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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 07:09:12 AM »

Pro Extreme


The stories just keep on coming for the 6th installment of the 10 race ADRL series hosted by the fine folks at Virginia Motorsports Park.  Before I get into the biggest story of the weekend, we'd like to congratulate the team of Stanley and Weiss for a great 3.797 blast to qualify #3 for the race.  This was the fastest time the team has ever run in it's many year of competition in the fast door car world.  Look for these folks to be a player during the rest of the season!






The top story of the weekend has to be Jason Scruggs encounter with the wall in his record setting Camaro during professional testing on Friday morning.  I know of no other team that would have even attempted what these guys did, less alone make it work!  After hitting the wall, they called home to Saltillo Mississippi, just outside Tupelo, to have there 2007 and 2008 world championship winning Dodge Stratus brought the 786+ miles to Dinwiddie in hopes of making the 2nd round of qualifying.  The car arrived at 3:20 am Saturday minus motor, transmission and rearend center section.  In the 5 hours between arrival and my walking into their pits, they had the car ready to run.  I can not recall ever seeing anything as impressive as that in my entire 35 years of drag racing!  It gets better...they fired the car, did the burnout and qualified #2 with a 3.765!  How's that for dedication?!




The finals of Pro Extreme would pit Bubba Stanton against '200 MPH' Todd Tutterow.  Stanton would take the win despite a slower reaction time with his 3.808 to Tutterow's 3.823.


Stanton's round 1 opponent was Alex Hossler 70 1/2 Camaro.  Hossler would put up a good fight by leaving first with a .039 light to a .056.  However he couldn't hold off the hard charging Corvette's 3.823 run to his 3.879. 


Stanton's round 2 competitor was none other than Jason Scruggs.  When Scruggs had to swap motors after the first round, Stanton waited, yes I said waited, until Scruggs could make the call.  Stanton would take a holeshot victory over Scruggs when his nearly perfect .007 light and 3.778 run would beat Scruggs' .074 reaction time and quicker 3.769 elapse time.


The semi finals would pit the LeeBoy paving Corvette of Quain Stott against Stanton.  Reaction times where identical .031 with Stanton taking the stripe with a 3.792 to Stott's 3.828.


Tutterow would get an easy win in round 1 when Dan Bandish had to peddle his Camaro and slowed to a 6.933 to Tutterow's 3.843.


Round 2 saw Tutterow defeat John Stanley on a holeshot.  His .028 3.851 to a .043 and quicker 3.849 of Stanley.


Semi final action for Tutterow was against the winner of the last race in Topeka and the #1 qualifier at VMP, Mike Janis.  It was Tutterow from start to finish winning easily with his 3.793 run to Janis' 4.105.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 05:59:33 AM »

Pro Nitrous


The biggest story in Pro Nitrous is centered around an engine builder and his customers.  Known for dominating in NHRA Pro Stock a few years back, David Reher of Reher-Morrison has turned his sights on the ADRL Pro Nitrous class.  Reher has teamed up with Shannon Jenkins at SpeedTech Nitrous Solutions to start his move towards dominating this class.  The top 3 qualifiers would all run his motors and hail out of the Al-Anabi Awesome Motorsports camp.  At the end of qualifying on Saturday, Mike Castellana, Shannon Jenkins and Kahlid Al-Balooshi would sit 1,2 and 3 in Pro Nitrous.






There's only one problem with this scenario, seems somebody forgot to tell Jim Halsey's Gene Fulton powered Camaro who was sitting atop the Pro Nitrous heap at VMP.  He would meet Al Anabi's Awesome Motorsports team member Kahlid Al-Balooshi in the finals.  The race was won on the starting line when Halsey moved first with a .029 light over Al-Balooshi's .074.  Al-Balooshi would make it close on the other end when he ran a loosing 3.908 to Halsey's 3.900. 


Halsey would defeat veteran racer Charles Carpenter in round 1 with a 3.929 to an out of shape and lifting 6.320.


