Aug 27 2018

Super Saturday at Pacific

Ok, the championship race is heating up and the Super Street racers attacked Pacific Raceways for the eleventh race of the season.

Of course, Mother Nature had to have her say in the matter and make things really interesting. It was a Super Saturday at Pacific and a total of 13 racers were in attendance.  Only eight bought into our race.  Allen Macham, Brad Vinje, Bruce White, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, and Steve Beggerly were vying for association points and money. After two rounds of qualifying, Brad Vinje was on top with a stellar 10.900. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifier Award and way to go Brad.

The race sponsor was Roberts Floor Covering.

First round was around 7:30 pm and Beggerly won when Pool was a no show. Sims won when Jellum red lit. Wakefield stopped Macham with a .002 light to a .005 light and identical 10.931 et’s. Dale won when Lewis had some trouble on the starting line. Mabry took out White. And Vinje had the bye.

Round two started some time later. Sims won when Craig took too much stripe and broke out. Vinje ran closer to the index than Dale and won the round. Wakefield then beat Beggerly on a double break out affair. Wakefield – 10.895 to Beggerly – 10.890.

The semi final round found Sims and Vinje in battle. Sims had a great .001 light and got to finish line before Vinje for the win. Wakefield then used a great light himself to force Mabry to break out.

We had to wait some more for the final, because Wakefield was busy getting to the final round in Super Pro. Sims and Wakefield staged up and Sims used a holeshot to force Wakefield to break out. Congratulations to Todd Sims for the win. And by the way, Wakefield came back and won in the Super Pro final.

Thanks to Roberts Floor Covering for the extra moolah.

Only two races left, September 22 and 23 at Woodburn Dragstrip. If you attend the LODRS race the week prior, you can leave your trailer at the track. We will be having chili dogs and stuff at my trailer on Saturday.

Jul 31 2018

Hot Racing at Pacific

Race ten was held at Pacific Raceways and was a double sponsored race due the rain out earlier in the year. It was Super Saturday at Pacific and a total of sixteen racers were entered in the Super Saturday race. Of those 16, only nine paid for our race.

The race was sponsored by Federal Way Automotive & Radiator and Archer Construction. Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Dave Wakefield, Martin Rachal, Kevin Jellum, Tony Brothers, Lloyd Flatum, Allan Macham, and Gary Ericksen were the nine that bought in to our race. We had two qualifying sessions and Martin Rachal went 10.915 to grab the #1 spot and the award. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifier award.

Rachel and Flatum squared up and Rachel had the better light and better et to take the win. Wakefield beat Esping. Beggerly used a better light to beat Sims. Hoffman used a .001 to get around Macham. Monsaas beat Jellum. Mabry forced Dale to break out.  Ericksen got the win when White broke out.

After round one, only three of the original nine were left. Round two started with Rachel taking out Hoffman. Then Beggerly got the best of Wakefield in a double break out race. Ericksen ran closer, 10.903, than Ermish, 10.919, for the win.

In the semi final round, there were only two left that had paid in to our race. They did not have to run each other. Rachel used a holeshot to force Beggerly to break out more, and Ericksen did the same to Mabry.

So, the final was two of our racers. Rachel and Ericksen. Ericksen was a bit late and Rachel took win. More of our money going to Canada, ha ha. Congratulations to Martin Rachel and thanks to Federal Way Automotive & Radiator and Archer Construction for the sponsorship.

Our next race is August 25 at Pacific Raceways. Only three races left in the Championship hunt.

Jul 24 2018

Mission Raceway Results

Let us move north to wonderful Canada for races 8 and 9 on the championship trail. Mission Raceway was the setting, and on Saturday we had thirteen racers qualify. The race was sponsored by Roberts Floor Covering. Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Dave Wakefield, Martin Rachal, Gerry Epp, Warren Jacobson, Dan Parsons, Brad Vinje, Dave Stobbe, Steve Lowe, Steve Uvila, Allan Macham, and Dennis Boley were on the ladder. After the dust settled from three rounds of qualifying, Dave Wakefield went 10.902 to garner the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifier award.

First round finally got started around four thirty. There were lots of Funny Cars and Door Slammers to contend with on Saturday.

Wakefield had the bye. Rachel won when Epp red lit. Jacobson beat Parsons on a double break out affair. Vinje got the win when Stobbe turned on the red bulb, Boley knocked out Lowe on a double break out race. Uvila used a holeshot to beat Sims and Macham got around Dale, 10892 to a 10.873.

Round two found Boley with the bye. Macham used a much better light to beat Vinje. Wakefield won when Rachel red lit, and Jacobson got there ahead of Uvila for the win.

FBN Racing sponsored a best losing package award for this race. Wakefield was the winner of that award.

