• Texas Raceway Results June 11

    San Antonio results are not finalized yet as I am still waiting on 2 reports in order to finalize the results/points. Kennedale’s results from Saturday night are below.

    Summer showers were all around us but the sun was shining down on Texas Raceway when the 12 teams started rolling in the gate. We had some unfinished business from San Antonio on May 28th to tend to so 2nd round qualifying EJ Hickl and Bob Alexander lined up beside each other to determine who would get the win and bragging rights from the SA race. EJ was away first and never looked back.

    San Antonio Finals:

    EJ Hickl (W) 4.041 at 180 mph (.020 RT) **Best reaction time eliminations** (?)
    Bob Alexander (RU) 4.129 at 188 mph (.040 RT)

    Qualifying order from Kennedale after two rounds

    #1 Steve Wiley – 3.909 at 197 mph
    #2 Eric Clark – 3.959 at 198 mph **Best reaction time qualifying** ( .005)
    #3 EJ Hickl – 3.996 at 186 mph
    #4 Bob Alexander – 4.129 at 188 mph
    #5 Gaylen Smith – 4.136 at 178 mph
    #6 David Baldwin – 4.254 at 172.63 mph **Low ET Nitrous**
    #7 Jay Ligon – 4.315 at 180 mph
    #8 Eddie Roach – 4.335 at 172.67 mph **Top MPH Nitrous**
    #9 James Satterwhite – 4.400 at 169 mph
    #10 Marc McClaskey – 4.445 at 169 mph
    #11 Wayne Welch – 4.725 at 154 mph
    #12 Chuck Poindexter – 4.764 at 157 mph

    First Round:

    Steve Wiley (W) 3.892 at 200 mph (.116 RT) **Low ET and Top MPH Blown**
    Eddie Roach (RU) NT

    Eddie did a burn out but couldn’t back up so his crew ran out and pushed him back giving Wiley a completion bye run (as if he needed it).

    EJ Hickl (W) 3.996 at 181 mph (.033 RT)
    David Baldwin (RU) 5.417 at 90 mph (-.009 RT) Red light

    Baldwin was going for the holeshot win but misjudged the tree by 9 thousandths. EJ cruised through for the win.

    Eric Clark (W) 3.969 at 195 mph (.074 RT)
    Jay Ligon (RU) 4.311 at 140 mph (.022 RT) **Best reaction time eliminations**

    Bob Alexander (W) 4.106 at 186 mph (.023 RT)
    James Satterwhite (RU) 4.373 at 163 mph (.039 RT)

    James filled in for Gaylen since we broke the converter during qualifying and was unable to make the call. Bob proved to be a little too much for Satterwhite as he takes the win.

    Semi’s:

    Steve Wiley (W) 7.404 at 56 mph (.095 RT)
    Bob Alexander (RU) 4.107 at 186 mph (-.075 RT) Red light

    Steve launched and had to shut it down but I’m sure he saw his win light on so he coasted through for the win.

    EJ Hickl (W) 4.722 at 113 mph (.229 RT)
    Eric Clark (RU) 3.978 at 192 mph (-.055 RT) Red light

    Clark throws away a nice run by leaving too soon. EJ is heading to his 2nd final of the night.

    Finals:

    EJ Hickl (W) 4.109 at 178 mph (.095 RT)
    Steve Wiley (RU) 4.978 at 106 mph (.025 RT)

    Both cars had to peddle a little but EJ was able to gather his up quicker claiming his 2nd victory in one night.

    Congrats to EJ and Kimberly Hickl and the Crime Boss crew for their stellar performance tonight claiming the win from the San Antonio race and also for Kennedale’s race. Great job guys.

    Also, a big congrats to Steve Wiley and team TGR for their runner-up finish and stellar performance on and off the track after crashing their car just 2 weeks ago. Great job!!

    As soon as I get the two reports I’m missing from San Antonio, I’ll post their results and update the points through Kennedale’s race.

     

    EJHickle


  • Friday the 13th at Texas Raceway

    Friday the 13th brought out 16 Pro Mod teams to try and knock the Texas Grim Reaper from the top spot but would this night be just what the Reaper needed? A full moon at that. After two rounds of qualifying, here’s how everything unfolded.

    #1 Doug “The Mad Scientist” Riesterer – 3.977 at 186 mph
    #2 Steve “Texas Grim Reaper” Wiley – 4.003 at 194 mph
    #3 Bob “Team Bob” Alexander – 4.021 at 193 mph
    #4 Eric “Clark Bros.” Clark – 4.043 at 191 mph
    #5 Gaylen “Texas Bounty Hunter” Smith – 4.111 at 176 mph
    #6 Spencer “Cornbread” Johnson – 4.351 at 170 mph
    #7 Marc “The Boss” McClaskey – 4.406 at 170 mph
    #8 Doug Morales – 4.450 at 174 mph
    #9 David Baldwin – 4.503 at 163 mph
    #10 Harry “Macho Man” Crane – 4.616 at 138 mph
    #11 Brian Heath – 4.734 at 145 mph
    #12 Kevin Hargett – 5.009 at 168 mph
    #13 Wayne Welch – 5.055 at 157 mph
    #14 Rodney Parks – 5.177 at 145 mph
    #15 Chuck “Luvamaro” Poindexter – 5.218 at 157 mph *Best Reaction Time Qualifying (?) .019*
    #16 Perry Dunn – NT

    Before I go any further, I received the Q1 sheet twice so I don’t have the Q2 sheet to know if anyone bettered the .019 Chuck posted in Q1. Please let me know if you had better than a .019 RT in Q2.