Round 2 Halsey would defeat the Corvette of John Deflorian with a 3.906 over an off pace 4.626.


In the semi's, Halsey defeated another Al-Anabi team member, Burton Auxier with an off pace 4.080 to a slowing 4.696.


Kahlid Al-Balooshi would meet Travis Harvey in round 1 and defeat him soundly with a 3.952 to a 4.046.


Al-Balooshi's round 2 opponnent was Stan Allen.  He took the round win with his 3.941 to Allen's loosing 4.011.


The semi finals would match Al-Anabi teammates Jenkins and Al-Balooshi.  Al-Balooshi would take a holeshot victory over Jenkins when his 3.894 would beat the quicker pass of 3.880 of Jenkins.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 05:02:31 AM »

Pro Extreme Motorcycle






The stories from this race just keep coming.  Lance Hines from Macon Georgia did something that I would term as spectacular.  On Monday of last week, his team had the raw material for the makings of a new bike.  An unpainted frame sat on the shop floor with no motor, body, wheels or controls.  The team worked tirelessly over a 96 hour period to assemble the new bike so they could make it to the race and hopefully qualify.  The first pass was less than stellar when the team forgot to turn on the nitrous.  The 2nd pass was good enough to qualify the team #4 with a 4.252.  Not only did they take a bike and qualify #4 on it's 2nd run, the team would take the new mount all the way to the winners circle when they defeated Eric McKinney in the finals!  It was no walk in the park either.  Hines would narrowly defeat McKinney with a 4.229 to a 4.233.  Margin of victory was .008


In round 1 Hines out paced Jack Young with a 4.328 to a 4.350.


Hines made another great run in round 2 when he took out James Helton with a 4.243 to 4.317 blast.


The semi's found the team making it's fastest pass of the weekend when there 4.218 handily defeated the 4.349 of Mantez Thompson.


On the other side of the ladder, McKinney would take out Ricardo Knights with a 4.266 to 4.364 in round 1.


His opponent in round 2 was Monte Campbell whom he defeated with a 4.257 to a 4.258!


Semi final action place Ronald Procopio against McKinney.  This race was another close one with McKinney taking the victory in the 4.252 to 4.263 contest.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 03:42:42 AM »

Extreme 10.5


If there is one category this weekend with multiple stories that speak to our sport, it's Flowmaster Extreme 10.5.  I think John Force put it best, "Drag racing is the only place you can go from hero to zero over night."  Jeff Paulk is living that quote after finishing as the runner up in the last 2 ADRL events and then not qualifying at the VMP race!  Can you imagine...


Dedication and perseverance will often get you closer to a goal than anything else in life.  Unfortunately, even with all their efforts to qualify for this event after a fire that would have sidelined almost any other competitor in the Extreme 10.5, Spiro Pappas' crew would have another fire and miss making the cut.  To add insult to injury, on their 1 and only run Saturday, the timing equipment malfunctioned giving them erroneous results!


Talk about tire wrap!




To top off a very interesting weekend of extreme 10.5 racing, the world record would get reset and then reset again almost immediately when Gary White ran a 4.072 in round 2 to back up his 4.056 from Friday's qualifying session.  His rein as the record holder would last exactly through 1 pair of cars.  Right after Carlton and Naiser paired off, Chuck Ulsch would stand everything on it's ear when his 4.041 2nd round blast would back up his 4.010 from Friday night!  We are literally a breath away from the first 3 second run in the history of Extreme 10.5 racing!

White and Ulsch would meet in the finals with Ulsch winning by the slimmest of margins.  His 4.032 was nearly eclipsed by a hole shot (.160 to .123) from White who ran a 4.070.  Margin of victory, .001 of a second.


