Sep 22 2020

Woodburn Finale

Hi. I thought I should get this done because I know racers are waiting for the wonderful things I write. Woodburn Dragstrip in September is always a challenge. Especially this year, what with all the wonderful protests and fires and masks and other stupid stuff going on.

Going into this race the top five in Super Street were – Todd Sims, Allen Macham, Michelle Lewis, Justin Sibley, and David Wakefield. Things changed.

I got to Woodburn about noon on Friday. Then shortly after I got there it rained. Was not a long rain and it helped clear out the smoke from the recent fires. In attendance were, Allen Macham, Bill Carrell, Bill Gee, Dave Wakefield, David Monsaas, Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, and Casey Ladd. The race was sponsored by Roberts Floor Covering.

In the first qualifying session, Gary Ericksen set the bar at a 10.901. No one could come up with a better time, so Gary got the #1 qualifying award from Snap On Tools.

Let’s race. Round one started with a doozy. Sims and B Carrell both had .004 reaction times. Both broke out. Sims broke out the least and got the win. Then Gee helped Macham by giving him the win via a red light. P Carrell got the win when Ericksen went .001 red. Lewis went red against Dale. Ladd had better light and ran closer to the index to win over Mansaas. Wakefield got a break when Boley could make the call to the lanes.

Then we went to round two. Ladd had the better light than Sims by .003. Both broke out and Sims got the win. Macham moved closer to the championship by going .000 on the tree and running 10.905 to beat P Carrell. Wakefield then used a .003 light to put Dale on the trailer. Both ran 10.890.

In the semi final round, Wakefield helped Macham by taking out Sims in a double break out affair. Macham had the single into the final.

Final round time. Wakefield had the better light, but broke out, giving Macham the win.

After a quick calculation, I determined the top five – Sims, Macham, Lewis, Wakefield, and Dale. We had a hamburger protest meeting and David Monsaas got the best losing package award. Thanks again to Roberts Floor Covering and Snap On Tools for the extra stuff.

Sunday morning came and we started over. Allen Macham, Bill Carrell, Bill Gee, Dave Wakefield, David Monsaas, Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, and Casey Ladd stayed. We had two qualifying sessions and Todd Sims was the best with a 10.905. This race was sponsored by Designs Unlimited.

Round one finally got started. Gee knocked Wakefield out of the championship race. Then Monsaas kept Sims from getting anymore points via a good light and a good run. P Carrell used a better light to force Macham to break out. B Carrell went red against Dale. Ericksen gave the win light back to Lewis. And Ladd got the win over Boley.

In the next round, Gee went .003 to Ladd’s red light for the win. Monsaas used a .007 to force P Carrell to break out. Dale went red against Lewis.

Monsaas got the bye in the semi final round. Lewis got the win when Gee slowed slightly.

Final round time. The sun was going down and Lewis and Monsaas paired up. The tree came on and Lewis had a .011 light and forced to Mansaas to break out.

Once again, I got my trusty calculator out and unofficially the top five are – Macham, Sims, Lewis, Dale, and Wakefield. What is going on? Lewis did not finish in seventh place this year. Ok, it is official. 2020 is a really messed up year! Ha Ha Ha Ha.

No word on the awards banquet. We will see what January brings. No idea yet about 2021 dates. Will keep you informed via Facebook.

Sep 02 2020

Pacific Summer Fun

Where do I start. The number 1- and 3-point leaders were not in attendance at Pacific Raceway for race 9 and 10 of the season. That left the door open for some of the other racers to move into the lead. So, eleven came and raced.

Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Jay Schmid, Jeff Jackson, Justin Sibley, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, Luke Cavar, and John Ermish were there and made two qualifying passes. This race was sponsored by FBN Racing. After qualifying, Michelle Lewis got the Snap On prize for a 10.901 run.

