Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

Dave Bronec ~ Street Machine I Champion

Street Machine I is for vehicles that are aged 1967-1979, and run between 9.00 and 13.99, with the assistance of a transbrake being permitted.  In competition this year, the final points were separated by only one round of racing…an exciting final race would decide the championship!

At the first event of the season, rain nearly brought an early end to eliminations. However, just before that, Dave Bronec defeated Jeff Sievers in the final round after a red light start. After the second event was rained out, the NAPA Auto Parts Oldies But Goodies race showcased Dave Bronec again into the final round, this time defeating Dean Tabert via a 10.213 on the 10.20 dial. Tabert, now tasting a 2nd place finish, wanted more. He earned that the very next race when his Honey Badger Nova downed Jeff Taylor in the final round, shooting himself into a tie with Bronec for the point’s lead with 240 points apiece, with Jim Goodman in third.

At the penultimate event in the series, Gregg Heriford and Gary Wood faced off in the final round of eliminations.  Heriford leaped with a .001 reaction time to blast his way into the Winner’s Circle and into third place in points, where he would end the season. The dual between Tabert and Bronec saw a slight change when Tabert earned a first round win to put him at 280, while Bronec’s first round loss left him at 270. With just one round separating the leaders, the smallest slipup could cause major heartaches. Unfortunately for Dean Tabert, that was the kind of day he was preparing to have. After a first round defeat, he watched as ‘Dynamite’ Dave Bronec blasted into the semi-final round to take the point’s lead over the Honey Badger. In the final round, Jeff Sievers defeated Raymond Rippe via a red light start.

 

Head-to-Head

Bronec

Tabert

Heriford

Sievers

Miller

Others

Overall

D. Bronec

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1-0

0-0

1-0

0-0

10-3

12-3

D. Tabert

0-1

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0-0

0-0

1-0

11-3

12-4

G. Heriford

0-0

0-0

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0-0

0-0

5-4

5-4

J. Sievers

0-1

0-0

0-0

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0-1

8-1

8-3

T. Miller

0-0

0-1

0-0

1-0

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9-3

10-4

How to read Head-to-Head table: To find a comparison of how each driver did facing off against other driver’s read the table starting on the left column, then finding the name to the top row. For example, in the Street Machine I Series, D. Bronec (left column) had a 1-0 record against [Dean] Tabert (top row).

Points finishes are listed in order of driver name, hometown, and point’s total.

  1. Dave Bronec, Hubbard OR, 320 Points
  2. Dean Tabert, Tigard OR, 310 Points
  3. Gregg Heriford, Vancouver WA, 240 Points
  4. Jeff Sievers, Veneta OR, 230 Points
  5. Tim Miller, Sweet Home OR, 220 Points

 

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