White would beat Randy Matlock's 57 Chevy after Matlock got loose on the hit.  4.186 @ 177.04 mph to a 10.262 @ 70.76


Round 2 saw White take on New York Motorsports' very own Dave Hance.  This was Hances first venture into ADRL Extreme 10.5.  Hance told this reporter prior to the run he had reset a few things so the car would really hit it hard at about the 330 mark.  He felt if the track was there, he'd have a shot at taking out the resurgent Scion of White.  Unfortunately Dave had tweaked it just a little too much and would spin the tires mid track, slowing to 4.736 @ 121.32 mph.  White would run a stellar 4.072.


In the semi's White faced the beautiful 2006 GTO of Joel Bayless.  Bayless would improve on his 4.364 qualifying run with a 4.34.  However, it would not be enough for the consistency the mighty Titan team had found with another 4.079 run.


Ulsch would take on the beautifully prepared 1972 Nova of Randy Hoffman in round 1.  Ulsch took a commanding victory with his 4.089 189.60 mph blast.


In round 2 action, Ulsch took command of the event when his 4.041 record backing pass would eliminate Sandy Wilkins 4.411.


The semi's would see another close race for Ulsch.  His 4.040 nearly lost to Jeff Naiser's 4.069 when Naiser left first with a .040 to .065 holeshot.  Margin of victory for Ulsch .004 seconds!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 08:52:57 PM »

Wow, what a weekend we had at the NationalGuard.com US Drags II at VMP!  With a record setting number of cars (151 at last count) this deal was just a little more than any of us expected.  We saw exceptional performance in every category, both on and off the track.  I don't think anyone thought we'd see the rocket ship runs we witnessed at all, less alone in the heat of the day.  It was simply incredible.

In order to make the 11 PM curfew, the ADRL wisely canceled the 3rd round of qualifying before things ever got under way Saturday morning.  Good thing they did.  We finished the 2nd round of qualifying at 3:30, just in time to give the first call for Extreme Pro Stock.  To put an exclamation point on the night, the Jet car shut the throttle at the end of his pass just before the 11 PM witching hour!

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Extreme Pro stock


Brian Gahm would face off with Cary Goforth in the finals of Extreme Prostock.  Gahm would be the winner in a very close race with his 4.140 173.00 mph run to Goforth's 4.147 172.10 mph pass.  Total margin of victory .006th of a second!



Gahm would beat Ned Katyran in round 1 with a 4.147 to 4.258.


He'd take on XPS points leader John Montecalvo in round 2 and win a close race 4.143 to 4.147.


The semi's would see Gahm take on Steve Boone's 2006 Cobalt.  This was another close battle, Gahm's 4.113 over Boones' 4.120.


Cary Goforth's march to the final round would start with a victory against his Dad, Dean Goforth, in round 1.  Dean's car would loose fire on the launch handing an easy victory to the younger Goforth. 


Round 2 Cary would take out Doug Kirk on a holeshot when Goforth's slower elapse time of 4.164 would beat Kirk's 4.142.


In semi final action Wilson Manifold's Matt Hartford would go read by .009, handing an easy victory to Goforth.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 02:52:12 PM »

Full qualifying...






Final Qualifying via Drag Central

XPS
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1  983 Steven Boone, Waeverville NC, '06 Cobalt        4.114  173.99  173.99
  2   67 Doug Kirk, Lenore WV, '07 Mustang               4.121  174.35  174.35
  3 1214 Matt Hartford, Phoenix AZ, '08 Cobalt           4.122  175.05  175.05
  4   21 Brian Gahm, Lucasville OH, '07 Mustang          4.123  175.30  175.30
  5    5 John Montecalvo, Center Moriches NY, '08 Cobalt 4.130  175.16  175.21
  6  335 Bob Bertsch, Willis MI, '07 Mustang             4.130  174.23  174.32
  7  151 Dean Goforth, Holdenville OK, '09 GXP           4.131  174.89  174.89
  8  759 Jeff Dobbins, Willington NC, '08 Mustang        4.135  173.17  173.17
  9  143 Ron Miller, Lebanon OH, '04 Grand Am            4.142  172.63  172.63
 10  251 Cary Goforth, Holdenville OK, '08 Cobalt        4.146  173.81  173.81
 11  177 Elijah Morton, Jacksonville NC, '07 Mustang     4.148  173.54  173.54
 12 1320 Bert Jackson, Glen Allen VA, '05 Cobalt         4.154  173.63  173.63
 13  185 Ned Katyran, North Wales PA, '09 Cobalt         4.158  173.36  173.36
 14  262 Robert Patrick, Fredricksburg VA, '08 Mustang   4.161  173.74  173.87
 15   42 John Bartunek, Pearl River NY, '05 Cobalt       4.179  172.21  172.21
 16   11 Jason Collins, Rainbow City AL, '07 Cobalt      4.179  172.08  172.08

