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Re: Saturday
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 11:10:04 PM »
Extreme Pro Stock



Brian Gahm would visit the winners circle for the second time in 2 weeks in ADRL Extreme Pro Stock action.  Gahm would take on the wandering tribe of Goforth’s from Holdenville Oklahoma.  This was race 4 and a month on the road for the Dean’s Casing Service backed team.  Gahm’s 4.137 174.17 MPH run was almost nullified when Dean Goforth crossed the center line near the end of the course almost hitting Gahm.


Gahm met Brad Waddle in round 1 and soundly defeated him with a 4.162 173.34 pass to a 4.340 163.99 hit by Waddle.


In round 2 action Gahm would win against Steven Boone with a 4.139 174.46 run to Boone’s 4.172 173.41 pass.


John Montecalvo would meet Gahm in semi-final round action.  Gahm won with a 4.152 173.99 MPH run to Montecalvo’s 4.180 173.20 MPH hit.


On the other side of the ladder, Goforth would defeat the Rislone backed Mustang of Bob Bertsch in round 1 with a 4.183 171.61 MPH run to a 4.247 170.30 MPH pass.


In round 2 it would have been the battle of the Pontiacs with Goforth taking on the 2004 GranAm of Ron Miller.  Unfortunately Miller could not make the call.  Goforth sailed to 4.177 171.97 MPH victory.


Goforth would have an easy round in the semi’s when Robert Patrick’s Mustang got out of shape and had to lift.  Goforth ran a 4.180 to Patrick’s slowing 5.618.
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Re: Saturday
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 10:32:58 PM »
Flowmaster Extreme 10.5

Beyond the festivities of the first 3 second pass in the history of 10.5 racing, we did have a great race with super performances by many of Flowmasters Extreme 10.5 standouts.




Bill Glidden epitomizes consistency, hard work and fortitude that make him worthy of his championship winning status.  Billy and Shannon would add another Minute Man to their collection with a victory over the 3 second barrier breaker Chuck Ulsch.  Billy’s 4.076 176.74 MPH pass would take the win against Ulsch’s wandering 4.336 187.47 MPH hit.


Billy took out Todd Kitchen in round 1 with a 4.147 to a 4.495.  Just like everyone else in round 1, Kitchen had a hard time finding the combo for the hot greasy Gateway surface.


Round 2 pitted Glidden against Jeff Paulk.  Paulk had recovered well from his Friday meeting with the retaining wall.  Paulks 4.160 177.58 MPH pass was not good enough to get it done against Glidden’s 4.094 176.28 MPH run.


Semi final round action saw Glidden taken on the battle weary Titans' 2007 Scion with Gary White at the wheel.  White was part of the Bischoff altercation in the final round of qualifying.  White’s 4.128 177.14 MPH hit was not enough to defeat the ever consistent GTO of Glidden running a 4.093 at 175.78 MPH.


Ulsch would defeat Joel Bayless’ beautiful 2006 GTO in round 1 with a lifting 4.273 150.00 MPH run to a 4.342 176.44 MPH hit.  The race was actually much closer than appeared.  Ulsch’s late .109 to a .041 of Bayless nearly cost him the race.   Margin of victory .001 thousandth of a second!  Just think, had Bayless won, there would have been no 3 second barrier breaking run in Extreme 10.5.


Jake Carlton was Ulsch’s 2nd round victim.  Ulsch would win with a 4.056 194.91 MPH pass to Carlton’s 4.148 176.01 MPH losing effort.


In the semi’s Ulsch took out Jeff Naiser in route to his 3 second record shattering run.  Ulsch, 3.986 197.88 MPH to Naiser’s 4.109 178.24 MPH hit.
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Re: Saturday
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 09:43:02 PM »
Pro Nitrous




In an all Al-Annabi Racing finals, Mike Castellana would defeat Khalid Al-Balooshi (K.A.) when Al Balooshi would leave before the tree was activated.  This was K.A’s second final in as many races.  The startled Castellana would run an off pace 4.579 118.45 MPH pass for the victory.


