Reader Defeats Wheeler For Street Money Showdown Win
June 8 - Jordan Reader got the win light before he left the starting line as his Street Money final round opponent Fred Wheeler got a little eager and lit the red light in their final round match. Fred's .456 light negated his 10.437 at 66.69 mph run on his 10.38 dial handing the win to Jordan. Jordan took it easy and ran a 7.805 on his 7.65 dial-in to score the Showdown top prize. Matt Consiglio and Howie Smith both drove to semifinal finishes.
Today's event was shortened down to 1/8th as a delayed shipment of VHT traction compound prevented a full track application, but the weather was great and the racers put on a great show. Here's the complete event recap for Sunday's event.
Vince Musolino drove his Ricelli Enterprises backed dragster to his second straight Super Pro win stopping Tim Roberts in a very close final round. Vince held a .528 to .546 reaction time advantage and won with a 4.585 at 147.55 mph on his 4.56 dial, while Tim ran right on his 4.98 dial with a 4.989 at 137.59 mph to grab the runner up honors. Josh Speck lost to Vince in the semi’s while Kris Larsen lost to Tim.
Terry Lee drove his Chevy powered ’89 Mustang to the Pro win when his opponent Mark Dobie in his ’68 Nova fouled. Terry had a .542 light and ran it through to a 6.698 at 96.62 mph run on his 6.72 dial. Mark clicked his car off after missing the green with a .483 foul start. Fred Jacobs was the semifinalist.
Pro MX was also decided by a red light start with Dom Belu on his ’14 Yamaha fouling with a .495 bulb making Bob Salerno on his ’06 Ski-Doo the automatic winner. Bob had a safe .612 light and ran a 6.495 at 100.21 mph on his 6.42 dial, while Dom ran a 6.746 at 108.18 mph on his 6.77 dial. Rick Fies and David Ashby finished as the semifinalists.
Jim Giordano drove his ’70 Duster to the Modified title after yet another red light final round, this time it was Tom Samsel fouling out in his unique Chevy powered Porsche roadster. Tom had a oh-so close .498 bulb and ran a 7.548 at 93.92 mph on his 7.57 dial, while Jim cut a .630 light and took the win with a 6.860 at 101.13 mph run on his 6.80 dial. Kim Rogge continued her deep runs into eliminations with her semifinal finish as did Scott Smith will his semifinal run.
The red lights just kept coming today as the Street Trophy final round was also decided by the nemesis red bulb. John Zachary in his ’10 Camaro was the beneficiary this time after Scott Brosnan moved too soon in his ’69 Dodge. John had a .561 light and ran a 9.724 at 74.34 mph on his 9.77 dial for the win, while Scott had a .452 foul and ran an 8.197 at 84.43 mph on his 8.12 dial-in. Earl Snyder was the semifinalist.
Bike/Sled Trophy saw Sudsy Eastman on his classic style ’00 Ski-doo take the win over Bob Salerno on his ’06 REV style Ski-doo. Sudsy was dialed in at 6.35 and won it with a great .516 reaction time and ran a 6.432 at 96.11 mph. Bob had to settle for the runner up spot with a .592 light and ran a 6.426 at 100.85 mph on his 6.38 dial in. Ryan Orizino was the semifinalist.
Shane Bingel scored his first win in his recently acquired 2010 Halfscale Jr. Dragster defeating Dunham Hall in his ’13 Mike Bos car. Shane was dialed in at 8.90 and was off and running with a great .503 reaction and he won with an 8.993 at 72.90 mph pass. Dunham had a .596 light and had to settle for the runner up spot with a 7.930 at 83.16 mph run on his 7.90 dial. Jazymne Short was the semifinalist.
Sunday, June 15 will feature the Affordable Carpet Street Shootout which has a posted purse of $1,000 to Win! This race is the Street Money Summit Racing E.T. Series points class, not an additional class for the day. Weather forcasts look great and our VHT order has arrived, so game on for Sunday!
By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
|Win||Vince Musolino||'13 American||.528||4.585, 147.55||4.56|
|R-Up||Tim Roberts||Dragster||.546||4.989, 137.59||4.98|
|Win||Terry Lee||'89 Mustang||.542||6.698, 96.62||6.72|
|R-Up||Mark Dobie||'68 Nova||.490||6.93, 78.26||6.44|
|Win||Bob Salerno||'06 Ski-doo||.612||6.495, 100.21||6.42|
|R-Up||Dom Belu||'14 Yamaha||.495||6.746, 108.18||6.77|
|Win||Jordan Reader||'88 Ranger||.637||7.805, 88.25||7.65|
|R-Up||Fred Wheeler||'03 Impala||.456||10.437, 66.69||10.38|
|Win||Jim Giordano||'70 Duster||.630||6.860, 101.13||6.809|
|R-Up||Tom Samsel||'69 Porsche||.498||7.548, 93.92||7.57|
|Win||John Zachary||'10 Camaro||.561||9.724, 74.34||9.77|
|R-Up||Scott Brosnan||'69 Dodge||.452||8.197, 84.43||8.12|
|Win||Sudsy Eastman||'00 Ski-doo||.516||6.432, 96.11||6.35|
|R-Up||Bob Salerno||'06 Ski-doo||.592||6.426, 100.89||6.38|
|Win||Shane Bingel||'10 Halfscale||.503||
|R-Up||Dunham Hall||'13 Mike Bos||.596||7.930, 83.16||7.90|