STP Wednesday Night Drags Results (September 12)
By Jim McCombe
The raceway hosted another exciting evening of STP Wednesday Night Drags on September 12.
It was a great evening for two members of the San Bruno based Juggers Racing Team whose early roots date back to the early 1950's. Though Wednesday night winners John Murphy and "Fast Eddie" Kucker were not part of the original group, some of the founding members are still active in the racing community.
Carrying on with the winning tradition of the organization, Murphy picked up the win in the Jack Pot division over Tom Johnson while Kucker stopped Jon Pinten for the Comp Rod title.
Rohnert Park resident Luke Wilson added his name to the first time win list as he topped the field in the highly competitive Gear Jammers division for manually shifted transmission equipped cars.
The STP Wednesday Night Drag races will take a brief hiatus next week as the raceway prepares to host the highly exciting fender bumping FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) on September 21-23. This event marks the series’ debut in the United States. Please visit www.racesonoma.com/wtcc for further details and ticket information. The STP Wednesday Night Drags will resume on September 26.
All STP Wednesday Night Drag racing events are aired live starting at 4 PM PDT on www.1320go.com.
Tragedy struck recently the California Highway Patrol community when CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was shot during a traffic stop on Interstate 680 last Tuesday. The raceway has had a long relationship with area law enforcement agencies, especially our popular "Top The Cop" program. To offer support to the Youngstrom family, visit www.gofundme.com/OfficerDown. The Support Officer Down program was created to help families of law enforcement members who have been critically wounded or fallen.
Listed below are the complete final round results including semifinalists for each class:
Winner: John Murphy (Yountville) 55 Chevy .022 RT 10.596 ET (10.57 dial in) 122.19 mph
Runner-up: Tom Johnson (Santa Rosa) 70 Camaro .073 RT 9.865 break out (9.88) 134.55
Semi Finals: Marko Perivolaris (Petaluma) 71 Datsun 240Z
Brett Olson (Sacramento) 67 Pontiac Firebird
Winner: Eddie Kucker (Santa Rosa) 37 Ford .065 RT 11.824 (11.75) 111.44
Runner-up: Jon Pinten (San Bruno) 57 Chevy .079 RT 9.876 break out (9.90) 129.93
Semi Finals: Joe Piazza (Novato) 50 Chevy
Winner: Luke Wilson (Rohnert Park) 90 Mustang .165 RT 13.981 (13.90) 101.38
Runner-up: Craig Love (Santa Rosa) 93 Mustang foul -.011 RT 11.603 (11.60) 120.72
Semi Finals: Matt Brians (Petaluma) 02 Chevy S-10 Truck
Jonathan Lopez (Antioch) 02 Honda
Winner: Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph .037 RT 13.242 (13.15) 89.50
Runner-up: Kevin Benson (Concord) 07 Harley .201 RT 9.130 (9.00) 145.28
Semi finals: Toey Nu (Novato) 07 Suzuki
Mark Davies (Martinez) 04 Harley
Winner: Don Waltenspiel (Santa Rosa) 92 GMC Cyklone .242 RT 12.509 (12.54) 103.38
Runner-up: Rick Mcllmoil (Newark) 90 Toyota .081 RT 13.496 break out (13.59) 96.42
Semi Finals: Nick Bublitz (Concord) 91 Volvo
Jeff Watt (Novato) 89 Plymouth Van
Winner: Michael Scheuer (Santa Rosa) 72 Olds .103 RT 13.052 (13.04) 102.11
Runner-up: John Terry (Rodeo) 70 Nova .094 RT 14.644 (14.60) 91.28
Semi Finals: Brad Bowen (Novato) 94 Mustang GT
Winner: Andrew Galvin (Napa) 95 Chevy .196 RT 18.208 (18.15) 68.71
Runner-up: Mike Norrbom (Sonoma) 70 Camaro .057 RT 15.407 (15.00) 86.63
Semi Finals: Cody Oaks (Sonoma) 98 Dodge Ram Truck
Jordan Beffa (Santa Rosa) 91 Mustang