Sep 28 2021

Bremerton Finale

Ok. Well, the final two races of 2021 were not what we expected. We were supposed to go to Woodburn Dragstrip and finish the season. Mother Nature decided to pour rain and Woodburn moved their Fall Classic to the next weekend. Because I had a race at Bremerton, I could not see the Association going to Woodburn and rescheduled the final two races at Bremerton Raceway.

Saturday was a really fine day weather wise. Race thirteen was sponsored by JA Morris Construction. Low qualifier awards were sponsored by Snap On Tools.

Sixteen racers showed up for the event. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Porter Johnson, and Tony Arthur. Let’s get to qualifying. First session, Chuck Linne put down an impressive 6.704 and after the second session, no one could get around him. So, Chuck Linne got the #1 Qualifying award from Snap On Tools.

In round one, it was a pair of Greg’s up first. G Linne had the better light and went 5.701 to force G Pessemier to break out. John Collecchi got a single when Gillespie could not make the call. C Linne used a better light to get the holeshot win over Schmanke. Then Johnson had the better light but could not run the number to give the win to McKillop. Secondi went 5.703 to overcome Diane Petitt’s better light. Theofelis got lucky when Thornton broke out by .001. Green got the win when Jiovanni Collecchi was a no show. And finally, Darral Petitt beat Arthur via a better light.

Round two started with McKillop forcing Collecchi to break out. Then it was a father – son match up. G Linne against C Linne. C Linne went way red and G Linne collected the win light. Petitt put a .003 light on the board to beat Secondi. Then not to outdone, Theofelis put a .003 light on the board to beat Green.

The semi final round found Petitt against Linne. Both went .007 on the tree. Petitt went 5.709, Linne went 5.719. Petitt to the final. Then it was McKillop and Theofelis. Theofelis needed to get to the final. McKillop went 5.704 and forced Theofelis to break out. 

Final round time. As the darkness settled on the track, Petitt and McKillop staged up. Petitt went .011 on the tree and won on a holeshot. So now Petitt was in the lead and Theofelis was in second place.

Again, thanks to JA Morris Construction for the sponsorship.

Sunday morning dawned and some of the racers headed for home. The weather report was not the best. 

We got about done with qualifying and it started to mist. That kept up for a while and after looking at the weather the decision was made to cancel the event. The race sponsor was Pessemier Racing Powerglides. That money will roll into the end of the year payout.

So, Darral Petitt is the 2021 Super Comp Champion. 

I am not sure if, when, or where we will celebrate the 2021 season. I hope things will have calmed down by January.

I will post as soon as I know.

Congratulations to the winners, runner ups and everyone for a really bizarre year.

Jul 12 2021

A Bremerton Fourth

Independence Day has come and gone. Lots of fireworks and partying going on. Just let us not forget why we celebrate the Fourth of July. To honor our freedoms that our ancestors fought and died for.

Bremerton Raceway was the venue for race 11 and 12 of the season. We had thirteen Super Comp racers. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, and Wade Archer came. We had two qualifying sessions. Darral Petitt was #1 spot and won the award from Snap-On Tools. Event sponsor was RPM Automotive.

Super Comp started with Diane using a holeshot to defeat Dave S. Then in a father-son race, Greg L judged the finish line better and beat Chuck. Then David T whomped on Mark G with a great .007 light to take the win. Just to show people how to do it, Dale went .000 on the tree and 5.709 to defeat Tom. Wade won against a slowing Jiovanni. John T had a .006 light to put Brian on the trailer and Darral had the single.

In round two, Wade was the winner when John T broke out. Darral had another stellar light and beat Greg L. Dale then took out Diane on another holeshot. David T had the bye.

The semi-final round started out weird. David T went red, and Wade broke on the starting line. But Wade was the winner. Then Dale used the tree to his advantage to beat Darral.

Wade got the car fixed and made it to the final. Again, another holeshot decided the winner. Wade beat Dale in the final. Congratulations to Wade Archer and thanks to RPM Automotive and Snap-On Tools.