Castellana met Terry Murphy in round 1.  Murphy would lift and slow to a 5.379 92.79 MPH pass after getting loose.  Castellana would run a 3.947 @ 190.19 MPH for low ET of the round.


In round 2 action Castallana took on Lee Adkins pristine 68 Camaro.  Adkins would leave first with a .014 to .035 reaction time.  His efforts were not enough as Casatallana would defeat him with another 3.924 192.03 MPH blast.


The semi’s pitted Castallana against Johnny Pilcher’s 63 Split window Vette.  Pilcher would have to lift giving an easy victory to Casatallana with a 3.919 191.59 MPH run to Pilcher’s slowing 4.903 101.68 MPH pass.



In round 1 K.A got a free pass when Earl Folse was unable to make the pass.  Folse broke a rocker which leaned out a cylinder leading to a burned piston and ruined valve seat in the #2 cylinder.  K.A. soloed to an out of shape 4.243 136.46 MPH pass.


K.A. took out the 'Purple Gorilla' 2007 Corvette of Dave Pierce in round 2.  Pierce ran a great 4.037 @ 185.33 MPN run.  However, it was not enough for  Al-Balooshi's 3.947 190.59 MPH run.


Semi final action pitted K.A. against local favorite john Deflorian Jr. from Arnold Missouri.   Deflorian would red light his chance to defeat the Al-Annabi team member of Castallana's when he left .178 seconds before the green!

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Re: Saturday
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 08:29:37 PM »
Pro Extreme



Mike Janis would solo for the win in Pro Extreme.  Jason Scruggs slung the rods out of his Garret race car in the semi’s.  Janis put on a great show for the fans with a super 3.863 @ 195.59 MPH blast.


Janis made a statement in round 1 when he soundly defeated Brian Daniels with the 'low for the round' run of 3.860 @ 198.12. 


Round 2 saw Wes Johnson unable to make the run against Janis due to a breakage in the prior round.  Janis saved parts and maintenance with an easy 9.691 84.13 MPH stroll.


Semi Final Action pitted Janis against fan favorite ‘Mad Man’ Frankie Taylor.  Taylor’s troubled 4.087 178.57 MPH hit would not have enough for Janis’ 3.967 192.66 MPH run.


Scruggs would meet Joey Martin's 55 LowMad in round 1.  Martin launched hard moving towards the centerline making him lift.  He peddled the car and still managed a 4.774 which was not enough for Scruggs' spinning 4.123 176.53 MPH pass.


Scruggs turned up the wick for his second round opponent Bubba Stanton.  Knowing the prior champion could hit the number forced Scruggs to show his capabilities with a stellar 3.793 197.86 MPH run to Stanton's 3.861 200.29 MPH blast.


Semi's saw Scruggs run low ET and fastest MPH of eliminations (3.741 @ 207.18) when Cody Barklage broke the throttle cable during the burnout.  Unfortunately it would hurt the motor forcing him to miss the finals against Janis.
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Re: Saturday
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 07:11:15 PM »

I think many of us came to the St. Louis ADRL race not really sure what to expect.  I’ve been here with other organizations and saw the event fall flat and the track surface be less than stellar.  Let’s face it, it’s August in the Midwest…the dog days of summer, could you really expect championship performance and record crowds?  If you're the ADRL the answer is yes!  The series continues to break records every place they go this year.  At last count there were 64,000 people through the gate for the event this weekend.  It has become a phenomenon that just may bring drag racing back to it's glory days of the 60's and 70's!





