results, mainly because our first race of 2019 was rained out. The race sponsor for the Pacific Raceways race was DG Machine and that sponsor money will be added to the August 24 race at Pacific Raceways. No points were awarded because the track did not even open.

So, we move to the second race of the season at Bremerton Raceway. This race was held in conjunction with the NHRA National Open and eighteen racers bought into the event. The event sponsor was Parker Race Shoppe.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Brian Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Greg Linne, Mark Loftis, Dave Secondi, Joe Kapler, Greg Taylor, Megan Gaynor, and John Collecchi were the racers who signed up to race.

After two rounds of qualifying, the field was tight. Three people hit the index with a zero, Greg Linne, Joe Kapler, and David Thornton all went 5.700, but Greg did it first and the made him the #1 qualifier. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Then things changed. The timing system decided it did not like heads up, pro light, index classes and while running SST, it gave the left lane the win for every pair. After numerous phone calls to Bob Brockmeyer (Compulink designer), the system could not be repaired, so Saturday’s race was cancelled. Everyone who was in attendance will receive first round loss points and their entry fee was saved for the next event they attended.

Petitt’s had the evening gala event at their trailer with a great brisket. Unfortunately, I could not attend as I was trying to get the timing system to work so we could race on Sunday. I borrowed Pacific Raceways spare computer and we got it to work for the Super Classes. Please let Ed Garfield know we appreciate him loaning Bremerton Raceway his spare computer.

On to Sunday. This race was sponsored by Design’s Unlimited.

Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Brian Schmanke, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Tom Bachand, Chuck Linne, Greg Linne, Mark Loftis, Dave Secondi, Joe Kapler, Greg Taylor, Megan Gaynor, and John Collecchi were the racers who signed up to race.

After one round of qualifying Mark Loftis was top qualifier with a 5.702. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Round one started. Dale Green used a slight hole shot to force Dave Secondi farther under the index in a double break out race. Tony Arthur got the win when Chuck Linne went red. Greg Linne got a .000 light, but had problems and slowed to let Brian Schmanke get the win, Diane Petitt got the nod when Greg Taylor went .001 red. Emmett McKillop won when John Theofelis turned on the red eye, Megan Gaynor beat Tom Bachand, 5.734 to a 5.740. Darral Petitt continued his championship ways when Mark Gillespie went big red. Joe Kapler beat Rick Wagenaar on a hole shot, Dave Thornton won when John Collecchi turned on the red light, and Mark Loftis got the bye.

Round two started with Darral Petitt winning on a Gaynor red light. Loftis used a hole shot to beat Diane Petitt; Green got around Schmanke for the win. Arthur used a perfect 5.700 to beat Thornton and McKillop used a holeshot to beat Kapler.

Round three found Petitt over Loftis on a double break out affair. Green got around Arthur by virtue of a better reaction time, and McKillop had the bye.

Semifinal time – McKillop stopped Petitt with a better light, which forced Petitt to break out and Green had the bye.

In the final, McKillop had a better light by .004, but broke out by .001 and Green ran a 5.701 for the win.

Thanks to Design’s Unlimited and Parker’s Race Shoppe for the race sponsorship.

Next race is Woodburn Dragstrip on May 18 and 19.

Jan 30 2019

Banquet Report

The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association Banquet was held January 26, 2019. It was at the Tacoma Scottish Rite in Tacoma. We had a crowd of over 50 people in attendance. We had Two Busy to Cook, provide the delicious meal. Lots of racing bs was discussed, and everyone won a great door prize. A big thank you to the sponsors who donated the door prizes – Westbay Auto Parts, Snap-On Tools, Honest Performance, Designs Unlimited, K&N Filters, DG Machine, A-1 Performance, Bremerton Raceway, FBN Racing, and Spring Fling Million.

We had a general meeting at 5:00 pm. We discussed the 2018 season, the upcoming season, current rules and other things. We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade in SC. It was voted by the SST drivers to run 1/4 mile at Renegade. Bremerton Raceway is now a 1/8mile track. We lost a race at Pacific Raceways and Mission Raceway is not having a National Open, therefore no race at Mission.

Congratulations to Darral Petitt who won the SC Championship.

We have 14 races this year and 10 will count for the championship.
April 6 – Pacific Raceway
May 11/12 – Bremerton Raceway
May 18/19 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25/26 – Renegade Raceway
June 29/30 – Bremerton Raceway
July 20/21 – Bremerton Raceway
Aug 24 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 21/22 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Let’s go racing!

Dec 06 2018

Banquet and 2019 Schedule

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Winter is upon us, so get those cars ready for the next season.

The Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association Banquet will be held January 26, 2019.  It will be at the Tacoma Scottish Rite Tacoma.  The address is 817 S Vassault St, Tacoma, WA.98465.  The cost will be $30.00, payable at the door. 

We will have a general meeting at 4:30 pm, with the dinner at 6:00 and the awards after dinner.  Bring your own adult beverages.

Please let me know if you are attending by January 21st. Phone number is 253-225-3990, email is oldspinto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to 2019, we plan on having 14 races next year.

Apr 6, 2019 –Pacific Raceways
May 11, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
May 12, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
May 18, 2019 – WoodburnDragstrip
May 19, 2019 –Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25, 2019 –Renegade Raceway
May 26, 2019 –Renegade Raceway
June 29, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
June 30, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
July 20, 2019 –Bremerton Raceway
July 21, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
August 24, 2019 –Pacific Raceways
September 21, 2019– Woodburn Dragstrip
September 22, 2019– Woodburn Dragstrip

Sep 27 2018

Season Finale at Woodburn

It has been a few weeks since the race at Pacific Raceways. Only two more for the 2018 season. We travel to Woodburn Dragstrip and on Friday the weather was overcast and dry. Woke up Saturday morning to a rain shower.

Thirteen Super Comp racers braved the weather and bought tech cards. Darral Petitt, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Chuck Linne, Mark Loftis, Casey DePeel, Ty Anderson, and Steve Laskowske were entered. Due to the rain in the morning, the track did not get started with time runs until about 10:15. We made one qualifying run at 12:30. Due to weather and car count, we only got on attempt. Ty Anderson was #1 with an 8.919. Ty gets the award from Snap-On Tools and the first-round bye. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the prize.

The race sponsor was Design’s Unlimited.

I think round one started about 4:00 pm. McKillop beats a slowing Linne, Darral P wins when Thornton breaks out. Secondi has a .000 light but takes too much stripe and breaks out more against Green. Loftis uses a much better light to force Arthur to break out. Diane P wins when Theofelis goes red by .007. DePeel uses a better light to beat Laskowske in a double break out race and Anderson gets the bye.

Some more delay and round two begins. Darral runs closer to the index and beats McKillop. Anderson wins when Diane goes red. DePeel forces Loftis to break out and Green has the bye.

Semi final time. The sun is setting in the west and Anderson wins over Darral in a double break out race. Then on the other side of the ladder, Green beats DePeel in another double break out race. The final will be held Sunday during the qualifying session.

Sunday morning and lots of fog and it was cold. Due to track conditions, our qualifying session was late, as was the final from Saturday. Finally, Anderson and Green staged up. Anderson was .008, Green was .004. Anderson went 8.920, Green went 8.928. Margin of victory for Anderson was .004. Congratulations to Ty and thanks to Designs Unlimited for the race sponsorship.

Ross Souza donated $100 for the Best Losing package and that award went to Dale Green in the final.

Now the points race tightened up. Because Arthur went out first round, he could not catch Pettit for first place. But, the 2 through 6 places were up for grabs.

We had one more person sign up for Sunday’s race. Nick Shephard, Darral Petitt, John Theofelis, Tony Arthur, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Chuck Linne, Mark Loftis, Casey DePeel, Ty Anderson, and Steve Laskowske paid to race. Only one qualifying session and this time Tony Arthur came out on top with an 8.901. Thanks again to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifying award. The race sponsor is Pessemier’s Racing Transmission.

First round found Darral overcoming Laskowske in a close one – 8.911 to 8.918. Anderson beat Theofelis in a double break out affair. Arthur used a better light to force Green farther under the index. Thornton ran closer than Linne for the win, Loftis won when Shephard red lit. McKillip went 8.900 to force DePeel to an 8.898 run and Diane won when Secondi could not make the call.

In round two, McKillop used a .009 light to force Diane to break out. Anderson won when Darral went red. Loftis beat Thornton in a double break out race, and Arthur got the single.

The semi final found Arthur and Loftis against each other. Loftis could not make the call and Arthur moves to the final. McKillop got the other side of the final when Anderson went red.

This race will decide the second and third place in the championship. Arthur has a great .002 light, and both racers break out. Arthur 8.889, McKillop 8.884. Pretty damn good race. Congrats to Tony Arthur for the win. Thanks to Pessemier’s Racing Transmission for the race sponsor.

Also, note the on both days, the #1 qualifier was the winner. Pretty cool if you ask me.

The banquet will probably be January 26th. I am not sure of the location yet, but it will be in Tacoma.