Category: Racing

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.

Aug 11 2020

Pacific August Racing

Hello race fans!!!!

Another two races are complete in the 2020 season.  Super Comp racers descended on Pacific Raceways on Saturday to get those valuable points and the huge paycheck at the end of the day.

Of course, Mother Nature decided to remind us she is in charge and it was raining, but not really raining first thing in the morning. But sixteen racers were there for the one qualifying pass. Chuck Linne, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Theofelis, Mark Gillespie, Wade Archer, Tory Lea, Ty Anderson, Garrett Colletti, Kyle Colletti, and Danny Hauter braved the weather and hung around for the DG Machine sponsored race. Wade Archer collected the #1 spot with an 8.902.

Danny Hauter had some trouble with his car and was not on the ladder. Hope he can get it fixed and he will come back again. Also, had some new racers join us. Welcome to the Association and hope to see you again,

Round one got started like really late in the day. Pessemier beat McKillop in a double break out race, 8.883 to 8.882. Thornton used a .005 light and an 8.903 to take out Stutler. Gillespie broke, but Anderson broke out and gave the win to Gillespie. Secondi won when C Linne went red. Lea went 8.900 for force Taylor to break out. G Colletti used a .003 lite to force G Linne to break out more. Theofelis ran closer to the number and beat K Colletti and Archer had the bye.

Round two finally came around and Archer went .019 and 8.900 to Pessemier’s .016 and 8.894. Archer for the win. Secondi won because Gillespie broke in round one. Theofelis took out Lea due to Lea having a red lit start. Thornton also won when G Colletti went red by .001.

Semi final time. Archer won because Thornton miss judged the finish line and broke out. Secondi used a slightly better lite to beat Theofelis in a double break out race.

Final time but wait. Secondi was also in the Super Pro final, so we had a slight delay waiting for him to cool down and refuel. But finally, it was time. Secondi had a better lite but broke out and the win went to Wade Archer.

Nice job Wade and thanks to DG Machine for the extra money.

On to Sunday. The weather cleared up and it was a beautiful day for racing. Today’s race sponsor was Delta Camshaft.  Not everyone stayed to race on Sunday. Only 12 racers. Chuck Linne, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Pessemier, Greg Taylor, Jack Stutler, John Theofelis, Wade Archer, Mark Loftis, and Ty Anderson were there for the one qualifying pass. This time Mark Loftis did the deed with an 8.903.

Round one found McKillop getting a hole shot on Thornton to take the win. Secondi knocked out Stutler with a .005 lite. Anderson won when G Linne rolled through the beams. Pessemier won when C Linne went red. Taylor used a better light to defeat Loftis. And Theofelis went 8.900 to stay ahead of Archer.

In round two, Taylor beat Pessemier. Secondi with a better light defeated Anderson. Theofelis took out McKillop when McKillop broke out.

Semi final round had Taylor with the bye. Theofelis beat Secondi on a double break out race.

Then it was final round time. Theofelis beat Taylor in a double break out race. Great racing on both days and thanks to Delta Camshaft for the sponsor money.

Only four races left to finish this crazy year.

Our next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 29 and 30.

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.

Jun 26 2020

Bremerton Racing

Hello racers!!!!!

We did it! We finally got a race done in 2020. What a year so far.

Bremerton Raceway was the scene. Super Comp racing was the deal. Saturday had 17 die hard racers show up to race for not only the money, but the Wally. This was a National Open in conjunction with an Association race.

Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett, McKillop, Greg Linne, Jack Stutler, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, John Collecchi, John Theofelis, Mark Johnson, and Kelley Cavar came and raced. The race sponsor was the Dalrymple Family.

Of course, Mother Nature had to have her say. To start the morning with mist and just enough rain to keep up off the track. Things finally got under way around 1:30 pm and we got one qualifying session done. Dale Green set the standard and got the low qualifier award with a 5.700. Snap-On Tools provided the low qualifier award.

Round one finally got started around six pm. Diane Petitt used a holeshot to defeat Gillespie. Secondi went red against Collecchi. Johnson got the head start on Darral Petitt and got to the finish line first. Then Linne won when Theofelis went red by -.007. McKillop forced Schmanke to break out and Archer went 5.700 to defeat Thornton. Loftis went 5.706 to get around Stutler who had a better light but was a little too slow. Arthur used a 5.702 to force Cavar to break out, and Green got the first-round bye.

Round two started about 7:40 pm. Linne got a better light and beat Petitt.  Green got around Loftis. Archer had a .005 light and forced Arthur to break out. Johnson ran closer to the dial to beat Collecchi, and McKillop had the bye.                                                       

Next round three, 8:15 pm, found Linne with the bye. McKillop used a .008 light to stay ahead of Archer. Green defeated Johnson, 5.711 to 5.715.