Round one action! P Carrell lost to Jackson, who went 10.907. Sibley was a little late and B Carrel took the win light. Schmid broke out against Wakefield. Boley misjudged the finish line and let Sims have the win light. Cavar went 10.918 to beat Ermish. Lewis had the bye

Round two started with Jackson going 10.901 to force Lewis to break out. Then Wakefield broke out against Sims. And B Carrell used a great .003 light for force Cavar to break out.

Semi final time. Jackson moved to the final with a 10.903 to Sims breaking out. B Carrell had the bye.

In the final, Jackson went 10.900 but lost due to B Carrell having a .010 better package. Jackson gave up too much on the tree. Way to go Bill Carrell! Thanks to FBN Racing and Snap On Tools.

Sunday came bright and early. Race was sponsored by Archer Construction. Almost everyone stayed to race. Ten racers this time. The ten were Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Jay Schmid, Jeff Jackson, Justin Sibley, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, and Luke Cavar.

Two qualifying sessions later, Bill Carrell was number one with a 10.900.

In round one we find Lewis and Sims doing battle. Sims took the win. Then the Carrell’s had to run each other, and B Carrell forced P Carrell to break out. Wakefield had the better light and beat Sibley. Cavar and Schmid both turned on the red light, but Cavar was only -.003 and took the win. Jackson moved to round two because Boley could not make the call, due to mechanical issues.

Round two started with Jackson mowing over Wakefield. The Sims used a better light to beat Cavar. B Carrell had the bye.

Jackson had the bye into his second final of the weekend. Sims went 10.906 for better B Carrell.

The 2019 champion, Sims, in the final against Jackson. Could Jackson win one? Sims went .011, Jackson went .015 and both went 10.904. Sims the winner by .004. So, Sims moves into first place with two races left. But Macham still has two races to claim, so it is still a close one. Way to go Todd Sims. Thanks to Archer Construction and Snap On tools.

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

Be there or be square.

Aug 11 2020

Pacific Racing

Race day at Pacific Raceways. Race 7 and 8 for 2020. Some people thought we wouldn’t have any races, but here we are.

Eleven Super Street racers came to Pacific Raceways for the Saturday event. We got to sit for about 3 hours while the sky decided to fall down to the ground. Allen Macham, Dave Wakefield, Dustin Martin, Jay Schmid, Jess Dale, Justin Sibley, Lloyd Flatum, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carroll, Todd Sims, and Frank Nelson Jr stayed dry until it was to time to qualify. This race was sponsored by Robert’s Floor Covering. One qualifying pass later, Dave Wakefield was #1 with a 10.916.

After some more moisture fell from the sky, we got started on round one.

Wakefield had the bye. Sibley then took out Dale with a better lite. Lewis forced Carrell to break out. Martin had a great .010 package to take out Flatum. Macham used a .011 light to force Sims to break out. Nelson won when Schmid had some trouble on the start line and was a little late.

Round two got started some time later. Martin beat Wakefield. Macham went 10.895 to Lewis’s 10.775 for the win. Nelson won when Sibley went red.

In the semi final round, Macham won when Martin went 10.895 and Nelson had the bye into the final

So, in the final round, it was Macham and Nelson. Double break out race. Macham had the better light and went 10.897 for the win. Congratulations to Allen Macham for the win. Thanks again to Robert’s Floor Covering for the sponsorship.

Sunday came and the weather had cleared up. We had 12 racers for the Handler’s Racing Association sponsored race. Allen Macham, Dave Wakefield, Jay Schmid, Jess Dale, Justin Sibley, Lloyd Flatum, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carroll, Todd Sims, Bill Carrell, Kevin Jellum, and Frank Nelson Jr.

First round started before noon. Wakefield won when Schmid went red. Dale also won when B Carrell went red. Lewis took out Flatum with a .012 lite. Macham won when Sibley went too quick. P Carrell moved to round two when Nelson went red. Sims won when Jellum went red.

In round two, P Carrell had a slightly better light and stayed ahead of Sims for the win. Macham defeated Lewis. Dale overcame a worse light to win against Wakefield.

