June 29 - It was a hot one for sure today, and we saw some hotly contested finals with some real tight final rounds. Tim Roberts and Sudsy Eastman repeated their June 22nd Super Pro and Bike/Sled Trophy wins, while Tyler BeDell dead-on dialed his way to the Street Money win over Steve English. Check out the Final Round Boxscores Here.
Tim Roberts made it two in a row as he drove his Chevy powered dragster to the win stopping Brett Van Brocklin in his similar powered entry. Tim was off and running with a .516 to .554 r.t. advantage and he ran 8.017 at 143.69 mph on his 7.94 dial while Brett ran 7.687 at 173.66 mph on his 7.64 for the runner up spot. Current point’s leader Iggy Falcone was the semifinalist along with Matt Spisak.
Mark Dobie captured his first ever Pro win today in his ’68 Nova stopping many time winner Anthony Zangari who was in his ’95 Camaro. Mark was dialed in at 10.16 and ripped off a great .516 light and ran 10.138 at 132.38 mph while Anthony had a .559 light and ran further under his 10.14 dial in with a 10.087 at 134.20 mph effort. Jim Smith was the semifinalist.
Pro MX action saw former points champ Ryan Orizino ride his ’96 Arctic Cat to the win stopping Skip Tamburino on his ’05 Kawasaki. Ryan was .599 at the tree and ran 9.727 at 118.05 mph on his 9.70 dial in, Skip ran right on his 8.30 dial in with an 8.309 at 152.12 mph but his .626 r.t. made him settle for the runner up spot. Steve Stone was the semifinalist.
Tyler BeDell has been going rounds again this year and scored a solid win over reigning champion Steve English when he closed the reaction time advantage Steve held with a dead-on the dial winning pass. Steve had a .556 light and ran 12.807 at 101.75 mph on his 12.81 while Tyler had a .593 light and ran 13.130 at 100.49 mph on his 13.13. Jessica DeSiato and Jim Smith made the semis.
Becca Searles finally nailed down the big "W" in the competitive Modified division by knocking off point leader Myles Higby in their final round match. Becca was .533 at the tree and ran 11.433 at 115.96 mph on her 11.40 dial Myles had a .549 light and ran 10.682 at 124.96 mph on his 10.63 dial for the runner up spaot. Scott Smith was the semifinalist.
Kim Rossiter took the Street Trophy win today driving her ’69 Chevelle around first timer Mariette Derfuss in her ’05 Pontiac. Kim had a very good .552 r.t. and ran 15.258 at 87.38 mph run on her 14.88 dial to turn back Mariette’s 16.875 at 81.70 mph breakout run on her 16.89 dial. Carl Fahenkrug was the semifinalist.
Bike/Sled Trophy action saw Sudsy Eastman repeat his June 22nd win by knocking out Chrissy Klein with a tight .021 package which was enough to hold off Chrissy's dead-on 10.240 run. Sudsy held a .514 to .585 r.t. advantage and ran 10.327 at 121.03 mph on his 10.32 prediction. Ryan Orizino and Khyle Jennison made the semis.
Well it was Jenna Lipke who was able to break the Dunham Hall/Shane Bingel grip on the Jr. Dragster Winner Circle with a .017 MOV win over Dunham Hall in their final round match. Both drivers were dialed in at 7.90 and Dunham held a slight .525 to .531 staring line advantage but he ran further off with his 7.962 at 83.02 mph run while Jenna ran 7.939 at 82.55 mph for the well deserved win. The aforementioned Shane Bingel did make it to the semis.
Congrats to all the finalists and we’ll be showcasing the Pro Showdown on July 6th with $600 guaranteed to the winner.
By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
|Win||Tim Roberts||Dragster||.516||8.017, 143.69||7.94|
|R-Up||Brett VanBrocklin||Dragster||.554||7.687, 173.66||7.64|
|Win||Mark Dobie||'68 Nova||.516||10.138, 132.38||10.16|
|R-Up||Anthony Zangari||'95 Camaro||.559||10.087, 134.20||10.14|
|Win||Ryan Orizino||'96 Arctic Cat||.599||9.727, 118.05||9.70|
|R-Up||Skip Tamburino||'05 Kawasaki||.626||8.309, 152.12||8.30|
|Win||Tyler BeDell||'72 Chevelle||.593||13.130, 100.49||13.13|
|R-Up||Steve English||'82 Cutlass||.556||12.807, 101.75||12.81|
|Win||Becca Searles||'96 Mustang||.533||11.433, 115.96||11.40|
|R-Up||Myles Higby||'69 Dodge||.549||10.682, 124.96||10.63|
|Win||Kim Rossiter||'69 Chevelle||.552||15.258, 87.38||14.88|
|R-Up||Mariette Derfuss||'05 Pontiac||1.432||16.875, 81.70||16.89|
|Win||Sudsy Eastman||'00 Ski-doo||.514||10.327, 121.03||10.32|
|R-Up||Chrissy Klein||'02 Polaris||.585||10.240, 123.98||10.24|
|Win||Jenna Lipke||'13 Mike Bos||.531||7.939, 82.55||7.90|
|R-Up||Dunham Hall||'13 Mike Bos||.525||7.962, 83.02||7.90|