The semis were next. Time was 8:55 pm. Green had the bye, and Linne went .000 to beat McKillop on a double break out race.

OK, time for the final round. Wait it is after 9, no lights, no can see track, no race until Sunday.

Sunday came and we could not finish until the Sunday race was done, because Green did really well on Sunday, also. When Linne and Green finally met for the final, Linne had some start line issues and Green won the race.

Then we had a protest meal at the Petitt pits. Food was good.

Congrats to Dale and thanks to the Dalrymple family for the support.

Let us move on to Sunday. The rain came back. So, the track cancelled time runs for everybody except new entries.

We started racing about noon or so. We only had 16 sign up for the Association race. Brian Schmanke, Dale Green, Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thornton, Diane Petitt, Emmett, McKillop, Greg Linne, Jack Stutler, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, Wade Archer, John Collecchi, Mark Johnson, and Kelley Cavar. Race sponsor was Parker’s Race Shoppe.

Random pair first round. Archer beat Linne on a double red light. McKillop used a .007 to beat Gillespie. Green went .000 for the win over Darral Petitt. Secondi defeated Arthur. Thornton won when Stutler went red. Loftis had a .000 light for the win over Theofelis. Diane Petitt had the bye. Cavar went 5.703 to beat Collecchi and Johnson won when Schmanke rolled through the start line.

Cavar ended up being the low qualifier and used that to have the bye in round two. McKillop won when Secondi went red. Green beat Johnson. Thornton went 5.702 to defeat Loftis. Archer used a .005 to stay ahead of Petitt.

In round three, Green won over McKillop. Archer defeated Cavar, and Thornton had the bye.

The semi final round found Archer against Thornton. Archer had a much better light and stayed ahead for the win. Green had the bye.

Final round time. Green went .031 on the tree and Archer was off his game a little. Green took the win.

So, race 3 and 4 are in the books. Dale Green missed the first two races but made up for it by taking both wins.

Our next race is at Bremerton Raceway on July 4 and 5.

Jun 09 2020

Delayed Start to New Year

Well, we finally get to race. After all the silliness put the death throes on the first four races of the season, we made it to Bremerton Raceway.

Saturday morning was kind of overcast and the forecast did not look good, so the track decided to only have one time run for all the classes.

Thirteen Super Comp racers braved the iffy weather and showed up. Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Greg Taylor, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, and Jack Stutler were entered. We started time runs for the brackets, had a couple of oil downs, couple of rain showers, and finally got in a qualifying run. Three people were on the money, with .70 something.  Tony Arthur had the best, with a 5.700 to grab the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On tools for the great awards.

The race sponsor was Nelson Family Racing.

The ladder was set and then we waited.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not take kindly to our endeavors to race and decided to reward us with more rain.

The track started round one of the brackets, but after Sportsman and Pro ran, the rains came again. It was too late in the day to try to continue, so the race was called.

The money was split 13 ways, and everyone will receive first round loss points.

Moving on to Sunday. Today race was sponsored by C&C Olympic Heating.

Darral Petitt, Dave Secondi, Dave Thorton, Diane Petitt, Emmett McKillop, Greg Linne, Brian Schmanke, Greg Pessemier, Mark Gillespie, Mark Loftis, Tony Arthur, and Jack Stutler stayed to see if the weather might change.

After some track drying, time trials started. Dave Thornton ran a 5.701 to take the number one spot.

After all the classes got a run in, Sportsman ran first round, then it really rained. Much worse than Saturday. The track pulled the plug, so 12 racers split the money and received first round loss points.

Big thanks to the race sponsor – C&C Olympic Heating.

The next race is at Bremerton Raceway on June 20 and 21. It is the postponed National Open. So, gate fee is $100 per day and then Association fee of $60. Come run for a Wally and the money.

So far, the rest of the schedule has stayed the same.

Apr 22 2020

Banquet and 2020 Season

Ok, I guess I should write a short story and let everyone know the plans for 2020.

We had our 2020 Awards Banquet on January 25 at Pacific Raceways. It was catered by Two Busy to Cook and I think everyone got enough to eat. We had a crowd of over 50 people in attendance. 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 2019 season, the upcoming season, current rules, and other things. We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade in SC and SST. We got a couple of weekends back at Pacific Raceways and because we always seem to get rained out at Woodburn in the spring, I opted to go back to Pacific twice instead of Woodburn twice.

 

Congratulations to Diane Petitt who won the SC Championship.

 

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

May 16/17 – Bremerton Raceway

May 24/25 – Renegade Raceway

June 6/7 – Bremerton Raceway

July 4/5 – Bremerton Raceway

Aug 8/9 – Pacific Raceway

Aug 29/30 – Pacific Raceway

Sept 19/20 – Woodburn Dragstrip

 

As of now, the plan is to start the season at Bremerton. That weekend is the 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.

 

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Let’s go racing!

 

Dennis Boley