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

 17  197 John Pluchino, Commack NY, '02 Cougar           4.199  171.84  171.84
 18   24 Mike Bruno, East Hazelcrest IL, '07 GTO         4.205  168.18  168.18
 19  431 Lester Cooper, Laurinburg NC, '09 Mustang       4.277  167.63  167.63
 20  221 Morris Johnson Jr., Smith Mountain VA, '08 Cav  4.452  155.69  155.69
 21  981 Kenny Griffin Jr., Nokesville VA, '04 Grand Am   DQ   


PXM
Psn---Num-Rider, Home Town, Machine-----------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1  252 Ashley Owens, Harvest AL, '05 Suzuki            4.224  171.49  171.49
  2 4685 Eric McKinney, Hamersille OH, '09 Suzuki        4.231  168.09  174.05
  3    4 Ronald Procopio, Wake Forest NC, '07 Suzuki     4.248  168.98  168.98
  4 1004 Lance Hines, Macon GA, '06 Suzuki               4.252  163.63  171.75
  5  181 James Helton, Theodore AL, '09 Suzuki           4.273  170.58  170.58
  6    3 Scott Gray, Ocala FL, '08 Suzuki                4.287  167.74  167.74
  7  233 Monte Campbell, Venice FL, '10 Suzuki           4.294  165.40  165.40
  8  366 Mantez Thompson, Decatur AL, '08 Suzuki         4.309  170.41  170.41
  9  185 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, '07 Suzuki            4.309  165.56  165.56
 10    5 Charlie Prophit, West Monroe LA, '06 Suzuki     4.312  172.56  172.56
 11 1234 Matt Prophit, Indian Lake Estates FL, '07 Suzu  4.318  166.35  166.35
 12 1169 Robert Hunnicutt, Youngsville NC, '07 Suzuki    4.325  168.98  168.98
 13    6 Jack Young, Decatur AL, '02 Suzuki              4.329  163.95  163.95
 14  426 Brunson Grothus, Davenport IA, '09 Suzuki       4.335  168.58  168.58
 15 8271 Ricardo Knights, Beech Island SC, Suzuki        4.339  162.90  166.37
 16 1134 Casey Stemper, Upper Marlboro MD, '09 Suzuki    4.355  158.26  162.49

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

 17    1 Billy Vose, Buck Mountain PA, '07 Suzuki        4.357  162.78  162.78
 18 1121 Mac Mcadams, Edgarnton MD, '06 Suzuki           4.370  164.63  164.63
 19 2110 Kim Morrell, Ft. Lauderdle FL, '05 Suzuki       4.383  163.02  163.02
 20   20 Mark Person, Bowie MD, '00 Suzuki               4.384  163.51  163.51
 21    8 TT Jones, Harvest AL, '86 Suzuki                4.387  164.67  164.67
 22  467 John Collins, Selma NC, '06 Suzuki              4.391  170.19  170.19
 23  369 Darryl Holmes, Salem VA, '06 Kawasaki           4.452  160.75  160.75
 24  404 Pumpatina Gilbert, Decatur GA, '07 Suzuki       4.595  158.41  158.41
 25   80 Brian Carr, Scherr WV, '90 Suzuki               4.654  155.94  155.94
 26  208 Larry Berg, Arthur WV, '00 Suzuki               4.676  145.44  146.72
 27   66 Eddie Gonder, Poquoson VA, '04 Suzuki           4.744  157.96  157.96
 28 1243 Artavious McArthur, Mt. Airy NC, '03 Suzuki     4.834  157.50  157.50
 29    9 Shawn Reno, Hayes VA, '07 Buell                 5.133  131.82  131.82
 30 3339 Mike Thyen, Sherills Ford NC, '09 Suzuki        5.455  100.55  100.55
 31   40 Ron Clark, Columbia Station OH, '04 Suzuki       DQ   