The racers where not deterred!  The absolute news story of the weekend is Chuck Ulsch’s 3.986 @ 197.88 MPH blast into the record books as the first Extreme 10.5 car into the 3 second zone and the one to be remembered for all time as the first in the threes.  Some folks did not think it would be possible given the 140+ track temperatures we saw throughout the weekend.  However, after his 4.011 pass in the second round of qualifying, I felt it was possible if he could get the Mobley owned Camaro from A to B during the hot first few rounds of eliminations.  It was a historic day for the fast door car world, one we will all remember just like Edie Hill’s first in the four’s at the Texas Motorplex in May of 1988.  A hearty well done from the staff at DragStory.com for being the first to break the 3 second barrier and be the founding member of the Mickey Thompson 3 second club!  Only 4 spots left in the club, who will be next?

The wicked track conditions lead to several wild rides this weekend with some costly results.




Tony Bischoff’s 2002 Cougar crashed as it went through the lights in round 3 of qualifying.  “The car just turned left”, reported Bischoff.  After at least 2 barrel rolls, the car came to a stop on its roof.  A small fire ensued.  Bischoff hit the fire extinguisher system and exited the car as he kicked open the door and climbed out.  Bischoff is uncertain of his plans for the future.  Jerry Haas was going to stop by and look at the car to determine if it could be fixed. 















Matt Hartford took a wild ride in his Wilson Manifold Extreme Pro Stock entry.   The car launched hard to the right and then went up in smoke.  The car was instantly loose and then just went right causing the rollover.  Jason Collins made some fancy moves at the other end to keep his car out of Hartford’s debris field.   
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Re: Saturday
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 08:17:24 AM »
Final qualifying (curtousy of Drag Central).

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

  1    1 Jason Scruggs, Saltillo MS, '68 Camaro          3.768  203.06  203.06
  2    6 Joshua Hernandez, Conroe TX, '57 Bel Air        3.810  203.03  203.03
  3    3 Frankie Taylor, Dickinson TX, '05 Corvette      3.823  198.88  198.88
  4   41 Todd Tutterow, Yadkinville NC, '06 Corvette     3.850  201.70  201.70
  5 5083 Cody Barklage, Lake Ozark MO, '67 Firebird      3.860  194.10  195.08
  6 1101 Quain Stott, Columbus NC, '63 Corvette          3.861  198.64  198.64
  7    4 Brian Daniels, Jackson OH, '63 Corvette         3.878  178.35  194.69
  8 1130 John Stanley, Hagerstown MD, '69 Camaro         3.891  197.45  197.45
  9    5 Bubba Stanton, Potts Camp MS, '63 Corvette      3.913  192.33  192.33
 10 1065 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, '68 Firebird          3.935  192.41  192.88
 11 5100 Rick Farber, Derby KS, '57 Chevy                3.938  189.98  189.98
 12 1490 Dan Saitz, Fenton MO, '07 Mustang               3.945  191.62  191.62
 13 1962 Tommy D'aprile, Port Charlotte FL, '63 Bel Air  3.952  195.34  195.34
 14   68 Jason Hamstra, Demotte IN, '68 Camaro           3.955  195.62  195.62
 15    2 Wes Johnston, Kaufman TX, '53 Corvette          3.969  190.03  190.03
 16 2007 Joey Martin, Milton FL, '55 Nomad               3.981  195.22  195.22

