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Phillips takes first place in Super Pro division at drag strip

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Super Pro winner David Phillips is pictured with Sikeston Drag Strip owner Ray Poirer.
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action.

Trophy Class

1st Place - Mike Brown Dexter, MO DI - 8.90 ET - 8.823 MPH - 79.23 RT - .405

2nd Place - Gib Yates Marble Hill, MO DI - 10.58 ET - 10.673 MPH - 66.86 RT - .487

ET Class

1st Place - Brian Toon Mayfield, KY DI - 6.84 ET - 6.904 MPH - 99.55 RT - .628

2nd Place - Dennis Harty Dudley, MO DI - 6.27 ET - 6.284 MPH - 109.24 RT - .473

The ET Final featured a new face to the Sikeston Drag Strip. Brian Toon raced his way to the final by mowing down the competition in a tough ET Class. However, in the final he met up against a tough driver, Dennis Harty. Dennis was runner up to David Leonard in our Pro Points Championship this year, showing how tough he can be.

As the drivers came up to the line, Brian got just over a half-second spot and cut an ok light.

However, much the same as the Trophy Class, the ET Final ended prematurely as Dennis went red, giving the hired gun Brian Toon the victory. Congratulations to Brian Toon on his ET Class victory.

Pro Class

1st Place - Jim Chandler Blytheville, AR DI - 6.68 ET - 6.695 MPH - 101.55 RT - .557

2nd Place - Keith Hays Paducah, KY DI - 6.52 ET - 6.514 MPH - 104.89 RT - .295

The Pro Class final was actually the final race of the night, as we had more Pro Cars show up than Super Pro cars. The last drivers to make a lap were Jim Chandler and Keith Hays.

Jim has been coming for several years now in his Mopar truck and has had a good amount of success. His opponent, Keith, has won a few races already this season and is a consistent money winner.

This was setting up to be a great final. Jim got a small spot, just over a tenth of a second, over Keith. However, in keeping with the theme from the previous races, this one ended too soon as Keith went deep red, giving the win to Jim. Congratulations to Jim Chandler on his Pro Class victory.

Super Pro Class

1st Place - David Phillips Puxico, MO DI - 5.90 ET - 5.901 MPH - 114.47 RT - .518

2nd Place - Ronnie Egner Mayfield, KY DI - 5.27 ET - 5.284 MPH - 133.96 RT - .522 The Super Pro Class featured two extremely consistent cars and drivers in the class on Saturday night. Ronnie Egner and David Phillips squared off in a final that was bound to be exciting.

Both drivers have had a good deal of success over the years, winning a many races respectively.

David got the spot by just over a half-second and cut a good light. Would we see a race that didn't end in a red light? Indeed we would! Ronnie was unable to better David's light on the starting line, but could he catch him?

At the far end it was too close to call, but David ran only .019 off a perfect run, allowing him to take the victory. What a great race! Congratulations to David Phillips 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. 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