• Points update after TXR 8/27

     

    1 Steve Wiley 343
    2 Bob Alexander 286
    3 Gaylen Smith 250
    4 Eric Clark 241
    5 David Baldwin 139
    6 EJ Hickl 124
    7 Jay Ligon 124
    8 Marc McClaskey 103
    9 Chuck Poindexter 93
    10 Wayne Welch 93
    11 Doug Riesterer 91
    12 Eddie Roach 91
    13 James Satterwhite 83
    14 Perry Dunn 80
    15 Kevin Hargett 71
    16 Spencer Johnson 46
    17 Bill Doucet 37
    18 Jeff Naiser 36
    19 Chad Green 28
    20 Rodney Parks 22
    21 Doug Morales 22
    22 Alfred Whiteside 11
    23 Harry Crane 11
    24 Brian Heath 11
    25 Dennis Sugrue 11
    26 James Shafer 11
    27 Travis Brandt 11
    28 Shannon Coan 11
    29 Frankie Taylor 10


  • Texas Raceway August 27 Results

    If you missed this race, you missed a good one. There were 9 different classes for all kinds of car enthusiasts. The Pro Mod/Renegade race originally scheduled for August 13 was rain delayed to August 27 which meant we ran our classes along with the Southwest Heritage Racing Association (SHRA). Mother Nature was a drag racing fan and that was evident by the very nice weather we had. After two rounds of qualifying in our series, here’s how everything unfolded.

    #1 Steve Wiley – 3.921 at 182 mph **Low ET Blown**
    #2 Gaylen Smith – 3.932 at 190 mph **Top MPH Blown**
    #3 Bob Alexander – 4.104 at 187 mph
    #4 Eric Clark – 4.145 at 157 mph **Best reaction time qualifying .004)
    #5 Chad Green – 4.212 at 172 mph **Low ET Nitrous**
    #6 David Baldwin – 4.275 at 173 mph **Top MPH Nitrous**
    #7 Eddie Roach – 4.547 at 165 mph
    #8 Wayne Welch – 4.743 at 156 mph
    #9 Chuck Poindexter – 4.789 at 156 mph
    #10 Spencer Johnson – 5.172 at 130 mph
    #11 James Satterwhite – NT
    #12 Perry Dunn – NT

    First Round:

    Steve Wiley (W) 4.549 at 110 mph (.070 RT)
    Wayne Welch (RU) 4.709 at 154 mph (.044 RT)

    Wiley looked like he ran a quarter mile in his 1/8 lane but still captures the win.

    Bob Alexander (W) 4.122 at 187 mph (.029 RT)
    David Baldwin (RU) 10.490 at 39 mph (.042 RT)

    David Baldwin shook the tires and coasted down track but Bob was on another consistent run and takes the win.

    Eric Clark (W) 4.356 at 150 mph (.076 RT)
    Chad Green (RU) 4.933 at 108 mph (.067 RT)

    Chad had a slight starting line advantage and was all over the track but Eric Clark powered by for the win.

    Eddie Roach (W) 4.322 at 166 mph (.017 RT)
    Gaylen Smith (RU) 4.635 at 108 mph (.212 RT)

    Eddie had a holeshot advantage but Gaylen was making up ground when the transmission jumped outta gear and Eddie got the win.

    Semi-Finals:

    Bob Alexander (W) 4.203 at 158 mph (.047 RT)
    Eddie Roach (RU) 4.421 at 169 mph (.026 RT)

    Eric Clark (W) 7.709 at 57 mph (.006 RT) **Best Reaction time Eliminations**
    Steve Wiley (RU) 4.421 at 128 mph (.031 RT)

    Steve should have been the winner of this race based on the numbers but he got way out of shape and crossed the center line giving the automatic win to Eric.

    Finals:

    Bob Alexander (W) 4.122 at 187 mph (.039 RT)
    Eric Clark (RU) 5.428 at 89 mph (.034 RT)

    Bob on another consistent run and consistency wins races. Congratulations to Team Pro Mod Bob for their victory and to Eric Clark and the Clark Bros. Team for their runner-up finish as well.

    Our hearts go out to the Ron Muncey family for their tragic loss. I didn’t know Ron personally but I had definitely heard of him. R.I.P. Mr. Muncey.

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  • Texas Raceway July 23 Results

    On a VERY hot July afternoon, thirteen Pro Mod teams from all over braved the unbearable temperatures and invaded Texas Raceway in Kennedale, America. Around 4:00 the water trucks were brought in to cool the 155 degree track temperature down to hopefully make it more manageable on the tuners and drivers to navigate their way down the 1/8 mile. First round qualifying started about 7:30 and after two rounds of qualifying, here’s how everything unfolded.