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

 17  501 Ron Muenks, Strafford MO, '59 Corvette          4.021  186.90  186.90
 18  214 Dan Bandish, Melbourne FL, '67 Camaro           4.022  185.15  185.15
 19   25 Stan Smith, Valley Center KS, '41 Willys        4.025  177.79  177.79
 20 4672 Todd Martin, Mustang OK, '53 Studebaker         4.027  186.92  186.92
 21  151 Alex Hossler, Canton IL, '70 Camaro             4.030  193.38  193.38
 22 3800 Cathy Belcher, Rantoul IL, '90 Camaro           4.057  182.70  182.70
 23    7 Travis Swearingen, Blue Springs MO, '41 Willys  4.059  166.76  166.76
 24 5069 Steve Bruce, Lawrence KS, '69 Camaro            4.100  183.42  183.42
 25  511 Don Wooten, Magnolia TX, '69 Camaro             4.110  192.33  192.33
 26  738 Mike Bell, Fulton MO, '68 Camaro                4.112  182.06  182.06
 27 5973 Andy McCoy, Washington MO, '57 Chevy            4.113  180.00  180.00
 28  167 Mike Recchia, Roselle IL, '67 Camaro            4.114  180.43  180.43
 29  348 Brad Personett, Elkart IN, '68 Camaro           4.174  189.10  189.10
 30  385 Jamie Hutchins, Bethalto IL, '59 Corvette       4.191  176.63  176.63
 31  669 Buddy Farmer, Granby MO, '08 Corvette           4.197  179.21  179.21
 32   38 Neal Wantye, Louisville KY, '08 Mustang         4.278  181.64  181.64
 33  024 Brian Decker, Louisville KY, '68 Camaro         4.307  135.35  135.35

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

  1  999 Khalid Al-Balooshi, Doha QA, '68 Camaro         3.909  191.24  191.24
  2   44 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, '70 Camaro        3.911  191.76  191.76
  3    4 Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, '68 Camaro      3.928  190.30  190.30
  4    5 Jim Halsey, Havre DeGrace MD, '68 Camaro        3.954  192.36  192.36
  5   21 Pat Stoken, Eureka MT, '68 Camaro               3.982  189.28  189.28
  6 1968 Steve Vick, Mocksville NC, '68 Camaro           3.986  187.55  187.55
  7    3 Stan Allen, New Iberia LA, '68 Camaro           4.003  187.00  187.00
  8 4262 Dave Pierce, Claremore OK, '07 Corvette         4.068  183.52  183.97
  9    8 Burton Auxier, Dixie WV, '67 Camaro             4.068  180.98  180.98
 10 2261 Lee Adkins, Linden TN, '68 Camaro               4.076  176.40  176.40
 11 4794 Thomas Myers, Granbury TX, '63 Corvette         4.094  180.96  180.96
 12  360 Bob Rahaim, Goose Pt Park MI, '68 Camaro        4.098  174.12  175.96
 13  531 John Deflorian Jr, Arnold MO, '06 Corvette      4.099  184.52  184.52
 14 1063 Johnny Pilcher, Chancellor AL, '63 Corvette     4.105  178.57  178.57
 15 1820 Terry Murphy, Pleasant Hill MO, '63 Corvette    4.125  181.50  181.50
 16 477F Earl Folse, Raceland LA, '68 Camaro             4.125  177.11  177.11

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

 17 1994 Ed Burnley, Pasadena MD, '67 Camaro             4.128  178.26  178.26
 18 2935 Halvor Hansen Jr, Lauderville FL, '68 Camaro    4.243  162.72  162.72
 19  167 Dennis Griffin, Ashland MO, '68 Camaro          4.297  167.93  169.42
 20 1967 Mark Daly, Hallsville MO, '67 Camaro            4.387  142.72  150.50
 21 1250 Kenny Rucker, Pond Gap WV, '41 Willys           4.571  121.81  121.81
 22  340 James Wrench, Ft. Pierce FL, '05 Cobalt         7.404   72.98   72.98

