Category: Racing

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.

Jul 03 2019

Bremerton Fun

Super Street racers came together at Bremerton Raceway for race 8 and 9 of the 2019 schedule.

Saturday was a little overcast, but seven racers paid their money and raced.

Bill Gee, Dustin Martin, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Tony Brothers, Wade Archer, and Jay Schmid entered the event.

We had two rounds of qualifying. Jess Dale ran a great 6.907 to take the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. Kaufman – Ellingsen Racing was the race sponsor.

Round one began and Archer got the win when Martin turned on the red light by .001. The Brothers got the round win when Schmid went red. Sims had a better light and forced Gee to break out, and Dale got the bye.

In the semi-final round, Brothers had a .002 light and forced Archer to break out. On the other side of the ladder, Sims used a holeshot to put Dale on the trailer.

Sims and Brothers faced off for the final. Sims had a .004 better light and went .005 closer to the index for the win.

Congratulations to Todd Sims and thanks to Kaufman – Ellingsen Racing for the race sponsorship.

Sunday dawned bright and early with very little cloud cover.


Only five racers stayed to battle on Sunday. The racers were Bill Gee, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Tony Brothers, and Jay Schmid. Two rounds of qualifying later, Tony Brothers was #1 with a 6.904. The race sponsor was Cloise & Mike Construction.

Round one was off and running. Sims beat Gee in a double breakout race. Dale had a much better light to overcome Schmid, and Brothers had the bye.

Brothers had a .003 against Sims in the semi-final round and took the win light. Dale had the bye.

Final round time came, and Brothers did better on Sunday than he did on Saturday. He got the win light when Dale went red by .001. Way to go Tony Brothers. A runner up and a win.

Thanks to Cloise & Mike Construction for the sponsorship.

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

May 28 2019

Renegade Racing

Let us take a moment and remember those who have given their life, so we can do what we do.

Let’s go to Renegade Raceway for race 6 and 7 on our schedule. We had nine in attendance on Saturday.

Bill Carrell, Bill Gee, Dave Wakefield, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Dustin Martin, Patrick Carrell, and Rob Curtis were there to race in Super Street.

Qualifying was completed and Todd Sims was on top with a stellar 10.902. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the award. The Dalrymple Family was the race sponsor.

Round one was off and running. Ericksen used a .001 light to beat Curtis. Sims had the bye. Dale got a competition single when Bill Carrell could not make the call. Gee used a better reaction time to force Martin to break out and Patrick Carrell beat a slowing Wakefield.

In round two, Ericksen won over Carrell in a double break out race. Sims won on a hole shot over Gee and Dale had the bye.

The semi-finals found Sims beat a slowing Dale. Ericksen had the bye.

In the final round Sims had the better light, but Ericksen got the win light by running closer to the index.

Congratulations to Gary Ericksen and thanks to the Dalrymple Family for the race sponsorship.

Sunday’s race was sponsored by FBN Racing. The day started out very wet. Six racers stayed to brave the weather and see if we could race. Bill Gee, Dave Wakefield, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, and Rob Curtis hung around. Due to the late start, the track decided it would give one qualifying round and all classes would run 1/8 mile.

Gary Ericksen was the #1 qualifier and received the award from Snap-On Tools.

Round one started with Sims winning over Gee. Curtis got the win when Wakefield was no show. Dale used a holeshot to beat Ericksen.

Semi-final action found Sims over Curtis and Dale getting the bye.

In the final, Sims had a better light and ran closer to the index to get the win over Dale.

Good job Todd Sims. Thanks to FBN Racing for the sponsorship.

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

May 20 2019

Wet Woodburn

Where do I start. Woodburn Dragstrip was the next race on the agenda. The weather forecast did not look good and I guess the racers believed the weatherman.

Five racers signed up for Saturday’s race. Bill Gee, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Gary Ericksen, and Duane Moore. After qualifying was over, Jess Dale was on top of the pile. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award. Race sponsor was Loftis Racing.

First round found Gee matched with Moore. Moore got to excited and turned on the red light to give Gee the win.  Ericksen ran closer to the dial to beat Sims and Dale got the bye.

Round two was called, the racers pulled into the lanes, then it rained, and rained, and rained, and the wind blew, and there was lightning. So, the race for us was cancelled and the three racers split the purse and will get second round points.

Sunday dawned wet and cold. After a discussion and a delay in starting, it was decided by the racers to cancel the Super Street race and the racers will get attendance points.  The race sponsor, Roberts Floor Covering, will carry over to the next race at Woodburn.

Next race is Renegade Raceway on May 25 and 26.