The semi final round had P Carrell racing Dale. Carrel went 10.900 for the win. Macham had the bye into the final.

Second final round of the weekend for Macham. Could he pull off a double win?  P Carrell had the better light .002 to .008. But Macham was closer to the index 10.866 to 10.841. Macham for the win and a double up for the weekend! Good job Allen Macham and thanks again to Handler’s Racing Association for the extra moolah.

Only four races left in the season.

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

Be there or be square.

Jul 12 2020

A Bremerton Fourth

Ok, time to get this stuff done.

Super Street came to Bremerton Raceway for the Fourth of July. Kaufman Racing was the race sponsor.

Allen Macham, Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Jay Schmid, Jess Dale, Justin Sibley, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, Dustin Martin, Gary Ericksen, Lloyd Flatum, and David Monsaas were there to celebrate the Fourth and maybe get a win.

After two rounds of qualifying, Todd Sims was number one with a 6.903. Snap On tools provided the #1 Award.

Round one started with Lewis getting a single due to Boley not be able to make the call. Martin used a stellar light to force Wakefield to break out. Sibley won when P Carrell broke out. Macham won when B Carrell broke out. Dale used a 6.907 to force Monsaas to break out. Ericksen and Sims had a great race, with Ericksen winning. 6.905 to 6.907. Then Flatum went 6.901 to force Schmid to break out.

On to round two. Lewis went 6.900 to make Macham go 6.897. Martin won when Flatum broke out. Sibley had a much better light and won over Dale. Ericksen had the bye.

Time for the semi final round. Ericksen beat Martin, and Sibley forced Lewis to break out.

In the final, Sibley used a better start line light to force Ericksen to break out.

Justin Sibley the winner, thanks again to Kaufman Racing and Snap On Tools.

Sunday – Sunday – Sunday.

Allen Macham, Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Jay Schmid, Jess Dale, Justin Sibley, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, Dustin Martin, Gary Ericksen, and Lloyd Flatum decided to stay and race on Sunday.

Lots of cars there for the Footbrake race, so we only had one qualifying pass. Hemley’s Septic Installation was the race sponsor. Jess Dale came out on the top of pile for the #1 Qualifying award from Snap On Tools.

On to racing. Macham used a .002 light to stay ahead of Sibley. Flatum used a .005 to force Wakefield to break out. Ericksen won against Schmid. Martin went 6.900 to beat P Carrell’s 6.901. B Carrell won when Boley could not make the call. Sims won when Lewis could not make the call. Dale got the single.

Then in round two, Flatum forced Dale to break out. B Carrell ran closer and beat Sims. Martin got the win over Ericksen. Macham had the bye.

Then B Carrell used a .009 light to get to the finish line ahead of Macham. While on the other side of the ladder, Flatum advanced when Martin went to quick.

Ok, final round time.  Flatum and B Carrell matched up. Flatum went 6.911, but Carrel went 6.896 and broke out. Lloyd Flatum is the winner!! Thanks again to Hemley’s Septic Installation and Snap On tools.

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

Be there or be square.

Jun 26 2020

Bremerton Racing

I am so confused. We actually got two races done in 2020. Even tho mother nature wanted to pee on us a lot, we got it done.

We descended on Bremerton Raceway for race 3 and 4. Roberts Floor Covering was the Saturday race sponsor.

Dennis Boley, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Jeff Jackson, Brad Craig, Todd Sims, Justin Sibley, and Allen Macham came saw and raced after the rain slowed down.

After sitting around for about 6 hours we finally got one qualifying run in. Brad Craig went 6.900 to take the #1 spot. Snap-On Tools provided the awards once again.

Round one, around 6 pm. Sims forced Sibley to break out. Lewis and Carrell had a double break out affair, with Lewis winning. Dale forced Macham to break out. Craig used a holeshot to beat Monsaas, who did not buy into the association race. Boley went red against Jackson.

