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                                                                                                                   Kevin Bromley, far lane, didn’t
                                                                                                                    have the quicker reaction but
                                                                                                                         put away Dundee, Ore.’s
                                                                                                                      Roger Wolff, the Woodburn
                                                                                                                   Dragstrip track champion, in a
                                                                                                                           double-breakout final.


   NHRA SUMMIT RACING                                                                                                     beat out the 96-entry field to win the No Electronics
SERIES FINALS (Div. 6) —                                                                                                  2006 National DRAGSTER Challenge at Portland Int’l
Portland Int’l Raceway track champion                                                                                     Raceway, and after taking time off after two great
Kevin Bromley had his work cut out in                                                                                     seasons, getting back into racing was like easing on
the final round of the Race of                                                                                            an old, worn glove.
Champions when he squared off with                                                                                           “When I won the National DRAGSTER Challenge,
Woodburn Dragstrip track                                                                                                  I got a little Wally, and now I have his big brother,”
championship winner Roger Wolff.                                                                                          said Bromley. “That was the first E.T. race with the
Bromley prevailed in the double-break-                                                                                    bike, and I thought to myself, ‘Whoa, I’ve got a
out round to secure bragging rights for                                                                                   winner.’ That was my first Wally, and I’ll never
his track and a trip to Pomona to           Jerry Stinson, far lane, rode his ’05 Suzuki to a breakout 8.98 on his 9.03   forget it, but I’ll never forget this one, either, no
compete in the NHRA Summit Racing           dial and fell to Bromley’s closer-to-his dial 9.78 (9.83).                    matter how many more I get.” ND
Series National Championship, held
during the Automobile Club of Southern California            five seasons; Canty, one of Bromley’s staunchest
NHRA Finals in November.                                     competitors, won the Race of Champions in 2005
   “We were both really close on the lights,” said           and 2007.
Bromley. “When my win light came on, I can’t                    Bromley, now in his 11th year bracket racing
explain the feelings that came over me. The bike ran         motorcycles, grew up on dirt bikes and drag races
good, I had some good lights, and after winning the          his Honda CBR 1000 on a regular basis, heading
final, I was greeted by the whole team. It was really        to the track straight from work to live out his                Quarterfinalists: Dave Copeland (’88 Suzuki);
pretty emotional.”                                           passion with the support of his family, including              Kevin Bromley (’06 Honda); Mark Canty (’02
   The Yacolt, Wash., resident joined fellow Portland        wife Beth and parents Mike and Wendie, who have                Yamaha); Roger Wolff (’06 Kawasaki); Kevin
Int’l Raceway rider Mark Canty as a Race of                  rearranged birthdays and family obligat
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Bromley, now in his 11th year bracket racing motorcycles, grew up on dirt bikes and drag races his Honda CBR 1000 on a regular basis, heading to the track straight from work to live out his passion with the support of his family, including wife Beth and parents Mike and Wendie, who have rearranged birthdays and family obligations to support Bromley's Wednesday night racing habit.
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