    #1 Jay Ligon – 4.089 at 185 mph
    #2 Brandon Lewis – 4.138 at 157 mph
    #3 Bob Alexander – 4.151 at 186 mph (Top MPH Blown)
    #4 Eric Clark – 4.250 at 142 mph
    #5 David Baldwin – 4.268 at 173 mph (Top MPH Nitrous)
    #6 Gaylen Smith – 4.349 at 129 mph
    #7 Jeff Naiser – 4.423 at 143 mph
    #8 Steve Wiley – 4.453 at 122 mph
    #9 Wayne Welch – 4.740 at 152 mph
    #10 Chuck Poindexter – 4.853 at 156 mph (Best reaction time, Qualifying)
    #11 Eddie Roach – 8.156 at 54 mph
    #12 Marc McClaskey – 13.791 at ?? MPH
    #13 Bobby Booth – NT

    Unfortunately Marc McClaskey got in his own water and ended up impacted the wall ending his night (and maybe the rest of the season). Marc was okay (thankfully) but the “Angry Bird” looked pretty angry.

    Welcome back Bobby Booth! I know you didn’t get to make a pass but we were glad to see you dusted off the beautiful ‘ole hot rod and brought her out again! Hopefully we’ll see more of you this season!

    First Round:

    Eric Clark (W) 5.375 at 84 mph (.032 RT)
    David Baldwin (RU) 4.288 at 172 mph (-.086 RT) Red Light

    Not sure if Eric saw his win light on and lifted or if he didn’t make it down the track under power but either way, it was win for the Clark Bros. team.

    Jay Ligon (W) 4.071 at 179 mph (.017 RT)
    Steve Wiley (RU) 4.335 at 130 mph (.016 RT) Best reaction time, Eliminations)

    Wiley’s numbers were better all the way down track until the blower popped but when it mattered most, Jay Ligon’s numbers were good enough for the win.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 3.992 at 177 mph (.090 RT) (Low ET Blown)
    Bob Alexander (RU) 4.149 at 185 mph (.078 RT)

    This was a close race. Gaylen moved over towards the wall but was able to power through for the win. I’m not gonna lie, after the struggles we’ve experienced pretty much all year, this felt like a huge win for us. We were on a nice lap second round qualifying but then shortly after half track we spit the top pulley off.

    Jeff Naiser (W) 5.442 at 89 mph (-.005 RT)
    Brandon Lewis (RU) 6.503 at 76 mph (-.278 RT)

    It looked like Naiser was going to get a competition bye run but then Brandon gets his Blown ’57 fired up in time to make the call only to end his night with a red light. Naiser would have been red as well, but the first or worst rule came into play.

    Semi-Finals:

    Jay Ligon (W) 4.031 at 183 mph (.076 RT)
    Eric Clark (RU) 4.125 at 174 mph (.051 RT)

    Eric had a slight holeshot advantage but was unable to hold off the hard charging Army Truck. Another great side by side race.

    Gaylen Smith (W) 4.060 at 178 mph (.094 RT)
    Jeff Naiser (RU) 4.227 at 170 mph (.018 RT)

    Another great side by side race with Smith getting to the stripe first.

    Finals:

    Jay Ligon (W) 4.052 at 183 mph (.122 RT)
    Gaylen Smith (RU) 13.530 at No mph (.065 RT)

    Gaylen got the jump but as soon as he hit the loud peddle, the top pulley came off again and looked like a game of ping pong bouncing off the front end and inner wall. Ligon was on another consistent run and claims his first TOPMA victory!

    Congratulations to Jay Ligon and the entire U.S. Army Truck team for their well deserved first victory and also to Gaylen Smith and the Texas Bounty Hunter team for their hard fought runner-up finish as well. See y’all at the track in a couple of weeks on August 13th. Let’s everyone put in an order for some cooler temps in August (I can dream, can’t I?)

    Jay_Ligon_WC


  • Points Update after Race 6

    Points update after race 6.

    1 Steve Wiley 301
    2 Bob Alexander 227
    3 Gaylen Smith 219
    4 Eric Clark 184
    5 EJ Hickl 124
    6 Jay Ligon 124
    7 David Baldwin 112
    8 Marc McClaskey 103
    9 Doug Riesterer 91
    10 Chuck Poindexter 82
    11 James Satterwhite 73
    12 Kevin Hargett 71
    13 Wayne Welch 71
    14 Perry Dunn 70
    15 Eddie Roach 58
    16 Bill Doucet 37
    17 Jeff Naiser 36
    18 Spencer Johnson 35
    19 Rodney Parks 22
    20 Doug Morales 22
    21 Alfred Whiteside 11
    22 Harry Crane 11
    23 Brian Heath 11
    24 Dennis Sugrue 11
    25 James Shafer 11
    26 Travis Brandt 11
    27 Shannon Coan 11
    28 Frankie Taylor 10


  • 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