Sorry that there are no photos this time. We could not do the Saturday awards due to a track emergency. Will try again at Woodburn.

Sunday came and it was time to race again. Entries included: Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Porter Johnson, Tom Bachand, Tony Arthur, and Wade Archer. Event sponsor was Parker’s Race Shoppe, and #1 Award sponsor was Snap-On Tools. After one qualifying run, Darral Petitt was on top again with a 5.703.

Darral then came out in first round and went 5.705 to Greg L’s losing 5.704. Reaction time was the deciding factor. John C then went 5.704 to beat Brian who had a 5.707. Diane won when Tom went .001 red. Porter and Jiovanni both had .005 lights, but Porter was better at the finish line for the win. Dave S took out Tony. Mark G finally got a decent light and beat Chuck. John T went closer to the index against Dale in a double break out race. Finally, Dave T overcame a reaction time deficient to beat Wade.

Round two started with Dave T going .000 to beat Diane. Mark G put Dave S on the trailer via a better light. Darral moved on by forcing John T to break out. And Porter used a holeshot to beat John C.

In the semi final round, Mark G went red against Darral, and Porter moved to final over Dave T.

Final round. Porter whipped up a .000 light to force Darral to break out. Way to go Porter Johnson. Thanks to Parker’s Race Shoppe and Snap-On Tools.

Next event is at Woodburn Dragstrip September 18 and 19.

Jun 22 2021

Hot Time in Bremerton

Hello racers and race fans. 

A moment of reflection for the racing community lost a great racer, friend, dad, and all-around good guy with the passing of Kyle Seipel.

Summer has arrived, I think. Temperature and racing action soared at Bremerton Raceway this past weekend. Fourteen Super Comp racers made the trip to Bremerton to race for the money and a coveted Wally. This was the National Open weekend at Bremerton Raceway. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, Tony Arthur, and Porter Johnson came to vie for the win. We had two qualifying sessions. Dave Thornton went a stellar 5.703 to garner the #1 spot and the award from Snap-On Tools. Event sponsor was Dave Barcelon’s Truck Town.

In case you did not know, there were 277 entries in all the classes on Saturday. First round started late afternoon.

First pair out was father/son match up. Greg L took out Chuck with a .001 light and a 5.690 to Chuck’s 5.658. Then Tony played the finish line better, and Dave S broke out. Darral used a better light to beat a slowing Tom. Diane and Brian had the same reaction time, but Diane was closer to take the win. David T won in a double break out race against Dale. John T went 5.708 to defeat Jiovanni. And Mark G was a winner when Porter was a no show.

Round two started with Mark going way red to give the win to Darral. Then Diane took out Greg L. Tony went -.004 to John’s .000 for the loss. David T had the bye.

In the semi final round, Diane won when Darral went red, and the David T won when John went red.

Final round time. Diane had a better light and went closer to 5.70 for her first Wally win. Congratulations to Diane and thanks to Dave Barcelon’s Truck Town and Snap-On Tools.

Sunday was even hotter and there were even more event entries. Total car count was 308. Super Comp dropped to twelve racers. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Darral Petitt, Dale Green, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Tom Bachand, and Tony Arthur stayed to race for the second Wally and the valuable championship points. Event sponsor was C&C Olympic Heating, and #1 sponsor was Snap-On Tools.

Due to total car count, and the fact it was Fathers Day, we only got one qualifying session. John Theofelis went 5.704 to garner the top spot.

Dale started his march to the final by using a holeshot to take out Mark G. Darral was the winner over a slowing Brian. Chuck went 5.706 to force Tony to break out. Greg L won when David T was a no show. Then John T got the win light when Tom went red. Diane got the nod due to Dave S being a no show.

Round two started with Chuck going .006 against Darral and getting the win light. Then Diane went 5.701 to knock out Greg L. Finally, Dale got the win when John T went too quick and broke out.

