Darien-Grisel Racing Seattle Update

Darien-Grisel Racing Seattle Update

We rolled into Pacific Raceway in Kent Washington with pretty high hopes after our good weekend at the Las Vegas 4-Wide race.

Thursday was a very nice day weather wise but got cut short by a crash that took a very long time to clean up.

Mother nature claimed the entire day Friday with never ending rain and sprinkling.

Saturday weather was great, but we were only going to get one run to qualify.  We agreed that making a full run was more important than trying to rotate the earth.  A nice soft 5.40 @ 265 popped up on the scoreboard, making us the #4 qualifier.  Needless to say, we would need to hustle because the entire event had to be completed Saturday and the between rounds would be short.

After a quick study of the parts and race pak data we made a few changes to the set up.

First round we had to race my old car owned by Gregg Lawrence and driven by Trevor Larkin.  Casey left first with an .054 light and streaked to a career best ET for us for the win.  A 5.20 ET with a speed of almost 270 gave us a lot of hope for a good chance at a race win.

All that hope was soon gone as the engine suffered a valve train failure on the burn-out for the second round.  Casey staged it, left first and shut it off when Cowie came around him.

NHRA has not updated the points yet, so we have no idea where we are.

The performance we are enjoying this year makes us extremely optimistic for our next race, July 9th and 10th at the track in Woodburn Oregon.

Thank you all,

Jerry and Casey
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