Massel, Cummings lead winners at Mid-Michigan Motorplex

7/29/2012


DIVISION 3
Mid-Michigan Motorplex
Stanton, Mich., July , 2012 

Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central


Sunday

STANTON, Mich. Bruno Massel and Slate Cummings each scored big wins this weekend at Mid-Michigan Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Michigan Sportsman Challenge.

Massel grabbed his fourth win of the year to take over the No. 1 spot nationally in Comp Eliminator with Arnie Martel dropping to the No. 2 spot. Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., drove his '10 Cobalt to a 7.087 second pass at 188.44 mph to defeat Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, and take home the trophy.

Cummings' win over Harold Costello in Stock Eliminator was his third of the year moving him into the points lead in the NHRA South Central Division and into second nationally. Costello had the starting line advantage but it was Cummings by about 18 inches at the strip.

Homestate racer Zack Running followed up his Super Street Shootout presented by Moser Engineering win from Saturday with his second win of the weekend in Super Street. Running, Lapeer, Mich., faced off with Rob Garrabrant, Lancaster, Ohio, clocking in at 10.922, 120.04 mph for the win.

Fellow Michigan runner, Mike Sowards of Clarkston, beat points leader John Scali Jr. in the division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series. Sowards went 175.02 mph in 7.835 seconds after Scali left early with a red-light foul start.

Rick Forish used a 0.007 second reaction time combined with a lap of 6.563 seconds at 201.29 mph to take out Troy Galbraith in the Spritzer Race Cars Top Dragster class while Nick Folk ran right on his 9.70 dial to knock out Dan Olding in Super Stock.

Steve Hoyt, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dave Klomps rounded out the winners at Mid-Michigan Motorplex taking the trophies in Super Comp and Super Gas respectively. Hoyt and Bill Riddle had identical reaction times with Hoyt running closer to the 8.90 index. Klomps recorded four double-oh reaction times in his final four rounds ending with a .003 in the final against Joey Fuesting which proved to be the difference with Fuesting running closer to the dial but Klomps taking the hole-shot win.

North Central Division racers head to Beech Bend Raceway Park for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, August 24-26. Up next for Mid-Michigan is their Huntsville Engine and Performance World Super Pro Challenge this weekend, Aug. 2-5.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Michigan Sportsman Challenge event at Mid-Michigan Motorplex:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.087, 188.44  def.
Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, '10 Cobalt, C/SM, 8.297, 161.92.

SUPER STOCK
Nick Folk, Durand, Ill., '04 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.706, 131.57  def.
Dan Olding, Hartland, Mich., '99 Monte Carlo, GT/KA, 11.135, 120.87.

STOCK ELIMINATOR
Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '99 Firebird, B/SA, 10.287, 125.64  def.
Harold Costello, Rochester, Ind., '00 Firebird, A/SA, 10.272,
129.27.

SUPER COMP
Steve Hoyt, Ft. Wayne, Ind., dragster, 8.937, 180.94  def.
Bill Riddle, Fowlerville, Mich., dragster, 8.981, 162.54.

SUPER GAS
Dave Klomps, Brucefield, Ont., '02 Corvette, 9.923, 156.98  def.
Joey Fuesting, Waukegan, Ill., '68 Camaro, 9.908, 155.38.

SUPER STREET
Zack Running, Lapeer, Mich., '87 Firebird, 10.922, 120.04  def.
Rob Garrabrant, Lancaster, Ohio, '68 Nova, 10.930, 128.53.

TOP DRAGSTER
Rick Forish, New Palestine, Ind., dragster, 6.563, 201.29  def.
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, 6.726, 198.45.

TOP SPORTSMAN
Mike Sowards, Clarkston, Mich., '90 Beretta, 7.835, 175.02  def.
John Scali Jr., Chicago, Ill., '67 Camaro, foul.


Saturday

STANTON, Mich. - NHRA North Central division racers converged on Mid-Michigan Motorplex today for the Michigan NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Challenge.  The event is the fifth of six events that run through the end of August where competitors will earn points toward both national and divisional championships.

Racers in eight different classes, including the series' Comp Eliminator, Spitzer Top Dragsters and Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman made qualifying and time runs today with eliminations in all classes scheduled for Sunday.  Gates open Sunday at 8 a.m. and racing is set to begin at 9 a.m. Comp, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster run round 1 of eliminations at noon.  

Tickets are $25 on Sunday for adults, children 6-12 are just $5 and kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.  For more information please call Mid-Michigan Motorplex, (989) 762-5043, or visit www.midmichmotorplex.com.