In the semi’s, Macham just got bye Boley for the ride to the final and Jacobson used a .008 light to advance against Wakefield.

Final round was delayed for the sun. Macham used a .007 to force Jacobson to break out. Congratulations to Allen Macham and thanks to Roberts Floor Coverings for the sponsorship.

We had hamburgers and a lot of bull at the Boley trailer on Saturday night.

Sunday dawned with new hopes and dreams. This race was sponsored by Pacific Power Batteries of Bellingham.

For this racer, there fifteen racers, but only thirteen paid to be in our race. Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Dave Wakefield, Martin Rachal, Gerry Epp, Warren Jacobson, John Lackie, Dan Parsons, Brad Vinje, Dave Stobbe, Steve Uvila, Allan Macham, and Dennis Boley were the paid racers. We had one more qualifying session and Gerry Epp managed to get around Wakefield with a 10.901 for the #1 spot. Congrats and thanks to Sn

ap-On Tools for the #1 Award.

On to the races. Epp had the bye. Lackie used a holeshot to beat Stobbe, Tabak (not in our race) won when Dale turned on the red light. Wakefield beat Rachel using a better light. Parsons got there first against Boley, Sims won when Uvila broke out trying to catch him. Vinje beat Macham and Lowe (not in our race) ran better than Jacobson for the win.

In round two, Lowe used a holeshot to beat Lackie.  Sims stopped Wakefield with a 10.902. Tabak beat Epp and Vinje got around a slowing Parsons for the win.

In the semifinals, Vinje beat Sims with a .009 and a 10.900 run, and Lowe got the to final by forcing Tabak to break out.

Vinje was behind Lowe at the start line but ran a closer 10.899 to take the win from Lowe, who ran 10.890. Congratulations to Brad Vinje for the stellar win. Thanks to Pacific Power Batteries of Bellingham for the extra moolah.

Our next race is July 28 Pacific Raceways. Only four races left in the Championship hunt.

Jul 05 2018

Bremerton Race Results

Racing at Bremerton Raceway. A little overcast and a whole bunch of foot brake racers. There was at issue with the Super Comp racers and I thought about the situation and discussed it with several racers during the day. At the Saturday evening awards ceremony, we had a short meeting and discussed it again. A vote was taken and a new rule has been added to the current Association rules. This rule has been added to clarify entry into our races. It is part of rule #2, the addition was: At a standalone race, if a racer stages the vehicle on a qualifying pass, the racer will be on the ladder and the racer MUST pay the entry fee. You can see all the rules, with the changes highlighted, here.

We had nine racers qualify. The race was sponsored by Kaufman-Ellingsen racing. Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Tony Brothers, Bob Pigott, Jim Mabry, Dave Wakefield, Michelle Lewis and Dennis Boley were on the ladder. After the dust settled from qualifying, Gary Ericksen went 6.903 to garner the #1 spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Qualifier award.

First round finally got started around four or five due the huge number of cars in the Footbrake Race. Boley won when Pigott red lit. Sims went 6.900 to beat Wakefield, Dale got around Mabry when Mabry went too quick, and Brothers won when Lewis was no show.

Round two started with Dale and the bye. Sims won when Boley started too soon, and Brothers took out Ericksen with a hole shot.

In the semi final round Dale won when Brothers red lit and Sims had the bye.

Finally, the final. Dale with a stellar .002 to beat Sims and move into second place in the points. Congratulations to Jess Dale and thanks to Kaufman-Ellingsen Racing for the sponsorship.

FBN Racing sponsored a best losing package award for this race. Wakefield was the winner of that award.

A fine feast was put on Saturday night by the Petitt’s and a good bull session was had the racers.

Sunday dawned with new hopes and dreams. This race was sponsored by Cloise and Mike Construction.

Only eight racers paid their money today. Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Tony Brothers, Bob Pigott, Dave Wakefield, Michelle Lewis and Dennis Boley were present to do battle.

We had some qualifying and Tony Brothers came out on top with a great 6.902. Congrats and thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 Award.

Ok, lets race. Ericksen beat Boley on a hole shot, Dale beat Sims on a really close one. Dale was .005 and went 6.916 and Sims was .009 and went 6.913. Wakefield beat Pigott on a double break out – 6.890 to 6.797 and Lewis used a .006 light to beat Brothers.

Round two action found Dale against Lewis and Dale was the winner. Wakefield advanced to the final over Ericksen by virtue of a holeshot victory.

Final round time and Dale got to the finish line before Wakefield to double up at Bremerton. Way to go Jess Dale. Thanks to Cloise and Mike Construction for the extra moolah.

Our next race is July 21 and 22 at Mission Raceway during their National Open.

