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  Rochelle Pappel is on a Roll !!!
  Rochelle WINS the Big One
  June Report
  April 28th and 29th
  Tulip Festival
  Woodburn Winter Classic
  SPRING FEVER!
  Welcome 2007 sponsors
  Pappel Racing goes to Champion Raceway!
  Pappel Racing qualify for Div. Six Finals
 
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Rochelle Pappel is on a Roll !!! Top
  Rochelle wins again at Coos Bay Speedway!

Saturday August 11 is the ET Points Race at Coos Bay Speedway. Rochelle hits a "Perfect Light" .000 in qualifying earning her the number one qualifier position in the Junior Dragster Class. Rochelle wins the first and second round landing a spot in the finals. Rochelle finishes runner up after a very close race and a break out of .011 seconds at the finish line running 8.979 on her 8.99 dial. Ron wins in Super Pro running 5.841 on the 1/8th mile track on the 5.82 dial and a .025 reaction time in the final round.

Sunday August 12 is the annual NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge and another ET Points Race at Coos Bay Speedway. Junior Dragsters are split in two classes. Rochelle drives in the Lightning Class (the faster class). Rochelle is the top qualifier which earns her a single in the first round. Rochelle goes on to win the final running 9.023 on the 9.02 dial in and a reaction time of .023. This win earned Rochelle the prestigious NHRA JRDL Crystal Award. Oh, what a great job! If you want to learn how to drive just watch Rochelle as she has been extremely consistent lately coming home from the Big Win in Denver to Woodburn and on to Coos Bay. Ron finishes Runner up on Sunday in Super Pro running 5.747 on his 5.75 dial, breaking out by .003 seconds in the final.

Saturday August 18th Pappel Racing will be at Woodburn Drag Strip for the VP Racing Series. September 1st Rochelle will race in the Don Rhyne Classic NHRA JRDL Gold Crown Finals. September 2nd the team will be at Woodburn for the ET Points Series and Jr. Drag Racing Series.
 
Rochelle WINS the Big One Top
  Rochelle Pappel is the 2007 NHRA Western Conference Finals champion in the 12-year-old class.

Nearly 600 of the top Junior Dragster racers in the country go to Bandimere Speedway once a year to compete for one of eight prestigious Wally Trophy and a National Title.

The first round of competition racers were competing for best reaction time and closest to their dial in as well as trying to get to the second round. Rochelle won the "Closest to the dial competition" by running 8.250 seconds on her 8.24 dial in.

Rochelle goes on winning the next three rounds and earns a spot in the quarter finals. Rochelle .026 reaction time in the 4th round of competition earns her the bye in the semi finals and she runs an impressive 9.242 on her 9.24 Dial. In the semi finals Rochelle is matched against John Bandimere IV and wins moving into the seventh round of competition and the finals.

Rochelle wins it all by beating Christopher Northup from Boise, Idaho in the final round by running an impressive 9.236 on her 9.23 dial and a reaction time of .035.

Rochelle was part of the Woodburn Team that won the "Best Appearing Track" award. The team's moto was "Fishin' for the BIG ONE" and she brought home the Big Wally and made the team proud.

Special Thanks to Devon and the Hilton Family for all their support and the great tune up.
 
June Report Top
  Well the June report includes a whole bunch of eager racers that Mother
Nature does not allow to play at the drag strip due to RAIN. Unfortunately
the Woodburn Dragstrip Wells Fargo Fire and Thunder June 9-10 race was
cancelled after several delays. Everyone did have a good time camping out
at the track.

June 16 Rochelle is #1 qualifier in the Junior Dragster Thunder class.
Rochelle wins the first round running 9.038 on her 8.98 dial and a .092
reaction time. Rochelle is eliminated in the second round running 8.999 on
a 9.01 dial and a -.030 reaction time.

Sunday June 17th Ron Runs in Super Pro at Woodburn. Ron's dragster runs on
the number but the reaction time was not quite good enough being eliminated
running 8.905 on an 8.90 dial and a .050 reaction time. On the trailer by
.010 seconds.

On June 23 & 24 Pappel Racing head for Coos Bay Raceway. Saturday Ron
qualifies #2 with a .012 reaction time but has a computer malfunction in the
first round and cannot run. Rochelle Wins for the day in the final running
8.892 on the 8.90 dial and a .049 reaction time while the other car goes red
on the lights. The Pro Class Vega is driven by back up driver Larry
Peterson for the day. Larry wins the first round running 7.535 on the 7.18
dial and a .063 reaction time. In the second round the Vega is eliminated
with 7.225 run on a 7.18 dial and a reaction time of .071 (separation
between the two cars was .021 seconds). Sunday race is cancelled due to
heavy rain early in the am.