Chuck used a better light to force a double break out with Diane. Chuck was .004 closer to 5.70 for the win. Dale had the bye to the final.

Final round. Dale and Chuck. Dale had a slightly better light but gave up too much at the finish line. Chuck is your winner. Way to go Chuck Linne. Thanks to C&C Olympic Heating and Snap-On Tools.

The next race is at the National Open at Bremerton Raceway on July 3 and 4. There will be a potluck that Saturday. It is an 1/8-mile race.

Jun 02 2021

Renegade Racing

Memorial Day weekend. Time to reflect on the sacrifices the men and women of the military made for our freedom. This weekend is to honor the sailors, solders, marines, and airmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice – their lives. United States of America – Land of the Free because of the Few.

So on to the race action at Renegade Raceway. Sixteen Super Comp racers made the trip over the mountain. Chuck Linne, Cooper Chun, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tom Bachand, Tony Arthur, and Dan Davis were present. We started racing at 11:00am, well the other classes started at 11:00am. Our first qualifying session was at 2:15pm and Tony Arthur went 5.708. Then we had another session at 5:24pm and nobody got around tony for the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap On Tools for the #1 award. The Dalrymple Family was the event sponsor.

Somewhere around 8:00pm or later we started first round. Mark H got the win over Chuck. Then Mark G was a winner when Tony went red. Diane used a .008 light to defeat John C. Tom went 5.703 to take out Darral. Greg L went 5.705to force Dave T to break out. Dave S got the win because Jiovanni went red. Dan used a holeshot to stay ahead of John T. Emmett then forced Cooper to break out.

A couple of hours later – round two. Mark G moved to the semis by a holeshot win over Tom. Mark H paired with Emmett and 5.697 seconds later was the winner because Emmett went 5.696. Dave S used a .009 light to beat Diane. Then Greg L used a .001 light to beat Dan.

It is getting later and later. Finally, round three. Mark Hentges won because Mark G missed the finish line and broke out. Dave S moved to the final when Greg L broke out.

We got the finalists back quickly and Mark H went .011 – 5.705 to beat Dave S, who was .018 – 5.720. Good win for Mark Hentges. Thanks again to Snap On Tools and the Dalrymple Family for the prizes.

Ok, lets move to Sunday. Things started earlier and we only got one qualifying pass. The same sixteen racers were there. Chuck Linne, Cooper Chun, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tom Bachand, Tony Arthur, and Dan Davis. After the qualifying, Tony was on top again, this time with a 5.701. Snap On Tools sponsored the #1 prize and FBN Racing was the event sponsor.

Round one was called to the lanes. Mark H continued to win rounds by beating John C. Then Darral used a better light to force Tom to break out more. Jiovanni got around Diane via a holeshot win. Tony moved on when Cooper went red by .005. Dan used a better light to force Chuck to break out. Mark G was the winner due to Dave T being slightly late. Greg L won over John T red light. Emmett and Dave S staged up, but Dave rolled through the beams, giving the win to Emmett.

In round two, we found Darral taking on Mark H. Darral was .001 on the tree and forced Mark H to break out. Then Emmett was the winner when something happened to Tony’s car, and he had to lift. Greg L went 5.707 to beat Dan. Then Jiovanni got around Mark G.

Semi final round. Greg L used a slightly better light to beat Emmett. In the other half, Darral stayed just ahead of Jiovanni for the win.

Moving into the final round. Around 7:30 or so. Darral went 5.709 to beat Greg L and his 5.721.

Congratulations to Darral and thanks to the sponsors.

The next race is at the National Open at Bremerton Raceway on June 19 and 20. Remember the gate fee is $100 per day, because this is also a Wally race. There will be a potluck that Saturday. It is an 1/8-mile race.

May 21 2021

Weekend at Bremerton

Ok, the weather finally got better again. Time to go to Bremerton Raceway for the next two races.

