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
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.
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.
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.