This weekend marks the first Sat/Sun points race of the season thanks to the rainout last Saturday and with the 1st double of the season came double winners. Drivers in Street and Pro doubled up and won both races of the weekend, while a S/pro driver had to settle for a Win and R/U.
Starting off with Saturdays Jr. Dragster action, Jarrod Kissinger , Timmy Danley, and Liberty Ferster each made their way to the semi finals. Liberty enjoyed the bye run to the final and left Danley and Kissinger to battle it out for a spot in the final. Jarrod had the reaction time advantage and turned it into a win light to advance to the final to face Ferster. In the final Kissinger used a .036 reaction time paired with a 7.934 on a 7.90 dial to take the win. Ferster was behind on the tree and ran 8.040 on a 7.98 dial.
The first pair of the semi final in street was Joe Clark in his Nova taking on Kevin Fahey in his charger. Fahey lit the red light and handed the win to Clark. The other semifinalists were DJ Clark and last week’s winner Bryce Vollman. Only .002 separated them on the tree, but Vollman slowed and Clark was able to pick up the win and join his father in the final round. In the Final, DJ treed his old man big time .012 to .118 and thats all he needed to pick up the win.
In the quarters of pro Dylan Weader used a .000 light to knock out Mike LaRose in his 8.50 Dart. Ray Thurston IV got the win over a red lighting Sean Steffey. In the final pair of the round Mark Dennebaum took out Harry Bartman. By virtue of his .000 light Weader earned the coveted bye run to the final and left Dennebaum and Thurston to face off. Thurston just missed with a -.003 to send Dennebaum on. In the Final, Weader lit the red light giving Dennebaum the win. Mark was ready posting a .001 light and running a 8.993 on his 8.98 dial. Remember with the new TruStart rules Weader’s red light did not show until Dennebaum left, making Dennebaum stay aggressive on the tree.
With 5 left in S/pro Jack Ostrowski earned the bye with his .000 light the previous round. Brad Givler got the double breakout win over Matt Reklaitis by.002. Mark Earnest used a .015 light and 7.547 dead on pass to knock out Nino Reginella. In the semis Earnest got the bye run and Ostrowski took on Givler. Givler had the advantage at the start .013 to .023 but couldn’t run the number allowing Ostrowski to take the win by .001. In the Final, Ostrowski had the starting line advantage .015 to .020 and ran dead on his 7.27 dial to take the win.
Motorcycle 1st round/final round: Sam Koonsman over William Danley
3 different drivers represented Sunday’s Jr. Dragster semis, Melissa Wilson got the win over Robert Keller to advance into the final and Ryan Wruble took the bye run. Both drivers were on their game in the final Wruble was .015 at the hit and ran 7.914 on his 7.91 dial to take the win. Wilson was .021 on the tree but slowed on top end to give Wruble the win.
Familiar faces made up the street semis, Joe Clark got the bye to the final and DJ Clark Clark got the win over Rick Hafer to head to the final against his dad for the second day in a row. DJ killed him on the tree again posing a .000 reaction time and a 12.759 on a 12.74 to take the win. DJ was .012 and .000 in 2 finals this weekend against his dad. Joe was .118 and .059. Its safe to say that the kid gave the old man a lesson this time.
With 5 left in Pro, Ed Bigley earned a by with his .001 light the previous round. Mark Dennebaum used an .011 light and 8.912 on a 8.90 dial to take out Tom Campanicki in his Olds 442. Tom made a decent run with an .045 light and and dead on pass, but it wasn’t enough to get by Dennebaum. Sean Steffey got the double breakout win over John Reklaitis to advance to the semis. Dennebaum received the bye to the final. Bigley used an .019 reaction to take out Steffey who could not run the number. In the Final, Dennebaum left Bigley no room with a .008 reaction time and a 8.918 0n 8.90 dial to earn his second win of the weekend. Word is that Mark’s daughter gave birth on Tuesday. Its been a great few days for the Dennebaum family.
In the quarters of super Vinny DiMino and Adam Bochon had a great race with a bye run to the final on the line. Only a .010 head start for Bochon, 7.32 dial to DiMino’s 7.31, as he left first with a .003 reaction time to DiMino’s .004. At the strip DiMino got the win running a 7.310 for the .004 package. Bochon broke out by .004. Dalton Roles had the advantage over Jack Ostrowski but count run the number sending Ostrowski to the semis to face Brad Givler taking a bye run. In the semis Ostrowski used a .oo5 7.184 on 7.18 dial .009 pack to take out Givler. In the Final, Ostrowski just missed on a chance to double up going -.001 handing the win to DiMino who was .006 on the tree, his sixth reaction time of .006 or better in as many rounds.
3 motorcycles made the call today with Danley got the win over Koonsman, a reverse of Saturdays result.