By Jim McCombe

Bracket Drags Results, Sunday, August 11

Racers attending Sunday's Bracket Drags at Sonoma Raceway were once again pleased to find a very fast race track along with some perfect weather that set the setting for some personal best times.

Petaluma's Marko Perivolaris was the only repeat winner from Saturday as the young 18 year old standout took his second class win in a span of less than 24 hours in the Super Pro Division.

Veteran racer Ron (The Hammer) Nickels ended a long Sonoma drought and managed to capture the Pro ET class that started the day with some 43 entries.

In Sportsman, the day belonged to former track champion Scott McKenna who, like Nickels, finally ended his long dry spell. The Motorcycle final was an all-Alves family affair that saw Denny getting by his father Ron for the class trophy.

In the non Summit ET classes, Mike Doushgounian took top honors in the Pro Slammer class with repeated six second runs and a win over John Durden in the final. Earning Top Comp honors was Tracy's Will Harrison over Terry White in the all dragster final. Dyno Dean Hall dove his Kenwood Vineyards 63 Corvette to a final round win over a very determined Jerry Jahnsen that decided the Top Sportsman championship.

Super Comp saw an all Marin County final that had Mike Gomez holding off Danny Valadez and a long awaited class win. Jim Spernak managed to take out point leader Kim Will for the Super Gas title and it was Joe Sebastiani over Chris Bracey that decided the Pro Street class final.

Scott Sterley's win over Dwayne Opperman in the Trophy class final prevented Opperman from a repeat class victory from Saturday's event.

Listed below are the final round pairings and results for each contested class which includes the semi finals. As a reminder, the final Summit ET points race will take place on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day Holiday) with the highly sought after Wally trophies going to all of the day's Summit ET Series class winners. The event will be aired live on starting at 8 a.m. 

Super Pro

Winner: Marko Perivolaris (Petaluma) 00 Chevy S10 .051 RT 10.394 ET (10.37 dial in) 123.89 mph

Runner-up: Joe Brown (Vacaville) 70 Duster .001 RT 10.471 (10.37) 125.58

Semi Finals: Chad Axford (Carmichael) 02 Undercover dragster

Joe Janusch (Orangevale) 68 Chevelle


Pro ET

Winner: Ron Nickels (Livermore) 64 Olds Cutlass .017 RT 11.922 (11.96) 106.03

Runner-up: Dennis Paz (Stockton) 81 Camaro .021 RT 10.129 break out (10.17) 121.72

Semi Finals: Steve Parrish (Richmond) 55 Chevy Wagon


Sportsman ET

Winner: Scott McKenna (Dublin) 68 Camaro .013 RT 12.035 (12.00) 102.63

Runner-up: Nick Bublitz (Rohnert Park) 95 Buick Regal .082 RT 16.614 breakout (16.71) 81.00

Semi Finals: Roger Phillips (Modesto) 69 Nova



Winner: Denny Alves (El Cerrito) 77 Kawasaki .095 RT 10.018 (9.98) 118.84

Runner-up: Ron Alves (Colusa) 80 Kawasaki .022 RT 13.922 (10.34) 78.04

Semi Finals: Trace St Germain (San Jose) 78 Kawasaki Z1R

Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph Bonneville

Low Qualifier: Denny Alves .002 RT


Pro Door Slammers

Winner: Mike Doushgounian (San Martin) 67 Chevy Nova .028 RT 6.254 225.56

Runner-up: John Durden (San Juan Bautista) 41 Willys .023 RT 7.339 132.99

Semi Finals: Mike Henry (San Francisco) 81 Camaro

Mark Gordon (Mendocino) 67 Mustang

Low Qualifier: Mike Doushgounian 6.197


Nor Cal Top Comp Assn.

Winner: Will Harrison (Tracy) 03 Harrison .016 RT 7.125 (7.11) 182.53

Runner-up: Terry White (Half Moon Bay) 13 Sarmento .049 RT 7.134 (7.11) 185.18

Semi Finals: Melissa Westerman (Sonoma) 93 Uyehara

Butch Stroupe (Fulton) 92 RED

Low Qualifier: Butch Stroupe 6.042


Nor Cal Top Sportsman Assn.

Winner: Dean Hall (Guerneville) 63 Corvette .016 RT 7.322 (7.31) 187.76

Runner-up: Jerry Jahnsen (Sacramento) 69 Camaro  foul -.013 RT 7.110 (6.89) 160.21

Semi Finals: Tony Jurado (Pleasanton) 69 Camaro

Low Qualifier: Jerry Jahnsen  6.859


West Coast Super Comp Assn (8.90 index)

Winner: Mike Gomez (Novato) 04 Worthy .012 RT 8.905 165.56

Runner-up: Danny Valadez (San Rafael) 05 Undercover .020 RT 8.885 break out 165.62

Semi Finals: Glenn Kern (Modesto) 99 Yancer

Michael Woodard (Sebastopol) 02 Victory

Low Qualifier: Justin Morgan (Concord) 04 Sarmento 8.909


West Coast Super Gas Assn. (9.90 index)

Winner: Jim Spernak (Marysville) 27 Ford Brogie Roadster .015 RT 9.912 141.52

Runner-up: Kim Will (Fortuna) 71 Challenger .040 RT 9.908 144.57

Semi Finals: Ron Kelly Jr. (San Leandro) 67 Nova SS

Low Qualifier: Jason Brink (Benicia) 63 Corvette 9.900


Nor Cal Pro Street Assn (10.90 index)

Winner: Joe Sebastiani (So. San Francisco) 65 Malibu 000 RT 10.939 139.18

Runner-up: Chris Bracey (Vallejo) 67 Camaro .024 RT 10.891 breakout 137.58

Semi Finals: Jordon Miclette (Redway) 81 Camaro

Stephanie Paz (Cloverdale) 68 Nova

Low Qualifier: Joe Sebastiani 10.901



Winner: Scott Sterley (San Rafael) 67 Chevelle .009 RT 12.593 (12.58) 102.24

Runner-up: Dwayne Opperman (Napa) 67 Camaro .067 RT 12.233 (12.23) 107.38

Semi Finals: Steve Jaslovsky (San Jose) 06 Mustang 


Summit ET Bracket Drags Results, Saturday, Aug. 10

It was another action packed day of racing on the lightning quick quarter- mile drag strip in Sonoma and the start of a two day race weekend.