Round two started about an hour later. Dale had a better light and went 6.906 to defeat Jackson. Sims used a holeshot to force Lewis to break out. Craig had the bye.

Semifinals. Sims won when Craig broke out, and Dale had the bye.

Final round. About 9 pm. Sims wins when Dale goes red. A race in the books. Yeah. Then we had a protest in the Petitt pits and killed a bunch of food.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday – rain, rain, rain. I do love this state.

Sunday race sponsor was the Dalrymple Family. Dennis Boley, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Jeff Jackson, Brad Craig, Todd Sims, Justin Sibley, Dave Wakefield, and Allen Macham paid their money to race.

Track got the drying it needed and off we go again. Due to the weather, qualifying was cancelled, and we did a random pair first round.

When first round came, Wakefield started off with a 6.909 to beat a racer who was not in our race. Craig used a holeshot to force Carrell to break out. Lewis lost due to breakage. Jackson forced Macham to break out. Sims beat Dale. Sibley won when another non association racer broke out. Boley could make first round.

On to round two. Jackson and Sims had identical .018 lights. Jackson went 6.921 to Sims 6.930 for the win. Sibley and his non association racer had identical 6.948 runs, but Sibley was better on the tree for the win. Craig had a holeshot on Wakefield and forced him to break out.

In the semi final round, Sibley used a .011 light to force Jackson to break out. Craig had the bye.

In the final round Sibley went .015 to Craig’s .019 and won when Craig broke out.

The next race will be July 4 and 5 at Bremerton Raceway.

The rest of the 2020 schedule has not yet changed.

Jun 09 2020

Delayed Start to New Year

Ok it is time to race, finally. Bremerton Raceway here we come.

Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, and Allen Macham came saw and conquered.

Weather did not cooperate very well, but we finally got one qualifying run in. Jess Dale went 6.909 to take the #1 spot. Snap-On Tools provided the awards once again. Loftis Racing was the race sponsor.

Ok let’s go racing. Except Mother Nature said wait a minute, you have to contend with me. I think she was upset that we were having too much fun. Too much water and not enough temperature, so the track said that is enough. Money split five ways and first round loss points.

So, we will try again on Sunday

Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, and Allen Macham stayed. Track got the drying it needed and off we go again. This time Roberts Floor Covering was the race sponsor. And, this time, Dave Wakefield ran a 6.902 to garner the #1 position.

First round but wait. There is more rain. This time running water on the track, not just sprinkles like before. Too much to handle, race was cancelled. Money split, first round loss points.

The next race will be June 20 and 21 at Bremerton Raceway. This is the rescheduled National Open. Gate fee is $100, Association fee is $60. Racing for a Wally and the money.

The rest of the 2020 schedule has not yet changed.

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 Todd Sims who won the SST 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.

 

Remember to

Let’s go racing!

 

Dennis Boley

Sep 23 2019

Woodburn Finale

A quick trip to Woodburn Dragstrip for the final two races of the year. The 2019 championship was on the on the line. Ten racers decided to race. Bill Gee, Dave Wakefield, Duane Moore, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Lane Cavar, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Allen Macham, and Hil Vandermeer were in attendance.

 

First qualifying session, Gee went 10.903 and nobody could get around that. So, Bill Gee was #1 and Snap-On Tools provided the awards once again. Roberts Floor Covering was the race sponsor.

Ok let’s go racing. Round one found Dale and Moore in a battle. Dale did not do to well on the tree and then went down and broke out, giving Moore the win. That opened the door for Sims. Lewis won when Macham had a bad light and could not run the number. Cavar lost to Wakefield on a double break out race, Sims got closer to the championship when Vandermeer turned on the red light and Gee forced Ericksen farther under on another double break out race.

 

Round two had Moore and Wakefield matched up. .003 to .009, but Wakefield went 10.895 to give the win to Moore. Sims pretty much sealed the deal when Lewis went red and Gee had the bye.