Coming up is the Jr Drag Racing and VP Racing at Woodburn Saturday and
Sunday June 30 and 31. Ron will be racing at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series in Super Comp on July 5,6,7,8 at Woodburn.

Rochelle has joined the Woodburn Junior Dragster team to head to Bandimere
Speedway in Denver Colorado July 21 thru July 28. This is the largest
Junior dragster event in the world. There will be 600 Junior Dragsters
competing at this event. Go get em' Girl!

Welcome aboard and Special Thanks to OMT Mortgage, www.teamirwin.com for their sponsorship commitment for the 2007 and 2008 season.
 
April 28th and 29th Top
  The Pappel Racing Team travels in all directions and the weather is great!

April 28th Rochelle races at Woodburn in the Jr Drag Racing points series. Rochelle is the #2 qualifier for the day. She wins the first round running 8.941 on an 8.93 dial with a .026 reaction time. 2nd round she is squeaked out running 8.929 on an 8.93 dial with a .005 reaction time. .001 is tough for anyone to get eliminated by, even a young 12 year old racer running in her 4th year of drag racing. Competition is just as tough in the 8.90 second Junior Lightning class as Pro and Super Pro classes.

Saturday April 28th Jim and the Pro Class Vega goes to the Performance Warehouse annual trade show at the Portland Expo Center. Ron and Jim attend the Customer Appreciation night with great food and music by the outstanding musician Aaron Meyer.

Sunday Pappel Racing spreads out. Ron Races Super Pro at Woodburn wining the first round running 8.374 with a .011 reaction time. 2nd round Ron breaks out against a faster Top Comp dragster running 8.346 on an 8.37 dial with a .024 reaction time. Rochelle heads for Coos Bay Speedway racing in the open Jr dragster class. Rochelle wins running 8.83 on an 8.78 dial with a .045 reaction time in the final.

Jim attends the Performance Warehouse show buying inventory for Executive Auto/Parts Pro. Special thanks to Performance Warehouse and our sponsors for inviting our race car to be in their trade show.

Thanks to all of our sponsors including Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Mickey Thompson, Carhelp, Edelbrock, Matt Longtin Atty., Jr. Irwin, NW Solvent Supply, Rainbow Graphics, Custom Audio, Full Blown Customs, CAD, Executive Auto/Parts Pro.

Please patronize our sponsors whenever possible as we endorse all of their products and appreciate their support.

Coming up May 6th will be Ron and Jim racing the VP Series at Woodburn Drag Strip.
 
Tulip Festival Top
  April Showers bring May .........The Good ole rain sure can mess up Drag Racing!

April 14th got started for the Junior Dragsters after a 1 1/2 hour rain delay. Rochelle was out in the first round running an 8.919 on a 8.91 dial but was -.005 on the lights. She went on in the Tough Class to the final round as runner up to Cynthia Dawson (her friend from the track). Sunday April 15th is a VP Points race at Woodburn Drag Strip. Ron wins the first round of Super Pro running 8.347 with a .011 reaction time, 2nd round ends in a break out 8.327 on an 8.36 dial and a .008 reaction time. Jim was eliminated in the first round of Pro Class running 11.188 on an 11.16 dial and a -.004 reaction time. We all got to race and had a good time even with the rain delays.

Bring on the Tulip Festival at Woodburn Drag Strip. Saturday April 21 our cars are ready to go and the racing for the day is cancelled due to rain (Pappel Racing goes to the movies). Sunday April 22 the track is prepped and we get a two time trials and first round comes on quickly. Ron gets stuck on first round of Super Pro running 8.443 on an 8.41 dial in with a .006 reaction time. Ron was edged out by the other dragster with a margin of victory of .006 (2 3/4 inches at the finish line) sure would have been nice if the 3 inches was on my side of the track.

Thanks to all of our sponsors including Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Mickey Thompson, Carhelp, Edelbrock, Matt Longtin Atty., Jr. Irwin, NW Solvent Supply, Rainbow Graphics, Custom Audio, Full Blown Customs, CAD, Executive Auto/Parts Pro.

Please patronize our sponsors whenever possible as we endorse all of their products and appreciate their support

Coming up is a very busy weekend for Pappel Racing. Rochelle will run Saturday at Woodburn in the Jr Drag Racing Series. Ron runs the VP points race at Woodburn on Sunday. Jim and the Pro Class Vega will be at Portland Expo Center in the Performance Warehouse trade show.
 
Woodburn Winter Classic Top
  The opening season of Woodburn's JDRL (JR Drag Racing League) was on Saturday March 31st. Rochelle won the first round running 9.114 on a 9.09 dial in with a .066 reaction time. The race was ended prior to the second round due to rain. Next JDRL race is scheduled for April 14.