We had eighteen racers descend on the 1/8-mile track. Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Marion Hurst, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tom Bachand, Tony Arthur, and Robert Smyth were present. We had two qualifying session and Tom Bachand went 5.700 to grab the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap On Tools for the #1 award. Access Performance was the event sponsor.

Round one started and Mark G had a better light, but Dave S ran closer to the index for the win. Then Greg P chopped the tree down and defeated Mark H. Greg L used a slightly better light to beat Dale. Tony and Greg T both broke out, Tony went 5.698 to Greg’s losing 5.696. Diane and Dave T both had .026 lights, but Diane went 5.708 for the win. Then Marion went 5.706 to defeat a slower Darral. Jiovanni was the winner when Tom broke. John C was the winner because Robert went to quick. Finally, John T went 5.709 to best Chuck.

Round two found Dave S going 5.704 to defeat John C. Jiovanni had the bye. Tony and Greg L had identical lights, but Greg L broke giving the win to Tony. Greg P beat Marion on a double break out race. John T was the winner when Diane went red.

In the quarter-final round, Jiovanni got ahead of Dave S at the tree and stayed ahead for the win. John T turned on the win light against Greg P. Tony had the bye.

Three cars in the semi-final round. Jiovanni had a .005 light and was late. Tony had a .003 light and forced Jiovanni to break out. John T had the bye into the final.

It was time for the final round. John T went .000 on the tree, but Tony charged around and went 5.712 for the win.

Congratulations to Tony Arthur!!!!!. Thanks to Snap-On Tools and Access Performance for the extra goodies and money. 

Moving on to Sunday.  Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Marion Hurst, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tom Bachand, and Tony Arthur.

Only one qualifying pass today. Greg L went 5.701 for the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On for the award. Nelson Family Racing was the event sponsor.

Round one was kind of a family affair. Diane and Darral were matched up. Then John C and Jiovanni were a pair. Mom (Diane) showed son (Darral) how to win. She went .015 and 5.705 to turn on the win light. Then the youngster Collecchi showed the older one the way. Jiovanni used a massive holeshot to defeat John C. Mark H then went .001 to put Dale on the trailer, even though Dale went 5.700. Mark H went 5.702. Dave S was the winner when Marion went .002 red, oops. Dave T defeated Mark G’s 5.700 by having a better light. Tony won the round against Tom, because Tom went red by .001, double oops. Chuck had a better light and ran closer to the index to take the win from Greg P. Greg T started his journey to stardom by going 5.700 against a break-out by John T. Greg L had the bye.

In round two, Greg T moved to round three by forcing Chuck to break out. Dave T forced Diane to break out. Then Jiovanni stayed just ahead of Greg L to get the win light. Tony was the winner when Mark H went red. Dave S had the bye.

Round three found Greg T against Jiovanni. Greg T was the winner – 5.710 to 5.713. Dave S used a .013 light to force Tony to break out. Dave T had the bye.

Then in the semi final round, the Ellensburg Dave’s faced off. Dave T was better on the tree and Dave S broke out. Greg T had the bye into the final.

Greg T was green, Dave T was not. Greg Taylor was your Sunday winner. Congratulations to Greg Taylor. Big thank you to Snap-On and Nelson Family Racing.

The next race is at Renegade Raceway in Yakima on May 29 and 30. There will NOT be a potluck that Saturday. It is an 1/8-mile race.

May 04 2021

Spring Weekend at Pacific

Moving to race three of the season. Pacific Raceways was the venue. The weather was kind of iffy, but we prevailed.

There were twenty racers on Saturday. Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Marion Hurst, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tony Arthur, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, Tom Bachand, Tyler Bodtke, and JR Leerkamp were present. We had two qualifying session and Emmett McKillop got the #1 spot with an 8.905 pass. Greg Taylor also had an 8.905 pass, but Emmett did it first. Thanks to Snap On Tools for the #1 award. Bremerton Raceway was the event sponsor.