Jun 11 2018

Pacific Rain Out

This will be short.

The scene was Pacific Raceways on June 9, 2018. We assembled and got ready to race. This would be race five, but Mother Nature said no. 

This race was sponsored by the Federal Way Radiator.

Allen Macham, Dave Wakefield, Jess Dale, and Todd Sims signed up.

The rain came and the race was cancelled.

The sponsor money will be added to the next race at Pacific. The racers who signed up will get 11 points per our rules.

Our next race is June 30, July 1, at Bremerton Raceway.

May 28 2018

Racing at Renegade

Memorial Day 2018. Take a moment to reflect on the freedoms we have and the sacrifices men and women have made to give us those freedoms. . . . . . . . .. 

We went to Renegade Raceways in Wapato, WA for the third and fourth race of the 2018 season. This race was sponsored by the Dalrymple Family.

The racing on Saturday did not start until 1pm, and the first round was about 7 at night.  It was a long day, but we got it all done.

Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Bruce White, Steve Johanson, and Chad Blevins signed up to race.

I spent most of the weekend in the timing tower helping out the track. Derek Snelson did a great job in expanding the timing tower and added some much-needed new equipment.

Gary Ericksen went 6.916 to garner the #1 qualifier spot. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

In round one, Boley and Johanson started out with the same .005 lite. But, Boley forced Johanson to break out and took the win. Dale used a .010 lite and a 6.903 to beat White. Blevins ran a closer 6.911 to beat Sims and Ericksen had the bye.

Round two was about 10 pm or so. I was too busy running back and forth to notice. Boley used a nice .009 to beat Blevins. Dale and Ericksen both had .010 lights, but Dale stayed ahead and took the win lit.

On to the final. It was late, that all I know.  Boley and Dale. Boley took the win with a .020 package.

A really big shout out to John Dalrymple and family for the race sponsorship.

Sunday came way too early. The track decided to have only one qualifying run for all classes. We started running cars at 10am. I was in the tower helping again. Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Todd Sims, Bruce White, Steve Johanson, and Chad Blevins paid their money to race. This race was sponsored by Pacific Power Batteries of Kirkland.

Jess Dale was #1 with a 6.946. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

Round one started with Boley running Johanson again. This time Johanson came out on top. Blevins forced White to break out, Sims won when Ericksen turned on the red lite, and Dale got the bye.

In round two, Blevins used a stellar .000 lit to force Johanson to break out and Sims used a better lit to beat Dale.

In the final, it was Sims and Blevins.  Blevins had a better light, and in a double break out race, Blevins was closer to the 6.90 for the win.

Congratulations Chad Blevins and thanks to Pacific Power Batteries of Kirkland for the sponsorship.

Next race is Pacific Raceways, June 9.

Also, in closing, I would like to give a great big thanks to Bob and Todd Sims who helped Mark and me out on the way home. We had fuel filter issue and they had the right tool at the right time. Racers helping racers is what is all about.

May 22 2018

Season Debut at Woodburn

The first race of the Pacific Northwest Super Street Association was about to begin. We went to Woodburn Dragstrip. The rain had stopped for now. The first race was sponsored by FBN Racing.

Allen Macham, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Devon Hilton, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Dustin Ward, Matt Kielman, and Ron Schiel signed up to race.

Matt Kielman was the #1 qualifier with a 10.903. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

In round one, Boley red-lite against Reynolds, Wakefield used a holeshot to force Dale to break out, Ericksen beat Schiel. Hilton used a .011 package to oust Sims. Macham won when Ward turned on the red light and Kielman had the bye.

Round two started with Wakefield running a 10.900 to beat Lewis, Macham forced Ericksen to break out and Kielman won when Hilton turned on the red.

The semi found Kielman using a hole shot to win over Wakefield in a double break out race and Macham had the bye.

The final was another double break out affair, with Macham running closer than Kielman to take the win of the first race of the 2018 season.

On to Sunday.

On Sunday, we gained one racer. Allen Macham, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Devon Hilton, Jess Dale, Michelle Lewis, Todd Sims, Dustin Ward, Matt Kielman, Dustin Martin, and Ron Schiel paid their money to race. This race was sponsored by Roberts Floor Covering.

Only one round of qualifying was held on Sunday. Michelle Lewis was on top with a 10.901. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

Round one started with Boley winning over a slowing Macham. Martin forced Wakefield to break out, Hilton beat Schiel. Kielman used a hole shot to beat Lewis, Sims beat Ericksen and Ward stayed ahead of Dale for the win.

In round two, Ward beat Boley, Sime won when Kielman turned on the red bulb, and Martin hole shot Hilton for the win.

Semi finals found the two Dustin’s racing each other. Martin used a hole shot to stay ahead of Ward for the win and Sims had the bye into the final.

