21 May 2017 Woodburn, OR – Blame Mother Nature, or the fact it is your class racing for the first time this season and any other reason you can lay it on, Thank Them or It. In the past 43 season opener’s Mother Nature has had her hand in the weekend outcome. Thank those weather folks that gave you the heads up on the weekends forecast. That information alone brings the spectators to enjoy the racing weather but combined with all factors also brought 325 entries (a record number) to Woodburn for the season opener.
Packed into the pits more classes than both your hands could count. As a dragstrip owner, these numbers are to dream about but on the other hand you have a time frame to run all the entries. Those behind the scenes people, you know, those up in the tower stepped up and came ever so close to finishing Saturday (a couple of semi’s and finals) but when put together over the two days came in ahead of time leaving enough daylight on Sunday for all to clean up and load up for the trip home.
Always have a good time when going to this event and give a big thanks to Jay and his crew that always make me feel welcome and look forward to #45 next year.
Two days of images are crammed into two albums of images – click here to go to both albums.
21 Jan 2017 Kent, WA – The annual awards for a season well done is the big deal – no matter the class it is what you strive for at the beginning of the season. The Super Comp group is a very close knit bunch that has a lot of fun together on and off the race track.
Bring them together for a good meal and awards will bring out the laughter and joking that they share with one and another, that is until the helmet goes on then as it goes its game on.
For the third season in a row Dale Green has been a machine claiming yet another championship. DG Machine is of course his business and that attention to detail translates to his racing operation and himself. Congratulations to Dale and all the other racers getting awards for their accomplishments this past racing season.
Images of all the fun, the trophies, and the rest are now available. Click here to go to the photo album.
25 Sept 2016 Woodburn, OR – The number says this final event for the 2016 season at Woodburn has been a hit for many years, 31 to be exact. The weekend has grown many times over since its inception; this year’s weekend packed the grounds with racers and spectators alike, all here for the great show.
The combinations of classes had one for all to enjoy on the track and in the pits. With the great weather after the early morning fog on Saturday both race days finished by sundown. The final race of the Super Comp Association added two new winners to the list for this season of racing.
Big thanks to Jay and Joey and their crew for providing a great show for all to enjoy. And special thanks to Randy Parker for sharing just one part of all that knowledge and experience he has stored up. Looking forward to event number thirty two and what it will bring.
Lots of great images, with a lot of cars you don’t see week-to-week. There are two albums to enjoy, one for each day.
FOR SATURDAY IMAGES – CLICK HERE
SUNDAY IMAGES – CLICK HERE
29 May 2016 Yakima, WA – The trip to Renegade Raceway is one that I looked forward to when the dates were announced. I had not been there since the mid ‘80s and was wondering what it was like now. Sure you can go to the web and see from above the layout of the track as you can for most all tracks, but going back and feeling the atmosphere can’t be beat.
Covering the Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association (PNSCA) at the different tracks brings you into the happenings and festivities for that weekend. This has Funny Cars and Jets along with some fine nostalgia machines.
This yearly event at Renegade honors the roots of the dragstrip and the people that brought it about. Running a lot of the weekend under the lights brings out the flames that really show at night and when the Jets run you can’t beat it.
Looking for a date that I might return to take in more of the hospitality that Derek and Sara showed me and the drag crew that allowed me to take care of the tasks at hand.
The PNSCA winners are Ty Anderson in the Saturday race and Trevor Harkema claimed the Sunday race.
The next PNSCA race is June 11th, 2016 at Pacific Raceways, see you then.
3 Days of images are now available – click here to go to the Event Folder, each day is in a separate album.
16 Jan 2016 Tacoma, WA – In sports there can be no ties, and such was the case in the 2015 for the Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association going into the last race of the season.
Geared up for the last race down at Woodburn looked good on Friday then Mother Nature threw a couple of curve balls that no one seen coming. We all woke up Saturday morning to wind, not a breeze but wind that was bending the trees and blowing anything not nailed down to the north end of the property. It was truly a very unsafe racing condition and the powers that be at Woodburn agreed for the first time to cancel a race for wind. Everyone thought – OK we got Sunday, and we can do this.
The second curve came in the form of heavy rain in the middle of the night and would not let up till the end of day. Now there was a scramble to find a date to break the tie in the standings. A date was picked and the racing began to crown a champ.
For Tom Gresham and Dale Green the cards were laid out. Tom had the odds in his favor; Dale has to win the race to claim the crown. Then fate jumped to Dale as he took out Tom in the first round and the march to the final was on. Dale did what he needed to do and claimed the race and the championship all in one final race. Great job Dale and good luck in the 2016 season to all the players.
Awards aside rules business and the schedule were finalized and the announcement that See It Imagery will provide photography services for the 2016 season.
Banquet Images of all the fun at Shilo Inn in Tacoma are now available. See you for the 2016 season!