Round one got underway with Emmett besting John C. Then Jiovanni went 8.899 with a .006, to force Dave S to break out more. John T got the win when Tom broke out. Darral went 8.907 to beat Chuck, then Diane used a holeshot to defeat Dave T. Dale when JR was slightly late and didn’t get down the track well. Greg L got the win light because Marion went red by .002. Then Mark G used a .002 to force Tony to break out. Kelley took the stripe over Greg T and Mark H got the win because Tyler was a no show.

Did some bracket racing and then back for round two. Jiovanni went too quick but got the win due to Emmett turning on the red light. Mark H used a better light to stay ahead of Darral. Diane got the win because Greg L went red. John T and Kelley had identical .007 lights, but John did better at the finish line and got the win. Mark G stayed slightly ahead of Dale for the win.

Round three started win Jiovanni getting the bye. Mark G beat Mark H with a .029 and an 8.902 run. John T beat Diane on a holeshot run.

Semi-final round found Jiovanni, and Mark G matched up. Mark G broke out by .001 to give Jiovanni a pass into the final. John T had the bye.

In the final, John T had a .011 light, but Jiovanni had already turned on the red light. Congratulations to John Theofelis for the win. Thanks again to Snap On Tools and Bremerton Raceway for the support.

Sunday morning started a little overcast but with clearing skies. We had eighteen racers for the Sunday race. Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Diane Petitt, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Jiovanni Collecchi, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Cavar, Marion Hurst, Mark Gillespie, Mark Hentges, Tony Arthur, Emmett McKillop, Tom Bachand, and Megan Gaynor signed up to race. We only got one qualifying pass due the 5pm curfew. Chuck Linne got the Snap On Tools award for his #1 spot. Race sponsor was Stroh’s Automotive.

Round one started with Darral taking the win over John C. Then Mark G used a .009 light to force Dave S to break out. Emmett then took out Dale with an 8.905 pass. Tony beat a slowing Tom. Marion took out Chuck. Then in a battle of the Greg’s, Greg T went .002 – 8.875 to Greg L’s .013 – 8.870 for the win. Jiovanni and Diane had another double break out race, with Jiovanni running closer to win. John T used a .006 to force Mark H to break out more.

Round two time. Emmett and Jiovanni in a double break out affair. Emmett with the win. John T ran the stripe better and Greg T broke out. Darral beat Tony. Megan was closer than Mark G in a double break out. Marion had the bye to move on.

Round three started with Emmett having the bye. Marion used a slight hole shot to beat Darral – 8.902 to 8.904. Megan then took out John T via a holeshot.

In the semi final round, Emmett went .001 – 8.903 for the win over Marion. Megan had the bye.

Final round time. We had to wait a bit because Emmett was winning rounds in Super Pro also. Finally, Emmett and Megan staged up. Emmett had the better light and took the win. Way to go Emmett McKillop. Big thanks to Stroh’s Automotive for the sponsorship.

The next race is at Bremerton Raceway on May 15 and 16. There will be a potluck that Saturday.

Apr 21 2021

Season Opener at Pacific

Well, 2020 is over, 2021 has started and the weather was great for the first race of the season. Pacific Raceways was the venue and there was excitement in the air as 23 Super Comp racers fired up their cars.

This race was sponsored by DG Machine and Low Qualifier Award was sponsored by Snap On Tools.

Racers in attendance – Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Diane Petitt, Garett Colletti, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Lane Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, Mark Hentges, Ian Theofelis, Jiovanni Collecchi, Cooper Chun, Chris Barton, and Randy Beck. Due to the 5pm curfew, only one qualifying pass was made. Garett Colletti got the #1 spot with an 8.930.

Round one started with Greg P turning on the red light, giving Mark G the win. Chuck then lost to a holeshot by Jiovanni, Dale used a better light to defeat Dave S. Tony put a .004 package up and Wade was in the other lane. Darrel went red to give Mark H the win, Kelley used a better light to defeat Chris B, Randy B drove the finish line better to defeat Chuck. Then Cooper outran Greg T, Ian won against a slowing Brian S, Garett had the bye. Diane won when John T was a no show and Lane won when John C was a no show.

