Battle For the Belts Finals
Josh Hernandez vs. Todd Tuterow, Hernandez has lane choice
Kahlid Al-Balooshi vs. Burton Auxier, KH has lane choice
Chuck Ulsch vs. Spiro Pappas, Ulsch has lane choice (I predict this one will be won on the line)
Extreme Pro stock
Brian Gahm vs. Matt Hartford, Gahm has lane choice
Pro Extreme Motorcycle
Ashley Owens vs. Scott Gray, Owens has lane choice
Jason Scruggs update:
The car is back together and ready to race!
Jason Scruggs experienced tire shake during round 2 of the 2009 Battle for the Belts that caused the car to get loose and hit the wall. The crew was confident they’d have the car race ready in the morning.
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ENNIS, TX – With a combined five wins and six total final round appearances, two of which featured a pair of Al-Anabi Racing team cars, the ADRL’s most formidable multi-car team has converged on the legendary Texas Motorplex near Dallas for the ADRL LenMar Motorsports World Finals V, featuring the championship-deciding ADRL Speedtech Nitrous Battle for the Belts.
After dominating the second-half of the ADRL season, the Al-Anabi Racing team, featuring veteran drivers Mike Castellana, Shannon “Iceman” Jenkins, K.A. Balooshi and Burton Auxier, have all locked in a spot in the Battle for the Belts, and anticipate adding an ADRL Pro Nitrous world championship to their team’s resume – featuring multiple championship seasons in other organizations.
Ennis, TX – The US National Guard and its AMS Race Team is “Marching ” to its home track at the Texas Motorplex at Ennis Texas this weekend (Oct 23 & 24), ready to do battle for the season ending ADRL World Finals 2009 Championship Shoot-Out! Josh Hernandez, who drives the stealth camouflaged 57 Chevy National Guard entry, will be leading the charge towards that championship. Seeded 3rd in a eight car field of the fastest blown doorslammers on the planet, Hernandez is ready to let it all hang out. “This is what it is all about”, this is what we worked and bled for all year, stated Hernandez.
As Crew Chief legend Jim Oddy says , “This championship is more than just about prize money or trophies, this is who we are and what we do. And no one deserves it more than Dave Wood, who has given our team everything it needs to win, has been totally supportive in both good and bad times and is a true friend to all racers and fans alike”. Oddy went on to state, “ I like our chances, with our Critchley powerplant and Joshua driving, confidence is running high”.
Elma, NY – To say the Mel Bush Motorsports Team has had a rocky 2009 would be an understatement. Switching sanctioning bodies, debuting a new car and several bouts of bad luck have made the 2009 season one that team owner, Mel Bush, would rather put behind him.
“It’s been tough,” said Bush. “This season has taken a lot out of me and I just want to go to the races and have fun again. This format of finishing the yearwith the start of the next season is fine with me; the quicker this ones over the better.”
O’FALLON, MO — This Friday at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, the National Guard ADRL’s unique Speedtech Battle for the Belts will pit the top eight points earners for each of the eighth-mile series’ five professional classes—Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Flowmaster Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Extreme Pro Stock—against each other to determine world champions, while all points earned through qualifying and elimination rounds the next day in the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V will count toward the 2010 points chase.
New for this year, though, is an initial bye run granted to each points leader, which also requires the seventh- and eighth-place Belts qualifiers in each class to race each other first, with the winner taking on the number-two contender in the Belts quarter-finals. Meanwhile, number three will take on number six and four will race five, just as in a traditional eight-car eliminations ladder.