Wednesday Night Drags Results (Sept. 15)
By Jim McCombe
Drag racers took the opportunity to warm up for this weekend’s PINKS All Out drag racing event at the Wednesday Night Drags, Sept. 15. Many new faces were on hand including drivers from Oregon, Nevada and a large contingent from Southern California, but when the smoke cleared, it was mostly local drivers battling it out in the final rounds of each of the six contested classes.
The big winners were Redwood City’s Jack Nilson (Jack Pot); Novato’s Doug Love (Motorcycle), Brad Bowen (Street) and Sean Cleary (High School); and Santa Rosa’s Don Waltenspiel (Sport Street).
Wednesday Night Drags racing returns to Infineon Raceway Sept. 22. Gates open at 3 p.m. with racing spanning from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Cost is $25 for competitors, $15 for students with their high school identification card and $10 for spectators
As a reminder, Infineon Raceway will host a Summit ET bracket race on Sunday, Sept. 19, which is open to everyone. Gates open at 7 a.m. each day with timed runs beginning at 8:15 a.m. For more information, visit www.infineonraceway.com/youcanrace.
Tickets for PINKS All Out are on sale. For more information call 800-870-RACE or CLICK HERE.
Listed below are the final round pairings and the results for each class:
Winner: Brad Bowen (Novato) 94 Mustang .028 RT 15.794 ET (15.72 dial-in) 74.98 mph
Runner-up: Rubicel Quintero (Modesto) 05 Nissan Frontier .032 RT 16.116 (16.00) 81.14
Semi Final: Scott Sterley (San Rafael) 71 Camaro
Winner: Alan Cardwell (Napa) 78 Camaro .157 RT 11.087 (11.03) 120.09
Runner-up: Andy Ernest (Napa) 76 Olds Starfire foul -.109 RT 10.835 (10.90) 124.61
Semi Finals: Zabas Rosales (Novato) 89 Corvette and Dale Raymond (Costa Mesa) 65 Mustang
Winner: Don Waltenspiel (Santa Rosa) 96 Avalon .000 RT 16.228 (16.23) 78.29\
Runner-up: Krista McIllmoil (Newark) 90 Supra .138 RT 13.615 break out (13.64) 98.05
Semi Finals: Chris Frassett (Napa) 03 Dodge Ram truck
Winner: Jack Nilson (Redwood City) 81 Olds .035 RT 10.633 (10.61) 120.77
Runner-up: Nikole D'Adamo (Napa) 69 Camaro .108 RT 11.844 break out (11.88) 110.13
Semi Final: Steve Del Buono (Vallejo) 55 Chevy
Winner: Sean Cleary (Novato) 03 Ford Ranger .120 RT 20.415 (16.65) 61.48
Runner-up: Davis Ryan (Burlingame) 09 Ford Focus foul -.017 RT 17.063 (16.97) 79.19
Semi Final: Jeff Watt (Novato) 01 Ford Crown Victoria
Winner: Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph .072 RT 13.223 (13.12) 95.33
Runner-up: Kevin Benson (Concord) 10 Harley .182 RT 10.265 (10.10) 126.07
Semi Finals: Eric Erlandson (San Rafael) 06 Honda