Then came round two. Cooper was the winner when Mark G rolled the beams. Lane came out on top against Jiovanni on a double break out run. Dale defeated Ian; Randy used a .007 to force Garett to break out. Kelley had better light and went 8.906 to defeat Mark H. Tony and Diane had a double break out race, with Tony running closer for the win.

We got closer to the curfew. Called round three to the lanes. The round started with Lane and Cooper. Cooper was a tad late at the starting line and gave Lane the chance to take the win light. Randy then forced Kelley to break out. And finally, Tony had a better light and forced Dale to break out.

So, then the curfew hit and the race for the day was over. The three remaining split the money. They will get semi-final loss points.

Once again thanks to DG Machine and Snap On Tools.

A small “protest” was held at the Petitt compound. The 2020 season awards were given out. Congrats to all and a shout out to Dave Secondi, the 2020 Champion.

Sunday – Sunday – Sunday.

New day, new race. Race was sponsored by Delta Camshaft. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Diane Petitt, Garett Colletti, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Marion Hurst, Lane Cavar, Mark Gillespie, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, Mark Hentges, Ian Theofelis, Jiovanni Collecchi, Cooper Chun, Chris Barton, and Randy Beck. Only one qualifying pass. And Dale Green stopped the clocks with an 8.904 for the #1 Spot.

Round one started with Mark H getting the win when Chuck went red. Of course, then Chuck ran a perfect 8.900. Marion used a holeshot to defeat Dale. Cooper forced John C to break out. Then Jiovanni went .000 to force Brian to break out. Mark G won when Tony went red, Randy forced Garett to break out. Greg P ran closer to the index to defeat Chris. Wade got the win because Lane went red, Greg L won against Diane in a double break out race. Then Darrel won against Ian in another double break out race. And Greg T was the winner because John T was a no show.

We started round two a lot sooner than the day before. Mark H defeated Wade. Greg L had a better light and ran closer to the index to defeat Mark G. Marion had the bye. Randy and Greg P had the same reaction time, went down to the finish line, and Randy was closer in the double break out. Cooper had the better light and beat Greg T. Jiovanni was the winner when Darral was a no show.

Quarter final time. Jiovanni, who was also still in Super Pro, got the win over Marion. Randy beat a slower Cooper, and Greg L forced Mark H to break out.

Now it was getting to crunch time. Jiovanni was still in SP. But he came around and won when Greg L went deep. Randy had the bye.

Final time. Jiovanni and Randy. Jiovanni was .032, Randy was .030. Randy slowed a bit and Jiovanni was the winner. And he also won in Super Pro. We got done just in time. 

Congratulations to Jiovanni and thanks to Delta Camshaft and Snap on Tools

The next race is at Pacific Raceways on May 1 and 2. There will be no potluck that Saturday.

Jan 12 2021

2021 Season Outlook

Here it is 2021. Still the uncertainty of the future. But I am planning for a good season.

Still no word on an awards banquet. I will keep you posted. 

Congratulations to Dave Secondi who won the SC Championship. 

We have 14 races this year and 10 will count for the championship.

April 17/18 – Pacific Raceways
May 15/16 – Bremerton Raceway
May 29/30 – Renegade Raceway
June 19/20 – Bremerton Raceway
July 3/4 – Bremerton Raceway
Aug 21/22 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 18/19 – Woodburn Dragstrip

So, we will start at Pacific. June 19/20 is the weekend of the Bremerton NHRA National Open and because of that the gate price is $100 and the association price is $60. If you race the association, you will be racing for two checks and the wally. Also, remember at Bremerton Raceway, paid pit spots are reserved. Please do not park in a spot that someone has paid for.

Bremerton and Renegade are 1/8-mile races.

