2018 Governor’s Cup: Don Caesar Earns Win

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2018 Governor’s Cup Writeup

Report by Michael O’Neil

A full field of bikes raced under beautiful blue skies, followed by a starlit, bleacher filled night.

With the help of our generous sponsors, riders competed for over $3000 in prize and bonus money. This year’s champion is Don Caesar on his 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000, and Michael O’Neil claimed the runner-up spot with his 2000 C&W chassis Hayabusa.

After three rounds of qualifying, O’Neil held the top spot with a .003 reaction time, claiming the #1 Qualifier bonus. Despite a electronic gremlin, O’Neil made his way through a first round bye, Randall Ditgen, and Ed Bradell (earning the $150 bounty)

2015 Division 7 Champion Don Caesar started as the #2 qualifier, and his road to the final consisted of Sam Blaylock, Steve Norling, and Shanon Wisdom.

Caesar took the starting line advantage with a .016 light and turned on the win light when O’Neil flat out ran out of luck, and couldn’t run the number.

Don would like to thank Eric Hochstetler (MTC Engineering), England’s Speed Shop, Tony Eads (Evil Swingarms) and Ed Johnson (Johnson Motorsports). O’Neil is supported by the Squeeze Inn, Hollister Center, APE, Harris Gases, Vanson, PMR, CycleGear, Good Times Motorsports, Rev’s and Annette Bauer Photography.

NorCal Dragbike Association would like to extend extreme gratitude to the generous sponsors that help make these events great.

Sponsor  / Bonus  / Amount  / Winner
Mike Pires  / #1 Qualifier  / $100  / O’Neil
Kosman Specialties  / 3-5-7 (Qualifiers)  / $50, $30, $20  / Machost, Bradell, Goode
Ed Bradell & Rob Goode  / Bounty  / $150  / O’Neil
Linda Stiles Photography  / Hard Luck  / $50  / Cullom
Phil R Nasca Engineering  / R/U Bump Up  / $100  / (purse)
Phil R Nasca Engineering  / Best Winning Pkg  / $50  / O’Neil
Phil R Nasca Engineering  / Run For the Money  / $50  / Cullom
Phil R Nasca Engineering  / Perfect package  / $500  / Unclaimed
Mike Ramirez & Hendrix Landscaping  / Winner  / Bump Up  / $200  / (purse)
Steve Stone  / Semi Bump Up  / $100  / (purse)
Mark Rissling  / Speed Demon  / $100  / Goode
Katy Caesar  / Cookie Qualifier  / $20  / Blaylock

Thanks again to all our sponsors, Sacramento Raceway, and the riders that came out. Hope to see you next year!