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Hills captures Super Pro at drag strip

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pictured are Super Pro Winner Linden Hills and track owner Ray Poirer.
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action.

Junior Dragster Class

1st Place - Dylan Kick Pocahontas, AR DI - 10.30 ET - 10.316 MPH - 59.51 RT - .643

2nd Place - Ryan Armer Kevil, KY DI - 12.60 ET - 12.510 MPH - 51.55 RT - .681

On Saturday night, the Junior Dragster class had a much bigger field than it had seen in the previous weeks, which only meant that the future superstars of drag racing would be able to race farther into the night.

After eliminations started and the youngsters began taking each other out, only Dylan Kick and Ryan Armer were left. These guys were two of the younger ones in the class, with Dylan being 9 years old, and Ryan being 8. In the final race, Dylan gave up over two seconds of spot to Ryan.

When the lights had come down for both sides, Dylan was able to come away with the better light. At the far end, Ryan was ahead, but he went too fast, breaking out by almost a tenth of a second, which allowed Dylan to get the win light. Congratulations to Dylan Kick on his Junior Dragster victory.

Trophy Class

1st Place - Jake Overstreet LaCenter, KY DI - 11.84 ET - 11.880 MPH - 60.24 RT - .613

2nd Place - Phillip Pearson Hard Money, KY DI - 10.79 ET -10.838 MPH - 61.81 RT - .606

After a break from the Trophy Class, Jake Overstreet raced his way back into a final in the class. His opponent was another Kentucky native, Phillip Pearson, who was out to win a trophy. At the starting line, Jake had the advantage by just over a second. Phillip was able to better Jake's light, but only by a small margin. It was a close one at the far end, with the race looking to go either way. When the win light came on, it went to Jake. Congratulations to Jake Overstreet on his Trophy Class victory.

ET Class

1st Place - Larry Layton Dexter, MO DI - 7.97 ET - 7.986 MPH - 86.70 RT - .544

2nd Place - Dieter Woolard Poplar Bluff, MO DI - 6.22 ET - 6.201 MPH - 108.90 RT - .457

With only one race remaining in the points season, Larry Layton was looking to add enough cushion to secure the number one spot. On Saturday, he was able to accomplish just that.

He raced his way into the final, and with the number two man in points, Ronnie Overstreet, bowing out fairly early in the race. Standing in Larry's way in the final was Dieter Woolard.

For most of the season, Dieter has been trying to line his car out to get it running how he was hoping for. He has found the right combination and was able to take his ride into the final. Larry left first by over a second and a half, cutting a good light in the process.

Dieter, hoping to cut the light on Larry, went red, ending the race before it was able to get underway. With this, Larry was able to secure his number one spot in the ET points. Congratulations to Larry Layton on his ET Class victory.

Pro Class

1st Place -David Leonard Sikeston, MO DI - 6.91 ET - 6.914 MPH - 97.00 RT - .609

2nd Place - Randy Robertson Benton, MO DI - 7.07 ET - 7.123 MPH - 95.58 RT - .560

The Pro Points leader and eventual champion David Leonard raced his way into yet another Pro final this season, putting an even bigger gap between him and the rest of the Pro field.

Standing in his way Saturday night, was Randy Robertson. These two met in a Pro final earlier this season, in which David was the victor. This weekend, Randy was out for revenge. Both cars were dialed fairly close, only a small margin separated the cars. Randy had the better light and jumped out to a good lead.

However, his far fell off of the dial in, with David running on his dial-in, lead to David winning the race and claiming the Pro Points Championship. Congratulations to David Leonard on his Pro Class victory.

Super Pro Class

1st Place - Linden Hills Fremont, MO DI - 5.26 ET - 5.272 MPH - 129.72 RT - .511

2nd Place - Mike Devine Paducah, KY DI - 7.01 ET - 7.021 MPH - 96.19 RT - .535

The final in Super Pro had an effect on the outcome of the Super Pro points. With points leader Mark Buttrum going out earlier in the night and second place racer Linden Hills in the finals, the last points race will determine who will walk away with the Points Championship. In the final, Linden squared off against Mike Devine, a very tough racer from Paducah, Ky.

Mike had the spot by close to two seconds and cut a good light. However, Linden was able to better Mike's light and was able to catch him at the far end to take the victory. With this win, Linden pulled close to Mark Buttrum, making this a very close points race. Congratulations to Linden Hills on his Super Pro Class victory.

Thanks to all that came out to race and watch at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Don't forget, Test n Tune is now on Friday nights from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is just ONE points races left this season, as we are about to wrap things up in all three of our points classes. Congratulations to all of our winners from this week and we hope to see you all next week at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Don't forget to find us on the web at http://www.sikestondragstrip.net