Let’s go racing!

Sep 22 2020

Woodburn Finale

The final two races of the screwed up 2020 season. Let us move to Woodburn Dragstrip and see who might come out on top of the points series.

First let me say thank you to all who helped me out at Woodburn. I really appreciate the support you racers give me and everyone.

Friday, I got to the track and parked, and Mother Nature then decided to dump some needed rain on the property. All in all, it helped clear out some of the smoke from the wildfires. Then of course the joke was if the event got cancelled, we would finish the year at Bremerton Raceway. LOL Emmett. Smiley face!!!

Race eleven was sponsored by JA Morris Construction. Low qualifier awards were sponsored by Snap On Tools.

At the start of the event, the top five were – Secondi, Linne G, McKillop, Theofelis, and Green.

We had Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Danny Hauter, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Theofelis, Mark Loftis, and Cooper Chun. A nice round sixteen racers. Let’s get to qualifying. First session, Chun put down an impressive 8.901 and after the second session, no one could get around him. So, Cooper Chun got the #1 Qualifying award from Snap On Tools.

Round one started with McKillop slapping an 8.900 run on Stutler for the win. Green won when Chun went red. Secondi opened the door to the championship when he went red against G Linne. Pessemier lost to Diane Petitt on a double break out race. Theofelis tried hard against Darral Petitt but lost on another double break out race. Thornton used a slightly better light and an 8.896 to force C Linne to break out. Taylor won when Schmanke broke. Loftis broke out and gave the win to Hauter.

Round two came and McKillop moved closer to the championship when he beat Diane Petitt. Darral Petitt used a holeshot to beat G Linne. Taylor also used a holeshot to force Thornton to break out. Then Green put up a .003 package to beat Hauter.

In the semi final round, McKillop went 8.901 to stay ahead of Taylor. Then Darral Petitt used another hole shot to get to the finish before Green.

Final round time. Before it got dark! McKillop and Petitt. Championship points on the line. McKillop goes 8.921 and just beat Petitt to the finish line for the win!!!!!.

So, I did some quick unofficial calculations and at the hamburger protest figured out that the top five was now – McKillop, Secondi, G Linne, Green, and Theofelis. Still lots of room for movement.

Again, thanks to JA Morris Construction for the sponsorship

Sunday morning dawned a little foggy, but otherwise ok. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Danny Hauter, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, John Theofelis, Mark Loftis, and Cooper Chun came back, and we gained Nick Shephard.

Race was sponsored by Pessemier Racing. Two qualifying session later, we found Chuck Linne on top with an 8.901 run. Snap On Tools provided the award.

Taylor got the win when Loftis was a no show. I did not find out why. Hope things are ok for Loftis. Chun whipped up a .016 package to put out C Linne. Then Thornton helped his Ellensburg buddy out by putting a .013 package on McKillop and forcing him to break out. Hauter then stayed ahead of Darral Petitt and took the win light. Diane Petitt improved her points position by forcing G Linne into a double break out race and taking the win. Pessemier won against Schmanke. Then it was Secondi and Shepard. Secondi needed the win because McKillop was already out. Secondi went .018 and 8.881 to force Shepard to an 8.866 run. Theofelis won when Green went red.

Round two finally started and Thornton missed the tree and Pessemier moved on. Pessemier had a stellar .009 package, he would have been hard to beat anyway. Then Taylor won with a .006 package against a slowing Hauter.

Chun got the win when Theofelis, who was still in the hunt, went red. Secondi gave away a great .009 light with a breakout run against Diane Petitt.

Diane Petitt the moved to the final when Pessemier went red. Chun filled out the other side of the final by using a better light to beat Taylor.

Darkness was setting, time to get this weird season over. Chun had the light, but Petitt ran the finish line better and took the win. Thanks to Pessemier Racing and Snap On Tools.

By my rough calculations, Dave Secondi is the 2020 champion.

I am not sure if, when, or where we will celebrate the 2020 season. I hope things will have calmed down by January.