In the final, Martin had a better light, but in a double break out race, Sims was closer to the 10.90 for the win. He has started out defending his championship.

Congratulations Todd Sims and thanks to Roberts Floor Covering for the sponsorship.

Next race is Renegade Raceways, May 26 and 27.

As an added note, the SST racers who are in attendance at Renegade will vote on 1/8 mile or 1/ 4 mile. You must be signed up to race and one vote per driver.

Mar 06 2018

Banquet Wrap-Up

I just realized I have not written a story about the 2017 Awards Banquet. I guess I should get busy before our season starts!

The Pacific Northwest Super Street Association Banquet was held January 13, 2018.  It was at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma.  We had a record crowd of 51 people in attendance. At least it is a record since I took over. I think that next year we will have to move the banquet due to the size.  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, Seeitimagery, FBN Racing, and Spring Fling Million.

We had a general meeting at 5:00 pm.  We discussed the 2017 season, the upcoming season, current rules and other things.  We will be running 1/8 mile at Renegade and Bremerton in both SC and SST. Also, we will have a doubleheader at Mission Raceway.

Congratulations to Todd Sims who won the SST Championship. 

We have 13 races again this year and 10 will count for the championship.

May 19/20 – Woodburn Dragstrip
May 26/27 – Renegade Raceway
June 9 – Pacific Raceway
June 30 – Bremerton Raceway
July 1 – Bremerton Raceway
July 21/22 – Mission Raceway
July 28 – Pacific Raceway
Aug 25 – Pacific Raceway
Sept 22/23 – Woodburn Dragstrip

Let’s go racing!

Dec 12 2017

Banquet Scheduled for Jan 13

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 13, 2018.  It will be at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma.  The same place it was last year.  The cost will be $30.00, payable at the door. 

We will have a general meeting at 5:00 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 5th.  Phone number is 253-225-3990, email is oldspinto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to 2018, I hope to have 13 races again.  I will post tentative dates soon. 

Sep 30 2017

Series Ends at Woodburn

The first season of the Pacific Northwest Super Street Association was almost over. Only two races remained. The championship had been decided, but there was still room for movement in the 2 through 10 spots. So, we went to Woodburn Dragstrip. The weather had cleared up and it was a lot cooler. The first race was sponsored by Seeitimagery.

Allen Macham, Bruce White, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Mark Loftis, Michelle Reynolds, and Ron Schiel signed up to race.

Dave Wakefield was the #1 qualifier with a 10.910. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

In round one, Boley forced Reynolds to break out, Dale used a better light to force White to break out, Macham got around Ericksen. Wakefield had the bye and Loftis won when Schiel could not make the call.

Round two found Boley losing to Macham on a double breakout race. Dale got the bye and Loftis shot down Wakefield with a .001 light on a double breakout race.

Macham got the bye in the semifinals and Dale just got by Loftis on another double breakout race.

In the final Macham had a better light and turned on the win light against Dale.

Congratulations to Allen Macham and thanks to Seeitimagery for the race sponsorship.

This race moved people around in the top ten.  On to Sunday.

On Sunday, we gained two racers. Allen Macham, Bruce White, Dave Wakefield, Dennis Boley, Devon Hilton, Gary Ericksen, Jess Dale, Mark Loftis, Matt Kielman, Michelle Reynolds, and Ron Schiel paid their money to race. This race was sponsored by Designs Unlimited.

Two rounds of qualifying found Matt Kielman on top with a 10.904. Thanks to Snap-On Tools for the #1 qualifier award.

Let us get to racing and get the final top ten racers decided.

In round one, White had a single when Schiel was a no-show. Dale ruined Wakefield’s chance to move up by forcing him to break out. Reynolds ended Boley’s day with a better light. Loftis used a .004 to force Ericksen to break out, Macham got around a slowing Hilton and Kielman had the bye.

Round two found Loftis closer to the 10.90 than White, Kielman using a holeshot to beat Reynolds and Dale using a massive holeshot to beat Macham.

Dale had the bye in the semifinals and Kielman got the final by using a holeshot in a double breakout with Loftis.

In the final, Dale beat Kielman in another double breakout race. Dale – 10.879 to Kielman – 10.970.

Congratulations to Jess Dale and thanks to Designs Unlimited for being the race sponsor.

Todd Sims is the champion for 2017, with Jess Dale in second and Allen Macham in third.

 

The first PNSSTA awards banquet will be January 20, 2018 at the Shilo Inn in Tacoma. There will be a general meeting prior to the banquet and awards. I will post more information soon. If anyone has any information about a series sponsor for 2018, contact me. My phone is 253-225-3990 and my email is oldspinto@yahoo.com.