Extreme 10.5
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1  111 Chuck Ulsch, Clarksville MD, '68 Camaro         4.011  196.10  196.53
  2    6 Gary White, New Market AL, '07 Scion            4.063  176.28  176.28
  3    1 Billy Glidden, Whiteland IN, '06 GTO            4.074  178.02  178.02
  4 4914 Jeff Naiser, Houston TX, '02 Grand Am           4.094  178.40  178.40
  5    4 Todd Moyer, Pasadena TX, '04 Cavalier           4.125  190.24  190.48
  6   85 Jeff Paulk, Social Circle GA, '68 Camaro        4.130  178.95  178.95
  7   21 Spiro Pappas, Glenview IL, '09 GXP              4.203  174.48  174.48
  8   72 Jake Carlton, Wauchula FL, '02 Grand Am         4.267  174.59  174.59
  9    7 Michelle Wilson, Azle TX, '00 Firebird          4.282  169.66  169.66
 10   58 Jeff Dickey, Fayette MO, '68 Camaro             4.287  181.59  181.59
 11    8 Steve Gorman, Whitesboro TX, '01 Viper          4.290  167.49  170.34
 12 1277 David Hance, Inwood NY, '57 Chevy               4.296  178.68  178.68
 13 5691 Randy Matlock, Wentzville MO, '57 Chevy         4.327  165.31  165.31
 14 4061 Todd Kitchen, Tulsa OK, '91 Firebird            4.366  171.42  171.42
 15   33 Tony Bischoff, Brookville IN, '02 Cougar        4.375  167.07  167.07
 16  290 Joel Bayless, Clinton TN, '06 GTO               4.378  169.55  169.55

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

 17 1384 Jason Wilson, Wellston OH, '02 Mustang          4.402  164.41  164.41
 18  373 Rick Corn, Benton IL, '05 Stratus               4.601  156.30  156.30
 19   07 Scott Lowry, Festus MO, '07 Cadillac            4.735  169.98  169.98

Extreme Pro Stock
Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1  262 Robert Patrick, Fredricksburg VA, '08 Mustang   4.143  173.47  173.47
  2   21 Brian Gahm, Lucasville OH, '07 Mustang          4.144  173.49  173.49
  3 1214 Matt Hartford, Phoenix AZ, '07 Cobalt           4.153  174.10  174.10
  4   67 Doug Kirk, Lenore WV, '08 Mustang               4.155  173.67  173.67
  5  151 Dean Goforth, Holdenville OK, '09 GXP           4.162  173.27  173.27
  6    5 John Montecalvo, Center Moriches NY, '08 Cobalt 4.166  173.27  173.27
  7  983 Steven Boone, Waeverville NC, '06 Cobalt        4.166  173.01  173.49
  8  177 Elijah Morton, Jacksonville NC, '07 Mustang     4.167  172.52  172.98
  9  251 Cary Goforth, Holdenville OK, '08 Cobalt        4.172  174.14  174.14
 10   71 Pete Berner, Crete IL, '08 GXP                  4.172  173.18  173.18
 11  759 Jeff Dobbins, Willington NC, '08 Mustang        4.184  172.14  172.45
 12  335 Bob Bertsch, Willis MI, '07 Mustang             4.186  172.78  172.78
 13  143 Ron Miller, Lebanon OH, '04 Grand Am            4.189  171.69  171.69
 14   11 Jason Collins, Rainbow City AL, '07 Cobalt      4.214  171.29  171.36
 15 5883 Brad Waddle, Salina KS, '08 Mustang             4.317  165.23  165.23

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Saturday
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 05:28:12 PM »

Crew Chief Graham Jones is adding more support to the fuel rails on Pappas' extreme 10.5 GXP.  They found the rails had bowed under the tremendous pressure the fuel injection combo requires!


Don Bailey is helping out Dave Hance with some suspension adjustments on his New York Motorsports Flowmaster 10.5 entry.


The Titans have a little more work to get ready for todays racing in Extreme 10.5.


If you don't have a sense of humor in this business, you will loose your mind!


The Hossler's believe they've found their problem...a bad sensor!


Joey Martin made his 3.981 pass last night on 7 cylinders in Pro Extreme!  If they can get to the power to the track, look for them to make a move in the morning session.


Stan Smith is back together in Pro Extreme.  They've run the motor in and are making final clutch adjustments.


Scott Lowry is chasing a no fire condition.  He's currently on the bump in Extreme 10.5.



Tony Bischoff is still working to fix a move the car makes to the left at the hit.  They've tied down the front suspension and made a four link adjustment to calm the launch and get the car straight down the track.

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