May 14 2019

Bremerton Racing

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

So, we move to the second race of the season at Bremerton Raceway. This race was held in conjunction with the NHRA National Open and eight racers bought into the event. The event sponsor was Bremerton Raceway.
Dave Wakefield, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Tony Brothers, Bill Gee, Gary Ericksen, Wade Archer, and Bill Carrell were the racers who signed up to race.
After two rounds of qualifying, Dave Wakefield was the #1 qualifier. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

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

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

On to Sunday. This race was sponsored by Robert’s Floor Covering.

Dave Wakefield, Todd Sims, Bill Gee, Gary Ericksen, Wade Archer, and Bill Carrell were the racers who paid into the association race.

After one round of qualifying Gary Ericksen was top qualifier with a 6.917. Snap On tools provided the #1 Qualifier Award.

Round one had Todd Sims paired with Peter Kraus. Sims was the winner when Kraus broke out. Lloyd Flatum beat Bill Carrell, Bill Gee took out Dave Wakefield via a better light and a perfect 6.900. Wade Archer used a much better light to beat David Monsaas and Gary Ericksen hole shot Patrick Carrell.

In round two, Sims beat Flatum on a double break out affair. Gee forced Ericksen to break out, and Archer had the bye.
Sims was closer to the index than Archer and won in the semi’s. Gee had the bye.

Final round time. Gee with a .007 light and 6.903 to get the win light over Sims.

Thanks to Bremerton Raceway and Robert’s Floor Covering for the race sponsorship.

Next race is Woodburn Dragstrip on May 18 and 19.

Jan 30 2019

Banquet Report

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

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

Congratulations to Jess Dale who won the SST Championship.  This one came to the last race of year and Jess did a great job of taking the win and the championship.

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

April 6 – Pacific Raceway
May 11/12 – Bremerton Raceway
May 18/19 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25/26 – Renegade Raceway
June 29/30 – Bremerton Raceway
July 20/21 – Bremerton Raceway
Aug 24 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 21/22 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Let’s go racing!

Dec 06 2018

Banquet and 2019 Schedule

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to 2019, I plan on having 14 races next year.
Apr 6, 2019 – Pacific Raceways
May 11, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
May 12, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
May 18, 2019 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 19, 2019 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 25, 2019 – Renegade Raceway
May 26, 2019 – Renegade Raceway
June 29, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
June 30, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
July 20, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
July 21, 2019 – Bremerton Raceway
August 24, 2019 – Pacific Raceways
September 21, 2019 – Woodburn Dragstrip
September 22, 2019 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Sep 27 2018

Season Finale at Woodburn

Let’s go to Woodburn and do some racing.

Of course, Mother Nature had to have her say in the matter and make things really interesting. We had nine racers at the track. Allen Macham, Dennis Boley, Dustin Ward, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Bill Gee and Gary Ericksen were there to brave the weather and the feature cars. Due to rain delay we got one qualifying session. Michelle Lewis showed us the way to get the first-round bye as she was #1 with a 10.916. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifier Award and way to go Michelle.

The race sponsor was Roberts Floor Covering.

We had some more delay and first round found Sims a winner when Wakefield broke out. Dale won against Macham in a double break out race. Ericksen was a winner when Boley was a no show. Lewis got the bye. Gee advanced when Ward could not make the call.

The next round had Ericksen against Lewis. Ericksen won when Lewis went too quick. Sims won when Gee lit the red eye. And Dale had the bye.

In the semi final round, Ericksen used a hole shot to beat Dale and Sims had the bye. The final round would be held Sunday morning, because it got dark.

The final round was delayed on Sunday, due to fog and cold weather. Finally, we got to it. Ericksen won against Sims and that would move him into fourth place in the points. Way to go Gary. Thanks again to Roberts Floor Covering.

 

On Sunday, we had eight racers: Allen Macham, Dennis Boley, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Bill Gee and Gary Ericksen.

After one qualifying run, Macham and Ericksen both ran 10.917, but Macham did it first and so he was the #1 guy and got the award from Snap-On Tools. This race was sponsored by Designs Unlimited.

Round one started with Wakefield getting single due to Boley being a no show. Ericksen used a hole shot to beat Gee. Dale stopped Macham and Lewis won against Sims in a double breakout race.

Round two found Dale getting the better of Lewis and Wakefield winning when Ericksen turned on the red light.

Final round time. Dale needed to win for the championship and it was a double break out race. Wakefield had the light, but Dale played the finish line better for the win and by my rough calculation for the championship.

Great job Jess Dale. Thanks again to Designs Unlimited

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