I will post as soon as I know.

Congratulations to the winners, runner ups and everyone for a really bizarre year.

Sep 02 2020

Pacific Summer Fun

Howdy from the great city of Port Orchard. Time to write another tale of Super Comp racing at its finest.

Race nine and ten were held at Pacific Raceways and the weather for once cooperated. The race was sponsored by Kelly’s Auto Repair of Auburn.

Eighteen racers came to the quarter mile track. Brian Schmanke, Chuck Linne, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Loftis, Megan Gaynor, Marion Hurst, Lane Cavar, and Danny Hauter were the ones to face each other on the track.

We had two great qualifying sessions and Greg Taylor went 8.901 to collect the #1 prizes from Snap On tools.

Ok time to start racing. First round started with Secondi taking out second place points racer, G Linne. Then Loftis nailed the points leader, McKillop, to the tree and went 8.909 for the win. Hurst fouled out against Taylor, then Green forced Thornton to break out. Gaynor lost to Diane Petitt via the red light. Hauter ran closer to the number than K Cavar on a double break out race. C Linne went -.002 to lose to L Cavar .005 green. Schmanke had some trouble and Stutler took the win light. And Theofelis ran into Darrel Petitt’s 8.900 and lost. The points battle is really getting tight.

In round two, we found Stutler and Secondi matched up. Stutler was somewhat late and wasted a good 8.901 to lose to Secondi. Then the Petitt’s matched up. Son showed mom how to do it. He went better on the tree and 8.902 for force mom to break out. Loftis beat Green on a double break out race. Then L Cavar won when Hauter went red. Taylor had the bye.

Moving on to round three, Secondi had the bye. Taylor went 8.894 but won because Darral Petitt went red. Loftis lost a close one to L Cavar. 8.905 to 8.907.

In the semi final round L Cavar had the bye. Taylor went to the final round via a red light by Secondi.

Final round time – L Cavar with a .029 light and a slower et took the win. Taylor was a little late and could not get around Cavar. Way to go Lane Cavar. Thanks to Kelly’s Auto Repair and Snap On tools. Let’s go to Sunday.

We lost one racer due to electrical problems, but we gained two new ones.

Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Theofelis, Kelley Cavar, Mark Loftis, Megan Gaynor, Marion Hurst, Lane Cavar, Ty Anderson, Amanda Larson, and Danny Hauter spent their Sunday at the track doing what they love.

After two qualifying sessions, Darral Petitt found himself on top with an 8.901. Stroh’s Automotive was the race sponsor and Snap On tools provided the #1 prize.

We started round one with McKillop losing a close double break out to Taylor. Then Green forced Hurst to break out for the win. Loftis lost to Secondi. Stutler went red against Anderson. G Linne moved to round two when K Cavar could run the number. L Cavar went 8.891 to Hauter’s 8.854 for the win. Theofelis went 8.901 to beat Thornton. Gaynor won went Larson went red. Schmanke had a great light but slowed giving the win to Diane Petitt. Darral Petitt had the bye.

Round two started with Diane Petitt losing to G Linne. Then Darral Petitt took out Anderson – 8.915 to 8.919. Green moved on when Gaynor broke out. Secondi moved when Taylor broke out. L Cavar and Theofelis had a double break out race, with L Cavar winning.

In round three, Darral Petitt had a better light than Green and won, even thou both went 8.915. Starting line makes the difference! Then L Cavar and G Linne both had .012 lights, but Cavar went .006 quicker for the win. Secondi had the bye.

Then Secondi went to the final because Petitt went too quick and L Cavar had the bye.

So, could L Cavar make it two in a row.  Well, Secondi had something to say about that. He went .004 and 8.907 to stop Cavar in his tracks. Great job Secondi. Thanks again to Stroh’s Automotive and Snap On tools.

Only two more races in 2020.

Our next race is at Woodburn Dragstrip on September 19 and 20.