A member of the Grace Brethren Church in Harrah, Wash. (Peter Touhey, pastor) took top honors at a Yakima area raceway over the weekend, according to Charles Winter, a former Grace Brethren pastor in the region. He sent along a link to this story about Denise Jarnecke, a student at Central Washington University who has been drag racing for several years. Her parents, Rick and Dana Jarnecke, also attend the Harrah church, along with her grandparents, Louis and Esther Jarnecke. (Her dad, Rick, is crew chief, mechanic, engineer, and strategist, according to their pastor.) A portion of the story below, from the Yakima, Wash., Herald Republic, appears below. Click here to read the entire article.
Jarnecke wins King of Valley at Renegade
WAPATO, Wash. — Denise Jarnecke finished off a championship season in the Pro division and she captured the King of the Track finale during Renegade Raceway’s final Summit Series event of the year on Sunday.
Jarnecke dominated the Pro class with 523 points — 173 more than the runner-up — and hit a top speed of 146.55 mph while winning the King of the Track run over Don Asbury.