The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Michigan NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Challenge:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
1) Greg Kamplain, Brownsburg, Ind., dragster, B/ED, 6.886 seconds, -0.594 (under index)
2) Jason Coan, Kokomo, Ind., dragster, G/EA, 8.204, -0.556
3) Chuck Haubiel, Gahanna, Ohio, '10 Cobalt, C/SM, 8.213, -0.547
4) Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., dragster, D/D, 7.244, -0.546
5) Scott Chamness, Kankakee, Ill., dragster, B/D, 6.705, -0.535
6) Steve Ambrose, Woodhaven, Mich., '23 roadster, J/AA, 7.858, -0.532
7) Rick Brown, Lebanon, Ohio, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.264, -0.516
8) David Billingsley, Decatur, Ill., '93 Cutlass, L/AA, 8.827, -0.513
9) Bruno Massel, Woodbridge, Ill., '10 Cobalt, DD/AT, 7.163, -0.507
10) Robert Bailey, Wabash, Ind., dragster, A/ED, 6.666, -0.494

TOP DRAGSTER
1) George Rayner, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 6.758 seconds, 198.06 mph
2) Rick Ball, Sanguenet, Alb., dragster, 6.931, 197.59
3) Wally Stelmach, Winnipeg, Manit., dragster, 7.028, 193.79
4) Geordie Castle, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 7.188, 190.08
5) Peter Saruga, Ft. McMurray, Alb., dragster, 7.207, 171.69
6) Jason Padd, Chestermere, Alb., dragster, 7.232, 187.26
7) Tom McAvoy, Edmonton, Alb., dragster, 7.346, 183.84
8) Jack Hubler, Ardrossan, Alb., dragster, 7.392, 186.74
9) Mike Shannon, Kelowna, B.C., dragster, 7.467, 170.79
10) Andy Scheu, Calgary, Alb., dragster, 7.520, 173.70

TOP SPORTSMAN
1) Tim Molnar, Seville, Ohio, '02 Grand Am, 6.859 seconds, 202.24 mph
2) John Scali Jr., Chicago, Ill., '67 Camaro, 6.863, 198.45
3) Andy Horne, Delaware, Ohio, '10 Mustang, 6.928, 201.79
4) Curt Fredrich, Burlington, Wis., '68 Camaro, 6.944, 201.11
5) Richard Motycka, Kalamazoo, Mich., '96 Thunderbird, 7.072, 195.14
6) Jeff Sexton, Fairborn, Ohio, '03 Cavalier, 7.093, 194.88
7) Ken Langlois, Milan, Mich., '63 Corvette, 7.180, 192.51
8) Bruce Barth, Pinckney, Mich., '02 Grand Am, 7.433, 182.22
9) Justin Sowders, Louisville, Ky., '92 Trans Am, 7.485, 184.27
10) Rob Meservier, Thunder Bay, Ont., '68 Chevelle, 7.505, 185.14

SUPER STOCK
1) Rob Blair, Dewinton, Alb., '10 Mustang, SS/BA, 9.239 seconds, -1.231 (under index)
2) Tom Nolan, Lacombe, Alb., '09 G5, GT/BA, 9.676, -1.154
3) Mike Pruss, Red Deer, Alb., '01 Firebird, SS/HA, 10.095, -1.095
4) Art Congdon, Calgary, Alb., '91 Calais, GT/DA, 10.011, -1.069
5) Rick Paton, Edmonton, Alb., '02 Camaro, SS/AS, 9.135, -1.025
6) Sheldon Erfle, Saskatoon, Sask., '96 Achieva, GT/FA, 10.458, -0.932
7) Burke Taylor, Spruce Grove, Alb., '96 Camaro, GT/FA, 10.478, -0.912
8) Orley Neuert, Red Deer, Alb., '02 Firebird, GT/CA, 10.163, -0.817
9) Jared Erichsen, Calgary, Alb., '67 Camaro, SS/IA, 10.557, -0.733
10) Norman Lapointe, Sherwood Park, Alb., '08 Cobalt, GT/AA, 9.967, -0.703

STOCK ELIMINATOR
1) Bob Lloyd, Whitmore Lake, Mich., '89 Dodge, BF/S, 13.523 seconds, -1.127 (under index)
2) Chris Holbrook, Livonia, Mich., '12 Mustang, BB/SA, 9.213, -1.087
3) Charles Downing, Britton, Mich., '96 Corvette, H/S, 10.923, -1.077
4) Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '69 Camaro, A/SA, 9.992, -1.008
5) Slate Cummings, Hammond, La., '99 Firebird, B/SA, 10.268, -0.982
6) Dave Edwards, Washington C.H., Ohio, '94 Camaro, C/SA, 10.436, -0.964
7) Robert Dean, Evans City, Pa., '94 Camaro, C/SA, 10.443, -0.957
8) Drew Skillman, Greenwood, Ind., '12 Mustang, AA/SA, 9.107, -0.893
9) Greg Hill, Louisville, Ky., '71 Camaro, E/SA, 10.809, -0.891
10) Andrew Hill, Lousiville, Ky., '70 Camaro, D/SA, 10.693, -0.857