XTF
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1  111 Chuck Ulsch, Clarksville MD, '68 Camaro         4.010  195.73  195.73
  2    6 Gary White, New Market AL, '07 Scion            4.056  181.25  181.25
  3    1 Billy Glidden, Whiteland IN, '06 GTO            4.088  175.41  175.41
  4 4914 Jeff Naiser, Houston TX, '02 Grand Am           4.099  177.65  178.19
  5   72 Jake Carlton, Wauchula FL, '02 Grand Am         4.160  175.80  175.80
  6  290 Joel Bayless, Clinton TN, '06 GTO               4.364  164.47  164.47
  7 1277 David Hance, Inwood NY, '57 Chevy               4.383  175.57  175.57
  8   29 Sandy Wilkins, Fuquay Varina DR, '02 Cavalier   4.404  162.98  162.98
  9 2007 Bill Devine, Lake Worth FL, '01 Mustang         4.410  169.36  169.36
 10  140 William Brown III, Chesapeake VA, '05 Grand Am  4.564  159.64  159.64
 11    4 Todd Moyer, Pasadena TX, '06 Cavalier           4.639  139.00  168.11
 12  003 Michael Martin, Gloucester VA, '69 Camaro       4.673  160.79  160.79
 13 172K Kenny Doak, Pipersville PA, '70 Chevelle        4.698  170.45  172.72
 14  434 Mo Hall, Olney MD, '94 Camaro                   4.738  148.76  156.66
 15 5691 Randy Matlock, Wentzville MO, '57 Chevy         4.811  161.59  161.59
 16  707 Randy Hoffman, Orange VA, '72 Nova              5.001  140.83  143.26

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

 17   98 Tony Wilson, Kannapolis NC, '98 Monte Carlo     5.349  138.46  138.46
 18   21 Spiro Pappas, Glenview IL, '09 GXP              6.762  152.92  152.92
 19   85 Jeff Paulk, Social Circle GA, '68 Camaro       11.902   33.73   33.73

PN
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1   44 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, '68 Firebird      3.875  192.17  192.17
  2    4 Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, '68 Camaro      3.883  192.38  192.38
  3  999 Khalid Al-Balooshi, Doha QA, '68 Camaro         3.895  191.70  191.70
  4    5 Jim Halsey, Havre DeGrace MD, '68 Camaro        3.911  194.27  194.27
  5 1916 Fredy Scriba, Abingdon MD, '63 Corvette         3.958  189.66  189.66
  6    3 Stan Allen, New Iberia LA, '68 Camaro           3.969  188.44  188.44
  7  420 John Bartunek, Pearl River NY, '09 Camaro       3.992  185.23  185.23
  8 1968 Steve Vick, Mocksville NC, '68 Camaro           3.994  187.94  187.94
  9    8 Burton Auxier, Dixie WV, '67 Camaro             3.999  187.39  187.39
 10   08 Dale Brinsfield, Oak Ridge NC, '08 Mustang      4.008  183.34  183.34
 11 4794 Thomas Myers, Granbury TX, '63 Corvette         4.012  185.61  185.61
 12  531 John Deflorian Jr, Arnold MO, '06 Corvette      4.013  186.61  186.61
 13 1955 Charles Carpenter, Harrisburg NC, '55 Belair    4.018  182.97  182.97
 14 2970 Travis Harvey, Burlington NC, '68 Camaro        4.018  182.03  182.03
 15  360 Robert Rahaim, Goose Pt Park MI, '68 Camaro     4.029  179.80  179.80
 16 1957 Greg Godwin, Walterboro SC, '63 Corvette        4.042  183.87  183.87

