We had a perfect day for drag racing as just enough cloud cover would come over to make the track have some great grip. We held the Street Bike Showdown which was sponsored by Wheel A Way Motorsports and the turnout was great. We had nearly 300 race vehicles all competing in the various classes so it was a busy day. Here is the recap of the action:
In the Street Bike Showdown it was an all Suzuki final round when Freddie Jacobs on his ’01 GSXR squared off against Brad Spencer on his Hayabusa. This one was over right at the start as Brad went red with a .447 bulb and wasted his 9.356 at 144.82 mph run on his 9.30 dial. Freddie had a .578 light and cruised to a 10.037 at 134.70 mph run on his 9.90 dial. Gene Stankivitz was the semifinalist on his Hayabusa.
In Super Pro it was Vince Musolino taking another win in his Chevy powered dragster stopping Chuck Fish in his similar powered dragster. Vince held the slight r.t. advantage .515 to .537 and he won it with a 7.438 at 180.78 mph run on his 7.42 dial in. Chuck had to settle for the runner up spot when he ran under his 7.61 dial with a 7.591 at 175.74 mph. Rich Door was the semifinalist in his dragster.
Steve Doss took the Pro win today driving his ’85 Monte Carlo to the final round win over a red lighting Bryan Backus who was in his ’82 Cutlass. Steve had a stellar .504 light and ran 9.951 at 122.93 mph on his 9.90 dial, Bryan saw his red light and shut off. Theodore Lewis was the semifinalist.
Nick Teitsma won Pro Bike for the secondweek in a row driving his brothers ’08 GSXR to the win over Cliff Cronk who fouled on his ’01 Kawasaki. Both riders saw the red light and cruised down the ESTA ¼ mile. Jason Longley and Pete Sereno were the semifinalists.
Kevin Wuest won the Pro Sled class today riding his ’01 Polaris to the win defeating Sudsy Eastman who was on his ’98 Ski-Doo. Both riders were sharp at the tree with Kevin holding a .505 to .534 advantage and he won with a 10.036 at 118.76 mph run on his 9.90 dial while Sudsy runner upped with a 10.222 at 126.50 mph run on his 10.07 dial. Herb Bingel III was the semifinalist.
Street Money saw Theodore Lewis drive his ’86 Monte Carlo to the win stopping Carl Askenback in his ’55 Chevy. Theodore held a .546 to 566 starting line advantage and he won with a 14.678 at 91.86 mph on his 14.59 dial while Carl ran under his 12.52 dial with a 12.490 at 101.54 mph. Dick Aversa and Anthony Zangari were the semifinalists.
Fausto Rioscolon won Modified driving his ’71 Plymouth to a final round 9.898 at 133.59 mph run on his 9.86 dial stopping Terry Scheirer in his dragster. Terry had a .570 light and ran under his 8.99 with an 8.938 at 147.46 mph run. Kim Rogge was the semifinalist.
Street Trophy was won by Wade Willatt in his ’02 Mazda when he stopped Steve English who was driving his ’82 Cutlass. Steve had a .500 to .526 r.t. advantage but he ran under his 13.94 dial with a 13.918 at 92.00 mph allowing Wade to win it with a 18.667 at 73.17 mph run on his 18.67 dial. Dick Aversa was the semifinalist here also.
Bike Sled Combo action saw David Wood snatch the win away from Kevin Wuest who was on his ’01 Polaris. Kevin had the light with a .576 to .681 advantage but he ran under his 9.91 dial with a 9.902 at 117.81 mph allowing David to win with his 10.325 at 134.70 mph run on his 10.25 dial. Ryan Orizino was the semifinalist.
In Jr. Dragster “A” class action it was Paige DeSalvo driving her ’07 Halfscale to the final round win knocking off Hunter Woodcock who was in his ’05 Lightning. Paige had this one wire to wire as she held a .537 to .600 starting line advantage and she ran 7.943 at 79.47 mph on her 7.90 dial to stop Hunter who runner upped with a 7.929 at 82.25 mph run on his 7.92 dial. Morgan Bunal was the semifinalist.
It was an all Lipke Jr. Dragster “B” final round as Jake was pitted against younger sister Jenna. In the final Jake showed no mercy as he drilled Jenna at the line with a .561 to .707 advantage and he won it with a 9.128 at 69.42 mph run on his 9.07 dial while Jenna settled for the runner up spot with a very nice 13.309 at 46.92 mph run on her 13.29 dial. Alexa Pedersen and Jacob Snyder were the semifinalists.