Well, we are now in the heat of the summer and both the Packwood National Tour and PRO have come and gone. They were both fantastic weekends with many from the Oregon region taking home trophies. Karen Babb designed 2 fantastic courses for the Tours while our own Dan Bullis was the event chair. Many racers were in tight battles after Saturdays runs, but Sunday posed a tight finish which threw many for a loop. In the end, many were able to fight through and bring home some hardware. Ryan Otis was able to take home top PAX driver for the event, a huge accomplishment with the stacked competition at the event.
The PRO the following weekend proved to be much more of a tight course setup by NWR Tim Weiderman. As in overall PAX, it was ES taking the first 5 spots, it was not an easy course for the bigger cars. While the PRO (149) never draws as many racers as the Tour (267), still the competition was fierce, and many battles came down to the last run.
1st BS- Dan Bullis 2nd BS Lorin Mueller
2nd FS- James Paulson 4th BS- Dan Bullis
2nd HS- Tom Kotzian 4th STX- Alex Paraskevas
7th STR- Jerry Jenkins 1st CAM- Ryan Otis
3rd STX- Alex Paraskevas 2nd CAM- Dennis Healey
2nd STS- Oliver Taylor 3rd CAM- Jami Olerich
1st STP- Ryan Otis 1st L3- Mina Ingraham
1st STPL- Lacey Otis 2nd L3- Lacey Otis
2nd ASP- Perry Keller 1st R2- Josh McCall
1st ASPL- Andrea Keller 2nd R2- Zach Morgan
2nd SSM- Jared Still 4th R2- Jim Daniels
3rd SSM- Tim Bodingheimer
1st DP- Jim Daniels
1st DPL- Tami Daniels
1st FP- Zach Morgan
2nd FP- Josh McCall
3rd FP- Ben Cort
2nd CM- Andy Howe
1st CML- Heather Howe
1st FJA- Katherine Howe
With the National Events in Packwood over now, we can now turn our attention to the Oregon region points battles. With only 2 weekends remaining to pick up points, many classes are still up for grabs. Both remaining weekends will be taking place in Packwood, Washington. The site boasts a large fast lot, with panoramic views all around. The town itself is fun with many things to do for families. Camping on site is allowed, but plan ahead as the site has no power or running water on it. There are nearby campgrounds with all the amenities. Some local lodging as well with Hotel Packwood taking you back in time. On Saturday Aug. 19, we will be having a pot luck on site, so sign up to bring something and relax and just enjoy some down time with your fellow racers. Another perk for both weekend will be the Test’n Tune time at the end of both Saturday events. You MUST have run in the Saturday event to be able to participate in the TnT though, so make sure you show up! Get there Friday evening to get setup and relax.
With that, we hope to see you all in Packwood, and don’t forget SOLO National Championship is coming up fast as well. As of this article, over 850 racers have already signed up, and it promises to be the place to be in September! Dates Sept 2-9 in Lincoln, NE.
See you all at the races!