Claiming Summit class victories on Saturday included 18 year old stand out Marko Perivolaris (Super Pro), Brian Leasure (Pro ET), Leslie Richards (Sportsman), and Brian Jennings (Motorcycle).

In the non Summit classes, San Pablo's Jennifer Hoffman broke through for her first ever class win behind the wheel of her Hoffman Enterprises/Campbell Trucking dragster as proud parents Harold and Diane looked on to win the highly competitive Top Comp class. Top Sportsman honors belonged to Keith White which was followed up with a huge victory by Justin Morgan who earned the Super Comp title. Winning Super Gas was Dave Cook and was joined in the winner's circle by Pro Street champ Joe Greco. In the trophy division final, Napa's Dwayne Opperman edged out daughter Jessica for class bragging rights.

Listed below are the final round results including semi finalists for each contested class:

Super Pro

Winner: Marko Perivolaris (Petaluma) 00 Chevy S10 .009 RT 10.340 ET (10.33 dial in) 126.73 mph

Runner-up: Mike Eling (Rohnert Park) 65 El Camino .019 RT 10.93 break out (10.95) 124.30

Semi Finals: Lee Sweatfield (Vallejo) 67 Camaro

Dean Turner (Browns Valley) 84 Pontiac Fiero


Pro ET

Winner: Brian Leasure (Millbrae) 64 Nova SS .029 RT 10.301 (10.31) 128.48

Runner-up: Lisa Caldwell (American Canyon) 73 Dart .025 RT 10.386 break out (10.40) 123.06

Semi Finals: Steve Parrish (Richmond) 55 Chevy Wagon


Sportsman ET

Winner: Leslie Richards (Salinas) 05 Mustang GT .026 RT 15.127 (12.00) 72.49 

Runner-up: Scott Sterley (San Rafael) 67 Chevelle foul -.011 RT 12.543 (12.53) 101.12

Semi Finals: Chelsea (Napa) 57 Chevy Truck



Winner: Brian Jennings (Martinez) 83 Suzuki GS 1100 .031 RT 9.877 (9.83) 124.56

Runner-up: Shanon Wisdom (Modesto) 83 Suzuki .086 RT 9.486 (9.40) 135.54

Semi Finals: Denny Alves (El Cerrito) 77 KZ 1100 Kawasaki

Dave Botelho (Tracy) 02 ZX 12 Kawasaki

Low Qualifier: Denny Alves .004 RT


Top Comp

Winner: Jennifer Hoffman (San Pablo) 95 Sarmento .023 RT 7.398 (7.38) 175.57

Runner-up: Roger Hall (Danville) 02 Uyehara .029 RT 7.412 (7.38) 177.18

Semi Finals: Mike Mossi (Napa) 67 Camaro

Jimmy Johnson (Santa Rosa) 07 Sarmento

Low Qualifier:Butch Stroupe (Fulton) (92 RED 6.073


Top Sportsman

Winner: Keith White (Paradise) 98 Ford Ranger  .160 RT  7.435 (7.39) 180.91 mph

Runner-up: Tony Jurado (Pleasanton) 69 Camaro foul -.007 RT 7.008  (6.98) 197.54

Semi Finals: Jerry Jahnsen (Sacramento) 69 Camaro

Low Qualifier:Jerry Jahnsen  6.852


Super Comp (8.90 index)

Winner: Justin Morgan (Concord) 04 Sarmento 8.916 170.86

Runner-up: Rick Mangili (Stockton) 02 Spitzer .007 RT 8.928 170.71

Semi Finals: Ray Lillard (Discovery Bay) 96 Corvette

Michael Woodard (Sebastopol) 02 Victory

Low Qualifier: Justin Morgan 8.905


Super Gas (9.90 index)

Winner: Dave Cook (Novato) 55 T Bird .041 RT 9.921 135.89

Runner-up: Jim Spaugh (American Canyon) 94 Lumina .062 RT 9.916  135.78

Semi Finals: Jim Spernak (Marysville) 27 Ford Roadster

Low Qualifier: Dave Cook 9.901


Pro Street (10.90 index)

Winner: Joe Greco (San Jose) 68 AMX .056 RT 10.880 144.12

Runner-up: Ted Kellner (San Jose) 75 Vega .015 RT 10.874 break out 132.06

Semi Finals: Robert Roesner (Paradise) 57 Chevy

Low Qualifier: Alden Conway (Martinez) 71 Nova



Winner: Dwayne Opperman (Napa) 67 Camaro .045 RT 12.192 (12.16) 107.55

Runner-up: Jessica Opperman (Napa) 69 Camaro foul -.009 RT 10.902 (10.82) 120.95

Semi Finals: Phillip Topping (Saratoga) 11 Mustang GT

Kevin D'Adamo (Napa) 09 Pontiac G8 GT