Woodburn Dragstrip
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Kacee Pitts ~ Powderpuff Champion

Heading into the final event of the season, there were three drivers tied with 170 points, and one with 160 points. Talk about a close finish waiting to happen! After the first round, two of the potential champions were eliminated, leaving Lavonne Goodman and Kacee Pitts to battle second round for the championship.

 

After two consecutive point’s races were rained out, everybody was all-in at the first completed event in the ladies-only Powderpuff class, it was Kacee Pitts who defeated Amy Fields for the early point’s lead. Interesting enough, both of these driver’s would later be awarded the Most Improved Driver award for their accomplishments and improvements from the prior year’s racing.  At the second point’s event, Lavonne Goodman downed Brianna Marshall to win the event via the reaction time advantage.  After these two events had been completed, and with only two remaining, the points were as follows: Pitts with 140, Goodman sitting second with 130, and Fields sitting third with 120.  Sound tight? Well hold on, the last two races put everybody on the edge of their seats!

 

The event on September 6th showcased Karen Kalsch breaking through for her first win, again denying Amy Fields who has now made two final round appearances of the three events.  The other amazing statistical that can be shown in the points going into the final event.   Point’s leader Amy Fields had 170 points and 5 round wins, second place Goodman had 170 points and 4 round wins, third place Pitts had 170 points and 4 round wins, and fourth place Kalsch had 160 Points and 3 round wins. With the winner of an event providing a 20-point bonus, the deal was simple: win, and go into the winner as champ.  How fitting did that make it that none of the potential championship hopefuls won the event!

 

October 5th, the final event.  With a near four-way tie for first, every match was an important one.  In the first pairing, Lavonne Goodman took down Christine Danforth to get an important round win.  In the second pairing, high school ace Kourtney Dixon defeated leader Amy Fields with a stellar .004 reaction time.  In the third and final pairing, it was Kacee Pitts ending Karen Kalsch’ dream with a holeshot victory.  With two of the four champion-hopefuls out, the battle was down to two…and those two matched up in the semi-finals.  Pitts and Goodman both ran down to the finish line with winnable ETs, but unfortunately for Goodman the reaction time was too quick by -.026, meaning that Pitts would grab the point’s lead and never look back. For the sake of reporting, Pitts was then defeated in the final round by Dixon, courtesy of a .047 overall package.

 

 

 

Head-to-Head

Pitts

Goodman

Fields

Kalsch

Morrill

Others

Overall

K. Pitts

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1-1

1-0

2-1

0-0

2-1

6-3

L. Goodman

1-1

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0-1

1-0

1-0

2-0

5-2

A Fields

0-1

1-0

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0-1

2-0

2-2

5-4

K Kalsch

1-2

0-1

1-0

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0-0

1-0

3-3

S. Morrill

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

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1-0

1-3

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 Powderpuff Series, K Pitts (left column) had a 1-0 record against [Amy] Fields (top row).

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

  1. Kacee Pitts, Lebanon OR, 220 Points
  2. Lavonne Goodman, Canby OR, 210 Points
  3. Amy Fields, Tigard OR, 200 Points
  4. Karen Kalsch, Hillsboro OR, 190 Points
  5. Susan Morrill, Amity OR, 130 Points

 

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