Wednesday Night Drags Results, Nov. 2
Another great night of drag racing took place on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, Nov. 2, at the Wednesday Night Drags. The Santa Rosa father and son racing team composed of Jorge Valencia and son, Jorge Jr., each managed to collect class wins. Valencia topped the field in the Sport Street class downing Vallejo's Fernando Da Silva in the final, while the younger Valencia held off fellow Santa Rosa resident Alexis Salvedor to claim the win in the High school division. Santa Rosa resident Tom Johnson's bid for back-to-back victories in the Jack Pot class ended early when Johnson crossed the centerline resulting in a safety disqualification giving the win to Brian Kam of Pacifica.
Napa's Ron Jacks repeated his win from the week prior putting away Santa Rosa's Jonny Rice in the Gear Jammer class championship round. Riverside's Joe Lannoo ended his winless drought with narrow victory over Santa Rosa's Mark Scheuer for the win in the highly competitive Comp Rod class.
The Street class final featured a pair of Marin County racers with Novato's Bobby Grabrian getting the nod over fellow rival San Rafael's Scott Sterley. Novato's Doug Love continued with his winning ways with a very narrow win over Hayward's Joe Sisk for class bragging rights in the Motorcycle class.
Complete final round results including semi finalists listed HERE.
Winner: Jorge Valencia Sr. (Santa Rosa) 01 Chevy .019 RT 15.193 ET (14.99 dial in) 81.45 mph
Runner-up: Fernando Da Silva (Vallejo) 96 Mazda .149 RT 17.214 (16.90) 81.07
Semi finals: Ken Kalis (Vacaville) 64 Plymouth Valiant
Winner: Jorge Valencia Jr. (Santa Rosa) 08 Infinity 177 RT 13.841 (13.80) 98.81
Runner-up: Alexis Salvedor (Santa Rosa) 15 Nissan .203 RT 16.189 break out (16.20) 84.88
Semi finals: Peter Femenio (Novato) 12 Dodge
Winner: Ron Jacks (Napa) 89 Mustang .041 RT 13.572 (13.40) 87.27
Runner-up: Jonny Rice (Santa Rosa) EVO .231 RT 13.235 (12.91)102.71
Semi finals: Chris Sweeny (Rohnert Park) 97 Camaro
Winner: Joe Lannoo (Riverside) 10 CTS .202 RT 11.648 (11.64) 119.26
Runner-up: Mark Scheuer (Santa Rosa) 74 Luv .185 RT 11.774 (11.73) 107.89
Semi finals: Joe Piazza (Novato) 50 Chevy Doug Miller (Napa) 66 Olds
Winner: Bobby Grabrian (Novato) 14 Mustang .076 RT 12.465 (12.47) 103.83
Runner-up: Scott Sterley (San Rafael) 71 Camaro .097 RT 11.883 break out (11.90) 108.15
Semi finals: Russ Swanson (Millbrae) 12 Mustang Nick Bublitz (Cotati) 01 Corvette
Winner: Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph .028 RT 13.054 (13.05) 97.96
Runner-up: Joe Sisk (Hayward) 08 Suzuki .090 RT 9.498 break out (9.50) 133.10
Semi finals: Craig Love (San Rafael) 06 Harley
Winner: Brian Kam (Pacifica) 02 Camaro .005 RT 12.559 (12.56) 105.14
Runner-up: Tom Johnson (Santa Rosa) 70 Camaro .027 RT DQ (crossed the centerline) 11.014 (10.18) 90.70
Semi finals: Rick Mcllmoil (Newark) 90 Toyota Daniel Valencia (Santa Rosa) 01 Chevy