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Michigan NHRA Lucas
Oil Sportsman Challenge:

SUPER COMP SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Ron Finney, Greenwood, Ind., '32 Bantam, 8.901, 150.93  def.
Troy Galbraith, Indianapolis, Ind., dragster, 8.913, 163.69.

SUPER GAS SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Pat Martin, London, Ohio, '27 roadster, 9.952, 160.11  def.
Alan Bush, Erie, Ill., '77 Nova, 9.889, 162.13.

SUPER STREET SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY MOSER ENGINEERING
Zack Running, Lapeer, Mich., '87 Firebird, 10.904, 119.49  def.
Joey Shipp, Whiteland, Ind., '68 Camaro, 10.906, 144.76.


Preview

STANTON, Mich. -- The Michigan NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Challenge returns to Mid-Michigan Motorplex for the fifth event in the North Central Division on July 28-29. The event is one of 43 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event

Gates at Mid-Michigan Motorplex open at 8 a.m. both days.  Qualifying and time trials will run Saturday starting at 10 a.m.  Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator will have three qualify runs on Saturday at noon, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.  Eliminations for all classes start Sunday at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Mid-Michigan Motorplex are $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday.  Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Mid-Michigan Motorplex is located 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids at 2589 N. Wyman Road.  For more information call the track, (989) 762-5043, or visit the web site at www.MidMichMotorplex.com.

MICHIGAN NHRA LUCAS OIL SPORTSMAN CHALLENGE: Fact Sheet

WHAT: Michigan NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Challenge the fifth of six events in North Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

WHERE: Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Mich. Track is located 50 miles Northeast of Grand Rapids at 2589 N. Wyman Rd., off M-66.

WHEN: Saturday through Sunday, July 28-29, 2012

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, July 28 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 10 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator will each have three qualifying sessions starting at noon, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 29 - Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. Round 1 for Comp, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster begin at noon.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS - $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday. Children 6 to 12 years old are $5 each day and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information please call Mid-Michigan Motorplex, (989) 762-5043, or visit www.MidMichMotorplex.com.

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Chuck Haubiel, Comp Eliminator; Brad Zaskowski, Super Stock; Anatol Denysenkp, Stock Eliminator; Steve Mikus, Super Comp; Rob Moser, Super Gas; Michelle Walker, Super Street; Andy Horne, Top Sportsman; Jim Prevo, Top Dragster

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND
: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2012 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2012 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division's team will share $20,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2012 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

DRAW/RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering: The top 8 qualifiers in Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street compete in special Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering that benefit DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) and RFC (Racers For Christ). Qualifying and eliminations take place on Friday.

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR BONUS: A $4,000 per event non-contingent round money bonus is awarded to Competition qualifiers by the following companies: Browell Bellhousing, Bruno's Converter Drive Unit, Bullet Racing Cams, Butner Auto Sales, Coan Engineering, C Tech Aluminum Cabinets, Indy Gear, Jenkins Competition, Liberty's Gears, Miller, Goodyear - Competition Tire West, and Stratton Chevrolet. Plus a year-end Miller/JEGS Competition Eliminator Shootout.

SPITZER RACE CARS TOP DRAGSTER CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster class are vying for division championships and a share in the $3,200 event purse as well as points leading to a divisional championship. Top Dragster racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil events as well as the NHRA Jegs Northern SPORTSnationals. Points may also be earned at other NHRA division Top Sportsman series events.

BRODIX / STEVE SCHMIDT TOP SPORTSMAN CLASS: Run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Series, competitors in the Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Class are vying for division championships and a share in the $4,400 event purse plus contingency awards as well as points leading to a divisional championship and a year-end purse of $4,500. Top Sportsman racers may earn points at the six North Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events as well as the NHRA Jegs Northern SPORTSnationals and the NHRA Doorslammer National Open. Points may also be earned at other NHRA out-of-division Top Sportsman series events.

MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT: Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in a new sportsman shootout program sponsored by Moser Engineering. Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout qualifying points will be earned by competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at each North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2012 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals with a posted purse of $15,000, with the winner taking home up to $5,000.

 


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