Sunday April 1st brings on the Woodburn Winter Classic. Jim ran in the Pro class and qualified #1 winning the dash for cash best package running an11.183 on a 11.16 dial in with a .002 reaction time (great package of .025 and 10 bonus points). Jim wins the first round running 11.191 and a reaction time of .060. The Vega gets eliminated in the second round running 11.256 and a .151 reaction time.

Super Pro on Sunday was extremely competitive. In the opening qualifying run Ron scores his first perfect light .000 of the year. Ron had the best package in qualifying laying down another perfect light with a 8.401 on a 8.39 dial and a .000 reaction time (this package held until the last super pro car went down the track when Paul Nero earned the extra points with a .006 package). Ron wins the first round running an 8.416 on a 8.40 dial and a .032 reaction time and is eliminated in the second round running 8.404 on a 8.41 dial and a -.001 reaction time.

Thanks to all of our sponsors including Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Mickey Thompson, Carhelp, Matt Longtin Atty., Jr. Irwin, NW Solvent Supply, Rainbow Graphics, Custom Audio, Full Blown Customs, Executive Auto/Parts Pro.

Welcome back Edelbrock performance parts to the Pappel Racing Team as a returning sponsor. We appreciate your support.

This weekend has been a great weekend to get started for the team. VP championship Series continues on Saturday April 7th. Sunday we will celebrate Easter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Eric Medlen Family and John Force Racing. Eric will be missed as he was a hero to all of us. Godspeed.
 
SPRING FEVER! Top
  The 2007 Race Season is here and Pappel Racing is ready to play hard. Our off season has been very busy and flew by fast. A new motor in Rochelle's Jr. Dragster and a fresh motor for Ron's Super Pro Dragster.

Testing was at Woodburn on March 17th and 18th. Rochelle's new engine had its break-in runs and looks great running consistently in the 8.90 Junior Lightning 1/8th mile class. Ron made three passes running 8.68, 8.86 and lost the torque converter in the third pass. Thanks to Continental Torque Converters and Don Kalina Transmissions the car was back together for the next weekend.

Testing on March 24th was rained out. The first NHRA VP Championship Series race was Sunday March 25th for Super Pro. Ron Qualified with an 8.408 with a .005 reaction time (the quickest time in that undercover chassis car). Ron was eliminated first round running 8.402 on an 8.41 dial in and a -.025 light.

Thanks to our new and returning sponsors including Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Mickey Thompson, Carhelp, Matt Longtin Att., Jr. Irwin, NW Solvent Supply, Rainbow Graphics, Custom Audio, Full Blown Customs, Executive Auto/Parts Pro.

The First Points race for Junior Dragsters is this Saturday at Woodburn and VP Series continues on Sunday at Woodburn Dragstrip.
 
Welcome 2007 sponsors Top
  START YOUR ENGINES!

The racing season for 2007 is getting closer every day and the Pappel Racing Team is getting ready. Rochelle's engine and clutch has been rebuilt and her car will get a new computer to collect data to be more competitive it the faster classes. Jim's car will receive new safety equipment and new drive tires for the season. Ron's car should get a engine overhaul and new front and rear tires for the season. We are looking forward to racing at Woodburn as our home track this season. We will also be racing at special events throughout the northwest. Our racing schedule should be posted sometime in January after the tracks post their schedules. Thank you to all our sponsors and friends for your support.

Ask us how a sponsorship package for the Pappel Racing Team will help our team and promote your business. For more information please contact ron@executiveauto.com
 
Pappel Racing goes to Champion Raceway! Top
  Rochelle Pappel ran in the Junior Lightning class and got edged out on Saturday breaking out by .035 seconds. Jim breaks out in the High School class running a 11.62 on an 11.64 dial in on Saturday. Jim wins three rounds on Sunday in the Pro class before being edged out in the 4th round. Ron went red on Saturday in the Race of Champions. On Sunday Ron Broke out running an 8.849 on a 8.86 with a .033 light, being taken out by a racer with a perfect light. The Coos Bay Team finished 9th overall with Tracy Bailey winning the Motorcycle Class. Thank you to all the Coos Bay Racers.
 
Pappel Racing qualify for Div. Six Finals Top
  All three Pappel Racing Cars qualify for the 2006 NHRA Division Six Finals

The finals will be at Champion Raceway, Medford Oregon September 7-10th. Rochelle will be competing in the Junior Lightning Class, Jim will be competing in the High School and Pro ET Class and Ron will be racing in the Race of Champions and defending his title as Super Pro Champion for 2005. The cars will be racing for Team Coosbay.
 
 
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