    First Round:

    Bob Alexander (W) 4.190 at 156 mph (.025 RT)
    Spencer Johnson (RU) 5.725 at 102 mph (.081 RT)

    Bob was on a great run and then the parachute came out shortly after half track. Spencer had his own issues in the Smith Motorsports lane.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 3.910 at 183 mph (.077 RT)
    Eric Clark (RU) 4.745 at 114 mph (.020 RT)

    Eric left first but encountered tire shake and lifted, meanwhile, Gaylen was making a nice clean run for the win.

    Steve Wiley (W) 3.896 at 198 mph (.118 RT)
    Marc McClaskey (RU) 7.373 at 87 mph (.625 RT) Wake up Marc!

    Not sure what happened here but clearly Wiley was on a great run.

    Doug Riesterer (W) 3.905 at 188 mph (.084 RT) *Low ET Nitrous*
    Harry Crane (RU) 13.009 at 58 mph (1.140 RT)

    Again, not sure what happened but it didn’t much matter with the run Doug laid down. Harry Crane filled in for Doug Morales.

    Semi Finals:

    Steve Wiley (W) 3.894 at 199 mph (.065 RT) *Low ET & Top MPH Blown*
    Bob Alexander (RU) 7.323 at 61 mph (.000 RT) *Best Reaction Time Eliminations*

    It was over when Steve hit the skinny pedal. Bob did a bad job of red lighting (a perfect light).

    Doug Riesterer (W) 3.934 at 190 mph (.137 RT) *Top MPH Nitrous*
    Gaylen Smith (RU) 4.033 at 165 mph (.081 RT)

    Gaylen was out on Doug and he felt a vibration so he lifted and Doug was right there to snatch the win away.

    Finals:

    Steve Wiley (W) 4.824 at 114 mph (.068 RT)
    Doug Riesterer (RU) 9.399 at ?? mph (.059 RT)

    Doug’s car had a nitrous backfire at the hit and Steve was on and off the throttle claiming the win.

    Congrats to Steve Wiley and the entire TGR team for their well deserved victory on Friday the 13th. Congrats to Doug Riesterer for his runner-up finish as well. The TGR team also thanked everyone who bought a raffle ticket or a bake sale item or simply just donated to the Jaxon Anthony Foundation. The goodies were yummy! I had a few different items myself.

    cropped-TOPMAMay-3814.jpg


  • 2016 Season Opener at Texas Raceway

    After what seemed to be an eternal winter break, and then a rain delay, the season opener of the Texas Outlaw Pro Mods finally happened. Fifteen teams came out of hibernation ready to get a new year started. After two rounds of qualifying, here’s how everything unfolded.

    #1 Steve Wiley – 3.837 at 198.00 mph
    #2 Bob Alexander – 3.993 at 193 mph
    #3 Gaylen Smith – 4.106 at 150 mph
    #4 Perry Dunn – 4.220 at 188 mph
    #5 Jay Ligon – 4.240 at 169 mph
    #6 James Satterwhite – 4.268 at 177 mph **Low ET & Top MPH nitrous**
    #7 Kevin Hargett – 4.336 at 175 mph
    #8 David Baldwin – 4.503 at 162 mph
    #9 Marc McClaskey – 4.504 at 163 mph
    #10 Eric Clark – 4.794 at 149 mph
    #11 Wayne Welch – 4.797 at 160 mph
    #12 Chuck Poindexter – 4.894 at 150 mph **Best Reaction time qualifying** (.004 RT)
    #13 Alfred Whiteside – 5.112 at 132 mph
    #14 Rodney Parks – 5.569 at 113 mph
    #15 Eddie Roach – 6.686 at 68 mph

    First round:

    Steve Wiley (W) 3.836 at 197 mph (.071 RT) **Low ET Blown**
    David Baldwin (RU) 6.510 at 74 mph (.066 RT)

    Wiley came out of the trailer with something to prove. Baldwin was unable to get a big enough jump on him at the light and it was all over shortly after launch.

    Jay Ligon (W) 8.932 at 50 mph (1.11 RT) Competition bye
    Perry Dunn (RU) N/T

    Perry Dunn did his burnout and kept going giving the Army Truck a competition bye into the semi’s.

    James Satterwhite (W) 4.300 at 170 mph (.165 RT)
    Marc McClaskey (RU) 6.764 at 87 mph (.202 RT)

    Marc was first alternate and he filled in for Gaylen Smith who broke the rear-end in 2nd round qualifying. Neither driver looked like they were in a hurry to leave but James did get the headstart and kept it all the way down track claiming the round win.

    Bob Alexander (W) 3.989 at 194 mph (.076 RT)
    Kevin Hargett (RU) 4.446 at 173 mph (.104 RT)

    Team Bob also came out of the trailer looking like they had unfinished business to take care of. Alexander’s car was tied to a string all night. Hargett was on an off-paced run and couldn’t hold off the hard charging “Team Bob” Chevy Camaro in the other lane.

    Semi-Finals:

    Steve Wiley (W) 3.991 at 157 mph (.071 RT)
    Jay Ligon (RU) 5.319 at 113 mph (.033 RT)

    Wiley overcomes a starting line disadvantage to take the win.

    Bob Alexander (W) 3.971 at 195 mph (.059 RT) Competition bye
    James Satterwhite (RU) N/T

    James burnt a piston first round and was unable to make the call. Team Bob made another nice run.

    Finals:

    Bob Alexander (W) 3.935 at 198 mph (.026 RT) **Best Reaction time eliminations**
    Steve Wiley (RU) 3.945 at 198.38 mph (-.157 RT) **Foul**/**Top MPH Blown**

    This was the race of the night. It doesn’t get much better than this (for Bob). Looking good Bob!!! Congratulations to Team Bob for their win and also to Steve Wiley and Team TGR for their runner-up finish as well.

    boba