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

 17 1063 Johnny Pilcher, Chancellor AL, '63 Corvette     4.049  181.57  181.57
 18 1994 Ed Burnley, Pasadena MD, '67 Camaro             4.063  179.68  179.68
 19   68 Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville NC, '68 Camaro    4.065  179.04  179.04
 20 1036 Keith Baker, Dothan AL, '63 Corvette            4.081  181.47  181.47
 21  124 Pat Bennett, Forest VA, '63 Corvette            4.098  178.95  178.95
 22 1223 Randall Haynes, Chester VA, '41 Willys          4.103  183.17  183.17
 23  111 John Vergotz, Erie PA, '68 Camaro               4.105  176.86  176.86
 24  113 Tim Savell, Terry MS, '68 Camaro                4.107  173.05  173.05
 25  727 Josh Chester, Morganton NC, '68 Camaro          4.123  176.90  176.90
 26 477F Earl Folse, Raceland LA, '68 Camaro             4.156  176.86  176.86
 27 2138 Chuck Lawrence, Dallas GA, '09 Mustang          4.157  173.34  173.34
 28 1166 Marc Hayes, Bowie MD, '03 Cavalier              4.188  178.19  178.19
 29 2216 Christy Perkinson, Petersburg VA, '08 GXP       4.260  173.16  173.16
 30 1436 Jim Teachman, Vaberch VA, '57 Chevy             4.270  171.58  171.58
 31   21 Pat Stoken, Eureka MT, '68 Camaro               4.802  108.53  108.53
 32 1271 Danny Perry, Sims NC, '07 Corvette              5.158   93.70   93.70
 33 4097 Doug Riesterer, Victoria TX, '68 Camaro         5.190  109.31  109.31
 34  128 Gary Courtier, Shirley NY, '68 Camaro            DQ   

PX
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1 1065 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, '68 Firebird          3.762  203.22  203.22
  2    1 Jason Scruggs, Saltillo MS, '06 Stratus         3.765  202.45  202.45
  3 1101 Quain Stott, Columbus NC, '63 Corvette          3.771  202.67  202.67
  4 1130 John Stanley, Hagerstown MD, '69 Camaro         3.797  193.13  193.13
  5   41 Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville NC, '06 Corvette     3.809  202.76  202.95
  6   38 Neal Wantye, Louisville KY, '08 Mustang         3.812  188.20  193.18
  7    5 Bubba Stanton, Potts Camp MS, '63 Corvette      3.840  197.42  197.42
  8 2007 Joey Martin, Milton FL, '55 Nomad               3.845  195.87  195.87
  9    4 Brian Daniels, Jackson OH, '63 Corvette         3.850  196.30  196.30
 10  151 Alex Hossler, Canton IL, '70 Camaro             3.851  196.36  196.36
 11    2 Wes Johnston, Kaufman TX, '53 Corvette          3.876  183.87  195.51
 12  214 Dan Bandish, Melbourne FL, '67 Camaro           3.881  192.66  192.66
 13    3 Frankie Taylor, Dickinson TX, '05 Corvette      3.883  194.66  194.66
 14 1040 Andy Jensen, Nescopeck PA, '68 Camaro           3.906  189.36  189.36
 15 5083 Cody Barklage, Lake Ozark MO, '67 Firebird      3.910  193.96  193.96
 16 1962 Tommy D'aprile, Port Charlotte FL, '62 Bel Air  3.923  194.69  194.69