We got to the semi-final round and Gee advanced to the final when Sims lit the red eye. Moore had the single.

Then darkness fell and we could not finish the race. So, Gee and Moore split the money, and both got runner up points.

 

We had a spaghetti feed and awards ceremony in the Petitt pits. I decided to change the special award from Best Losing Package to Worst Losing Package. That went to Jess Dale.

Thanks to Roberts Floor Covering for the extra moolah and big shout out to all the Sponsors, especially Infinity Coach for the Series Sponsor.

By my rough calculations, Todd Sims moved ahead of Jess Dale for the 2019 Championship. Bill Gee got 3rd and Tony Brothers 4th.

 

Sunday’s race was rained out. Mother Nature does not like us sometimes. All racers in attendance will get 11 points.

The banquet will probably be January 26 in Tacoma. I will keep you guys and gals posted.

Aug 28 2019

Great Racing at Pacific

Pacific Raceways, Race 12, good weather, start your engines.

Ten Super Street racers for the event.

Dave Wakefield, Dustin Martin, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Todd Sims, Don Turnbull, Lane Cavar, and Jeff Jackson entered the event.

In the first round of qualifying Jeff Jackson came out with a 10.907 and nobody could get around that, Jeff got the #1 award from Snap-On Tools. Archer Construction was the race sponsor.

Round one started with Jackson taking the bye. Then Dale beat up on Carrell in a double break out race. Sims forced Lewis to break out. Martin stayed ahead of Loftis (who was not entered). Turnbull used a .006 to Wakefield’s .008 to force Wakefield to break out. Sibley (who was not entered) beat Cavar. And Ericksen got around Craig (who was not entered).

Round two had Turnbull and Dale paired, with Turnbull coming out on top. Martin used a .008 light for force Sims to break out. And Jackson had a slightly better light than Ericksen and got the win.

Semi final round time. Martin used a better light, Jackson broke out. Turnbull went red.

In the final, Martin got the win.

Congratulations to Dustin Martin and thanks to Archer Construction for the race sponsorship.

Last two races of the season are at Woodburn Dragstrip on September 21 and 22. If you attend the LODRS race the week prior, you can leave your trailer.

Jul 25 2019

Bremerton Summer Racing

Let’s go racing at Bremerton Raceway. Race 10 and 11.

We had seven racers dedicated to the race season. Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Tony Brothers, and Jeff Jackson entered the event.

In the first round of qualifying Jess Dale locked up #1 with a great 6.900. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. Robert’s Floor Covering was the race sponsor.

In round one P Carrell got the win when Wakefield went .001 red, ouch. Brothers beat B Carrell with a 6.909 run. Jackson used a .006 light to force Lewis to break out and Dale got the bye.

In the semi-final round, P Carrell won over Brothers on a double break out race. Dale ran a 6.908 to beat Jackson.

In the final, Dale had a better light and beat P Carrell.

Congratulations to Jess Dale and thanks to Robert’s Floor Covering for the race sponsorship.

Sunday dawned bright and early with very little cloud cover.

All seven racers stayed to battle on Sunday. The racers were Bill Carrell, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Patrick Carrell, Tony Brothers, and Jeff Jackson. Qualifying was pretty tight. In the first round Jackson went 6.905, then Lewis went 6.093, but P Carrell showed them all up with a 6.900. That locked up the #1 spot for Patrick. The race sponsor was Handler’s Racing Association.

Round one started with Brothers using a hole shot to beat Wakefield. Dale then took out Jackson. Lewis won when B Carrell broke and P Carrell had the bye.

Round two came and Brothers forced Lewis to break out. Dale won when P Carrell had issues.

The final round was Brothers and Dale. Brothers won on a hole shot. Congratulations to Tony Brothers and thanks to Handlers’ Racing Association for the sponsorship.

Next race is at Pacific Raceways on August 24. Only three races left.