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

 17   68 Jason Hamstra, Demotte IN, '68 Camaro           3.946  186.02  189.58
 18  247 Mike Bell, Asheboro NC, '07 Mustang             4.006  182.18  182.18
 19 1313 Chip King, South Port NC, '69 Daytona           4.018  183.17  183.17
 20    6 Joshua Hernandez, Conroe TX, '57 Bel Air        4.037  196.19  196.19
 21    7 Travis Swearingen, Blue Springs MO, '41 Willys  4.048  189.52  189.52
 22   51 Tommy Gray, Baltimore MD, '68 Camaro            4.055  189.55  189.55
 23 1471 Steve King, Strasburg VA, '68 Camaro            4.135  187.86  187.86
 24  217 Tim Tindle, Santa Rosa Beach FL, '67 Mustang    4.217  178.00  178.00
 25   12 Bennie McDonald Jr, Locust Grove GA, '53 Corve  4.267  181.98  181.98
 26   07 LJ Wood Jr, Chesapeake VA, '07 Mustang          4.294  170.28  170.28
 27   89 Elliott Thompson, Horsham PA, '53 Corvette      4.336  182.43  182.43
 28 1957 Doug Winters, Kernesville NC, '57 Belair        4.968  114.39  114.39
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 02:50:02 PM »





The car arrived at 3:20 this morning...and is already nearly ready to race.  I have seen some dedicated racers in my time, but never have I seen a group like this.  All I can say is impressive!


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« on: July 25, 2009, 09:27:29 AM »

Here are a few highlights from Friday's testing and qualifying.

Jason Scruggs hit the wall after driving through his own oil. 







The team had an oil line come loose at the hit of the throttle that turn the car almost immediately into the wall.  The damage was sever enough to keep the crew from returning with that car.  They called home to Mississippi and are having someone bring the 2006 Dodge Stratus.  The crew has already pulled the motor and trans from the wrecked Camaro and expect the back up car to be here around 4 am.  Lots of work ahead for these folks.  The crew has already stated they will have the Camaro back together in time for St. Louis in 2 weeks.









Speaking of hard work.  Spiro Pappas is here with his GXP.  The team suffered a fire at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl race last weekend at Route 66 in Joliet, IL.  The nose, one door and lots of wiring had to be replaced to make this race.  The car was at Jerry Bickle's shop on Tuesday with the crew arriving Wednesday.  They have worked around the clock to get the car rebuilt and at the event in VMP.  The crew pulled into the the track at 9:30 PM Friday evening.  They fired the car at 1:55 AM Saturday morning.  They still have some odds and ends to finish up.  They should easily make 2nd round of qualifying.


After experiencing 2 fires this year, it's good to see the teams still has a sense of humor!




The big news in Extreme 10.5 was the 4.010 195.73 mph blast of Chuck Ulsch.  This is the fastest pass ever for an ADRL Extreme 10.5 car. 


Speaking of quick runs the Titans are back!  Gary White and crew have struggled to get the mighty Scion back into racing form.  They made an outstanding pass this evening when they ran a 4.056 at 181.25 mph.  The team has struggled for the past 3 races trying to find the handle on the car.  It appears they have!


Pro Extreme motorcycle would have it's own success story.  The Lance Hines team out of Macon GA brought an untried brand new bike to the race.  With a new unpainted frame, motor and body (still in primer), the team would rip off a 4.252 @ 163.63 mph on only there 2nd run with the bike.  Look out folks these boys are on to something!




Not to be out done, Pro Nitrous would see the Al Anabi team take the top 3 spots.  Castellana would run a 3.875 @ 192.17, Jenkins ran a 3.883 @ 192.38 and Al-Balooshi ran 3.895 @ 191.70.  There were lots of happy campers after Castellana's run!



Pro Extreme was just that.  After years of hard work and perseverance, Team Stanley/Weiss were rewarded with their best ever run of 3.797 @ 193.13 to qualify in the #2 position.  This was run #3 on the new car!



Quain Stott would be the #1 qualifier in Pro Extreme with a 3.793 @ 200.02 mph.









Extreme Pro Stock would see the top 4 qualifiers separated by only .009 of a second.  Leading the pack is John Montecalvo with a 4.130.  #2 is Dean Goforth at a 4.131  #3 is Matt Hartford with a 4.132.  #4 with a 4.13X is Bob Bertsch with a 4.139.
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